Paralimni is a coastal municipality situated in the south eastern part of Cyprus and is the largest community in the Famagusta district. Paralimni has a rich history dating back to Neolithic and Hellenistic/Roman times. Eolith findings in the area of Nissia date from the 7th millenium B.C. and a radial cave with tombs, bones and amphorae recently discovered in Protaras, appears to belong to the Hellenistic or Roman period. It became a municipality in 1986 after a popular referendum. According to the last population census of 2001 the town had a population of 11,091 but due to the vast inflow of foreign residents and tourists this number has increasingly grown. Economy is mainly based on tourism, services, the business sector and agriculture. Paralimni has completed twinning projects, is currently involved as a partner in a European project for e-governance and has applied as a co-partner for other projects relating to tourism, culture, research, and environment. Our municipality is known as the land of windmills and as a beautiful tourist resort. Paralimni is member to the Covenant of Mayors (www.eumayors.eu) and ISLE-PACT (www.islepact.eu), as well as to the E.G.T.C Amphictyony network (www.amphictyony.gr). We are interested in new partnerships as well as participating in projects on the following themes: tourism, culture, research, e-government, environment, intelligent energy.
Possible themes for cooperation
Annual activities: Tradition Festival, Water Festival, Easter Events
Points of interest: Protaras with the sandy beaches, Profitis Ilias on a hill, the Traditional House which exhibits traditional objects from the 19th and 20th centuries, Ayia Anna Church of byzantine architecture in the centre of Paralimni, Ayia Triada and Ayios Nikolaos harbours, the 4km coastal pedestrian route, the unique nature trails