The Ayia Napa and Protaras areas of Cyprus have some interesting facts – here are a few of them;
Ayia Napa was covered in a thick forest, with ‘Napa’ standing as the ancient Greek word for ‘wooded valley’.
It may be a tourist haven these days, known for its buzzing nightlife and white sand beaches, but years ago, Ayia Napa was nothing more than woodland. The area was in fact uninhabited, and visited only by hunters from neighbourhood villages!
Cyprus’ beaches have been continuously named the cleanest in Europe for the past decade
A total of 64 local coastlines received the Blue Flag certification in 2016 and many of these beaches are in the Ayia Napa and Protaras areas.