There is no doubt about it, when it comes to making things, nature is generally better than man. The wonderful natural phenomenon of the rock bridge at Cape Grecko is a good example. OK, I'm being a bit flippant, the bridge doesn't really go from or to anywhere, but it is still a fantastic sight to see. I'm not sure exactly what caused the bridge to be built, but I'm guessing ordinary sea erosion.
All of Cape Grecko is a National Park, and there are several well-signposted walks in the area. you could actually walk all the way here from Ayia Napa (it's about five miles) although if you do be sure and take plenty of water as there are few places to stock up. The trail is actually the E4 path which covers the island from Pafos Forest in the West to this Eastern coast.
If you are driving, head North from Ayia Napa and take the minor (signposted) road on the right.
Blue and Green Cruises
You can cruise around Cyprus in the small party cruises that are provided by blue &green cruises. Their are six type of cruises: Daily lazy day cruise, half day glass bottom cruise, party boat(booze cruise), sunset sun cruise, aquarium park boat trip, liopetri river cruise. I only benn in party cruise and i enjoyed it very much, DON'T MISS!!
Blue days and hot nights in Ayia Napa
"A small fishing village turned in a party capital"
What was once a small fishing village in the south-eastern corner of Cyprus, Ayia Napa is now one of the island's major resorts and a hotspot for holiday-makers looking to have fun in the sun.
Ayia Napa is a popular holiday destination for many Northern Europeans. It attracts two main types of tourists: young (and usually single) under-25s who are lured by Ayia Napa's international reputation as a party capital and families with young children who come for the wonderful weather, the excellent beaches and the parent-friendly facilities such as kids' clubs, a huge waterpark, go-karting, mini-golf and bowling.
The streets around the monastery in the centre of Ayia Napa are filled with dozens of bars and more than twenty clubs, all within a few hundred meters of each other.
The beaches of Ayia Napa, have lovely golden sand, clear blue water and are generally clean and safe. Many have been awarded a Blue Flag and have lifeguards on duty, as well as offering all the usual amenities such as water sports, umbrellas, sunbeds and showers. The most famous beach is Nissi Beach, which tends to be overcrowded. Other popular beaches include Nissi Bay to the west of Ayia Napa and Cape Greco to the east.
Ayia Napa is not a place to come in search of tranquillity and tradition. However if what you want is to have fun in the sun, this is the right place to be.
"A Clubbing Paradise"
The boom of tourism has transfigured it in a relatively short space of time into a throbbing night-spot and fashionable beach playground. The waters on this side of Cyprus are superior in colour, which is that lovely turquoise blue and the sand especially on Nissi beach is golden and clean. The fast food outlets and tourist shops invested in Ayia Napa, more clubs sprang up, DJ's started to visit the resort and soon it was heaving.
"Surrounded by beautiful Beaches"
The beaches around Ayia Napa and Protaras are famous for the beautiful blue of their water and although they are now overcrowded in some places it is still a lovely spot, especially if you like an active holiday
Our First Holiday
Cyprus was the first place I went on holiday with my girlfriend, Katia and her little girl. We spent 10 days in Ayia Napa at a 5* hotel just outside the centre.
Here are just a few pictures from our visit there.
The entertainment staff at the hotel were a great team. They managed to keep people entertained with a good variety of games during the day and shows in the evening.
This game was for the kids who had to paddle across the pool. It was all good fun.
9pm at night meant only one thing during our holiday and that was the Children's Disco. For an hour 2 of the 4 entertainers led the children through a easy to follow dances.
One day on the way to Nissi Beach, we found a couple of pelicans (I think thats what they were) which were about the size of an ostrich.
I never realised they were that big !!!
"Off Scuba Diving"
One of my diving trips was off to the east of Ayia Napa. I managed to take this picture just after we arrived. We held the dive briefing, got kitted up and then walked down a very dodgy footpath, down a ladder (which we brought) and into the sea.