Ever-growing and ever-expanding, Cyprus’ holiday capital of Ayia Napa is a thriving, vibrant resort! In recent years, the Mediterranean city was recognized as a ‘Prime City Destination for Innovation’ by the European Business Assembly, reflecting its immense developments and high standing on the world stage.
In fact, the city’s former mayor Yiannis Karousos expressed his aim of making Ayia Napa ‘the most cosmopolitan tourist resort of the Mediterranean’ by 2030, an ambition he hopes to realise through a series of innovative, upscale developments.
As a result, there truly is no shortage of recreational activities and sights to see for the discerned traveller in Ayia Napa!
If you are lucky enough to be visiting in the coming days and months, have a look at our list of the city’s latest tourist attractions that are sure to impress:
The Museum of Underwater Sculptures
Inaugurated at the end of July 2021, the Museum of Underwater Sculptures in Ayia Napa (MUSAN) is the Mediterranean’s first underwater rainforest and museum! Located in a depth of 10 metres below the sea’s surface near Pernera Beach, a short 10-minute drive from our Vivo Mare Beachfront Villas, MUSAN boasts 130 sculptures crafted from natural sea materials, most of which were designed by celebrated British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor.
The sculptures will eventually transform into artificial coral reefs in the near future, further enriching MUSAN’s beauty and the area’s biodiversity.
If you are interested in scuba-diving and are planning on visiting Ayia Napa, MUSAN is a must-see!
Ayia Napa International Sculpture Park
Located on a scenic seaside hill 5 minutes away from the city centre, the open-air Ayia Napa Sculpture Park is a wonderful blend of both manmade and natural marvels! The Sculpture Park stretches across an area of 20,000 square metres and boasts a stunning collection of art pieces crafted by over 90 internationally renowned sculptors.
Be sure to also visit the adjacent Park of Mediterranean Plants, Cacti and Succulents which perfectly showcases Cyprus’ diverse flora.
At a construction cost of €300 million, the Ayia Napa Marina is Cyprus’ most ambitious project that is anticipated to contribute €1 billion to the Cypriot economy. With a mooring capacity for 600 yachts, the Marina aims to become the Mediterranean’s premier yachting destination.
The Marina’s commercial centre is also set to become a key social hub for the city, with recreational venues, dining establishments, cafés, retails stores, spa and fitness facilities, and yacht and beach clubs adorning its grounds. Although the Marina’s Commercial Village entered its pilot phase of operations earlier this May a few stores already open to the public, the project is set to be fully completed by 2023.
Nevertheless, the Marina’s port is fully operational and has become our charter yacht partner’s base of operations. If you wish to experience Ayia Napa to the fullest by booking a sunset cruise, the Ayia Napa Marina will become a focal point of your journey.
If you are looking for an upscale holiday experience in Ayia Napa and Protaras, our considerable collection of high-end villas is also a must-visit! Book your stay at SkyPrime Villas whilst still available.