Ayia Napa, Cyprus
by Phivos Nicolaides
Ayia Napa, one of Cyprus' most popular beach resorts, well known over all of Europe, is located southeast of the island's coast. Ayia Napa's famous golden beaches are awesome with thin, fine sand, hidden among a chain of rocky boulders that form many small and cozy bays.
Ayia Napa has become synonymous with clubbing on the island. In particular, it has become popular during the summer when crowded with tourists (British tourists are far more prevalent here, as elsewhere on Cyprus).
Aiya Napa attracts thousands of tourists world-wide on account of its fun-loving outlook by night and its sandy, Mediterranean beaches by day. Macronissos beach is a sandy beach with crystal waters.
Nissi beach is another beautiful, sandy beach.
At the beach of Grecian Bay, visitors among other activities can also enjoy an unforgettable experience of all kinds of water sports that are offered on an organized basis.
In the these two pictures, Pericles Nicolaides enjoys water skiing sports.
Beautiful nature is one of the biggest assets of Ayia Napa. You could combine your stay here with a bit of walking (n summer early morning or late in the afternoon) especially towards Cape Greko Park, the ragged coastline and the collection of coves and sea caves.
For more information on Ayia Napa beaches, as well as other natural attractions, go to:
Visit Philip and see more fabulous photos at his blog: Taxidiaris
P.S. from Kim: OK, so we are all a little bit crazy if we don't get ourselves to Cyprus, sooner than later. And we are seriously going to have to play paper, rock, scissors to see who gets the amazing house to stay in. Finally, just for the record, I could not love the name Pericles more!!