Protaras and its Beautiful Coasts and Beaches!
Trip Start Sep 27, 2011
16Trip End Oct 12, 2011
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Now what you see is very different to what it was back then, however the waters retained the glassy clarity of those days. The resort's beaches are among the most beautiful in Cyprus ….if not the very best in the Mediterranean! Back-to back hotels line the waterfront, with hundreds of other smaller or bigger hotels, restaurants, beach bars and shops scattered all over. It is a touristy resort for sure and it is still charming and very inviting, a resort worth visiting. Personally I feel lucky to be a Cypriot and to have the opportunity to come here wherever I feel like coming.
On the north you will find some isolated coves bitten from the coastline, and if you move 8 kilometres to the south you will come to Ayia Napa, -the other coastal resort, the 24-hour party Mecca
Of course it is not like nobody is here, it is just too quiet. I do realize there are people who seek this, who would come and spend their holidays in a hotel, have long walks in the nearly empty resort and still feel happy. I just mention this because I don’t want to be blamed and have people come here and then be disappointed. Of course star hotels offer the best facilities and service so I believe there is at least something to keep busy and excited. Having a massage for instance at the hotel’s Spa, or spoiling in a Sauna, a Jacuzzi or a Steam room! But don’t blame me if you come here and expect other than what I mentioned above!
Sunbathing is coming first in visitors’ agendas
Local buses can drive you to Paralimni or Ayia Napa or even Larnaca for just a euro, so I also urge people coming here to visit the beautiful Church of Paralimni, as well as the Ancient Monastery of Ayia Napa, and then have a stroll towards the small port and marina with the many fish taverns and bars. These buses pass every 20 minutes and they have become tourists’ best friends! There are so many buses passing by that you can move here and there with very little avoiding spending money on taxi rides.
Cypriots are very fond of Protaras and you will see many coming in August when they have their holidays. The resort is favored byBritish and Germans as well as Russians, and of course other nationalities but the first three I mentioned is the majority
Although Protaras is billed as a predominantly 'family-oriented’ destination, it is also a resort that knows well how to party. Of course if you are hoping for a sound night’s sleep it is essential to check that the hotel you have booked is not next door to one of the many bars or clubs. Otherwise this might spoil your holidays and tempers can quickly get frayed. Don’t miss visiting the Aquamania Water Park which is located next to the Anastasia Beach Hotel with the 7 waterslides to ride, and a lazy river to relax. I trust it will be a fun filled day for the whole family!!!
Now, see the photos I have taken and who knows, there might be a possibility of you visiting Protaras soon and really have the chance to swim here.
Personally if I have my flippers along and snorkel I love rocky beaches, but I just as well love swimming in open stretches of sandy beaches like the Fig tree bay. In a couple of photos I posted in my previous entry I forgot to mention that the fig tree still exists. If not the old huge fig tree but there are smaller fig trees in that specific area, trees that come from the old fig tree! They are looked after by the Community in Paralimni. They have them watered and lopped.
NOTE: The photos you see below show the southern coast of the Fig Tree Bay.
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