Ayia Napa is one of the  most spectacular places in Cyprus, so if you’ve never visited, then you should put it at the top of your ‘must go’ list.

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Cyprus is incredibly beautiful. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to stunning areas to visit on your holiday, but many say that Ayia Napa is the most spectacular place in the whole of Cyprus, so if you’ve never visited, you really should put it at the top of your ‘must go’ list, you’re in for a real treat.

Even at first glance, Ayia Napa has a lot to offer. Whether you’re looking for a romantic break for two, an adventurous outdoor holiday for a family, or a lazy trip away to relax with friends, you’ll find it all here. There is an abundance of gorgeous, golden sand beaches; plenty of fascinating scenic hiking and cycling routes; water sports for all ages; historic and archaeological attractions, and so much more. Team all this up with some charming restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as some great shopping opportunities, and you’ve got the makings of a perfect holiday.

However, when you take the time to delve a little deeper, you’ll begin to discover that Ayia Napa is full of hidden gems. Exploring the Ayia Napa area comes with some amazing rewards. There are so many surprises to discover, with something new to delight and amaze you every time you leave your villa.

Of course, part of the joy is in finding these ‘secretplaces by yourself, but to get you started, here are 3 fantastic gems that are definitely worth checking out…

 Ayia Napa Monastery

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For anyone with an interest in history, the Monastery of Ayia Napa in the Famagusta region is a treat you won’t want to miss. There’s a lot of history here, with some sections dating back to the Byzantine period, and evidence of further building during the Crusades, the Venetian period and the Ottoman era. The monastery is set around a courtyard, with a covered gallery and ancient trees providing shade from the sun. It’s a truly tranquil setting. The peacefulness of the monastery can make for a nice contrast when you’ve been exploring the busier areas of Ayia Napa.

 Ayia Napa Sea Caves

When you venture just a little way from the main resort of Ayia Napa, you can find some impressive, and almost magical sites, such as the sea caves. Formed by the erosion of the coastal rocks over many centuries, these magnificent caves offer breath-taking sea views, and a fantastic opportunity for any photographers to take some stunning snaps. You may well be put in mind of pirates and smugglers when you see the wonderful caves, and legend has it that these caves were actually used to hide treasure and smuggled contraband! This is also the ultimate place to watch those breathtaking Cyprus sunsets.

Underwater Sculpture Park

Diving is such a captivating hobby. Cyprus offers some of the best diving in the world, and so, its no surprise that there are some world-class dive schools here. It’s the perfect place to learn to dive and includes many great dive sites and impressive shipwrecks. For those of you looking for something a little more out of the ordinary, then how about a visit to the underwater sculpture park? Its like diving into a museum with a real mystical feel. Located 200m off the coast, dive in these waters to discover a world of underwater forests, children playing, and many more surprises. Its whimsical, surreal, and certainly unique.

You’ll love visiting these intriguing places, and they’ll no doubt inspire you to explore further. Booking a villa gives you a wonderful base from which to start your adventures in Ayia Napa. A place to relax and unwind after a long day and plan what delights you’re going to investigate next!

Imagine Villas offer an extensive range of luxurious villas in the best areas of Ayia Napa. Browse the selection on our website and find the perfect holiday villa for your next trip to this amazing and beguiling island.


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