Famagusta

Famagusta

Things to do - general

The Famagusta District features the areas of Agia Napa, Protaras and Cape Greko. This Famagusta area is famous for some of the most fabulous white sand beaches which Cyprus is known for. Therefore if you prefer to relax in the sun on the golden beach, swim in the crystal clear water or if you want to spend your time with various forms of water sports, then this area is the best option for you!

Cyprus Holiday Villas and Apartments in the District of Famagusta

We have stunning villas in most areas ranging from Protaras, Cape Greko, Agia Napa and Nissi Beach. Take a look and pick your favorite!

Culture and History

Once sleepy fishing villages, the main cities Ayia Napa and Protaras offers cultural sights besides from the stunning beaches and clear waters.

Places worth visiting in the District of Famagusta

Agia Napa Monastery

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This charming medieval monastery dedicated to ''Our Lady of the Forests'' stands in the middle of the village of Agia Napa surrounded by a high wall. Both the village and the monastery take their name from the ancient Greek word for wooded valley "Napa"– a reference to the morphology of the area in the past. Built like a medieval castle around 1500 AD, Agia Napa Monastery is the best known landmark of the village as well of the surrounding area. The monastery is partly built underground and cut into the rock.

The ancient sycamore tree in front of the south gate is believed to be over 600 years old.

The monastery was restored in 1950 and in 1978 became an Ecumenical Conference Centre serving churches in Cyprus and the Middle East. A new church built in 1994 south west of the monastery is also dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Macronissos Tombs

The site consists of 19 rock - cut tombs, a small sanctuary and an ancient quarry situated west of Agia Napa in the Macronissos area. The targets of illegal digging, the tombs were badly looted over the years.

Archaeologists believe the dead were placed in clay sarcophagi that were originally covered with three flat tiles. The tombs had a rectangular entrance originally closed with one or two slabs. Most of the chambers are almost identical with a rectangular trench in the middle and three benches at the side.

The tombs were used during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Pyres were found on the surface, characteristic of Greek burial customs. The sanctuary is a simple rectangular enclosure, made of large irregular blocks.

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Holiday Apartment Nissi Elena (Ref. 2304)

Holiday Apartment Nissi Elena (Ref. 2304)

Bedrooms: 2, Bathrooms: 1, Double Beds: 1, Single Beds:2, Sleeps 4, Beach: 350 m, Amenities: 200 m, Wifi, Ayia Napa Holiday Guide
Price from 43
The Nissi Elena apartment is located in the heart of Ayia Napa within walking distance from the popu More info
Holiday Villa Althea Kalamies (Ref. 2308)

Holiday Villa Althea Kalamies (Ref. 2308)

Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2, Double Beds: 1, Single Beds: 4, Sleeps 6, Beach: 50 m, Amenities: 100 m, Sea View, Wifi, Luxury, Protaras
Price from 354
Early Booking Discount: Bookings placed before 30 Apr 2016 for holidays in 2016 discounted by Up to More info
Holiday Villa Althea Kalamies (Ref. 2309)

Holiday Villa Althea Kalamies (Ref. 2309)

Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 3, Double Beds: 1, Single Beds: 6, Sleeps 8, Beach: 50 m, Amenities: 100 m, Sea View, Wifi, Luxury, Protaras
Price from 527
Early Booking Discount Bookings placed before 30 Apr 2016 for holidays in 2016 discounted by Up to 2 More info
Holiday Villa Amelie (Ref. 2301)

Holiday Villa Amelie (Ref. 2301)

Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 3, Double Beds: 2, Single Beds: 2, Sleeps 7, Beach: 300m, Amenities: 500m, Luxury, Wi-Fi, Cape Greko
Price from 123
Amelie House is a modern 3 bedroom villa located only 300 m from the beach at Konnos Bay in the area More info
Holiday Villa Andriana (Ref. 2312)

Holiday Villa Andriana (Ref. 2312)

Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 3, Double Beds: 2, Single Beds: 4, Sleeps: 8, Beach: 500 m, Amenities: 400 m, Wifi, Luxury, Cape Greko
Price from 230
Villa Andriana is a 4 bedroom villa built over three levels and is located in a peaceful area within More info
Holiday Villa Demetra (Ref. 2305)

Holiday Villa Demetra (Ref. 2305)

Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 3, Double Beds: 3, Single Beds: 2, Sleeps: 8, Beach: 600 m, Amenities: 650 m, Wifi, Luxury, Cape Greko
Price from 230
This 4 bedroom villa is built over three levels and is located in a peaceful area within walking dis More info
Holiday Villa Nissi Beach 1 (Ref. 2310)

Holiday Villa Nissi Beach 1 (Ref. 2310)

Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 3, Double Beds: 2, Single Beds: 4, Sleeps 8, Beach: 850 m, Amenities: 300 m, Sea View, Wifi, Luxury, Ayia Napa Holiday Guide9 / 10
Price from 142
Villa Nissi Beach 1 is a 4 bedroom villa located on a small private road in the area of Ayia Napa. T More info
Holiday Villa Nissi Beach 2 (Ref. 2311)

Holiday Villa Nissi Beach 2 (Ref. 2311)

Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 3, Double Beds: 4, Sleeps 9, Beach: 850 m, Amenities: 300 m,Wifi, Luxury, Ayia Napa Holiday Guide10 / 10
Price from 150
Villa Nissi Beach 2 is a 4 bedroom villa located on a small private road in the area of Ayia Napa. T More info
Holiday Villa Panorama Luxury (Ref. 2306)

Holiday Villa Panorama Luxury (Ref. 2306)

Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2, Double Beds: 2, Single Beds: 2, Sleeps 8, Beach: 3.6 km, Amenities: 3.7 km, Sea View, Wifi, Luxury, Protaras
Price from 184
Villa Panorama Luxury is a luxurious 3 bedroom villa located on a hilltop offering breathtaking pano More info
Holiday Villa Paradise Hill (Ref. 2307)

Holiday Villa Paradise Hill (Ref. 2307)

Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 3, Double Beds: 2, Single Beds: 4, Sleeps 8, Beach: 1.4 km, Amenities: 1.0 km, Sea View, Wifi, Luxury, Protaras
Price from 155
This villa is located in a stunning location; a peaceful and private spot yet only 2 kilometres from More info

Beaches and Waterparks

Konnos beach- Blue Flag

Situated 4 kilometres east of Ayia Napa on the road between Cape Greco and Protaras, Konnos is the last beach delineating the boundaries between Ayia Napa and Paralimni. One of the most picturesque beaches on the island, it is well sheltered from heavy winds and has practically no waves at all. Water sports, sun bed and umbrella hire are available on site. There are restaurants and convenience stores nearby while lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment from 10am to 6pm during the bathing season.

Nissi beach- Blue Flag

Ayia Napa has some of the best beaches in Europe, maybe the best. Nissi Beach is located 2 kilometres west of Ayia Napa and attracts thousands of tourists every year. This 600 metres long 40 metres wide beach is covered with fine golden sand. It is well sheltered from the wind and has calm waters. Water sports, sun bed and umbrella hire are available on site. There is also a diving school nearby. Lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment from 10am to 6pm during the bathing season.

Agia Thekla Beach- Blue Flag

Located 3 kilometres west of the centre of Ayia Napa, Agia Thekla is a small beach named after a tiny old church situated nearby. Seas are calm and if you seek for a quiet place to sunbathe this is the place for you. Lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment from 10am to 6pm during the bathing season. Beach and water sports facilities are also available while a convenience store is located close by. The beach is within walking distance from the main road leading to Ayia Napa and is accessible by car, motorbike and bicycle as well as on foot.

Grecian Bay Beach

The main beach in Ayia Napa and the one closest to the town centre is Grecian Bay. It is made up of a long stretch of fine white sands which spreads from the harbour Eastwards towards the Ayia Napa Sea Caves. The sand gently shelves into the sea making it safe and popular for families with children. At the beach, there are several restaurants, kiosks and snack bars, where you can enjoy lunch or refreshments. Lifeguards and watersports are also available at this beach.

Waterworld

Located on the outskirts of Ayia Napa, Waterworld was the first waterpark to open in Cyprus. The theme is Ancient Greece, with every one of its 20 attractions depicting a Greek mythological tale. New rides are added each year, so don't be surprised if you find more than you expected! After the huge success of Drop To Atlantis, the Aeolos Whirlpool was introduced to much acclaim.

Also popular are the transparent Phaethon's Flume and Fall Of Icarus, the unique boomerang ride. For the adrenalin junkie, the high-thrill kamikaze slides are not to be missed; for the less adventurous, the Lazy River offers relaxation for all the family. Toddlers aren't left out either, as both the Trojan Adventure and Pegasus Pool will keep them entertained for hours.