Discover the story of the underwater sculpture park in Ayia Napa

Discover the story of the underwater sculpture park in Ayia Napa

For those who love to be by the sea, Ayia Napa is a dream destination. There are countless golden sand beaches and endless days of sunshine, the perfect combination to relax and unwind. You can truly get away from it all, forget your worries and simply soak up to sun in the most beautiful of settings. With breath-taking views, it’s the perfect cure for a busy mind. Then when you’re fully relaxed, you might want to up the pace a little, but there’s no need to leave the seaside. You can try your hand at a wide range of water sports, learn to dive or go snorkelling. Ayia Napa excels at water-based activities. For the very best beaches, check out Konnos Bay, Fig Tree Bay or Ayia Thekla. Every beach is unique and has something special to offer, so why not visit them all during your stay in Cyprus? 

Looking for a unique holiday experience? 

If you’re looking for something truly different, something out of the ordinary, an out-of-this-world experience with the chance to create some amazing memories, then the Ayia Napa underwater sculpture park is for you.  

While some underwater attractions require you to hold a scuba diving certificate, The Ayia Napa park is also open to snorkellers, so anyone can visit, you don’t have to be an experienced scuba diver.  

The perfect environmentally friendly tourist attraction 

This magical museum is the brainchild of artist Jason deCaires Taylor. He has combined his love of photography with his amazing talent as a sculptor and his passion for the environment, with The Museum of Underwater Sculptures being the spectacular result.  

When you gaze into the depths below the surface, you’ll discover 93 works of art. The pieces have been specially created from marine stainless steel and pH neutral concrete with a textured surface, designed to attract marine life, serving as a man-made reef. The sculptures attract micro-organisms, corals and sponges, which in turn bring more aquatic life to the park. A visit to the park not only gives you the chance to view the stunning sculptures of trees, figures and other delights, but also to discover a plethora of sea life. It’s certainly a fascinating place to snorkel or dive.  

The park extends from the shore, where you enter the underwater forest. You’ll follow a route to the museum exit that extends for 170 meters giving you an hour-long experience in this ephemeral wonderland.   

To visit the park, just head along to a participating dive school and book your session. They’ll also be able to provide you with any equipment you need.  

Ayia Napa – where dream holidays come true   

Ayia Napa is so full of wonderful surprises, of which the underwater sculpture park is just one. From lazy days to action packed adventures, you’ll find everything your heart desires on this amazing island. Invest in a Sweet Home Estates property and secure the perfect base from which to explore and discover more wonders of Ayia Napa and beyond. 

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