Beautiful, idyllic sandy beaches ideal for watersports, dozens of caves to explore, and lots of nightlife laid on by the resort's hotels, all contribute to making Cyprus holidays in Protaras a great choice with The Co-operative Travel.
Stretching out along three miles of the Famagusta coastline on the east side of the islands, Protaras is a much more laid-back and civilised counterpart to its near-neighbour, Ayia Napa.
Here, though, the beaches are undoubtedly the main draw, each with their own individual appeal. For example, water sports are the main attraction of Fig Tree Bay, while Skoutari, further north, has quiet waters ideal for snorkeling.
Many of Protaras' large hotels also have dedicated sports and gym facilities, which make the all-inclusive holidays many offer very attractive to anyone looking for something other than just a lazy holiday. Among more leisurely activities, boat trips to Cape Greko are popular, but here again there are opportunities to get active, exploring the unspoiled coastline and its nature trails.
Night-time activities bring Protaras to life, but offer very little by way of tradition, instead concentrating on tribute acts and karaoke, and many continuing well into the small hours. If you're still in the mood, however, there are plenty of taxis ready to take you into Ayia Napa.
Relatively few restaurants in Protaras serve authentic Greek-Cypriot food and a visit to the town of Paralimni is therefore advisable for those who wish to sample a splendid village Meze, a traditional banquet of savoury dips, bite-size kebabs, stews and casseroles.
Give a Protaras package holiday a look if you're searching for a Cyprus holiday that's more laid back than the full-on Ayia Napa experience, and trust The Co-operative Travel to make it fit around you.