Shopping in Ayia Napa

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There are many tourist type shops in Ayia Napa, Possibly more than anywhere else on the island, but you will certainly find a huge selection of paraphernalia, much of which is the standard tourist fare of all Mediterranean regions, made in China and served up as local.

It is usually cheap enough though and fun if you hate shopping except whilst on holiday.

There are no major food supermarkets, you need to go to Paralimni for those, but there are many 'beriptero' a sort of 'mini market/newsagent/we sell everything shop' and although prices are racier than elsewhere it is the same the world over in tourist resorts.
Now that we have joined the Euro we are sure that everything will be rounded up, not down, and in a way it is a shame that the pound has gone for good, even though the general 20% increase on everything for the English made it look more expensive, at least they weren't daunted by a 'foreign currency'.

  You will find all the names in fast food restaurants, plenty of pubs and taverna s as well as Ayia Napa's famous disco's clubs and night spots. In the heat of summer it is a busy, throbbing, drunken tourist centre. In the mornings it is more sedate as most of the inhabitants are sleeping it off or roasting on the beach.

There is plenty to entertain the kids, with fun fairs and lunar parks. Mini golfs come and go, as do water sport centres, driving ranges, go carting and amusement arcades. There is a pretty little harbour, once the centre of the village, but now almost lost in the expanded beachfront which stretches for miles on either side of it. New villa complexes and apartment blocks have sprung up meaning that in the winter it can appear somewhat dead and deserted.

You will still find it reasonably well inhabited, it just doesn't seem like it because of the vast number of empty places, the people who winter here are spread quite thinly.

Have fun.


Shopping in Ayia Napa 

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