Another once quiet village, situated on the
northern side of Ayia Napa, Protaras has grown into an almost conurbation,
joining Dherinia on the north, Paralimni is to the west and almost
adjoining Ayia Napa and to the Southern outskirts of Protaras. Once upon a
time it was no more than a small collection of hotels on the beach with a
few houses servicing the people who worked in them, but over the last 20
years it has grown in its own right into a rather smart, more upmarket
version of what Ayia Napa may have aspired to. It is spread out, so as to
give an impression of space, and yet it has everything you might want
whilst on holiday, including plenty of places to eat out and make merry,
as well as entertainment for the kids in the guise of lunar parks, quiet
sandy beaches, with interesting coves and places to explore.
The beaches are interesting
and because there are many small ones in little coves, running all the way
from Ayia Napa, most are not that crowded except maybe in the middle of
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A variety of views in Protaras, highlighting the
still peaceful atmosphere, whilst providing all that a civilised
holiday maker might want.
There is little else to say
about the place, as it has become a fully fledged tourist resort in it's
own right. Very popular for weddings, the municipality has a nice set up
and are quite accommodating. The registry office itself is not that
inviting, so they are happy enough to perform weddings in various
locations in Protaras, and there are some nice hotels, where a wedding in
the grounds can be a truly romantic affair.
hotels in Protaras
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It is a child friendly
destination, there is not only quite a lot to keep the little ones
entertained within quite small distances, but it is a safe place to take
them to the beach and let them run around , without worrying, as you
would in most of Europe these days.
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