Located on the south east coast of Cyprus, Ayia Napa is a beautiful seaside resort, which is able to boast 14 different EU blue flag beaches. That fact, combined with its Mediterranean climate, make it ideal for a family holiday, and travellers can expect to enjoy temperatures of around 30°C during the peak summer season. However, the town changes considerably when the sun goes down and its vibrant nightlife and world famous clubbing scene has helped to turn it into one of Europe's pre-eminent party destinations.
The Perfect Time to Visit
Ayia Napa enjoys warm summers and experiences between 12 and 13 hours of sunshine per day at the peak of the season, making this the perfect time to visit. Over the course of the summer months, the average temperature sits between 25 and 28°C, with July and August proving to be the warmest months of all. In fact, it is not uncommon for temperatures to exceed 30°C during this period, and those two months also see the lowest level of rainfall.
Meanwhile, the months of June and September also bring great weather, with average temperatures exceeding 25°C. Rainfall is slightly more prevalent than during the height of summer, especially in September, but it is still relatively rare. Those looking for a cheap deal may also wish to consider travelling during the month of May, which sits comfortably outside of the peak season, but with temperatures still exceeding 20°C on a daily basis.
Where to Stay
The decision on where to stay during your visit will largely depend on the type of holiday you are looking for, although you can rest assured there are accommodation options to suit all needs. For instance, there are a number of hotels located on Nissi Avenue, which is the main road in Ayia Napa and these may serve as an ideal base for younger people wishing to sample the nightlife. Accommodation in this area is also within easy walking distance of Nissi Beach, which is the most popular beach in Ayia Napa for young adults.
However, those seeking a more relaxing, quiet holiday may prefer to consider other locations found further away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre and the party atmosphere of The Square. For example, the area around Habour Beach is still relatively lively, but caters much more for families, while the New Golden Bay area is less crowded and may be more suitable to those looking for a more secluded, all inclusive experience.
Things to Do in Ayia Napa
In addition to the beaches and nightlife, Ayia Napa has a range of attractions and events to keep you busy during your stay. One of the most notable attractions is the WaterWorld Waterpark, which is the largest of its kind in Europe and a winner of dozens of international awards. Alternatively, those with kids might like to check out the Parko Paliatso Funfair, which caters to toddlers and older children alike.
The Ayia Napa Youth Festival takes place in August, at the peak of the tourist season, and offers free entry, an eclectic range of music to enjoy and a great party atmosphere. Then, over the course of the last weekend in September, the main Ayia Napa Festival is held. This event dates back to the mid 1980s, places a greater focus on Ayia Napa's cultural identity and includes a combination of live music, folk dancing and theatrical performances.
Book Your Holiday Today!
Whether you are planning a classic package holiday, a relaxing getaway, or are in the mood to party into the small hours with your friends, Ayia Napa is a thriving resort with plenty to offer. Its beautiful coastline, exciting attractions and colourful events guarantee entertainment and A1 Travel can help by offering the best deals available.
Our easy-to-use website makes booking a trip simple, even if you are seeking a last minute holiday, while we also accept telephone bookings, allowing direct contact with our team of travel experts. Furthermore, A1 Travel is a member of the Association of British Travel Agents and we have more than 30 years' worth of experience in the field, meaning you can make your booking with complete confidence and peace of mind.