Home to breathtaking beaches, stunning scenery, and ancient historic sites, the islands off mainland Greece are also home to a thriving nightlife that rivals the likes of Ibiza and Palma. Leave Athens behind and cruise the Aegean sea to party in postcard-worthy waterfront villages, sip cocktails under fringed beach cabanas and spend the summer island hopping on a yacht charter in search of some of the best nightlife in the world. Take a look at the best party hotspots to add to your Greek yacht charter itinerary.
Best islands for nightlife on a Greece boat rental
A party-goer’s favourite, Cyprus and its beautiful coastline have something for the most discerning of travellers. Ayia Napa is a beautiful Greek island with an array of clubs and bars to immerse yourself during your Greece boat rental. This party island has long been the global hotspot for R&B, house music and EDM nightclubs, with thousands of international jet-setters hitting the dance floors every summer. If you are planning to anchor down on Ayia Napa, make sure to visit Pantachou Beach for the electrifying boat parties or head to Famagusta town for a relaxing afternoon of wine tasting before a night of dancing.
Ayia Napa is also beautifully varied, with long golden beaches peppered with chilled beach bars. Here, party-goers can spend the day playing beach football, volleyball, and of course, dancing along the water’s edge with a cocktail in hand. Better yet, Ayia Napa is home to some of the best freshly cooked seafood – perfect for an afternoon unwinding after the night before.
Often referred to as the Ibiza of Greece, the cosmopolitan island is packed with vibrant bars and clubs for you to let loose in no matter what day of the week. This hedonistic island is home to the famed Paradise Club, one of the most sought-after clubs in Europe with three stages and its very own swimming pool. Visitors can expect to brush shoulders with A-list celebrities as you party till dawn and sip on delicious cocktails as you watch the idyllic shores turn from day to night.
There are plenty of things to do in Mykonos to take it easy after the night before. Spend the morning strolling the white-washed streets accented in pink flowers, indulge in the Greek island’s luxury boutiques, or dine at some of the island’s award-winning restaurants. Alternatively, sit onboard your Greece boat rental and enjoy cooling off in the divine Aegean sea.
Located between the Greek islands of Santorini and Naxos, Ios is a thriving hotspot for vibrant nightclubs, sensational bars and extravagant beach parties. Alive with bustling clubs and bars blasting various genres of music, you’re guaranteed to dance from dusk till dawn at one of Ios’ wild parties this summer. During peak season, Chora’s beaches and clubs are busy 24 hours a day as nightclubs seep from every corner of the town. Throughout July, Ios plays host to some of the most exciting Full Moon Parties held on the island, where party-goers can dance under the stars till the early hours of the morning and watch the sunrise over this perfect paradise. Alternatively, Mylopotas resort is one of the best beach bars on the island, with non-stop music and dancing around the clock.
With beautiful scenery, idyllic waterfront restaurants and long stretches of beaches, Ios is the perfect place to spend the day off of your Greece boat rental.
While Santorini may look like one of the most idyllic Greek islands, it knows how to host some of the most extravagant parties. With a world-class array of nightlife to suit everyone’s needs, Santorini has long been a favourite for international party-goers. For those who wish to sip cocktails in one of the many glamorous beach bars, Chilli Beach bar or Wet Stories on Perissa beach are the best beach clubs on the island. Alternatively, get dressed up and spend the night in one of Santorini’s superclubs hosted by some of the major players in the DJ world. If you like your nightlife a little more laid back, Santorini is home to plenty of chilled, eclectic clubs and beach bars offering jazz, Latin and soul vibes all night long.
As one of the best stop-offs on a Greece boat rental, Santorini is famed not only for being the best party island but also for the sensational architecture and sublime views overlooking the submerged volcanic crater.
Party hotspots such as Laganas, Tsilivi and Agassi are perfect for partying the night away on a Greece boat rental. From bar crawls, to boat parties, themed nights and pool parties, there is something for everyone in Zakynthos. For an evening of classy cocktails surrounded by historical architecture, head to one of Zante’s glamorous bars and relax in the nighttime heat. When you’re ready to get your dancing shoes on, head to the coastal towns of Tsilivi and Laganas, where you can dance till the early hours of the morning at one of the clubs dotted along the shoreline.
If you want to recover from a heavy night out, the Greek island offers beautiful beaches, providing laid-back beach bars serving delicious seafood and a chilled glass of Rose.
Thinking of hitting one of Greece’s famed dance floors this summer from the comfort of your luxury yacht charter? Contact a knowledgeable yacht broker to organise your Greece boat rental, making sure to add these superb nightlife stop-offs along the way.