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The Insider's Guide to Protaras

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Exploring the Best of Protaras: Your Guide to Top Sites, Restaurants, Nightlife, and More. From Cultural Experiences to Outdoor Adventures, We'll Help You Make the Most of Your Time in the City.

Welcome to Protaras! If you're planning to move to Protaras, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that Protaras has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in Protaras.

Protaras is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters. One of the most famous beaches is Fig Tree Bay, which is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports. The beach also has a small islet that you can swim to. Another beautiful beach is Konnos Bay, located at the edge of Cape Greco national forest park. This park is a must-visit for nature lovers, offering hiking trails, sea caves, and panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. The Church of Profitis Elias is another popular attraction. Perched on a hill, this Byzantine-style church offers breathtaking views of Protaras. For history enthusiasts, the nearby town of Paralimni has several interesting museums, including the Folkloric Museum and the Eccliastical Museum. The Ocean Aquarium Park, with its diverse marine life, is a great place for families.

Protaras has a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene. One of the most popular restaurants is Kalamies Restaurant, known for its delicious seafood dishes and beautiful sea views. The Blue Spice Restaurant is another favorite, offering a diverse menu with international and Cypriot dishes. For a unique dining experience, visit The Corner Restaurant, which serves traditional Cypriot food in a charming old house. As for nightlife, Protaras is more laid-back compared to the nearby party town of Ayia Napa. However, there are still plenty of bars and pubs where you can enjoy a drink and live music. Knights Pub is a popular choice, known for its friendly atmosphere and wide selection of beers. Another popular spot is Rockafellas Sports Bar, where you can watch sports games while enjoying a drink. For a more sophisticated evening, the Love Boat Cocktail Bar offers a variety of cocktails and stunning sea views.

There are plenty of recreational activities to enjoy in Protaras. Water sports are very popular, with many providers located along the main beaches. You can try jet skiing, parasailing, or even scuba diving. The Windmills Diving School is a reputable center offering diving courses and excursions. Hiking is another popular activity, with many trails in the Cape Greco national forest park. For a more relaxed activity, you can take a boat tour to explore the coastline and the Blue Lagoon. The Yellow Boat Sea Adventure is a popular choice, offering various tours with snorkeling stops. For families, the Star Leisure Mini Golf offers a fun and challenging course. Finally, for those who enjoy horse riding, the Moonshine Ranch offers trail rides in the beautiful Cypriot countryside.

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Insider Tips from Expats in Protaras: Making the Most of Life and Connections

"Initally contact with expats living around you. I have not joined any clubs but have a lot of leisure contact both with my Greek and expat neigbours," said one expat living in Protaras.

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"The majority of ex pats I find are retired like myself. Of the younger families the younger children seem to go to Greek schools and very quickly adapt to the Greek language. The older children tend to go to fee paying British schools. Socialising I find is the vocal point during the winter months as Protaras is very quiet in the winter. Many of the younger couples tend to find some kind of work, for example, looking after expat properties in between rentals, house painting, hedge cutting and bar work etc but mainly during the summer months," commented an expat living in Protaras.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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