Popular Ayia Napa ranks as Cyprus’ number one tourist resort thanks to its stunning coastline of sugary sands and crystal waters combined with an unrivalled party vibe and an array of family friendly entertainment.
Located on the east coast in the South Famagusta region, the resort is one of the villages that form part of a larger area known as Kokkinochoria (‘Red Villages’), thanks to the mineral rich soil that grows some of the island’s best fresh produce.
Ayia Napa (Saint Napa) takes its name from the local legend of a hunter who discovered the icon of the Virgin Mary of Napa in a cave, from which the famous monastery was founded. Until 1790 no one lived within close vicinity of Ayia Napa and the first inhabitants were from Salonica, Greece.
Today, what was once a small fishing village has expanded and progressed to welcome record-breaking numbers of visitors and is famous the world over.