The largest municipality in the Famagusta district is Paralimni and serves as the hub of the region's social, cultural, and economic life. In 1986 it became a municipality. It is located south-westerly in Cyprus and its name was inspired by the seasonal lake that fills with water every winter and is situated in the west part of Paralimni. The lake is being primarily utilized for agricultural purposes, but is also a part of the NATURA 2000 Network's protected habitats. Paralimni mixes the benefits of rural villages with modern town services and has a strong cultural history.
The town and its beachfront community of Protaras continue to welcome visitors of all ages who come to this region of Cyprus specifically for its distinctive beaches and the villages that undoubtedly truly amaze with their individuality. Numerous smaller and larger churches can be found in the heart of Paralimni, but the Byzantine church of Agia Anna stands out.
Paralimni is now a small-sized, wealthy, and successful city with a very high standard of living for its citizens. While strolling through Paralimni, one will pass by of numerous stores, leisure centers, cafes, churches and chapels. The stately center of Paralimni, which has been developed, hosts inside new smaller squares, a park, cafes and modern shops.
Using greenhouses and windmills, the town was gradually developing its agricultural industry until, in 1960, when Cyprus gained its independence, the community began to see rapid economic growth. The population of Paralimni is constantly growing, and the quality of life continues to improve day by day. Currently Paralimni has 11,836 residents (World Population Review). Luxury goods and houses are now being seen in Paralimni. The formerly underdeveloped rural settlement has transformed into a prosperous town with little to envy from the conveniences of a big city.
Following the catastrophes it saw in 1974 during the Turkish invasion, Paralimni only started to enjoy the natural beauty of its coastline region around 1978. The well-known region is a huge area with an amazing natural setting that blends the clean sea together with the lovely landscape. This is how Paralimni's tourism industry got started, and it went on to become a major attraction and one of the most sought-after vacation spots for both domestic and international travelers who flock to the region every year. People who live here are lucky enough to enjoy daily the Cape Greco sunrise, which is the first in all of Europe.
The monument to the hero Major General Tassos Markos, to the Paralimnitissa mother, to those who died during the struggle for unification, to the missing heroes and those who fell during the Turkish invasion in 1974 are just a few of the attractions in Paralimni. Even while the settlement still has many aspects of the traditional village, it has everything what any other modern community on the island does. There are some of Cyprus' most advanced tourism-related businesses as well as three secondary schools and four elementary schools with kindergartens.
In Paralimni one can find a lot of luxury seafront villas and apartments, but also houses throughout the town that are perfect for families or individuals who want to enjoy all the conveniences, along with the beautiful nature and beaches that the town has to offer. Property buyers can choose to call Paralimni their forever home or take advantage of the high returns from vacation rentals.
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Paralimni is truly a gem in the Famagusta district and provides everything you may need to live a healthy and cozy lifestyle next to the island’s most fascinating beaches.