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Protaras Holidays 

With the world class Blue Flag beach of Fig Tree Bay, Protaras is a great option if you’re looking for a beach holiday. With one of the best beaches in Europe, Protaras could stop there but instead this Cypriot town offers waterparks, seafood restaurants and loads of local history. Check out our Protaras holidays today and start planning your next break.

30 °C

The midsummer months in Protaras are hot and sunny at around 27-30°C while spring and autumn are cooler but still warm at 19-24°C. Midwinter is cool with a 12°C average.

4.5 hours

Larnaca International Airport, around a 50-minute drive to Protaras along Cyprus’ southern coast.

Book a cheap holiday to Protaras with Airtours and enjoy the iconic Fig Tree Bay Blue Flag beach, get stuck into a range of water sports and sample the freshest seafood there is to find. 

Featured holidays in Protaras

Kefalonitis Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Outdoor pool with kids' section
  • 500m to the sandy beach
  • 100m to nearest bars and restaurants

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Apartments Cosmelenia

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • 600m away from Waterworld waterpark
  • Restaurant for evening meals
  • Outdoor swimming pool and splash pool

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Based on 348 reviews

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Paphos Gardens Hotel & Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Only 300m to the beach
  • Two outdoor swimming pools and kids' pool
  • Buffet restaurant and three bars

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Based on 1412 reviews

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Basilica Holiday Resort

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Central location in Paphos
  • Only 250m to the harbour
  • Regular entertainment programme

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Based on 579 reviews

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smartline Protaras

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Outdoor swimming pool and kids' pool
  • 650m to the beach
  • Pool bar serving local cocktails

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Based on 497 reviews

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A beach resort town at the southeast end of Cyprus, Protaras has a great location if you’re after a variety of activities. With world-class beaches, lots of All Inclusive hotels and easy access to the beautiful Cape Greco, Protaras has tons to keep you occupied. Cheap holiday deals are the best way to enjoy everything Protaras has to offer while you soak up the rays and know you’ve got your holiday for a great price. 

Beach holidays in Protaras are famous for one particular thing; Fig Tree Bay. This was once voted one of Europe’s top beaches and has Blue Flag status. Lifeguards, showers and toilets make this a family friendly area and there’s plenty to keep children busy. With water sports from windsurfing to diving, this is the perfect place to spend a sea and sand based holiday.


If you want a day away from the lively beach town of Protaras, head west to the Cape Greco National Forest Park. This nature park has wildlife, a wide variety of plant life, volcanic rock and clear blue water with beautiful views into the distance. If you love to be outside in nature, it’s a must visit and you can spend hours wandering the paths and seeing the beautiful landscape.

Protaras is well set up for tourism and offers you a huge range of restaurants and bars with local and international food. Greek, Turkish and Cypriot foods blend to ensure delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and this wine-producing country offers excellent drinks as well. Music can be heard wherever you are and especially in the evenings when Protaras gets lively. After a long day splashing in the water and building sand castles, even children will delight in the tasty meals and amazing desserts.

Protaras is best for

Beach Lounging: Love beaches? Protaras is a resort town with not only great quality All Inclusive hotels, but also Fig Tree Bay, a beach that was once voted one of Europe’s best. It’s still a Blue Flag beach and is the top selling point of Protaras.  

Nightlife devotees: Full of restaurants, bars and clubs, Protaras’ nightlife has something for everyone. Family friendly restaurants serve freshly caught seafood alongside delicious kids’ meals while bars and clubs play music into the night if you’re after a lively evening.

Oceangoers: With sea temperatures above 20C in the summer months, Protaras is the place to dive right in and have a go at water sports from windsurfing to kayaking or diving with a SCUBA school.

Fast facts

Location: Protaras is located just to the east of Ayia Napa in the south east of Cyprus. 

Language: Greek and English are widely spoken with some of the local population also speaking Turkish.

Currency: Euro.

Beaches: Fig Tree Bay was once rated in the top ten best beaches in Europe, and is a Blue Flag beach with clean sand and water.

Drive on the: Left.

Flight Time: Flying from London to Larnaca International, Protaras’ nearest airport, takes 4.5 hours.

Time Zone: Cyprus’ is 2 hours ahead of the UK in winter and 3 hours ahead in summer.

Safety: From April to October each year, Fig Tree Bay beach has lifeguards, making this a safe destination for families.

Weather and climate

Temperature: 12°C averages in the deepest winter and hot summers around 25-30°C

Best time to visit: With summer highs in the low 30s and averages in the high 20s, Protaras has sunny and hot summer months. Mild winters with sunshine give you that New Year boost and spring and autumn are warm with cool nights. 

Getting Around

By Taxi: Getting around by taxi can be expensive and fares are best agreed with the driver up front. Airport transfer taxi services can be booked in advance online where you can look for the best price, or have one recommended by your hotel. 

By Hire Car: Hiring a car is a great way to get around Cyprus as there’s a lot to explore. Cypriots drive on the left.

By Bus: There is a large private bus system which is an affordable way to get around, but make sure you have small change.

By Foot: Protaras is a resort town with good footpaths.


For cultural explorers: Just fifteen minutes away from Protaras, at the Ayia Napa Venetian Monastery, an International Festival takes place each year in September or October.   You’ll see Cypriot traditions and shows, folk dancing, theatre and opera; it’s a magical place to experience local culture.  

For film lovers: At the end of June every year is the Protaras Summer Film Festival, where visitors can watch old and new movies on a huge screen outside in the warm air. Free of charge and lasting over a week, this is great fun for everyone. 

For dancers: Protaras and neighbouring Ayia Napa are filled with clubs and bars that host famous DJs year round, especially in the summer months. For those who like to dance through the night, Protaras always has parties and special events that change from month to month.

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