The island of Cyprus is well known for the hospitality of its people and it good weather. The sun shines nearly every day of the year and at the heart of winter temperatures are generally mild, between 10-20 degrees Celsius. Cyprus has a long and very rich history stemming over more than 9000 years. Today, history and modern society are comfortably intertwined on the island with world-class resorts within walking distance of well-preserved Greek and Roman archeological sites and other antiquities.
Agia Napa is situated in the middle of the beautiful southeastern coastline of Cyprus. All beaches in Agia Napa have been awarded the EU blue flag for their level of cleanliness and facilities offered. Many
visitors enjoy swimming in these beaches even during the wintertime. Ayia Napa has changed its image somewhat over the years, from a fishing village to a clubbers' paradise and now has found its place as a multi - cultural town. Cape Greco is a 10 minute drive from the center of Ayia Napa, and is considered one of the most beautiful places on the island offering site seeing, cliff jumping and a variety of other activities.
Agia Napa is 30 minutes drive from the island's main international airport at Larnaca. This airport is well connected with most major cities in Europe via scheduled and chartered flights.
About Cyprus and Ayia Napa
The very name Cyprus, it has been
said, shimmers with an ages-old mystique. Today, history
and hedonism are comfortably intertwined on the island.
Ravishing five-star resorts within walking distance of
well-preserved Greek and Roman ruins offer every amenity
the modern traveller has come to expect and more, from
knock-out pools, gardens and beachfronts to state of the
art thalassotherapy health spas. One of the most
impressive archaeological sites, the ancient city
kingdom of Kourion, overlooks a magnificent stretch of
beaches with a sparkling blue sea beyond. Along the
island's sun-kissed coastline, from Agia Napa in the
east to Pafos in the west, world-class beach resorts
alternate with settings untouched since antiquity.
Agia Napa attracts a large number of tourists and features a number of sandy beaches, on which watersports such as water-skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, scuba diving and speed boating are popular. The Cyprus Tourism Organization supervises the beaches and is responsible for protecting the interests of all tourists. All beaches in Agia Napa have been awarded with the EU blue flag for their level of cleanliness and facilities offered. The most popular of these beaches is Nissi beach, which is visited mainly by clubbers and young people at summer and gets very busy. Another of the beaches is the Harbour Beach (also known as Limanaki (CTID) or Pantahou beach), which is one of the longest beaches of Cyprus, and the longest beach in Ayia Napa. Harbour Beach caters more for families and is a more relaxing beach. The New Golden Bay, or Lanta / Landa beach as it is known to the locals, is a less busy beach with a number of activities available. Several hotels and apartments are situated on Nissi Road, including Nissi Beach Hotel, Kaos Hotel Apts and others).
The Square, central to the town, is filled with restaurants, night clubs and shops, such as The Napa Castle Bar & Restaurant, The Castle Club, Black & White Club , Starskys , Club Ice, Play, Carwash & Bars such as Guru Bar, Pepper, Senior Frogs, Pirates, Sky Bar, Titanic, Hollywood, Bedrock Inn to name but a few. It is by many seen as the focal point of the Agia Napa night-life.
Ayia Napa has changed its image somewhat over the years, from a fishing village to a clubbers' paradise and now has found its place as a multi - cultural town predominantly playing House, Electro, Tech, R&B, Garage & 70's & 80's, catering for all. Various acts visiting the island include DJ Luck & MC Neat, Armand Van Helden and Boy Better Know amongst others. Ayia Napa is also a very popular summer destination for various footballers, past visitors including Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Sol Campbell, Andy Cole and many more. Cape Greco is a 10 minute drive from the center of Ayia Napa, and is considered one of the most beautiful places on the island offering site seeing, cliff jumping and a variety of other activities.
In Cape Greco lives the reputed Ayia Napa Sea Monster which is meant to resemble a cross between a porpoise and dragon. It has only been spotted and photographed a dozen or so times and is thought to be a direct descendent from pre-historic times.