Protaras Unveiled: A Perfect Haven for Travel Enthusiasts Seeking Sun-Kissed Bliss

Nestled along the pristine coastline of Cyprus, Protaras emerges as a hidden gem for travel enthusiasts seeking a perfect blend of sun-soaked beaches, vibrant culture, and unparalleled natural beauty. This idyllic resort town, often overshadowed by its bustling neighbour Ayia Napa, has carved its own niche as a haven for those in pursuit of a tranquil escape. Join us on a virtual journey as we explore the charms that make Protaras an irresistible destination for the discerning traveller.

Sun-Soaked Shores

Protaras boasts some of the most breathtaking beaches on the Mediterranean, each with its own unique allure. Golden sands stretch for miles along the coastline, inviting visitors to bask in the warm embrace of the Cyprus sun. 

Fig Tree Beach

Located in the popular tourist resort of Protaras in the popular holiday town of Paralimni, the popular beach of Protaras - better known as Fig Tree Bay - boasts fine, golden sands and crystal-clear waters. It takes its name from a single, solitary fig tree that has been there since the 17th century.

Facilities on the beach include toilets, changing rooms, sun beds, umbrellas and water sports facilities, whilst the general area has a variety of accommodation, restaurants and kiosks.

Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the beach from April - October.

The beach also offers disabled access, including a special wheelchair at the lifeguard tower to help disabled persons enter the sea with assistance from the lifeguards.

Nissi Bay Beach - Blue Flag

A landmark bay with a natural sand lane. Located 3.5 km west of the centre of the popular tourist resort of Agia Napa, the 300-metre-long beach of Nissi Bay is famous for its small islet and its sand lane - a natural phenomenon that is a landmark in the region.

Comprised of coast and rocky formations on its central and western part, the beach has fine, golden sands and calm, crystal-clear seawaters that are sheltered against winds. It is considered among the most beautiful beaches on the island, thanks to the famous islet located a short distance from the coastline, whilst the beach of Makronisos is easily accessible, along with its archaeological site of the Makronissos Tombs.

Facilities on the beach include toilets, changing rooms, sun beds, umbrellas and water sports facilities, whilst there a variety of accommodation restaurants and kiosks in the area.

Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the beach from April - October.

Underwater Wonders

For those with a penchant for underwater exploration, Protaras offers a mesmerizing world beneath the waves. The crystal-clear waters reveal a kaleidoscope of marine life, making it a haven for snorkelers and divers alike. From vibrant coral reefs to ancient shipwrecks, the depths of the Mediterranean off Protaras hold secrets waiting to be discovered.

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Adventure Awaits - While Protaras is a haven for relaxation, it also caters to the adventurous spirit. Hike along the rugged trails of Cape Greco National Forest Park, where dramatic cliffs meet the turquoise sea. Explore sea caves, take a boat trip to nearby islets, or embark on a jeep safari to uncover the hidden treasures of the surrounding landscape.

Cape Greko National Forest Park

Explore the multitude of intriguing nature trails lined with pine trees and a diverse botanical splendour whilst pausing to take in the spectacular views from the sea cliffs looking down to the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.

 Sea Caves

There are many caves along the coastline from Agia Napa to Cape Greko National Park.

Ayioi Anargyroi

One of the few buildings in Cape Greko National Park is the small chapel dedicated to Agioi Anargyroi.

Kamara Tou Koraka

Kamara in English means arch, and this arch is situated at Cape Greko on the south-eastern tip of the island.

Nature Trails

There are 9 Cape Greko nature walks for hikers and people who simply come just to enjoy the splendour of the area.


Ocean Aquarium Protaras

Protaras Ocean Aquarium, is home to 1,000+ species, such as piranhas, stingrays, turtles, crocodiles, penguins and many more. Relax, unwind and delve into the depths of the exciting and diverse underwater world or take a walk in our beautiful 12,500m2 tropical gardens.

Waterworld Waterpark

WaterWorld the award-winning Greek-themed waterpark in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. Spend a great day of fun with your family or friends! Ayia Napa's No1 Attraction.

Magic Dancing Waters

You will love our magical show, which is a spectacular combination of dancing waters, laser show, volcano eruptions, fire and smoke show.

Cultural Encounters

Beyond its natural beauty, Protaras is steeped in history and culture. The nearby village of Paralimni provides a glimpse into traditional Cypriot life, with its charming architecture and lively local markets. Visitors can immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of the island's history by exploring ancient churches, archaeological sites, and museums that dot the region.

Sunset Serenity

As the day draws to a close, Protaras unveils its most enchanting spectacle—the sunset. The sky is ablaze with hues of orange and pink, casting a warm glow over the landscape. Whether witnessed from a seaside cafe, a yacht cruise, or the comfort of your beachfront accommodation, the Protaras sunset is a serene and unforgettable moment.

Culinary Delights

Protaras is not just a feast for the eyes; it's a culinary delight for the taste buds. The town's diverse dining scene caters to every palate, offering a delectable fusion of traditional Cypriot flavours and international cuisine. Whether you savour freshly caught seafood in a seaside taverna or indulge in a gourmet meal overlooking the sunset, Protaras ensures that every meal is a memorable experience.

Here are a few restaurants to tempt you:

Anemos - Highly popular with the locals is this restaurant overlooking Fig Tree Bay with a cool breezy atmosphere and wonderful views from the outdoor terrace making it an ideal place to dine. The fish is always fresh and highly recommended! Telephone +357 23831488

Blue Spice - Combining a restaurant and an art gallery, Blue Spice is something a little bit different! Our team of chefs can be seen working at providing fresh homemade foods in our open kitchen. Telephone +357 23832088

Divas - This flambé steak house offers a great menu with a large variety of foods to suit everyone’s tastes. The first to introduce the idea of preparing and cooking a flambé meal in the dining area, thereby allowing diners to enjoy this very visual experience. Telephone +357  23831950

Eden Square Plaza - Excellence in wining, dining and entertainment can be found at Eden Square, home to an exotic Japanese restaurant, traditional Greek tavern, colourful Mexican restaurant, cosmopolitan wine bar and trendy cocktail bar. Telephone +357 23819444

La Cultura Del Gusto - This fashionable restaurant offers an innovative menu of mainly Italian-style cuisine. It is situated in the Pernera area, opposite the Sea Gull Hotel.  Telephone +357 23833860 


Lidl Supermarket. The supermarket’s location can be found on Google Maps


A regular bus service operates in the area. Visit Cyprus by Bus to view routes and times.

Car hire
The Villa Group can assist with car hire, view our Extras page

Bike and Quad Rentals
To make the most of your visit, consider renting a bike or a quad bike to explore at your own pace.

Brothers Takos. Telephone +357 99605030

Moto Rent. Telephone +357 23723225

Rainbow Rentals. Telephone + 357 2372188


The area boasts several well-equipped pharmacies and a private medical centre ensuring that your health and well-being are in good hands during your stay. 

Marios Loizou Pharmacy. Telephone +357 23832082

Katerina Alexandrou Pharmacy. Telephone +357 23832104

Valessia Polyclinic. Medical Centre. Telephone +357 23833755

Tourist Information Office. Located on the Protaras main road, location on Google Maps


Larnaca International Airport 65 km

Paphos International Airport 180 km

Ayia Napa 12 km

Larnaca 60 km

Limassol 120 km

Paphos 185 km 

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