Ayia Napa

 

White sand district.

Years and years ago there was a hunter, a king of his own domain, who used to visit the forest of Ayia Napa with his hunting party. He came across a cave and on entering found an icon of Saint Panaya (Mary mother of Christ). On making this discovery, he made the cave into a church and built a small church on top of the caves.

20 years ago Ayia Napa was a small fishing village with a population of 200. The name of Ayia Napa comes from Saint Panaya (Mary mother of Christ). A small church in the centre of the village was named after our Mother Mary. The cave is still there and to visit is a must.


Ayia Napa was a very poor village and the people were struggling to make ends meet, the only income came from the fishing port. After the invasion in 1974 from Turkey, Famagusta lost all the revenue from the tourist industry and Ayia Napa was born. For the young we have the centre of Ayia Napa that caters for their night life with clubs and bars and if this is not to your requirements, we have the out skirts that offers peace and tranquility. Ayia Napa is one of the most popular tourist spots in Cyprus.

There are 2 most popular beaches of Agia Napa- Nissi Beach and Macronissos Beach. These places will please you with all facilities: umbrellas, sun beds, toilets, shower and sea activity rent. Nissi Beach also the place for day time parties for young people. They take part near one of the bars of the beach. As the beach is very well planned young people and families relax, not disturbing each other. And to the Nissi beach also comes each summer  a couple of pink pelicans- it’s very entertaining for tourists.