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Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa (Greek: Αγια Ναπα; Turkish: Aya Napa) is a resort in the Famagusta district of Cyprus. It is located at the extreme eastern end of the southern coast of Cyprus.

Ayia Napa

Key Facts about Ayia Napa

Here are some facts about Ayia Napa:
  1. Ayia Napa is resort on near the extreme eastern tip of the southern coast of Cyprus.

  2. Ayia Napa is located to the South of Famagusta, and just to the West of Cape Greco (the headlead projecting from Southeast Cyprus).

  3. Ayia, and the area around Ayia Napa is known as Kokkinochoria, a name which derives from the red color of the soil.

  4. Ayia Napa is named after a Venetian-era monastery (built in 1500) of the same name, which is today located in the center of town. The monastery was built after an icon of the Virgin Mary was discovered by accident by a hunter in a local cave.

  5. Ayia (Agia) means "holy", and Napa means "wooded valley" - a reference to the thick forests which once surrounded the area.

  6. In the past, Ayia Napa was known as a family vacation destination, but in recent years, has gradually become better known for its bustling nightlife.

  7. There are several beaches in Ayia Napa, all of which have been awarded the EU blue flag in recognition of their level of cleanliness and their facilities. The beaches in Ayia Napa include:

    • Harbour Beach (also known as Limanaki or Pantahou Beach): Caters for families - the longest beach in Cyprus.

    • Nissi Beach: Used mainly by young people, and which can get very crowded.

    • New Gold Bay (also known as Lanta or Landa Beach): A quieter beach than the others, but still with good facilities.

  8. The town square in Ayia Napa, known as "The Square", is home to many nightclubs, restaurants, and tourist-orientated shops.

  9. Cape Greco (the headland projecting from Southeast Cyprus) is just a short drive away from Ayia Napa. As well as seeing beautiful scenery, a variety of activities are available there.

  10. Ayia Napa (and Cape Greco specifically) is, according to some locals, home to the Ayia Napa sea monster. This legendary creature is said by some to resemble a cross between a dragon and porpoise. Others have however linked it to Scylla, a monster from Greek mythology.

  11. Since 1985, Ayia Napa has hosted the Ayia Festival. This is an annual event which takes place usually in late September each year, and includes festivities reflecting the agricultural, cultural, and historic traditions of Ayia Napa and Cyprus as a whole.

  12. Since 2010, Ayia Napa has also hosted the Ayia Napa Youth Festival, which is a festival principally focused around popular music, but also including other activities.

  13. Ayia Napa is also home to the Waterworld Themed Waterpark - the largest waterpark in water. The park includes many rides and attractions, and is open from about April to October each year.

Attractions and Places of Interest in Ayia Napa

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Weather in Ayia Napa

The climate in Ayia Napa is classified as Mediterranean, or dry-summer subtropical.

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Books about Ayia Napa

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Greater Than a Tourist- Ayia Napa Cyprus: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

By Tanja Andric

CZYK Publishing
Released: 2018-04-23
Kindle Edition

Greater Than a Tourist- Ayia Napa Cyprus: 50 Travel Tips from a Local
Product Description:
Are you excited about planning your next trip?

Do you want to try something new?

Would you like some guidance from a local?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you.

Greater Than a Tourist- Ayia Napa Cyprus by Tanja Andric offers the inside scoop on Ayia Napa. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination.

In these pages, you will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other smaller print travel books.

Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination.

Ayia Napa, Cyprus - City Map

By Jason Patrick Bates

Independently published
Paperback (28 pages)

Ayia Napa, Cyprus - City Map
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Looking for an easy-to-use, pocket city map that you can carry around with you, wherever you go without having to juggle with foldable maps that quickly turn into a complete mess? The Glob:us city maps is all you’ll need to have the whole city within arm’s reach: crystal-clear maps, at a comfortable scale, with all the points of interest included, plus a handy streets index, so that you’ll never miss a thing again. So, are you ready for your next adventure?

Getting Married in Ayia Napa: Planning Your Wedding In Cyprus

By Craig Beck
Released: 2016-02-10
Kindle Edition (36 pages)

Getting Married in Ayia Napa: Planning Your Wedding In Cyprus
Product Description:
Imagine for a moment a perfect sandy beach, the deep blue Mediterranean Sea and a warm breeze gently blowing. If this sounds like the greatest romantic setting you can think of for the most important day of your life – then Ayia Napa is where you should be getting married.

More and more couples are choosing the ‘island of love’ for their wedding and there are lots of reasons why. Not least because weddings in Cyprus can be up to £10,000 cheaper than a similar wedding arranged in the United Kingdom.

However, planning this special day from a distance can be a little stressful at times. For example how do you know that you are getting reliable suppliers and what legal paperwork needs to be completed to ensure your wedding is formally recognized back home in the UK or Ireland?

Craig Beck LSWPP ( is one of the most sought after professional wedding photographers based on the idyllic island of Cyprus. For over a decade he has been shooting magical destination weddings here in paradise. In this invaluable book he will guide you through the whole process of planning your own perfect day in Ayia Napa.

•Preparing the paperwork
•Selecting the venue.
•Working with wedding planners or going it alone.
•Picking your perfect wedding cake.
•What to look for when booking a wedding. photographer.
•7 pitfalls of Ayia Napa weddings that are easily avoided.
•How to get the wedding of your dreams on a budget.
•And much more…

Ayia Napa Rock Arch in Cyprus Journal: 150 page lined notebook/diary

By Cool Image

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (150 pages)

Ayia Napa Rock Arch in Cyprus Journal: 150 page lined notebook/diary
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A life worth living is worth recording, and what better place than this journal? These lined pages crave your scribbled notes, thoughts, ideas, experiences, and notions. Fill the lines, remember your life, don't lose your ideas, and keep reaching higher to live the best life you can. It all starts here, folks, but you'll need your own pen or pencil. Write on!

Ayia Napa Truth - Naked Facts & Info About Cyprus' Premier Party Resort

Pink Lambs LTD
Released: 2011-05-17
Kindle Edition (22 pages)

Ayia Napa Truth - Naked Facts & Info About Cyprus  Premier Party Resort
Product Description:
Are you visiting Ayia Napa on Cyprus this summer? Perhaps planning to do a bit of partying. This concise and easily digested travel report provides you with vital and up to date information about the resort.

Ayia Napa's dirty side

Top 3 Ayia Napa Secrets

How to get a job in Ayia Napa

Transfer from airport of Larnaca to Ayia Napa

Dancers in bars and night clubs

Cheap beer & groceries

The beaches

Jogging in Ayia Napa

Beer prices

Prices & costs of restaurants and supermarkets

How to win a bikini contest in Ayia Napa?

13 pages (2932 words) of content. Read it before you travel, or on the plane.

If you are a culture buff who are visiting Cyprus for cultural pleasures and attractions. This book will have no value what so ever to you. It's a small, quickly read book with insights that will be valuable for people who visit Ayia Napa for party purposes.

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