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Where in the world: Europe  /  Cyprus  /  Famagusta District  /  Paralimni  /  Protaras

Top 15 things to do in Protaras

1. Fig Tree Bay

Known for white to golden sands and crystal-clear waters, Fig Tree Bay offers an escape from the party atmosphere and the excitement of Ayia Napa. Widely popular among families with children, this Blue Flag beach has a shallow shore with a very gentle decline, and soft, sandy sea bottom. Featuring subtropical vegetation, such as figs trees, palm trees, and prickly pear cacti, the area also offers numerous photo opportunities. Try the water sports here, which include waterskiing, windsurfing, and parasailing, or unwind with a famous Greek frappe at one of the cafes nearby.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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2. Church of Profitis Elias

With a typical orthodox interior that features biblical images on walls and ceilings, Church of Profitis Elias stands above towns and valleys overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. You'll need to climb some 150 stairs to reach this small stone church with one dome and a bell tower, built in Byzantine style. Visitors often tie a piece of cloth or a ribbon to a nearby tree, signifying a remembrance of a loved one. At the top, you'll be 100 m (330 ft) above area surroundings with expansive views of the bay bellow. Be sure to take water with you, as the climb can be tiring.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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3. Scuba & Snorkeling

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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4. Discover Scuba Diving for Beginners in Protaras. Inc Photos

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Enjoy the most amazing underwater experience with our Discover Scuba Diving session (for adults and children aged 10+). You will receive a first class service from our professional staff, who will provide a detailed explanation of the dive equipment and safety procedures, before practicing some basic skills with you in shallow water. You will then set out with your instructor for your scuba dive! All necessary equipment is included and no prior experience is necessary. With clear, calm seas and easy entry to the water, this is without exception the best place for your first ever scuba dive. Dive with Poseidon, the #1 rated dive centre on Tripadvisor!Photos and refreshments are included! Free hotel transfers are available in the local area, if required.There are 2 options for this experience on the booking page - please choose the right option for you.Minimum age: 10 years oldDuration: approx 2.5 - 3.0 hour
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Tours from $77 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Ocean Aquarium

Ocean Aquarium is home to animals representing more than 1,000 species including crocodiles, penguins, turtles, birds, raccoons, and numerous marine creatires. Walk through 12,500 sq m (135,000 sq ft) of tropical gardens and encounter turtles swimming in ponds, and the critically endangered Siamese crocodiles in their swampy habitat. You'll meet Humboldt penguins from the coasts of Chile and Peru, and see a primitive alligator gar fish. You'll also get to view 400 species of marine life from numerous seas, rivers, lakes, and oceans of the world.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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6. Submarine Tours

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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7. Parasailing & Paragliding

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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8. The APHRODITE 2 LAZY DAY CRUISE including Lunch onboard

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The Lazy Day Cruise offers you the chance to relax and see all the bays and beaches of the east coast of Cyprus.Fabulous views from the sea of Ayia Napa & Protaras, taking in the sea Caves of Ayia Napa, Palace caves of Cape Greco, with swimming stops in the Fabulous BLUE LAGOON & KONNOS BAY. You also get super photo opportunities when viewing the famous Lovers bridge, Green Bay, Protaras, & Fig Tree Bay. We then view the ghost town of Famagusta, where we give you a brief history of the events of 1974 which left to the resort being bombed and abandoned. Our Roast lunch which is included is then served in the downstairs lounge and of course, we also have a vegetarian option. With an open sea return and final swim stop, we then return back to Ayia Napa harbour to complete your super relaxing dayThe Aphrodite 2 is a triple-deck vessel with a passenger carry capacity of 150pax, offering the top sun deck, main deck, interior lounge, tables and bar, with the washrooms in the lower deck.
Suggested duration: 5 hours
Tours from $44 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

10. Konnos Bay, Ayia Napa

Experience paradise at Konnos Bay, a picturesque shoreline in a nature reserve. With protection from heavy winds, the calm, blue sea makes for great swimming and snorkeling. When you've finished cooling off, return to the soft yellow sand to rent an umbrella, or pick out a floating sun lounger and stay on the water. Rent water-sports equipment on site, and rest at ease while lifeguards keep watch over younger visitors. This destination is easily accessible by car, foot, or bike.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $33 › Learn more about Konnos Bay

11. Pearl Spa

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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12. Blue Lagoon Cruise Ayia Napa

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The Blue Lagoon Cruise is an adventure driven by our passion to show you the best of Ayia Napa coastline has to offer above and below the waterline. We go the extra mile to give you an unforgettable day, probably the best day of your holidays !!! We sail along the south-eastern coast of Cyprus, passing by all landmarks We do two one-hour long swimming stops.Masks and Snorkels are provided free of charge, however, you have to put a deposit of 10 Euro for borrowing them and when you return the snorkels it is given back to you. If you prefer to top your tan there are 40 mattresses on the top deck for sunbathing. Once onboard, chill out with soft, relaxing music and the usual gentle breeze as we cruise along with the crystal clear waters of Cape Greco and the Blue Lagoon.
Suggested duration: 4 hours
Tours from $33 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

13. Nissi Beach, Ayia Napa

Get the party going at Nissi Beach, Cyprus's number one party spot. Stretching along 500 m (0.3 mi) of white sand seashore, the beach is considered one of the most exotic one on the island and it's been awarded the EU Blue Flag. The sea is shallow and crystal clear here, while the surrounding area is filled with palm trees and subtropical plants. You'll see a small islet just offshore, which you can access by foot, for a completely new view of Ayia Napa. Refrain, however, from joining the cliff jumpers at this spot.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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14. Scuba & Snorkeling, Ayia Napa

Suggested duration: 3 hours
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15. Caves Jeep Safari from Protaras & Ayia Napa

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An off-road adventure exploring majestic caves, natural bridges, forgotten churches and a chance to splash in some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast. Walk across the lovers bridge; its deemed good luck. Visit the famous Sea caves and if you are brave enough take a dive in its crystal blue waters. Trek to the top of Cape Greko, the most eastern point of Europe with its breath-taking views. Quick stop at the natural bridge of Koraka with the Blue Lagoon as its back drop. The chapel and cave of Agioi Anargiroi where once for pray, now only used for snorkelling and cliff jumping by locals and tourists.Time for an icy cold Frappe and a refreshing swim, and its exactly what you can do at Konnos Bay. Next; to the mythical cave of Cyclopes, and our final stop at the quirkiest little chapel in the world.PLEASE NOTE THE PROGRAM MAY ALTER SLIGHTLY DURING THE WINTER MONTHS BETWEEN NOVEMBER AND MARCH!
Suggested duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Tours from $49 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

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