Ayia Napa has grown into a world-famous resort destination that now boasts sophisticated cultural venues as well as hedonistic clubs.
A resort with a split personality, Ayia Napa is a paradise of beautiful, glistening white beaches, narrow, cobbled streets, and sun-dappled squares to enjoy a cuba libre or a coffee. At night it comes alive in the multiple bars, restaurants and trendy clubs.
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Who holidays in Ayia Napa?
From families, through couples to lively groups of singles, Ayia Napa is a great destination for everyone to enjoy, providing the perfect beach holiday, a nightlife as lively as you like, and a stunning scenic backdrop to a relaxing break.
The resort of Ayia Napa is possibly the most well known of all the resorts in Cyprus and is located 25 miles east of Larnaca Airport. Ayia Napa has become famous for its nightlife and is one of few destinations that could be considered a serious rival to the clubbing capital of Ibiza. Year after year thousands of visitors come here to experience the vibrant nightclubs and bars featuring internationally acclaimed DJ's, and to enjoy the open-air beach parties. Nissi beach is a big draw for young people who crowd it out in summer taking advantage of the wide variety of water sports including water-skiing, windsurfing, and scuba-diving.
Nonetheless, Ayia Napa holidays are also very popular for family beach holidays with plenty of good quality hotels to be found and a wonderful long stretch of golden sand and many stunning bays and beaches considered to be among the best in the Mediterranean. Harbour beach, also known as Limanaki or Pantahou beach, caters more for families. Along with all beaches in Ayia Napa it has been awarded the EU Blue Flag for cleanliness and facilities.
- Superb Beaches
- Lively Nightlife
Things To Do
Popular activities taken by those taking Ayia Napa holidays include:
Watersports: All sorts of beach activities from water and jet skiing to windsurfing and pedal boating are catered for along the coast. Both the beaches backing onto hotels and those further afield provide equipment hire
Cycling: Cyprus is a natural mountain-biking place. Its terrain offers many opportunities for exciting mountain-biking in different tracks, making the island a paradise for the sport's fans. Due to the excellent weather conditions prevailing on the island, cycling sports can be enjoyed almost throughout the year.
Hiking: The Akamas peninsular, to the north of Paphos, provides an excellent area for walking as it has been virtually untouched by tourism and development. Further afield, numerous interesting walks can be found among the breathtaking Troodos mountains.
Things To See
During your Ayia Napa holidays if you need a break from relaxing on the beach or partying the night away then Ayia Napa holidays are an great opportunities for exploring and visiting:-
- The Harbour in Ayia Napa is very picturesque and is a idyllic spot to relax and watch fishing boats and yachts glide in and out of the marina.
- Visit the Venetian Monastery in Ayia Napa which was completed just before the Turkish occupation in 1570.
- Ayia Napa Water World is the largest themed water park in Europe and is great for a fun day out.
Exciting Excursions while on Ayia Napa Holidays
Spirit of Famagusta: Once Cyprus's busiest Tourist resort now a virtual Ghost Town, the occupants long gone. Wander along one of the best stretches of beach in Cyprus and view the abandoned city, experience the secrets and feel the spirit of Famagusta!
Waterworld: Rides, slides, spills and thrills! Kamikaze Crazy or sun bed lazy, Waterworld the Award winning water park has something for all the family.
Splendour of the Sea: Feel the breeze through your hair, the sun on your skin as you glide through the crystal clear waters on this luxury Catamaran. Feel like a movie star for the day on this VIP cruise.
Jeep Safaris: Delve into the heart of Cyprus on this unique adventure. Get up close and personal with these specially designed off road vehicles, go to the parts of the Island unreachable by coach or car and see the hidden beauty that Cyprus has to offer. An unmissable adventure for all the family!
Myths and Legends: Travel back in time to the birthplace of Aphrodite the Greek Goddess of Love and beauty. Marvel in the delights of this romantic area and revel in the rich history that Paphos and the Ancient Curium have to offer. Complete your day with some Cypriot delight! A legendary day of discovery and beauty.
Cairo by Air: Less than one hour away by flight, a wealth of history awaits you in the land of the Pharaohs, Egypt. See one of the few remaining seventh wonders of the world the pyramids, treat yourself to some unique bargains at the largest Souk in the middle East Khan El Khalli. See the original death mask of the boy king Tutankhamen completely crafted from Solid gold. Cruise on the famous river Nile through the cosmopolitan city of Cairo. Surprise your friends with a postcard from Egypt during your holiday in Cyprus.
Dynamic Donkeys and Dancing: For those seeking fun and adventure, this unique day takes you to the magnificent 'red' Villages on the friendly donkeys from the Animal shelter. Experience true Cypriot hospitality with free flowing wine and 'Zivania' and some home cooked specialities as the music and dancing starts. An introduction to true Cypriot village culture.
Dolphin Safari: The clear blue waters of the Mediterranean await you! The open-sea rafting vessels are designed to ensure you get to the best coves and bays on the east coast of Cyprus. Take a dip in the glistening waters and swim through the caves, or snorkel and open the window to the underwater world that awaits you. If your lucky you may see flipper!