Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa

One of the most sought-after destinations in Cyprus, Ayia Napa (sometimes also Agia Napa) offers beautiful beaches, dozens of clubs, concerts, a water park or a boat trip.

Hotels and accommodation Ayia Napa

It is possible to book a large number of organised boat trips where you can go to see dolphins, for example. For couples in love, we recommend a visit to the harbour or a visit to the Love Bridge, which juts out between the cliffs. Another option is to visit the amusement park, where you can enjoy, for example, the view from the Ferris wheel.

Beaches and swimming

The rugged coastline around Ayia Napa offers beaches of fine , light sand for over 8km around the resort. The beaches are divided here and there by photogenic rocks and all surrounded by a full range of facilities in the form of bars, restaurants, sunbed hire and a wide range of water sports. What beaches to visit in Ayia Napa?

  • Nissi Beach - One of the most famous beaches in Cyprus and the whole Mediterranean, it offers ideal conditions for families during the day and for partying late into the night. The beach is the largest in terms of space of all the beaches around Ayia Napa and we have written a specific mini guide for it.
  • Pantachou Beach - The beach is right in the centre of the town and is, among other things, the most easily accessible by public transport. Pantachou is the best beach for families with children because of its proximity to the centre and the very shallow sea. After Nissi, this beach is the most visited and busiest in the whole area.
  • Agia Thekla Beach - The westernmost of the beaches in the resort is suitable for those who do not like crowds. It is quiet even in the high season, especially because of its remoteness from the main hinterland. However, even here you can take advantage of all the necessary beach services.
  • Makronissos Beach - A beautiful beach connecting a small peninsula with the mainland so that you can swim from both sides of this 70 meter long beach. On the small peninsula you can visit the archaeological site of a burial ground from the ancient period. Makronissos Beach is a spacious beach and we have written our own mini guide for it.
  • Landa Beach - A smaller, nicely landscaped beach between Nissi and Makronissos ideal for a quieter day out
  • Sandy Bay (Vathia Gonia) - The beautiful horseshoe-shaped beach lies in a narrow shallow bay protected from the waves from the open sea. It has the best conditions for snorkeling and is one of the busiest beaches in Ayaia Napa
  • Pernera Beach - a small beach surrounded by a palm grove halfway between the centre of Ayia Napa and Nissi Beach. Perfect for a quiet afternoon with a book away from the main action.
  • Kermia Beach - The most easterly quiet beach about 4 km from Ayia Napa attracts those who like a peaceful quiet environment with the facilities of a hotel resort right on the beach.

Attractions and points of interest

Ayia Napa is not only a beach destination, but also boasts beautiful natural surroundings as well as a modern theme park.

For natural beauty, head east of the city. The closest you'll find is the Love Bridge. A rock cliff rising about 20 metres from the land above the sea forms a rock gateway, which you can comfortably walk to and enjoy beautiful views of the sea.

Even further towards the eastern tip of Cyprus is the national park Cape Greco with sea caves Sea Caves. Click on the names to read the details.

On the other hand, about 8 km west of Ayia Napa you will find a large water park WaterWorld Themed Waterpark.


Ayia Napa is the number 1 beach resort in Cyprus, so you can choose from a wide range of accommodation of all types. Cheap apartment complexes with prices around 55 eur per night for a studio and also large hotel resorts right on the beach, which you can get in high season from around 115 eur per night for 2.

Hotels and accommodation in Ayia Napa

To help you find your way around, here are some tips on specific accommodation:


If you're heading to Ayia Napa by rental car, you can easily get here directly from Larnaca, which is 44 km away via a convenient highway. The signpost for "Ayia Napa" appears as early as Larnaca and it's virtually impossible to get lost. Most public parking at the beaches is free.

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Intercity transport is provided by Inter City buses from the following destinations.

Local buses are operated by OSEA. A single ticket costs 1,50 eur, a full day ticket for public transport in Ayia Napa and the surrounding area (by OSEA) costs 5 eur. Tickets can be bought from the driver in cash only.

You can also use a day ticket for 15 eur valid on all intercity services in Cyprus and all public transport in Larnaca, Nicosia, Paphos, Limassol and the Famagusta region, which includes Ayia Napa.

List and map of all Ayia Napa bus routes: osea.com.cy/en/bus-routes.

On the main route from the WaterWorld aqua park, through Nissi Beach, the town centre, Cape Greco and to the neighbouring resort of Protaras, use the 101 and 102 lines which run once an hour. However, many sections are reinforced by other local lines, so you usually won't be waiting more than 20 minutes for a bus within Ayia Napa.

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