Golden sandy beaches abound on the eastern coast of Cyprus, in the free part of the Ammochostos (Famagusta) area. The popular holiday resort of Agia Napa, once a sleepy fishing village, buzzes with life being a true paradise for lovers of the sea, water sports and nightlife.The night life and clubs are a major attraction for all age groups, while the many restaurants offer both local delicacies and international cuisine. Some of the most renowned beaches are Nissi Beach, Makronissos Beach and Kryo Nero (Harbour) Beach. One can also visit the south-eastern tip of the region (Cape Gkreko) with its secluded coves, impressive cliff top views and sea caves. But there is more to the area. Inland one can also admire a number of Byzantine and Frankish monuments and museums. The magical landscape was an inspiration to Greek Nobel poet laureate, George Seferis. The region is the main potato producing area on the island and is known as Kokkinochoria, meaning “red soil villages”, thanks to the fertile red earth in which they are grown. The villages of this area are equally renowned for their folk poets and traditional song performers, who are regarded as the most inspired on the island.

Main places of interest: Monastery of Agia Napa Thalassa Marine Museum Cape Gkreko National Park Sea Caves Potamos fishing shelter Liopetri village

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Cyprus is the warmest island in the Mediterranean. The mean daily temperature in July and August ranges between 29°C on the central plain to 22°C on the Troodos mountains, while the average maximum temperature for these months ranges between 36°C and 27°C respectively. Winters are mild. The island, on average, enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine every year, and the rainy season is confined to the period between November and March. Snow occurs rarely in the lowland and on the northern range of Keryneia but falls every winter on ground above 1.000 metres on the Troodos Range, usually occurring by the first week in December and ending by the middle of April.

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