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When did Ayia Napa start?

When did Ayia Napa start?

A brief history of Ayia Napa From 1800 until 1974 the small village was home to few people, mostly fishermen and farmers. Following the Turkish invasion of 1974 refugees from the Famagusta area boosted the population and began to develop the town into the popular tourist centre it is today.

What is Ayia Napa known for?

Ayia Napa may possibly be the best-known town in Cyprus, celebrated for its sandy beaches and vibrant nightlife that attract families, newly-weds and enticing clubbers alike.

How many tourists visit Ayia Napa annually?

700,000 tourists
Ayia Napa is the largest tourist resort in Cyprus, with a 27,000-person-bed capacity and more than 175 hotels and apartments of all sizes. In 2017, the resort received over 700,000 tourists and accommodated 5 million overnight stays, representing approximately 30% of all Cyprus overnight stays.

When did tourism start in Cyprus?

Since the independence in 1960, tourism development has been accorded a very high degree of priority by the Cyprus Government.

What nationalities go to Ayia Napa?

Overall, Ayia Napa welcomes 31% of Russian visitors to Cyprus, 50% of Swedes, 30% of Ukrainians, 56% of Swiss visitors, 40% of Norwegians, 16% of Israelis and 12% of Germans. The breakdown shows that 40% of visitors to Ayia Napa are Russian and 17% are British.

Where is Ayia Napa Airport?

Larnaca Airport
Ayia Napa doesn’t have its own airport. The most convenient airport for flights to Ayia Napa is Larnaca Airport. It’s just over 36 miles from Ayia Napa, or 40 minutes by car. Ayia Napa is on Cyprus so you can fly to any of the airports on the island.

What types of tourists go to Cyprus?

Over 80% of visitors come from Northern, Western, and Eastern Europe, with British tourists remaining the most numerous. Several factors contribute to this, including widely spoken English, as well as the history of British colonialism and the presence of British military bases at Akrotiri and Dhekelia.

Where do Cyprus tourists come from?

The majority of tourist arrivals are from elsewhere in Europe. Over 80% of visitors come from Northern, Western, and Eastern Europe, with British tourists remaining the most numerous.

How does tourism affect Cyprus?

Tourism in numbers – Cyprus Tourism is a vital economic sector of Cyprus. Every year, approximately 2 million tourists visit Cyprus providing economic growth and employment for the country. In 2014, for instance, tourism revenue amounted to 2.44 billion Euros contributing approximately 14% to Cyprus’ GDP (8).

What airport is closest to Ayia Napa?

Nearest Airports to Ayia Napa

Distance from Ayia Napa Driving time (approx)
Larnaca Airport 36.1 miles 40Mins
Paphos Airport 106 miles 1Hr 45Mins
Ercan Airport 42.1 miles 1Hr 5Mins