Temperature: Summer averages of 27°C.
Best time to visit: Beach lovers enjoy the high temperatures of June and July.
Protaras’ warm, dry summers are classic of Cyprus’ Mediterranean climate. The temperatures begin to head towards the mid-20s (°C) in May, often reaching 27°C in July and August, when you’ll enjoy an average of 12 hours sunshine a day.
Families: This family-friendly resort has lots to do, from the safe, sandy beaches and local aquarium to the fun Water World water park.
Beach lovers: The famous Fig Tree Bay is right on your doorstep, complete with dazzling white sand and clear waters.
Active types: From sailing and water sports in the clean blue water to hiking or cycling through the beautiful landscape, there is lots to keep active types busy.
More about Protaras
Language: Both Greek and Turkish are spoken in the town.
Currency: The local currency is the Euro (€).
Local time: Protaras is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Larnaca International Airport. From Larnaca, it's 1 hour to Protaras.
Flight time from UK: The flight time to Protaras is 4–5 hours.
Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at http://www.visitcyprus.com/index.php/en/.
Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cyprus for recommendations and advice on visas and health.
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By bus: The region is served by a regular and efficient bus service, which connects Protaras to the likes of Ayia Napa. The buses are very cheap and run approximately every 10 minutes in high season.
By taxi: There are plenty of taxis available in Protaras, offering an easy and relatively good value way to get around. If you’re planning to use a taxi to get to and from the airport, it’s worth booking in advance.
On foot: The beach and town centre are within walking distance of most accommodation.
Summer beach festival: Every July, the Summer Beach Festival takes place on Fig Tree Bay. It offers a packed programme of music and arts events over five days, with plenty of local food and drink to be sampled too.
Ayia Napa festival: It’s just a 15-minute drive to Ayia Napa, which holds a popular Summer Festival every August. The action takes place in the famous Seferis Square, and gives you an insight in traditional Cypriot culture with a line-up of free exhibitions and performances.