A well-known destination for the young party crowd, Ayia-Napa also offers a quieter experience with delicious cuisine, glorious weather and beautiful shores. Located in Cyprus, the former fishing village boasts fantastic beaches and fun attractions making it an ideal destination for families and couples as well as groups. Planning a holiday to Ayia-Napa? Take a look at Sunshine.co.uk and our fantastic deals on flights and hotels.
For many tourists, the beautiful beaches and exciting nightlife are a huge attraction although there is plenty more on offer too!
Fun-seeking families can head to The Waterworld Themed Waterpark, Europe's largest themed waterpark, to enjoy a day of giant water slides, wave pools and plenty of child-friendly attractions. The Parko Paliatso Fun Fair is also a perfect place to create long-lasting memories with your family, offering fairground attractions such as bouncy castles, merry-go-rounds and a wide range of rides suitable for all ages.
Boat-trips out to sea from Ayia-Napa are very popular and a unique way to take in the gorgeous coastal views. Holidaymakers can sail on a glass-bottomed boat ideal for witnessing marine life, go on dolphin spotting trips, embark on pirate-themed adventures and of course, hop on the party boats.
Beach Holidays in Ayia-Napa
With some of the best beaches Cyprus has to offer, Ayia-Napa is a great destination for relaxing on the golden sand or enjoying some water sports. The beaches, many of which are Blue Flag certified, are connected by a coastal path and boast a range of great facilities including sunbed hire, snack bars and restaurants.
Macronissos Beach is popular with families due to its calm, clear and shallow waters that gradually slope making it ideal for those with younger children. The sheltered Sandy Bay is also great for families, however, if you hope for a less busy beach experience head to the quiet coves of Agia Thekla Beach or Landa Beach.
The most popular beach in Ayia-Napa is Nissi Beach, especially with the young crowd, as during the summer months the Nissi Bay Beach Bar hosts well-known DJ's at their foam and beach parties. If you’re looking for a party atmosphere then it’s the place to be!
Food & Drink
A modern beach resort, Ayia-Napa offers a range of eating-out options including traditional Greek taverns, fast food spots and diverse restaurants serving food from around the world. The charming Stamna Tavern serves traditional meze, small appetisers made to share and a great selection of wine. Raphael’s restaurant is great for families and the lamb dishes are highly recommended. With such a vast amount of choice, holidaymakers are sure to find a dining option to suit their budget and taste in Ayia-Napa.
Ayia-Napa’s nightlife scene is considered legendary, with groups of party people travelling to the resort to dance their nights away. Promising some of the best nightlife in Europe, Ayia-Napa’s main square area is a bustling hub with plenty of lively bars and nightclubs. Music policies vary venue to venue so you’re sure to find a spot to suit your taste, and the well-established clubs often host world famous DJs during the party season.
There’s also a number of bars and pubs with a more relaxed atmosphere, which may appeal more to families who fancy a few drinks and entertainment in the evening.
The average flight time from the UK to Ayia-Napa is around 4 to 5 hours, depending on the airport you depart from.
The local languages spoken in Ayia-Napa are Greek and Turkish. However, English is commonly spoken in the tourist areas and hotels, so English-speaking tourists should find communication and navigation easy.
The currency used is the Euro, it is recommended that holidaymakers shop around for the best conversion deal before travelling.
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