The Famagusta area of Cyprus is a fascinating place to visit and a wonderful place to live. Steeped in history, you’ll discover so many unspoilt relics of ancient times, it’s like stepping into the past, but there are also plenty of modern day attractions to visit that will keep the whole family entertained. Here are 5 great things to see and do next time you’re in Famagusta...
Be at one with nature at Cape Greco National Park
Autumn is a beautiful time to get out and at this time of year the weather is perfect for walking. Head to the Cape Greco National Park and choose one of the many nature trails. You’ll be rewarded with some breath-taking views as you follow the twists and turns with surprises around every corner. You can take the trails at your own pace, and you’ll find benches along the way to stop and soak up the scenery.
Go back in time at the Medieval Festival
If you’re in Famagusta any time between the 12th and 19th of October then a visit to the Medieval International Ayia Napa Festival is a must. This popular festival has been held at the Ayia Napa Monastery since 2006 and it’s free to get in. It’s a fascinating festival, you’ll learn a lot but you’ll have loads of fun too. You can enjoy plays and street theatre, and there will be music concerts and dance shows, showcasing the talents of traditional artists from all over Europe. You can learn a medieval skill such as basket making or pottery at one of the workshops, and sample some medieval cuisine at the food market.
Chill out at Nissi Beach
Embrace the slower pace of life that encompasses Cyprus and spend a relaxing day at Nissi Beach. With fine golden sand and crystal clear waters, it’s such a tranquil piece of paradise. The waters are shallow and the beach is very well sheltered making it a safe place to take a dip in the sea. It’s a great family beach with all the amenities you may need including some fabulous bars and restaurants so you won’t have to go far if you fancy a drink or a bite to eat.
Cool off at Waterworld waterpark
The weather can certainly get hot in Cyprus, so why not take a trip to Waterworld waterpark in Ayia Napa for the ultimate way to cool down. This ancient Greek themed water park is one of the best in the world and you’ll find a wide range of slides and rides here so whether you prefer to take it easy on the Odyssey river ride, or want the high adrenaline thrills of the Drop to Atlantis and The Fall of Icarus, there’s something for everyone here. The kids will certainly love it and all ages are well catered for.
Take in the views from the Profitis Elias Chapel
There are many beautiful churches and chapels in Cyprus and they are all well worth visiting, but you can’t beat the view from the Profitis Elias Chapel in Protaras. To get to it you have to climb 156 steps that are rather steep, but from the top you’ll realise it was well worth the effort as the views will take your breath away. You can see across the whole of Protaras and over the ocean too.