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 organises 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 story telling.
Protaras has easy access to the towns of Paralimni and Deryneia, and the resorts of Kapparis, Pernera and Ayia Napa. Although Protaras has supermarkets, restaurants and bars, we feel that a car is really essential for maximum pleasure.
Beaches in the Area
Vrisi Beach, along with Fig Tree Bay Beach, constitute the main beach area of Protaras. The sand is fine but in some places it may be a little rocky in the water.
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 area’s 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 centre 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.
Loumbardi Bay Beach and Nissia Bay Beach (Mimosa Beach)
Two small beaches located either side of a headland, to the south of Central Protaras.
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.
Best Restaurants as recommended by Rentprivatevillas’s Director
Guru Lifestyle Bar & Restaurant from early afternoon for HIGH TEA, afternoon drinks after the Beach, pre dinner drinks with sushi and a dinning option either casually on sofas and tables or proper dining tables near the waterfalls.
Researched music for Dinner with party afterwards sampling our new cocktail list.
Summery, white and elegant it is perhaps the most unique place to visit in Protaras.
Guru is one of Cyprus most stylish and glamorous temples of gastronomy.
Guru's cuisine is full of spice and flavour, an eclectic mix of dishes sometimes with fusion from countries across Far East Asia and the Mediterranean but spiced from all over the world. The menu has been designed to not only celebrate, but respect the countries distinct use of flavours and cooking styles.
Complementing the menu's emphasis on spontaneity are exciting new flavours and textures of fusion and molecular cocktails.
Cuisine: From steaks to pastas
Refreshingly, a café-bar that is not themed. Instead, this new spot in Protaras is chic and simple, kitted out in white with just a splash of colour. An open kitchen lets you spy on the whereabouts of your cheap and tasty Italian meal, while the glass wall offers a view on to the street. Very European in style, Molti is a favourite with families as well as groups of friends.
The first to introduce the idea of preparing and cooking a flambé meal in the dining area, thereby allowing the diners to enjoy this very visual experience.
Fresh ingredients prepared right in front of you, combined in such a way that is a treat not only for the mouth but the eyes too. Their professional chefs put on a show for you with playful tricks and follow your own personal guidelines and preferences for the preparation of your own meals. The restaurant is perfect for a family night out and big group parties. Everybody loves good food and a good show. So pick up the phone and make your reservation now!
Cuisine: Coffee and Snacks
A great range of authentic coffee drinks is presented in a warm and welcoming atmosphere using the Ferrari of coffee machines, overlooking the Mediterranean. It is this unique combination that makes this coffee shop stand out from the others.