What was once a small fishing harbor surrounded by a few houses has fast become a popular resort, particularly with families and young people. Ayia Napa`s shimmering clear blue waters and white sandy beaches provide an exceptional setting for beach lovers, offering plenty of exciting activities for families.
The town centre is a late-night draw for young clubbers, and can get very lively. However, most Agia Napa properties are situated well away from all the revelry, and offers a relaxing holiday environment for those who desire it.
Just beyond Agia Napa is Cape Greco, an area of extreme beauty with secluded coves, ideal for those who enjoy exploring. Diving and snorkeling are highly popular activities in this area, due in part to the number of ships being foundered just off Cape Greco over the past centuries.
When someone asks you to name a beach in Ayia Napa most people immediately think Nissi beach Ayia Napa. Well if this is the only beach in Ayia Napa you could name then you would be forgiven as it is a very memorable beach with lots of atmosphere, entertainment, lively music, fun and games and of course lots of golden sand and crystal clear waters. Well we would like to uncover some more amazing beaches in Ayia Napa for you to discover. No matter where you stay whether it be an ayia napa hotel or an Ayia Napa holiday villa or apartment rental in Ayia Napa you will always be close to a spectacular beach. All the other fabulous Ayia Napa beaches are completely unique with the same clean golden sand and aquamarine safe Mediterranean waters.
Although your Ayia Napa holiday apartment or Ayia napa villa holiday rental will have all the creature comforts that you desire from yourself catering ayia napa holiday rental you may also want to visit the Macronissos beach. You will be amazed by the powder white almost Caribbean feel sand and feel safe in the clean clear crystal waters. This Ayia Napa beach has a very relaxed atmosphere with a bar and restaurant, water sports available, toilets, shower and lifeguard between the hours of 10am till 6pm. For the historians amongst you there are also the Macronissos tombs situated within a couple of minutes walk from the ayai napa beach. This site was excavated in 1989 and is dated around the Hellenistic and Roman periods. A small sanctuary located to the east of the burial grounds and a total of nineteen rock-cut tombs can been seen and close by is an ancient quarry.
Between Macronissos and Nissi is Landa beach. The sand is fabulous and has been given the nickname ‘Golden Beach'. Its tempo is a little bit calmer than Nissi beach with a few bars and all the required amenities at hand. It is an excellent beach for all age groups with a relaxed atmosphere. On the Larnaca side of Ayia Napa is Ayia Thekla beach. It is a delightful beach with a very tiny island that you can walk to like Nissi beach but on a miniature scale. It name Ayia Thekla derived from the small church on the edge of the beach. It is a quieter ayia napa beach with all facilities and along with the above mentioned beaches has been awarded the blue flag. Ayia Thekla, Ayia Napa is a residential area with lots of amazing Ayia Thekla Ayia Napa holiday villas for rent and Ayia Thekla Ayia Napa holiday rental apartments. A beautiful village close to Potamos the famous little fishing village where you can eat the traditional Cyprus meze together with the fresh fish caught that day. The other end of Ayia Napa is the beach between Limanaki beach and Grecian bay beach. This is a large bay with a huge stretch of soft golden sand. At the Limanaki end of the beach there is a small marina where you can treat yourself to a boat trip and gaze upon the Ayia Napa shore line. You will be spoilt for choice by the various fish restaurants all situated around the harbor or on the beach.
Located to the north of Cape Greco and close to the principal town of the area, Paralimni, Protaras is just a 15-minute drive from Ayia Napa.
A relaxed area ideal for families, couples and singles of all ages.
Protaras, with its superb crystal clear waters and fine silver beaches, provides an idyllic holiday setting. Its beaches are probably the finest in Cyprus, and include the famous Fig Tree Bay, whilst nearby Cape Greco offers superb snorkeling and scuba diving.
Overlooking the resort is the elegant Ayios Elias church, beautifully lit up at night, while the surrounding countryside is scattered with windmills which are used to keep the land fertile for potato growing.
