Tourism: Out & About

Tourist Office Cyprus Tourism Organisation (HQ)

Tel: +357 22 6911 00, E-Mail: cytour@cto.org.cy, www.visitcyprus.com

The nearest Tourist Office is in Protaras along the main road from Pernera to Protaras:

Leoforos Protara, Kavo Gkreko 356, CY 5296 Protaras, Paralimni

Tel: +357 23 83 28 65
Archaeological Sites The following map shows some of the major archaeological sites in Cyprus:

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Museums Cyprus’ 10,000 year old history has brought up innumerable finds over the years, so much so that it is said if you scratch the soil anywhere on the island you are bound to unearth a relic from the past!

All the island’s main cities have an archaeological museum to house the regional findings, with pride of place taken by the main archaeological museum in the capital, Lefkosia.

  Museum's to visit in Larnaca:

av Agios Lazaros Byzantine Museum
Exhibits significant religious icons, artefacts and relics
  av Larnaca Town Museum
Exhibits of the long history of the town
av Larnaca District Archaeological Museum
Exhibits from the main archaeological sites of the area
  av Pierides - Tornaritis Palaeontology Museum
Houses a unique collection of fossils
av Larnaca Municipal Museum of Natural History
Large collection fo flora and fauna on the island
  av The Pierides Foundation Archaeological Museum
A rich cultural collection
Anita’s Viewpoint Anita's Viewpoint is situated on the border separating Dherynia from Famagusta. One of the closest houses to the Turkish occupied area. Here you can see Famagusta, the Ghost Town of Cyprus, with its neglected hotels, residential homes and its destroyed lemon trees and farmland. You can also see in the distance the beautiful bay of Famagusta and the mountain range of Pentathaktilos.
Cape Greko
National Park
Cape Greko is a national forest park and the picturesque headland that juts out from between Ayia Napa and Protaras. The views are amazing and it has to be one of the best places to watch the sun set over the Mediterranean. As you sit and gaze over the bay, lizards perch on nearby rocks and flowers are strewn over the landscape. It offers a wide range of activities including cycling, riding, climbing, air sports, hiking and bird spotting.
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In Larnaca Bay lies an incredible sight, an underwater wreck of mass proportions and a diver’s dream. Forty two metres down rests the 172m long MV Zenobia, a ferry that sank in 1980 with her full cargo. It is considered one of the top ten dives in the world.
Monasteries
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In the towns near Protaras, Ayia Napa and Paralimni there are many monasteries to visit. The Ayia Napa Monastery was constructed like a medieval castle. In Protaras there is the little church of Prophet Elias up on a hill 100 metres high. Climb the 300 steps and wonder at the breath-taking panoramic view of Protaras. Visit the tiny church of Prophet Elias while there.