Ayia Napa [ An Expert’s Detailed Guide ]

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Ayia Napa

This post was most recently updated on January 6th, 2023

Ayia Napa is a tourist resort at the far eastern end of the southern coast of Cyprus. It is a town in the Famagusta District, but it is in control of Southern Cyprus, not Northern Cyprus, even though Famagusta is in Northern Cyprus.

Where is Ayia Napa located

Today in this article, we are going to learn about Ayia Napa. We will try to answer every question there is about Ayia Napa, so keep reading till the end to know better.

Let’s start, shall we?

Map of Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa is called Ágia Nápa in Greek and Aya Napa in Turkish.

Map of Ayia Napa

Area and Population of Ayia Napa

The total area of the Ayia Napa district is 31.469 sq km (12.15 sq mi).

The total population of Ayia Napa district as of 1st October 2021 was estimated to be around 3,300. It gets around 40,000 visitors every year.

What Time Zone is Ayia Napa?

Ayia Napa Time Zone

Ayia Napa uses the Eastern European Standard Time and during summer it observes Eastern European Summer Time.

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)
UTC + 3 (Eastern European Summer Time)

What currency do they use in Ayia Napa?

Ayia Napa uses Euro as its currency. Euro is the official currency of the country of Cyprus. If you have dollar or pound, you can get them exchanged at the local bank or money exchangers. You can also exchange them at the airports.

Is Ayia Napa Greek or Turkish?

Ayia Napa is pure Greek. Ayia Napa is located in the Southern part of Cyprus. The northern part of Cyprus speaks Turkish and the southern part of Cyprus mainly speaks Greek.

Distance between Ayia Napa to Other Cities

Ayia Napa to : DistanceEstimated Time
Nicosia88.2 km65 mins
Paphos179.5 km115 mins
Larnaca46 km37 mins
Limassol112.7 km75 mins
Kyrenia102.2 km97 mins
Famagusta17.7 km31 mins

How far is Ayia Napa from Protaras?

Ayia Napa is 12.4 km far from Protaras. It will take you around 16 minutes to reach Protaras from Ayia Napa on a car or public bus.

Weather in Ayia Napa

Weather in Ayia Napa

The days in summer are hot, and the winters are cold in Ayia Napa. The temperature goes up to 38 degrees Celsius in summer and 9 degrees Celsius in winter. You can click here to read in detail about the climate in Cyprus.

When to visit Ayia Napa?

If you like summer you are suggested to visit Ayia Napa in June-August, and if you love winter you should visit Ayia Napa in January-March. March is the season spring begins in Cyprus. With days getting longer, there is almost 8 hours of sunshine a day. If you are visiting Ayia Napa in March, you are suggested to pack light winter clothes.

How safe is Ayia Napa?

Ayia Napa is moderately safe. There are some pickpocketers in the street, so you are suggested to be extra cautious. Take proper care of your wallet and passport. You will see some beggars in the street, but very few. Ayia Napa is safe at night. The shops mainly target tourists and charge you more, but if you don’t want to buy it, they don’t force you.

What is Ayia Napa famous for?

Ayia Napa is famous for its beaches and nightclubs. Ayia Napa is also known for Cape Greco, Nissi Beach, WaterWorld Themed Waterpark, Monastery of Ayia Napa, and Landa Beach. Since the 1990s, Ayia Napa has been one of the Mediterranean’s immensely popular party destinations, attracting crowds of young clubbers from across the continent every year.

You can choose from a submarine, a lazy day cruise, a party boat, or even a pirate ship! Other daytime activities include the crowd-pulling pool parties, the award-winning waterpark, the beaches, diving, quad biking, jeep safari, and so on. The list is endless.

Ayia Napa is the rowdiest resort on the Mediterranean sea. It has more than 250 bars and nightclubs. Ayia Napa is very famous among youngsters. Ayia Napa is a perfect place if you are 18 years and above.

Do you need an ID in Ayia Napa?