Anyone who has been to Protaras would have certainly visited the unmistakable Fig Tree Bay. A fantastic area of golden soft sand with variations of blue clear waters which lead you out to a small island. Protaras has a huge expanse of fantastic beach which stretches right across the heart of the Protaras resort known simple as Protaras Beach and at one end of this fantastic Protaras coastline you will find the fig trees, the delicious smell of Cyprus cuisine and the beautiful "Fig Tree Bay". Its name derived from the fig trees located on the edge of the beach which are still apparent today. Protaras is a very popular resort with families and couples looking for a great safe atmosphere with a wide selection of restaurants, bars and shops and not forgetting an amazing beach to relax on. If you are looking to stay in or near Protaras then My Property Cyprus has holiday apartments or Protaras villa holiday rental for a perfect self catering Protaras holiday close to Protaras beach, some of them within a 3 minute walk. If it is beautiful sandy bay you crave to snorkel or relax in then take a short walk along the promenade into the little holiday resort of Pernera. Here you will find a handful of bays, including Louma Bay and Mouzoura Beach and a few little quiet sandy bays in between all with a relaxed atmosphere, great beaches, clear safe EU blue flag waters, amenities and all perfect for snorkeling. As you continue along the coastline you will discover the unforgettable Serena Bay with spectacular villas lining the coastline it is an absolutely breath taking bay. You can take lunch at the Serena Bay restaurant under the trees in the shade whilst listening to some chilled out music enjoying the almost hippy atmosphere and admiring the tranquil Mediterranean view. Moving further north you come to Kapparis which has two great beaches Skoutari Beach and Fireman's beach, both very popular with Cypriots, perfect for a picnic and great for snorkeling. My Property Cyprus can offer many types of holiday apartment in Kapparis or Kapparis holiday villas to rent along the beach of Kapparis or even in the heart of the holiday resort. Heading back in the direction of Ayia Napa and after Fig tree Bay you will discover Green Bay. This is just on the outskirts of Protaras and has water sports available. Its aquatic life is in abundance which makes it very popular with scuba divers and snorkeling. For a spot of lunch you would have to leave the beach. Even further off the beaten track heading in the direction of Napa you will come across Konnos Bay. As you descend into this bay down the twisty track you will notice the distinct smell of pine and notice that the route is surrounded by pine trees. Parking areas are staggered along the road and you can join the pathway on foot which will take you down to the bay itself. Its shallow crystal clear waters and beautiful soft golden sand is outstanding and only by experiencing Konnos Bay will you understand the reason why people make this journey. You can grab a spot of lunch or a refreshing drink from the restaurant under the trees, venture out on the water sports or just relax on the beach.
Agia Napa is renowned for its vibrant life, especially at night, and is a popular destination for tourists around the world as is also Protaras in the coastal area of Paralimni. Dine at many of the restaurants and check out the buzzing nightclubs. During the day enjoy the white sandy beaches with their crystal waters and have fun with the numerous activities available including boat trips along the coast. Check up close the multitude of windmills in the area. Cape Greko, the national park forest is a unique and amazing place lying on the Eastern peninsular of the island. A great diving and snorkeling experience can be had here. With its rocky protrusions, secluded coves, sea caves and amazing views from the cliff peaks, it is just the place for adventures.
A group of villages which lie in the Famagusta district are known as the “Kokkinochoria” (the “red soil villages”). They are known thus due to the rich red earth where potatoes are grown. Cyprus potatoes are famous and are one of Cyprus’ biggest exports. The village of Sotira is one of the villages where medieval churches abound in this area.
In Liopetri there is a 16th century church dedicated to the Virgin Mary and a 15th century church of Ayios Andronikos with an octagonal dome and the remains of murals, which can still be distinguished in the apse. The basket-making tradition continues at Liopetri.
The village of Frenaros has its own small Byzantine churches. Two of them, the Agios Andronikos and the Archangelos Michail date back to the 12th century. The church of Agia Marina has some interesting frescoes painted by different artists.Folk art museums like the one in Deryneia have wonderful rural artifacts on display. In Agia Napa, you and your family would do well to visit the Marine Life Museum or the recently built Sea Museum which contains a brilliant replica of a 4th century trading ship which sunk off the coast of Kyrenia. Visit the little estuary locally known as ‘Potamos’ and see the fishing boats bring in their catch of the day.