A guide to the best nightlife in Ayia Napa

A guide to the best nightlife in Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa is one of Europe’s most iconic party destinations, so we know why you’re here… You can wander around the town and guess where’s good or check out this guide to get insider info on all the best clubs, bars and more chilled-out places.  


Before we get into it, let’s talk budget. Ayia Napa is definitely cheaper than most parts of the UK – you can expect to spend anywhere between €2 and €6 for a drink. Most venues also don’t charge entry fees but if you’re planning on going to see a DJ, ticket prices are around €25. In terms of entry times, places usually start letting you in around 10pm, so hit the bars before. Events should go on to around 2am but the biggest clubs will stay open until at least 4am.  

From casual pubs to themed bars and buzzing nightclubs, we’ve split out all the top spots into three key areas to look out for. See which places suit your holiday vibe and head there on your next trip to save time researching.  

Ayia Napa Square 

If you’re here for a good time not a long time, Ayia Napa Square is at the centre of everything. You only need to hang around Louka Louka and Ayias Mavris for the top nightlife picks. This area is walkable from wherever you’re staying in town and most of the main venues are clustered around here, so you can save on those taxi fares.   

The Castle Club is the biggest in Cyprus and is THE place to go in Ayia Napa. It can host over 4,000 people with five rooms playing different genres of music, so there’s bound to be something you like. Club Ice also hosts events here too, with regular DJ guests and legendary foam parties. Then, Club Sin is smaller but still a lively spot that plays hip-hop and urban hits. Bazaar Bar is the place for R’n’B or Monkey Business plays everything from Afrobeats and Bashment to hip-hop and UK Grime – and is a great pre-club pick.  

If you’re coming here slightly out of season, Club Black N’ White tends to be open for longer than the rest. It’s a bit of a celebrity hotspot, just off the main square, and has been keeping the party vibes going for over 25 years.   

In terms of bars in this area, The Square Bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and stays open for late-night drinks. Liquid Café Bar is a bit more stylish than the rest, and Senior Frog’s always draws a big crowd – they host comedy events as well as karaoke nights to drag your mates up on stage and belt out the classics.  

Nissi Beach 

Nissi Beach is a bit further but is still only a short taxi ride away, and you can start your evenings early here. Go for drinks in the late afternoon, catch a sunset and then see where the night takes you. There are a few beach bars that have stunning sea views, or on the main road that heads back into town, there are also some more relaxed restaurants and cocktail spots.   

Or don’t wait until late and get on the drinks in the day. Nissi Bay Beach Bar is an iconic venue, looking over Nissi Bay Island and hosting beach parties all day long. DJs like Trevor Nelson have played here, and they’ve got a whole summer of events from mid-March to mid-November.   

Levels Beach Bar is near Nissi Bay and the ancient tombs if you want to soak up a bit of history before sipping on your frozen daiquiri. It’s a 20-minute walk from Nissi Beach and the bar has ocean views for something a bit more low-key, with chilled tunes in the day. You can lounge on the daybeds here under a private gazebo on the sand or take a seat in the restaurant.  

Ayia Napa harbour 

South of the main square, Ayia Napa harbour has a selection of cafés, restaurants and pubs. It’s not as busy as the centre, but that might be more your scene. It feels fancier here, too – you can treat yourself to a nice meal and ‘cheers’ a couple of cocktails as the sun goes down. It’s a great spot to start your evening before you hit the square. Or, keep it chill and head home after dark.  

Tell your group the plan and get ready to party it up in Ayia Napa. Have a look at our deals page or browse Mates’ Holidays for that trip that’ll make it out of the group chat.

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Author: Lily Owen
Last updated:07/05/2024