Click image to enlarge

Cape Greko and Protaras

Cape Greko is the most southeasterly point of Cyprus and the most eastern point of the European Union. A protected nature reserve, its coast line is lined with sea caves, inlets and sandy beaches, the most breathtaking of which is Konnos Bay.

Villa Mara is situated at the Cape Greko end of Protaras in a quiet, residential area.

8km from Agia Napa and 60km or 45 minutes drive from Larnaca Airport, Protaras occupies 5km of sandy coastline and, moving inland, is surrounded by the fertile red soil used to grow many of the islands fruits and vegetables. 

Quieter and more family orientated than Agia Napa, Protaras is not a huge party town, though there are many cafes, bars, restaurants, English style pubs, several discos and a couple of nightclubs situated along the “Strip”, the main street. Restaurants range from Greek, Italian, Chinese, Indian, and French. Seafood and traditional Greek salads are widely available.

Protaras has many shops, including convenience stores, gift shops, clothes, banks, estate agents, car/motorbike/bicycle hire, a chemist, medical centre and even home improvement stores. Opening hours are from 09:00 to 13:30 and then again from 16:00 to 20:00 except Wednesdays and Saturdays, when the shops close after lunch. The closer to the coast they are, however, the later they remain open.