The Traditional House of the Paralimni Municipality is an old house, built at the beginning of the 19th century, with the sun room facing south. Originally, it consisted of the double room, a smaller room with an arch and the sun room with two arches. There was a water-well and an enclosure in the centre of the yard. The Traditional House was renovated in 2010. A third room was added to the original building as a continuation of the sun room, as well as covered areas on the eastern and western sides of the yard, wash rooms and a boiler room in the basement. An attempt was made to harmonise the old, renovated house with the new additions, in order that the building could function as an exhibition home. The house features: the sun room with two stone-built arches and a stone column in the centre; the traditional double room with a big stone arch in its centre, a window high up on the northern wall and a door and two windows to the left and right of the southern wall. Typical, fitted plaster shelves can be seen high up on the entire northern wall as well as on the eastern and western walls. The small room consists of a stone-built arch in its centre, a single door with no windows and a small fitted plaster shelf to the left of its entrance. The new room which has been added has its entrance via the sun room, a door and two windows facing the yard. Showcases have been built on the walls of the room to hold the exhibits. The covered areas have been built using wooden columns and beams.
THE EXHIBITS
All the traditional exhibits have been donated by the citizens of the Paralimni Municipality. The collection and classification of these items focused on the creations of popular Cypriot art. The exhibits are a collection of items which were associated with the lives and everyday pursuits of local inhabitants. The exhibits are of various ages though most of these date back to the mid-nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. Through these exhibits it is possible for us to study the roots, the lives and the traditions of previous generations.

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In an attempt to honor their protector Saint, everyone involved in marine professions in Paralimni, decided to build a chapel dedicated to him. The place was found next to the sea overlooking the harbor where they tie their boats. Small in size, whitewashed with blue painted dome, the chapel of Agios Nicolaos, reminds one of the chapels found on Aegean islands.

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The chapel of Agios Panteleimonas was built on top of two previous chapels that were destroyed. The present chapel is stone built and has a wooden roof. Inside there are some particularly beautiful, contemporary frescoes. Οne depicts Mother Mary surrounded by other female Saints.

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The humble chapel of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) is found in a picturesque bay three kilometers away from Paralimni and it overlooks the homonymous fishing boat shelter. The fishermen who keep their boats in the shelter as well as the pilgrims who come to pray keep the candle lit in front of the holy icons.

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The Byzantine type, stone-built church of Prophet Elias is set on a 100m high granite hill and is found in a short distance from the heart of Protaras. It cannot be missed and it is especially awe-inspiring in the evening when is floodlit. The ascending of the 153 steep steps to the chapel rewards the visitor with stunning views. At its foothill all around there is the multicolored, cosmopolitan Protaras. In the east, as far as the eyes can see, unfolds the immense deep blue sea. Looking north there is Famagusta, Pentadaktylos and on a clear sky the visitor even sees the Karpasia Peninsula; all in the occupied part of Cyprus.

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Taking the loose surface road to the area of Agioi Saranta or one of the nature trails the visitor comes across the picturesque chapel of Agioi Saranta. Its existence is betrayed by the stone-built canopy on the wild rocks. The chapel is set in an intact cave. The forty stalactites of the cave are what encouraged a devout christian to turn it into a place of pilgrimage. The visitor apart from the pilgrimage will enjoy the wonderful scenery that surrounds the chapel.

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The gothic church of St. George is located next to the metropolitan church in the main square of Paralimni. According to a marble inscription, it was erected in 1859 in the place of an older byzantine church, parts of which have been incorporated in this one. Part of its north wall is covered with a large fresco depicting St. George killing the dragon.

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The town square of Paralimni is dominated by the metropolitan, three-aisled church, dedicated to St George; the patent saint of the town. The church was built in 1963-1966 in a traditional Byzantine style and is full of contemporary frescoes. The impressive fresco which decorates the dome depicts the “All Powerful” surrounded by the Archangels, the Prophets and saints.

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