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This famous beach resort has won devotion and popularity among many tourists due to its amazing landscapes, unforgettable beaches, wide selection of entertainments and high quality service. Tourists can always choose from several fully equipped beaches and visit one of entertainment parks or sports complexes.
The restaurants of the city are a perfect place to relax. Each dining facility is distinguished not only by its original menu, but also by unique atmosphere. The basis of the menu of … Open
Water Park remains one of the most visited places on Ayia Napa. Every day enjoyable performances, in which you can see trained dolphins, take place here. Each year several festivals and many carnivals are held in Ayia Napa, but the most famous and colorful remains the Festival of Ayia Napa, which takes place in the end of September. The resort is perfect for tourists with kids, who will definitely enjoy visiting the Dinosaur Park and the newly renovated aqua park WaterWorld. Each year the territory of WaterWorld is expanded and new attractions, pools and slides are added to it. The park is officially called the largest one in whole Europe and such wide choice of attractions cannot be found in any other country of the world.
In addition to this Ayia Napa is famous for its nightlife and clubs. The choice of discotheques and night clubs is really wide and a person with any taste will find entertainment here. Ayia Napa beaches are a paradise for surfing lovers and scuba diving fans. Divers will find here rich underwater life with numerous caves, rocks, remains of ancient ships and amphorae. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Local people are emotional, friendly, hospitable, and religious people. They are very responsive, and always ready to help, so do not hesitate to ask them for any kind of assistance. On the … Open
The main architectural sight of the resort is a monastery built in the 16th century. It is located on one of the local rocks and is surrounded by a beautiful park. The yard in front of the monastery is made of marble and decorated with a magnificent fountain. The town also has several museums, the most notable of which are the National Museum and the Marine Museum. In the first one you will find prehistoric artifacts and other discoveries of archeologists, and the second museum contains rich collection of the local flora and fauna.
In the immediate vicinity of the resort is an interesting nature reserve - the Cape Greco. It occupies an area of 380 hectares, and provides a great choice of tourist. You can simply take a stroll around the park and admire its inhabitants, or you can go on a cycling tour in search of the most beautiful places. Within the reserve there are several limestone caves, which can only be seen at low tide. These caves attract many visitors including divers. Cape Greco is considered one of the most romantic places in the world. There is a beautiful arch, which is called "Bridge of Love", and even an old church, which hosts wedding ceremonies. 
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. … Open
Among the historical attractions of Ayia Napa, the Venetian monastery stands out. The history of the monastery building is fascinating; a few hundred years ago, a dense forest was located in its place. It was later cut down, leaving just one sycamore tree alive. It continues to grow in the territory of the monastery and now the old tree impresses with its size. According to the tradition, the monastery was founded directly over the cave where the locals once found an icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Monastery is remarkable from an architectural point of view, as it is partly carved into the rock. Today it is a very intriguing museum. 
For those fond of exceptional excursions suitable attractions are also present, for example, the donkey farm. This small farm is always welcome to visitors, and, for a small fee interesting tours can be. Guests of the farm will be able to see the conditions in which animals are bred, and to even look after them. A nice addition to the vacation will be a small donkey riding tour, which will take place around the nearby farms. 
Ayia Napa will surprise fans of noisy discos, hot clubs, and night bars by widest choice of diverse entertaining facilities. In summer, during the peak tourist season, Castle night club … Open
In the eastern part of the resort is the original Sculpture Park. Here the coast shows some interesting sculptures in the antique style, which look very impressive on the background of the rocky landscape. The park is always quiet and peaceful, and there are plenty of places for a private vacation. Many tourists come here specially to make unusual commemorative photos.
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Sights around Ayia Napa from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Choirokoitia

From the series “Remains of the First Ancient Cities”
About 600 people lived in the ancient city during its heyday. Locals were engaged in farming and cattle breeding. Numerous studies have shown that the cult of the dead was widespread among locals. Burials were formed directly under the floor of residential buildings. Many items were found by researchers in the burial sites. These were jewelry, weapons, utensils, and other artifacts. The main attraction of the archaeological area is considered to be the foundation of ancient dwellings today. Researchers found human images on some stone fragments. They are the oldest found on the territory of Cyprus. … Read further

Famagusta

From the series “Abandoned Places of the Earth with Distinct Marks of Civilization”
During this period, its area has grown substantially, and the population reached a record of 40 000 people. The city had a highly developed industrial sector. There were large factories producing tobacco, food, clothing, and transport equipment. The tourist industry raised significant funds too. In 1974, Turkish troops invaded the city. It was empty in a few days. Now it is slowly being destroyed under the influence of the moist sea climate. … Read further
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Red Carnation Opens Its First Hotel in Scotland

The “Explorers’ Club’, which will be available to residents only, offers authentic Scottish experiences. It features a wine wall with over 200 bottles of the finest wine and a collection of the most famous Scottish whiskies on another wall. A carefully curated menu contains exclusive treats, delicious cocktails with Scotland’s “liquid gold”, and everlasting classics. The hotel will have a 2:1 staff ratio to provide truly the best service. The Red Carnation hotel in Edinburgh will officially open its doors in April 2022. Read this

20.10.2021

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