Summertime and chilled cocktails go hand in hand, and when you’ve just spent a lazy day by the beach, there really is nothing more enjoyable than kicking back and sipping on a delicious sundowner. And if you’re looking for an al fresco evening with breath-taking panoramic views, a rooftop bar may be just the thing for you. In true My Cyprus Insider style, we’ve narrowed down a few of the best around the island…just pick the one that most appeals to you and enjoy!
1. The Dome Cocktail & Sushi Bar, Paphos
Fancy an al fresco cocktail, a bite of sushi and puff of shisa in style? This Paphos hot spot has been the talk since last year, luring in crowds looking for a breezy and relaxed night out with views across the town. Whether you’d like to listen to a touch of pop, deep chill house, funky jazz, or swing, there’s pretty much everything on the playlist here, accentuating the outdoor summer magic.
Where? Kato Paphos, Aliathon Plaza, Afroditis Avenue. Tel: 70005787
2. Marina Roof Bar, Limassol Marina
For the lovers of the finer things in life, the Limassol Marina cocktail bar should be right up your street, boasting spectacular panoramic views out over the marina and deep blue coast.
The Marina Roof Bar has an impressive list of signature cocktails and drinks to enjoy, with a reputation for hosting great roof parties and events.
Where? Limassol Marina, above TGI Fridays, Limassol. Tel: (+357) 25-051500
3. Roof Burger Bar, Ayia Napa
This place is all about a culinary and visual treat combined! On the roof of Ayia Napa’s Grecian Sands Hotel you can enjoy a wonderful day by the beach before heading up to higher heights and indulging your taste buds along with mind and spirit, as worries wash away with endless views of the deep blue Med. Perfect for a romantic tête-à-tête, just kick back in cool style and enjoy!
Where? Roof of Grecian Sands Hotel, 44 Kriou Nerou, Ayia Napa. Tel: (+357) 99-751490
4. Panoramic Bar, Asterias Beach Hotel, Ayia Napa
Last summer, everyone was raving about Levels Beach Bar within the Asterias Beach Hotel grounds and its fabulous sun bed gazebos right by the water’s edge.
This summer, the hotel has outdone itself for another year running, now working up great excitement on its rooftop! As the name suggests, Panoramic Bar gives visitors amazing 360 views of Ayia Napa with gorgeous vistas across the deep blue as lounge music ads to the ambience. Kick back on one of the comfy couches with a couple of friends or a loved one in time for sunset and you may not want to get up for the rest of the evening….
Where? 115 Nisi Avenue, Asterias Beach Hotel, Ayia Napa. Tel: (+357) 23-201000.
5. Lokàl Hotel, Larnaca
The area of Áyios Lázaros in Larnaca is becoming famous for the stunningly refurbished traditional old houses which line its streets, gentrified into trendy businesses, art galleries and cafes.
At the forefront of the shift is Lokàl Hotel, a stylishly outfitted boutique hotel with 17 rooms and a quirky little roof terrace complete with a glass-walled swimming pool. The terrace looks out over the rooftops of the culturally-steeped area, and hotel guests can enjoy a swim with their iced frappe or early evening beer. Small weddings and other events can also be hosted up on the roof.
Where? Ayiou Lazarou 98, Larnaca. Tel: (+357) 24-023102