Ayia Napa travel guide

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: Average of 25-27 (°C) in the summer.

Best time to visit: July to August is the high season, for weather and nightlife.

Ayia Napa’s long, hot summers are typical of Cyprus’ Mediterranean climate. The temperature begins to climb in May, generally hovering around the mid to high 20s (°C). July is the hottest month to visit Ayia Napa, with an average of 27 (°C).

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AYIA NAPA IS BEST FOR...

Beach lovers: A wide choice of Blue Flag beaches with soft golden sand and clear turquoise waters makes Ayia Napa a beach lovers’ paradise.

Clubbers: Expect big nights like Ministry of Sound and A-list DJs playing throughout the season. 

Families: It may be a popular clubbing destination, but Ayia Napa has numerous kid-friendly resorts, restaurants and fun stuff to do for youngsters, including some of the best water parks in the Med.

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FAST FACTS

Language: The languages spoken are Greek and Turkish.

Currency: The currency is the Euro (€).

Local time: Ayia Napa is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Larnaca International Airport. From Larnaca to Ayia Napa, it's 1 hour.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Ayia Napa is 4–5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at http://www.visitcyprus.com/index.php/en/.   

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cyprus for recommendations and advice on visas and health. 

Holiday destinations related to Ayia Napa:

  • Limassol
  • Larnaca
  • Paphos
  • Nissi Bay
  • Protaras
  • GETTING AROUND

    By taxi: Travel by taxi is easy and relatively cheap. They run on a meter and are widely available, although if you’re planning on using a taxi to travel from the airport it may be worth booking in advance. 

    By car: Hiring a car gives you the freedom to explore when and where you want. The island is easy to get around and there are plenty of places to hire a vehicle in the resort, or you could pick one up at the airport. 

    By buggy: Buggies or quad bikes are a popular way of getting around in Ayia Napa. They provide cheap and speedy transport to the beach and around town. You must wear a helmet and you’ll need your driving licence to hire one.

    EVENTS

    Beer festival: The popular Ayia Napa Beer Festival takes place down by the harbour area every August. This week-long festival features live music, with bands and musicians from across Cyprus booked to keep the party going. Expect lots of food and of course, plenty of beer!

    Summer festival: If you fancy experiencing some Cypriot culture and traditions, the Ayia Napa Summer Festival also takes place every August in the main square, Seferis. The event features a programme of events including exhibitions, free concerts and performances, and is a great way to get a taste of traditional Cypriot culture.