Protaras by Taxi
Protaras has emerged as an alternative resort to the abandoned Famagusta. Nowadays, Protaras has become one of the main tourist attraction locations in the South East coast and in the whole of Cyprus.
Get there from Larnaca Airport
From the international airport is in Larnaca, it is 50 minute taxi ride to Protaras. If you don’t want to rely on your negotiation skills you can pre-book your taxi transfer from Larnaca Airport to Protaras here. Our taxi price for a 4 seater one way all inclusive is €48. When hailing a taxi outside the airport expect a total fare somewhere between €55 to €65.
You can easily get around the main Protaras area by foot. To anywhere from anywhere it shouldn’t take you more than 25 min. A newly created wooden pathway right by the sea takes you from center of Protaras to Pernera area Protaras in less than 10 min. Great for romantic walks or a nice run at anytime. The pathway is lighted at night.
- Fig Tree Bay is one of the best beaches of the area where you can enjoy bathing in the calm clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, lay down in the fine sand or relax in the provided sunbeds and umbrellas. Refreshing fruit cocktails, homemade sandwiches and delicious Frappes are served in a coffee/bar just on top of Fig Tree Bay offering a really pleasant atmosphere to its clients.
The offshore rocky islet that can be seen from the beach offers the chance of some seclusion although you have to be a fairly strong swimmer to be able to reach it. After the beach, the town itself has much to offer. With a large variety of shops, picturesque houses and a relaxing seaside pedestrian route stretching for as long as 15km, you can enjoy some delightful walks in the area. The Profitis Ilias church is a town landmark, located on top of a hill 100 metres high which offers a glorious panoramic view over Protaras and the Sea. Climb the 300 steps up the hill, view the breathless sight and go inside the small church which is definitely worth a visit. There is a fantastic selection of restaurants and traditional Cypriot taverns where you can try a large variety of Cypriot dishes, fresh fish and international cuisine. The staff are usually friendly and welcoming and many times they will be able to speak two or three languages including English. At night you can test your singing skills at one of the many karaoke bars in town, meet up with the locals and holiday makers or even watch your football team playing live at many other great places to go out and enjoy a fun night out in Protaras.
- Cape Greco. Cape Greco, also known as Cavo Greco is a headland in the southeastern part of the island of Cyprus. It is at the southern end of Famagusta Bay. It lies between the towns of Ayia Napa and Protaras, both of which are popular tourist resorts. It is frequently visited by many tourists for its natural beauty. It is a protected nature park. From the high points on the cliff that rests at the cape one can view amazing sights out to sea. According to local legend it is also the home of the ‘Ayia Napa sea monster’.
- Church of Ayios Ilias. On the outskirts of Protaras is a small attractive stone church set atop a rocky crag – the Church of Ayios Ilias. It is well worth a walk to the church and the climb to the top. From the top there is a panoramic view of Protaras and the surrounding countryside.
For the most adventurous children, parents and groups of friends, there are also a variety of watersports provided at the beach. Just to name a few are Parasailing, Self Drive Speed Boats, Jet Skis, Water Skiing, Wakeboarding, Crazy Squab, Banana, Pedal Boats, Private luxury yacht, among many others.
Protaras, has some of the most beautifull beaches and dive sites for all tastes. You can scuba dive year round at Cyclops Bay, Green Bay, the Chapel, the Canyon, the Blue Hole and the two wrecks of the area Nemesis III and Liberty Wrecks..
Ask your driver for valubale insider tips, or book a private tour through our offices