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Ayia Napa Holidays

Ayia Napa Holidays

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Destination highlights

  • Long, hot summers
  • Stunning natural sights
  • Accessible Beaches
  • A choice of lively or relaxed resorts

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    Beaches | Hotels | Food & drink | Nightlife | Events | Things to do | Weather | Important information | Reviews |


    What are the best beaches in Ayia Napa?

    Beach holidays in Ayia Napa are a tale of two halves. On one hand you have some of the hottest parties in Europe, whilst on the other hand, the resort’s natural beauty is perfect for a relaxing escape. Lots of beaches offer great accessible facilities too, so everyone can enjoy the fun.

  • Nissi Beach – a party central, but the golden sands and vibrant waters make this the most photographed beach in Cyprus.
  • Makronissos Beach – a family-friendly beach with a crystal-clear sea and lots of fun watersports to try.
  • Ayia Thekla Beach – a quieter, romantic spot located in a protected natural zone, close to the wonders of Cape Greco.
  • Limnara Beach – located within a national park with lush surroundings and fascinating rock pools to explore.
  • Vathia Gonia – a sociable bay with calm swimming conditions and autonomous access to the sea for disabled visitors.


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    What are the top hotels in Ayia Napa?

    Just like the beaches, Ayia Napa hotels offer everything from luxury lodgings to party palaces, so take your pick!

  • Chrysomare Hotel - All Inclusive holidays to Ayia Napa really do include everything at this beach hotel, with five-star guestrooms, a range of pools, and great accessible facilities.
  • Tasia Maris Beach & Spa - rooftop fine-dining, your choice of three pools, and indulgent spa treatments await at this adults-only hotel, perfect for a romantic getaway.
  • Adams Hotel - our top pick for your family holidays to Ayia Napa - there are loads of activities to keep the kids busy while you relax in five-star luxury.
  • Green Bungalows Hotel Apartments - a popular base for groups of friends here for the party, conveniently located close to the main strip.
  • Amarande - an adults-only hotel with everything you need in one resort, topped off with stunning sea views.
  • Anmaria Beach - if you love a bit of local flavour, you’ll enjoy the nightly shows at this beachside hotel.


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    What’s the food like in Ayia Napa?

    Expect lots of Mediterranean and Greek flavours with unique local twists - make sure to check out these favourites:

  • Halloumi - enjoy the cheesy goodness right in its home country!
  • Pastitsio - layers of macaroni, spiced meat and halloumi — think of it as a Cypriot lasagne!
  • Sheftalies - a BBQ delight of delicately-spiced minced lamb or pork.
  • Koupepia - the local version of stuffed vine leaves, packed with meat and rice.
  • Loukoumade - delicious fried honey dumplings, best eaten hot and fresh.


  • Chatting around tasty grub is a big part of Cypriot tradition. Here are some great spots to try on your Ayia Napa holiday:

  • En-yevo tavernaki - a charming spot to eat traditional dishes like a real local in the town centre.
  • Happy Days Authentic Meditteranean - the name says it all - home to a friendly atmosphere and lovely sea views from the terrace.
  • Isola Beach Bar - if you’re keen to stay on the sands, this restaurant serves amazing seafood and cocktails, right on Nissi Beach.
  • giro'S'tation - fuel your party with the best Cypriot grilled food, served all night long.
  • The Garden of Eden - delicious traditional food, plus a playground for the kids - win-win!
  • ZAATAR Food Arts - Enjoy Lebanese and Syrian cuisine with tons of vegan options.


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    Where's the best nightlife in Ayia Napa?

    The biggest bars can be found on the Ayia Napa Strip, with some huge clubs to move on to as the night comes alive. Elsewhere you can find great entertainment away from the party scene. Whatever your pleasure, check these out:

  • The Castle Club - Ayia Napa’s most famous nightclub, with 14 bars, a huge outdoor terrace and loads of international DJs playing.
  • Pirates Inn - every night is a different experience at this lively pirate-themed bar, great for drinks and dancing.
  • Nissi Bay - the hottest beach bar - enjoy the sunset with cocktails or stay 'til late to dance on the sands.
  • Sirena Bay - catch a tan and grab a drink by day, get down to Cypriot DJs by night.
  • Cliff Bar - chill out with cocktails and fine wines with incredible views over Konnos Bay.
  • Stardust Variety Show - fun for all ages - a spectacular drag show packed with laughs and music.


