Ayia Napa - Discover the best places & activities

Ayia Napa is a vibrant coastal town located in the eastern part of Cyprus, known for its beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife, and historical attractions. The name "Ayia Napa" means "Holy Wooded Valley" and refers to an ancient chapel that can still be visited today.

For beach lovers, Ayia Napa offers some of the most beautiful beaches in Cyprus, such as the famous Nissi Beach, known for its turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. Water sports such as jet skiing, parasailing, and scuba diving are also popular.

In addition to the beaches, Ayia Napa is also known for its nightlife, which includes many clubs, bars, and restaurants that are open until the early morning hours. The well-known nightclub "Club Ice" is particularly popular among visitors who want to experience an unforgettable night out.

Furthermore, Ayia Napa also offers historical attractions, such as the medieval monastery church of Ayia Napa and the remains of the ancient monastery. Taking a walk along the harbor promenade also offers beautiful views of the sea and the harbor.

Quick Facts about Ayia Napa

Lage von Ayia Napa in Zypern
LocationSouth East Coast
Population2.800
Homepageagianapa.org.cy
Area31 km²
ClimateSteppe Climate

Sights & Attractions in Ayia Napa

Makronissos tombs near Agia Napa

Makronissos tombs

After the Ayia Napa community sponsored excavation work, a total of nineteen stone tombs were unearthed in 1990. To the east of the burial site is a small altar room and also a part of an ancient quarry. The deceased were buried in a clay sarcophagus, which was covered with three slabs.
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Cape Greco on the coast of Ayia Napa

Cape Greco

To spend a day without the beach, it is best to take a walk or a car/quad ride to Cape Greco. A visit to Cape Greco is a special experience not only in summer, but also in winter when the wind stirs up the sea. Cape Greco is a place for swimming, climbing, kite surfing, snorkeling, photography, or simply enjoying a picnic.
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The Ayia Napa Monastery in the eponymous town

Ayia Napa Monastery

Just a few minutes' walk from the center of Ayia Napa, you will come across the monastery, which was carved into the rock in the 16th century. It's an idyllic oasis in an otherwise busy town center, with arcades and a beautiful courtyard. At the south side of the monastery stands the 600-year-old mulberry tree. This tree was used for its properties in the construction of coffins and ships.
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Sculpture park Ayia Napa in front of cloudy sky and sea.

Sculpture Park

The 24/7 accessible sculpture park is a hands-on park. Out in the open, you can grab the mermaid by the fin. However, shade is not available here, but you have an unobstructed view of the sea and some great objects for a photo session.
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Activities & Tours in Ayia Napa

Coastal hike in nature

Coastal hiking trail

The 3 km long coastal hiking trail begins at the Ayia Napa harbor. Heading east, it passes by Kermia Beach and the Sea Caves, and continues towards the Tafelberg. Following the path, you will reach Konnos Beach, the most beautiful beach in the area. You can then easily return to Ayia Napa by taking bus 101/102.
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Cruise Ship out in the sea

Blue Lagoon Cruise

This cruise takes you along the coast in an easterly direction. On this 4-hour tour, you will discover Cape Greco, Blue Lagoon, and Konnos Beach. Of course, you will also have plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling.
Water Slide

Waterworld Park

Immerse yourself in the fascinating underwater world of Paphos and discover the rich variety of marine life and colorful coral reefs that promise an unforgettable adventure.
Man riding a quad bike

Quad Tour

Experience the adventure of a lifetime while quad biking in Paphos, where you can get up close and personal with the breathtaking scenery and untouched nature - a tour that will leave you thrilled!

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Apartments & Vacation Homes

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Rooftop Seaview Suite

Family Friendly
This cozy two-bedroom apartment, featuring a sea-view rooftop garden with a gas BBQ grill & dining area, sits in the heart of Ayia Napa. It is fully equipped with all the amenities to make you feel at home, and comfortably sleeps up to 6 people!

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Hotels & Resorts

Mon Repos Hotel

Mon Repos Hotel

Perfect for couples
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Anonymous Beach Hotel

Anonymous Beach Hotel

Family Friendly
The hotel, located on the Sandy Bay bay, is for guests aged 16 and over. The famous Nissi Beach can be reached within 1 km.
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Popular Restaurants in Ayia Napa

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Napa Tavern

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In this tavern founded in 1976, not only the sayings on the walls tell how much some guests have enjoyed it. You can look forward to family recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients.
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Esperia Restaurant

Esperia

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Allrounder
A seafood restaurant that also offers steaks, vegetarian cuisine, British and Greek cuisine.
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Ukiyo Sushi during Daytime

Ukiyo Sushi

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Japanese & Sushi
Not only the location by the water, but also the small delicacies from the Japanese cuisine are convincing.
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Agia Napa is one of the most popular tourist centers in Cyprus. Due to its beautiful sandy beaches with crystal clear blue waters and the many attractions it has become one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world and is visited by people from all corners of the world. Agia Napa has also become famous for its nightclubs and bars. However, if you look closer, you will see that Agia Napa is full of history and tradition.

The center of the town is a medieval monastery, in front of which traditional dance and concert events are held every year.

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The picturesque fishing harbor has been revived in recent years. The entire harbor area is now a pedestrian zone with excellent cafes and fish taverns and romantic restaurants.

Ayia Napa Monastery - A world famous sight

The monastery was originally built from an altar that the locals erected in honor of "Agia Napa", the saint of the forest, after discovering an image of the Holy Mary in a cave in the forest, illuminated by a strange light. The 14th century monastery was enlarged at the beginning of the 16th century by a wealthy woman. The tomb of the woman now lies in the courtyard of the monastery.

agia napa monestary from the inside

Water World Water Park in Ayia Napa

In Agia Napa is the largest themed water park in Europe with many slides and other attractions. Its theme is Greek mythology with replicas of ancient Greek buildings and statues of gods.

Makronissos tombs - sight from the 19th century

Near Agia Napa are the 19 Makronissos tombs carved into solid rock. These tombs were uncovered in the 19th century as a result of constant looting.

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Sea Museum in Ayia Napa

The Marine Museum is the first natural history museum of its kind in Cyprus and a popular destination for tourists and locals. It displays maritime exhibits from the past and present. The exhibition also includes fish fossils, shells, sea urchins, sea turtles, sea plants and much more.

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