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Located on the southeast coast of Cyprus the purpose-built resort of Protaras exists for very good reason. That reason is the sandy collection of beaches that are spread along the rugged coastline – which is also a major draw-card in its own right for the scenery. Protaras is fairly compact, so you will discover the bustling bars, cafes and restaurants located right on the main street. However, for a more intense nightlife experience during Protaras holidays, the bars and clubs of Ayia Napa are only a 10 minutes away by bus or taxi.
The beaches found on this part of the Cyprus coast are thought to be the best on the island. The main beach of the resort, Fig Tree Bay, all watersports you would expect and a small island you can swim to. Add to this another five other quality beaches, some with Blue Flag status. About 10 minutes away is Green Bay, which offers a little more peace and quiet for holidays in Protaras, Sirena Bay is also in the same area and is an oasis of seclusion - a tiny cove featuring only a bar and restaurant in the shade of trees.
Temperature: Summer averages of 27 degrees Celsius are the norm here.
Best time for holidays to Protaras: The high temperatures of June and July are the best for beach lovers.
Cyprus’ Mediterranean climate means classic warm and dry. The temperatures begin to climb up to the mid-20s degrees Celsius in May, often reaching an average of 27 degrees Celsius by July and into August, when the sunshine hours hit 12.
The family-friendly resort of Protaras features fantastic beaches, an aquarium and the top-class water park, Water World.
The famed Fig Tree Bay is literally right on your doorstep, complete with its dazzling white sand and crystal clear waters.
Away from the beach, Protaras’ stunning scenery is begging to be explored. It will take you about 40 minutes to get to Varosha, one of the most-visited places in the area. What was once a tourist hotspot is now a ghost town after it was abandoned in the Turkish invasion of the 1970s. For something completely different on Protaras holidays, take a boat trip to Cape Greco - a protected nature park which offers great snorkelling opportunities.
Make your choice from Protaras’ alluring selection of Blue Flagged beaches, including the beautiful Fig Tree Bay, famed across all of Cyprus for its clear blue waters and soft, white sand. This beach offers a fantastic range of watersports, and there are multiple opportunities to take a sailing trip along the coast.
If you are with the kids on holidays in Protaras, head to the best water park in Ayia Napa, Water World, just 15 minutes away by bus. You can also see exotic fish, crocodiles and even penguins at the Ocean Aquarium. Protaras has many natural trails that are popular with cyclists and walkers for their magnificent scenery.
Fig Tree Bay is dotted with umbrellas and sun loungers and you can also try your hand at jet skis, parasailing or wakeboarding, or you can hire a speedboat and speed along the coast. Cyprus is a great destination for diving, and holidays to Protaras are a good starting point for dive excursions.
Located in a beautiful part of Cyprus, Protaras is surrounded by rolling hills and the rocky coastline features many golden bays and nature trails. It is well worth the climb up to the Protaras landmark, the Church of the Prophet Elias. Situated on a hill 100 metres high, the church offers peaceful contemplation and stunning views.