Years and years ago there was a hunter, a king of his own domain, who used to visit the forest of Ayia Napa with his hunting party. He came across a cave and on entering found an icon of Saint Panaya (Mary mother of Christ). On making this discovery, he made the cave into a church and built a small church on top of the caves.
20 years ago Ayia Napa was a small fishing village with a population of 200. The name of Ayia Napa comes from Saint Panaya (Mary mother of Christ). A small church in the centre of the village was named after our Mother Mary.
Located on the east coast of Cyprus, Protaras resort covers about 5 km from the coastline of Famagusta.
Protaras has blossomed into a charming resort in the 1980s as a more sophisticated alternative to the wild crowd and atmosphere specific town or neighborhood: Ayia Napa (located 8 km west).
Protaras has become an idyllic holiday resort largely due to the beautiful sandy beaches around it. There are several excellent beaches to satisfy various tastes of tourists. For example, the main beach "Fig Tree Bay, considered one of the most popular beaches on the island, offers a wide range of water sports, while the north coast, tranquil waters of Skoutari Beach are perfect for snorkelling .