Ayia Napa is located east of Akrotiri and Dhekelia. Its sandy beaches make the city a popular tourist destination. The name Ayia Napa derives from a Venetian-era monastery of the same name that is located in the centre of the city. The name ‘Ayia Napa’ means ‘Saint of the Forest.’ The area is named after an icon of Our Lady of Napa, meaning Our Lady of the Forest. The name has been shortened to Ayia Napa.
A breath taking scene of fishing boats in the background together with enchanting fishing shelters and small harbours, all create an important part of the island’s connection to the sea, which also serves as an important source for fresh fish, served in taverns all over Cyprus.