Want to visit Makronissos Beach in Ayia Napa? It’s one of the best beaches in Cyprus and definitely my favorite beach in the Ayia Napa area. Here’s a complete guide on how to get there as well as more information about Makronissos Beach and its facilities.
The beaches on the east side of the island are known for its incredible turquoise water and fine golden-white sand, but Makronissos beach takes this to a whole new level. It has been awarded a blue flag status and is considered as one of the finest beaches in Europe.
In contrary to nearby Nissi Beach, which is also beautiful, Makronissos Beach is actually quieter, have better water quality, and offer you the best out of two worlds. It’s a popular beach, but it’s not overcrowded, and yet you will have access to watersports as well as a beach bar/restaurant where you can order food and drinks.
The sunbeds are also closer to the water here on Makronissos Beach. The price is the same with €2.50 per sunbed and €2.50 for an umbrella. If you’re a company of four people, it would be a total of €10 if you want 2 sunbeds and 2 umbrellas.
How to get to Makronissos Beach
Depending on where you’re staying in Cyprus, there are different options on how to get to Makronissos Beach, either by local buses or by car. You also have the option to get a taxi there or renting a scooter if you live in the Ayia Napa area.
If you’re going here by car, I suggest using Google Maps as it will accurately take you to the beach where you can park your car.
Just drive towards Ayia Napa via A3 and take the exit towards Σωτήρα and follow the Agia Thekla road until you get to the beach, which will be on your right-hand side.
Drive along the A3 towards Ayia Napa, and follow the same directions as from Larnaca.
Drive along the E306 until you reach A3 towards Larnaca. Take the Kavo Greco, Tefkrou Anthia and, and Leof. Nisí to Makronísou. Another option is to drive through Ayia Napa and pass Nissi Beach and continue driving along Nissi Avenue for 5 more minutes until you reach Makronissos Beach.
How to get to Makronissos Beach by bus
Bus 101 goes all the way from Paralimni with stops in Protaras, Ayia Napa among others. The bus stop that is near the Makronissos Beach is called Agias Theklas 2, and it’s the second-last stop on the route towards the waterpark. From the bus stop, it takes just a few minutes to walk down to the beach.
Recommended hotel nearby
Asterias Beach Hotel is a lovely 4-star hotel located right next to the beach which offers 2 fantastic outdoor pools as well as spa facilities and an indoor pool. The rooms are modern and fresh with simplicity yet giving an exclusive feel that you expect from a 4-star hotel.
From here you also have walking distance to Makronissos Beach, small shops, and restaurants. It’s great for families too, and the hotel has a kid’s club with fun activites for children. Asterias Beach Hotel also has 4 different restaurants you can choose from, and breakfast is included in the price.
Restaurants near Makronissos Beach
There is a restaurant located right on the beach that serves everything from sandwiches to burgers. Then you also have a restaurant called Koralli Seafood, which offers high-quality fresh seafood. On the eastern side of the beach, visitors can also order food and drinks at Levels Beach Bar.
More about Makronissos Beach
Makronissos Beach is located about 5 kilometers from the center of Ayia Napa. It has been rewarded a Blue Flag status for its excellent water quality and complete facilities. The beach also has ideal conditions for swimming since the water is crystal clear that is usually very calm with little to medium waves.
Makronissos Beach is a popular family beach in the Ayia Napa area, but all kinds of travelers find their way here due to the beauty and calm atmosphere.
- Sunbeds & Umbrella
- Free toilet
- Restaurant & shop
- Bar/juice bar
Location on the map
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