Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa is a small town in the Ammochostos (Famagusta) district and an independent municipality since 1986. Ayia Napa is located at the south east part of Cyprus, west of Gape Greco and it is about 10 km north of Paralimni. Due to tis sandy beaches it is a very popular destination.

The name Ayia Napa comes from a monastery which was in the centre of the town. The name "Ayia Napa" means "Holly forest". The area took its name from the image of "Panagia of Napis" which was the saint of the forest and for short "Ayia Napa". Forty years ago Ayia Napa was a typical small village in comparison to the cosmopolitan town Ammochostos.

The last decades have transformed Ayia Napa to the most "in" tourist resort in Cyprus. Ayia Napa has gained an extremely wild night life. Modern hotels have been built on the coastline near the beautiful beaches which are considered to be the best in Cyprus.

Nissi Bay or Nissi Beach is the most perfect beach in Ayia Napa and possibly the most famous in Cyprus. This is a beach where youngsters usually hang out as well as have beach parties at night. For people who prefer peace and quiet or have children then other beaches such as Agia Thekla, Makronissos, Landa are better and also have "Blue flags"

Attractions in Ayia Napa

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Cape Greco beach

Cape Greco beach, also called Cavo Greco means Greek cape and is between Agia Napa and Protaras in Cyprus. Cape Greco is a protected nature park and it is a very popular tourist attraction as it also has an amazing view.
Find out more about Gape Greco beach.

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Nissi beach

Nissi beach is a famous sandy beach in the province of Ayia Napa Cyprus. The beach stretches out for 500 metres and the waters are crystal clear. The beach took its name from the small islet near the beach which in Greek means Island from the Greek word “νησί”.
Find out more about Nissi beach.

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