The cosmopolitan resort of Protaras has become a European holiday hot-spot in recent years. Situated on the south-east coast of Cyprus, the resort stretches for over 10 kilometres, from the high cliffs of the Cape Greco National Park to the hidden sandy coves of Paralimni. Known as the land of windmills Protaras maintains the nostalgic quality of its past through its original windmills and Venetian architecture, whilst offering every amenity.
In the hot months of July, the Paralimni Municipality organizes the Paralimni Cultural Festival. This festival is dedicated to the cultural heritage of Paralimni that is renowned for its folk poets and strong traditions. Events take place in Paralimni and Protaras, with the programme of the event including traditional dances, music performances and storytelling.
Protaras has easy access to the towns of Paralimni and Deryneia, and the resorts of Kapparis, Pernera and Ayia Napa. Protaras has a large range of supermarkets, restaurants and bars.
Beaches in the Area are:-
Vrisi Bay Beach
Along with Fig Tree Bay Beach, constitutes the main beach area of Protaras. The sand is fine but in some places it may be a little rocky in the water.
Fig Tree Bay Beach (Protaras Bay)
One of Cyprus' best known and most popular beaches, Fig Tree Bay takes its name from the tree that provided shade to locals before the areas' popularity with tourists. With its long stretch of fine, white sand, clean and shallow water, the beach is a favourite with locals over the weekends, particularly those with small children. The island in the center of the bay contributes to the calmness of the water. The beach has good road access and many amenities. The beach is well equipped with restaurant and water sport facilities and is situated in the heart of Protaras
Lombardi Bay Beach and Nissia Bay Beach (Mimosa Beach)
Two small beaches located either side of a headland, to the south of Central Protaras.
Konnos Bay Beach
This beautiful beach is located to the east of Ayia Napa between Cape Greko and Protaras. Konnos Bay is a beautiful wind-swept bay which is almost like a secluded beach. You have to go down the slope from the main road through some hairpin bends to reach the beach. The setting of this beach is amazing. Lovely sandy beaches and shallow waters make it ideal for young families.