  • What events can I go to in Ayia Napa?

    While the summer months are the hottest time to go for the best live acts and parties, Cyprus is keen to show off its traditions throughout the year. If you’re wondering what fun you’ll find on your 2022 holiday to Ayia Napa, check out these annual events:

  • Green Monday (March) - a picnic feast at Cape Greco with traditional foods to mark the start of Lent.
  • Ayia Napa Triathlon (March) - athletic types can combine their love of sports with the sea at the Nissi Beach competition.
  • Easter (April) - no egg hunts here - instead you can join in with outdoor traditional dances and music around a huge bonfire.
  • Dorians Challenge (May) - fans of the Tough Mudder challenge can crawl, swim, and carry their way to the finish line at this coastal obstacle race.
  • Children’s Festival (June) - a super fun celebration with everything that kids love, including a funfair, face painting, and performances.
  • Summer season (June–September) - Ayia Napa’s clubs come alive over the summer with all the biggest parties and international DJs.
  • Full Moon Parties (July–September) - no clubbing holiday to Ayia Napa is complete without joining one of these legendary beach parties.
  • Future Movements Festival (July) - this new event is set to be the country’s biggest house and techno festival.
  • Ayia Napa Festival (September) - the biggest cultural event on the calendar, where visitors are welcomed to celebrate nature and the traditions of past and present Cypriot life.
  • Ayia Napa Medieval Festival (October) - history buffs and cosplay fans will love this week-long carnival full of weird and wonderful shows.
  • Cultural Winter (November–April) - Ayia Napa invites winter visitors to attend a huge range of concerts, theatre, and exhibitions.


  • Things to do in Ayia Napa

    Sail the high seas

    All along the coast, you can take boating trips that cater to all tastes. Party on the Fantasy Boat and Black Pearl Pirate Ship, or enjoy lunch and beautiful scenery on the Lazy Day Cruise.

    Make a splash

    If you’re craving even more ways to enjoy the water, head to WaterWorld for a day that all the family will love. You’ll find all the best slides and rides in this Ancient Greece-themed park.

    Snap your next profile pic

    There are so many spots that make a perfect background for your solo or couple’s shots. Check out Love Bridge, Kamara tou Koraka, and the Blue Lagoon, which are all free to visit, so you can look glam even on a cheap holiday to Ayia Napa!

    Smuggle up

    The iconic Ayia Napa Sea Caves await at nearby Cape Greco, where - according to legend - pirates stored their stolen bounty. Adventure seekers can take a snorkelling tour to see the sights beneath the waves, or you can keep dry on a boat tour from the main beaches.



    Ayia Napa Love Bridge

    What's the weather like in Ayia Napa?

    The resort gets the most sunshine and warm seas between May and October, coinciding nicely with the party season. If you’re looking for a last-minute holiday to Ayia Napa out of season, then temperatures do drop, but it's nothing compared to the UK winter chill!

    Month

    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 12 °c 18 °c 6 h
    Feb 12 °c 17 °c 7 h
    Mar 14 °c 17 °c 8 h
    Apr 17 °c 18 °c 9 h
    May 21 °c 21 °c 11 h
    Jun 24 °c 19 °c 12 h
    Jul 27 °c 27 °c 13 h
    Aug 27 °c 28 °c 12 h
    Sep 25 °c 28 °c 11 h
    Oct 22 °c 26 °c 9 h
    Nov 17 °c 23 °c 8 h
    Dec 14 °c 20 °c 5 h

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    Important Information about travelling to Ayia Napa

    How long does it take to fly to Ayia Napa?

    Flights from the UK to Ayia Napa take around four and a half hours.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and Ayia Napa?

    The local time in Ayia Napa is two hours ahead of the UK.

    What currency do they use in Ayia Napa?

