Potamos tou Liopetri is long and narrow with old wooden jetties with a plethora of brightly painted fishing boats. The fishermen sit mending their nets, or sorting them into their large bags ready for the night’s fishing. There are two good fish tavernas (Demetrios and Potamos) – where the food is freshly caught, simply cooked and served with plenty of fresh lemon. On a Sunday, the area gets particularly busy with families from Nicosia who are keen to enjoy a change of scenery and an exceptionally good leisurely lunch! Visiting the village of Liopetri makes a great day out if you are on holiday on Ayia Napa, especially if you have a hire car.
Liopetri Village There are two parts to Liopetri to explore, the first is the village itself and the second is the estuary of Potamos tou Liopetri. The village is stands about 14 kilometres from Ayia Napa and just a few kilometres from Potamos tou Liopetri. The village is well known for its basket making tradition and a few villagers still make a variety of baskets using reeds gathered locally.