Protaras is not a one road tourist place. For those who want to go and discover more there are numerous places to look for and see.
For starters, before the entrance to Protaras (coming in from Paralimni) there is the picturesque Church of Ayios Elias situated on the top of the hill overlooking Protaras. Many pre-Wedding parties go there to take photos of and with the Bride & Groom either at the top where the Church is or below in the Gardens.
Just off the main Hotel Road is the well known Blue Flag beach, Fig Tree Bay which gets so many visits over the summer on its name alone but for those who want to see it in its full beauty then avoid the mass bodies over Early July to Late August. Going along in the same direction is Konnos Beach which is a little less than 2 Kilometers from the main Protaras resort. The view from the top of the road is just amazing and when you reach the bottom of the hill to go to the beach nothing is lost as you look over the Mediterranean Sea. To add weight to our thoughts, Protaras has been awarded as the 3rd best European Beach Resort for 2011. Read here the article.
The last place of interest in this direction boarders Ayia Napa and Paralimni, being Cape Grecko. This spot is not a beach or a Church but is the essence of nature and a reminder of how Protaras was before the Tourist Business came along. There are countless nature walks available as well as controlled sightseeing too.
Going back in the other direction towards Paralimni you can find the Protaras Waterpark turning off towards Pernera and if you carry on going straight to Paralimni without turning, you'll find the Ocean Aquarium Park just before the Ayia Triada roundabout. The Aquarium is open all year round with closing times alternating according to the season.