Greece and its neighbouring islands are the ideal destinations if you're looking for a holiday that knows how to party. From Athens to Corfu and from Zante to Mykonos, Greece nightlife offers something for everyone. If you're looking for a bar on the beach, a big night out, or a chilled-out taverna with some authentic Greek entertainment, it's all here for you to enjoy. If you're new to Greece and are looking for the best resorts, clubs and bars, here's a short guide to nightlife in Greece.
You're really spoilt for choice when it comes to Greek resorts with great nightlife, but if you're looking for round-the-clock fun then Laganas on the island of Zante is hard to beat. Laganas' reputation as party central is well earned. It's home to hundreds of bars and clubs, and its infamous strip is where you'll find its two super clubs, Rescue Club and Zeros. Both of them hold over a thousand people and attract big-name DJs throughout the summer months.
Like Zante, Mykonos is synonymous with Greek nightlife, and like Zante, it can get pretty wild. So if you're not bothered about getting your full 8 hours' sleep a night it could be just the resort for you. Often referred to as the ”Greek Ibiza', it's packed with cosmopolitan bars and clubs and is famous for its huge open-air beach parties. The biggest and most popular are those held at Cavo Paradiso and Tropicana Beach Bar, both of which are located on Paradise Beach. Think world-class DJs, thousands of partygoers, non-stop music and plenty of cocktails.
Kavos is the resort for you if you want to keep it simple. Relax and soak up the sun during the day, and party all night long. Rinse, and repeat. Located on the island of Corfu, it's home to some great examples of Greek nightlife aimed at the younger crowd. There are the many bars that line the strip, where you can warm up for the evening ahead as well as catch an important football match on wide-screen TVs during the day.
Kavos is also home to plenty of clubs, where you can expect some crazy action throughout the summer, including foam parties, as well as one-off nights by club legends such as Ministry of Sound and Cream.
If you're staying in the capital and want to balance sightseeing with some partying then you won't be disappointed. Athens is home to a vibrant bar and club scene that really does offer something for everyone. If you're looking for the quintessential beach bar, then Bolivar Beach Bar, located in Alimos, won't disappoint.
In a city full of great rooftop bars why not try 360 Cocktail Bar, situated above Monastiraki Square? As its name suggests, this sophisticated hotspot offers you an incredible 360 degree of the city. Elsewhere there's the effortless cool of The Clumsies, which serves up mind-blowing cocktails in an elegant setting, and Baba au Rum, an award-winning rum bar that's as stylish as they come.