Ayia Napa's Popularity
In the past 40 years Ayia Napa has grown from a small village to a popular holiday destination welcoming over 700,000 visitors a year. As the growth continues, Ayia Napa is now maturing into a first-class destination with increased demand from those looking to purchase overseas property.
A contributing factor to the areas unabiding popularity with second home buyers is no doubt the alluring Cypriot climate. Enjoying some of the warmest winters in the Mediterranean, January and February see average highs of around 17 degrees Celsius with the summer months reaching temperatures well into the 30’s.
Situated on the eastern coast of Cyprus with Larnaca International Airport just 30 minutes away and flight times of less than 5 hours from over 40 European and Middle Eastern airports, Ayia Napa has become a year-round destination.
To compliment the climate, Ayia Napa has no less than 14, well-serviced, blue-flag beaches. Amongst the most popular is Nissis Beach with its shallow waters making it great for families whilst Konnos Beach is located in the Cape Greco national park which boasts some stunning coastal scenery.
Making the most of the impressive coastline and clear sea, the area has a wealth of excellent water sports and sailings together with some notable dive sites and artificial reefs. Ayia Napa is also home to “Waterworld” an Ancient-Greek themed waterpark and one of the largest in Europe.
A great physical example of how Ayia Napa is maturing is the unique sculpture park. Opened in 2014 it contains over 100 modern works from internationally renowned artists with the Mediterranean Sea providing an exquisitely evolving backdrop.
Having put Ayia Napa on the world map, the famed nightlife is also maturing. There is still plenty on offer with an abundance of bars and nightclubs although greater emphasis is placed on more refined evening entertainment and quality dining.