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Friday, 15 July 2016

10 things you should do in Protaras and Agia Napa, Cyprus

It is always great to book a holiday away somewhere hot and exotic but when you get there it can be difficult to find new ways to spend your time.

For some, it is easy enough to while away the holiday relaxing on a sun lounger around a pool or at the beach but if, like us, you prefer to get out and about the resort, here are a few tips of fun things to do and see around Protaras and Agia Napa.



1. SCUBA DIVING

Well, I am a diving instructor, so this was bound to be top of my list, wasn't it?!

Cyprus' East coast is full of great dive sites that you can enjoy. From easy dive sites perfect for beginners to more adventurous caves, deeper shore sites and wrecks that can only be reached from the dive boat, there is something for every level of diver.

To book your scuba diving adventure in Cyprus, get in touch with us via the website, Scuba Tech Divers, Cyprus.



2. BOAT TRIPS

When the sun is out and the weather is hot, there is nothing like living life on the Ocean Wave. See the East coast of Cyprus from a different angle on a half day adventure that usually sees you visit the border between Northern and Southern Cyprus, where you can see the ghost town of Famagusta.

After that, most trips will take you around the headland of Cape Greko with plenty of stops for swimming and snorkelling.



3. RENT A BIKE


There are numerous places that do bike rentals in Protaras and Agia Napa and you can usually ask at your hotel reception for information about this.

The East Coast of Cyprus is very biker friendly with a bike path running through the centre of Protaras, up through Paralimni (or alongside the motorway if you prefer), around Cape Greko so you can take in the viewpoints along the way and into Agia Napa.

Feel the breeze and see the sights but be careful not to burn with too much sun exposure... it is a hot country!



4. NISSI BEACH

The beaches around Protaras and Agia Napa are some of the best in Cyprus but if you want something a bit different, pop down to Nissi Beach in Agia Napa.

Hear the latest "tunes" from the beach bars and, on certain days, you can even find yourself at a foam party on the beach!



5. WATERWORLD

Enjoy an action packed day at Waterworld waterpark.

From adventurous rides like Icarus to the lazy river, the water park has rides to cater to all ages and all level of adrenaline junkies.



6. ENJOY A NICE MEAL

There are loads of great restaurants and tavernas in the Protaras and Agia Napa areas but we can particularly recommend 3 to you. Each for a different occasion.

Firstly, there is the Well Inn in Protaras. Run by Andreas and his wife Kathy, this restaurant offers superb food and excellent service. Anoula's Chicken is a particular favourite and teemed with his home made sauces and condiments, this will be a meal you are unlikely to forget.

Secondly, in Protaras, there is Mojitos Bar and Grill. Not particularly Cypriot but great food with something for everyone. A great pint and the best chips on the Island!

Finally, for something a little different, Los Bandidos Mexican restaurant in Agia Napa. Great value for money and you have to try the Strawberry Margarita while wearing a Bandido Sombrero.


7. SEASIDE PROMENADE

After eating your nice meal, you will probably feel the need to walk some of it off and Protaras has done a lot of work over the recent years to create a lovely promenade that runs the length of the resort along the coastline.

En route from one end of protaras to the other, you will find a number of ice cream vans for dessert and small bars for a refresher.


8. EARLY MORNING SWIM

The mornings are beautiful here in Cyprus with the sun rising in the summer at a very respectable 5.30am. It can soon get hot though, which is why, morning swimming is a great way to get your fitness in.

The air is in the high 20s, low 30s in the mornings in the summer and the water is lovely and warm. Currently (July) it is 28 degrees near the shore.

A perfect wake up to any morning!



9. PROFITIS ELIAS CHURCH

Also known as the church on the hill, Profitis Elias can be seen overlooking the resort of Protaras from its lofty position at the top of the hill.

Best saved for early morning or evenings for the walk up the stairs but the beauty of the Orthodox churches cannot be denied.



10. RENT A CAR

Cars can be rented at pretty reasonable rates here in Cyprus and it is well worth having a car for around 3 days to be able to go off and see the rest of the Island.

Aphrodites's rock and the ancient sites of Paphos along with the scenery and wineries in the Troodos Mountains are all unmissable attractions that will make your holiday in Cyprus epic!