    The official currency used in Ayia Napa is the Euro.

    What language do they speak in Ayia Napa?

    Ayia Napa is in the Greek part of Cyprus, so the official language is Modern Greek. English is spoken in most of the tourist areas too.

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Ayia Napa?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Cyprus on the FCDO website.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Ayia Napa?

    Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

    Do I need a visa to travel to Ayia Napa?

    You don’t need a visa to travel to Ayia Napa for under 90 days.

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    Ayia Napa Weather

    From Cyprus you can expect glorious weather all year round. In the summer months it is not unusual for temperatures to be over 30° Celsius which is one of the reasons why Ayia Napa holidays are so popular with sun lovers; make sure you pack your suncream! Winter months usually have temperatures in the middle 20s so those looking for winter sun will definitely get it here.

    Jan 14ºC
    Feb 14ºC
    Mar 18ºC
    Apr 22ºC
    May 25ºC
    Jun 27ºC
    Jul 28ºC
    Aug 28ºC
    Sep 25ºC
    Oct 23ºC
    Nov 19ºC
    Dec 16ºC

    Landscape

    The beaches are one of the focal points of this town as they can only be described as stunning. The rugged coastline has a number of bays and coves which are worth exploring, as is the harbour situated by Nissi Beach.

    Things To Do on Ayia Napa Holidays

    Ayia Napa holidays have a number of attractions on offer, particularly those that focus on the sandy beaches. The beach at Nissi Beach is a gorgeous stretch of fine sand with crystal clear waters where you can take in the scenery or maybe try out a number of watersports. Those wanting to explore more of the island's history should head to the best known landmark, Ayia Napa Monastry. This landmark gives you a great insight into how the resort used to be when it was a sleepy fishing village. The town contains a number of museums that are worth a visit, such as The Makronissos Tombs which is an ancient burial site. Those who want something more modern and dont mind parting with money, should visit the number of shops that are available. The Square is the best place to visit if you want to buy some homemade items. Or maybe take the children for a trip to WaterWorld, after all, no holiday in Ayia Napa would be complete without an excursion to the slides.

    Culture

    The Ayia Napa Festival is an annual event held in Sepheris Square in the Ayia Napa Monastry. This festival reflects the historic, cultural and agricultural traditions of the village and the island of Cyprus and is not to be missed if your are on holidays in Ayia Napa. There are plenty of operas, concerts and folk dancing at this festival for those that are interested in experiencing the local culture.

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    Adventure

    Ayia Napa holidays have a number of attractions on offer, particularly those that focus on the sandy beaches. The beach at Nissi Beach is a gorgeous stretch of fine sand with crystal clear waters where you can take in the scenery or maybe try out a number of watersports. Those wanting to explore more of the island's history should head to the best known landmark, Ayia Napa Monastry. This landmark gives you a great insight into how the resort used to be when it was a sleepy fishing village.

    The town contains a number of museums that are worth a visit, such as The Makronissos Tombs which is an ancient burial site. Those who want something more modern and dont mind parting with money, should visit the number of shops that are available. The Square is the best place to visit if you want to buy some homemade items. Or maybe take the children for a trip to WaterWorld, after all, no holiday in Ayia Napa would be complete without an excursion to the slides.

    Nightlife

    The Square is central to the town and is definitely the place to be for party animals on holidays to Ayia Napa. Filled with restaurants, bars and nightclubs, this is where all the nightlife is situated. DJs and other acts are known for performing at some of the nightclubs so if you fancy downing jelly shots till dawn, Ayia Napa holidays are for you.

    Families on holidays in Ayia Napa may find the nightlife a bit too much but there are a number of quieter restaurants available that are suitable for family-friendly. Or why not head 5 miles to the town of Protaras which is fairly low-key and popular with families on holiday.

    Book a Ayia Napa Holiday now!

    On the Beach offers some great deals on hotels in Ayia Napa, which can be booked with flights for a customised holiday to Ayia Napa. Make sure you book today if you want to get the best deal!

    Ayia Napa holidays are perfect for those looking for a more lively holiday, but even for family holidays this place really does have it all!