Agia Napa Flights:
Flights to Agia
Napa Known as both Agia Napa and Ayia Napa this resort town in Cyprus is the party capital for the island. Known for its great nightlife, Agia Napa attracts many younger tourists, as well as visitors of all ages thanks to the many other attractions of the town.
The nearest airport for flights to Agia Napa is the Larnaca International Airport (airport code: LCA) which is about 45 minutes away by taxi. You can get a flight to Ayia Napa with many major airlines, most with just one transfer when travelling from South Africa. South African Airways goes viah Cairo, and Lufthansa has a route through Munich. KLM also stops just once in Amsterdam. If you fly with Austrian Airlines on a flight to Agia Napa, you’ll have connections in Frankfurt and then again in Vienna.
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The Tourist Attractions of Agia Napa:
Nightlife in Ayia Napa
There’s no getting away from the fact that Agia Napa is a party and nightlife destination, popular with the 18 to 30 crowd from the UK and other European countries, and this may be off-putting for some tourists not interested in nightlife. Don’t let this be the case, as Agia Napa is still a family oriented resort and you an avid the nightlife if you want to.
If you’re coming specifically for a good time, head to The Square right in the heart of the town. This is one of the most popular spots and has many bars and clubs to enjoy.
Agia Napa Beaches
The beaches are also famous in Ayia Napa, and for good reason. All of Agia Napa’s beaches have been awarded the European symbol of cleanliness, the Blue Flag, so you can enjoy trouble free sunbathing and swimming here. There are numerous beaches in the Agia Napa area, and just about all of them have a selection of water sports available. For the young and trendy crowd head to Nissi Beach, but if you’re travelling with family then Harbour Beach is better.
For more fun in the sun head to one of the largest water parks in Europe, Waterworld. It has 18 major water attractions that include kamikaze-esque slides and wave pools, as well as more tame attractions for younger children.
Thalassa Municipal Museum of the Sea
Visitors to Ayia Napa who want to see some of the local culture can visit the Thalassa Municipal Museum of the Sea. As the name suggests, this museum focuses on the marine history of Agia Napa and Cyprus as a whole, and has artefacts dating back thousands of years. The museum also has art galleries and the top attraction is a replica of the Kyrenia II, a 4th century shipwreck that was discovered in 1963.
Ayia Napa Monastery
More culture can be discovered at the Ayia Napa Monastery. Dating from the 16th century, the monastery is no longer in use today but is still a popular tourist attraction, especially for photographers. The complex is in a state of ruin, but still fairly well preserved with the bell tower, courtyard and fountain still standing today.
When Should You Visit?:
For the warmest weather visit during the summer months of July and August when average highs are around 31C. Actual daily highs often climb into the mid or even high 30’s C during this time though, so this may be too hot for sightseeing. Spring and autumn are still warm, and though winters are mild it is the wettest time of year.