Long gone are the days when Paphos was known solely for its downtown club and pub-dense Bar Street. From clubbing to a quiet drink with friends, today the region boasts a satisfying choice of classy, trendy and arty spots to pass an evening. If you don’t yet have a favourite, you soon will.
18 Nikolaou Nikolaidis Avenue, Paphos. Phone: 7000 2420
Even before the European Culture Capital Pafos2017 launched, the Technopolis20 Culture Centre in Ktima was offering a rich programme of evening cultural events ranging from classical chamber recitals to jazz ensemble gigs.
In the summer months, the entertainment moves outdoors into the garden courtyard where the kafeneio serves a menu of coffees, wines, beers, soft drinks, homemade cakes and cheese and charcuterie platters.
Archimidous 1, Kato Paphos.Phone: 7777 7742
Kato Paphos’ answer to the Ibiza club scene is Loft Bar where an eclectic calendar of events draws the town’s trendy and glamorous.
Exciting, event nights range from top singers and DJs from Greece to fashion and make up gigs plus aerial acrobatics. Some events have free entry, while other have a variable cover charge.
Chic and truly Mediterranean with indoor and outdoor spaces for enjoying a balmy-night drink and a dance, you can order just about any bevvy on earth here.
Information: Loft Facebook Page
Memories Cocktail Bar
12 – 13 Jason Street, Kato Paphos Phone: 26 944 743
This cosy,welcoming, no-frills bar offers genuine Cyprus hospitality, a family-friendly vibe, possibly the best Brandy Sour on the island and plenty of diffident feline company.
One of the oldest cocktail bars in Paphos, Memories is famous for just about any drink you could want expertly-made by owner and host, Andreas.
Holidaymakers have been returning year after year for decades and locals enjoy a spot “where everyone knows your name”. As well as turning out tried-and-tested favourites, Andreas will turn his hand to any drink combination you suggest.
If you like cats, you’ll enjoy the bonus of Andreas’ feline family who lounge unobtrusively around the bar and might even join in your game of snooker.
Information: Memories Facebook page
Muse Café Kitchen Bar
Mousallas, Paphos. Phone: 26 941 951
Worth dressing up for, Muse has sprawling outdoor lounge-style seating that offers not only possibly the best sunset view in Paphos but in the Eastern Mediterranean.
This chic and elegant spot is not the type that rests on the laurels of its exceptional view, though. It boasts good service and a tasty, imaginative menu of Euro-Mediterranean fusion cuisine (the salads could make the most die-hard meat eater a vegetarian).
On the drinks front, you can enjoy coffees, teas, soft drinks, local and international wines and spirits. Muse also offers an extensive cocktail menu which just means you’ll have to visit more than once in order to get through it.
Information: Muse Facebook page
By Lucie Robson