Police ready to clean up party resort where holidaymakers consume large amounts of alcohol and play ‘outrageous’ games. Ayia Napa Mayhem is described as one of the “messiest” and “craziest” nights out for holidaymakers at the Cyprus resort. And now, shocking footage has revealed the explicit activities partaken by boozy tourists – including stripping naked and playing sex games in nightclubs. Police are said to be cracking down on the anti-social behaviour in the resort’s strip, with police and the tourism industry working together to improve destination’s image. Traditionally, on the strip in Ayia Napa, customers are invited on bar crawls organised by resort reps, where they are encouraged to drink large amounts of alcohol and to play drinking games. In the clip, a man is bending over a woman wearing a skimpy bikini and attempting to suck a lemon out of her mouth. He then appears to drink a shot off her crotch. Another girl is topless as she straddles a male led on his back on the club floor, before kissing his mouth enthusiastically, while another man appears to be inhaling laughing gas from a balloon.
The alcohol-fuelled Mayhem nights are also a staple in Malia and Tenerife. According to a website, hundreds holidaymakers tag along to the busy bar crawl, described as “one of the messiest night time events in Ayia Napa.” The event starts at the Mayhem Club, where customers – who have paid between £45 and £50 a ticket – enjoy two hours of unlimited top shelf shots “to get the party started”. The website adds: “Mayhem Bar Crawl prides itself on its crazy staff who will make sure everyone has a wicked night by keeping you topped up with sambuca and tequila. “Expect plenty of drinking games and surprises.” Partygoers then head to Club Ice, one of Ayia Napa’s biggest clubs where revellers can purchase €3 drinks as well as free shots.
Lynda Burns, from the British High Commission told the Cyprus Mail that the island is an important tourist destination for the UK with around one million arrivals each year. She said: “We want to work together even harder and build stronger links to make sure that Cyprus is always safe and secure for tourists.” The British Consular Regional Director for South Europe Will Middleton said that “69 per cent of incidents involving British tourists in Cyprus were either related to deaths, detention, or hospitalisation. “Around 53 per cent of all incidents happened in Paphos and Ayia Napa, the two most popular spots for Brits. Each year, the consular section in Nicosia deals with a number of cases where young people drink heavily, get involved in fights, or have accidents on quad bikes.” A campaign called Holiday Hangover was launched in 2015, targeted at youths holidaying in Ayia Napa, which encouraged them to enjoy their time on the island – but to act responsibly. Reps in the resort are now also briefed about the campaign and encouraged to distribute leaflets and wristbands with helpful emergency information and numbers.