Areas of Ayia Napa
Ayia Napa districts divide this Cyprus resort into several parts.
Names and descriptions of areas in Ayia Napa
- Center: the Venetian monastery deserves the attention of tourists (the local shrine is the icon of the Virgin Mary; the monastery has an inner courtyard where an old covered gazebo with a marble fountain is installed; and it was also glorified by the September Festival, held as a tribute to the cultural traditions of Cyprus) and Lunapark (it is worth taking a map , which will help you navigate the location of attractions; recommended “to experience” amusement rides “Caterpillar” and “Slingshot”).
- Coastal part: here guests will have access to entertainment in the form of diving and rowing. So, tourists may be interested in the beaches of Makronissos Beach (the Blue Flag flutters here; suitable for families and children due to the clean and fine sand, as well as the absence of pitfalls and sharp shells at the entrance to the water; and moving a little to the east, you can inspect the tombs, related to the Romanesque and Hellenistic periods) and Nissi Beach (during the day, vacationers will have an active pastime on the water; and in the dark, they will be pampered with DJ sets, foam discos and a party until dawn; hungry will be able to taste seafood and desserts in the Olive Tree restaurant; if decide to come here in July-August, please note that the sea at this time “blooms”, but this will not cause much trouble, since the algae is removed regularly).
Ayia Napa landmarks
Ayia Napa landmarks
Guests of the resort will be able to stroll along the Ayia Napa Promenade (in the evening it is worth admiring the sunset and take some photographs; as well as enjoy fish meze in local restaurants), go to Cape Greco (the place is suitable for fishing and diving, horseback riding and hiking), in the sea caves (to visit them you will need comfortable shoes with thick soles; here, in addition to exploring the caves, you can dive from the rocks into the water), the maritime museum “Thalassa” (the exposition contains shells, paleontological artifacts, paintings by Cypriot artists, petrified animals, a copy of the Kyrenia-Eleftheria ship; and in the marine park at the museum, guests are entertained with a performance starring sea lions and dolphins), a water park “Water world” (try “Drop to atlantis”, “The Fall of Icarus” and other water slides).
Where to stay for tourists
The peculiarity of local hotels is that those of them that have 4 * and 5 * meet European quality standards and provide guests with excellent service. But before staying in a 3-star hotel, especially near the sea, you need to take into account that in terms of service level and room equipment, it will most likely correspond to only 2 *.
Are you planning to take children on vacation? Take a closer look at the boarding houses with orchards and “living corners” (kids will love “communicate” with chickens and rabbits).
While vacationing in Ayia Napa in the summer, tourists are advised to stay in the immediate vicinity of the Venetian Monastery - next to it, festivals, folklore and dance evenings are held, as well as various festive dates are celebrated..
Want to stay close to Makronissos Beach? pay attention to “Dome Beach” or “Asterias Beach”.