All Things Ayia Napa
Ayia Napa is a tourist resort at the far eastern end of the southern coast of Cyprus. Ayia Napa lies near Cape Greco at the eastern part of Cyprus, south of Famagusta, and forms part of a larger area known as Kokkinochoria ("Red Villages", a name derived from the vivid red colour of the soil). It is a town of the Famagusta District, in the remaining Greek-controlled southern part of the district. Ayia Napa is about 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) from Protaras, which has also been developed as a tourist destination.
Ayia Napa is home to superb golden sand beaches. The town has 27 beaches, of which 14 have been awarded the Blue Flag award, the island itself also has the second highest amount of Blue Flags in the world, Nissi Beach topped the TripAdvisor list of the best beaches in Europe. In 2017, Makronissos Beach was chosen by Travel Weekly as the third best beach for Cyprus and Greece. In 2018, it was announced that Nissi Beach ranked third in the list of the most popular beaches on instagram. A CNN feature ranked Nissi Beach as the best beach to visit for the month of July 2018.