While Ayia Napa might have earned itself the title as the ‘Party Capital of Cyprus’, it also has a much quieter side, making it just as popular with families and couples as with its committed party-goers. Its beautiful beaches, clear waters and with amazing places to bag a bargain, Ayia Napa shopping has everything you need to treat yourself whilst you’re on holiday.
The main square
Ayia Napa shopping is as diverse and eclectic as the resort itself. Cyprus is famous for its handcrafted gifts and boutique stores. Ayia Napa throws designer goods into the mix, offering an exciting shopping experience for anyone on the hunt for a bargain. The main square is the place to go for traditional tourist shopping. Here, you’ll find enough souvenir shops to take something different back for all your family.
If you’ve chosen to go on a Self Catering holiday, this is also where you’ll find the supermarkets, packed with fresh produce, familiar foods and all the ingredients you’ll need to cook up some classics.
Nissi Avenue and the Plaza
Just off the main square is Nissi Avenue, which is one of the busiest shopping streets in the resort. This is the place to come if you’re looking for holiday extras, such as big-brand sunglasses and holidaywear. It’s also great if you want to pick up some jewellery, which ranges from budget pieces to extravagant bracelets, rings and necklaces, which come with appropriate price-tags.
If you’d prefer your shopping in Ayia Napa to all be under one roof, look for the Plaza Shopping Centre, where you’ll find everything from handmade mementos to clothes, jewellery and wine.
Ayia Napa shopping with a difference
Shopping in Ayia Napa isn’t just about tourist shops and designer outfits. For an alternative day out that everyone can enjoy, go to one of the resort’s many markets. The Limassol Sunday Market is held every Sunday, just in front of the church on the seafront. Perfect for buying local art, handcrafted jewellery, leather goods, and even mobile phones cases, this is an ideal destination for bargain-hunters.
The Ayia Napa shopping experience is likely to be very different from what you’re used to, back home. Shops tend to open around 9:30am and stay open until around 11pm, giving you plenty of time to choose what you’re going to buy.