Nightlife in Cyprus
The nightlife in Cyprus can be as energetic, relaxed or as romantic as you like. From world class nightclubs to restaurants offering meals by candlelight, the island's entertainment industry is tremendously varied and caters for all tastes and for people of all ages. Here are the hotspots…
Ayia Napa on the east coast of Cyprus is a clubber's paradise. There are some twenty or so nightclubs crowded around this ancient town, along with a generous helping of bars, English pubs, restaurants and cafes. Several of the clubs stay open until 6am, pumping out some of the coolest sounds on the European dance scene.
The nightlife in Larnaca is focused around the seafront and palm-lined promenade. Tavernas, cafes and bars are in abundance here, several of which have live music and discos. The town also has three cinemas and a clutch of excellent restaurants.
Before the meteoric rise of Ayia Napa to its status as party capital of Cyprus (and of the Eastern Mediterranean), Limassol was the town with the most exciting and varied nightlife on Cyprus. Today, Limassol is a toned down version of Ayia Napa, its pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants offering a less crowded and more refined nightlife option for visitors to enjoy.
Many fine restaurants and tavernas are to be found around the family-oriented town of Paphos. There is a small selection of bars and clubs in the town too, all of which offer quality entertainment to the young, and young at heart. Fish restaurants, where you can sample fresh fish from the Mediterranean, are a speciality of Paphos.
Nicosia has a very cosmopolitan feel to its nightlife. There are clubs, discos, restaurants and many bars to choose from in the nation's capital. It offers a fresh alternative to the heady atmosphere at Ayia Napa.
In the more rural areas of Cyprus the nightlife takes on an altogether more 'local' feel. If you're looking for a quiet romantic night out or just want to experience traditional Cyprus, head out to the fishing villages and inland towns. In the bars and restaurants that you find in these areas you'll be welcomed with open arms and treated to an unforgettable evening - Cypriot Style!