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Located on the south east coast of Cyprus, Protaras is one the island’s most popular summer spots, where hundreds of windmills give the landscape a quaint and tranquil beauty. It is a splendid laid-back resort with calm beaches and pristine waters, most of which have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag status. There are incredible underwater caves that are just begging to be explored along the tens of white sand beaches.

Part of the small town of Paralimni, Protaras is adjacent to buzzing Ayia Napa, so if it’s lively evenings you are looking for perhaps head out for a cocktail or two. With a wide variety of restaurants, picturesque taverns, fresh fish restaurants and laid back cafes it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy yourself. Take the family, travel with a group of friends or book a cosy stay for two in one of our luxury private villas in Protaras.

History and Culture in Protaras

The near-by main town of Paralimni is small enough to discover comfortably on foot, which is dominated by the metropolitan, three-aisled church dedicated to St. George the patron saint of Paralimni. The gothic church of St George, built a century ago sits next to the 13th century chapel of Ayia Anna. Built using local limestone, it now serves as a museum where icons of the 16th and the 19th Centuries, holy relics and old books are exhibited.

There are a wealth of attractions and places to visit, both beautiful and interesting. The Monastery and the Old and New Church dedicated to Virgin Mary, the Makronissos Archaeological Tombs, and Venetian Aqueduct, as well as the Sculpture Park, Love Bridge, and the iconic ‘’I Love Ayia Napa’’ sculpture in the Central Square are all worth a viewing.

Family holidays in Protaras

A family highlight is Fig Tree Bay with its picturesque coastline lined with hotels and bars. The white sand beach with shallow clear water is a haven for kids, be sure to take your sand-castle building equipment.

Other popular beaches include Green Bay, Kapparis Beach, Louma Beach and Siren Bay, all within easy reach of your family villa in Protaras. The safe seas and sandy beaches, most patrolled by lifeguards, make it ideal for families. Restaurants are child-friendly too, while many of the watersports here are suitable for kids. The water park, mini zoo, and aquarium are places where the whole family can make great holiday memories.

For a totally different perspective you can take one of the designated nature trails on foot or perhaps by bike. The nature trails pass through Cape Greko National Forest Park and are full of surprises with rare species of flora and fauna.

Adventurous activities in Protaras

Getting out and about from your villa in Protaras opens up a whole range of activities.  Just a few hundred metres from fig Tree Bay beach sits a small rocky island that adventurous swimmers can reach and explore. The bay also hosts a variety of water sports including banana boat rides, surfing, water skiing and paragliding to keep you active all through the day. Join a local guided dive group to explore under the sea or take an enchanted Lagoon 4x4 jeep safari into the hills and go swimming in a mountain lagoon.

Romance in Protaras

Popular with couples who travel to Cyprus to get married is the Byzantine church of the Prophet Elias, overlooking the resort from 100m high. The 153-step ascend is rewarded with beautiful panoramic views of Protaras and the modern church is perched on a limestone crag, floodlit at night, making a stunningly romantic setting. Escape from tourist areas and seek out remote stretches of sandy beach for a romantic picnic then take a sunset stroll along the coast before heading back to your villa with a private pool for a midnight dip.

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