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Guidebook for Protaras & Surrounding areas

Rita

Guidebook for Protaras & Surrounding areas

Food Scene
Kalamies Restaurant has excellent fresh fish and is located by the beach in a romantic atmosphere overlooking the Kalamies bay and the scenic St Nicolas Church. I suggest you try mussels, grilled squid, grilled octopus and fresh fish of your choice.
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Kalamies Beach
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Kalamies Restaurant has excellent fresh fish and is located by the beach in a romantic atmosphere overlooking the Kalamies bay and the scenic St Nicolas Church. I suggest you try mussels, grilled squid, grilled octopus and fresh fish of your choice.
Pinia Restaurant is a traditional taverna on Pinia street with local food and reasonable prices. Only 200 m away from our property, walking away from the sea on Pinias street
Pinia Restaurant
Pinia Restaurant is a traditional taverna on Pinia street with local food and reasonable prices. Only 200 m away from our property, walking away from the sea on Pinias street
At Knights Pub you can try excellent international and some local food. Some exceptional dishes are Duck with Carob syrup, Green Thai Curry and Fish with Orange juice. You must also try their home made ice cream including salted caramel and walnut maple!!
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Knight's GastroPub & Restaurant
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At Knights Pub you can try excellent international and some local food. Some exceptional dishes are Duck with Carob syrup, Green Thai Curry and Fish with Orange juice. You must also try their home made ice cream including salted caramel and walnut maple!!
Magazaki has excellent souvlaki and other charcoal cooked Cyprus dishes, prepared the way locals like to eat them. The restaurant is nice and the prices are value for money. Make sure to eat souvlaki in pitta bread.
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Magazaki
44 Leoforos Kappari
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Magazaki has excellent souvlaki and other charcoal cooked Cyprus dishes, prepared the way locals like to eat them. The restaurant is nice and the prices are value for money. Make sure to eat souvlaki in pitta bread.
Excellent Cyprus Taverna featuring selective "meze" dishes. Make sure to call and reserve ahead of time as it is a very busy place frequented by visitors as well as locals. Remember to order warm halloumi!
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Mousikos Restaurant
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Excellent Cyprus Taverna featuring selective "meze" dishes. Make sure to call and reserve ahead of time as it is a very busy place frequented by visitors as well as locals. Remember to order warm halloumi!
Zorbas bakery has nice fresh bread, pastries and cakes at value for money prices. There is also a new Zorbas Bakery closer to our house next to the round-about on Kennedy Avenue.
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Zorbas Bakery
109A 1st April
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Zorbas bakery has nice fresh bread, pastries and cakes at value for money prices. There is also a new Zorbas Bakery closer to our house next to the round-about on Kennedy Avenue.
It is a Japanese and Sushi bar and restaurant in Grecian Park Hotel overlooking Konnos Bay and Cape Greco, with nice views, excellent food and creative drinks.
Umi Restaurant
It is a Japanese and Sushi bar and restaurant in Grecian Park Hotel overlooking Konnos Bay and Cape Greco, with nice views, excellent food and creative drinks.
A local taverna famous for its Kleftico. This is lamb meat slowly cooked for 3-4 hours in a traditional village firewood oven with potatoes and spices. It is absolutely fantastic! Make sure to reserve Kleftico when you call for your reservation. It is about a 10-15 minute drive by car.
Costaris Restaurant
A local taverna famous for its Kleftico. This is lamb meat slowly cooked for 3-4 hours in a traditional village firewood oven with potatoes and spices. It is absolutely fantastic! Make sure to reserve Kleftico when you call for your reservation. It is about a 10-15 minute drive by car.
Its ice cream is great! Make sure to try hazelnut ice cream, our favourite. It also has some sorbet options. There are a few around in the area. The closest one is on Pernera street, right across Pizza Hut and Knights Pub.
Pahit Ice Protaras
Its ice cream is great! Make sure to try hazelnut ice cream, our favourite. It also has some sorbet options. There are a few around in the area. The closest one is on Pernera street, right across Pizza Hut and Knights Pub.
A cosy taverna at Protaras with excellent local cuisine and a creative touch, at reasonable prices.
Vangelis Tavern Protaras
27 Protara
A cosy taverna at Protaras with excellent local cuisine and a creative touch, at reasonable prices.
Excellent fish tavern.
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Karas Fish Tavern
55 Kennedy Ave
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Excellent fish tavern.
Very nice Mexican restaurant. Great food, great atmosphere and fun. If you are celebrating a birthday, tell them and you are up for a surprise.
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Los Bandidos Restaurant
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Very nice Mexican restaurant. Great food, great atmosphere and fun. If you are celebrating a birthday, tell them and you are up for a surprise.
Nice Italian restaurant
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La Cultura Del Gusto
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Nice Italian restaurant
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at this lovely place situated right on the pedestrian walk at Protaras.
Di Capilla Seaside Stories
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at this lovely place situated right on the pedestrian walk at Protaras.
Drinks & Nightlife
Cliff Bar is located on the side of the cliff overlooking Konnos Bay. It's a romantic spot where you can enjoy a nice cocktail with your loved one or with friends.
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Cliff Bar
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Cliff Bar is located on the side of the cliff overlooking Konnos Bay. It's a romantic spot where you can enjoy a nice cocktail with your loved one or with friends.
Ayia Napa is known not only for its great beaches but also for its nightlife, beach parties and boat parties. For these reasons it attracts a lot of young people.
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Ayia Napa
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Ayia Napa is known not only for its great beaches but also for its nightlife, beach parties and boat parties. For these reasons it attracts a lot of young people.
