Kalypso Club Zrće: It all Started Here in 1987

Posted in   Uncategorized   Updated on March 15, 2023    By Dexter Jones  

This is where Zrće beach all started. Kalypso Club Zrće opened as a small beach bar over thirty years ago, 1987 to be precise. Kalypso was the very first bar to open down on the beach and was a place where youngsters used to chill out in the late 80s and early 1990s.

Kalypso Club Zrce is undisputedly responsible for starting the ball rolling and turning the town of Novalja into a world-famous global clubbing and festival location.

The club is situated on the side of Zrce Beach bay, surrounded by big trees that create a unique atmosphere between all the small bars and the big open-air dancefloor.

Other entrepreneurs experienced what Kalypso Zrće was doing on the beach, saw the potential, used their initiative, and began opening up their own establishments.

The rest, as they say, is history.

view of daytime at kalypso club zrće

About Kalypso Zrće

So we know that Kalypso Zrće was the very first club to open at Zrće Beach in 1987.  It all started over thirty years ago as a small beach bar, and now Kalypso Zrće has grown into one of the most beautiful clubs at Zrće Beach, with space for over 2000 party people! 

There are several major festivals hosted at Kalypso Zrće throughout the year, featuring both international and local DJs.

In 2015, Kalypso Zrće underwent a transformational stunning redesign whilst also adding multiple new events and festivals. The modern refurb really has cemented Kalypso Zrće as a major player here on Zrće beach.

Parts of the Kalypso Zrće beach club are still surrounded by the woods. Trees are dotted throughout the venue and a unique atmosphere exists between the small bars and the big open air dance-floor. So none of the original charms has been lost.

In 2021 Kalypso again evolved by opening the fabulous Tattva boutique beach club & restaurant. Check it out here

DJ Mag Top 100 Rankings

It's no surprise that Kalypso Zrće has been recognised on a global scale. In 2017, they made their debut on the DJ Mag Top 100 Club Ranking, and they've continued to climb the ranks, achieving an impressive 66th place in 2021.

In our eyes though, it should easily be placed among the top 20…but we all know that the music industry works in weird and mysterious ways. 

nigh time at kalypso club zrće beach

Festival Location

Kalypso at Zrce Beach is known for hosting some of the biggest and most popular festivals in the world, attracting party-goers from all over the globe. 

These festivals are headlined by some of the most  hottest and sort after DJs in the industry, and is an experience you won't want to miss whilst you are in town!

One of the most popular festivals at Kalypso Zrće is the Hideout Festival, which takes place over five days in July. 

It features a juggernaut lineup of the biggest names in electronic music and draws crowds of over 10,000 people. 

The festival includes boat parties, pool parties, and beach parties, as well as nightly performances on the main stage at Kalypso Zrće.

The Novalja Local team always ventures down to see Hannah Wants play at Kalypso Zrće. The club is properly packed and the VIBES are INSANE!

Another popular festival is Sonus Festival, which is a four-day techno party in August. It features a diverse lineup of international DJs, playing everything from Techno to House music. 

The festival is known for its cosmopolitan Techno vibe and takes place both during the day and at night, with many headline events taking place at Kalypso Zrće.

After Beach Party Kalypso

The after-beach party at Kalypso is the perfect way to relax after a long day at the beach, and the best part is, the entrance to the after-beach party is free every afternoon!

When you arrive, you'll be greeted with a lively and energetic atmosphere, with music blasting and people dancing. 

The party starts in the late afternoon and goes on well into the evening. The setting is absolutely stunning with the after-beach party at Kalypso attracting a diverse crowd, from locals to tourists from all over the world. 

The music is a mix of genres, from EDM to techno, and the lineup often features both international and local DJs. The party is known for its vibrant and lively atmosphere, so get ready to dance the night away!

Overall, the after-beach party at Kalypso is a must-go-to whilst you are here visiting Novalja

crowd at kalypso club zrce beach

6AM After Party Venue

You may think we are utterly mad but some of our favorite times down on Zrće are the early morning after parties that are thrown at Kalypso Zrće. Or should I say the “infamous after parties!” 

Kalypso Club Zrce Beach is often used as an epic after-party venue for big festivals!

Hideout and Sonus Festivals run their parties (with insane lineups!) from 6am to the early afternoon. 

Have you got the Kalypso Zrće stamina?

VIP Experience

For those that want to party ins style! The VIP experience at Kalypso Zrće includes a range of benefits and perks that will take your clubbing experience to the next level.

One of the main benefits of the VIP experience is exclusive access to the VIP areas. These dedicated areas offer premium views of the stage or dance floor, allowing you to enjoy the music and atmosphere in a more intimate and comfortable setting. 

You'll also have access to private tables, booths, or seating areas, which are perfect for groups or couples.

Another great perk of the VIP experience is bottle service. 

You can enjoy premium spirits and champagne delivered directly to your table, making you feel like a true VIP. 

You'll also have access to dedicated staff, including waitresses and security personnel, who will ensure that you have a smooth and enjoyable experience.

In addition to these benefits, VIP guests also have priority entry to the club, allowing them to skip the long lines and get straight to the party. 

Overall, the VIP experience at Kalypso Zrće is designed to provide guests with a more luxurious and personalized experience.

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just want to enjoy the club in style, the VIP experience is the perfect way to take your party to the next level.

drone view of kalypso club zrće beach

Kalypso Zrće: The Verdict

If you're a music lover, Kalypso beach club Zrće is the perfect destination on Pag island for you. It hosts some of the biggest and most popular festivals in the world, featuring a diverse lineup of international and local DJs. You can dance the night away under the stars, surrounded by big trees and stunning views of the sea.

In addition to the festivals, Kalypso Zrće also offers daily after-beach parties with free entry. You can hang out in several sitting areas, chill in the plunge pools, and have cocktails at the bar.

It's the perfect way to relax and unwind after a long day at the beach.

But Kalypso Zrće isn't just about the parties - it's also a stunning and wonderfully unique venue. 

The club has a new design with multiple seating areas and an open-air dancefloor, all surrounded by big trees that create a unique and unforgettable atmosphere.

Overall, whether you're a party animal or just looking for a chill afternoon hangout, Kalypso Zrće is a must-visit destination at Zrce Beach. 

With its stunning location, world-class festivals, and diverse lineup of events, it's the perfect choice for anyone looking to experience the best of Croatia's party scene. 

And to finish with, between you and us, it is one of our favourite places to go on Zrće beach in the summer. It just has something different about it. 

It’s really a rather special clubbing location. See you there! 

For Festival and party ticket information just click here.

About the author

Dexter arrived in Novalja in 2011 after living in Ibiza for many years. He's a digital media and electronic music strategist who promotes prominent events all over Europe. He met a local girl, Jelena, and they now have two beautiful boys. With a long-standing involvement in Croatian tourism Dexter has now turned that passion into a Novalja focussed blog.

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