Ayia Napa Tourism

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!

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Ayia Napa

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

    • Air Pollution 41.07 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 51.79 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 51.79 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 66.07 (High)
  • How safe is Ayia Napa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ayia Napa.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 15.79 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 71.05 (High)
    • Car Stealing 23.75 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 16.25 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 80 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.75 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Ayia Napa is 154.19 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 70.27 (High)
    • Climate Index 94.95 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 55.07 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 55.64 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 45.82 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.44 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 70.74 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.9 USD

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