Last updated on October 1, 2022 by Wandering our World
Ayia Napa can be found on the eastern coast of Cyprus and is renowned for its buzzing party town atmosphere. Named after the Ayia Napa Monastery, it is a great combination of nightlife, history, and culture. Monasteries and clubs are not two words you usually find in the same sentence, but here in Ayia Napa, the central square of Plateia Seferi is not only home to the monastery but also to some of the trendiest themed bars and clubs around!
After a day spent on the beach or lazing by the pool, the neon glow and pumping music of Ayia Napa nightlife await.
That buzzing party atmosphere kicks off late afternoon until the early hours of the morning. So whether you are looking for the perfect spot to watch the sunset, enjoy a relaxed evening of tantalizing food and one too many cheeky cocktails, or a party to remember, Ayia Napa is the place to be.
In fact this is not the place to come if you’re looking to relax. Stay at home for that. Away from the incredible nightlife filled with bars and clubs, Ayia Napa also has some pretty cool events like the legendary fantasy boat party and full moon beach parties – in true Ayia Napa style, the full moon is not required as these happen weekly. This is one party town you will definitely be coming back to!
Below we share with you the best Ayia Napa nightlife spots, and show you exactly why they’re worth visiting.
- Our 3 Favourite Picks For Sundowners In Ayia Napa
- Our 12 Top Bars & Party Spots In Ayia Napa
- Our 3 Favourite Places To Eat
- Our Favourite Spots For Each Night Of The Week
Our Two Favorite Picks for Sundowners in Ayia Napa
After a perfect day at the beach, there is nothing more satisfying than welcoming in the evening with an obligatory sundowner and there are plenty of spots to choose from.
Here are two of our favorites for those unforgettable, bold Mediterranean sunset moments.
1. Le Sundeck Robuchon
Le Sundeck Robuchon is the ideal place for those al fresco sundowners; combine that perfectly chilled glass of wine or your favorite cocktail with what they describe as ‘delicate finger food’ from their outside bar.
Here at Le Sundeck Robuchon everything is done and served beautifully. So, grab a table, order one of their classic cocktails and relax while you watch the sun dip behind those turquoise shimmering seas.
Hours: Le Sundeck Robuchon is open 7 days a week from 8:00 am until midnight.
Location: Ayia Napa Marina
2. Sunset Catamaran Cruise
Simply nothing beats a sunset cruise and here in Ayia Napa, you have lots of options.
A popular choice is the sunset catamaran cruise which includes four and a half hours of sailing, a buffet dinner, and an open bar! And the pre-sunset stop provides the perfect opportunity for a bit of snorkeling or swimming in the crystal clear ocean.
This is truly a memorable experience as you relax on the rigging nets of a twin-hulled catamaran with the ocean on the one side and the incredible dramatic rocky shoreline on the other.
Location: Ayia Napa Harbour but there are pickup and drop-off facilities from certain hotels or at designated meeting points.
Our 12 Top Bars & Party Spots in Ayia Napa
Parties start early in Ayia Napa and there is no better way to start than by kicking off at one of their famous beach bars.
Most beach bars close around 6:00 pm but with over 70 other bars to choose from, you will never be at a loss when it comes to finding the perfect bar.
Although Ayia Napa is known for its multitude of themed non-stop party bars, there are also a host of trendy cocktail and lounge bars around – it all depends on your mood.
Nightclubs aren’t in short supply either. Ayia Napa has something for everyone so best you get ready for a legendary night out because there’s often no going home before sunrise!
1. Ambassaden Bar
Is it a bar? Is it a club? The Ambassaden Bar is the best of both worlds. Just keep an eye out for the pink and blue neon lights on the corner and you will have found this wild double-story bar.
Get ready for an evening of the latest club music which pumps until closing and drink specials throughout the night like the open bar for €10 or their two-for-one specials.
But be warned you may just find yourself there until closing. It’s a non-stop party with everything from bubbles, streamers, and balloons being blasted out at various times throughout the night. All you need is a drink and a dance floor and you have the makings of a night to remember!
