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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

Melini Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Perfect central location
  • 150m to the beach
  • À la carte menu for Half Board option

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 324 reviews

What is included ?

  • Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person). As a guide this provides a weight allowance of 15kgs. Your actual luggage allowance will be shown on the next page. You might be able to purchase additional luggage allowance by contacting the Airline direct.
  • This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
  • Your transfer will be provided by one of our partners. Information on how you will be met at the airport will be included in your travel documents.
  • If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
  • We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
  • Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.

Andreotis Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Within 500m of the beach
  • Open-air restaurant and bar
  • Outdoor swimming pool and kids' pool

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 705 reviews

What is included ?

  • Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person). As a guide this provides a weight allowance of 15kgs. Your actual luggage allowance will be shown on the next page. You might be able to purchase additional luggage allowance by contacting the Airline direct.
  • This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
  • Your transfer will be provided by one of our partners. Information on how you will be met at the airport will be included in your travel documents.
  • If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
  • We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
  • Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.

Christabelle Hotel Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Pool
  • Reception open all hours

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 350 reviews

What is included ?

  • Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
  • This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
  • At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
  • If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
  • We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
  • Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
  • Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Tsokkos Gardens Complex

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Short walk to the golden-sand beach
  • Two outdoor and two kids' pools
  • Only 100m to bars and restaurants

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 997 reviews

What is included ?

  • Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
  • This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
  • At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
  • If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
  • We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
  • Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
  • Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Basilica Holiday Resort

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

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1145 reviews

What is included ?

  • Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
  • This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
  • At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
  • If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
  • We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
  • Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
  • Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

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.


Events

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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