Hotels in Protaras
Popular hotels in Protaras
The Blue Ivy Hotel And Suites
Golden Coast Beach Hotel
Mandalena Hotel Apts
Bohemian Gardens Hotel
Cavo Maris Beach
Kokkinos Boutique Hotel
Evalena Beach Hotel
Kapetanios Bay Hotel Protaras - Cyprus
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From beach fun to discovering the rich local culture, Larnaca holidays have it all. Situated on the south-eastern edge of Cyprus, the coastline around the city boasts some of the country’s best beaches and diving sites, perfect if you’re a bit of a water baby! There are plenty of family-friendly attractions to keep little ones happy, too.
And there are lots of archaeological sites to explore if you love a bit of history. When it comes to food, you’ll find a cosmopolitan choice of restaurants, cafés and bars catering to every taste, from sampling the delicious local wines and Cypriot cuisine, to enjoying fish and chips or pizza.
Things to do
From exploring the antique shops of the old town to hitting the water on a banana boat, there’s something for everyone on your Larnaca holiday. The soft golden sands and shallow waters of Nissi Beach are a short bus ride away, putting you within easy reach of one of the best beaches in the Mediterranean.
The thrilling complex of slides and pools at Water World, Cyprus’ largest water park, are at nearby Ayia Napa, and are a must-visit for families.
Fancy something more laid back? Simply stay and enjoy a leisurely lunch along Larnaca’s bustling palm-lined seafront promenade. In the evening enjoy your meal like a local at a quiet taverna, or head to the bright lights of nearby party-capital Ayia Napa to dance the night away.
History and culture
Being the oldest city in Cyprus, it’s no surprise that Larnaca has so much history to explore. The historical centre offers visitors a whole host of museums and ancient sites to visit, such as the famous Saint Lazarus Church and Larnaca Fort. And what’s more, the size of the city means that you can easily make your way around the most popular hotspots by foot.
Night life and dining
Larnaca’s modern city was built on top of the ruins of the ancient city of Kition. In its place, you will now find a huge selection of bars, restaurants and cafés where you can indulge in all the local food and drink. You’ll find plenty of places along the seafront promenade where you can take a seat and watch the world go buy whilst enjoying a drink or two. Or, if you prefer things a little more fast paced, there is a good selection of clubs and discos too.
Choice of beaches
Larnaca has a wealth of sandy beaches stretching along its coastline. Two of the most famous beaches in the Larnaca area are McKenzie Beach and also Phinikoudes Beach, boasting blue flag status. Phinikoudes is situated just north of the city and is lined with countless palm trees. It’s the main tourist area of Larnaca and is surrounded by a huge choice of shops, bars and restaurants. Venture further afield and you’ll find no less than 14 blue flag beaches in the Ayia Napa area.
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Ayia Napa holidays have a reputation as being a non-stop fun in the sun. Here you can dance 24 hours a day at a wide choice of bars and nightclubs, soak up the sun on one of the many Blue Flag beaches, hit the waterpark, or enjoy water sports from banana boat rides to scuba diving. Popular with a young crowd looking to make the most of their week or two in the sunshine, there’s a buzzing atmosphere that has earned the town the title of Cyprus’ party capital.
Things to do
The nightlife here may be legendary, but there is lots to keep you busy during the daytime too. Let your toes sink into the soft golden sand on one of the town’s numerous beaches, or hire a sun lounger to sleep off the excesses of the night before. The water is crystal clear and very inviting so if you’re feeling adventurous, choose from the range of water sports on offer, like jet skiing or water skiing.
If you’re dreaming of a yachting lifestyle, sign up for a sailing trip to discover hidden coves. Got the kids with you? Head to the nearby Water World waterpark where you’ll find slides and a lazy river for more family fun.
Explore the stunning coastline
Ayia Napa’s coastline is a stunning mix of rocky headlands and beautiful beaches. If you fancy a little break from the hustle and bustle of Ayia Napa, a visit to the sea caves at Cape Greco is a must. You can hop aboard a boat and enter the caves from the sea or go via car or bus. No matter how you get there, make sure you stick around to watch the incredible sunset.
A family day out
Whether you’re looking for a peaceful dip in the pool or want to have fun racing down water slides, there’s plenty of fun for everyone at Water World Water Park.
