Protaras is a beach resort in southeast Cyprus amongst the 'golden coast' district of Famagusta. The resort lines a four-mile stretch of coastland and is made up of four main areas - Cape Greco, Protaras centre, Pernera and Kapparis. Protaras has grown rapidly since the 1970s into a bustling holiday destination created with tourists in mind.
Why visit Protaras?
Protaras is Ayia Napa's modern and quieter neighbour. As it is a purpose-built resort there's little in the way of history and culture but visitors choose holidays to Protaras for its great coastline and relaxed 'beach break' style. It's a popular choice for families and couples looking for sun, sea and evening entertainment.
What are the beaches like in Protaras?
The fine white sand that gently shelves into warm seas is a big attraction for those looking for a Protaras holiday. Backed by rocky coves with famous windmills further inland, the picturesque scenery creates a perfect setting for lounging on the sand soaking up the sun.
Fig Tree Bay is said to be the most popular beach in the area and can get crowded in the height of summer. It takes its name from the fig tree that over looks it, which is said to have been there since the 17th century.
For a quieter beach experience head to Green Bay, which is less developed and so attracts less visitors but still offers plenty of sand and warm blue sea!
Evenings in Protaras
Protaras was built for tourists and so offers what it thinks most visitors will want. This includes restaurants with worldwide cuisine ranging from traditional Cypriot to Italian, Mexican and even Japanese offerings. You could probably dine with a different nation every day of your holiday if that takes your fancy!
After eating head to one of the many pubs, bars or clubs in the resort's town centre where you can get involved in a spot of karaoke, compete in a pub quiz or listen to a live band for some fun on your Protaras holiday.
- Nearest Airport
- Greek is the official language