Ayia Napa Travel Guide

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Ayia Napa Highlights

  • Pro
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    glamourprincess says…

     Fantastic paradise-like beaches, great clubbing-opportunities, sunny and hot! 

  • Con
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    Sharon says…

     Can be very very very crowded on season time ! 

  • In a nutshell
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    ratherton says…

     Non-stop party atmosphere 

Ayia Napa Things to Do

  • Beaches

    You can hire sunbeds and umbrellas att Nissi beach for a according to me a small fee. You either hire just a sunbed or umbrella, or both ofcourse. You can only hire for a whole day. Prices: Sunbed - 2,5€ Umbrella - 2,5€

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  • Ayia Napa Monastery

    Right in the heart of the club / bar district is the tranquil oasis of the Monastery of Ayia Napa, which really is worth a visit. No-one is sure when the Monastery was originally founded, but it probably dates from Byzantine times. the present building is 15th century, when Cyprus was Venetian controlled. There are a couple of local legends...

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  • Cruises and Boat Trips

    Though it is mainly a show for kids but I couldn't resist the pirate ship, always admired it. The ship is a theme for Black Pearl (from pirates of the caribbean Movie) and the crew are dressed like the pirates in the movie. They sail with sounds effects and do a little show for the kids followed by a stop for swimming, then another show then...

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Ayia Napa Restaurants

  • Cypriot Cuisine, Excellent hosts, Value...

    In an attempt to find an exceptionally good Cypriot restaurant in Agia Napa to please a friend and a guest of mine, I searched a lot and read reviews until I came up with the Flames. I called the owners and booked a table for lunch.LOCATION: The restaurant is nicely set and located very close to the Nissi Beach area which is one of my favourite...

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  • An excellent meat meze

    This restaurant was established in 1989 by two brothers, Theo and Peter. They know the secrets of the Cypriot cuisine and know how to receive very well their clients. By the way, it was here I learned about the origin of meze.If you have no idea what means meze, just think about small portions of several traditional dishes. Basically, the main...

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  • BEDROCK CAFE & RESTAURANT

    A cool restaurant decorated from the flintstones, you can take a picture in Fred Flintstones car outside the restaurant. The staff are dressed as flintstones. You can even buy the outfit that the staff is wearing, they also have child sizes. Adult Fred Flintstones shirt: 15€Child shirt: 10€

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Ayia Napa Nightlife

  • Best Place For Party

    Brand new bar opening for summer 2011 and beyond. Brand new eqipments, well trained and experienced staff to make you feel welcome, great party atmosphere to make you have a good time and 2 massive bars to serve you with coctails of your choice

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  • Dance Tradition is popular in Cyprus

    Cyprus also has rich musical and dance traditions quite distinctive from those of Greece. Instruments that typically accompany folk dances are the violin and laouto, a lute with four double strings played with the quill of an eagle or vulture. Many Cyprus dances are performed face-to-face and as a suite. Both men and women are very nimble-footed...

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  • Nightlife till the Morning Hours!

    Tourists usually plan their afternoon siesta if they are to make the most of the sensational nightlife for which the resort has become so popular worldwide.Locals and Tourists appreciate good life and this comes to the fore after the beautiful sunsets with bars, discos, nightclubs and bouzouki clubs which remain open till the morning hours.

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Ayia Napa Transportation

  • TAXI

    There´s no problem to get a taxi in Ayia Napa. They are everywhere. We stayed at a hotel about 3km outside Ayia Napa and the fare was 8 Euro, no hussling and no meters, just ask the driver before you get in the taxi to be sure.If you want a great taxi driver you can call Maria, her cell phone number is 00357 99405524. You can hire her for a whole...

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  • Larnaca -Agia Napa

    Find all the information you might need through the thread I give below.There is daily bus service, even during the weekends as from summer 2010, the company is very reliable, and the buses depart exactly on the time mentioned.Routes for all the main cities: Larnca, Limassol, Nicosia, PaphosAgia Napa and Paralimni and Protaras.Central Bus Stop: The...

