Ayia Napa (Αγία Νάπα) is a very popular holiday destination in Cyprus. Tourists like good beaches, a warm climate and a large number of entertainments (restaurants, night clubs, beach parties, opportunities for communication). It is believed that this resort is especially popular among young people. Families with children often prefer the Protaras, which is located nearby. The best time for a vacation in Ayia Napa is from May to October. (It may be too hot during the day in July and August in Cyprus.)
Ayia Napa is a small town in which mainly tourists live. The permanent population of the municipality is approximately 3.1 thousand people. During the tourist season, most of the residents in Ayia Napa and Protaras are tourists.
If you prefer to spend time in an ordinary city, then you can choose Limassol, Paphos or Larnaca. Tourists who prefer to spend time in a secluded place can rent a villa in another place.
There are many places in Cyprus that would be interesting to visit for inquisitive tourists. It is best to travel on the island in a rented car. You can select and book a car in advance.
Ayia Napa is located in the eastern part of the southern coast of Cyprus near Cape Greco, about 40 kilometers east of the city of Larnaca. The distance to Larnaca Airport is approximately 57 kilometers (by road).
You can get to Ayia Napa from the airport by bus, taxi or rent a car at the airport. You can order a taxi in advance.
Places to visit
Beaches, the sea and a warm climate are what attract tourists to Cyprus. There are many beaches, but the most famous is Nissi Beach.
CNN rated Nissi Beach as the best beach in July 2018.
Makronissos Beach was chosen by Travel Weekly as the third best beach in Cyprus in 2017.
Pantachou Beach is the longest and one of the best beaches in Cyprus.
You can have a great time at other beaches too.
Some of the best beaches are marked on the map of Cyprus.
Thalassa Municipal Museum. The museum is dedicated to marine subjects. The museum is located in the center of Ayia Napa. Address: Kriou Nerou 14, Agia Napa, Cyprus.
Ayia Napa Sculpture Park. The sculpture park is located in the eastern part of Ayia Napa, on the road from the city center to Cape Greco (distance of approximately 1.7 kilometers). The park was opened in May 2014 and is one of the attractions today.
WaterWorld Theme Park. This is one of the largest theme water parks in Europe and one of the most visited places in Cyprus.
Parko Paliatso Luna Park. The amusement park is located in the city center. This place can be interesting for both children and adults. Address: Nissi Avenue, Ayia Napa, Cyprus.
Tourists often buy guided tours while on vacation in Cyprus.
Sights and beaches can attract a lot of tourists. But in order for tourists to return again and again, you need to make their stay at the resort interesting. To do this, local authorities organize various events during the tourist season.
Ayia Napa International Festival was first held in September 1985. The festival is usually held on the last weekend of September at Seferi Square (next to the monastery).
Protaras (Greek Πρωταράς) is a small resort village in the southeast of the island of Cyprus. Protaras is located about 8 kilometers east of Ayia Napa center (about 12 kilometers by road). The best beach in the village is the Fig Tree Bay beach. Protaras is considered a calmer place (compared to the center of Ayia Napa) and is preferred by tourists with children.
There are many hotels in this region that are located along the coast in Ayia Napa and Protaras. You can certainly choose the one that suits you if you read the reviews of tourists.
Some of the hotels that have received good tourist reviews:
NissiBlu Beach Resort (5 stars). The hotel is located next to the popular Nissi Beach. It features a tropical garden and 2 pools.
Alion Beach Hotel (5 stars). The hotel has a palm garden with direct access to the sandy beach.
Faros Hotel (4 stars). Excellent location of the hotel, large territory, huge pool.
Nissi Park Hotel (3 stars). A fairly quiet hotel in the center of a popular resort. The hotel is within walking distance of the beach.
You can use the map to select a hotel with a good location.
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