Many claim that a holiday in Protaras, Cyprus is an unforgettable and unique experience as this holiday destination is acclaimed for some of the most beautiful beaches of the island; renowned for
their golden velvet sand and sparkling clear waters.
Protaras Archaeological Sites and Cultural Monuments
Known as “the island of the Saints” Cyprus is filled with churches and monasteries, many of which are found in the surrounding area of Protaras.
The tiny, iconic church of Prophet Elias is built up on a 100 metres high hill. There are 300 steps leading up to the church but the breath-taking panoramic views of Protaras, Cyprus and the sea stretching as far as the eye can see, are definitely worth the climb.
Further more, the Monastery of Ayia Napa is one of the prettiest, and definitely worth a visit. Found in the heart of Ayia Napa town, it was originally built around a cave, where an icon of the Virgin Mary was said to have been found. Later the Venetians built it up and included a scenic water canal and a charming central fountain.
Protaras is attributed with having seas and beaches that will mesmerize you. Fig Tree Bay, overlooked by Louis Nausicaa Beach Hotel, is one of the favorite Protaras beaches due to its crystal clear waters, organized amenities and numerous restaurants and cafes.
Well worth a try is the FIGTREEBAY Watersports run by Marios and Nikolina Zefkas.
For those looking for a more secluded beach option in Protaras, Konnos Bay is located in a small cove, surrounded by cliffs, trees and greenery. Relax at the cafe in amongst the trees at the edge of the cliff and allow yourself to be swallowed into the spectacular scenery.
You are never bored in the tourist town of Protaras! Bars, pubs and clubs as well as a wide variety of restaurants from all continents can be found around the clock. In addition, events and celebrations are planed throughout the year, demonstrating the Cypriot traditions and culture. In the month of June Protaras is also hosting the national beach volley tournaments which are definitely fun and exciting to watch. Agia Napa, the world renowned clubbing town, is also only a ten minute drive away, giving another alternative for an unforgettable night. (a bus service runs regularly between the 2 towns)
Protaras – Places of Interest
For entertainment out of the ordinary, Protaras and Ayia Napa alike, are home to big themed waterparks, where young and grown up visitors can become kids again, by spending a day entertained on the original rides and fun activities. Families with children will also love the Ocean Aquarium, which takes you on a magical journey through the rivers, lakes and oceans of the world, where one will meet over 400 different species. The Marine Heritage Centre is another museum worth paying a visit to, displaying everything and anything connected with marine life.
On the outskirts of Protaras, at Cavo Greco area, one of the National Forest Parks of Cyprus is located. Here visitors can cycle and hike through the nature trails, enjoy breath-taking views of the sea and explore the amazing ancient sea caves.
Additionally, a 15km pedestrian route spans the entire length of the main coastal road in Protaras, joining the two towns of Protaras and Ayia Napa, which is ideal for walkers, runners and bikers.