Protaras is a beautiful sandy beach resort, located on the south-eastern side of Cyprus, just five miles east from the lively town of Ayia Napa. Sitting on the gorgeous Famagusta Coastline, this sophisticated resort oozes Mediterranean charm, with clear blue seas, golden beaches and plenty of sunshine. Protaras is quieter than its neighbouring town of Ayia Napa, and is the perfect holiday destination for families and couples looking for a relaxing getaway in Cyprus, from the hustle and bustle of the big towns.
Where To Stay in Protaras
- The Debbie Xenia Hotel Apartments are situated just 300m from the beach and offer convenient apartments at an affordable price.
- If you want a centrally located hotel, the Mandalena Hotel Apartments are conveniently situated for Protaras town centre. The apartments also have a children's swimming pool which is great for all the family.
A holiday to Protaras ensures you'll never be stuck for things to see and do. Head to the golden sands on Fig Tree Bay and try out some of the water sports on offer there, such as parasailing or water skiing, or take the whole family on the fantastic inflatable slides and flumes. For scuba-diving and snorkelling, head to the rocky Cape Greco headland, where the tranquil waters are crystal clear, perfect for an underwater adventure. For those that like to explore nature on foot, there are some wonderful hiking and walking trails that head from Protaras up towards Cape Greco's rugged coastline, a protected nature reserve full of exotic flora and fauna.
A popular attraction on a Protaras holiday is the ghost town of Varosha, abandoned in 1974 when the Turkish army invaded. The town is still eerily furnished and equipped, as if frozen in time. If you're looking for a more relaxing way to explore, there are also daily boat tours that will take you up and down the picturesque coastline.
Going out in Protaras
While nearby Ayia Napa holidaysis famed for its party culture, the nightlife in Protaras will still get you up on your feet and moving on the dance floor. The clubs and bars are open until the early hours of the morning, with karaoke nights and live performances across the resort. There are also some fantastic restaurants on offer, where you can get anything from authentic Greek-Cypriot food to international favourites.
You can find out more about places to stay in Protaras here.
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