North Cyprus is a destination that is perfect for relaxing and unwinding. That doesn’t mean there is nowhere to let your hair down and enjoy the North Cyprus night life. Enjoy a glass of wine, or take in the ambience of the many restaurants and unique locations offered. If you are going out for a meal, restaurants offer a range of international cuisine and local freshly prepared kebabs and fish.. whichever cuisine you choose, you are guaranteed to leave over indulged.

North Cyprus Night Life

If you’re going on North Cyprus holidays and wondering what to do with your evenings, here are some top picks that are sure to help you make the most of your trip.

1. The Kyrenia Venetian Harbour

Sunset in Kyrenia Harbour - Kyrenia holidays
Sunset in Kyrenia Harbour – where to go out in Kyrenia

In a picturesque port town called Girne, you’ll find the world-famous crescent-shape Kyrenia harbour. It’s the perfect place to relax, eat dinner and soak up the atmosphere after a day of visiting the surrounding castles and exploring the romantic cobblestone streets.

Couple relaxing in Kyrenia harbour - Kyrenia nightlife
Couple relaxing in the evening in Kyrenia harbour – night-life in Kyrenia

Take your pick of the selection of beautiful restaurants on the water’s edge, and enjoy a glass of wine with the views of the harbour and the dramatic Five Finger Mountains behind it. Treat yourself to the exquisite cuisine, especially the seafood, which is caught close by – it doesn’t get fresher.

Local Markets in Kyrenia Harbour - North Cyprus shopping
Local Markets in Kyrenia Harbour – Best places for souvenir shopping in Kyrenia

2. North Cyprus Hotel Bars, Casinos and Restaurants

Malpas Hotel in Kyrenia - North Cyprus hotels
Malpas Hotel in Kyrenia Entrance – Where to stay in North Cyprus

If you’re looking for a glamorous night on the town, North Cyprus is the place to be. At the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel and Casino, you’ll feel like royalty. Its Panorama restaurant is on the sixth floor, offering you unrivalled views of the harbour and the Five Finger Mountains. Combined with rich, elegant décor and crystal chandeliers, the only thing that can compete with your amazing surroundings is the food. The hotel also has its own Grand Casino. The luxuriously designed casino floor boasts seating areas with marble floors, and all gaming tables have plush leather seating. Try your hand at roulette, poker or black jack – it might just be your lucky night!

Rocks Hotel in Kyrenia bar - North Cyprus bars
Rocks Hotel in Kyrenia bar – Where to stay for luxury in North Cyprus

If the Merit isn’t your style, try the Cratos Premium Hotel and Casino, where the restaurant serves up flavours of France with crisp champagne. From there, you can be transported via Hummer, Rolls Royce or Bentley to their 4000 square metre casino, where you can try your hand at the tables or take in one of the Vegas-style shows.

Rocks Casino in North Cyprus - North Cyprus casinos
Rocks Casino in North Cyprus – Best Casinos in North Cyprus.

3. Famagusta Historic Old Town

Spend an evening in the historic town of Famagusta. If you’re looking for the most authentic Northern Cypriot dining experience, then Cyprus House is a must. Decorated in the classic style of 1930’s Cypriot village homes, you’ll feel relaxed and at home, while the chef whips up some of the most famous local delicacies for your enjoyment.

Romantic night in North Cyprus - couples holidays
Famagusta Night-life – Where to go out in Famagusta

If you’re looking for a more up-beat night out in the old town, try the Akdeniz restaurant, a lively restaurant which serves up delicious Mediterranean dishes and North Cyprus night life offers live entertainment on the weekends. Another place that’s definitely worth a visit is Erich’s Pub, the oldest pub in town. Pop in and enjoy a pint of the locally-brewed Fassl Lager. 

4. Nicosia’s Trendy Restaurants

 Turkish Meze - Eating out in North Cyprus
Nicosia Restaurants – Best places for a meal in North Cyprus

If you find yourself in Nicosia (Lefkosia), there are a number of trendy restaurants and bars to visit in both the Northern part but also the option to visit the Southern part. Moondog’s Bar and Grill is one of the most popular restaurants in town, where you can watch sport and sample their famous burgers, or just have a beer and enjoy the lively North Cyprus night life atmosphere. A little more upmarket than Moondog’s, you can enjoy a glass of wine from their excellent international selection and one of their celebrated dishes, which focus largely on meat, in the trendy, but laid back setting. Alabalik, Niazi, and Sabor are  restaurants in North Cyprus Nicosia that get very high points. In fact eating out in North Cyprus gives you a great choice and value for money.

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