Top 3 Day Trips to Embark on From Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Nicosia, Cyprus
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Most tourists coming to Ayia Napa are there for its beautiful beaches and amazing nightlife, but the real magic happens once you step out of the city. Many of Cyprus’ most stunning attractions are located close to Ayia Napa, offering a wide variety of day trip destinations worth exploring.

Cape Greco

Cape Greco National Park is located a short ride away from Ayia Napa, and a visit to this resort town is incomplete if you don’t check it out. It’s home to some of the most stunning natural wonders that Cyprus has in store, from sea caves and Blue Lagoon to the nearby Konnos Beach.

Famagusta & Salamis

Ayia Napa is a part of the Famagusta District, and you’ll find many tours offering a trip to Famagusta and the ancient city of Salamis. The once-popular resort town Varosha is known as a “ghost town” and you can explore it during your visit, along with the old town of Famagusta, the home to the Venetian Walls, Saint Nicolas Church, and Othello Castle.


Cyprus is so small that you can embark on a day trip to pretty much any major city from Ayia Napa, so why not take a moment to visit the country’s capital? Nicosia is located just an hour away from this resort town, and it’s one of the best places to visit if you want to delve into the island’s rich history.