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Paramali (Turtle beach)

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A beach with wild beauty and several changes of scenery, the coast at Paramali village is simultaneously one of the most recluse, as well as the most active beaches in Cyprus. It is not just a beach that you choose for leisure or immediate access to amenities, but it sure leaves you feeling so much richer in experiences.

Paramali village is located around 25 km west to Limassol and its beach has become quite popular with those doing kitesurfing. Strong winds that blow in the area from time to time, especially in the afternoon, make it an ideal destination for this water sport.

The beach, though, has many special treasures that will be appreciated even by those not into the sports. The scenery on the coast is quite diverse: from huge rocks on the east and west end, to low bushes, fine sands and colorful pebbles. Probably the most impressive thing about the beach is the view from the nearby hills, with the greenest orange trees reaching almost down to the waves.

The sure thing is that a visitor enjoys the serenity in this area, while getting in touch with the elements of nature. After all, the turtles do choose this coast quite often, to lay their eggs. Visitors should be careful, in order not to do harm to this protected sea species. If they are lucky enough, they may watch from a distance the eggs hatching and the baby turtles running towards the water.

One can reach the coast by taking the exit to Paramali, the first one after the tunnel, on the highway from Limassol to Paphos. At the T-junction you can turn right and follow, for about 6 minutes, the asphalt road that ends to a dirt road.

*Extra tip: The sea is generally calm in this beach, but gets quite deep very soon and one needs to be careful. On windy days, when the waves are strong, one should better stay ashore, since you never know when a kitesurfer may land on someone.

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