With crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and unrivalled beauty, it’s no wonder that Greece is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Renowned for its 24-hour party culture, it is a favourite amongst merrymakers around the globe. With over 227 Greek islands to choose from, we’ve made picking your ideal location a little bit easier by listing some of our top picks below…
The largest of the Greek Islands, Crete is not only beautiful but is also a place to do some serious partying. If you’re looking for nightlife, Hersonissos and Malia (also known as the party capitals of the island) are the resorts to check out. Hersonissos is slightly more relaxed than its neighbouring town but if you’re looking for a really wild night, hit up Malia’s infamous strip which is full of bars, tavernas and discotheques. Star Beach Water Park is a must if you like your day time partying with a side of water sports and bungee jumping.
Settled in the centre of the Aegean Sea, this stunning holiday destination is known as the jewel in the crown of the Dodecanese Islands. Party revellers will find vibrant nightlife in Kos Town or the nearby resort of Kardamena. While Kos Town retains an air of classic Greek charm, Kardamena is definitely the wilder of the two. Partiers will find a number of lively bars and tavernas on the aptly named Bar Street. If you really love your clubbing, Kardamena has 2 superclubs named Status and Starlight, which host a variety of UV and foam parties throughout the summer.
Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian Islands and one of the most popular holiday destinations for young party lovers. The island has become so well loved, that its main party resort, Kavos, has even become the subject of a new Channel 4 documentary series ‘What Happens in Kavos’. This really is a party destination for the younger crowd and the island sees a host of superstar DJs and big name acts descend to play the club scene each summer. Book ahead if you plan to catch your favourite act after a night of chilling by the pool.
Locally known as ‘Zakynthos,’ Zante has been a popular destination among young British tourists for years. With amazing weather, sandy beaches, and a host of activities to choose from, it’s not hard to see why young and lively tourists hit up this island each summer. When the sun goes down, partiers will find bustling nightlife in the resorts of Argasi, Tsilivi and Laganas. For those who enjoy partying on boats, Zante is also home a variety of booze cruises.
Rhodes perfectly balances lively nightlife with beautiful beaches and cultural heritage sites which makes it the island that has something for everyone. Nightlife in areas such as the Old City and Lalysos are slightly more cosmopolitan than elsewhere, with a mix of sophisticated clubs, wine bars and a popular casino. Faliraki is a livelier option where popular hotspots include Tropical, Jamaica Bar and The Sting Club.