Crete is often labelled a party island – and it’s not without due cause. Most visiting tourists are looking to paint the town red as soon as the sun sets and all of the main resorts have outrageously popular nightspots.
Heraklion Town is Crete’s capital and one of the best loved destinations for tourists looking to party. The lively bars and clubs are what make it so popular at times, a little crowded. Though the names of Clubs might change year on year, you will always find something going on around the harbour area. The real party scene doesn’t kick off until the early hours, so its best to have a late dinner before heading out.
Since the 70s holidaymakers have flocked to Ayia Napa, making it the best known of all the party resorts in Cyprus. Ayia Napa’s vitality can be seen in any of the late night clubs, which are generally open for dancing and drinking until 4am and tend to attract crowds from neighbouring towns. Nearby Protaras is a quieter alternative, as the crowd here tends to be more mature closing times are nowhere near as late.
The locals in Turkey often head to ‘meyhanes’ – traditional bars where mezze and raki a plenty are on offer. If you want to enjoy a relaxing night on the town whilst in Turkey, visiting a meyhane is a good choice. Often said to be the oldest bar in the popular Turkish resort of Bodrum, The Veli, is perfect for enjoying such an evening.
For an evening of class on the Costa Blanca, start your night at Torrevieja’s Casino Cultural Society, just an hour’s drive south of Alicante. Housed in a Moorish building along the seafront, you can visit this members’ club for tours and drinks. If this gives you a taste for gambling, try your luck at the modern casino located on the road between Benidorm and Vollajoyosa. Though not quite as fancy as the Casino Cultural Society, you are still sure to have a great night.