Fig Tree beach

Fig Tree Bay, according to various classifications, is among the twenty best in the world and the top ten best beaches in Europe. Located in the center of the famous resort of Protaras. The beach, like the bay in which it is comfortably located, is called the Fig Tree. From the former grove, which gave the name to the whole coast, there is not much left, now it is adorned with only one rarity tree, but in the company with the Blue Flag.

Beach description

Quite a popular place for both visitors and Cypriots. The beach season, until October, is distinguished by a large concentration of holidaymakers on the beach and adjacent places of cultural recreation. Developed infrastructure allows not only sunbathing and swimming.

The beach, accessible to everyone, is buried in fine yellow sand and very smoothly descends into the water. In shallow water, it is convenient to teach children to swim. Confident swimmers make swims to the breakwater island 100 meters from the coast. Two stations offer a full range of active water activities.

Those, who wish to retire, go to sunbathe in small bays on the sides of the main beach. Fans of exploration and movement visit underwater caves near the northern edge of Fig Tree Bay or have a restless promenade along the beautiful promenade.

Conveniences offered:

  1. Toilets, fresh water in showers, booths to change clothes.
  2. Comfortable wood flooring.
  3. Several rental points for sunbeds and umbrellas.
  4. Free internet access.
  5. Three spacious parkings.
  6. From one of the parking lots, a safe exit for the disabled was made to the area specially equipped for them. There are special staff and technical capabilities to service them.
  7. The first-aid post is working.
  8. Outside the bathing area, there are several points with rental of sports equipment, boats, and briefing for beginners. The rocky part of the coast in this area is equipped with bridges and stairs.
  9. Rescuers all the time at the post.
  10. Near the beach, guests are greeted by restaurants and cafes with excellent cuisine.

When is it better to go?

The holiday season begins in Cyprus at the end of April, when the water in the sea warms up enough to feel comfortable for swimming. June – is the most comfortable month for relaxation: the temperature is pleasant, up to 26 to 30 degrees, the sea breeze freshes and tones up. In July-August, the island becomes too thick and glowing, but in September-October, comfortable conditions turn back again. 

Video: Beach Fig Tree


You can get a sea view at any time of the year at the hotel The Blue Ivy Hotel & Suites , 3.5 *. The territory is small, but well equipped and maintained: parking, 2 pools, children's area. There is a spa and fitness center, two restaurants, a lobby bar. The hotel building has recently been renovated, equipped with new furniture, the rooms are clean and comfortable, several food systems have been introduced. It is very close to the sea, within walking distance of all the establishments that may be of interest to vacationers. There are almost 4 dozen restaurants.

Those stores that operate at hotels sell beach accessories, souvenirs, cosmetics. The latter is usually sold in pharmacies, and tourists should pay attention to it. Soap, locally made creams are made on the basis of olive oil.

As for souvenirs, the most popular ones are images and figurines of donkeys. They are one of the symbols of the island. Jewelry is popular. Small shops may not accept cards and sometimes a minimum price of 15-20 euros is set. Discounts are available in February and August.

Cheap and high-quality clothing, products are difficult to find in Protaras. A popular and such a high-class resort has reasonable prices in supermarkets. Compared to Moscow, they are 3-4 times higher. You can have a cheap meal in eateries and numerous fast-food cafes. Restaurants above offer a wider range and quality of service, respectively, a higher price tag.

Cypriots are distinguished by their exceptional friendliness, in taverns and restaurants everything is always fresh, available, including a children's menu, traditional, European dishes.

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Useful information

  1. After landing at Larnaca Airport, it is better to go to Protaras by a pre-ordered transfer. Taxis are easiest to book through online reservations. There are shuttle bus routes, for those who have the license it will be convenient to ride a rented car.
  2. The off-season in Fig Tree is short, and many tourists come here to relax in November-February, when it is deserted and easy to breathe. July-August is very hot, but sea breezes make life a little easier during the heat.

What to do besides a beach vacation:

  • Visit the excavations of ancient Greece.
  • Look at the church of Elijah the Prophet in the mountains.
  • Take a walk in the forest park Capo Greco.
  • Explore the collection of the History Museum.
  • Visit the village of Liopetri.
  • Get new experiences at Protaras Aquarium.
  • In the evening, admire the dancing fountains.

The beach participates in ratings:

4 place in rating Europe 18 place in rating TOP-100 of the best beaches in the world 8 place in rating Cyprus 3 place in rating TOP 50 of the best beaches for children 36 place in rating TOP-50: Best sandy beaches in Europe 1 place in rating Ayia Napa 1 place in rating Protaras 4 place in rating The best sandy beaches in Cyprus 9 place in rating Sandy beaches in Paphos 3 place in rating Cyprus beaches with white sand
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