From the moment you arrive in the beautiful surroundings of Protaras, you'll understand why it's one of the most popular holiday destinations in Cyprus. The superb resort has everything you could possibly wish for on a relaxing getaway and more! Whether you like to spend time on the beach working on your tan, or prefer exploring the culture and history, there's something for everyone on a Protaras holiday.
Speaking of sunbathing, you'll have plenty of opportunity to do so in Protaras. With summer temperatures reaching up a blissful 30°c, kick off your sandals on the sand and soak in the Cypriot sunshine while the kids make a splash in the turquoise Mediterranean sea. If you're looking for more of an active getaway, spring is ideal time to visit Protaras with average temperatures of 23-27°c - the perfect climate for exploring. Winters are mild and between 16°c and 18°c, making this Cyprus resort the ideal destination for a late-year sunnygetaway, too!
You'll soon discover a fabulous selection of sandy beaches to visit on your holiday to Protaras, and the award-winning Fig Tree Beach is one of the most popular. When you fancy a break from sunbathing, try your hand at the exciting beach watersports on offer - from paragliding and parasailing to waterskiing.
Or, why not take a day trip and discover the Troodos Mountains. The largest mountain range in Cyprus is just over two hours away and you can go cycling, hiking and horse riding around the area while you admire the stunning scenery. For family-friendly activities, Ayia Napa is less than 20 minutes away and is home to the exciting WaterWorld Themed Waterpark.
A holiday to Protaras would be incomplete without a boat trip to Cape Greco. In under 15 minutes, you can be experiencing ultimate bliss in the protected National Forest Park. Situated on the southern coast of Cyprus, you'll definitely want to bring your camera with you to photograph the superb coastal views. For a truly unique experience, time your visit to watch the sun set over the magnificent stone arch - or if you're really feeling adventurous, climb up to the top of the enormous rock to take in the views.
In the evening, you can also tickle your tastebuds with the fantastic selection of restaurants in Protaras, which include four star restaurants and international eateries. Or, if you really want to embrace your surroundings, why not try the delicious local Cypriot dishes in a quaint taverna. Either way, you certainly won't go hungry! Nightlife in Protaras is very laid-back, with a small selection of bars and pubs in the resort. However, if you're keen to really let your hair down, venture into the famous party resort of Ayia Napa. Perfect for groups of young friends and couples, you can dance into the early hours in the vibrant bars and clubs.
If an exciting getaway to Protaras sounds like just what you're looking for, call Hays Travel today and start planning something spectacular! At Hays Travel we have over 37 years of experience in booking amazing holidays to Cyprus and are proud to have been voted the UK's Best High Street Travel Agent. Get in touch with our team of experts today to begin planning your perfect Protaras holiday.
Things To Do
The beach is the main focus of holidays in Protaras but there's plenty to keep active guests busy too! For culture, there's museums, churches and monasteries. There's also Prophet Elias, which is on a 100 foot hill, which has a fantastic view of the whole town from the top. Protaras has the fabulous Fig Tree Bay which stretches over 10 miles of sandy beach number of water sporting activities are offered on the beach, including parasailing and windsurfing. Family attractions include a local water park and the vast Water World at Apia Naya. Although the resort is well known for being family orientated it has good choice of taverns, nightclubs and bars. Those with children may wish to check the location of their hotel prior to booking to ensure they are not too near the nightclubs, etc.
Food & Drink
There is a wide variety of restaurants to tempt your tastebuds in Protaras. Thai, Italian and Indian cuisine features on menus together with local favourites including halloumi cheese and freshly caught fish and seafood.