Protaras is blessed with year round sunshine, a warm climate and sandy beaches, making it very popular with European holidaymakers. The resort has a long seaside promenade, perfect for a bicycle ride or sunset stroll, and lots of restaurants, bars and clubs. The renowned party capital of Cyprus, Ayia Napa, is just 10 miles away.
Protaras is located on the east coast of the island of Cyprus, close to the border between the Republic of Cyprus and Northern Cyprus, 30 miles from Larnaca Airport. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and sandy beaches, the waterfront promenade is backed by shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.
The hottest time of the year is from mid-May to mid-October when there is around 11 hours of sunshine a day and temperatures of 30°C. Rain is very rare during these summer months, with most of the annual rainfall occuring between December and February. Although summer is the busiest time to visit, the spring and autumn months either side offer a cooler, more comfortable climate for those wishing to explore beyond the beach.
Protaras’ Fig Tree Bay, with it’s soft golden sand, is one of the best beaches on the east coast. There are lots of watersports available both at Fig Tree Bay and at the resort’s other beaches.
Protaras’ restaurants are fairly eclectic with Thai, Italian, British, Indian and American cuisine on offer alongside traditional Cypriot meze (local tapas dishes including vegetables, meat and fish) and fresh seafood. Most restaurants have outdoor terraces for al fresco dining, many of which overlook the Mediterranean.
- Protaras Guide