Hours: They are open 7 days a week from 8:00 pm to 2:30 am bar Friday and Saturday nights where they close at 3:30 am.
Location: Louka Louka 2, Ayia Napa
2. Aqua Club
You can’t enjoy Ayia Napa nightlife if you haven’t been to Aqua at least once. It’s where you go when you don’t want the night to end – this is where those after-club parties happen and they are serious business.
Aqua’s local and international DJs will carry you through to the not-so-early hours of the morning. It’s definitely the most popular late-night party spot, only opening after midnight.
They’re known for their weekly foam parties and they are the only club that has an indoor swimming pool which just adds a completely new dimension to how your night will end.
Hours: Aqua is open 7 days a week from 2:00 am to 7:00 am.
Location: Pambos Napa Rocks Hotel, Ayia Napa
3. Bedrock Inn
When we said Ayia Napa was known for its themed bars, we weren’t joking. Welcome to Bedrock Inn, Ayia Napa’s Flintstone-themed bar!
Every night is karaoke night and with over 4000 tracks to choose from they definitely will have your song. But it’s not all about karaoke as from 1:30 am it’s silent disco time until closing.
And for those of you who need a drink before jumping up on stage, Bedrock Inn has an impressive selection of local and imported beers and wine. And as they say, they have “more imported spirits than Barney knows how to count.” But it’s the cocktails you need to try and there are over 40 on the list!!
Hours: The Bedrock Inn is open 7 days a week, closing at 5:00 am bar Sundays and Mondays where they close at 4:00 am.
Location: 2, Ippocratous St., Ayia Napa
4. Black n White
Famous for being the home of Urban music in Ayia Napa, this club has to be on everyone’s list.
This iconic club is known as one of the hottest clubs around and if you love Garage, Hip Hop, R&B, Bashment, and Reggae then this is the club for you. It’s been going since 1985 and the parties haven’t stopped.
It’s the perfect late-night venue and an Ayia Napa nightlife staple. So get ready to party until dawn!
Hours: Open 7 days a week from 2:00 am until 6:00 am.
Location: Louka Louka 8, Ayia Napa
5. Castle Club
This isn’t just a club, this is a superclub!
It started back in 1988 with 1 room but has grown substantially into a premier nightclub housing 5 different arenas under 1 roof. It’s like going to 3 different clubs in one night.
Arena 1 is all about House music with 14 resident DJs pumping out everything from deep to tech until the early hours of the morning.
Arena 2 is located in the center of the club and here you can party away to everything from R&B, and Hip Hop to Dancehall and Soul.
Arena 3 is dedicated to House and Trance while Arena 4 is more of a chill-out zone and Arena 5 is the VIP luxury area.
At the Castle Club, you’ll even find dance-floor suspended dance cages, A-list DJs, hand-crafted fiery cocktails, premium drinks, and unrivaled light and sound systems. It doesn’t matter which day of the week it is, it’s always party time at this Ayia Napa nightlife icon.
Hours: The Castle Club is open 7 days a week from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
Location: 20 – 22 Louka Louka, Ayia Napa
This is one of Ayia Napa’s newer bars and you won’t be disappointed. This open-air bar is known for its special events which include everything from live bands to fire eaters and other unexpected entertainment. The massive dance area and stage pump every night, all night long.
It’s one of the best places for cocktails – we love the fishbowls. Yes, another night of non-stop drinking and dancing!
Hours: Encore is open 7 days a week from 9:30 pm until 2:30 am bar Friday and Saturdays where they close at 3:30 am
Location: 2 Ayias Mavris Street, Ayia Napa
7. Pepper Bar Lounge
Looking for something a bit more upmarket, then head off to the Pepper Bar Lounge. We love this elegant and chic bar where you can enjoy that famous Ayia Napa nightlife party atmosphere in a more sophisticated environment.
This is one of Ayia Napa’s more trendy spots and they are renowned for their sushi, signature cocktails, and top-rated DJs. And lets’s not forget their Shisha menu.
On the drinks front, they have one of the more extensive menus around, with everything from cocktails through to wine and beer. We recommend giving one of their signature handcrafted cocktails like the Escobar or Tiki Lover a go while you watch them skillfully prepare your favorite sushi dish.