Most of the nightclubs and bars don’t ask for an ID, you have to be 18+ though. Some bars may even ask for your pink slip card or passport, but very few bars do that. It’s not logical to carry your national id card and passport to a nightclub. You go to Ayia Napa to chill and party, that’s what you should be doing. You shouldn’t be set back for not having an ID.

Is Ayia Napa child friendly?

Ayia is famous mainly among youngsters. But, if you are a parent, you can still enjoy Ayia Napa. There are various child-themed parks for you to bring your kids. Ayia Napa is not only about bars and clubs. There are famous beaches, museums, and galleries in Ayia Napa too.

Is Ayia Napa in the EU?

Ayia Napa is in Cyprus, and the Republic of Cyprus is a part of the European Union, so yes, Ayia Napa is in the EU.

What airport is near Ayia Napa?

Larnaca International Airport is near Ayia Napa. Larnaca Airport is 56.3 km far from Ayia Napa. It takes you 35 minutes to travel from Ayia Napa to Larnaca International Airport. After Larnaca airport, ERCAN International Airport is nearest to Ayia Napa, then the last one, Paphos Airport.

How much is a taxi fare from Larnaca to Ayia Napa?
Taxis charge you around 30-45 Euro from Larnaca to Ayia Napa. During night time they are slightly expensive. They charge you around 50 Euro at night.

What are the cons of living in Ayia Napa?

Here are some of the cons of living in Ayia Napa:

  • Ayia Napa is expensive.
  • People are racist.
  • Traffic is crazy in Ayia Napa.
  • Fewer job opportunities for foreigners in Ayia Napa.

How much can you earn in Ayia Napa?

You can earn somewhere between 750 Euro to 90,000 Euro depending on your skills and qualifications. Mainly for foreigners and international students, 5 Euro per hour is the basic salary. But, if you are highly educated, you can earn somewhere between 30-100 Euro per hour.

You can click here to read in detail about the average salary income in Cyprus.

Is Ayia Napa cheap to live in?

Compared to Nicosia and Larnaca, Ayia Napa is comparatively expensive to live in. If a nice 2 bedroom flat in Nicosia costs 600 Euros a month, then you will have to pay 700/800 Euros a month in Ayia Napa for the same flat. Grocery items are also expensive in Ayia Napa. Around tourist areas, the costs of items are slightly expensive in Ayia Napa compared to other cities.

Which plug is used in Ayia Napa?

3-pin plugs are used in Ayia Napa. They are the same as the plug from the UK. The associated plug type for Ayia Napa is type “G”. It’s a plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. Ayia Napa operates on a 240V supply voltage and 50Hz.

How much do you need to live in Ayia Napa?

You need around 1600 Euros a month to live comfortably in Ayia Napa. With that much money, you can rent a two-bedroom flat, eat 3 times meals, pay utility bills, and do basic shopping.

You can click here to read in detail about the cost of living in Southern Cyprus.

and click here to read the cost of living in Northern Cyprus.

Where are the Ayia Napa sea caves?

The Ayia Napa Sea Caves are a small miracle of nature located between Kermia beach and Cavo Greco in the area of Ayia Napa. This area is popular for snorkeling, diving, and just swimming in the crystal clear water. Yes, you can swim at sea caves in Ayia Napa. Cliff jumping is a popular thing to do in Ayia Napa with thrill seekers jumping from the Ayia Napa sea caves throughout the summer. The cliffs are around 10 meters high with a drop into crystal clear water with excellent visibility.

Can you drink tap water in Ayia Napa?

You can drink tap water in Ayia Napa, but you are suggested not to. Even though tap water is drinkable, people usually drink bottled water or water from a vending machine in Ayia Napa. The water may be safe to drink when it leaves the source, but it might collect pollutants (dirt, dust, and other stuff) on its way to your tap. If you have to, then always drink only after filtering and boiling the tap water.

Can you get a bus from Paphos to Ayia Napa?

Yes, you can get a bus from Paphos to Ayia Napa.

Can you get a bus from Paphos to Ayia Napa

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