Then there are the beautiful stretches of golden sands where the kids can build sandcastles and you can relax and unwind. Take to the water for a fun catamaran trip or explore life below the sea and climb into an underwater scooter. No matter what sort of things you love to do, you’ll have a great day out in Ayia Napa.
When the sun goes down in Ayia Napa the party really begins. Every night the numerous bars and clubs play a great mix of music and plays host to many top DJs. Twice a week the popular Senior Frog’s bar swaps its normal location for the beach, for a party that will go on until the early hours.
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Mix up sun-drenched beaches with a cosmopolitan town bursting with restaurants, bars, and historic attractions to explore and you’ve got the perfect recipe for fun-filled Limassol holidays. Located on the south coast of Cyprus, it’s ideal if you want to do a bit of sightseeing alongside your classic beach holiday. It’s also a family-friendly place with lots on offer to keep the kids entertained.
Things to do
Limassol is a great destination for shopping. Head to Agiou Andreou Street and you’ll find loads of local crafts on sale, as well as My Mall (the biggest in Cyprus), where you’ll find hundreds of shops under one roof including big-name brands like Adidas and Calvin Klein alongside highstreet favourites such as M&S.
After a bit of retail therapy, make sure you delve deeper into the history of Limassol by wandering the maze of cobbled streets that run behind the Old Town. Start by admiring the Byzantine architecture around Agiou Andreou and make your way towards the Medieval castle, which sits near the Old Harbour.
If everyone’s getting a bit hot and bothered, cool them down and take the kids to Fasouri Watermania Waterpark, with a range of slides and wave pools for a day of fun. Hit the beach and try one of the many water sports on offer. If you’re a more experienced diver, the MS Zenobia wreck, which is home to a rich and varied marine life, is close by.
There are plenty of restaurants in Limassol alongside cafés and bars, which is where most people head once the sun goes down. If you’re looking for a light bite, you’ll find a dozen places selling Cyprus’ answer to the doner kebab - gyros. Those craving something more substantial should hit Meze Taverna, whose chefs have 30 years’ experience. Do not leave here without trying the beef stifado, it’s delicious.
Added to all that, there’s a reason that holidaymakers flock to Limassol year after year - it’s cheap! You can grab a pint of beer for around 3 euro, while a three-course set menu will cost as little as 20 euro, not to mention many of its top-rated attractions are free to enter.
A wide range of beaches cover the sun-drenched coast, so finding the right one for you is easy enough to do. You’ll be able to relax on soft, golden sand in Governor’s Beach, or for water sports, the Akti Olympion Blue Flag beach is perfect. Its clear, calm waters are great for activities such as learning to windsurfing or diving. But no matter which one you choose, all of the beautiful shores that line Limassol offer a relaxing setting with excellent views of the glistening, turquoise sea.
As well as the beautiful beaches, Limassol is popular for its fantastic shopping opportunities. Only a short distance from the city centre is My Mall, the largest shopping mall in Cyprus. Browse in hundreds of boutiques, both designer and high street brands. If shopping isn’t for you, there’s lots of other entertainment to get involved with, including bowling and ice skating, plus plenty of restaurants to grab a bite to eat in.
History and culture
Limassol is an important city for Cyprus, as it’s the country’s main industrial port along the large Mediterranean trade route. This is what first made it such a popular holiday destination, well, that and the beautiful climate. There are lots of archaeological sites to see around the city including the ruined city of Kourion. Sticking to traditions of Cypriot life, the city hosts religious festivals throughout the year too.
The variety of bars and clubs that line the streets in the bustling city of Limassol will not disappoint. Head down to Limassol marina where you’ll find well-known places to enjoy a bite to eat at the start of your evening, such as Wagamama and TGI Fridays. There’s also a choice of traditional wine bars and restaurants here such as The Yacht Club, Crystal and Derlicious.
Dance under the stars along the beach in Guaba Beach Bar, where partygoers can dance all day and night to the latest summer music that’s playing from the sound system. For something fruity, make your way to one of the many cocktail bars to watch the bar staff flaunt their skills and enjoy a Mojito or two. Be entertained at a cabaret show, or take to the mic for karaoke; the nightlife is notoriously vibrant with something to suit all tastes. With the large amount of places open until the early hours, your hardest decision will be where to go first.
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