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PROTARAS

PROTARAS is about 50 min from Larnaca international airport the transportation from airport of Larnaca can be by bus bus or taxi the uber is not allowed in Cyprus yet, you need about 40 min driving by taxi from Larnaca international airport to PROTARAS


 Lies near Cape Greco at the eastern part of Cyprus, south of Famagusta, and forms part of a larger area known as Kokkinochoria ("Red Villages", a name derived from the vivid red colour of the soil). It is a town of the Famagusta District, in the remaining Greek-controlled southern part of the district, while the northern part has been.

Protaras is a predominantly tourist resort which comes under the administrative jurisdiction of Paralimni Municipality in Cyprus. In ancient times, where Protaras is now located, stood the old city-state of Leukolla.[1] The city possessed a small safe harbour where Demetrius Poliorketes sought refuge in the year 306 BC, lying in wait for Ptolemy, one of the successors of Alexander the Great. In the ensuing battle, Ptolemy was defeated and fled to Egypt, leaving Cyprus in the hands of Demetrius for a short time. Protaras is also referred to as "the land of windmills", maintaining the nostalgic quality of the past.

Protaras has clear sky-blue waters and sandy beaches, the most well-known of which is Fig Tree Bay. Building on the success of Ayia Napa, located about 10 km (6 mi) southwest, it has expanded into a modern holiday resort of considerable size with tens of high capacity hotels, hotel apartments, villas, restaurants, pubs and associated facilities. Being quieter than Ayia Napa and having less of a club scene, it has a reputation of catering more for family and Cypriot tourism. Cape Greco is a 10-minute drive from the center of Protaras. Cypriot playboy and multi-millionaire Krisos Rodrigues is known to be a frequent visitor to the Protaras area and has reportedly boosted the local economy in recent years due to his spending in local restaurants and hotels. In the summer of 2020, Rodrigues was said to have imported water to Cyprus from the fountains of the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas to be used in the Protaras water show located behind Mcdonalds because he wanted to provide the locals and tourists "a taste of Las Vegas"

Ayia Napa is about 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) from Protaras, a town that has seen similar development but still manages to remain low-key and more favourable for families and Cypriot locals