Protaras from its Foundation ! -Fig Tree Bay
Trip Start Sep 27, 2011
16Trip End Oct 12, 2011
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Protaras is a favorite and very popular resort destination.
Before 1974 it was nothing here. Historically it was known as "Fig Tree Bay". I came here with Yianni on bikes when it was just fields and coasts around the year 1982 with the shyly erection of the first few hotels.
Leaving our 2 children behind with my parents in Larnaca we booked a week's stay at a newly then very popular 5* hotel in Ayia Napa
Our day trip had everything. Above all it was a scenic ride to adventure, with much excitement and exercise. We set off on bikes which we hired that morning after our breakfast, riding next to flowery bitter-orange and balmy lemon trees, musky colorful fields with poppies, daisies and anemones. Land with chamomile, thyme and wild mint. It is a ride we always remember. We needn’t rush it, we had frequent stops next to the fields or by the coast taking photos and having fun. The road was quite narrow when we left behind Ayia Napa, and surely not flat.
The interchanging hills and valleys with pastures made the trip so interesting. The aroma spreading out in the gentle breeze of March varied depending on what we had around us.
I remember when we reached the fig tree bay how amazed we were seeing the stretch of sandy beach and the beauty of this area
What I have given you here is my little memorable story of years back, and I will stop the entry here post some photos and continue with Protaras and how the resort is nowadays on the following entry. There are more beautiful pictures in the second part which I urge you not to miss. Protaras might become your next vacation destination.
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