Ayia Napa, Cyprus
Ayia Napa is famous for its fabulous beaches and the awesome lifestyle that is lived there. The population comprises of less than 3,000 people which is tiny in comparison to other cities.
The city is now the clubbing capital of the world taking over from Ibiza, with many famous bars, clubs and night clubs open all hours, so if you are looking for either a relaxing holiday or a non-stop action packed holiday then the undiscovered city of Ayai Napa is perfect fot you. Ayia Napa attracts a large number of tourists from all around Europe and features a number of bathing beaches on which water sports such as windsurfing, canoeing, water-skiing, scuba diving and speed boating are popular. Ayia Napa has changed its image over the years, from a fishing village to a paradise with very clean, beautiful beaches and has now found its place as a multicultural town, catering to all tastes.
Attractions to see in Ayia Napa
Olympian Divers Ltd
It is a 5 Star Palm Resort where the lovely staff invites divers and non-divers to enjoy the underwater delights which this unique island has to offer. Dive unspoilt landscapes that have remained preserved for thousands of years, swim amongst friendly marine life in warm, calm, crystal clear waters. They have great offers for experienced divers and beginners as well. Welcome to Scuba diving in the the beautiful island of Cyprus. The instructors are very friendly and professional and they know how to bring out the best of you. The reef has a lot to offer, for example wreck diving spots, deep dives and you can see a lot of different fish, seahorses, starfish and snails.
The Black Pearl
This is definitely one of the best attractions you can see. You sail on board of a spanish galleon with “Captain Jack Sparrow”. The 4 hour trip takes you along the coast and back. After you have left the harbour, Jack and his shipmates entertain all the travellers in all sorts of ways from getting kids to draw skull and crossbones to dress up in various costumes. They also provide a huge meal with vegetables and chicken.
This huge club is perfect if you are looking for a place to get the night started. A great atmosphere, music, good service and you can choose between a lot of cocktails. There are bubbles all around you, which gives you a special party feeling and you can also get good packages for a drink. The bar is located in the centre of action.
Ayia Napa Youth Festival
The largest festival of Cyprus! Come here if you like concerts and party with a lot of people in a friendly, nice environment. The festival includes a lot of activities with a message against violence in football stadiums and a charity purpose.
The Thalassa Ayia Napa Municipal Museum of the Sea is located at the centre of Ayia Napa. It is a three story building made by marble,wood, metal and offers unique experiences appealing to all our senses with its bird eye view'.
Beautiful nature is one of the biggest assets of Ayia Napa. The Sea Caves are just 2-3 km from the city center. A paved walking path goes along the shore and then slightly off shore.
Travel Tips for Ayia Napa
→ Rent a scooter, it is a easy and cheap way to get around.
→ Try Melintzanosalata- a dip sauce with Aubergin and Garlic.
→ Try the Commandaria Port wine. Cyprus is famous for its wine and that is one of the oldest of the world.
→ There are a lot of restaurants where you can try the Fiji Polynesian Cuisine.
→ Visit Olympian Divers, the staff is very friendly helpful!
→ Don’t forget your swimming suit.
→ Take sun blocker.
→ The local market offers handmade arts and crafts which are perfect souvenirs/
Facts about Ayia Napa
The word “Ayia” means “ holy” in Greek.
Ayia Napa has the most Blue Flags in the world.
In Cape Greco, many locals claim that there exists the Ayia Napa sea monster.
On septermber 16, 2007 the world’s largest chain of syrtaki dancers danced together in Ayia Napa and entered the Guiness Book of World Records.
The sister cities are Ioannina, Melliena and Rethymno.
The majority of Cypriots are Greek Orthodox and most Cypriots are religious people.
Driving in Ayia Napa,Cyprus is on the left side of the road!