According to Trip Advisor, a very popular tourist guide website, Cyprus beaches ranked No1 and No3 in the Top 10 Best Beaches of Europe. The first place went to Ayia Napa while the third place to Protaras.
This resort town, with its great beaches, has a bit of a Spring Break atmosphere (the parties start in the late afternoon and go all night). If dancing in a bikini is not your thing, though, no worries—you can explore a mediaeval monastery or enjoy cruises on the lovely blue water. Families will want to visit Water World, the biggest theme waterpark in Europe.
Family-friendly and tranquil, Protaras is situated along the sandy coastline of Cyprus’s Fig Tree Bay. The glorious beach is the main attraction—just be sure to keep a delightfully wary eye peeled for the legendary Ayia Napa Sea Monster. Giggle about the creepy creature over Cypriot specialties at one of the many open-air seafood restaurants in town.
Top Ten Beach Destinations in Europe
01. Ayia Napa, Cyprus
02. Skiathos, Greece
03. Protaras, Cyprus
04. Mykonos, Greece,
05. Oludeniz, Turkey
06. St. Ives, England, UK
07. Alcudia, Balearic Islands, Spain
08. San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy
09. Calvia, Balearic Islands, Spain
10. Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy
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