Ayia Napa is located on the coast of south eastern Cyprus, south of Famagusta town near Cape Greco. The first people are coming to live here around 1790 from Thessaloniki, Greece. The oldest building in the town is the Ayia Napa monastery which is build around 1500. The name "Ayia Napa" means "Holy wooded valley". Far in the past the area around the town was forest.
Ayia Napa is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every summer season, mostly from Western and Northern Europe. In the summer the resort attracts mainly two types of people; young singles usually under 25 years old who are attracted by the Ayia Napa's reputation of nightlife and party center. They are coming to experience the Napa lifestyle and usually they have their best time ever. The other type of tourists are couples and families with children who are visiting the resort mainly because of the perfect weather and sandy beaches. With It's more than fifty bars and ten nightclubs Ayia Napa deservedly is named party capital of Europe along with Ibiza.
Visitors are coming also in the winter season mostly from the Scandinavian countries, also European football teams are practicing on the sixteen football fields build by Ayia Napa municipality. The resort is suitable also for winter tourism, because of the relevantly high temperature amplitudes, which are almost never below +10 C. Ayia Napa average temperature. During the long summer season the tourists in Ayia Napa are enjoying the sunny days and the numerous sandy beaches. Among them the most famous beaches are Nissi Beach and Limanaki Beach another one beach which is more quiet is Macronissos Beach. All of the beaches are covered with soft golden sand, the sea water is turquoise and clean, there is sunbeds, umbrellas, showers and wc. Most of the beaches have life guard on duty from 09:00 until 17:00 and almost all of them have water sports on site.
Ayia Napa is located about 50 kilometers away from Larnaca international airport. Because of the absence of public transport to the resort, the most easiest way to get to your accommodation is by booking a taxi or rent-a-car at the airport.
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One of the things which has to be done is visit the Water World Waterpark. This is great experience for both young party makers and families.
All kinds of restaurants are available around the town. Traditional Cyprus taverns, Italian, Mexican, Chinese restaurants also fast food restaurants like McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut, Burger King, there is something for each and every taste.