Things to do

Ayia Napa

Visit Famagusta: Spend the day sunning yourself on the beach, swimming in the warm turquoise waters or taking a short cruise along the coast. Some of the best snorkelling and diving can be had off Cape Gkreko, the eastern peninsula national forest park, with its secluded coves and rocky outcrops, impressive cliff top views and sea caves.


Nissi Beach: A popular and picturesque beach known for its golden sands and shallow waters. It’s great for swimming and water sports.

Ayia Napa Monastery: A historic 16th-century monastery in the center of town, surrounded by a beautiful garden. It’s a serene spot for a visit.

Cape Greco National Forest Park: This protected area offers stunning natural landscapes, sea caves, and hiking trails with breathtaking views.

WaterWorld Themed Waterpark: Perfect for families, this waterpark features thrilling water rides, lazy rivers, and entertainment shows.

Ayia Napa Sculpture Park: An open-air park displaying contemporary art sculptures by Cypriot and international artists.

Nightlife: Ayia Napa is famous for its vibrant nightlife, with numerous bars, clubs, and beach parties that cater to partygoers.


Fig Tree Bay: A beautiful and award-winning beach with clear waters, perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports.

Protaras Coastal Promenade: A scenic walkway along the coast with lovely views, ideal for a leisurely stroll or bike ride.

Konnos Bay: A serene and secluded beach surrounded by nature, great for relaxation and snorkeling.

Protaras Ocean Aquarium: A family-friendly attraction where you can observe marine life, including sharks and sea turtles.

Sotira and Derynia

These towns offer a quieter and more traditional Cypriot experience, and while they may not have as many tourist attractions as Ayia Napa and Protaras, there are still some points of interest to explore:


Local Cuisine: Sample authentic Cypriot dishes in local tavernas and restaurants to experience the island’s culinary culture.

Churches: Visit historic churches and religious sites, such as the Ayia Thekla Church and the Derynia Folkloric Museum.

Nature Walks: Enjoy peaceful walks in the countryside and explore the natural beauty of the region.

Festivals and Cultural Events: Check for local festivals, markets, and cultural events to immerse yourself in the local traditions and customs.

Beaches: While Sotira is an inland village, has a beautiful beach call Ayia Thekla not far away from Ayia Napa.

Famagusta Area Activities

Sports: Ayia Napa and Protaras offer a variety of sports activities, including water sports such as jet-skiing, windsurfing, and parasailing. You can also find facilities for beach volleyball, tennis, and golf in the surrounding areas.

Fishing: The coastal areas around Ayia Napa and Protaras are popular for fishing. You can join fishing tours or simply cast your line off the rocks or piers. The Mediterranean waters are home to various species of fish.

Scuba Diving: These towns are known for their excellent diving spots. The crystal-clear waters and underwater caves make scuba diving a popular activity. There are several diving centers that offer courses and guided dives.

E4 Route: The E4 long-distance hiking trail passes through Cyprus, including areas near Ayia Napa and Protaras. Hiking enthusiasts can explore scenic routes, including nature trails and coastal paths, offering breathtaking views of the coastline and countryside.