Odessa Hotel and the Fig Tree Bay of Protaras
Trip Start Sep 27, 2011
16Trip End Oct 12, 2011
Unbelievable stretches of clean white sand and crystal turquoise waters. I have travelled to more than 36 countries have swam in unbelievably beautiful coasts and exotic beaches, but what I find here makes me think of how privileged we Cypriots are. I mention this because usually we don't appreciate what we have around us. The island’s beaches might not be exactly exotic but they are unbelievably beautiful and safe. If this is not fascinating then what!
It is October and there is much activity on the beach with parachuting and skiing (awesome activities but costly) with lots of cruise ships taking tourists around the coasts, several diving schools and everyone chooses the activity that suits him according to his interests. Name the sport you like and you have it but have in mind that it might take you 4 hours off work for a 15 minute rental of a jet ski for instance
Odessa is the hotel I am staying at and belongs to the family run Cypriot Company of Tsokkos, -the name only guarantees memorable holidays. There are 18 or 19 hotels under this name only in Protaras, and more in Ayia Napa and throughout Cyprus. These hotels are very popular not only with locals but tourists as well. Odessa is very close to the popular beach of the Fig Tree bay.
For me the second half of May, September and October are the best months to visit. Surely younger people prefer coming in June, July or August when pubs discos and beaches are even more crowded. There is music all over, but not always ideal for family holidays. It all depends on what one is after! I need to add that the majority of hotels in Protaras and Ayia Napa close the end of October and open again in May, so tourists should know this
Odessa is actually the very last hotel I visit before going up to the mountains.
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