Nissi Beach

Nissi Beach

One of the best beaches in Cyprus and a beach known all over Europe that should not be missed is Nissi Beach, about 1.5 km from the centre of Ayia Napa. Nissi Beach is a great place for lovers of well accessible beaches with full facilities, clean water and well maintained surroundings.

  • The fine light sand
  • Very shallow water and gradual entry into the sea without rocks
  • Calm sea protected from the winds
  • Dimensions approx. 400 x 50 metres

Hotels near Ayia Napa beach

Swimming and beach facilities

Nissi beach is urban in character, surrounded by hotel resorts, which, however, do not adorn the surroundings with high-rise buildings, but are rather hidden behind belts of palm trees. The view from the beach is dominated by a beautiful rocky islet about 50 metres away, which you can easily swim to.

Swimming at Nissi Beach is ideal for families with children, especially as the sea is shallow even 100 metres from the shore. You can not only teach your children to swim in the safety of the shallow calm waters, but also play various water games with them.

There is no entrance fee to the beach and there are full facilities in the form of many restaurants and bars, a small water park, various water sports and activities on offer and of course sunbed and umbrella hire (15 eur for a set of one umbrella and two sunbeds).

Hotels near Nissi beach

Several hotels and resorts surround the beach, but Nissi's notoriety takes its toll in the form of higher prices, which start at 120 eur per night for 2 in high season.


Nissi beach is close to the main road through Ayia Napa and there is free parking right next to the beach. However, this fills up very quickly and there is nowhere to stop around 9am.

It is therefore better to use the buses which stop about 70 metres from the beach. The InterCity long-distance services from Larnaca and Nicosia stop here, as well as the local public transport OSEA, which will take you to the aqua park, the centre of Ayia Napa, Cape Greco and Protaras.

Lines 101, 102, 201, 501, 502, 510, 704, 705, 709, 710, 711 stop at the beach.

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