Protaras is a family friendly resort, located very near to the town of Paralimni in the south east tip of the island. It's very close to the busy resort of Ayia Napa, but provides a very different experience altogether. It's a much quieter and more laid back resort with plenty to see and do. Protaras is in the Greek Cypriot region of Famagusta Province and developed rapidly as a tourist destination because it benefits from beautiful beaches, fine weather and a sophisticated tourist infrastructure.

Language and Currency

Greek is the most commonly spoken language whilst the Euro is the chosen currency of Cyprus.


Expect 14 hours of sunshine and temperatures to reach the high 20s in July, with this being their hottest month! December through to March averages below 10'c so be sure to wrap up if you are visiting then.


One of the main attractions in Protaras is Fig Tree Bay, a beautiful beach with a plethora of choice when it comes to family friendly activities. Choose anything from sea sports, easy access to restaurants and cafes as well as some quieter stretches, where you can sunbathe in peace.

Fancy a bit of exercise whilst taking in beautiful sights? Scale the 100+ concrete stairs up to visit the Profitis Elias Church perched at the top of the hill. Expect beautiful views of the bay and surrounding countryside, as well as the church itself.

Or why not go diving and even earn your PADI accreditation with Herbies Diving Paradise in the crystal clear open waters?


As a tourist resort, Protaras offers the shopping experience available in most tourist destinations, everything from large popular stores to quaint local shops. If you're purchasing souvenirs, locally made leather products come highly recommended, as well as sweets and alcohol. Be sure to try the local spirit Zivania and the local wine Commandaria, said to be the oldest in the world!

Dining out and Nightlife

Protaras may be quieter than neighbouring Ayia Napa, however it doesn’t lack food and nightlife options. You can choose from a variety of local tavernas that serve Greek and Cypriot dishes, such as Sheftalia, skinless sausages, Kleftiko, roasted leg of parcelled lamb and a variety of meze. Make sure to seek out the locally run tavernas for an authentic Cypriot food experience.

There are also a number of cafes, bars and nightclubs, where you can drink and dance until the early hours. Karaoke bars are favourite with many English tourists and oyu can find these in abundance. For delicious cocktails, check out Bells Bar or for drinks with a view, head to Cliff Bar for cliff side views of the ocean - very romantic!


  • Don't Drink and Drive! The Blood alcohol limit in Cyprus is 49mg for drivers who have been on the road for more than 2 years. New Drivers and those on Mopeds should be aware there is a ZERO Tolerance policy that applies to them.
  • Be sure to Drive on the left and overtake on the right.
  • It is compulsory that you carry two warning triangles in the vehicle.
  • Seatbelts are compulsory - the driver and all passengers must wear them if they have been fitted.

Tourist Information

Head to the Official Cyprian Tourist Office: Other Contact:Tel: +357 22 69 11 00 Fax: +357 22 33 46 96


The nearest airport is Larnaca International Airport which serves most international destinations and is easily reachable by taxi (50 km). By car the journey takes 30-40 minutes. There is no bus service between the Larnaca airport and Protaras.