Why you Should Visit Ayia Thekla Beach in Ayia Napa

Learn more about Ayia Thekla

Located between Ayia Napa and Sotira village, Ayia Thekla is a charming white and blue chapel that looks out to sea with no other nearby buildings. Nearby and towards the sea is the Ayia Thekla Cave Church, a small cave or rock carved tomb known as the catacomb of Ayia Thekla which can be accessed by steps.

It is believed that the cave was turned into a place of worship by early Christians before the new church was built. Archaeologists believe that there was an ancient settlement or a cemetery in the same area.


Ayia Thekla Church

This church has a view of the great blue sea and the wonderful beach below where people enjoy their swimming but also do a bit of exploring.

Ayia Thekla beach

Kite surfers and paragliders use Ayia Thekla beach for practice and it is a popular spot for jogging and walking along the coastal pathway.

Local Cuisine

Your stay in Ayia Thekla will be incomplete without a visit to a traditional tavern and have a taste of the local cuisine.