The famous Fig Tree Bay is by far the most popular beach in the town, but it can be crowded during the summer months. If you are seeking some solitude for the day, it is possible to swim out to the small rocky islet you can see from the beach to enjoy some peace and quiet. Other tranquil beaches in the area include Green Bay to the south of busy Protaras, and Kapparis beach to the north. Aside from the beach, there are plenty of walks you can enjoy while on your holidays in Protaras. The surrounding area is full of unspoilt countryside to explore, and a trip up to the Church of Agios Ilias is a must. Clamber up the 300 steps to it and enjoy panoramic views of Protaras, the beach, and the sea beyond.
Package holidays in Protaras are a much quieter alternative to the nearby resort of Ayia Napa, where the clubbing scene has propelled its growth. While Protaras grew up as a result of Ayia Napa’s success, it is a resort much better suited for families and couples. There are plenty of excellent restaurants here, like Rocks Restaurant Steak House, for an international menu, and The Corner Restaurant, for more traditional Mediterranean and Cypriot cuisine.