Ayia Napa, once a small fishing village, has a varied and vibrant nightlife concentrated in the town’s central square. Ayia Napa is renowned for its fantastic nightlife but there is a lot more to this lively resort. Away from the nightclubs and bars, Ayia Napa offers a great variety of tourist attractions to suit visitors of all ages.
Families are rediscovering the delights of the resort by steering away from the square and spending days on the beautiful blue flag beaches and mellow evenings strolling the pedestrianised harbour area and dining at one its selection of cafes and restaurants.
Ayia Napa also boasts the award-winning Waterworld Waterpark offering a day of fun for all ages. The popular Paliatso Luna Park is also a great way to spend an afternoon or evening with its exhilarating rides including the adrenaline-boosting slingshot and 150ft bungee jump.
No Visit to Ayia Napa is complete without some time spent at Nissi Beach. It's not only Ayia Napa's biggest daytime hotspot but one of the most popular beaches on the whole island of Cyprus. The lagoon shaped bay is safely sheltered by a small island, ‘nissi’ in Greek, which gives the beach its name and offers ideal swimming conditions for families with children. During the summer months, Nissi Beach hosts many beach parties and events with international DJ’s flying in to make sure your holiday is one to remember.
On the outskirts of Ayia Napa is the Cavo Greco area, where one of the National Forest Parks of Cyprus is located. Here visitors can cycle and hike through the nature trails, enjoy breathtaking views of the sea and explore the amazing ancient sea caves.
The centre of Protaras is just a 10-minute drive away and it is here, right at the heart of the strip where you will find the beach for the area, Fig Tree Bay. With its clear and shallow turquoise sea and fine golden sand, this beach understandably appeals to both visitors and locals alike. By day Protaras is a sleepy beach resort, coming alive after dark and offering a wide range of friendly restaurants, cosy tavernas, bars and shopping opportunities to suit the whole family.
Distance to Airports from the Ayia Napa area:
Larnaca International Airport 58 km
Paphos International Airport 170 km