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The modern town of Ayia Napa offers visitors an active and lively nightlife scene as well as historic ruins and numerous Blue Flag beaches, so it tends to attract younger holidaymakers. The city is situated on the southern coast of Cyprus, just south of Famagusta Bay, and the name comes from the ancient monastery founded by the Venetians in the centre of the town. As well as its reputation for great clubbing, the town also has a more peaceful and cultural side, with over fifteen historic chapels to be explored, and museums and archaeological sites. Some of the best beaches lie in the shelter of the marina and are within easy walking distance of the town centre.

Things to Do in Ayia Napa

For any water sports enthusiast, Ayia Napa is heaven – as well as windsurfing and water-skiing, scuba diving and canoeing are all on offer, and the beaches are amongst the cleanest in the Mediterranean. Favourite beaches are Nissi Beach, the place to go for the best water sports, and Harbour Beach, the longest in Ayia Napa, which is quieter and more sheltered. Take a short boat trip or hire a bike to get to the Sea Caves of Ayia Napa, the caves themselves and the rock formations along the cliffs are breathtaking.

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    Nissi Beach

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    Sea Caves of Ayia Napa

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    Ayia Napa Monastery

The 14th century Ayia Napa monastery is a haven of peace, in spite of its situation next to ‘party square’. The Castle Club is currently the place to be in the evening – with three floors and great music, it’s a magnet for young clubbers. For families, Luna Park and Funfair offers a variety of rides and activities and lit up at night the park presents a dramatic spectacle. Thalassa Municipal Museum has a small but interesting collection of fossils and the bones of the small dinosaurs that lived in the region thousands of years ago; the greatest attraction is the full-size reconstruction of an ancient Greek merchant ship.

Driving Around Ayia Napa

Most visitors to Ayia Napa will choose to fly to Larnaca Airport, which is 53 miles from the resort. Picking up a rental car from the airport gives you the freedom to explore during your vacation, and GoCarRental.com can help you find the best car rental deals for your visit to Ayia Napa. The route from airport to resort is very straightforward, taking the A3, and Ayia Napa itself is easy to find your way around, with a number of wide boulevards crossing the town. Having a car you can explore the National Forest Park Kavo Gkreko nearby, and visit the many beaches across the peninsula – and the stunning Greek Orthodox church of Profitis Ilias, close to Protaras. The Kavo Greko route winds its way from Ayia Napa around the headland, to Protaras and the little church on the hill.

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