KaZantip Festival" is a huge beach territory with a great number of dancefloors, bars, restaurants and cafes, sports grounds, souvenir shops. The most popular DJs of Ukraine, Russia and other European countries come to KaZantip, where all days and nights long during a month you can enjoy disco-parties, sports activities, cinema and other entertainments. People coming to KaZantip get into a fabulous town where they have fun, relax, sunbath, swim, enjoy parties non-stop, meeting lots of young dynamic people, drinking cocktails and feel an amazing atmosphere of fun and happiness.
At the entrance to KaZantip you have to buy a "multipass" (also called viZa) — a plastic card that confirms your belonging to the Great Folk of KaZantip, which will include your photo taken right there and a personal number, so it can be used only by one person. The multipass can be bought for the whole month or just for one-time visits, the prices will be known a week before the opening, but last year the whole-months-visas cost about 1500 grivnyas — depending on time when they are bought (for opening and closing parties their prices rise).
There exist official and unofficial opening of KaZantip. The unofficial opening is held a week earlier. The advantages of this week are: a large choice for lodging, the "multipass" is cheaper and there are no queues to buy them; to disadvantages refer incomplete work of dancefloors and bars during this week.
On week-ends people from Crimean and other Ukrainian cities come to KaZantip too. But the most Kazantip’s visitors gather for opening and closing parties, when the music by famous DJs is the greatest and the firework is really bright. By day the most part of dancefloors are closed, but the dancefloor called "Meduza" is still open to let people have fun and move to coolest music non-stop.
During the whole season the holidays with challenging names take place at KaZantip: The Day of a Bubble, Fire Night, the Day of kindness’ victory against the reason, New Year (the night of 31st July to the 1st of August), and also freak-show, bodyart competitions and various flesh mobs.
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