If you like your holidays lively, head to Ayia Napa. Located on the east coast of Cyprus, this bustling resort is centred around the main square – a hub of bars, restaurants and clubs. But not everything in Ayia Napa is modern; you'll find quiet tavernas down cobbled streets, a medieval monastery and huge old olive trees in the middle of town. The beach is long and white with clear blue sea and plenty of water sports to choose from. Just along the coast from Ayia Napa, Nissi Beach is slightly quieter and boasts a stunning Blue Flag beach that wouldn't look out of place on a Caribbean island. There's a great choice of accommodation in Ayia Napa, from self catering apartments and small guest houses to luxury hotels. Ayia Napa holidays are a favourite with families and couples, but the thriving nightlife scene does attract the young and lively crowds in the busy summer months. With the perfect combination of great weather, beaches and things to do, it's easy to see why holidays in Ayia Napa are such a popular choice.
Parasailing, banana boats, boat trips and diving there's no shortage of water based activities to enjoy on your Ayia Napa holiday. On dry land, hiking, cycling and jeep safaris in the scenic Troodos Mountains are a popular choice. Don't miss a trip to WaterWorld, Ayia Napa's Ancient Greece themed water park.
Ayia Napa is famous for being one of the Mediterranean's liveliest party resorts. After dark, you're spoilt for choice with an array of cocktail and karaoke bars, big name clubs, foam parties and international DJs. For a quieter night, head out of town to a small taverna for folk dancing and bouzouki music. Most hotels have their own inhouse entertainment, which is often child friendly in accommodation that's geared towards families.
Choose from a host of international restaurants in Ayia Napa, serving up food from China, India, Mexico and beyond. Of course, there are plenty of fast food restaurants for fixes of burgers and chips. Try local specialities like moussaka and halloumi in traditional tavernas.
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