This popular, family-oriented resort has some of the best sandy beaches in Cyprus!
Situated between Ayia Napa and Paralimni lies the rapidly expanding resort of Protaras. The beautiful beach of Fig Tree Bay with it's fabulous golden sands and idyllic coves along with numerous other wonderful beaches in the area provide a great excuse to spend lazy days by the sea. Take advantage of the crystal clear waters with the many water sports on offer including scuba diving.
Who holidays in Protaras?
Protaras holidays offer spectacular scenery with golden sandy beaches ideal for sun worshippers. It's a relaxed haven that's suitable for both families and couples.
Evenings can be spent enjoying a meal in one of the numerous tavernas or restaurants within the resort or visiting one of the many bars. Protaras also boasts two discos for those seeking a lively night out and only 10 kms away is Ayia Napa with it's bustling night life for a wider selection.
Facilities in resort are plentiful with a wide selection of shops, however a little further along the coast lies the typically Cypriot village of Paralimni offering a much wider range.
- Superb Beaches
- Family Orientated resort
Things To Do
Popular activities during holidays in Protaras include:
Watersports: All sorts of beach activities from water and jet skiing to windsurfing and pedal boating are catered for along the coast. Both the beaches backing onto hotels and those further afield provide equipment hire.
Diving: There are over forty different dive sites in Cyprus. The best way to find out more is to visit one of the area's dive centres. Around Latchi and Akamas you will find the best scuba-diving available anywhere in Cyprus, with crystal clear water and no tides or strong currents to worry about.
Cycling: Cyprus is a natural mountain-biking place. Its terrain offers many opportunities for exciting mountain-biking in different tracks, making the island a paradise for the sport's fans. Due to the excellent weather conditions prevailing on the island, cycling sports can be enjoyed almost throughout the year.
Golf: Cyprus is quickly getting a reputation as the latest holiday Mecca for golfers. There are two 18-hole courses only a short drive from Paphos. The Tsada Golf Club near Tsada village is the oldest in Cyprus and is set in the grounds of a twelfth century monastery. The Secret Valley Golf Club is slightly further away, about 18 kms east of Paphos.
Skiing: Skiing for the winter lovers. Cyprus is also becoming established as a destination for winter sports. In Cyprus, snow-skiing can be enjoyed on the slopes of Mount Olympus (1951 metres a.s.l.), from the beginning of January to the end of March. Mount Olympos is only 3 kms from Troodos hill resort.
Things To See
Protaras holiday will present you with an opportunity to sample the rich history and culture Cyprus has to offer.
- The Cypriot village of Paralimni is adjacent to Protaras and is worth visiting to see the pretty village square surrounded by tavernas and churches.
- There are some great cycling and walking tracks and if you are feeling energetic you could hike up to the Ayios Illias Church from which there is a spectacular view.
Exciting Excursions while on Protaras Holidays
Make your holidays to Protaras extra special and book one of our wonderful excursions, we have a range of excursions that have been carefully selected to cater for everyone's interests. Some of our most popular excursions are:-
Spirit of Famagusta: Once Cyprus's busiest Tourist resort now a virtual Ghost Town, the occupants long gone. Wander along one of the best stretches of beach in Cyprus and view the abandoned city, experience the secrets and feel the spirit of Famagusta!
Waterworld: Rides, slides, spills and thrills! Kamikaze Crazy or sun bed lazy, Waterworld the Award winning water park has something for all the family.
Splendour of the Sea: Feel the breeze through your hair, the sun on your skin as you glide through the crystal clear waters on this luxury Catamaran. Feel like a movie star for the day on this VIP cruise.
Jeep Safaris: Delve into the heart of Cyprus on this unique adventure. Get up close and personal with these specially designed off road vehicles, go to the parts of the Island unreachable by coach or car and see the hidden beauty that Cyprus has to offer. An unmissable adventure for all the family!
Myths and Legends: Travel back in time to the birthplace of Aphrodite the Greek Goddess of Love and beauty. Marvel in the delights of this romantic area and revel in the rich history that Paphos and the Ancient Curium have to offer. Complete your day with some Cypriot delight! A legendary day of discovery and beauty.
Cairo by Air: Less than one hour away by flight, a wealth of history awaits you in the land of the Pharaohs, Egypt. See one of the few remaining seven wonders of the world the pyramids, treat yourself to some unique bargains at the largest Souk in the middle East Khan El Khalli. See the original death mask of the boy king Tutankhamen completely crafted from Solid gold. Cruise on the famous river Nile through the cosmopolitan city of Cairo. Surprise your friends with a postcard from Egypt during your holiday in Cyprus.
Dynamic Donkeys and Dancing: For those seeking fun and adventure, this unique day takes you to the magnificent 'red' Villages on the friendly donkeys from the Animal shelter. Experience true Cypriot hospitality with free flowing wine and 'Zivania' and some home cooked specialities as the music and dancing starts. An introduction to true Cypriot village culture.
Dolphin Safari: The clear blue waters of the Mediterranean await you! The open-sea rafting vessels are designed to ensure you get to the best coves and bays on the east coast of Cyprus. Take a dip in the glistening waters and swim through the caves, or snorkel and open the window to the underwater world that awaits you. If your lucky you may see flipper!
For further information and to secure your place on all the above exciting days and nights out, see your Olympic representative in the resort. The best time to book would be at the Welcome Get Together on the day after arrival