The popular tourist resort of Protaras is located in the far south-eastern corner of the country of Cyprus. It is just to the north-east of the resort of Ayia Napa and located within the predominately Greek area of the country - which enjoys full rights and membership under the European Union. Holidays in Protaras are popular at any time of the year and this is because the island of Cyprus enjoys the sunniest and hottest climate in the whole of the Mediterranean. Whilst there are many hotels available in Protaras, more and more people are choosing to occupy self catering accommodation in the area as this gives them 100% freedom and allows them to enjoy the relaxed way of life from a totally different perspective. Many properties also come with their own swimming pool.
For your holidays in Protaras, it might be easier to list what it is not possible to do in the resort, and the only thing that springs to mind is skiing. But, Cyprus is such an immensely diverse country, even this is possible in the Troodos Mountains during the winter. The resort boasts numerous water sports and these include swimming (of course), sailing, snorkelling, wind surfing, scuba diving, fishing, jet skiing, pedaloes and banana boat rides. There are a huge range of tourist facilities to enjoy in the resort and these include numerous cafés, restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and absolutely everything else you could ever wish for.
You cannot come to Cyprus without investigating some of the Neolithic archaeological attractions that can be found in the area. There is a site located very close to your self catering accommodation in Protaras, plus numerous others scattered across the island. You might also like to find out more about the attractions connected with the mythological Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, who is strongly connected with Cyprus. Some towns for you to consider paying a visit include Larnaca, the Cypriot capital of Nicosia and a trip across the Green Line into the Turkish zone will prove to be very interesting for you. One place that you should definitely visit nearby is the resort of Famagusta. If you are considering a trip to Ayia Napa, bear in mind that this resort tends to cater to the 18 - 30 crowd and is much more rowdy than other parts of the island.
Well now, what can we say about the weather for your holidays in Protaras, apart from the fact that it is near perfect! Cyprus easily enjoys the best weather in the Mediterranean, but this can mean that things really heat up during the main summer months. In fact, in July and August, temperatures can soar well into the forties degrees Celsius. Many people tend to head to the island between the months of March and May and then again from late-September until November, when averages are more likely to be in the twenties. Rainfall is practically non existent during the summer months.
The most convenient airport for your holidays in Protaras will be Larnaca International (LCA). This is the largest and busiest airport in Cyprus and it takes in many flights from the United Kingdom. These are operated through airlines such as British Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, Jet2.com and Monarch. Departures are from Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN), East Midlands (EMA), Bristol (BRS), London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW) and many other main airports.