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Nightlife and Festivals in Greece | Party Time!

There is more to do in the Greek Islands than work on your tan. It is not necessary to end the fun when the sun sets! Party on your boat or head ashore to party at a nightclub. You’ll discover that the nightlife and festivals in Greece are phenomenal.

Festivals in Greece

Nightlife on Your Yacht

Greece nightlife starts on your yacht! Partying on a private yacht is unlike anything you can experience on land. You can create a nightclub atmosphere while sailing around the picturesque Greek Islands. With a custom-made DJ booth, bar, and space to dance, you and your group can have an amazing time.

Additionally, the yacht crew will handle everything, from decorations to food and drink, so you can focus on having fun. With this unique experience, you’ll enjoy the music and atmosphere without any hassles of organizing.

Nightlife and Festivals in Greece | Greek Festivals

The Greek Islands are famous for their picturesque beauty, friendly people, rich cultural heritage, and yearly festivals and events. Note that the Greek Orthodox Church has many religious events. Here are some of the most popular festivals in the Greek Islands:

  • Easter: Easter is an important festival celebrated throughout Greece, and each island has unique traditions. On some islands, you may find processions, midnight feasts, and fireworks. In Greek culture, Holy Week, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday are very important events.
  • Zakynthos Music Festival: The Zakynthos Music Festival is a great place to enjoy live music performances with a Greek touch.
  • Hydra Rebetiko Festival: The Hydra Rebetiko Festival is a unique celebration of traditional Greek music on the island of Hydra.
  • Psimeni Raki Festival Amorgos: Psimeni raki is a traditional Amorgian drink. It is a local homemade liqueur made with raki, honey, spices, or dried fruit. Enjoy psimeni raki and pasteli while the festival continues with traditional music and dancing.
  • Regattas and Sailing Events. Since Greece is a world-class sailing destination, it is also home to several regattas and yachting events. Several include the Greece Charter Yacht Show, Greece Catamarans Cup Regatta, and Greece Catamaran Cup Racing.
  • Marathons and Sporting Events.
  • Herodes Atticus Festival
  • Athens International Film Festival
  • Rockwave festival in Athens
  • Greek Independence Day
  • Greek Labor Day
  • Military Parade marking the end of World War II

Best Nightclubs in the Greek Islands

The Greek Islands are home to some exciting bars and clubs. There are many Athens nightclubs, but the islands also have many fun places to party. Here are a few of the best Mykonos clubs:

Mykonos Nightclubs | Nightlife in Greece

One of the best Greek Islands for nightlife.

  • Cavo Paradiso, Mykonos. Arrive in style at the club on your private yacht directly at the beautifully lit floating platform. This is one of the most impressive music venues on the planet.
  • Kivotos. For an exclusive experience, Kivotos is an excellent option. This club is famous for its private parties and VIP treatment.
  • 54 Cocktail Lounge & Skybar. A fun bar playing classic disco and pop tunes from decades past and present. The spacious rooftop overlooks the ancient town and the Aegean Sea. Have a cocktail and soak in the amazing Mykonos sunset!

Poros Parties

Since Poros is so close to Athens, it draws party-goers from the mainland every weekend. You’ll find many bars along the port in Poros Town, such as:

  • Scorpios. A beautiful open-air venue with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. Cutting-edge music, international DJs, and cocktails.
  • Joy Bar. Energetic, modern club with live music and entertainment, fresh cocktails, and a bar menu.
  • Ampelos Wine Bar. Ampelos Wine Bar is in a beautiful corner, further from the street noise. Offering Greek and international wines, cocktails, and specialty drinks.

Corfu Nightlife and Festivals in Greece

Corfu’s most famous nightlife destinations are Ipsos, Kavos, Glyfada, Dassia, and Sidari.

  • Mojitos Bar, Ipsos. A trendy disco bar with regular theme parties.
  • Montecristo Club, Kato Agios Markos. A seafront disco offering excellent drinks and house music.
  • Edem Beach Club, Dassia Beach. Described as one of the best nightclubs on the island, the party starts early and lasts all night.

Naxos Bars

The entertainment establishments Naxos boasts are mostly restaurants, bars, and cocktail bars, but a few clubs are also available. Beach bars also lie across the western coastline – particularly in Chora, Agios Prokopios, and Agia Anna.

Ios Bars

Ios is one of the best Greek islands for young adults. The main square of Chora is the center of the nightlife, where you will find most of the bars and clubs. Many bars and clubs like those listed below stay open very late.

  • Scorpion Club. Located outside the main town on a hill. The bar plays the latest hip-hop dance hits and progressive music. The dance club remains open until the early hours.
  • Blue Note. A disco bar playing Swedish, Rock, Top 40, and Party Music Mix.
  • Kandi. A nightclub with Euro-flair and great parties. It’s also one of the few nightclubs on the Island with outdoor seating and a special elevated VIP section.

Santorini | Nightlife and Festivals in Greece

Santorini clubs and bars check all nightlife boxes, from super romantic beach clubs to eclectic dance clubs.

  • Two Brothers is a party bar/nightclub at Fira. The club has a laid-back vibe, good drink prices, and a happy hour.
  • Tropical Bar. Located in Fira overlooking the Caldera, Tropical plays Latin music and is the best place for salsa dancing.
  • Enigma Club. Enigma Club is a big, fancy club housed in a cave room in Fira. Good for dancing to electronic and house music.