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Agia Napa

Endless blue-sky days and a coastline riddled with sandy pockets helped transform this village into the Mediterranean's summer clubbing capital in the 1990s. Hundreds of clubs and bars set up shop to cater for hedonist-seeking crowds flocking here between June and August and, a couple of decades on, for young Europeans from London to Moscow, Napa (as many visitors refer to it) is still where the party is at its hardest.

Let's get one thing straight; Agia Napa isn't everyone's cup of tea. Its brashly tacky themed clubs have as many detractors as devotees, and the usual problems that come with rife alcohol and drug consumption rear up every summer. In recent years the municipality has pushed towards increasing family-oriented tourism. Despite this, if you're not into the nightlife scene and just want to experience the region's beaches, you could be more comfortable in nearby beach resort Protaras.

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