Far less raucous than the nearby resort of Ayia Napa, Protaras attracts families and couples keen to experience the area's unparalleled golden sand beaches and clear blue waters as well as quality accommodation, varied nightlife, and wide variety of restaurants, bars, pubs, cafes, shops, mini golf and fun parks, and so much more.
Whether you prefer a relaxing holiday soaking up the sun or an activity-filled break full of unforgettable experiences Protaras is an excellent choice. There are plenty of beauty spots to explore at your own pace, amongst the best of which are the famous rugged coves of Cape Greko and the quaint church on the mount hill of Profitis (Ayios) Elias, offering truly unforgettable views.
Thrill seekers can head to any number of well maintained local beaches and try their hand at the various water sports on offer be it kayaking, parasailing, jet-skiing, motor boating, windsurfing, or any other kind of watersport. Several daily boat trips are also available which explore the area’s magnificent Mediterranean waters, cliffs, coves, equaling an unmatched and unique experience.
Diving being one the most popular sports in Protaras, is offered by numerous Scuba Diving Centers which provide courses for both beginners and certified divers, as well as dives in marvelous dive sites including one of the top famous diving wrecks in the world, the MS Zenobia which is located in the nearby town of Larnaca.
Moreover, Protaras offers a vast amount of nature walks with the most famous being Cape Greko which offers adventurous terrain for exploration including nature pathways, cliffs, coves, as well as a the famous Agioi Anargyroi Chapel from which anyone can easily enjoy the most outstanding ocean views of the island. Newly built, is also the modern promenade which stretches along Protaras beach and Fig Tree Bay.
Last but not least, renting of vehicles is available in various locations including everything from cars and motorbikes to quads and bicycles. Alternatively, taxis are always available as well as daily local buses linking Protaras to all major nearby towns.