Boasting over 10 Blue Flag award-winning beaches, you can guarantee a holiday in Ayia Napa will be packed with plenty of sun, sand and sea. The gleam that comes from both the crystal waters and shining sands all speak of the refreshing cleanliness of these seaside spots. The superb collection of golden sandy shores all offer unique amenities and individual atmospheres. Families can enjoy the more sheltered coves with calm waters while thrill seeking surfers can head for some of the area’s rougher waters. And when you’re looking to do more than have a splash about, there are a wealth of water activities on offer including pedalloes, parasailing and inflatables.
The spice of life is certainly not lacking in Ayia Napa’s exceptional eateries. Here, visitors will find a vast array of dining destinations, each of which cater to a different occasion from romance to themed events. So whether you’re looking to sample some traditional bites in a classic Cypriot style by the waterside or want to indulge on a sea view meal with candles and roses, Ayia Napa has you covered on all counts. For a true taste of Cyprus, why not tuck into a mezze meal which is a collection of small places exhibiting the very best of local flavours.
Shopaholics can also find this destination plentiful in its offerings. With options that far exceed the usual collection of flip flop shops and tacky souvenir stops, visitors will find designer merchandise prices slashed in Ayia Napa’s stores. You’ll also be able to snatch up some completely unique pieces in the area’s plethora of boutique brands. And when you aren’t looking for bargains, you can browse the stunning array of local crafts in the markets and shorefront stalls; embroidered Lefkara lace, original ceramic pottery, artistic silver jewellery and silk goods are all just waiting for you to spend your hard-earned cash on them.
One of the most stunning areas to enjoy Ayia Napa’s almost unbelievably blue waters, the aptly named Blue Lagoon is a secluded cove found in the rockier region of the destination’s coastline. Looking like a scene from a fantasy novel, this lagoon calls visitors in like a siren with its multihued layers of seductive blue waters. Reachable on foot, by car or by boat, you’ll find that this unique sightseeing opportunity is worth the adventure to reach it.
One of the most culturally significant sites in Ayia Napa, the Sculpture Park is an arts project that celebrates the Cypriot talent for beauty, creativity and iconic sculpting techniques. It offers an opportunity for citizens to showcase their work while providing visitors with an excellent insight into the culture and artistic heritage of the area. Found at the junction of Cavo Greco and Cold Water avenues, the park is set in an impressively beautiful natural landscape of wild flowers and rambling plains of bush and rocks. At its opening, the park played host to 14 sculptures by artists from across the country and the number continues to grow as more visitors visit and more artists compete to have their work displayed in this stunning open air gallery.
If you came to party, then look no further than the ultimate clubbing destination of Castle Club. The largest dance destination in Cyprus, this club has been successfully topping itineraries for more than 20 years and each year it reinvents itself to keep up with popular demand. It has successfully been voted into the top 100 clubs in the world for the last four years, so you can almost guarantee a good time. Catering to the variety of tastes of the island’s visitors, there are three rooms, each with its own music as well as guest DJs, special events and more than 14 bars on site.
For the best weather and warmest water conditions, visitors should head out between early May and early October. If you want a quieter getaway and don’t mind skimping on the sunshine, why not look at an autumn escape from October onwards?
If you hold a British Citizen passport, you don't need a visa to enter Cyprus and are visa exempt for 90 days. For the latest information on travel regulations, visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cyprus/entry-requirements.
In Ayia Napa, the currency used is the Euro (EUR).
The main language spoken in Ayia Napa is Greek.