Hours: They are open 7 days a week until 2:00 am and 2:30 am on Friday and Saturday nights.
Location: Napa Plaza Hotel, Ayia Napa
8. Pirates Inn
Another great themed party bar. No night is ever the same here and they are known for their outrageous games, fabulous entertainment and guest DJs every night of the week.
Have a drink or walk the plank – this is going to be one crazy night. Dancing on bars and poles appears always encouraged here!
Hours: They are open 7 days a week from 9:30 pm until 2:30 am, bar Friday and Saturdays where they close at 3:30 am.
Location: 1 Ayia Mavris, Ayia Napa
9. Senior Frogs
We love the vibey party atmosphere of Senior Frogs. Known for its crazy entertainment you won’t be disappointed by the wild combination of karaoke, live comedy and non-stop dancing and drinking here.
And to be honest, they have some of the best margaritas in all of Ayia Napa.
Hours: Open 7 days a week until 2:30 Sunday through Thursday. Friday and Saturdays are party nights and they stay open until 3:30 am.
Location: Agias Mavris 24 A, Ayia Napa
10. The Square Bar
The Square Bar is an iconic Ayia Napa nightlife venue, and they have everything you need for a great night out.
In particular they’re known for their live music which kicks off every night from 8:30 pm and is considered to be the best live music venue in all of Ayia Napa, showcasing some of the UK’s best cover artists.
When it comes to those all-important drinks the Square Bar prides itself on having one of the biggest selections of local and imported drinks throughout Ayia Napa. Their kitchen is open all day and night and serves up some great food. Their homemade pizzas and burgers are particularly popular.
It’s packed every night of the week and has everything you need for a great night out – a vibey atmosphere, live music, endless drinks and food. So there really is no reason to move on!!
Hours: They are open 7 days a week from 11:00 am to 2:30 am bar Friday and Saturday nights where they close between 3:00 am and 3:30 am.
Location: The Square next to The Monastery, Ayia Napa
11. Titanic Club Bar
Another Ayia Napa themed bar offering great drinks and all things House –you can’t miss it, just look out for the giant ship!
This is one ship that won’t sink but might take you out in other ways. Beer, cocktails and dancing on the bar are par for the course.
Hours: They are open 7 days a week from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am bar Friday and Saturday nights where they close around 4:00 am.
Location: Louka Louka 16, Ayia Napa
12. XO Club
XO, formerly Soho Club, is another one of Ayia Napa’s premier nightclubs. The club has 3 different levels with the majority of the club being underground.
The ground level boasts a chill-out lounge area but the real action happens on the bottom level where the dance floor is.
XO is known for hosting some of the biggest international DJs and singers around who will have you partying to the latest international dance and house music.
The middle level is exclusively for VIPs and requires pre-booking and they pride themselves on offering the best VIP service around.
Hours: XO is open 7 days a week from 1:30 am to 4:30 am
Location: Grigori Afxentiou, Ayia Napa
Our Three Favorite Places To Eat In Ayia Napa
Ayia Napa has a vast array of restaurants offering just about any cuisine you can think of.
As with any coastal town you have to take advantage of the sea-to-table experience and Ayia Napa has some of the best seafood restaurants around.
Here are our top picks for an incredible meal before that all-night party!!
1. En-yevo tavernaki
This is one of our favorite places to eat and should be on everyone’s list. This small, cozy taverna with its lively atmosphere and friendly staff is very popular and you definitely need to book a table – even if it’s just for 2! This is Cypriot hospitality at its best, and one of the best ways to start any Ayia Napa nightlife adventure.
Owners Bambos and Christos pride themselves on serving freshly prepared authentic Cypriot cuisine made from the freshest local ingredients available.
Fresh fish, meat, and vegetables are delivered daily and here at En-yevo tavernaki, quality and flavor reign supreme. Plus the portions are huge.
The food is beautifully plated and the fish or meat meze platters come highly recommended – add a few glasses of local wine and you have the perfect start to a great evening.
Hours: They are open 7 days a week from 12:00 pm until 11:00 pm.
