Protaras is located in the south east of Cyprus in the municipality of Paralimni and is the second largest resort in the Famagusta area after Ayia Napa. Due to major investment and regeneration it has developed into a hugely popular tourist resort. Protaras is home to many beautiful golden sand beaches and clear blue waters with a coveted EC Blue Flag.
Known to the locals as Nissi, the numerous tiny islands off the coast of Protaras have been found to house several important artefacts. Excavations in the area have unearthed the remains of houses, pottery, stone implements and tools, together with natural resources such as deer horns. The settlement is thought to be Neolithic and the area was known as "the land of windmills" as they were used to draw water from underground aquifers to irrigate the surrounding land.
The beautiful coastline of Protaras is lined with numerous geographical features such as sea caves, arches, stacks, jagged cliffs, bays and small isles. If you ever visit this fantastic region then a must see is Potomas Bay and ts colourful fishing boats
With many tavernas, great fish restaurants and international cuisine, Protaras is considered to be one of the best spots on the island and truly a place to relax and is ideal for families.
Protaras is a good location from which to visit other local attractions. Cape Greco is a mere 10 minute drive and is one of the most beautiful places on the island and the night life of Ayia Napa is only a few kilometres away, it's no wonder people decide to invest in Protaras property and it is easy to see why so many residence of Nicosia choose Protaras as the place to escape too when they want to leave the hustle and bustle of city life