Protaras is situated on the southeastern fringe of Cyprus and has the blessing of the first daybreak in Europe. Paralimni, the main town, integrates the benefits of a conventional town with the benefits of a modern town and there is an air of timelessness in the Town Center.
Protaras, the traveler area, extends along the eastern coast of Paralimni and stretches for 10km from the district of 'Kapparis' to the location of 'Konnos'. Numerous windmills approve its landscape a quaint, relaxing beauty. Fantastic beaches with crystal clear waters are discovered along this coast, the majority of them certified with the prominent Blue Flag status.
Fig Tree Bay is the most precious gem on this seaside tiara and is named after the solidary fig tree that has been planted here by eastern intruders in the 17th century. On the headland of the bay one can see the recently revealed, glass-covered Hellenistic tombs. The selection of watersports abounds at these beaches, varying from snowboarding and paragliding to snorkeling and scuba diving and the boats wait on the piers to take you for unforgettable trips.
The prolonged seaside boardwalk is best for a sundown stroll or a leisurely bike trip offering at the same time the visitor the opportunity to explore even more the location. Along them you'll discover rare types of flora and animals and little chapels will welcome you betraying the orthodox faith of the place like Agioi Saranta which is set in a mountain cavern and Agios Ioannis a little chapel concealed in a valley.
Hotels, self-catering homes, a large range of restaurants, taverns, pubs and clubs are here to cater for the needs of even the most demanding traveler. Whether you pick to merely soak up the sun, check out the undersea world or marvel in the quaint streets of Paralimni while shopping; check out the byzantine church of Ayia Anna and the Conventional House or enjoy yourself in a club, when you are in Protaras-Paralimni a world of options awaits you!