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Ayia Napa Holidays

A party paradise – and much more

Ayia Napa’s nightlife credentials are well-established, but buzzing bars and clubs are just one strand of this multi-layered, much-loved town’s identity. Those on Ayia Napa holidays don’t need to look far to uncover the area’s wealth of cultural charms, with museums, a sculpture park and historical sites waiting to be discovered. This resort also has a deserved reputation for gorgeous beaches, and whether you’re looking for an Instagram-worthy stretch, water sports, a pre-club warm-up or just a place to unwind, there’s a spot of sand for you.

Then there’s the legendary party scene. It’s true that holidays to Ayia Napa are perfect for night owls, but it’s not all clubs pulsing to house and garage beats until the early hours – for a change of pace, there are classy cocktail bars, comedy nights and relaxed late bars, too, alongside countless quality restaurants. Whatever beat you’re moving to, Ayia Napa has plenty to offer.

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Your Ayia Napa questions, answered

Alongside its reputation for nightlife, Ayia Napa is also great fun for children, with theme parks, water parks, playgrounds and kid-friendly beaches, plus loads of family-friendly restaurants.
Konnos Bay is beautiful and offers calm swimming, with few waves. Popular Nissi Beach is the place for party vibes, while Kermia is more relaxed and Makronissos has a bit of everything.
If you’re going to Aiya Napa to party, the clubs and events are open between June and September. July and August are the hottest months – sometimes reaching 40°C – and by far the most popular. But you’ll benefit from cheaper deals in June and the party boats and bars will be in full swing. Outside the party season, you’ll have warm seas and blue skies almost all year round. You’ll want to pack light jackets for the evenings in January and February.
The coolest months are January and February, but even then, the average temperature is still around 12°C, making Ayia Napa an appealing destination at any time.
It’s in the southeast of the island, known for its beaches and stunning coastline.
In the heart of town is the main square and the Aiya Napa Strip. This is where you’ll find the nightlife. Restaurants, bars and clubs are packed from 11 onwards. The music is loud and the cocktails come in a kaleidoscope of colours. You’ll find karaoke and comedy mixed into the dancing and drinking. It’s common for the bars to have different themes, so keep going until you find the perfect place.
As with everywhere, there are expensive bars and cheaper bars. If you’re comparing costs with the UK, prices are lower in Ayia Napa. And there are often deals, with pubs handing out vouchers for clubs. Venues frequently lure in drinkers with happy hour deals early in the evening and discounted drinks help get the party started.
Aiya Napa is a fun place to go. You’re unlikely to find as many families staying here as in other corners of Cyprus. It’s more popular with partygoers and younger couples after the nightlife. Don’t forget, though, there’s more to Aiya Napa than just the party scene. There are beautiful beaches and stunning coastal walks too. It’s possible to fit in some seriously romantic moments before heading out to the bars and clubs.
You won’t need a car in Aiya Napa – all the beaches you can want are just a short walk away – but if you want to see more than the inside of a club, a car is a good idea. You’re just over an hour from Limassol’s archaeological sites and less than 45 minutes from the pretty old town in Larnaca. A car would mean you can visit the Troodos mountains, try wine tasting at some vineyards, and tour the island of myth and legend.

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