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    by grayfo Written Mar 18, 2013

    St George is the patent saint of Paralimni and this one of two to bear the saints name and was built in 1965.

    June 1997

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    by grayfo Written Mar 11, 2013

    St George is the patent saint of Paralimni and this one of two to bear the saints name and was built in 19th Century.

    June 1997

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    by grayfo Updated Feb 27, 2013

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    The most interesting church in the town is the oldest, with parts dating back to the 13th century. The church which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary is open to the public and now serves as a museum. Inside it is decorated with unusual 18th century porcelain plates, religious robes and some old photos and portraits.

    June 1997

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  • by p1960a Updated Mar 25, 2012

    Althouhg we stayed in Agia Napa, which is 10km away from this bakery, every day for ten days we visited this shop for its delicious snacks! excellent croissants, traditional pies and perfect desserts! fresh and the most delicious bread ever tasted!

    Favorite Dish: try their traditional pies such as pumpkin-pie and tahini-pie! never forget them!
    the best tarts ever eaten! bread with yeast is exceptional!!

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    by cheekymarieh Updated Dec 15, 2002

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    George did quite a lot of research when he was selecting his wine list. They are not your everyday wines that you will find on the island.

    Favorite Dish: There is a varied menu in the restaurant catering for everyone. There are plenty of vegetarian dishes too.
    They do excellent, huge pork chops which really are good value for money.

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    by cheekymarieh Updated Dec 15, 2002

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    A traditional tavern with authentic Cyrpiot hospitality. If you are lucky you will pass the night away with an impromptu quiz, Greek music and entertainment from your host the former Cypriot wrestling champion Marcos El Greco.

    Basic, outdoor tavern where you go for the food, wine and entertainment rather than expensive decor.

    Favorite Dish: This is the home of the best red wine on the island! It is a little stronger than you usual shop bought wine so be warned.

    Of course I also go for the fine food:

    Garlic bread as a starter.

    Mousakka is a must for the main course along with the salad.

    Pancakes with strawberries, and icecream sprinkled with coconut and sauce are the ideal way to end the meal if you have enough room.

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Paralimni Nightlife

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    by cheekymarieh Written Dec 15, 2002

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    The bouzouki club is at its best from about 2am on a Sunday morning. You will find many of the locals there showing their dancing talents. This is a chance to see the real culture of the island.

    You will also discover that Greek dancing isn't just to the tune of Zorba's Dance. The music provided in the club is live.

    Dress Code: Many of the Cypriots tend to dress up for a night in the club. You will look out of place of you don't try to make something of an effort.

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Paralimni Transportation

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    by cheekymarieh Written Dec 15, 2002

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    There is a reasonable bus service that operates along to Protaras and then to Ayia Napa. One of the bus drivers, Fanos, is particularly entertaining if you happen to find him at work.

    The buses during the tourist seaon (end of April to beginning of November) operate at least twice an hour. On Sundays they are slightly less frequent.

    Other buses operate from Paralimni to Larnaca and Dherynia.

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    by grayfo Written Mar 19, 2013

    Favorite thing: Historically, Paralimni was built on the shores of a shallow lake, which filled with water only in the wintertime. The word Paralimni means "by the lake". Originally, however, the town was built on a hill, which was situated between Deryneia and its present location, but, in the 15th century, it was moved inland to avoid detection by the sea pirates.

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