Every year thousands of tourists visit Cyprus in order to warm themselves under the gentle sun, plenty to swim in the sea and get a maximum of pleasant impressions for the year ahead! However, there is another reason why tourists choose Cyprus among other options – it’s gastronomy. Prezas Tours has prepared for you a selection of the most popular, cozy and well-located places – restaurants and taverns in Protaras and Ayia Napa, where you can tasty and satisfying meal!
Kalamies Restaurant is one of the most respectable institutions in Protaras. Here, in the fresh air and at the very shore of the sea, you can try a huge number of dishes of the national Cypriot cuisine. The restaurant serves fish and seafood dishes, as well as various “cheese plates”, grilled dishes and meat snacks. Especially popular are fish meze, moussaka, chicken with lemon and fried potatoes, as well as fried zucchini and homemade wine. Tourists positively celebrate not only a tasty, intricate menu, but also a romantic atmosphere with a beautiful view of the coast.
Knights Pub Restaurant
Knights Pub Restaurant – restaurant and pub, “two in one”.
Vacationers appreciate this place for combining business menus and dishes specific to bars. Here you can order a large and hearty business lunch at an affordable price – various soups, mashed potatoes, huge second courses and inexpensive desserts. On the other hand, guests have a wide selection of different beers and burgers, along with juicy steaks from the Angus, snacks from foie gras, mussels, snails and other seafood.
Also, visitors respond positively about the service: the availability of wi-fi, entertainment for children (color pencils are issued with coloring) and quick service even in the evening “sold-out”.
Vassos (Psarolimano) Fish Tavern
Vassos (Psarolimano) Fish Tavern – this tavern is rightfully considered the best fish tavern in Cyprus! The guests of the establishment are waiting for huge portions of fresh seafood, fish meze, delicious sandwiches with beef, and an incredible dessert “Chocolate lava”. All of the above will be filed “in the company” with a beautiful view of the sea and helpful staff, including Russian speakers. And “on the stick” guests are invited to treat the famous local vodka “Zivaniae”.
Ifalos Restaurant is a family tavern in the bay of Pernera, decorated in a traditional Cypriot style. Free terrace, tables with a tablecloth “in a cage”, vines under the ceiling and personal attention of the owner of the institution, which is very kind to every guest. In the tavern you can taste popular dishes of Pan-Asian cuisine – fish meze and moussaka, a plate of “seafood”, as well as try home-made wine. Every Saturday night here they play “live” Greek music.
The institution has gained popularity for a modest and cozy environment, democratic prices compared to other taverns of Protaras, as well as for the unusual “compliment” to guests in the form of watermelon slices.
Karas Village Tavern
Karas Village Tavern is a popular tavern with a cozy atmosphere at the Aparthotel Captain Karas Holiday Apartments in Kapparis (Paralimni). Everything is decorated with restraint and “home-like” – from the interior, to the menu. National cuisine – especially fish dishes and lamb, huge portions and house wine are famous. Guests are offered an aperitif and a “compliment”: toasted bread with dried tomatoes and a plate with cold slices of watermelon.
Not only the delicious food, but the intricate interior of the tavern does not leave anyone indifferent! An open terrace, drowning in the green of trees, and the stern of a fishing boat “floating out” just above the entrance to the institution. And for visitors with children a comfortable playground is provided.
Tony’s Taverna is one of the most visited “traditional” taverns in Kapparis (Paralimni). The establishment is located next to the Italian and Chinese restaurants, next to the motorway. The large territory is fenced with a cozy garden with a lemon tree. There is a small children’s amusement park with trampolines and simple attractions, as well as a bar with hookah and billiards.
In addition to the rich infrastructure, vacationers are offered an excellent service. Own owner Tony meets and escorts guests, often he also gives the order. Prices for dishes are fairly democratic, and in the evenings little tables are rarely free. The menu here is in Russian, the waiters are also Russian-speaking. Of the dishes of the national cuisine are famous fish meze, which is served with a huge loaf of freshly baked bread, meat meze and dishes from vegetables. And local home wine to any gourmet will have to taste!
Eat in Protaras!
Mediterranean cuisine is popular all over the world! Protaras and Ayia Napa offer a wide range of restaurants, bars, pubs and taverns, where everyone can get acquainted with the best options for Cypriot snacks. Delicious dishes of national cuisine, the average bill for dinner within 20-25 euros, fresh seafood and fine home-made wine – local institutions are able to please the most demanding deli!