A famous beach resort that has won the recognition of tourists for its unique natural landscapes and wonderful sandy beaches, a combination of golden sand and amazingly clear turquoise-colored sea, a variety of entertainment and a high level of service. Ayia Napa is a real find for surfers and scuba divers; divers can admire numerous underwater caves, rocks, amphorae and shipwrecks.
The crowded beaches of Ayia Napa
One of the most visited is the Marine Park. Here every day, except Mondays, fascinating performances with trained dolphins and sea lions are held. Several large entertainment centers are open here for children; you should definitely visit Dinosaur park and the newest water park Water-World.
Water-World considered one of the main attractions of the island of Cyprus. The design of the park echoes the history of Ancient Greece (columns, statues, stone bridges and fountains). It is the largest water park in Europe and has received 24 prestigious awards, including design and innovation.
Throughout the year, the city hosts many festivals and carnivals, the most colorful of which is called Ayia Napa Festival, and it takes place at the end of September.
Ayia Napa will pleasantly surprise fans of noisy discos and nightclubs with an abundance of various establishments. Thus, yachtsmen who disembark will always be able to find entertainment to their liking. In summer, at the height of the tourist season, there is a nightclub every day. Castle club... It features three dance floors and 14 cozy rooms, each of which is decorated in a distinctive style. The most original themed parties, laser shows and performances are held for their visitors club Ice.
What to visit - culture, architecture, museums and temples
The main symbol of the city is the magnificent Venetian monastery of the 16th century. The beautiful old building impresses with its unique architecture. There are centuries-old trees and an indoor fountain, which is associated with many interesting legends. It is believed to have been built in honor of one of the nuns. The girl came from a noble family and fell in love with a poor man, in order to escape from unhappy love, the young beauty was forced to go to a monastery.
There are also several museums in the city, they deserve special attention People's and Maritime Museums... The first will introduce you to prehistoric artifacts and archaeological finds, while the second presents a rich collection of marine flora and fauna of the past and present. Here are collected exhibits by which one can judge the life of the marine life of the Mediterranean for many millions of years.
It will be interesting for you to visit Cape Greco... The majestic cliffs look very impressive and create a unique contrast to the azure coast. The ruins of medieval castles have also been preserved here. Also worth a visit Lovers' bridge near Ayia Napa, it is a natural stone bridge that goes into the sea. Thousands of people come here to take good photos. A beautiful view of the sea and the city opens from here.
Lovers' bridge, Ayia Napa
City restaurants are a great place to relax; each establishment is distinguished not only by its original menu, but also by its original atmosphere.
The basis of the restaurant menu Clarabel make up national culinary masterpieces, but you can also order international cuisine. The opening of the restaurant took place in 1989, since then it has become a favorite resting place for townspeople and visitors.
Cozy restaurant Fiji Polynesian Cuisine invites guests to try original author's dishes. Meat with fruit sauce, vegetarian delicacies, exotic fruit salads and a huge selection of seafood dishes - it is simply impossible to resist such a variety.
A restaurant is perfect for families with children. Valentinos, on its territory there is an excellent playground for young visitors. While parents are enjoying French wines and delicious meats, children can play in the beautiful garden or enjoy delicious ice cream.
New Marina in Ayia Napa
Yacht Marina Ayia Napa Marina it is a unique new port in the southeast of Cyprus, close to the city, which is a very popular destination for boaters.
The port will be located in a tranquil and safe place on an area of 30,000 sq. m, and will be equipped with various amenities, such as: sports grounds, swimming pools, promenade paths, a helipad, a yacht club and staff services. Hotel-type services will be available to residents at any time.
It should also be noted that Ayia Napa Marina is located just 30 minutes from Larnaca International Airport and 50 minutes from Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, and will have direct access to major highways.
The marina will have 450 places for motor boats and yachts from 6 to 60 meters in length. 10,500 sq. m on land will be available for 150 yachts for winter berthing and maintenance.
A picturesque replica of a fishing pier on a Greek island, surrounded by a unique semicircular building with an area of 5000 sq. M. This is a unique shopping and entertainment complex, and in this building you can find activities for every taste: just have a hearty meal, relax and have a good time, or go in for sports.
- The resort is best visited in the summer, during which several national holidays and festivals take place.
- Many parts of the city, in particular the central area, are considered pedestrian zones. It is best to rent a bicycle, not a car, which is the most common mode of transport and makes it easier to get around.
- There is a rather long lunch break in government offices and shops - from about 13:00 to 15:00. On some days of the week, shopping centers may only be open until lunchtime, so it's best to go shopping in the morning.
- Vacationers with children should visit the Marine Park amusement park, for children under 12 years old admission is free.
- The most popular souvenirs are pottery; in the village of Lioperti, you can also buy beautiful wicker baskets and a variety of wooden home decorations.
- Most of the resort's beaches are free, for an additional fee you can get beach equipment: umbrellas, sun loungers and sports equipment.
Text: Tatiana Lisetskaya
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