Ayia Napa Holidays – Back on Sale
With Greece and Cyprus left off the original list of airbridges but now open to British holidaymakers from July, now is a great time to book that Cyprus Holiday with a much quieter Ayia Napa than ever.
Ayia Napa holidays have traditionally been seen as a similar style holiday to an Ibiza holiday – basically an 18-30 party. However, Ayia Napa, like Ibiza has so much to offer, from the famous beaches, amazing cuisine to those unforgettable all night parties. We explore what an Ayia Napa holiday can offer the post-Covid holidaymaker. Here’s five reasons to make Ayia Napa your next holiday.
Troodos Mountain Range
Why not rent a car and visit Cyprus’ largest mountain range? Although it is a two hour drive the trip to Troodos is well worth the drive. You can hire a local guide or take a self-guided walk and explore the ancient old pine forests, monasteries and churches nestled amongst the mountains. The highest peak in the mountain range is the famous Mount Olympus which is home to 4 ski slopes for the winter months. Troodos Square in the heart of the range has a selection of shops, restaurants, and hotels if you’re hoping to stay overnight.
Cape Greco – Beauty Cove
If you want to head away from the party beaches of Ayia Napa then head down the dirt roads to the gorgeous, unspoilt natural beauty that surrounds Cape Greco. Cape Greco is in the southeastern part of Cyprus. The most famous parts of Cape Greco are the famous sea caves that surround the coast showcasing amazing turquoise bays. Lots of adventurous locals and tourists jump the cliffs in this area into the deep blue waters. If you do decide to jump be very careful and listen to the locals who will also direct you back up the cliff.
Nissi Beach – What Ayia Napa is famous for!
Nissi Beach is the most well-known and frequently visited beach in Ayia Napa. Enjoying white sand and turquoise shallow blue waters, this is where the majority of visitors spend their days and nights so the area is well supported with bars and restaurants. It’s one of the best places to sunbathe and relax and swim with numerous restaurants and bars, water sports & plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas for rent. In the summer months this is a party beach in the evening with resident DJs spinning the decks until the early morning. If you’re looking to stay in this area we recommend the Nissi Beach Hotel.
Waterworld – The ultimate waterpark
One of Europe’s top waterparks, Waterworld offers the ultimate escape from the heat. WaterWorld offers an ancient Greek themed setting, innovative rides and relaxing lazy river rides. Children can enjoy the Delphini and Trojan areas, whilst the most intrepid riders can take the high speed drop to Atlantis that has awe inspiring audio visual effects, superbly painted and illuminated, creating a unique experience.
The Aeolos Whirlpool creates a cool ride that spins you round endlessly, while the high adrenaline fun seekers will be pushed to their limits on the Thunderbolt and Lightning rides and the Quest of Hercules.
The food – Mezes to die for
Cypriot cuisine makes the most of a combination of Greek & Turkish influences but has also been influenced by Middle Eastern cuisines such as Lebanese and Syrian. It’s a delicious, fresh and flavourful experience and as far as restaurants go – pretty cheap too. There are hundreds of restaurants in Ayia Napa of all prices, sizes and cuisines with most offering a local meze option.
Some specialities not to be missed include afella, souvlakia and of course, the halloumi, olives and pittas that make up the most mouth-watering fresh mezes. Think large Greek tapas and you wont go far wrong.
If you’re looking for a sunny late summer holiday that has all the ents, eats and instagram opportunities you’ll ever need then consider Ayia Napa for a cheap getaway.