Finding your way around in Protaras
PROTARAS & PARALIMNI
Protaras is the closest place to find restaurants, shops and beaches.
You could also check out Paralimni Old town – if you have a sweet tooth, try bon bon crepes and have a wander round the 3 churches. (the map adds the churches and crepe place to for you)
Closest bank and ATM
There are lots of banks and ATM’s around. For exchanging money – Nicks bottle shop has a good exchange rate.
Metro supermarket is open for anyone to visit, it is two floors and is a large grocery store with cheese and meat counter. They have a cafeteria upstairs and a large carpark. Baskets are free inside and trolleys are available *(most usually take 1 or 2 euro coins)
Lidl is another popular supermarket and more well know with tourists. It has a large car park and trolleys available (1 / 2 euro coins). There are two lidl’s
About the beaches
There are lots and lots of small bays and sandy beaches in the areas close to you, i have tried to highlight a few of our favourite that we visit a lot during summer, but if you would like something specific just message me and i will make some more suggestions. If i had to pick a few it would be Vrysoudion, Konnos Beach and Sirena bay. 🙂
Golden Coast Beach
Golden coast beach is another popular beach, it has a small harbour and traditional church, a horse shoe shape beach with restaurants overlooking it and there is also water sports, lifeguard and sun bed facilities. https://goo.gl/maps/9DcknDgg2u12
Fig Tree Bay & Protaras
Fig Tree bay is a famous and more popular beach, it stretches the length of Protaras and all the beaches are linked with a walkway, there are lots of restaurants, kiosks, bars and shops. On the beaches are water sports, sun bed hire and lifeguards on duty.
Nissi beach is not such a family beach although you will see lots of children there. It is well known for being vibrant and loud and is a beach lined with small bars and music, foam parties and events. https://goo.gl/maps/Tt1hkqQCeGT2
Vrysoudion beach is one of my favourite beaches, it is only a smaller bay but has lots of flowers and greenery around it. I find it really peaceful and relaxing. There is a restaurant there called Aggelios and a car park and there is a beach bar which sell drinks / snacks. The beach bar area also has sunbeds and seating areas (grass area) that you can hire if you didn’t want to go on to the beach.
Firemans beach is the closest beach to you and is set down a little, it has a small kiosk at the top and parking area and sun-beds / umbrellas are available for hire.
Sirena bay is on our top beaches, it has a beautiful cafe / restaurant there and a small sandy beach not so well known with tourists. It is best to avoid this beach on weekends as it is very busy with locals. A great little hidden treasure.
This is my second favourite beach, it is set down in a nature reserve of Konnos. It is a great beach, offers a kiosk for drinks and snacks, life guard, water sports and sun bed hire. The beach is very busy on weekends but well worth a visit. If you are visiting this beach in Cape Greco – make sure you stop for a drink overlooking the bay in the Grecian Park (Cliff Bar) – its a little pricey but lovely and also make a few sight seeing stops at the Sea Caves, church and lovers bridge. If you have a little time to spare check out the open air sculpture park. (free entrance)
https://goo.gl/maps/yxHAoYxYPZ82 – Just to the beach
https://goo.gl/maps/igMffJvBip92 – All the places in one map (sculpture park, grecian park / cliff bar, sea caves, lovers bridge and the church plus loves bridge 2, the view from the top, ayia napa monetary)
Refer to our A4 guide for places to eat, but here are some handy links to get you to them:
Kapparis ST RAFAEL – This one is NEW so not in our guide but they have live music once a week (i believe on a Thursday) and its a great place for traditional food and fish. https://goo.gl/maps/frr6BQAWgXt
Pernera BLUE SPICE – https://goo.gl/maps/KotkmC4iPuC2
Pernera THE SHACK – https://goo.gl/maps/ccRHPHv4UjJ2
Pernera KALAMIES – https://goo.gl/maps/ktAPxeEg2CH2
Pernera LA CULTURA DEL GUSTA – https://goo.gl/maps/np4StSR1Fin
Kapparis JUST ITALIAN – https://goo.gl/maps/9HcTjZ9hoUG2
Cape Greco CLIFF BAR – this one is inside the grecian park (follow the map links under konnos beach)
Protaras Vangelis – https://goo.gl/maps/o9UEULomzMS2
Protaras Paladela – https://goo.gl/maps/4S7hWwiHrNH2