Home to some of the best nightclubs in the world, Europe attracts loads of party people who come to catch their favorite DJ in action. Thumping music, vibrant lights, and drinks all night long, clubbing in Europe is an unmatched experience you will never forget. Most of the party islands are found in the south Mediterranean regions, where exciting nights out are followed by idle days relaxing on the beach. So if you love lazy days at the beach followed by a wild night out partying, here are the top party islands in Europe you have to visit:
1. Ayia Napa, Cyprus
Ayia Napa is a truly fantastic Mediterranean party island and has been for almost 20 years. Once where the UK Garage scene blossomed, you will now find more than 250 bars and clubs with different music. Most of the clubbing is in Napa Square and there you can dance to all kinds of music, from funk to old-school disco. For the more standard, electronic dance music, the best places would be Carwash and Starskys. The biggest club in Ayia Napa would be the Castle Club, with different rooms that play different music, such as House and R&B. For a more unique experience, head to Abyss, where they play R&B, garage, and grime. Another club that hosts a lively foam party would be Club Ice. For those of you who love to party until the sun comes up, head down to River Reggae or Aqauclub where they have fantastic after parties for all you avid partiers out there. For some pre-club and laid-back drinking, head down to Liquid on Kyrou Nerou (opposite the monastery) or Jello by the harbor. Drinks are €5, and shots go for €3. You can try negotiating with the PR part-timers handing out flyers to get a great deal!
2. Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza is Europe’s ultimate party and clubbing destination. The party scene here is second to none, from laid-back afternoon sessions at places like Cafe del Mar, with a gorgeous view of the sun dipping into the sea, to a raving set in a supper club by the best DJs such as Pete Tong and Carl Coz. Ibiza is truly a party central and there are two main stops in Ibiza for you to go to.
If you want an all-out Ibiza clubbing experience, you should remain in San Antonio. It’s the largest and most popular clubbing town on Ibiza and is home to two of the island’s busiest super clubs — Eden and Es Paradis. You can also find the West End there, a street full of bars with numerous deals on drinks to get you going and ready for a night at the clubs. Moreover, hotel accommodation here in San Antonio is less expensive than most in Ibiza, so the whole experience will be rather pocket-friendly. This is definitely the place for you if you want a classic clubbing experience without blowing a hole in your wallet.
Is San Antonio not sophisticated enough for you? Ibiza Town has got you covered. This polished town has a charming harbor littered with fancy bars where you can sip on wine and champagne to your heart’s content. There are also some wonderful beaches in Playa Den Bossa and Les Salinas, which are near Space and Pacha nightclubs. Ibiza Town has an elegant vibe that makes it stand out from other resorts on the island. It’s the best place to head to for a tasteful night out.
3. Malia, Greece
East of Crete is Malia, a lively, institution Greek party spot. The music here ranges from everything between disco and R&B. The best clubs to visit include Candy Club on Malia’s Beach Road, Banana Club, Factor and London bar. Other popular nightspots include Jumpin Jaks, Yiassaou Melon Bar, Premier Bar, and Zig Zigs. There are many drink deals here, generally “buy one get one free”, and they often throw in free shots as well. The late summer months are the peak clubbing months here, while the early summer and early fall months are generally quieter. If you wish to go swimming while on your party getaway, book a hotel with a pool as the beach here is not the best. Most bars close around four in the morning, with some open till six. If you’re hoping to continue partying after six, head to Petrino’s 24-hour bar!
This is the perfect destination if you’re looking for riotous and wild party experience. This resort is proudly garish and rowdy, with no pretense of elegance whatsoever. It’s simply set up — the resort is essentially a long street lined with restaurants, bars, and clubs. Cream and Ministry at Futures Club S-ex hosts a notorious foam party which you definitely have to check out for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 42nd Street Nar caters to all music tastes, offering music ranging from funky house to UK Garage. The best clubs and bars include The Venue for commercial dance, Limelights for the best house tunes, Futures for the best DJs from Cream and Ministry of Sound, and Atlantis for relaxing on the beach to some groovy R&B. With an abundance of clubs, you’re sure to find something to your preference here in Kavos.
Magaluf is another one of Europe’s best islands to party. You will find the largest nightclub in Europe, the BCM Planet Dance, 5 other MCP Clubs, and the Office Club. With plenty of other clubs such as Boomerang, Bananas, and Carwash in addition to numerous bars, you’ll have the ultimate clubbing holiday here. Some of the world’s best DJs, such as Tiesto and Judge Jules, have played here before. Clubs here stay open all through the night and have scheduled foam and popcorn parties. The main clubbing zone in the resort is “the strip”, from the town center to Terranova. You’ll certainly get a unique and wild party experience here! You can try buying the Magaluf Club Pass, which gives you entry to some of the resort’s best clubs at discounted prices, and you’ll get to skip the queue as well!
These are just some of the many party islands in Europe. Explore the different cities to find your personal favorite one. But while you’re having fun, keep your safety in mind and make sure to party responsibly!