It is very likely that you have never heard of Ayia Napa and that you have never thought of spending your vacation there, but the fact is that this southern Cypriot city is one of the most famous tourist centers in Cyprus.
Ayia Napa is almost exclusively dedicated to the nightlife and entertainment of young people. The beaches of fine sand and blue waters are an attraction more than important so that you and your friends enjoy a few fascinating days.
But it is not only party and beaches what the city offers you, you can also have great adventures with your friends that you will not forget. Here are some things you can do:
Must Visit Sights in Ayia Napa
There are many historical sites to see … after all, Ayia Napa began as a small fishing village, and only began to develop to the resort it is today in 1974. The Monastery is the best known landmark of the Ayia Napa area. The Makronisos Temple is found west of Ayia Napa Village, and is an ancient burial site, officially uncovered in 1989.
Ayia Napa’s new sculpture park was inaugurated in 2014 with the aim of creating a completely new tourist experience. The open air sculpture museum features both large and small works of art created by more than 20 sculptors from around the world. The park continues to grow, with more works added each winter by talented artists.
The town also contains a number of museums.
Cape Greco is a ten-minute drive from the center of Ayia Napa and is considered one of the most beautiful places on the island offering sightseeing, cliff jumping and a variety of other activities.
- Cape Greco
- Monastery of Agia Napa
- Makronisos Temple
- Nissi Beach
- Ayia Napa Scuplture Park
- Ocean Aquarium Park
- Potamos Liopetriou Village
- Thalassa Municipal Museum of the Sea
Things to do in Ayia Napa
Enjoy the beer
If you like beer maybe this is a good plan for you. Ayia Napa has the Prime Microbrewery, a brewery where you can taste a wide variety of beers, blondes and blacks, and learn something more about its manufacturing process and its provenance.
For the price of the guided visit to the facilities you can try three different types of beers, know something about this family business and the beers and you will be picked up at your hotel.
The excursion costs € 29 and lasts 3 and a half hours.
A quad safari
If you like speed and at the same time know the area, this is your activity. You can enjoy a walk on the dirt roads that will take you to incredible places from which you can capture wonderful landscapes. But you will not do it on foot, but on quad. In the Ayia Napa Quad Safari you will be provided with a quad, all the security equipment, a GPS and the instructions for you to enjoy to the maximum.
No matter how many times you have practiced with your friends, paintball is always a great idea. Form two sides, set a goal, play something and enjoy like crazy by setting strategies to achieve the goal, or simply shooting the colored bullets at will to see how many of your friends inks color.
Of course, respect the indications of the monitors or you can do a lot of damage, paintball is a serious thing.
Walk the walk through the Cape Greco National Park in true spring fashion!
Before the summer heat kicks in, now really is the best time to enjoy what the glorious coastline has to offer on foot as you wander through spectacular unspoilt natural beauty. With a rocky headland that defiantly juts out into the azure waters that characterise the area, this designated National Park – characterised by imposing sea caves – is one of the most famous on the island for picture taking, and is probably one of the best spots to really take in the gorgeous east coast in all its glory.
Once you get your walking shoes on, you’re likely to be lost for words as you set about to explore what the area has to offer. With various walking trails dissecting the area, there are also plenty of benches along the way giving you the chance to gaze out at the crystal clear waters that make this coastline so very famous. Want our advice? Visit as the sun goes down for a real visual treat!