When you first step foot in this gorgeous part of eastern Cyprus and look out onto the shimmering water of Fig Tree Bay, all your worries will slip away.
With a landscape of hidden coves, turquoise waters and sun-kissed stretches of sand, it’s no wonder Protaras holidays are so popular. Whether you dream of stretching out on the beach with the sand between your toes or tearing through the crystalline water on a Jet Ski, you can make it happen in Protaras. But this resort is not just a pretty face; inland Cyprus offers you have a myriad of charming churches, thrilling live shows and nature trails to explore.
Holidays to Protaras wouldn’t be complete without embracing a day of sun, sea and surf. The famous Fig Tree Bay is one of the most popular beaches in Cyprus. Offering clear, shallow waters that seem to stretch to the horizon and a Blue Flag award for cleanliness, this beach is a favourite for families the world over.
The protected nature reserve of Cape Greco is one of the finest places in Cyprus to spend a sunny day. This picture perfect headland provides a stunning backdrop to swim, paraglide or dive into the warm blue water.
You’ll also find plenty of watersports available if you’re looking for action on your holiday – parasailing, speed boating, water skiing, wakeboarding and pedal boating are on offer all around Protaras. If you’re a strong swimmer you can explore the rocky inlets just off the coast, or if you’d prefer something a little more relaxing, take a luxurious chartered boat tour on the shimmering water and breathe in the smell of the sea air.
Paradise by the sea
Holidays in Protaras have become the must-visit destination in Cyprus, with an abundance of luxurious hotels and spa resorts to be found along both Sunrise Beach and Fig Tree Bay. These wonderful resorts leave you in a prime position with many local shops, spas and restaurants all within walking distance.
Holidays to Protaras have never been more sought after, so if you are seeking a more secluded stay, you can head a little north of Protaras to seek the peaceful hotels that are located near to Kalamies Beach. With the popular resorts of Ayia Napa and Larnaca all a short distance away, you are ideally located in Protaras. Another major advantage of staying in Protaras is its close proximity to the natural beauty of Cape Greco – a glittering cove of unbelievable beauty.
Protaras holidays begin on the beach. When you first step foot on the squeaky Blue Flag award sand, you know you made the right decision about where to spend your holiday. One of the biggest draws to the area is also, of course, the weather. Blessed with 340 days of beaming sunshine a year, this alone is why many choose this area for their Cyprus escape.
With all of the local amenities and accessibility of large resorts like Ayia Napa, but with a more relaxed nightlife, Protaras is a favourite among families and couples alike. Awash with water parks, live shows and aquariums, there is always something to keep the little ones busy.
With a fascinating history, Protaras offers plenty for the history lover to explore. The area was built over the old city of Lefkola, so even a short walk around town can lead you to discover a myriad of architectural delights. Far from being cut off, Protaras is positioned among a rugged landscape with 16km of coastline and the protected nature reserve of Cape Greco just a short drive from town.