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Protaras



Protaras - a resort town with sandy beaches and beautiful rocky coves, ideal place for a relaxing family holiday. There are many modern hotels and hotel-apartments-oriented vacation with the whole family. Protaras is possible to advise more and those who prefer to live close to Ayia Napa with its entertainment, but in a calm and peaceful place.

This vibrant city stretched along the famous Fig Tree Bay in Cyprus. Due to continued growth and development in the last three decades of the 20th century. He was an excellent alternative to the abandoned in 1974 due to the Turkish invasion of Famagusta. Nowadays, Protaras - one of the main tourist destinations in the south-east coast and on the whole Cyprus in general.

Already mentioned Bay boasts one of the best beaches in the entire region. Where you can swim all day long in the calm clear waters, feast on cold frappe and fruit cocktails, lying on the fine sand beach and enjoy the essence of the Mediterranean. Lovers of solitude waiting rocky islet where a good swimmer can get to the beach. Additionally, in Protaras offers a coastal promenade 15 km long, full of shops and picturesque houses and the spectacular views from the hill.

Protaras a few decades ago there was nothing but fig trees so dry shrubs.

8-10-357-23 phone number.

How to get to Protaras

Before Protaras can be quickly and easily accessible from Ayia Napa, the benefit of it is located just ten kilometers. It is necessary to take a taxi - will be quite inexpensive. Also on the itinerary ply municipal buses and commuter bus.

Climate

Beach in Protaras sand, surrounded by picturesque rocks, and the resort is in a bay, so there is always windless. Here, even in January the temperature never drops below +17 ° C, and the water cools down to +15 ° C, in summer the thermometer rises by an average of 27 degrees, the water temperature is about +23 ° C. The holiday season lasts from April until the end of October.

Hotels in Protaras

The resort has a considerable number of modern hotels of all categories and apart-hotels. Most of the hotels are located on the first line. Secluded adds indented coastline; besides calmer than the open coast in the mini-sea bays.

Beaches of Protaras

The best beaches of Protaras are located in the fig-bay, next to which is spread over an old grove of fig trees. You can not just sunbathing, but also to engage in beach sports, and ride on all kinds of water attractions. In the spring along the banks of the flowers bloom on the bushes, and the entire promenade is transformed, it becomes like a colorful avenue of shrouded in a unique romantic aura, perfect for long and leisurely walks. Here, extremely comfortable lounge chairs and pretty parasols, and serves wonderful local cafe frappe and homemade sandwiches. To such beauty does not remain indifferent even fun pelicans, which are very often satisfied with a promenade along the coastline.

Entertainment, excursions and attractions Protaras

It is ideal for family and children's activities, as well as for those who prefer to spend their holidays in a peaceful seclusion on a background of a stunning natural environment. There is no fuss, the days are very measured, but at night it is still possible to give vent to emotions and plenty of fun at one of the local discos, that by all possible means to attract tourists themselves. At night, in the center of the town comes to life singing fountain and pleases all passers-by their colorful performance.

Also in the center of a modern aquarium, which contains some interesting inhabitants of the water depths. Here is a large part of all the shops, souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants, which serves a menu of both national and cuisines of other countries.


Ayia Napa and Protaras

Generally in Portarase everything is so monotonous that someone may even seem boring, but in fact it is this is the unique charm of the resort - the city as if immersed in bliss, no one is running, everything just enjoy the moment. A dream for those who are in real life for a moment without distracting from the frantic pace of the big city.

It should be noted that in Protaras you will not find such a huge number of attractions, as in other cities of Cyprus, which, again, only contributes to total relaxation. Although quite bored here you are unlikely to succeed, because a couple of outstanding places in the city and its surroundings still there. First of all, you should visit the unique "locks" on a promontory of Cape Greco, which were carved into the rocks by the surf. Everyone who saw them refuse to believe that this is just the quirks of nature.

And once, during the military operations, it is even housed a secret military base.

Also worth visiting in the plain of windmills, always smartly painted in festive white. With their help residents of nearby villages provide irrigating their lands. But their aesthetic role is no less important, once here, you feel like a hero of some old tales, and can not help recalling the valiant Don Quixote.

Also noteworthy is the church of Agios Elias (St. Elias), it was built on a high rock, and looks back on a long history. At sunset, the church is transformed thanks to the original illumination. In addition, it offers a panoramic view of Protaras and the surrounding area, so that the beautiful photos you will be provided.

And if you lack experience, and want to add some fun to your holidays in the center of Protaras, you can always order an interesting excursion to the nearby town or in the cultural center of the island - Nicosia.

Although shops and stalls full of all sorts of souvenirs of Protaras, it is better to go for them in the nearby village of Liopetri, where yes our days on from generation to generation the secrets of various crafts. In particular, you can buy unbeatable basket of vines, and other products exclusively handmade.

Where to stay: in a fun Limassol or never sleeping Ayia Napa, Larnaca budget or luxury Paphos, in the ultra-quiet Polis or Protaras family; as an option - in Northern Cyprus, Kyrenia or Famagusta. What to see: old Nicosia, the Troodos monasteries, or take a cruise to Jerusalem or Cairo, to visit Northern Cyprus - in the towns of Kyrenia and Famagusta. You may also be interested in Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro. See also: Weather in Cyprus in April. The most popular towns and resorts of the country: Ayia Napa, Larnaca, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos.