From sunrise to sunset, parties and entertainment of all kinds enliven one of the largest resorts in Cyprus. Sunbathing on beautiful beaches and thrilling trips into nature await you as well.
Ayia Napa is one of the most famous holiday destinations in Cyprus. Sunny all year round, this lively place is ideal for relaxing, beach fun and dancing the night away. Active or lazy, you are sure to find what you are looking for!
Youth groups have made up the majority of Ayia Napa’s clientele for years, but the town is attracting more and more families and couples thanks to more upscale and quiet facilities away from the noisy town centre. You will find newer villas and apartments with their own beach.
There are several strips of sand worth visiting in Ayia Napa. In the centre, Nissi Beach captivates with its two bays and a plethora of facilities. You will also find the beautiful Makronissos and Landa Beach. A wide variety of water sports are available, from banana boats to windsurfing and scuba diving.
The city centre is the hub of the resort’s activities and bars. Here you can indulge in long nights of nightclub dancing to the music of famous DJs, try your hand at barathons or go wild at foam parties. During the day, the thrills are guaranteed if you try the catapult ride, try bungee jumping or show off your talent at the rodeo.On the cultural side, you can visit the 15th century monastery of Ayia Napa or visit the Cactus Park, a sculpture park. There are also regular festivals in the city, featuring traditional music and dance. Just outside Ayia Napa is Cape Greco, a beautiful national forest park. Its trails are ideal for exhilarating days of hiking, walking and cycling, while the waters of Konnos Bay beach offer a pleasant refreshment.
Originally a small village in Eastern Cyprus among others, Agia Napa has become THE tourist resort on the island. After the division of the country in 1974, access to the famous resort of nearby Famagusta was closed. The coastal village first welcomed Nicosia’s inhabitants on weekends and then gradually became a full-fledged tourist town which eventually spilled over into Protaras on the other side of Cape Greko. Today Agia Napa is known above all as the most festive destination in Cyprus in the summer.
Agia Napa is THE seaside resort at the eastern end of the island, with a strong focus on nightlife, which has made it very popular in recent years with a young population, including the locals. It is even referred to as the “new Mecca of festivities”. Greatly favoured by its fine sandy beaches and turquoise water, Agia Napa (the “Virgin of the Holy Forest”) was a place of pilgrimage nearly 450 years ago. The small Byzantine monastery in the central square bears witness to this. It is indeed the only resurgence here of the island’s rich cultural past. For if Agia Napa is revered today, it is especially revered by property developers and other entertainment professionals who invest this resort hesitating between luxury tourism and paradise for night clubbers. Hotels and shops are growing like mushrooms and the city is developing in an anarchic way. So much so that it has made some small ones. About 10 km to the north, Protaras, another “product” dedicated to tourism, is also thriving. For the time being, it can only be consumed from April to October (the resort’s opening dates).
Ayia Napa is a region essentially of plain and sea, without great cultural richness. Between Agia Napa and Protaras stands the promontory of Cape Greco. A nice walk to do at sunset (easy). To the north, don’t miss the beautiful Fig Tree Bay. From the port of Agia Napa, numerous sea excursions will take you to the most beautiful beaches in the region as you head eastwards, with a view of the former seaside resort of Famagusta, a ghost town since the 1974 clashes. Agia Napa is also the starting point for deep-sea fishing trips.
The centre of the nightlife consists of a few streets where bars and nightclubs follow one another. They are located in the old centre of the village, above the monastery.
All the beaches of the resort are public. You will be charged 2.50 euros for the rental in of a deckchair. This money is used by the municipality for the cleanliness and maintenance of the sites. And it’s successful. The beaches are spotless and have very clean free public toilets.