Ayia Napa Beaches
Nissi beach is probably the most popular beach in the whole of Cyprus. It consists of 2 connecting beaches one large one (very busy) and a smaller one (more secluded). Nissi beach is famed for its beautiful golden sand and clean crystal clear waters. Enjoy your drinks in one of the sand bars there. The beach is located 3.5 kilometers West of Ayia Napa’s town centre. It is covered with fine golden sand and it is well sheltered from the winds, hence the mild waves. It is a beach with a rocky formation on its central and Western part. On the Eastern side of the beach, there is a small islet located a short distance from the coastline (45 metres). Due to the low-depth water between the small islet and the main coast, but also due to the relatively short distance between these two points and the effect of the coastal waves, we observe the union of the beach with the island through the formation of a unique sand lane. This phenomenon is remarkable and is considered a landmark, both for Ayia Napa and for Cyprus in general. In the immediate area there are accommodation facilities available for rent, restaurants, a kiosk, and family friendly bars.
Makronisos Beach lies 5 km west from Ayia Napa’s centre. It is a golden sandy beach, covered with waves of average intensity. The beach was originally formed by a cluster of small bays. The small bays extend towards different directions; the first is Westerly, the second Southwest, and the third Southeastwards. There are accommodation facilities available for rent, restaurants, a kiosk, and other conveniences in the area. You can also visit the Necropolis (ancient city) of Makronisos and walk eastwards towards the beach Vathia Yonia, or head west towards Ayia Thekla beach.
MAKRONISSOS BEACH (Small)
Makronissos Beach (small) , which has a water park nearby, is a long golden sand coastline flanked by two bays- an ideal atmosphere for relaxation. Children enjoy this beach especially due to its shallow waters which reach far in to the sea. It is easily accessible via Nissi Avenue including a bus stop.
Located to the East of Agia Napa Konnos bay stands out from within the Cape Greco national Park. Found in between Protaras and Agia Napa the beach is prominent for its white sands and crystal water. Flanked by rocky hills full of pine trees the road to the beach offers excellent opportunities for amazing photographs. Access is also via the Grecian Park Hotel above. Special plastic sun beds tailor-made for this beach and which can be used on water, are available for rent. Many yachters drop anchor here to relax for hours.
AYIA THEKLA BEACH
Ayia Thekla is great beach, nice and quiet and good facilities. This beach has clear waters and is good for snorkelling. Whenever in Ayia Napa a visit to Thekla beach is a must! Nice and quiet, clean and suitable for people of all ages. The lagoon like bay is a special feature and brings your mind to places far more exotic. Ayia Thekla is a small beach named after the old small church which is there. Situated a few kilometres from Ayia Napa, it is covered with fine golden sand.
SANDY BAY BEACH (Vathia Gonia)
Sandy Bay has fine white sands and gently shelving waters. It is popular with families and is more low key and quieter than its busy neighbour. There are watersports available including motorboats, jetskis and parasailing and the rocky headlands on either side of the bay attract snorkelling enthusiasts and divers. A handful of beachside restaurants offer a good choice of dining options as well as snacks and drinks.
GRECIAN/GLYKI NERO BEACH
Grecian bay is the main beach in Agia Napa and the closest to its centre. Known by several names including Glyki Nero (the official name which translated means ‘sweet water’) it is a long coastal line consisting of lovely fine white sand. It stretches west from the Ayia Napa sea caves to the harbor. Like some other beaches in Cyprus the clear waters run shallow far in to the sea- always exciting and fun for children! It has many luxury hotels lined up on it. Open air snack bars and other facilities for food and drink are waiting there to quench your thirst or fill your appetite after a relaxing swim.
The golden sand of Limanaki beach gently slopes in to the sea- you have to wade in a fair bit just to get knee deep, making it perfect for children and safe. There are large luxurious hotels along this coastline, with open air restaurants and snack bars. It is the most accessible from the centre of town. People of all ages come here to enjoy themselves. Enjoy the sun and the sea in a refreshing and laid back way.
Laying on the western tip of Ayia Napa it is popular for families with children. In the winter months various types of surfers come here when conditions are right.
Kermia is a humble sized bay (also called Limnara beach) also found in Cape Greco national park. You can go there via the road or walk there on the coastal path from Ayia Napa (a few kilometers away) to Cape Greco. You will also see rock pools found at the edges of the bay.
PERNERA BEACH AGIA NAPA
Pernera Beach is located at the opposite end from the harbour towards the edge of Sandy Bay Beach. It shelves gently into crystal clear seas making it very popular with families.
LATCHI ADAMS BEACH
Latchi beach is a small and quiet cove with golden sands which are a common trait with the beaches in Ayia Napa.
AMMOS TOY KAMPOURI BEACH
Ammos Tou Kampouri beach is a tiny beach and a peaceful place to swim with golden sands to lie down on.
The village of Liopetri encompasses a beautiful coastline. It is distanced from the hectic beaches of Agia Napa enabling visitors to enjoy the beach in tranquility. It also has the added bonus of being surrounded by picturesque hills.
Landa Beach is a long sandy beach in between Nissi and Macronissos beaches. It is sometimes referred to as Golden beach or Lanta beach by locals.The beach is well protected and quite deep so there is plenty of room but no natural shade. Sand dunes bank up the slope to the east and rock pools are found on both sides of the beach (Landa translates roughly as 'water pool').
Situated about 1,500 feet from Ayia Napa fishing harbor, Katsarka Beach is rocky with fine gravel spread throughout. These rocks continue from the land in to the sea. Access to here is easy.
- TROODOS MOUNTAINS
- CAPE GREKO NATIONAL PARK
- AKAMAS PENINSULA
- UNESCO CHURCHES
- WINE ROUTES
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