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Culture of Ayia Napa. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

A magnificent Venetian monastery is the main symbol of the city. The monastery was built in the 16th century. The beautiful old building simply strikes visitors with its unique architecture. Of course, a cozy inner yard remains the main distinctive feature of the medieval monastery. Here visitors will see old trees and an indoor fountain. Many interesting legends are connected with the fountain. It is believed that the fountain was built in honor of one of the nuns. The girl came from a noble family, but she fell in love with a poor guy. In order to escape from her unhappy love affair, the young beauty was forced to move to a monastery.
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I you want to get acquainted with the history of the city, an excursion to the local museum will be the best decision. A large of the museum’s exhibition is devoted to a huge collection of prehistoric weapons, which have been found by archaeologists in the vicinity of Ayia Napa. Some artifacts among the tools present there belong to the Bronze Age. Travelers from all over the world come to this museum to see the priceless artifacts exhibited in the museum. There are many other interesting attractions in the city’s suburbs. Travellers traditionally have much interest towards Paralimni village, in the territory of which work several craft shops. Local craftsmen make excellent pottery vases, pots, utensils and other home decorations. The main square of the city is the location of souvenir shops, which are always full of visitors – the pottery made in Paralimni has become one of the most popular souvenirs.
Fans of hiking and outdoor recreation will be interested in visiting Cape Greco. The majestic cliffs look very impressive and create a unique contrast with the azure coast. Here tourists are able to see the ruins of medieval castles, which will also be interesting to fans of exciting excursions. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The main street of Ayia Napa is famous for its sculptural composition “I love Ayia Napa”, behind which you can see a beautiful fountain. A little further and you will come across the Monastery of the Blessed Virgin. This place in turn, is famous for its interesting stained glass windows. It is huge and attracts attention (after the sculptural composition, of course) immediately. Here, everything smells of old; the monastery, and even the olive tree (which is considered the oldest tree in the whole region). There is a small church on the territory of the monastery, also worthy of a visit. And nearby you can find a cozy park, where you can take shelter from the sun.
In front of the Municipality building you can discover something that is not usually expected to be seen in front of such buildings – that is, street art. Even the water tank is in mosaics – what an interesting original district it turned out to be! There is another place that romantic people will find fascinating, the so-called “Bridge of Love”. Having climbed the bridge, you can see unimaginably beautiful views of the open spaces of the sea. However, the views from the ship to the bridge are incidentally impressive too. This is an ideal place for photo shoots, and of course, to spend an evening in the company of your better half.
The city is full of interesting churches. First and foremost, it is worth noting the church of St. Epiphany, where, among other things, there are interesting views of the sea. It was built in the Byzantine style and is very attention-grabbing in terms of interior design. Despite the fact that the temple is small, the cross above it draws attention right away, so you cannot confuse it with anything. Another interesting church where you can come for a special feeling of peace is the St. Georges Chapel. She is quiet, small, and has very beautiful icons.
For inquisitive tourists, the location of the archaeological site on Makronissos beach will be a discovery. The place brings to mind the ancient Roman times in the history of Cyprus, whereas the ruins represent the burial spots. There are 19 crypts in total. Another monument that brings to mind the rule of ancient Rome is the aqueduct. It is located on the territory of the park Porco. Besides the fact that this is a wonderful historical place, beautiful panoramic views of the sea coast open up from the aqueduct. To get acquainted with the history, it is also worth visiting several museums, like the Thalassa Municipal Museum, as well as the Farm House Agrotospito.
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There are also a lot of interesting sculptures in the city. There is even a special park called the Sculpture Park, where each monument is a work of art. You can therefore say that this is a kind of art gallery. Walking around the city, it is worth finding the mermaid, fisherman, farmer and farmer’s wife – these are all the sculptural structures of Ayia Napa. On the way to the Cape Greco National Forest Park, you will find the most interesting place for photo shoots, Juniper tree. Symbolically called the “Tree of Lovers”, it is chosen by couples. You should definitely feel the romance of the place along with your life partner.
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