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Old 25-10-2014, 12:18 AM   #186
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Ayia Napa (Greek: Αγία Νάπα, Turkish: Aya Napa) is a resort at the far eastern end of the southern coast of Cyprus..The name Ayia Napa is derived from a Venetian-era monastery of the same name, located in the centre of the town, next to the square that today is the clubbing centre. The word "Ayia" (Agia) means "holy" in Greek.. "Napa" is archaic and means "wooded valley" or dell. In ancient times the area surrounding the town was covered with thick forest..According to local legend, the now renowned original icon was accidentally discovered by a hunter in pursuit of his prey.. Upon discovery, the icon of the Virgin Mary was called Virgin Mary of Napa, eventually shortened and now known as Ayia Napa. The present monastery, built in 1500, was built around the cave, in honour of the Virgin Mary of Ayia Napa. According to local tradition, until 1790 no one lived within close vicinity of Ayia Napa.. The first inhabitants who actually appeared and settled were 20 men from Salonica, Greece...

Ayia Napa attracts a large number of tourists, mostly British, Russian, Scandinavian, Greek, German, Swiss, Israeli and Lebanese, while in recent times there has been an increase in tourist arrivals from Italy, France, Serbia, Slovakia and Czech Republic, leading to a multicultural crowd in Ayia Napa and indicating an increase in Ayia Napa's popularity amongst people of various age groups from several countries in Europe and the Middle East..Cyprus is known for its handicrafts and boutiques. While in Ayia Napa, the shops are interspersed with outlets selling designer sunglasses and watches..In order to honor the famous personalities and artists which visited and still visit Ayia Napa, the City of Ayia Napa in 2013 has inaugurated the Ayia Napa Fame Square. Famous Singers, Djs, Artists, Politicians are inducted to this square. The idea was based under the Complete tourism experience strategy which the municipality of Ayia Napa is following. Artists such as Psarantonis, Mario Frangoulis, the Tenors of the 21st Century, Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk are just a few of the stars placed. the star square was created in the city center under an effort to attract visitors by creating points of interests in the city center..

The name Napa was probably derived from the name given to a southern Nappan village whose people shared the area with elk, deer, grizzlies and cougars for many centuries, according to Napa historian Kami Santiago..At the time of the first recorded exploration into Napa Valley in 1823, the majority of the inhabitants consisted of Native American Indians..The Ayia Napa Sea Monster is a cryptid, claimed to inhabit the coast off of Ayia Napa in Cyprus, a popular tourist resort on the Mediterranean. Most sightings occur around Cape Greco (Cavo Greko). It is known by the local fishermen as "To Filiko Teras" which translates as "The Friendly Monster"...Napalm is a mixture of a thickening/gelling agent and petroleum or a similar fuel for use in an incendiary device.. It was initially used against buildings, and later was used primarily as an anti-personnel weapon that sticks to skin and causes severe burns when on fire.. Napalm was developed in 1942, in a secret laboratory at Harvard University in Massachusetts, by a team led by chemist Louis Fieser..Its first recorded use was in the European theatre of war during World War II; it was used extensively in incendiary attacks on Ja-pan
ese cities in the Pacific War... island of Cyprus, madame. World famous for beauty, and long, tragic history..Been conquered many times,conquered by Phoenicians, Assyrians,Persians, Macedonians; also conquered by Greeks,Romans, Byzantines, Turks..They look funny too..I can spot one a mile away..With a little experience, you can even smell them out...

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