kaZantip is a self-contained 60’000 square metre resort situated directly on a beautiful Black Sea beach on the Crimean peninsula in the Ukraine. the spacious complex comprises ten unique, exquisitely designed dance floors, fifteen bars and lounges as well as three restaurants. it has been created to allow you to dance, party and have fun outdoors by the sea 24 hours a day, day and night, over a period of 1 to 3 weeks somewhen from the end of July to the end of August.
More than 150’000 young people, mostly between 16 and 30 years old, come together at this party. they travel from the former Soviet Union, the whole of Europe and the rest of the world to live the dream of partying peacefully day and night accompanied by music from the turntables of the most renowned DJs in the world. listening to music, dancing, meeting new people, having fun together is the number one priority in kaZantip. more than a million partygoers in the last ten years can confirm that kaZantip is an experience that stays with you forever. simply a must for everyone in this world who wants to holiday in paradise.
THE KAZANTIP PHILOSOPHYPHILOSOPHYthe self-contained complex can only be entered and exited through one gate. however, kaZantip is not simply referred to as a holiday complex but has been symbolically proclaimed an independent “republic”. It has its own government leaded by the king (organiser), its own foreign ministry (communication with the imperfect world outside) with its own ministers (ministers of happiness, dance and rave, intellect, visuals and illusions etc.) and laws. by far the most important law to obey is:
S C H A S T I E“ — be happy and have fun!
Entry is granted to those who can show a multipass, a so-called visa to kaZantip. this multi visa costs a one-time fee and is valid for the entire duration of your stay, be it one week or more weeks. it is valid for the whole complex and includes all ten dance floors.
At kaZantip everyone who has bought a multipass, gets a virtual citizens of the party land with all its rights and obligations. citizens who play against the rules (constitution) of kaZantip, lose their multi pass and are deported back to the imperfect world. those that need to be repeatedly deported, will be barred for life from entering the party land.
However, everyone else can keep the multipass for life and gets the chance to acquire every year an new multipass and participate on the lifestyle and spirit of kaZantip. it belongs to the cult, to wear the multipass from the past years like trophies.
THE MARS AREALMARSas a visit to the kaZantip republic can be called, without doubt, out-of-this-world it was just a matter of time until the organisers captured a real planet from the sky, namely Mars. by day the top names from the kite surfing world elite meet at the Mars site for their celebrated annual contest where it seems that they use their jumping prowess to try and capture even more stars from the sky.
And when day turns to night, earth dwellers congregate on the site of Mars with its starlit backdrop, on the faberge dance floor and the multi-level space-age trance floor. others simply marvel at a safe distance, from the elevated bridgeways, at the various strange creatures landing in the complex. feeding is forbidden by the way…
In order for earth dwellers to gain access to Mars, you first need to answer some questions on the Russian web site before you arrive in Popovka. only then will you gain entry to the complex. however, on arrival in kaZantip we are happy to help those earth dwellers for whom the Russian language is alien gain access to the red planet and its territory.
THE HISTORYHISTORYkaZantip republic first came into being as an independent event in 1992, the same year as the street parade. the origins of the kaZantip republic are to be found in an annual surfing contest which always ended with a big party. this party was extremely popular not just with the surfers but also with the growing number of spectators and visitors. as a result, it developed spontaneously from year to year to become an ever bigger and lengthier event. at the outset it went on for just a couple of days. today it goes on for severalweeks. at the beginning it was a small insider event for a couple of hundred insiders.