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!