Things to do in Protaras, Cyprus

Our most recommended things to do in Protaras, Famagusta District

Grape Escape: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

1. Grape Escape: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation. Meet your local guide and learn about the local food and wine offerings. Drive to a Troodos mountain village and visit a family-owned boutique winery. Take a tour of the facility and enjoy a wine tasting. Continue to a quaint village where you’ll have a chance to wander the cobbled streets and take in the picturesque scenery. Visit the local church, monastery, and local craft shops. As you explore the village, stop for a food tasting. After exploring the village, sit down for coffee and a traditional snack. Relax and watch the world go by.

Cyprus: Troodos Mountains Villages and Wineries Tour

2. Cyprus: Troodos Mountains Villages and Wineries Tour

Embark on a full-day food and wine adventure in the scenic Troodos Mountains designed to showcase Cypriot food and wine. With roundtrip transportation included, visit remote villages, taste regional products, and try delicious local wines. Begin with pickup from a location of your choice and head to the Troodos Mountains. Visit villages and carefully selected wineries, stopping for lunch to feast on a selection of Cypriot dishes and enjoy a full meze spread. At 3 family-owned wineries, learn all about the wine-making process and Cypriot indigenous grape varieties. There are many different wines for tasting including the world-famous Commanadaria.

Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Food & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

3. Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Food & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

A guide will pick you up from a location of your choice and you’ll be driven around carefully selected villages to visit locals making traditional products and taste Cypriot delicacies. One of these stops will be an award-winning winery where you'll try a selection of wines and discover a variety of indigenous grape varieties. You’ll learn about the ingredients, the making process, and the traditions linked to the products. Part of the touring will be visiting villages where you’ll have time to explore and see the sites. Along the way, the group will stop at a local tavern to feast on a selection of Cypriot dishes with a full meze lunch. We keep our tours authentic by visiting true locals and because these local villagers are busy with every day life – we cannot guarantee which stops we’ll be including… However, here’s an example list of products which are likely to be included – Halloumi Cheese, Honey, Olive Oil, Village Breads, Traditional Sweets, Wine etc. We guarantee a great day out and you can be sure that you’ll visit 5 fantastic places within the Troodos mountain villages and experience a foodie day tour like no other!

From Ayia Napa/Protaras: Nicosia Old Town Walking Tour

4. From Ayia Napa/Protaras: Nicosia Old Town Walking Tour

Visit Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, to find out about the turbulent history of one of the world’s last divided cities. Take a walking tour of the old town. Visit St. John's Cathedral and the Ottoman Buyuk Han. Bring your ID if you want to cross between the Greek and Turkish sides of the city. After hotel pickup, head to south Nicosia, where your guide will show and give you all the interesting facts about this town. Discover the Liberty Monument and St. John's Cathedral in the center of the old town. Despite its modest exterior, the interior of the cathedral will take you by surprise. Next, take a walking tour through the partially car-free old town within the Venetian Walls. Once in the occupied part of Nicosia, visit Buyuk Han and see the Ayia Sofia Church with its modern Byzantine architecture. Enjoy coffee and a pie. Ample free time will be provided for shopping or for lunch. For those interested in a visit to Leventis Museum, the guide will wait for you outside the museum at 3:00 PM. Finish your tour with drop-off back at your centrally located hotel in Ayia Napa or Protaras.

Cyprus: Guided Agia Napa Sea Caves Snorkeling Day Trip

5. Cyprus: Guided Agia Napa Sea Caves Snorkeling Day Trip

Discover some of the best snorkeling spots on Cyprus with this guided tour with hotel pickup and drop-off in Larnaca, Ayia Napa, Nicosia, or Protaras. Enjoy the convenience of a private tour that can be customized to suit your needs. Visit snorkeling hotspots like Agia Napa and Cape Greko. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and sit back and relax on the airconditioned drive in a spacious car. Feel confident as you snorkel as you guide will put out rips buoys to ensure that you are visible to passing boats. Uncover the secret world beneath of the waves in the turquoise waters near Agia Napa where their are azure sea caves that you can swim into, if the water is calm. Swim under the Lovers' Bridge natural arch as you make your way along a kilometer-long route. Continue to the the northern end of Cape Greko to Konnos beach which is well-known for its prevalence of green sea turtles and its white sand beach. Return to your accommodation at the end of your day trip.

Larnaca: Lefkara Lace, Choirokoitia, and Birdwatching Tour

6. Larnaca: Lefkara Lace, Choirokoitia, and Birdwatching Tour

Explore the stone-built village of Pano Lefkara, which is the production center of the famed lace. Leonardo da Vinci visited the village and loved Lefkaritika lace. Besides meandering through the maze of the village, the village's central church is worth a visit and according to local tradition, it houses a piece from the Holy Cross.  Discover the Unesco World Heritage Site of the Choirokoitia Neolithic settlement. Go birdwatching at one of three wetlands near Larnaca, which host thousands of birds and tens of bird species, especially during the annual migration in spring but also in autumn. Thousands of flamingos find refuge during the cold months of the year here (in summer, water is scarce here and the number and no od species of birds diminishes).   Depending on your preference and available time, you can also go for a walk by the manmade lake of Lefkara. Visit other attractions on the way, depending on your pickup location, including the Kamares Aqueduct or the Panagia Angeloktisti Church in the village of Kiti. Complete your day with a delicious, traditional meal at a local restaurant.

Cyprus: Mountain Towns and Cheesemaking Day Trip with Brunch

7. Cyprus: Mountain Towns and Cheesemaking Day Trip with Brunch

Travel through the Troodos region for a traditional cheese-making workshop in a local village on this full-day trip. Make some additional stops to taste some local products along the way. Choose from pickup in Ayia Napa, Protaras, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos, and Larnaca. Be picked up from your accommodation and sit back and relax on the scenic trip into the Troodos villages. Stop at a local village for a hands-on workshop in cheesemaking. Listen as you learn about Cypriot food and history from locals.  Taste fresh cheeses and have a delicious traditional brunch. Continue your journey with a trip into the Troodos countryside. Enjoy the mountain scenery as you explore with 3 bonus stops along the way. Return to your accommodation at the end of your tour. 

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What people are saying about Protaras, Cyprus

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 78 reviews

A day before you get the exact pick-up time so no waiting at the pick-up point. A new minibus then picked us up on time. The tour had many different tastes and information on how the products are made. That's why you should be open to new things for this tour. The highlight is certainly the lunch, with many different local dishes. We also liked the contact with the manufacturers, sometimes in their private rooms, which you don't have otherwise. A great day!

Amazing dive, the instructors were determined to make the dive as enjoyable and safe as possible for us. They are a group of very knowledgeable divers with a good sense of humour. They assured we felt safe with diving before taking us deeper to see some statues and a lot of colourful fish. They also took pictures so we could remember this amazing experience. A big thanks to the diving shop!

A very nice and well thought out tour. The three tastings all have their own charm and make the day very varied. Anna guided us through the day in a very entertaining and courteous manner. The stop in the village of Omodos rounded off the day. The food was varied and incredibly delicious. Thank you for a wonderful day.

Really great guide! Safe driver. Full on day. Saw so much.

Interesting side of the divided capital city of cyprus