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7 islands with the best nightlife in Greece

Greece has some of the best party islands in Europe. But with 227 islands, which one should you visit if you are looking for sun,  beaches and nightlife? We’ve got you covered if you like to feel the sand between your toes as you party the night away. Here’s our guide to the epic islands with the best nightlife in Greece.

7 islands with the best nightlife in Greece

1. Rhodes

Rhodes is a great party island, especially if you are young, as the 18-30 crowd flock here in the summer. The best resort for after-dark activities is Faliraki. This party town throws brilliant beach parties and has plenty of bars, tavernas, and nightclubs. If you wish to party on the water, you can also enjoy booze cruises. Start your night on Bar Street and a visit to Bliss Cocktail Shicka Bar before making your way along Club Street to Liquid Night Club, Taj Mahal, Fabric-Sting, or BedRock, some of Faliraki’s best nightclubs.

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2. Paros

Paros has a lively nightlife with many drinking and dancing venues. Not only is it a great Greek destination for night owls, but it is ideal for couples too who like to start their night off with cocktails whilst watching a romantic sunset. Once the sun dips below the horizon, the island lights up and twinkles all night. It is incredibly pretty. Two popular nightclubs on the island are Saloon Door and Galea.

3. Skiathos

Skiathos is part of the Sporades, a group of Greek islands in the northwest Aegean Sea. The most lively resort is that of Chora. During the summer, famous DJs drop the beats at the many bars and clubs. The three most popular areas for partying on Skiathos are the old port, the streets off Trion Lerachon Square, and the airport road.

4. Mykonos

Often referred to as the Ibiza of Greece, Mykonos has a cool and cosmopolitan vibe with gorgeous beach clubs and chic cocktail bars. Most nights out here start with frozen cocktails in a beach club to watch the sunset before heading to some epic nightclubs to dance till the sun rises. The most famous club on the island, and indeed one of the most famous in Europe, is the Paradise Club. This boisterous beachfront hub attracts many international DJs throughout the summer.

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5. Kos

Kos, one of Greece’s Dodecanese islands, is another great party island, particularly in the resort of Kardamena. Here, you’ll find a wide selection of clubs and bars packed onto the strip, which attracts a young crowd and a lot of British holidaymakers. Another great area which attaches slightly older partygoers is Kos Town. Tigaki, Agios Stefanos, Psalidi, and Lambi also have a decent selection of bars and clubs where you can enjoy a less crowded night out.

islands best nightlife Greece

6. Zakynthos

Zakynthos, or Zante, is the Ionian island of non-stop partying. The resorts of Tsilivi and Laganas are the most lively and attract many young British holidaymakers. The Strip is where you’ll find the highest concentration of nightlife venues. Away from the neon-lit strip, Zante Town has many great bar options that cater to a slightly older crowd.

7. Corfu

Corfu is a very popular Greek island. It has lots of lovely, stylish, upmarket beach clubs and bars. Kavos is probably the island’s most well-known party resort. The main Kavos Strip is the best place for nightlife and clubbing. Some of the most popular spots are Future and Atlantis. The island also has fabulous beach clubs and stylish bars, especially in the areas of Kontokali and Sidari. You’ll find many places to listen to traditional live music in Corfu Town.

islands best nightlife Greece

Melanie May

Melanie is an intrepid solo traveller, endlessly curious about people, places and food. She is a fan of slow travel and loves exploring the world by mouth, discovering a culture through its food. Having backpacked her way around the world she turned her wanderlust into a career and is now a full-time travel writer.

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