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  • Bus Service throughout Cyprus

    Bus Routes all over Cyprus Lefkosia: www.osel.com.cy Lemesos: www.limassolbuses.com Pafos: www.pafosbuses.com Larnaka: www.zinonasbuses.com Ammochostos: www.oseabuses.com Intercity Routes: www.intercity-buses.com

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Ayia Napa Shopping

  • SUPERMARKET

    You can find supermarkets in every corner in Ayia Napa, there you can find everything from food and drinks to souvenirs, clothes, beach things, toys ect ect.

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  • Purchase cleverly

    I don't want to give names of shops here. Leather goods are sold everywhere on the island.What To Buy: If you come to Cyprus you will surely buy anything that has to do with leather.This can be a leather suitcase, (even if it is not leather, the quality is good and much cheaper than anywhere else). Trendy bags, and trendy clothes from the many...

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  • What to Purchase

    Cypriot wine - the iconic local variety known as Commandaria is strong, sweet and somewhat akin to Porto wine Lacework of an intricate nature - from the village of Lefkara. Zivania - is a strong spirit based alcoholic drink Leather goods such as shoes and handbags Jewellery

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Ayia Napa Local Customs

  • Plug-Adaptors & Electricity in Cyprus

    Electricity in Cyprus has 220 Volt, but the plug might be different from the one that you use in your homecountry and so it will be the best to take an adaptor-plug with you, because even the big hotels obviously dont have a single plug in the rooms for the ordinary plugs of Europe.Charging your batteries etc. will only be possible when you have...

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  • strange trafic-signs

    It took me a few seconds before I understood this strange combination of trafic-signs, that would never be placed next to each other in another part of Europe according to my experience. The red ring around the white centre will normally mean that ALL vehicles, including the bicycles are forbidden in that side-road,but in Cyprus I saw more of such...

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  • What locals do

    Cypriots from other towns of Cyprus when they usually go to Ayia Napa: they share an appartment between 4-6 of them, hire scooters take their FOUKOU, to light the fire in so they can make SOUVLA or SOUVLAKIA. During the day they go to konnos bay or sunrise beach. At night they go to clubs that usually only Cypriots visit like Guru or -2 or bikini...

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Ayia Napa Warnings and Dangers

  • Avoid Political Discussions

    It is best to avoid discussion of the various merits of the Greek-Turkish divide and events beginning in 1963 in some quarters. Any sully of Archbishop Makarios will be looked down upon. Discussions on the political situation should be prohibited.

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  • Stay Safe

    Cyprus is a remarkably safe country, with very little violent crime. Cars and houses frequently go unlocked. That said however, it is wise to be careful when accepting drinks from strangers, especially in Ayia Napa or Protaras, since there have been numerous occasions of muggings. Note also that the numerous Cypriot "cabarets" are not what their...

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  • Take Precautions in case of a heatwave!

    The island, lying in the east of the Mediterranean, is a hugely popular destination and attracts thousands of tourists coming throughout the world each year.Cyprus is in the grip of a heatwave with temperatures in places reaching a searing 43 degrees Celsius. Visitors are advised to take precautions against the extreme heat by drinking plenty of...

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Ayia Napa Tourist Traps

  • Nicosia - view from high-up

    Go to the top floor of Debenhams' store on the Greek side - it leads to the viewing tower which is well worth a look.From there you can see across the green line to the Turkish side - with a great view of the huge "Turkish" Cypriot flag drawn on the far mountainside, and the mosque etc.Remember to take your passport if you wish to cross the "green...

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  • Tipping in Cyprus

    Hotels and restaurants normally include a service charge of around 10%-15% in the bill. If a service charge is not included, tipping of 10%-15% is expected. Taxi services expect a 10% tip, however it depends on you and how satisfied you are to offer a tip.

