- The resort of many beaches
Another lovely beach in Protaras is Pernera Beach
which is just to the north of Fig Tree Bay, whilst
to the south of the village is Konnos Bay, a fabulous
beach in a small cove on the fringes of Cape Greco,
the rocky south-eastern end of Cyprus where, if diving
and snorkeling is more to your liking, the shoreline
that has some outstanding rock formations and sea
caves offers a multitude of opportunities and continues
round almost all the way to Ayia
Protected from the wind, the sea is always calm and
crystal clear, and with the natural environment (that
has very strict government controls), along with the
hilly slopes that are covered in lush greenery throughout
the year, the ecological charm and character of the
area has not been adulterated, thereby attracting
local and foreign tourists.
a part of Paralimni town
Protaras is part of the town of Paralimni which has also become the main municipality in the
free Famagusta region. It has an excellent new road
connection with all the main towns and is only three
quarters of an hour drive from Larnaca International
Airport at the most.
The white-washed town of Protaras creates a much calmer resort than
the noisier, livelier Ayia Napa which is only ten
minutes away, and is especially known for the place
to try freshly grilled fish in the open-air seafood
The village boasts an Ocean Aquarium with over a thousand species
of sea life that can be viewed providing a memorable aquatic experience.
This is in addition to the well renowned breathtaking view of the
Ayios Elias Church that can be admired.