If you're looking for things to do other than eating out or sipping a cocktail on your next trip to Cyprus, I'd thought I'd share some great places to listen to great rock and blues bands to make the most of your nightlife in Cyprus.
If you live on the island, there are many places to hang out and listen to great music. Sadly, living in Polis, means I don't get to hear my favourite bands often enough, as Polis is too far from the main towns where most of the best music is played.
Zilla Project live at Pomos Paradise Place
But hey, all you need is a good excuse for a night out and a stop over in either Nicosia or Limassol, so read on to find the coolest Cyprus bands and venues to listen to them in.
We get treated to some of the best Cyprus entertainment in the hot summer months, when staying up late to listen to great music in the great outdoors is sheer pleasure. If you are staying in or near Polis/Paphos, here are my favourite music venues to listen to Cyprus bands:
Paradise Place in Pomos, 15km down the coast from Polis - a quirky bohemian kind of place with a fabulous outdoor setting, perfect for listening to jazz, rock and blues music. An amazing nightlife in Cyprus experience awaits and my favourite band Zilla Project, play here every summer.
Sense Cafe Bar - located in Coral Bay, 7km from Paphos. A cool cafe bar serving continental cuisine. Regularly has live music including popular local Paphos Blues/rock band Cold Shot.
Tala Amphitheatre - located at the top of Stephanie Hill in Tala, Paphos. Great venue for the arts in Cyprus. Don't miss a gig from the Frontline band - and no it's not an advert for pet flea products, just a naff name for an otherwise great band that offer covers of various artists from Eric Clapton and Pink Floyd to Thin Lizzie. The lead guitarist's solo performances of Gary Moore classics are not to be missed.
My favourite of all the Cyprus bands on the island is Zilla Project.
A four piece band playing a mix of rock and blues music, Zilla are a talented bunch and will entertain you for hours. The members of the band are Manolis (Emmanuel) Vorakis on vocals and electric guitar, Nicolas Melis, the HONEYMAN on keyboards, crazy Omiros Andreou on bass guitar and Stelios Xydias on the drums.
NEW: Zilla recently released their debut album called This One's for the President and I love it.
We last saw the band at the Rock festival in Pomos when they played for almost 3 whole hours, but they also play regularly at the following venues, all of which are on my list of places to visit very soon:
Scarabeo cafe bar - Nicosia. A late night venue for a cool atmosphere and great music.
Teepee rock bar - Limassol. Located on the sea front coast road, enjoy a great night out come rain or shine in one the best rock bars in cool and trendy Limassol.
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