Protaras is the tourist area of Paralimni  , one of the most beautiful areas on the island of Cyprus. Protaras is an iconic bay with clear waters and golden sand and it extends along the east area of Paralimni. In one of its bays, commonly known as Fig Tree there is a small island about 100 metres from the shore. This area is the main productive area of Paralimni. Hundreds of windmills which are located in the area give it a special beauty.

The centre of Paralimni where the largest church square of Cyprus is located, includes three churches. The two churches are dedicated to Saint George. A few metres further down is an ancient byzantine church which is dedicated to Agia Anna. Today this church belongs to the department of Antiquities and is one of the most historic sights which foreign tourists visit.

In the area of Louma , a visitor has the chance to visit the graphic fishing shelter with the chapel of Saint Nicholas which gives an island colour to the location. There you can enjoy a coffee or relax by looking at the sea, watching the fishing boats go and come.

Before we reach the heart of the tourist area of Protara, visitors can see the chapel of Prophet Elias. It is built on a granite hill. During the last couple of years a church of byzantine architecture was built in the position of the small room which was used as a church. In order to reach this chapel you must climb a steep stairway with 153 steps, however the wonderful view rewards the visitor.

Near Cavo Greco, at a small distance from the sea is a graphic chapel dedicated to the Agious Anargirous (Kosmas and Damianos). In the same area you will also find the chapel of Agion Saranta hidden in the rocks. The lovers of nature will enjoy the wonderful environment as well as the chapel.

Protaras extends along the length of the sandy coastline of Fig Tree Bay in Cyprus, and is a peaceful place for families. The magnificent beach is the main site. But do keep in mind the legendary monster of Agia Napa. This monster will inspire you to tell many fun stories while eating Cypriot delicacies at one of the many local outdoor fish taverns.

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