Sun, surf, and smoking hot girls are de rigueur in Ayia Napa and our stag activities are expertly tailored to offer you the best nightlife, the wildest adventure sports, and the best restaurants on offer in Ayia Napa.
Official Language: Greek and English
Dialling Code: +357
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If you want your stag do to be one long endless party, fuelled by cheap booze and accompanied by a bevy of beautiful half naked women, in a destination where the sunshine is guaranteed – then Ayia Napa is the ideal spot for you. Located on the South East coast of Cyprus, Ayia Napa is an island paradise with an extreme amount of sex appeal. The long white sand beaches are amongst the best in Europe, with all day beach parties which include raunchy activities that would make your Granny turn in her grave. The Nightlife has an unequalled reputation; with top world class DJ’s spinning all genres of music from trance and house to hip hop and R&B.
Top Things to Do
- Soak up the sun at Nissi Beach: Not only is Nissi one of the best beaches in Cyprus, the hot spot also boasts an awesome beach-side bar, packed full of drunk party people dancing to the rocking tracks being spun by the resident DJ. This is where the party starts as the sun sets so make sure your stag group are in the right place when the action happens.
- Rent a Buggy or Quad Bike: This is an absolute MUST activity for any stag do in Ayia Napa. Not only are the quads fast, fun and liberating, they are also massively practical, and the perfect way to explore the coastline and find some sweet hidden coves and beaches.
- Test the Rides at the Water Park: Water Parks are just for kids right? WRONG! A visit to the Ayia Napa water park is a top idea for an alternative stag activity. Let your childish side run riot whizzing down the slides and floating along the lazy rivers.
- Tuna Fishing: There’s nothing like a spot of fishing to encourage male bonding! Head out into the deep blue sea armed with your rod and an ice-box full of cold beers and get back to your hunter gatherer roots. This is a great idea for stags who don’t know each other to break the ice.
- Go Clubbing: The nightlife in Ayia Napa is so famous that songs have been made up about it, T-shirts have been printed about it and many a stag do have raved about it! If it’s a party town you want for your stag weekend abroad, this is the place for you.
- Eat at a Fish Tavern: You’re bound to end your wild stag nights out in Ayia Napa with drunked kebabs at dawn, so why not have at least one decent meal and enjoy the local fresh fish in a traditional Cypriot tavern beside the sea.
- Go on a Bar Crawl: A bar crawl is not only a great idea if you want to try and squeeze as many bars, and shots, into one night. It’s also a great activity to meet some lucky ladies and really get the party started. Make the bar crawl extra fun and debauched for the man of the hour by setting the groom-to-be a dare or a challenge in each bar! How long will he last!?
Top Stag Activities in Ayia Napa
- Brewery Tour – All You Can Drink: While they may have questionable taste in clothes, frequently wearing ball crushingly tight jeans and Grandpa jumpers, the hipster crew are infuriatingly right about one thing – the beauty and sophistication of craft beer. Once you’ve guzzled your body’s weight in Cypriot Keo, take the stag group up for a tour of the local Prime microbrewery, for an all-you-can-drink sampler of their Oatmeal Stout and Belgian Wit.
- Pirate Boat Cruise: The nightlife in Ayia Napa can get pretty wild, with late night parties rolling long pat dawn – and for the real party animals, there are loads of beach parties and better yet, boat parties! The Pirate Boat Cruise is an awesome idea for a stag group looking to meet like-minded people and have some serious X-rated fun!
- Bungee Jumping: Your stag do abroad should be all about pushing the limits and testing the boundaries, so for an adrenalin rush that’ll be better than any trip down a church aisle, go bungee jumping in Ayia Napa, overlooking the beach. If anything it’ll be a great chat up line for later!
- Go for a Mexican Feast at Los Banditos: Los Banditos is a veritable Ayia Napa institution and a Stag do in the destination simply wouldn’t be complete without starting your night out with a Mexican dinner here. The staff are amazing, the food is mouth wateringly good, the drinks go down a treat and the atmosphere is buzzing.
