Quick Guide to Protaras
Protaras benefits from excellent weather conditions during the peak holiday season, lush blue water, long beaches and a great atmosphere which all make it a popular destination within Cyprus. You will primarily find that there is greater availability in the summer months as there are more flights coming in from the UK to Larnaca. It is is a mainstay of all the major UK holiday companies and each will have a range of Protaras properties featured in their programmes. Some are apartments and all inclusive is a popular option as well. Protaras is more of family resort compared to it's close neighbour Ayia Napa. Thus you will find many tour operators featuring kids clubs at certain hotels. Some operators have created family villages or family friendly accommodation which will be exclusive to them in the UK market.
Given this, you will likely find the cheapest holiday deals to Protaras in the low summer season in weeks where there are no summer holidays. This might be ideal for you if you have a young family with pre-school kids. Holiday companies will want to fill their family friendly accommodation throughout the summer so you may find more favourable kids prices or special offers at these times.
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How To Get To Protaras
Because of Protaras' eastern location the best airport to book cheap holidays in Protaras is Larnaca, which is roughly 56 kilometres by road. Larnaca car hire will allow you to jump into a vehicle at the airport and then find your own way to your accommodation, although transfers by coach or minibus are also easy to find.
What To Do In Protaras
In the height of the summer the beaches at Protaras are typically packed with holidaymakers, but if this kind of atmosphere is not for you then just a few kilometres down the coast is Cape Greco, where you can find quieter spots that are perfect for swimming and snorkelling. You can also visit the large nearby town of Paralimni on holidays to Protaras. The historic town centre is home to a cluster of three churches which add culture to Protaras holidays.
Where To Stay In Protaras
Protaras hotels are numerous and well suited to the leisurely touristic lifestyle because the area itself has only developed as a result of booming trade generated by travellers. There are hotels located in Fig Tree Bay and on the border with Pernera, with plenty of sea views and short strolls to the beach available from most accommodation. Protaras holidays are ideal for families or groups and there are facilities in all of the hotels to suit a wide variety of needs.