HOTELS IN AYIA NAPA 2012 & 2013
Ayia Napa offers fabulous cheap hotels and apartments for the party going crowd descending in peak season. Self catering to all inclusive hotels are available to suit all tastes.
Cyprus has all the sunny weather and top class resorts you could want as well as reasonably short transfer times from the airport. At the eastern end is the Party Capital of Cyprus - Ayia Napa. However, the nightlife is generally confined to the centre of town and one or two of the many beaches, so if partying the night away is not quite your style, it is easy to find the perfect family hotel as well.
One of the many attractions are the beaches, where a variety of water sports are available, including wind surfing, sports boats, snorkelling and canoeing. The most popular beach is Nissi which is visited mainly by the younger visitors and can get busy in the summer, it offers great water sports facilities as well as the famous beach parties which start in the afternoon and go on long into the night. Then there is the Harbour beach which is the longest beach in Ayia Napa and is very much for families. The New Golden Bay maybe less crowded, however there are not as many activities. Cape Greco is a ten-minute drive from the centre of Ayia Napa and is considered one of the most beautiful places on the island offering sightseeing, cliff jumping and a variety of other activities. All the beaches in Ayia Napa have the Blue Flag for their excellent cleanliness and with nearly all round sun this is a great destination for a holiday.
The Square, central to the town, has many restaurants, night clubs and shops, such as The Castle Club, Club Sin, and Nikita's Steak House. Here the night life is at its height!
Ayia Napa is popular with families too there are many good hotels in Ayia Napa with kids' clubs, big swimming pools and safe beaches, as well as self-catering apartments.
The variety of accommodation is extensive, from top class hotels, to beautiful self catering units. There is something for everyone here in the Cypriot sun. Just a few: Grecian Bay - well placed on Ayia Napa’s beachfront with indoor and outdoor pools, spa facilities, and tennis courts, Thalassines Beach Villas offers self-contained villas directly on the shores of Ayia Napa, Callisto offers gardens and a lagoon pool with self-contained accommodation on Nissi Beach, The Hotel Adams Beach is directly on one of the best beaches, the list will go on but you can see that there is lots of opportunity to make your break just what you want it to be.
If you can tear yourself away from the sun bed, WaterWorld in Ayia Napa is a Greek themed water park, the largest in Europe, with around 21 slides, rides and water drops. It can be expensive, discount vouchers are available, so look out for them !
If you want to do some exploring, car hire is easy and they drive on the left! There are quiet little beaches, the famous ancient sites and also the Troodos mountains in the centre of the island. Much to see and enjoy around and about.
Ayia Napa will offer you a very varied holiday, chose what interests you the most are there it will be!More information on Ayia Napa
HOTELS IN CYPRUS
Hotels in Cyprus are generally a level above what you find in Greece, and the choice of hotels and apartments in Cyprus across all resorts is vast.
Cyprus is the third largest of the Greek Islands and most certainly one the most popular, a jewel in the Mediterranean sea.
With history stretching back to ancient Greece and before, wonderful weather all year round and a huge choice of resorts, small villages and fabulous beaches and lively nightlife you won’t want to leave!
Although the sea might be too strong to actually swim around the rock of Aphrodite, near Paphos, the legend of a beautiful maiden emerging from the surf is enough! You can’t travel through the island without realizing that Aphrodite has a connection because of all the tavernas and restaurants named after her.
Kourion on the south coast is a most important ancient site. It has a wonderful theatre, with spectacular views over the Mediterranean. Paphos, in the south west, has many interesting finds and the Roman mosaics should not be missed.
The island offers a choice of destinations from the major cities of Nicosia, Limassol, Paphos and Larnaca to the night life of Ayia Napa. All offer good quality hotels, many with enviable beach front locations to smaller tavernas and a choice of self catering options.
Watching the sun set over the blue sea from your hotel balcony before an exciting high quality meal is a wonderful experience.
The beach and the warm sea provide many of the island’s joys, from sun bathing to water sports to boat trips and even sand castle building!
Many hotels offer an all inclusive deal, so you don’t have to worry about the bill. Or you might prefer bed and breakfast, leaving you free to explore and enjoy the many different restaurants across the island.
Car hire is easy to arrange and so you can go exploring. They drive on the same side of the road as the UK, so that’s a bit easier too. Try the Troodos mountains, right in the middle of the island. Here you will find mountain resorts, Byzantine monasteries and churches with charming mountain villages clinging to terraced hill slopes. Be a bit careful, the mountains are a well known skiing area in winter, so the weather can be very different to the coast.
There are two major airports, Larnaca and Paphos so transfer times are usually fairly short to most resorts.
A warm Greek welcome awaits all visitors to the island, go try the local KEO beer or maybe a strong coffee in the warm sun. More information on Cyprus
Protaras and Paralimni are a true family destination, here the soft sands and friendly atmosphere lure people year after year.
Protaras is located in the south east of Cyprus and is neighbours with the town of Paralimni. Despite having a large number of hotels, bars and clubs, the town manages to keep its family atmosphere. Here the sandy beaches such as Fig Tree Bay carry the blue flag of the tourist authority. With plenty of accommodation options from fully catered to B&B and room only there is something to suit every budget.
The beaches up and down the coast offer the usual array of water sports and the nearby water parks will be popular with the children. Head along the coastline and you can stroll along cliff tops amongst the wild flowers that bloom in the spring. Or go for a trek up to the Ayios Ilias church for the best vistas out over Protaras. More information on Protaras and Paralimni
Sharing the same beach Paralimni is quickly becoming a popular modern town. Head out of the modern town centre with its wide tree lined streets and park. Pass the many houses with their brightly coloured gardens which are filled with orchids, bougainvillea and fig trees. Escape into the country and the red soil is dotted with windmills, once used to draw water from underground wells.
If you are looking to party then Protaras boasts a number of pubs and clubs although it cannot compete with neighbouring Agia Napa for top name DJ’s. With this in mind most families choose to stay on the outskirts of the town and make the most of the wonderful beaches, water parks and activity clubs that will keep the children entertained for days.
For a change of scenery take a day trip to the capital of Nicosia. Nicosia has been the capital of Cyprus since the 12th century and is now the only divided city in Europe. The modern tree lined avenues show a change from its historical past while the quaint old town still pulls in the tourists. Here the many squares and cafes are good places for people watching and the old buildings provide a scenic backdrop.
For a summer break to remember, then the sun and sea of Cyprus is guaranteed to deliver. Here the golden sands, warm waters and delicious food will leave you wanting more. Whether you come here on an all inclusive package or choose a room only deal there is so much to do. Come to Cyprus and let the fun begin.