Visitors to Cyprus who like to frequent pubs and clubs will not be disappointed with the choices available to them. The tourist areas have the highest amount of pubs, many of them catering to the British, and offering a broad range of local and International drinks.
Most pubs are open all day, through to 2 am, and provide cooked food on the premises, while some are mainly geared up to the night trade.
Entertainment offered by most pubs is mainly geared around karaoke nights, and quiz nights. Pubs tend to be multi-cultural, with a mixture of Cypriots and foreigners, and provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Some pubs still offer free nibbles such as popcorn, nuts, crisps, and fruit to their patrons. However, this trend is slowly dying out. It should be noted that as of 1st January 2010, smoking is prohibited in all indoor public areas.
For those who prefer clubbing, there are many discos in all districts, most of which are situated in the tourist areas. You will find good clubbing music provided by top local and International DJ’s and MC’s.
You can also find some disco’s that focus mainly on dance music from the 60’s through to modern day. Most clubs will charge an admission fee at the door. Drinks tend to be more expensive in clubs than in pubs.
Those who prefer to keep their entertainment within the confines of their hotel will also not be disappointed as most of the top hotels provide nightly shows during the summer months, and some will offer a limited schedule during the winter months.
Special Christmas and New Year packages are available, although many of the smaller hotels may close during the winter months, so it is best to check early what is available.
There are also some ‘All Inclusive’ Hotels where your food and bar drinks will be included, although bar drinks usually mean local beer and spirits.
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation (C.T.O.) is the Government branch that promotes and regulates tourism in Cyprus. Hotels are graded from 1-star, up to 5-star (deluxe). Hotel apartments are classified A, B or C. There are also Guest Houses available, as well as camping sites (mostly during the summer months), and an increasing amount of traditional countryside agrotourism accommodation is also available.