Destination guide

See exciting festivals and concerts from an Ayia Napa villa

Ayia Napa is one of the most popular destinations for travellers in all of Cyprus. While the beaches and waters can certainly be exciting, the area is more widely known for its festivals. The Ayia Napa International Festival showcases a culturally rich programme of theatre performances, concerts and folk dancing from local Cypriots and foreigners alike. There are other attractions available year-round like the Ayia Napa Sculpture Park and ancient Greece-themed WaterWorld water park. As a resort area, luxury villas in Cyprus are prevalent, but you can also find affordable options.

Things to do

Attractions near Ayia Napa holiday lettings

Ayia Napa's got all sorts. A splash in the emerald-sapphire waters of the Blue Lagoon – a natural inlet of refreshing Mediterranean Sea – could be the perfect thing to cure that lingering hangover from the night before. Others might prefer to hit the gushing slides and fountains and twirling rides of WaterWorld, a spine-tingling adventure park that's got attractions for the whole family. Others will content themselves with thought-provoking tours of Ayia Napa Monastery, standing with pretty Venetian touches and rows of trees in the heart of the town.


What to do near Ayia Napa holiday homes

Whether you've opted for a luxury villa on Cape Greco or a simple Ayia Napa holiday rental between the bustling streets of the town centre, you're never too far from a sunny stretch of sand in this corner of Cyprus. You can set the towel down and splash in the turquoise waters of Konnos Bay or famous Fig Tree Bay – and that's just 2 of the tons of options. At night, be sure to return to the infamous Square, where big-name DJs adorn the stages of pulsing clubs. It's likely you'll still be dancing when the sun rises.


Best time to travel to Ayia Napa holiday homes

Ayia Napa is a chameleon of a town, fluctuating between hedonistic getaway and relaxing seaside resort. The time of year you choose to visit can change the side you see. The late-night dancers and world-class DJs tend to come for the high summer, hitting the decks and filling the bar-laden drags from June to August. That leaves spring and autumn, months like May and September, to the sunseekers – those are great times to look for Ayia Napa holiday rentals by the beach.

Natural features

Ayia Napa is hemmed by coastal gems

Ayia Napa's beaches are what first put it on the map. Starting with the secluded coves and pine-topped cliffs of the Cape Greco National Forest Park in the east, they range from the wide and powdery stretches of Konnos Bay to the body-filled sands of Nissi Beach, set to the rollicking tunes of big-name DJ acts during the summer months. At some points, the coast turns into rock-ringed lagoons where see-through waters lap in the inlets. At others, it juts out into the Med, offering glimpses of fish schools darting back and forth.


Best beaches near Ayia Napa holiday homes

The beaches of Ayia Napa are one of its biggest attractions. Holiday rentals are available near places like Makronissos beach, a charming beach with fine sand and clear waters near an ancient burial site, and Landa Beach, a golden-sand beach with turquoise waters and seaside amenities. You’ll also enjoy Nissi Beach, an idyllic sand beach with translucent water and vibrant sea life for snorkelling.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Ayia Napa

The nearest airport is in Larnaca (LCA-Larnaca Intl.), located 22.4 mi (36.1 km) from the city centre.

Family friendly

Family fun near Ayia Napa holiday homes

Ayia Napa has plenty of kid-friendly attractions for a family trip. Holiday homes are available near places like WaterWorld Themed Waterpark, an aquatic park with an ancient Greek theme with wave pools and children’s play areas, and Thalassa, a museum with exhibits on fossils and seafaring history. Kids will also like Parko Paliatso Luna Park, an amusement park with rides and games for all ages.

How many holiday rentals are available around Ayia Napa?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,173 holiday lettings around Ayia Napa. From 1,334 villas to 436 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in Ayia Napa?

Nothing compares to the feeling of sand beneath your feet and salt on your skin. It's time to rally your posse for some lively beach action. HomeAway has 507 beachside rental homes. Alternatively, you might like to try something a bit different. HomeAway has oodles of choices, including:

  • 472 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 268 resort holiday accommodation options.
  • 178 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a villa in Ayia Napa?

Whether you're planning a family get-together, a getaway with friends or a big celebration, there's plenty of room for everyone when you book a private villa. Just make sure you call dibs on the best bedroom! In this destination, you'll find 1,211 options to choose from. Rates start at £64 per night. If that doesn't fit with your family's taste, we've got a range of different self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • Apartment: 388 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £21 per night.
  • House: 289 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £43 per night.
  • Cottage: 114 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £386 per night.

Can I stay in Ayia Napa in a large group?

There's nothing more exciting than staying somewhere totally new with friends and family. And the best news is HomeAway has some places to suit large groups. The leading option for larger groups here are villa holiday rentals, and you'll find 439 currently listed. Rental properties around this area that are perfect for large groups include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we offer 1,204 properties just right for that size. Spend a night from just £16.
  • After a rental property for 8 guests? We have 335 that will be perfect. Prices start from £74 a night.
  • Hunting down rental properties to suit 5 guests? You'll be delighted to find out we have 235 that'll be perfect. You can get one from just £28 a night.

You and your crew will be in good hands when you arrange your Ayia Napa getaway with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Ayia Napa?

HomeAway has plenty of excellent cost-conscious holiday rentals. Treat your posse to an extravagant night out or extend your holiday with the cash you'll have leftover. You always know there's an amazing deal just waiting to be snatched up in or around Ατόπετρες. With 340 holiday rentals available at an average price of £195 a night, staying in this well-known area is bound to get your trip started on the right foot!