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Area: 9,251 sq km
Capital: Nicosia
Language: Greek, Turkish
Currency: Euro
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Population: 784,301
Coastline: 648 sq km

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Agia Napa

Agia Napa is a land where the world's colors meet and harmonize, where different languages echo across the horizon and where hearts are one and welcoming. Discover golden sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Enjoy all the latest water sports: water-skiing, motor boats, sailing, canoes, pedals, wind-surfing, scooters, speed-boats, parachutes, scuba-diving and more. Challenge your strength and endurance and possibly discover new realms of potential within.

Geographically, Agia Napa lies near Cape Greco in the eastern part of Cyprus, just south of Famagusca and forms part of a larger area known as Kokktnochoria (a name derived from the red colour of its soil.)

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You may wonder where the name of Agia Napa is derived. The word 'Napa' is archaic and it means "wooded - valley". In ancient times this area was covered with thick forest. According to local legend, the now renowned original icon was accidentally discovered by a hunter in hot pursuit of his prey. Upon discovery, the icon was named the Virgin Mary of Agia Napa, The present monastery, built in 1SOOAD, was built around the cave in honour of the Virgin Mary of Agia Napa.

According to local belief, no one lived within close vicinity of Agia Napa until 1970. The first inhabitants who actually appeared and settled were twenty men from Salonica and Greece. They then formed the village of Agia Napa.

Agia Napa is mentioned for the first time in 1366 A.D by Leontios Mahaeras (a Cypriot choreographer). It is mentioned by him for a second time in 1373 in his account of the shipwreck of five Venetian ships loaded with booty, which the Venetians had stolen during the looting of Cyprus. The next mention of Agia Napa is encountered in Venetian documents and maps of the 16th century. Due to the lack of sufficient historical evidence, this study is based mostly on archaeological findings and local legend.

Agia Napa will stay on the map, the main reason been British tourists. The town does not cater in any sort of culture. To discover local culture you will have to explore the rest of Cyprus.

Over the years Agia Napa has grown into a popular holiday resort with its beautiful beaches and tourist attractions. It has grown and grown with its crystal blue sea and golden sands.The coast of Agia Napa is considered as the finest, regarding beaches in Cyprus. Extensive sandy beaches cover the area which attracts the majority of tourists. Dining out is a very popular pastime in Agia Napa. Traditional Cypriot food is served in colorful charming tavernas. There are also many restaurants specializing in Italian, Chinese, Indian and French cuisine. For a quick snack, there are many cafes, bars and pubs.

Agia Napa has become popular with visitors from all over the world. Today it is better known for its night clubs and bars, catering for all age groups. Nightclubs, Discos, Bars and Bouzouki Clubs are open until the early hours of the morning. Most hotels have live entertainment in the evenings where Greek nights are often held.

Agia Napa has so much to offer whether you're young or old.The island is only a 90minute drive long allowing you to visit anywhere on the island in a day trip. This is especially recommended for those of you more interested in Cypriot culture and tradition. You will receive everything from Cypriot hospitality to a really enjoyable holiday. This is our ultimate goal,good food, good service and great hospitality. Cyprus is an island to be enjoyed by all who visit her.

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