The coves and beaches of Cape Greco are a favourite spot for a range of sports from diving to cycling and hiking.
The highlight of the Protaras coastline, these unique rock formations range from small crevices to bigger caves that can be explored.
Neighbouring Agia Napa’s main square developed around a Byzantine monastery and is surrounded by vibrant entertainment and nightlife. For something out of the ordinary, Protaras and Ayia Napa are both home to Waterparks where children and adults can spend a day entertained by the original rides and activities.
Children will also love the Ocean Aquarium which takes you on a magical journey through the rivers, lakes and oceans of the world where you will encounter 400 different species. Another museum worth visiting is the Marine Heritage Centre where everything and anything connected with marine life is displayed.
Just outside Protaras, at Cavo Greco, is a National Forest Park of Cyprus where visitors can cycle and hike through the trails seeing breath-taking views of the sea as well as amazing sea caves. Furthermore, a 15km pedestrian route spans the entire length of the main coastal road in Protaras which is ideal for walkers and bikers.
Many monasteries are found in the surrounding areas, but one of the most beautiful, and definitely worth a visit, is the Monastery of Ayia Napa found in the heart of Ayia Napa town. Originally built around a cave, where an icon of the Virgin Mary was found, it was later built up by the Venetians and includes a scenic aqueduct and charming central fountain.
Additionally, in Protaras there is the little church of Prophet Elias up on a 100 metres high hill. There are 300 steps leading up to the church but the breath-taking panoramic views of Protaras, Cyprus and the sea are definitely worth the climb.
Protaras is credited with having seas and beaches that will take your breath away. Fig Tree Bay, overlooked by Louis Nausicaa, is one of the most popular Protaras beaches due to its crystal clear waters, organized amenities and numerous restaurants and cafes.
Another more secluded Protaras beach is Konnos Bay located in a small alcove surrounded by trees and greenery. Sit at the cafe in amongst the trees and allow yourself to be enveloped into the spectacular scenery.