Just south of Turkey in the Mediterranean Sea lies the island of Cyprus, a popular vacation destination of international travelers world wide. The island is also known for its diverse nightlife which ranges from energetic and lively to relaxed and romantic. From restaurants that offer their patrons candlelight dinners to world class nightclubs, the island’s highly varied and entertaining nightlife choices caters to individuals of all ages and tastes. Here are the best cities for nightlife spots in Cyprus.
Ayia Napa – situated on Cyprus’ eastern coast, the ancient town of Ayia Napa is a night clubber’s paradise. There are more than 20 nightclubs crowded together here along with an abundance of bars, cafés, English style pubs, and restaurants. Some of the clubs stay open throughout the night, closing as late as 6 am while playing music reminiscent of the European club and dance scene.
Larnaca – the nightlife here is centered on the palm-lined promenade that runs along the beachfront. There are bars, cafés, and tavernas (taverns) a plenty here, several of which have discos and live music. There are numerous restaurants and three movie theaters to enjoy if you prefer a quieter evening out.
Limassol – before Ayia Napa became the party capital of Cyprus and quite possibly the entire eastern Mediterranean, Limassol had the most diverse and exciting nightlife on the island. Although it is a more toned down version of Ayia Napa, the city still has its merits and there is still a nice assortment of less crowded bars, cafés, clubs, pubs, and restaurants to choose from for your evening’s entertainment. Despite the smaller crowds, the nightlife here is much more refined.
Paphos – more of a family-friendly city than the others mentioned above, Paphos has a smaller assortment of bars and clubs. However they all offer a variety of entertainment for the younger crowd as well as the young at heart. The restaurants all feature fresh fish caught daily in the Mediterranean, the primary dining specialty of the city.
Nicosia – the nightlife here has an extremely cosmopolitan feel to it and being the capital city of Cyprus, it has an abundance of bars, cafés, clubs, pubs, and restaurants to choose from. Nicosia also offers a headier atmosphere than what Ayia Napa does. There is quite a substantial student population in the city, so you can expect to see younger crowds in the more popular nightspots near the university campus and student communities.
Hotels in Cyprus
Hotel Tasia Maris Sands – Agia Napa
Average Price: €52
Average Rating: 8
Anna Hotel Apartments – Kissonerga, Paphos
Average Price: €32
Average Rating: 9
Pernera Beach Hotel – Protaras
Average Price: €59
Average Rating: 8