Ayia Napa overview
Rest by day, party hard by night. That is the Ayia Napa mantra and one which has been followed by thousands of tourists for decades, and one which will no doubt remain for many more years to come. Ayia Napa is THE place to be if you like bars, clubs and superstar DJ’s as nowhere else comes close to matching its well-deserved reputation and unlimited number of nightspots.
Once the sun has come up and the DJ’s have packed up their equipment it is time to hit the beach, and when it comes to beaches, Ayia Napa again more than holds its own. As a place to relax and recuperate after a long night, there are few places better. Just head down to Nissi Beach, grab a cold drink and catch some rays. Once you have perked up, go snorkeling, grab a bite to eat from a local cafe and wait until it is time to hit the clubs again!
The best places to visit in Ayia Napa
The Square is where it all happens in Ayia Napa. This is where the action takes place and where you will find all the clubs, restaurants, shops and cafes. This really is party central so be prepared!
Not everything is in The Square though. If you want to get out and about, a trip to the nearby Water World water park which is regarded as the best in Cyprus.
Bit of a thrill seeker? Then why not impress your mates by taking on the Napa bungee. Throw yourself 200ft off its perch whilst your friends listen to your girlish screams. It is what Napa holidays are all about!
Nightlife in Ayia Napa
The nightlife of Ayia Napa needs little introduction; it is simply one of the finest places on Earth to party the night away. Napa also happens to be one of the best places you could go to recuperate after a heavy night, with every beach in the town awarded a Blue Flag for their cleanliness and facilities. The town isn’t just for the 18-30 crowd however; with many first-class beaches, blazing sunshine and top-class Ayia Napa hotels at your fingers tips too.
Ayia Napa day trips
- Escape the beaches and head on an excursion to the nearby Water World Park. As the name suggests, this is a big water park with plenty of slides, pools and water based fun for all
- For a bit of culture, take a trip to the local monastery which, the clubs aside, is the best known attraction in the region
- Fish and sea lovers rejoice – Ayia Napa has an aquarium which 400 species of fish call – perhaps reluctantly – home.
Hit the town in Ayia Napa
- Listing all of the nightlife options would take forever, so instead just catch a flight to Ayia Napa and follow the natural flow of people who are all here for the same thing as you
- But do not think that it is clubs, clubs and only more clubs in Ayia Napa. Families can also enjoy themselves free from young crowds, with many heading the old part of the town for excellent restaurants choices and family friendly bars
- If Ayia Napa gets a bit too much for you, take a short ride into nearby Larnaca for something a bit different
Hints & Tips when traveling to Ayia Napa
Ayia Napa is home to the densest concentration of Blue Flag Beaches in the world, a feat recognised by the Guinness Book of Record, and combined with over 300 days of sunshine per year, we would highly recommend Ayia Napa as an ideal beach holiday destination for families, couples and groups.
If you are young and have a limited budget and are worried about costs when in Ayia Napa, keep an eye out of promo workers who tend to stick to the beaches during the day. They will often hand out drinks and entrance vouchers which will help you get in to clubs at reduced prices.
The cobbled old quarter should be treated as a haven for the unrelenting sun and partying of the new town. Full of families and restaurants, this is the place to go if it all gets a bit too much.