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A few decades ago, this was only a beautiful fishing village. Its name means St. Napa after the patron saint of the people here. Napa itself means wooded vale, but none of the place’s ancient forest covering now exists. Today, Ayia Napa is Cyprus’s primary nightlife destination, similar to Ibiza in Spain. The towns many clubs and bars are raunchy and near hedonistic at night, so it’s not exactly the most family friendly destination on the island. At the town centre is the Square, with clubs like Castle Club, Club Sin, and Nikita’s Steak House.

That said, Ayia Napa’s natural beauty is no way lacking. The town had over 53 Blue Star beaches boasting the same traits – lovely white sands, warm blue shallows, excellent water sports and awesome fish finger food. Along the coast you’ll find some terrific caves and not far away is the Cape Greco National Park. But even the beaches are filled with revelry at night.

Once a sleepy little beach town, Ayia Napa has undergone a major image makeover in the recent years. An erstwhile family holiday destination has now become an Ibiza-like party abode for Cyprus. Full of hedonistic indulgence; be ready for many sleepless but wild nights hopping around the numberless clubs and pubs in Ayia Napa.

Cyprus’ tourist resort is not for the faint-hearted or for the old. Audacious tourists and blatant debauchery is a way of life in Ayia Napa. If you decide to visit this party town, leave your pants at home and take along your trunks and bikinis as there are many things to do in Ayia Napa.

Blessed with crystal clear waters and powder white beaches, Ayia Napa also offers the beach-loving tourist many water sports and swimming options. The idyllic weather and laid back vibe is all you need to leave your worries and relax on the sands until it’s time to party again!

Ayia Napa Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Ayia Napa tips for your visit

  • Wait to begin eating till after the host does.
  • Be highly respectful of authority and elders.
  • Avoid direct and blunt confrontation.
  • Confine beachwear to the beach
  • Tip the waiters
  • Beware of touts.
  • Don’t hire a car online. Rent it locally instead
  • Don’t leave anything on your place while eating.
  • Don’t dress too casually if you’re entering religious territory.
  • Don’t forget to always carry water and sunscreen of you need it.

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Facts and Stats for Ayia Napa*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ayia Napa

    Know the pollution level of Ayia Napa before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 40 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 45 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 62.5 (High)
  • Ayia Napa: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ayia Napa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ayia Napa.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.18 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 14.06 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.18 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 71.88 (High)
    • Car Stealing 19.12 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 36.76 (Low)
    • Attacks 14.71 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 17.65 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.06 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 85.29 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.82 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 14.71 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 36.76 (Low)
  • Living in Ayia Napa - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Ayia Napa is 160.66 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 71.58 (High)
    • Climate Index 95.21 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 52.93 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 55.45 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 46.21 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.9 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 79.71 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ayia Napa

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ayia Napa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.29 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.03 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.94 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.23 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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