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Ayia Napa has loads of things to do. There are attractions and excursions to suit all interests. With a stunning coastal location, there are loads of boat trips that sail from Ayia Napa. You can choose from a submarine, a lazy day cruise, a party boat or even a pirate ship! Other daytime activities include the crowd pulling pool parties, the award winning waterpark, the beaches, diving, quad biking, jeep safari's.... The list is endless! 

At night time in Ayia Napa there are beach parties, bar crawls, foam parties and paint parties or visit the fun fair, the haunted house or just enjoy a tasty meal in a local restaurant before strolling around the shops on bustling Nissi Avenue. Whatever you are into, you will find plenty of fun things to do in Ayia Napa. 

And the best thing of all? All these and much more are located just a few hundred meters from the hotel.

 

Ayia Napa Harbor

Ayia Napa harbour area is a must visit part of the town and offers something to see and do both in the daytimes and at night. It has spectacular views out towards Cape Greco and over the Mediterranean sea. Once a tiny fishing shelter, these days the traditional fishing boats rub shoulders with all sorts of modern tourist submarines and pirate ships. Much of the resorts fresh fish is still landed here and if you're up early enough you can purchase fresh fish straight off the boat. The harbour is pretty and generally quite peaceful and is a great place to spend an hour or two just soaking up the atmosphere.

Ayia Napa Medieval Monastery

The charming Medieval Monastery of Agia Napa stands in the middle of the village and was built in the form of a Medieval Castle around 1500 AD. The monastery is partially built underground and cut into the rock, surrounded by a high wall. It is dedicated to ‘Our Lady of the Forests’, with the name coming from the Ancient Greek word for wooded valley (‘Napa’) as a result of the area’s past topography. The ancient sycamore tree in front of the south gate is believed to be over 600 years old.

 

Fishing trips

Meet up with well experienced fishermen at Ayia Napa harbour for an early morning fishing trip. Experience the magic of the sunrise over the Mediterranean sea and try your hand at catching a big one. Our captains use the latest fish finding technology as well as their many years of experience to ensure you have a great time at sea. 

Boat Trips

No holiday to Ayia Napa is complete without a boat trip or two. This is a great way to top up your tan and the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean are very inviting. A boat trip is a fun day out for anyone wanting to view the stunning coastline in this area or just do something different than lay on the beach all day. The cooling sea breezes will refresh your body and mind. The coast on the eastern side of Cyprus is dominated by the dramatic peak of Cape Greco. You can also view the impressive rock structures at the sea caves and enjoy the breeze as you sail towards the ghost town of Famagusta on a full day cruise. Most boat trips journey past the popular holiday resort of Protaras and many stop at the pretty cove at Konnos bay or the nearby Blue Lagoon for a swim stop.

 

Swimming stops are an important part of any boat trip with the chance to immerse yourself in waters so clear you can see the bottom. Many cruises also provide snorkels so you can view the abundance of sea life in this area. 

 

There are several different types of boat trips available in Ayia Napa with something to suit all ages. There are family friendly submarine trips, gorgeous sunset cruises, thrilling high speed adventures, lazy day cruises for sun worshippers and crazy party cruises. There is a pirate ship with entertainment onboard and there are all inclusive catamaran and traditional wooden boat cruises. 

 

DAY TRIPS AROUND CYPRUS DEPARTING FROM AYIA NAPA

Cyprus is a great island to explore with loads of day trips and tours from Ayia Napa to make your holiday truly memorable. It is a small island so getting around is easy and there are a huge variety of landscapes, landmarks and experiences to enjoy. Culture vultures and history buffs are extremely well catered for with several interesting historical sites around the island. Well preserved mosaics, Venetian walled cities, roman bath houses and UNESCO world heritage site churches are just some of the fascinating archeological remains waiting to be explored.

Nature lovers will delight in the serenity of the Troodos mountains and the stunning coastline. Pick up handcrafted souvenirs in quaint traditional villages, sample locally produced wines and delicacies and start a love affair with the beautiful island of Cyprus. 

 

Cactus Park

The dried plant and cactus park was created in 2015 by the municipality of Ayia Napa with the aim of creating the Mediterranean’s largest cactus park with 6000-8000 plants. The park winds around the rocky landscape in this peaceful area just on the eastern edge of Ayia Napa. There are spectacular views out to sea and the area is a calm and serene spot to enjoy the open air. The park can be found at the end of Kyrou Nerou Street as you head towards Cape Greco. It is adjacent to the new Sculpture Park. 

 

Sculpture Park

Ayia Napa's new sculpture park was inaugurated in 2014 with the aim of creating a completely new tourist experience. The open air sculpture museum features both large and small works of art created by sculptors from around the world. Located at the eastern edge of Ayia Napa the sculpture park covers an area of 20,000 sq.m. The rocky landscape slopes down to the sea and provides a serene and peaceful backdrop to this visually exciting display of modern artwork. The park continues to grow with more works being added each winter by talented international artists. Enjoy the open air and take in the cultural wonders of the park. 

 

Cavo Greco National Park

Cape Greco was designated as a National Forest Park in 1993. It is a relatively unspoilt area with great natural beauty which changes and offers something different each season. It is an oasis of tranquility nestled midway between the busy resorts of Ayia Napa and Protaras.

 

If you are a nature lover explore more than 14 species endemic to Cyprus. Various flowers including orchids and other rare plant species are also found here and during the springtime there are many flowers in bloom. Foxes, hares and hedgehogs are common and over 80 species of birds, including many migratory species have been spotted. Visitors are also likely to see Lizards and a large variety of butterflies.

 

A small chapel dedicated to Agioi Anargyroi is one of the few buildings in the park. This small white chapel is a popular spot for wedding photo's. Below it is a hermits sea cave which is mentioned in several local legends. Agia Saranta is a tiny church cave well hidden in the rocks and another spectacular sight is Cyclops cave further East in the park.

 

At the headland of Cape Greco is a lighthouse and walkers can also find ruined foundations of an ancient temple devoted to Aphrodite. At the Eastern edge of the park is Konnos Bay a breathtakingly beautiful beach with crystal clear waters fringed by pine trees.

There are several hiking trails which extend to a length of 16 kilometres. These are signposted and take in all the points of interest in the park. There is also 4 kilometres of bicycle track and a designated picnic area. The rocky seabed and underwater caves encourage a wealth of sealife making this area a hotspot for both snorkelling and scuba diving.

Water World Water Park

The gorgeous east coast of Cyprus certainly boasts some of the very beaches on the island, but it’s not just about lazing by the sandy shores. When it comes to family fun, peel yourselves away from the sun lounger and make your way to one of the most talked about spots in Cyprus: WaterWorld Themed Waterpark. But why do people enjoy it so much? Because it’s one of the biggest, award winning themed waterparks in Europe with fun activities for all ages and tastes.

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