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Ayia Napa

Until not too long ago, Ayia Napa was little more than a tiny fishing village. However, that tiny Cypriot village has since broken its shackles, evolving into a cosmopolitan resort region and one of the most desirable global tourist destinations. Not only is it a town with history, culture, and breathtaking beauty, but it is also home to some of the most welcoming people you will come across. 

Unsurprisingly, then, Ayia Napa is a highly attractive Mediterranean vacationing spot. To know more about the metropolis, you can use the Tripety’s travel itinerary planner app. The application will give you everything you need to know about city – from top tourist spots to cheapest flight options available.

  • The name ‘Ayia Napa’ came about when a hunter entered a cave in the town. Inside the cave, the hunter found a stone tablet with the words ‘A Panagia’ (Mother of God) carved inside. The carving also left an imprint on the stone, which read the word in reverse (aiganap A). Eventually, these words turned into ‘Ayia Napa’.
  • Ayia Napa has a place called ‘Cape Greco Forest Park’. However, there are no forests here. Between 1910 and 1920, almost all the trees in the area were chopped down to run the Paralimni flour mills.
  • Ayia Napa brags one of the largest theme parks in Europe.
  • Ayia Napa made it to the Guinness Book of World Records when it hosted the largest sousta (a historic Cyprian dance). The event included 450 participants from 22 different dancing schools.

Ayia Napa Monastery: Approximately 600 years old, the monastery was constructed during the Venetian era. Today, it is Ayia Napa’s oldest spectacle. Even though it is a part of the city today, at its time of construction the monastery was isolated and concealed by pine trees. The monastery has remained intact ever since the Ottoman invasion in the 16th century, although the last time a monk lived here was over a century ago. 

WaterWorld Water Park: Ayia Napa has plenty of spots that are particularly appealing to young adults, teenagers, and families with young kids. Situated along the coast, this water park has a total of 18 pools, plunges, and side-attractions. Kids will particularly enjoy the Trojan adventure, a kind of water adventure containing plenty of slides that lead into a shallow pool. If you are looking for a bit of extra buzz, you can always go for the high-speed plunge, called the ‘Drop of Atlantis’. 

Konnos Bay: If you feel like you have had enough of the resort, you can always turn your face back towards the nature. The premier local beach, Konnos bay is known for its crystal-clear waters and the dusty white sands. The long rocks at either side of the bay protect it from the persistent winds and strong currents. Even though the beach does not have the kind of facilities the resorts do, there is always the option to jet-ski or replenish your energy at one of the snack bars. 

With a seamless blend of history, culture, and entertainment, Ayia Napa is a place you do not want to miss out on. Start planning your heavenly beachside holiday with our Tripety travel planner app

 
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