This is a more calm resort compared to Ayia Napa even though it is only 10 minutes away by car. Protaras is situated between Cape Greco and the village of Paralimni and boasts the fabulous Fig Tree Bay, which stretches over 10 miles of Sandy Beach. While lying on the beach you will have the opportunity to decide which of Protaras many restaurants you will try that evening.
Protaras is the place to try freshly grilled fish in one of the open-air seafood restaurants or take a pick from the several types including Thai, Italian, Indian and many others. Protaras also offers a good choice of shops, taverns, nightclubs and bars. The many Protaras villas for rent, offer privacy in your own villa, often with private swimming pools. Protaras hotels are also excellent in this area.
Protaras is one of the three towns in the district of Ammochostos (Famagusta). This small town has enchantment and is well known for some of the most beautiful beaches with golden sand and sparkling turquoise clear waters. Prophet Elias in Protaras which is on a hill 100 metres high has a panoramic view of the entire town and the sea which stunts you. Climb the 300 steps up the hill and view this breathless sight and visit the tiny church of Prophet Elias. The entire length of the main coastal road in Protaras which spans from Paralimni via Protaras and into Ayia Napa (about 15km) is lined with a large pedestrian route that is ideal for walkers and bikers.
Protaras has the most beautiful clear turquoise seas in the Mediterranean. Many visitors have an unforgettable holiday.
Two of the most popular beaches are Fig Tree Bay and Konnos Beach. Both beaches have all necessary facilities, plus all the latest water sports. The southwest coast of free Cyprus is considered as the best regarding beaches. Extensive silvery and sandy beaches cover the area which attracts the majority of tourists.