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Famous sandy beach in Cyprus: where to find and how to get there

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Arguably, this is the most famous beach in Cyprus, featured on postcards and in all promotional brochures.

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Nissi Beach

Nissi Beach, located near Ayia Napa on the southeast coast of Cyprus, is one of the most picturesque and popular spots on the island. Known for its stunning beauty, Nissi Beach will impress you with its white sand washed by the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The beach is named after a small islet, Nissi, located a few meters from the shore, which can be reached on foot through shallow waters, making it a unique feature.

The beach is surrounded by lush greenery, and various beach bars and restaurants will help you relax even more, where visitors can enjoy refreshing drinks and local delicacies. Nissi Beach is also a center for water sports such as windsurfing, jet skis, and stand-up paddleboarding. Here, both adventure enthusiasts and those seeking relaxation will find activities to their liking.

How to get to Nissi Beach

By Car

The easiest way to get to Nissi Beach is by car. From Larnaca, it is about a 45-minute drive on the A3 highway. There is a spacious parking lot near the beach.

By Public Transport

Regular buses run from the center of Ayia Napa to Nissi Beach, taking about 10 minutes. Buses from Larnaca and other major cities also travel to Ayia Napa, making it quite easy to reach the beach by public transport.

By Taxi

Taxi is a convenient and comfortable option for travelers. And if you are traveling in a group, a taxi ride from Ayia Napa or Larnaca to Nissi Beach is relatively inexpensive, within 50 euros.

Car Rental

The most convenient option that does not restrict your freedom is car rental.

You can view the location of the beach on the map below the text.

What to see around Nissi Beach

Nissi Beach itself is a stunning place, but in its vicinity, you will find many attractions and entertainment options.

Agia Napa Monastery

Located in the heart of the city, this historic monastery dates back to the 16th century. It features beautiful gardens and a tranquil atmosphere, allowing you to appreciate Cyprus' rich cultural heritage.

Makronissos Beach

Another famous Cypriot beach, just a few minutes' drive from Nissi Beach, Makronissos Beach is another beautiful place known for its golden sands and clear waters. It is a bit quieter than Nissi.

Cape Greco National Park

A few minutes' drive from Nissi Beach is Cape Greco - a stunning natural park with hiking trails, sea caves, and breathtaking viewpoints. The park is ideal for nature lovers and offers some of the best snorkeling and diving spots in Cyprus.

WaterWorld Themed Water Park

To spend a fun day with the whole family, visit WaterWorld, one of the largest themed water parks in Europe. Located near Nissi Beach, it includes a variety of water attractions and entertainments inspired by Greek mythology.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit Nissi Beach?

The best time to visit Nissi Beach is from May to October when the weather is warm and sunny. However, this is also the busiest time, so arrive early to secure a good spot.

Is Nissi Beach awarded the Blue Flag?

Yes, Nissi Beach is awarded the prestigious "Blue Flag" year after year for the cleanliness and convenience of various services. By the way, here is our selection of Cyprus beaches awarded the Blue Flag.

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