What to Eat
Mezze, Halloumi, Souvlaki, Octopus, Calamari, Fresh Fish
DINE OUT @ Napa Tavern. This is where the locals eat, a sure sign that it’s the best spot in town.
What to Drink
Local beers: Keo, Leon
Spirits: Zivania, Ouzo, Mastiha
DRINK OUT @ Yabba Napa Doo for an authentically gimmicky Ayia Napa Experience; Heaven Rock Garden for head banging with the grungy metal heads, River Reggae for after-hours sunrise drinking in a hillside bar with a pool.
Exclusive Destination Events
Ayia Napa Cultural Festival: February
Cyprus Salsa Congress at the Grecian Park Hotel: March
Party Hard Bar Crawl: Every Tuesday from May 19 – September 8
FOAM party at Club Ice: Every Thursday from June 11 – August 27
Kandi Beach Party Event: Every Friday from May 29 – August 28
Mayhem Bar Crawl: Every Saturday from May 16 – September 5
Paralimni Cultural Festival: July/September
Ayia Napa International Festival: September
Medieval Festival: October
Ayia Napa Cultural Winter: November
While the destination’s nightlife and party potential is HUGE, Ayia Napa is only a fairly small beach resort town. The bars, clubs and pubs are all very centrally located and easily reached by walking. Getting around on foot also means you don’t have to worry about getting absolutely wasted on cheap booze and then getting home!
There are regular buses that will take you to the ultimate stag party beach Nissi Beach, and if you don’t feel like slumming it with the other sweaty tourists, the trip cost around 8 Euro in a taxi.
The best way to explore the area is to rent quads, buggies or mopeds, as this will not only give you the freedom to come and go as you please, it’s also a great way to get to know members of the opposite sex. “Why hello. Do you ladies need a lift?!” You catch the drift!
Cyprus is hot and sunny for pretty much ten months of the year, which means that whatever time of year you come to Ayia Napa for your stag do, you are guaranteed to find skimpy bikini clad women everywhere! In fact, in the hottest summer months of June, July and August, the only way to keep cool is to strip of and get wet. Lucky some of the world’s top party beaches are right on your doorstep!
The rest of the year is still worlds away from the grey skies and cold temperatures of Northern Europe, and in fact Spring and Autumn, from March till May and then September till early November, are the perfect times to get your adrenalin on and head outdoors for some seriously hard core stag activities like Quad Biking, ATV Driving, and Laser Tag.
Cost of a good mezze in a restaurant: 20-40 Euro
Cost of a Souvlaki: 5 Euro
Cost of a pint of beer: 3-4 Euro
Cost of a cocktail in a club: 8-10 Euro
Cost of a bottle of water: 1.50 Euro
Cost of a Cappuccino: 4 Euro
Cost of a one way ticket on the bus: 1-2 Euro
Cost of Taxi (min): 3.50 Euro
Tip from a Local
“Toga Toga is the best strip bar in town. You’ll find loads of promoters handing out flyers for the club and if you get there early you get discounts on drinks and a free dance with your entry ticket. The women are all seriously hot! Great for a Stag treat!” – Alex, Cyprus.
Did You Know?
- Although now brimming full of party animals and fun seekers, Ayia Napa was – not so long ago just a quiet little fishing village.
- Ayia Napa is not all clubs, pubs and drunken debauchery, the beach resort boasts an ancient aqueduct, a 14th century monastery, a Thalassa maritime museum and a couple of cute little churches.
- While the local population of Ayia Napa and the surrounding Famagusta district is around 3,000, this number increases to over ten times this amount in the peak summer months.
- Derived from a Venetian-era monastery of the same name, Ayia Napa literally means holy wooded valley. This unlikely name was given to the party town because in ancient times the area surrounding the town was covered with thick forest.