Ayia Napa Shopping and Districts
(Ayia Napa, Famagusta, Cyprus)
As with all of the main towns and resorts spread around Cyprus
, Ayia Napa does not disappoint when it comes to shopping. Cyprus is known for its handicrafts and boutiques, while in Ayia Napa, the shops are interspersed with outlets selling designer sunglasses and watches.
When shopping in Ayia Napa you will also be able to purchase items such as cameras, jewellery and clothing, all of which tend to be very competitively priced and usually quite a bit cheaper than their equivalents in the UK. Cash point machines are never far away, and so bringing your plastic is a sensible way to manage your money.
When to Shop and Opening Hours
Many of the local shops and fashion boutiques in Ayia Napa are family run, being small in size and very friendly.
Most choose to open at 09:00 or 10:00 in the morning, and often do not close until as late as 22:00 or 23:00. However, do bear in mind that some shops close on Wednesday afternoons, that winter hours are shorter, and that Sunday is not usually a shopping day on Cyprus.
Where to Shop
Shops are easy to find in Ayia Napa and are often just a short stroll from the main hotels. Local markets offer a different way to look for souvenirs, selling everything from embroidered Cypriot linens and colourful ceramics, to delicate Lefkara lace and handmade jewellery.
If you are self-catering or simply shopping for a beach picnic, you will find that you will enjoy big savings if you head out of Ayia Napa and pay a visit to the supermarkets in nearby Paralimni. Buses run at regular intervals from the town square to Paralimni's supermarkets.