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  • It can be too Noisy

    Agia Napa is voted as the #1 beach among other 25 European beaches this year (2011).It will surely be quite noisy because many people will want to visit.Those who don’t enjoy noise and bright lights are advised to stay clear of the central monastery square area which is where most of the popular nightclubs are found.The main clubbing season is...

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Ayia Napa What to Pack

  • Avoid burned lips - bring chapstick with...

    The sun in Cyprus is burning hot and if you're not careful you'll get burned very bad. Some places are more painful and unpractical, such as your lips and scalp. Make sure you bring (or buy) lip balm/chapstick with SPF/UVA/UVB-protection to avoid swollen, sore, patchy, dried, painful lips.

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  • Expensive alcohol: stock up on the...

    If you're going to Ayia Napa, you're most likely going because you want fun and sun and lots of partying. A little advice on the way; buy alcohol at the tax-free before you leave. Cyprus is very expensive, the local super markets in Ayia Napa know that the young people will buy alcohol at any price and therefore the prices are crazy (e.g. £2 for...

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  • Supplies

    Ayia Napa has numerous shops and you can get virtually everything you need there - toilettries, food, mineral water, sun tan lotion, the list goes on. If you forget to pack something you'll be able to find it near your hotel.

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Ayia Napa Off The Beaten Path

  • the well with an animal-head

    This great well is inside the monastery of Ayia Napa and water is running out of it all day long. That animal-head might be a sheep maybe, it is not easy to see that clearly.The monastery was built around the natural springs that were found in this place and you will see the water running through a small channel through many parts of the monastery....

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  • a wonderfull chandelier in the...

    Dont miss to take a closer look at this wonderfull chandelier in the monastery-church ! There are so many great details in the fine work, see some of the best parts of it when you enlarge my extra photos as well ! This chandelier was obviously built first for candles and was electrified finally for the modern times.

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  • the beach of Saint Thekla was great

    There is a great sandy beach next to the chapel of Holy Thekla,in a distance of about 4km west of Agia Napa. There at the beach you will find a large carpark and a few restaurants and other facilities, this beach was the best that I could see from the road, the other great beaches - if there are any - might be next to the large hotels along the...

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Ayia Napa Sports & Outdoors

  • Free Accompanied Walks

    Walks Accompanied by a guide (Participation Free)Every Monday (November – March) Tours to Agia Napa in English and German.Every Friday (November – March) Tours to Agia Napa in Swedish and English)To book you have to contact the Tourist Information Office.Tel: 23721796.Starting point: Tourist Information Office, Agia Napa.

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  • Beach Activities in Agia Napa

    Agia Napa’s sandy extensive silvery sandy beaches are washed with warm waters providing a myriad of opportunities for water sports.Water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, pedal boats, motor boats, parasailing, scuba diving and snorkelling are very popular in this beautiful Caribbean like resort!The Cyprus Tourism Organisation supervises the...

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  • MLdivers

    I recently went to ayia napa in cyprus with some friends and we decided to give scuba diving a try. We went with a company called ML Divers. They were all english and when talking us through what was invloved they clearly knew exactly what they were talking about. I was very apprehensive at first but the instructors were excellent. They were very...

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Ayia Napa Favorites

  • Internet Access in the area

    Internet access is increasingly available in tourist centres in the guise of internet cafes and side rooms equipped with monitors. Prices vary, and in hotels or private resorts you may find it a bit more expensive. Many cafes now offer free wi-fi access. If you go to the Mc Donalds you will fave free internet access ....I have been there mysel

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  • Eat Traditional Cuisine

    What is the Traditional Cypriot Diet?The traditional Cypriot diet is a healthy one and it is based on vegetables, salad, wholemeal bread, fruit, olives and olive oil, cheeses and small quantities of meat.

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  • General Information on Cyprus

    Cyprus is a member of the European Union since 1st May 2004 with Euro being the official currency since 1st January 2008.Visas: No visas are required for entry into Cyprus by nationals of most European countries. Nationals of other countries should contact the nearest Consulate of the Republic of Cyprus, or if none, the nearest British...

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