Calling itself the ‘cradle of clubbing on Zrće’, Kalypso celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017. Starting out as a humble beach bar, pine-fringed Kalypso helped launch the Croatian Ibiza phenomenon at this once isolated spot outside Novalja.
Renovated for its 30th birthday summer, Kalypso now features a new VIP area and has always played up its local gastronomic credentials, Pag specialities produced by the renowned kitchen at the Boškinac.
Part of the Zrće quartet of nightspots that shares hosting duties for the major festivals here – Fresh Island, Black Sheep and now Area 4 – Kalypsoinvariably opts to hire local DJs when there’s no major event on.
During the day, team sports take over, beach volleyball and football, and there’s a more communal feel here than at the more commercial, showcase stages nearby.
53291, Novalja, Croatia
|Opening hours:||Monday - Saturday 4–8pm, 10pm–6am, Sunday 4–8pm, 10pm–12am|