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Liopetri

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When you understand that visited all the surrounding beaches of Protaras, examined all its attractions, we proceeded along and across all embankments and parks, and to singing fountains or the Historical Museum easily can walk with your eyes closed, turned his attention to the vicinity of the town.

Liopetri — the perfect place for a day trip from Protaras. One day is enough to see all the sights of this place, to meet with local crafts and traditions of cooking.
There are hidden priceless pearls, and one of the cultural treasures of — fishing village of Liopetri. It is located among the so-called «red land» — on the territory of a particularly fertile soil, where they grow vegetables, fruit and potatoes are of excellent quality. Liopetri village is known by the fact that in the late 19th century, there lived a well-known French artist Arthur Rimbaud. Nowadays Liopetri is renowned for its achievements in fishing and crafts. Local women are engaged in wicker baskets, embroidery, and the men go fishing days on end.

What to see
Liopetri — the perfect place for a day trip from Protaras. One day is enough to see all the sights of this place, to meet with local crafts and traditions of cooking. Once the main asset of Liopetri were church in the village with a population of four thousand seven churches, but have survived only two of them. Church of Agios Andronikos (in honor of the Apostle Andronicus), built in the 15th century, was originally a Roman Catholic chapel, one time a mosque, now it stands out for its octagonal dome. Church of Our Lady of the 16th century is a medieval building with a small veranda and a belfry, it preserved fragments of wall paintings of great beauty.

Another local attraction donated Liopetri nature. This tortuous bay jutting deep into the land and fjord-like.
At first it may seem like a flowing river of fresh water in the sea, but perennial rivers in Cyprus does not happen — only intermittent mining. The bay with rocky beaches and a variety of «parked» along their fishing boats is a picturesque sight. As the fishermen have chosen this place by chance, here it opens many wonderful cozy restaurants, serving superbly prepared dishes of fresh fish. Recipes nautical gifts in each institution kept a closely guarded secret and passed down from generation to generation.

In addition, the bay and the sea periodically ply pleasure boats, indulge in the pleasure of a ride on the water expanses and get indelible impressions.
Difficulties with the selection of memorabilia from tourists just do not arise from their abundance scatter eyes. In local shops, you can buy products of local craftsmen: excellent quality art textiles, wood carvings, wicker ware.