A nice, cosy place under the shade of trees to have a beer or a long drink any time of the day right at Golden Coast Bay near our villa.
To Antamoma
A nice, cosy place under the shade of trees to have a beer or a long drink any time of the day right at Golden Coast Bay near our villa.
An all day place serving coffee, light meals and drinks, next to a beautiful sandy beach. Can get very crowded during weekends in the summer but more quiet during weekdays and in Spring or Autumn. About 8 minutes walk from Villa Sofi.
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Sirena Bay
115 Vrysoudion
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An all day place serving coffee, light meals and drinks, next to a beautiful sandy beach. Can get very crowded during weekends in the summer but more quiet during weekdays and in Spring or Autumn. About 8 minutes walk from Villa Sofi.
Essentials
METRO is a big, modern, value for money supermarket easily accessible by bus and car. If you need to get your villa or apartment stuffed it is definitely worth a visit.
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METRO Supermarket Paralimni
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METRO is a big, modern, value for money supermarket easily accessible by bus and car. If you need to get your villa or apartment stuffed it is definitely worth a visit.
Sightseeing
It is the closest view point to the Ghost city of Famagusta (Ammohostos) which is uninhabited since 1974 when it was occupied by the Turkish invasion forces.
Famagusta Viewpoint
It is the closest view point to the Ghost city of Famagusta (Ammohostos) which is uninhabited since 1974 when it was occupied by the Turkish invasion forces.
It is an old cave church, not known to many, at a 5-10 minutes drive from our villa at the top of a hill overlooking Protaras.
Agioi Saranta Cave Church
It is an old cave church, not known to many, at a 5-10 minutes drive from our villa at the top of a hill overlooking Protaras.
Spectacular views of the sea and surrounding area. Wear comfortable shoes (many stairs to climb!). Best time to visit late afternoon or early in the morning.
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Profitis Ilias
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Spectacular views of the sea and surrounding area. Wear comfortable shoes (many stairs to climb!). Best time to visit late afternoon or early in the morning.
A picturesque church on a beautiful bay to visit and enjoy the view at any time of the day and in particular at sunset.
St.Nicholas Church
A picturesque church on a beautiful bay to visit and enjoy the view at any time of the day and in particular at sunset.
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Cape Greco National Forest Park
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Getting Around
Buses 101 and 102 run from Paralimni to various areas in Protaras and Ayia Napa regularly. This is an efficient and cheap service if you do not have your own car.
Paralimni Bus Station (St Georges)
Buses 101 and 102 run from Paralimni to various areas in Protaras and Ayia Napa regularly. This is an efficient and cheap service if you do not have your own car.
Entertainment & Activities
WaterWorld is one of the best waterparks in the Mediterranean sea, it has many slides and other activities to get your adrenaline flowing, and is great fun for young groups and families.
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WaterWorld Themed Waterpark Ayia Napa
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WaterWorld is one of the best waterparks in the Mediterranean sea, it has many slides and other activities to get your adrenaline flowing, and is great fun for young groups and families.
It's fun for the kids to visit.
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Ocean Aquarium
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It's fun for the kids to visit.
Nearest sandy beach to Villa Sofi. Picturesque St Nicolas Church and bay. As you approach the beach you pass by the beautiful Fishing Shelter where, if you go early in the morning, you might even buy fresh fish directly from the fishermen.
Kalamies Beach
Nearest sandy beach to Villa Sofi. Picturesque St Nicolas Church and bay. As you approach the beach you pass by the beautiful Fishing Shelter where, if you go early in the morning, you might even buy fresh fish directly from the fishermen.
A beautiful sandy beach that is voted as one of the best 25 beaches in Europe by Trip Advisor's Traveller's Choice. Can easily get there with bus 102 from the Bus Stop situated about 100 m from Villa Sofi. Get there early in the morning as it gets very busy. We also love to go there after 5.00pm and stay until late to enjoy the sunset while swimming.
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Fig Tree Bay
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A beautiful sandy beach that is voted as one of the best 25 beaches in Europe by Trip Advisor's Traveller's Choice. Can easily get there with bus 102 from the Bus Stop situated about 100 m from Villa Sofi. Get there early in the morning as it gets very busy. We also love to go there after 5.00pm and stay until late to enjoy the sunset while swimming.
For a fun night out with the family. Mini golf and other fun things to do.
Star Leisure Mini Golf Cafe Bar Restaurant
For a fun night out with the family. Mini golf and other fun things to do.
Parks & Nature
Cape Greco Park is located on the south-eastern coast of Cyprus, east of Ayia Napa and south-east of Protaras. It is an area of unspoiled natural beauty, with 9 nature walks, covering 385 hectares. Hikers enjoy spectacular views from the sea cliffs overlooking beautiful crystal clear turquoise waters.
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Cape Greco National Forest Park
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Cape Greco Park is located on the south-eastern coast of Cyprus, east of Ayia Napa and south-east of Protaras. It is an area of unspoiled natural beauty, with 9 nature walks, covering 385 hectares. Hikers enjoy spectacular views from the sea cliffs overlooking beautiful crystal clear turquoise waters.
The sea caves offer stunning views, especially at sunset. Notice the amazing colours of the crystal clear waters in the bay.
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Sea Caves View Point
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The sea caves offer stunning views, especially at sunset. Notice the amazing colours of the crystal clear waters in the bay.
Natural bridge created by nature by the sea. Beautiful romantic spot to see or swim by.
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Love Bridge
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Natural bridge created by nature by the sea. Beautiful romantic spot to see or swim by.