Ayia Napa Hotels

Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa

Agia Napa is a small paradise in a lovely Mediterranean island of Cyprus, where beautiful beaches with turquoise clear waters soothe and enhance the spirit.

You may wonder where the name of Agia Napa is derived. The word 'Napa' is archaic and it means "wooded - valley". In ancient times this area was covered with thick forest. According to local legend, the now renowned original icon was accidentally discovered by a hunter in hot pursuit of his prey. Upon discovery, the icon was named the Virgin Mary of Agia Napa, The present monastery, built in 1SOOAD, was built around the cave in honour of the Virgin Mary of Agia Napa.

Agia Napa is mentioned for the first time in 1366 A.D by Leontios Mahaeras (a Cypriot choreographer). It is mentioned by him for a second time in 1373 in his account of the shipwreck of five Venetian ships loaded with booty, which the Venetians had stolen during the looting of Cyprus. The next mention of Agia Napa is encountered in Venetian documents and maps of the 16th century. Due to the lack of sufficient historical evidence, this study is based mostly on archaeological findings and local legend.

According to local belief, no one lived within close vicinity of Agia Napa until 1970. The first inhabitants who actually appeared and settled were twenty men from Salonica and Greece. They then formed the village of Agia Napa.

Over the years Agia Napa has grown into a popular holiday resort with its beautiful beaches and tourist attractions. It has grown and grown with its crystal blue sea and golden sands. The coast of Agia Napa is considered as the finest, regarding beaches in Cyprus. Extensive sandy beaches cover the area which attracts the majority of tourists. Dining out is a very popular pastime in Agia Napa.

Agia Napa has become popular with visitors from all over the world.

This is a place, which fills your heart with delightful amusement.Modern Agia NAPA known for its night clubs and bars, catering for all age groups. Nightclubs, Discos, Bars and Bouzouki Clubs are open until the early hours of the morning.

Most hotels have live entertainment in the evenings where Greek nights are often  held.Traditional Cypriot food is served in colorful charming tavernas. There are also many restaurants specializing in Italian, Chinese, Indian and French cuisine. For a quick snack, there are many cafes, bars and pubs.

The long summer season is ideal for water-skiing, motor boats, sailing, canoes, pedals, wind-surfing, scooters, speed-boats, parachutes, scuba-diving and more. Challenge your strength and endurance and possibly discover new realms of potential within.

Another great day of your holiday in Agia Napa you can spend in a Water Park, A lot of fun for a whole family (book online with special offer)

Besides great amusements mentioned above, agia napa offers wonderful day tours With professional guides around the island (you can book online), who will share with you long history of Cyprus, who will take to the places, where you can enjoy beauty of nature, get closer to Cypriot traditions, visit monasteries and try homemade wines.

Also, Geographically, Agia Napa lies near Cape Greco in the eastern part of Cyprus, just south of Famagusca. Cape Greco is National Park. A lot of people love to come and spend whole day here, enjoying swimming, cliff jumping, snorkeling, hiking and enjoying beauty of nature. Cape Greco. The magnificent beauty of the mountains sea cliffs combined the indigenous flora of Cape Greco is impressive. Annuals and perennials, bulbs and tuberous, assure almost year around flowers and lovely aromas.

You can also take a short or day boat tours with extensive program (book online) which includes swimming in a lagoon, snorkeling, visiting Cape Greco caves, visiting ghost town, which will leave a lot of memories for you and your families.

For more GENERAL Cyprus Information you can also visit www.govisitcyprus.com

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