Protaras Area Beaches
Most beaches in Protaras adhere to the “Greening Cyprus Beaches” sustainable tourism initiative started by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO), the Travel Foundation UK, and the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI) in 2010. The most popular and best-known beach in Protaras is Fig Tree Bay. Others worth seeing when you vacation here include Nissi Beach, Makronissos Beach with its pristine sands, and the tranquil Ayia Thekla Beach.
Ayia Thekla Beach
Ayia Thekla Beach is a splendid seaside destination, part of the Natura 2000 network of protected areas. It has soft, golden sand stretching about 300 meters along the coast. Clean and well-organized, it has the Blue Flag seal of approval from the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Close to the shore, a small islet serves as a natural breakwater, protecting the beach from the waves.Read More
Fig Tree Bay
The Fig Tree Bay is an enticing destination, famous as the site of a centuries-old fig tree (according to tradition, from the 17th century) – hence the name of the place. It has a beautiful 500 metres Blue Flag beach and is constantly maintained by volunteers of the Greening Cyprus Beaches sustainable tourism initiative. The sand is fine, and the waters clear enough to see the seabed and all kinds of little marine creatures.Read More
The Green Bay Beach is a secluded spot between Fig Tree Bay and Konnos Beach. It is favoured for its scenic seascape and clean waters, which are ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling. There are several companies close to the Green Bay Beach providing scuba gear and classes for all skill levels.Read More
A short, twenty minutes drive from Leonardo Crystal Cove Hotel & Spa by the Sea in Protaras, Nissi Beach is a 500 metres stretch of sand. Nissi Beach got its name from an islet not far from the coast of Ayia Napa. It is a very busy beach, well organized, with sun loungers and parasols, some thatched, looking rather exotic compared to other beaches in the region.Read More