Protaras offers holidaymakers a quieter resort on the eastern coast of Cyprus, away from the hustle and bustle that can be found around Ayia Napa. A fairly modern resort, visitors on a Protaras holiday have found a charming beach resort combined with a range of facilities designed to fill anyones needs during their holiday. Popular with families, the miles of sandy beaches which border the town are rated some of the best in Cyprus and have proven Protaras to be a popular holiday resort with all visitors.
The white sandy beaches which can be found on a Protaras holiday are mainly located to the north of the town and there are a range of scuba diving sites to be found taking advantage of the crystal clear Mediterranean waters. The calm waters of the Protaras beaches as well as other attractions including water parks make Protaras ideal for those with families. The selection of water sports available ensure that older children looking for a more adventurous time are also catered for.
For those wishing to experience more of Cyprus during a Protaras holiday a wide variety of excursions can be booked from Protaras and are well worth the effort. From trips to the countryside and mountains to Nicosia and other major towns on the island it is easy to book a daytrip away from the beach. Before that though, you will need to book your trip and Mercury Holidays wide selection of flights and offers to Protaras can help you experience this great side of Cyprus at ease with little effort.
The climate is typically Mediterranean and due to its location can work out as one of the hottest parts of the region during the summer. Summers are hot and dry (they can be completely rainless from May - mid-September), the summer skies are generally cloudless. Inland the Troodos and Kyrenia mountain ranges are refreshingly cooler. During the winter months, the weather is still pleasant although some rainfall may be experienced with anywhere between 117 - 133mm for Dec and Jan. Cyprus is generally a very sunny island, this goes for winter too with the sun out for approximately 6 hours per day. In summer there can be 12 to 13 hours of sun per day.
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