Location: Dionisiou Solomou 16, 5330 Ayia Napa
2. Sage Restaurant
Sage is renowned for its award-winning food and as they say, they aim for “Elegance, luxury and superb cuisine beautifully combined to create the ultimate fine dining experience”. For those perfect summer evenings, we suggest booking a table on the outside terrace. Al fresco dining always wins in our books.
They believe in sourcing the finest local ingredients while taking inspiration from around the world to create unique recipes that have a distinctive Mediterranean influence but with that special “Sage twist”.
We love their pre-dinner drinks menu and you can’t go wrong with the Mediterranean Sprintz made with Gin, Limoncello, fresh lime, and champagne.
Follow that up with a starter portion of black mussels while deciding on the main. Depending on your mood, their peppercorn fillet is one of our favorites or if you are in the mood to take it up a notch you won’t be disappointed with their Lobster Tail!
Hours: They are open 7 days a week from 5:30 pm until 11:00 pm.
Location: Kriou Nerou ,8, Ayia Napa
3. Taverna Napa
This family restaurant was the first taverna in Ayia Napa and has been going since 1976. This is where you will find some of the best authentic Greek seafood around – all made from those secret family recipes. And believe it or not, you’re bound to still find Aunt Niki busy cooking in the kitchen.
There is just something about this taverna, perhaps it’s the fact that it is located in an old traditional Cypriot house built in 1918. But whatever it is, you will definitely be going back again.
So grab a table, sit back and relax over some Zivania or a Napa Special cocktail, and order some halloumi and calamari while you peruse the rest of the menu.
We recommend keeping an eye on their daily specials and if you’re not in the mood for seafood, give one of their lamb dishes a chance – we love the Kleftiko and Souvlaki.
On a side note, you can’t leave without ordering their famous baklava and ice cream!!
Hours: They are open 7 days a week from 4:00 pm until 11:00 pm.
Location: Demokratias 15 Ayia Napa
Ayia Napa Nightlife: Our Favourite Spots For Each Night Of The Week
The Ayia Napa nightlife scene seems to never end and you can literally party 24/7 if you like.
It’s non-stop drinking and dancing until dawn and after dawn, if you still have enough energy of course.
Between the bars, clubs and restaurants there are over 100 venues to choose from. Here are our top picks for each night of the week, so get ready for another legendary Ayia Napa party night!
And remember head to Aqua when you don’t want the party to end – just remember to take something to swim in!
Welcome the week in at the Ambasseden Bar, the perfect spot for a Monday night!
As we said all you need is a drink and a dancefloor for an unforgettable night! And if 2:30 am is too early for you, you can always head off to XO or Aqua and party until dawn!
Tuesdays on the Ayia Napa nightlife scene seem like the perfect night for sophistication and sushi – yes, it’s Pepper Bar Lounge time.
Order the Chef’s special a combination of Nigiri, Sashimi and California rolls – add a few cocktails or glasses of local wine and you have the makings of the perfect night out!
It’s midweek and always the perfect night for a bit of live music. Live music in Ayia Napa can only mean one thing – it’s Squarebar time.
With that incredible selection of local and imported drinks, some of the best pizzas and burgers around combined with the best live bands, it will definitely be a night to remember.
It feels like a Senior Frogs and Pirates Inn kind of night and we love the fact that they are next door to each other so you happily swap between the two. It’s a night of fun entertainment and obviously the obligatory dancing and drinking.
After a few sundowners and a great meal, Castle Club is calling! Ayia Napa’s premier nightclub with its 5 Arenas, you won’t need to go anywhere else!
So whether you’re into house, trance, R&B, or soul, Castle Club has it all and considering it closes at 6:00 am best you bring your A-game!
Every night is a Saturday night when you’re in Ayia Napa. It’s time to head off to Encore and then Black n White for another night you may or may not remember. But you will definitely remember having the time of your life!
It has to be Bedrock Inn. Sundays are for eating, drinking, and karaoke – come on, you know you’re dying to get up on stage and sing your heart out!! And besides, it seems appropriate to end a Sunday night out with a silent disco!