The coves and beaches of Cape Greco National Park, just a ten-minute drive from the central Protaras hub, are a favourite spot for a range of sports, from diving to cycling and hiking through the area’s many nature trails. Take in breathtaking sea views and pop into the eco-friendly Environmental Information and Education Centre, showing the area's natural wealth and including exhibits that the kids will love.
The highlight of the area’s coastline, the nearby Ayia Napa Sea Caves are a must-visit site, best experienced during a boat tour. The unique rock formations range from small crevices to giant caves. Cameras at the ready!
If you’re spending the holidays in Protaras with kids, they will love the Protaras Ocean Aquarium, taking visitors on a magical journey through the rivers, lakes and oceans of the world. Another museum worth visiting is the nearby Thalassa Museum in Ayia Napa showcasing everything and anything connected with marine life.
You’ll find many monasteries and churches in the region surrounding Protaras. But one of the most beautiful is the nearby Byzantine Ayia Napa Monastery . Located in the heart of Ayia Napa town on the main square, it was originally erected around a cave. The Venetians later built it up and included a scenic aqueduct and charming central fountain.
While exploring Protaras, be sure to head up to the little church of Prophet Elias, perched on a high hill. There are 300 steps leading up to the church but the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding area and sea are worth the climb.
Protaras holidays are all about seaside escapades. After all, the beachside town is renowned for having some of the best beaches in Europe, with dazzling white sands and crystal-clear seas guaranteed to take your breath away. Fig Tree Bay, overlooked by Louis Nausicaa, is one of the most popular Protaras beaches, blessed with crystal clear waters, organized amenities and numerous restaurants and cafes.
Another secluded Protaras beach is Konnos Bay, a small cove surrounded by scented pine trees. Sit at the cafe amongst the greenery and envelop yourselves in the spectacular scenery.