Ayia Napa Beaches

Nissi beach in Ayia Napa

Nissi Beach

Located 3.3 km west of the centre of Ayia Napa, the 600-metre long beach of Nissi Beach is among the most famous in the region, attracting large crowds with its alluring combination of beautiful coast, music, bars and beach parties. Covered in fine, golden sands, the beach is formed inside a natural bay, and has shallow and calm seawaters, that are sheltered against winds. It forms part of the larger Nissi Beach area, and takes its name from the small island (‘nissi’ in Greek) that is located nearby.

Facilities on the beach include toilets, changing rooms, sun beds, umbrellas, water sports facilities, beach bars, a diving school and organised events, whilst there a variety of accommodation, restaurants and kiosks in the area. Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the beach in April, May, September and October, and in June, July and August.

Access is easy by foot, bike or car, and there are car-parking facilities. The beach also offers disabled access.

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Nissi beach in Ayia Napa

Pantachou (Grecian Bay) Beach

Located east of the harbour of Ayia Napa, the 1.2 km long beach of Pantachou is the longest coastal strip in the region, starting from the harbour and stretching all the way to the beach of Glyki Nero. The long, natural bay is covered in fine, golden sands and its crystal-clear seawaters are relatively calm.

Facilities on the beach include toilets, changing rooms, sun beds, umbrellas and water sports facilities, whilst there a variety of accommodation, restaurants and kiosks in the area. Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the beach in April, May, September and October, and in June, July and August.

Access is easy by foot, bike or car, and there are car-parking facilities.

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Makronissos Beach in Ayia Napa

Makronissos Beach

Located 5 km from the centre of Ayia Napa, the 350-metre long beach of Makronisos is actually a picturesque cluster of three bays, stretching from the well-sheltered Makronisos Beach. With fine, golden sands and relatively calm, crystal clear seawaters, the small bays extend in different directions; out to the west, the southwest and the southeast. The southwestern part is within a special protected area of the Natura 2000 network.

Facilities on the beach include toilets, changing rooms, sun beds, umbrellas and water sports facilities, whilst there is a convenience store located close by. The general area also has a variety of restaurants and kiosks. Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the beach from April – October.

Access is easy by foot, bike or car, and there are car-parking facilities.

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Ayia Thekla Beach in Ayia Napa

Ayia Thekla Beach

Located 6,5 km west of Ayia Napa, the 300-metre long beach of Agia Thekla is a beautiful coastal stretch that is located within the SPA (special protected area) of the Natura 2000 network. The beach is named after the saint Agia Thekla, to whom the nearby carved temple and the new white church are dedicated. As a sandy, natural beach, it has a rocky bottom covered in fine, golden sands, and its crystal-clear seawaters are relatively calm.

Facilities on the beach include toilets, changing rooms, sun beds, umbrellas and water sports facilities, whilst there is a convenience store located close by, and the general area has a variety of restaurants and kiosks. Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and first aid services are stationed at the beach from April – October. The beach offers a special wheelchair at the lifeguard tower to help disabled persons enter the sea with assistance from the lifeguards.

Access is easy by foot, bike or car, and there are car-parking facilities.

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