Agios Elias


Rebuilt in 1980, this church is situated on a rocky peak just off the Protaras–Pernera road. A long set of stairs leads to the top, where you can enjoy magnificent views of Protaras and the bay. Follow the signs to get here.

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1. Magic Dancing Waters

0.37 MILES

If a bit of jazz-hands dazzle helps get your young kids to bed easier, this one-hour show where water seems to dance and spin, followed by a dramatic…

2. Protaras Beach


The patches of golden sand that stretch north from Fig Tree Bay up to the pier are collectively known as Protaras Beach, Vrisi Beach or Sunshine Beach …

3. Pernera

0.91 MILES

Tiny Pernera beach is a curvy sliver of good, soft sand with shallow waters and a beach restaurant. It’s highly popular with families.

4. Fig Tree Bay

1.14 MILES

The most popular, and best, of Protaras' sandy strips, Fig Tree Bay lies at the southern end of the Protaras seaside promenade. It has a small sand island…

5. Louma Beach

1.19 MILES

A small, curving strip of beach that drops away gently and is protected by an artificial bay. The sand is fine and the water clear. Sunbathing comes with…

6. Agia Triada

2.41 MILES

This cute little beach with low water levels and coarse sand is an excellent boat-launching site.

7. Skoutari

2.86 MILES

An isolated cove encircled by a cliff, with hard-packed sand and rocks. Ideal for snorkelling.

8. Konnos Beach

2.93 MILES

This little swath of sheltered sand, bordered by a high cliff behind, is one of the nicest beaches in the area. There's an excellent cafe-bar on the hill…