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The easternmost place in the EU with beautiful beaches

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Protaras
Inserted: 31.12.2021
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com
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Protaras is the easternmost town in the south of Cyprus. After Ayia Napa, it is the most popular and also the second busiest tourist area in the Republic of Cyprus. Originally a small coastal village, thanks to sandy beaches and picturesque bays with crystal clear water, it has become a very popular area for tourists hungry for enjoying the beaches and warm sea water.

The easternmost place in the European Union

In Protaras, thanks to its easternmost position, the sun really rises first throughout the EU.

The easternmost place in the European Union
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com

Tourism industry

Today, the Protaras region already has a very developed tourist infrastructure and is known for its hotels, bars and restaurants. Nevertheless, beautiful natural scenery over the sea is preserved in some places. The big advantage is the short distance to many beaches and easy access to the water, suitable for children and people with reduced mobility.

Tourism industry
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Original life

Although the area is dramatically affected by mass tourism, it is possible to see traces of original life. For example, local churches, and if you leave a short distance from the sea, large fields, farmsteads and small villages.

Original life
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Church of Agios Nikolaos
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Church of Agios Nikolaos

If you are lucky, you can also look inside the beautifully decorated Orthodox churches.

Beaches

Thanks to the beautiful fine sand, good access to the water and clear water, the local beaches are very popular with both local and especially foreign visitors. Unfortunately, this means that the beaches are often really crowded.

Beaches
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No man's land

Protaras is very close to the „green line“, the border between the northern and southern parts of Cyprus, which is still guarded by UN troops. The border zone is really well guarded and there is a „no man's land“ inside the barricades

No man's land
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Green line

A strange tourist attraction is the opportunity to observe from elevated places the activity of soldiers, military observatories and wire obstacles at the border. Behind the military barricades you can see the city of Famagusta.

Green line
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