Nissi Beach, Cyprus

Nissi Beach in Ayia Napa

Nissi Beach is a snow-white beach surrounded by mountains, sea cliffs and picturesque islands. The best DJs of Europe perform on its territory, crazy parties are held, concerts and cultural events are held. There are also provided conditions for family vacations, games, water sports.

Beach description

Nissi is a sandy beach in Ayia Napa with the following advantages:

  • fine-grained sand of snow-white color;
  • green territory: lush palm trees, exotic shrubs, British lawn;
  • transparent water of bright blue color with a soft bottom;
  • calm weather, a smooth set of depth and an almost complete absence of waves;
  • large size - the length of the coast exceeds 500 m, and its width reaches 30 m;
  • perfect microclimate - 270 days a year here the bright sun and cloudless sky reigns.

The beach consists of several parts. The central area was given to party-goers - there are foam parties, DJs perform, and concerts are held here. The eastern zone of Nissi was chosen by couples and fans of "lazy relaxation". It serves as a place for sunbathing, tasting beach cocktails, socializing. Beach soccer and volleyball matches are held in the western corner. There are ideal conditions for leisurely walks.

A hundred meters from the seashore is a tiny island. It attracts single tourists who want to retire to nature and sunbathe naked. It can be reached by a narrow strip of shore. You may need a boat during high tides.

The tourists are fond of the beach for exemplary cleanliness, safe swimming conditions, and low crime rates. Local landscapes deserve special attention - a beautiful view of the tropical island, tourist liners, and picturesque mountains opens from the seashore. The following fact speaks about the popularity of Nissi: this is the 3rd most photographed beach in Europe according to Instagram. There are only 2 disadvantages: seaweed and high prices.

The beach is popular with different audiences. Single tourists, fans of water sports, club party people, gastronomic tourists relax here. The local shore is full by 11 a.m. On weekends and holidays, the best places are sorted out as early as 9:00.

Nissi is a center of water sports. His guests enjoy surfing and windsurfing, exploring the surroundings on board yachts and sightseeing boats, frolic on bananas and cheesecakes. Also, fans of water skiing, parasailing (parachuting) and diving are resting here. There id interesting fact: Nissi takes 25th place in the list of TOP-50 beaches in the world according to the Flight Network, Canada’s largest travel agency.

When is it better to go?

The holiday season begins in Cyprus at the end of April, when the water in the sea warms up enough to feel comfortable for swimming. June – is the most comfortable month for relaxation: the temperature is pleasant, up to 26 to 30 degrees, the sea breeze freshes and tones up. In July-August, the island becomes too thick and glowing, but in September-October, comfortable conditions turn back again. 

Video: Beach Nissi


The 4-star hotel Nissi Beach Resort operates on the beach with the following amenities:

  1. fitness room;
  2. restaurant;
  3. SPA center;
  4. bar;
  5. regular and indoor pools;
  6. dry cleaning and laundry;
  7. conference and business rooms.

The hotel complex has a well-kept garden, tennis court, guest terraces, an open-air banquet hall. The hotel offers free parking, powerful WI-FI, airport transfer.

All rooms Nissi Beach Resort are air-conditioned, have refrigerators, large-format TVs. The hotel has rooms for people with disabilities, apartments for families and non-smoking tourists.

There is a bar and a fish restaurant on the beach, there are more than a hundred sun loungers and sun umbrellas. For vacationers, shower rooms with fresh water, toilets, dressing cabins are installed. Within a radius of 500 meters from Nissi is a Greek restaurant, snack bar, Hut pizzeria, 10+ hotels, apartments and villas. There is also a scuba diving store, a shopping center, gas stations and ATMs.

The beach is located 2.5 km from the center of Ayia Napa. You can get here by bus, taxi, or private transport.

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Useful information

The best time to visit the beach is early September. During this period, good weather persists, prices for hotels are reduced, crowds of tourists disappear.

The beach participates in ratings:

2 place in rating Europe 12 place in rating TOP-100 of the best beaches in the world 2 place in rating Cyprus 15 place in rating TOP 20 of the most beautiful beaches in Europe 25 place in rating TOP-50: Best sandy beaches in Europe 1 place in rating Larnaca 2 place in rating Ayia Napa 2 place in rating Protaras 3 place in rating The best sandy beaches in Cyprus 4 place in rating Sandy beaches in Paphos 2 place in rating Cyprus beaches with white sand 16 place in rating The best white sand beaches in Europe
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