The family friendly and tranquil area of Protaras is situated on the southeast coast of Cyprus and is a popular tourist destination, especially during the summer period. Its numerous Blue Flag sandy beaches with crystal clear waters are just a few of the most desirable destinations for holiday makers around Europe and the world. The abundance of quality restaurants and traditional tavernas, the vibrant area and the exciting nightlife are factors that stand out for visiting the region.
Building on the success of Ayia Napa, located about 10km (6 miles) southwest, it has expanded into a modern holiday resort of considerable size with many high-capacity hotels, hotel apartments, villas, restaurants, pubs and associated facilities. Being quieter than Ayia Napa and having less of a club scene, it has a reputation for catering more for families and Cypriot tourism. Cape Greco is a 10-minute drive from the centre of Protaras, and is considered one of the most beautiful places on the island.
Protaras is also one of the most popular diving destinations, with some of the best dive sites in Cyprus and the eastern Med. Green Bay is the most popular dive site with thousands of first timers testing their scuba skills.