Famous for its golden sandy beaches, crystal clear water and its relaxed laid back atmosphere, Protaras is the place for those in search of a calm, picturesque wedding location. Protaras, about 15 minutes’ drive from Nissi Beach, and tends to spark a love-at-first-sight reaction for couples. This place is defined by vine-wrapped tavernas and some of the prettiest coastal spots in the region.
Protaras is a purpose-built resort on the southeastern coast of Cyprus. The reason it’s here is the sandy patchwork of beaches that blankets the rugged coastline – which is a real draw in itself for the scenic walks. It’s a fairly compact place, so you’ll find the lively bars and restaurants right on the main street. And when you want to really let your hair down, the clubs and bars of Ayia Napa are just a 10-minute taxi ride away.
Beaches on this part of the coast are reckoned to be the island’s best. The resort’s main one, Fig Tree Bay, comes with a raft of watersports and a little island you can swim out to. There are five other quality beaches round here, too, some with Blue Flag status. Green Bay, about 10 minutes away, is more tranquil, and in the same area there’s also Sirena Bay. This one’s a real secluded gem – a tiny cove with just a tree-shaded bar and restaurant.