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Situated on the East side of Cyprus, Protaras has been purpose built to provide the ultimate beach holiday experience. The beautifully landscaped resort takes in some of best sandy beaches and rugged coastline that the island has to offer.

Protaras is perfect for families, with great value all-inclusive hotels that come complete with several pools, bars and restaurants. Most hotels in the area are within easy reach of the stunning beach at Fig Tree Bay – a hub for sunbathers and water sports. Further up the coast you’ll find more relaxed beaches, perfect for family games or a bit of snorkelling.

Whatever you like to get up to on your beach break, we’re sure you’ll find it in this ultra-convenient, family friendly resort. Even the party animals are well catered for with the legendary Ayia Napa just a short taxi ride away.

The food in the local restaurants is largely classic Greek-Cypriot cuisine with a strong Italian influence. Look out for ‘mezes’, small sharing platters similar to Spanish tapas that will give you a flavour of all of the local specialties

Being a purpose built tourist resort, there’s also plenty on offer for those with less adventurous taste-buds. You’ll be able to find all of your old favourites from fry-ups to fish and chips, all at a very reasonable price.

Protaras doesn’t have quite the same bar culture as its rowdy neighbour Aiya Napa, so consequently drinks prices may be slightly higher. Still, you’re likely to pay less than you would in the UK, especially if you take advantage of happy hours and 2 for 1 deals. The alternative is to stay in one of the area’s all inclusive resorts where the free drinks will keep you laughing all the way to the beach!

The main draw of Protaras are the magnificent beaches that stretch out along the coastline. As a result, water-sports are a key part of the local culture, with plenty of dinghy sailing, water, skiing and windsurfing to name just a few.

Hikers will love exploring the rugged coastline that surrounds the resorts, winding their way up and down the cliffs past pretty churches and secluded coves and beaches.

If you’re looking for family fun there’s no better place than Waterworld, Europe’s largest themed water park. The park is just a short bus ride away from Protaras and promises thrills, spills and splashes for all ages.

Location of Protaras

Key Facts

  • Language: Greek, Turkish
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Difference from UK: 2
  • Flight time: London: 4 hours
  • When to go: June to September