Art Sculpture Park
After seeing this park area grow over the last few years, it is amazing to see how far it has come along. Artists work from all around the world now stands where a block of unfinished art work once stood. Each has a meaning and the setting is overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean sea. This beautiful sculpture park museum is free entrance and you can wander around and have a look at the beauty and photographers will love its vibrant colours. It is definitely somewhere you should check out when you are in Cyprus. Sunset is beautiful with all of the shadows. 🙂
A few things to bare in mind when you visit:
- there isn’t any shade so bring a bottle of water, sunscreen and a hat.
- Visiting earlier or later in the day wouldn’t be so busy
- there are not neat paths, they are dirt paths so bare this in mind if you have trouble on uneven paths.
- Expect to spend about an hour to two hours exploring
History of the open air musuem
Ayia Napa Sculpture Park was opened in 2014 by the creator Kikis Koustantinos. They are mainly sculpted from Cypriot Limestone which is found in an area called Kyvides in Cyprus. other materials such as Metal, Ceramic, Brass or Marble are also sometimes incorporated in the art. The park itself is about 20,000 square meters. Individual artists from all over the world to contribute to the art sculpture park. The theme is mainly based on Greek Mythology.
why not spend the day exploring Konnos area, head down to the beach at Konnos bay, discover the sea caves, lovers bridge and the traditional church with the cave underneath. Then enjoy cocktails at cliff bar over looking the beach and finish off the day with a wander around the art park.
Location: – Close to the entrance of Ayia Napa on the left side as you come from Protaras and Cape Greco.
I love so many of the sculptures, but here are a few that stood out to us on this visit. Its nice as a local when we are showing guests the park as it changes each time. This time we visited we noticed a new pirate style foot bridge has been added which links the art sculpture park to the Cactus park next door. There are new metal art sculptures which looks like it is set to be the theme for the cactus park in the future.