Ayia Napa (Αγία Νάπα; today officially transliterated into English as Agia Napa) is a resort on the far eastern end of the south coast of the island of Cyprus in Ammochostos province. In recent years it has changed from being a family holiday destination to being a party capital, similar to Ibiza. In particular, it has become popular as the summer holiday destination for followers of London's UK Garage music scene.
Ayia Napa is Greek for "Saint Napa", the patron saint of the town, whose Venetian-era monastery is in the center of the town, next to the square which today is the clubbing center. Agia Napa has become synonymous with clubbing on the island, and has attracted tourism from all over Europe because of the climate, beaches and the specific character of the scene that has built up here.
Ayia Napa is about 8 kilometers (5 miles) away from Protaras, a town that has recently seen similar development, but still manages to remain low-key and remains more favorable for families and Cypriot locals.