What's the weather like in Protaras in July
Hot! Hot! Hot! July means heat in Protaras, Cyprus, and for some the heat can be too much, seeking solace in the shade or in a variety of water-based activities to provide a much needed cool down.
The average temperature in July is around 27°C, but it regularly gets into the 30s, with the odd heatwave causing extreme heat.
Of course, this is all great news for the sun-seekers out there, many of whom flock to Fig Tree Bay to enjoy the sun-worshipping facilities and plentiful water-sports, with an average sea temperature of 27°C. The breeze which often flows freely across Protaras is best enjoyed by the ocean, giving some relief from the soaring temperatures which July regularly brings. Air conditioning is a must have for a restful evening, when temperatures only drop to around 21°C on average.
Protaras Hotels for July
You're not really going to be able to find a hotel in July on spec once you arrive in Protaras, so always book in advance during this busy time of the year. There is plenty of choice, including the ever-popular Constantinos The Great Beach Hotel, with its countless facilities. The huge pool is a great idea for the July heat, and its location, right on the beach, means no need to travel too far to get to where you need to be.
Picking a beach hotel is probably the best antidote to the high temperatures, without the need to walk too far, or get a bus into the resort centre. The Kapetanios Bay Hotel is close to the beach, and has as huge pool for those cooling down needs, as well as Narcissus Hotel and Apartments, which are a great budget option, with a self-catering choice for those who prefer a home from home kind of feel.
Bars and Restaurants
Ayia Napa's clubbing scene is seriously hot in July, so certainly give it a go one night, to experience a truly colourful, energetic, and never ending party. You can easily share a taxi with other revellers to the resort, or again, get on the bus and perhaps stay the night, before returning to Protaras the following day. The legendary Ayia Napa Rocks event should be on your to-do list.
Protaras does have plenty of bars which will certainly entertain and fill your evening with fun, such as the The Love Boat, with karaoke and fun-filled entertainment to make you laugh, or the Yia-Mas George's Pub, which is a legendary establishment in Protaras, and one which you will probably end up leaving crying with laughter. Rockafella's Sports Bar is consistently voted as one of the best in Protaras, and again you will find plentiful entertainment and friendly staff.
It's worth noting also that most hotels during this peak season time offer entertainment, many with kid's discos and family-friendly shows.
Things to do in Protaras in July
July and August are peak season months and because of that you can expect crowds. Fig Tree Bay is the most popular beach area in Protaras, and typically that means there are going to be more people attempting to visit during these prime months. To get away from the hoards, why not jump on the bus or hire a car and visit one of the quieter beaches around the coastline? There are many hidden gems, as well as the more well-documented beaches of Agia Triada, Kalamies, and Trinity Beach. Vrisis Beach is another popular spot, which covers a large stretch, a huge 1.5km long, mostly included some of the big beach hotels within Protaras.
Green Bay Beach is just south of Protaras centre and is backed by trees, giving it an attractive look. Sheltered coves are protected from the wind, and the waters here are very clear and calm, perfect for snorkelling and swimming. Alternatively, Konnos Bay Beach just south of Green Bay and is one of the best in the whole of Cyprus, surrounded by huge hills that rise up around the beach.
Ayia Trias Beach is about 4km north of Protaras, with a pretty Fishing harbour on the southern side and a church to explore. Hiring a car is certainly worthwhile if you want a beach day without the crowds.
To escape the heat, head to Cape Greco National Forest Park, just up the coast from Protaras, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Hiking trails lead you through shaded trees, a welcome respite from the heat, and there are plentiful outdoor activities to enjoy too, such as fishing, cycling, swimming, and rowing. This is a protected nature park, between Protaras and Ayia Napa, and offers some seriously mind-blowing views from its elevated vantage-point.
If you prefer to stay firmly in Protaras then you can also head out and enjoy a walking trail that doesn't take too much effort, and has plenty of shaded areas along the way. Remember to drink plenty of water, wear a hat, and apply sun lotion regularly however. There are two trails which can be enjoyed in Protaras, and one very popular one takes around an hour, in a circuit which starts and finishes at the beautiful Agioi Anargyroi Church. This trail will show you the beauty of nature in Protaras, away from the beach.
We mentioned that water-based activities are popular during the July high temperatures, but if you are keen to learn to dive, and visit some of the underwater residents of Cyprus, then head to Windmills Diving Centre to learn your skills. The experienced staff will help you feel confident enough to try your hand at this wonderful skill, and has been complimented for calming down first time divers. Give it a try!