The traditional town of Paralimni is the largest town in the free Famagusta district, located approximately 10 minutes drive from Ayia Napa. Its town square has many restaurants, cafes, bars and three churches, the oldest of which houses a museum. Just beyond the square are beautiful gardens and fountains with an open air theatre. Retaining much of its old charm with local crafts, souvenir shops and picturesque narrow streets, it is not unusual to come across fishermen quietly mending their nets in the shade of the vine-covered courtyards.