Cyprus also has rich musical and dance traditions quite distinctive from those of Greece. Instruments that typically accompany folk dances are the violin and laouto, a lute with four double strings played with the quill of an eagle or vulture. Many Cyprus dances are performed face-to-face and as a suite. Both men and women are very nimble-footed and the dances often allude to village courtship rituals - and are therefore most popular at wedding ceremonies in Cyprus.
Hardly a week goes by in Cyprus without a celebration of some sort, whether it is a colourful festival or homage to a saint on one of the numerous 'name' days. The 'Panigiri', a traditional open-air fete, takes place mainly in the Cyprus villages on the occasion of a saint's name day.
(see my video)Dancing and singing in Cyprus!
Tourists usually plan their afternoon siesta if they are to make the most of the sensational nightlife for which the resort has become so popular worldwide.
Locals and Tourists appreciate good life and this comes to the fore after the beautiful sunsets with bars, discos, nightclubs and bouzouki clubs which remain open till the morning hours.
Grabbarna Grus is infamous for its party atmosphere. It attracts mostly Scandinavian people as the concept is Swedish. It's an outside bar located in one of the barstreets. The theme is stone age with faux leopard-fur-pillows and cushions, "stone" tables and bar, and lots of plants. The toilets are horrible though. They have an amazing variety of drinks, with fun names and combinations, and they're actually the best ones I've tried in Ayia Napa. The sea breeze was refreshing (the drink that is). It is not sophisticated (is any place in Ayia Napa?) and there's a lot of drunk, silly people, but the atmosphere is unbeatable. They play lots of different Scandinavian hits (such as sing-along tunes, Melody Grand Prix songs, national anthems - embarrasing!) and of course International pop-hits. The place is always packed. Prices (on drinks) are a bit higher than average (I think) but they're worth it. The bar close quite early, but people carry off to other places afterwards so the party continues. Be aware of posters/photos/cd's/t-shirts etc. they have for sale because they may ask you to pay in advance blaming that it's not ready yet and tell you that they will mail it to you when you get home.. that won't happen!
Dress Code: None ..as far as I know..but keep your shirt on (just in case)
A unbelievable bar! My friend warned me that if I would go there when I get to Ayia I wouldn't go anywhere else, and he was partially right, I forced my self to go somewhere else so I would proove hjim wrong in the end! The bar is a scandinavian bar with no roof, it's a open bar with aircondition so you can actually dance there without getting a warmattack. The music was pretty the same all week, but it was fun to hear the songs all over again everynight, and the boys enjoyed it alot, since it was easier to dance to something they've heard before! Every night, on the bar, which had a roof, there was a fireshow which was great. the guides from tjareborg held a show and a widescreen showed videos from recent events in ayia napa. The drinks were cheap and the Grabbarna Grus guys were so nice! The bar closed at 2, if I'm right, and then you could get tickets to other bars from Grabbarna, where everyone then went to continue partying! All beachparties and partycruises started and ended there aswell. The bar was close to a 24/7 open diner, and we had english breakfast every night after partying.. My friend was right, it was the best place to be in, but probably only for scandinavians, coz we never saw one single person from another country than the very north of europe..
Dress Code: Nothing really, just behave inside the bar, don't start any fights, coz you'll get thrown fast as f*** out of there :D
This is a great place for snacks in the day time and cocktails in the evening. It caters for young and old alike.
Major sports events are shown on the TV, there is sometimes karaoke, and some times entertainment from the staff.
Dress Code: Anythings goes
Me and my girlfriends hit Ayia Napa in July 2008. We were all 17 then. Simply the happiest time ever ever ever.
LOVED the nightlife and especially Bedrock! Flintstones themed and we would always end up there - no matter if at the start of the night we made a pact that we "Will not end up in Bedrock tonight - we'll find somewhere just as good" This pact always failed as we just could not tear ourselves away.
Bedrock is not to be missed! Let the good times roll!
Dress Code: Usual Napa - summer - dressy atire.
Hey, im off to ayia napa in late june, im only 16 and i look 16 as well. im with the lads will we be able to hit the big clubs like the castle club etc? i got into car wash and senior frogs and stuff like that but i was wondering if big clubs will let me in.
Guru bar is a discovery in Ayia Napa. It is an al fresco bar, a lounge bar and a restaurant for romantic dining. The food is superb the service friendly but all was an experience.The decor the light and the music was well researched. DJ Ravin from the Buddha bar was playing there when we visited. We bought the Guru bar cds.
Dress Code: Casual chic, summer wear. If there are fashion people around in Ayia Napa, you will find them at Guru.
As the picture in the main page describes, the nightlife of this town is just superrrr--duperrr! Gosh, there are just too many here to choose from and many of them offering free drinks. There is this one imitating the Coyote Ugly girls and incidentally, called the Coyotes Bar!
Translated: the ambassy. The name is Scandinavian and it also had Scandinavian flags, but the guests were British and German. They played commercial club and pop-hits on the first floor. It is not a fancy club or anything, it's quite worn down, a pub-like place to go for a few drinks. We went there every night because they had a great drink offer, buy 1 drink and get 4 free shots. I think it was meant to be 2 free shots, but we always got 4.. The drinks were horrible, too strong and just..yuck. There was a podium in the bar with a pole, it was popular among drunk British girls to go up there and dance for a free drink. So if you want a lot of drinks for your bucks, this is a great place to start.. But move on, because there are better places to spend the night!
Dress Code: None
We spent many a night in this listening to tunes spinned by DJ Bad Boy Stephan. Rap and Hip Hop were on the cards most nights as well as Sambucca and Dentist Chairs!! This place was a really good place to start!
Dress Code: Whatever you Want
Gas Club was where the shear grimey would happen, nights by Roll Deep & Pay as you go would play the grimest garage around. This was also where i spent my 21st Birthday, at the MC's Convention with Skibba & Shabba D!! The charm about this place is it is a small intermit venue where the artists were right in front of you!.
Dress Code: Casual
This is the place to go if you are hardcore! It opens at 5am in the morning and shuts at about 9 or 10am!! The first hour was always the hardest to get through but if you could manage it, then you were off! The garage stars (Heartless Crew, Pay As You Go, Slimzee, Roll Deep the list goes on) had there after parties at, its cool as they would just mingle with the crowd!!
Dress Code: Smart & Sexy!
Well...FIrst and the most important: NEVER I repeat N E V E R pay for entrance to the clubs. The only exception is the foam party - there is no way to get there for free.
The place where your trip should begin from is called Ambassaden. You will see it coming from the Square - there are big red letters and soap bubbles surfing dark sky. While coming there you will be caught by guys giving you flyers. In Ambassaden while ordering 1 cocktail you get second for free - if there are more than 4, you also get a bottle of shots. That's really cool - 40% but tastes like juice. After so much alcohol waiter should give you ticket to a club(but speak about it before with the guy giving flyers). And from there begins your journey to ayia napa night life.
1)Best clubs are: Castle, Loveshack, Piazza
2)50-50 clubs: Aqua, Black&White, Bedrock, Abyss, Ice
3)Worst clubs ever: Carwash, Starskys
According to these tips go your way and enter any clubs using flyers everyone gives you on the street. One of the most popular ways to make people come - you come, buy 1 shot get second free and free entrance. That's it. So you just spend money on alcohol.=)Wish you luck!
Dress Code: No dress codes.=)You can come even in big pampers.
We went for a night out to this bar with some of the young poeple from our hotel.
This was in early december and these bars open mainly at the weekends.
There is a dance area and we had a good night .
Dress Code: Casual