Do you like to party and to travel? You want to know what are the best destinations for parties and clubbing? In this blog post, we bring you the list of top European party destinations for memorable nights.
Europeans are party people and whether you are looking for a cool festival to visit in the summer or for a weekend-getaway with awesome clubs you’ll find your perfect destination – just keep reading.
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Amsterdam is a city that you just have to visit once in a lifetime – especially if you’re a party animal. Clubbing scene is awesome and there are some pretty interesting festivals going on all summer long. If you love Tiësto and Armin van Buuren you know you’ll find parties that fit your taste perfectly. But you’ll also hear plenty of techno, deep house, hip-hop and pop.
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They say that Berlin is the epicentre of techno parties in the world, we checked – it’s totally true. If you’re a fan of any kind of techno, you’ll miss a lot if you don’t go to Berlin. Or if you like to party in general, Berlin is the city for you. Almost every abandoned old warehouse is turned into a club. The most famous one is Berghain and it’s almost impossible to get in, but you should definitely try because it’s one of a kind experience.
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Belgrade is the best Balkans destination if you like to party hard. There are two types of clubs in this amazing city – winter and summer clubs. The winter ones are located in the downtown and the most popular ones are located in the Beton Hall area. When the summer comes, all parties move to the river to floating clubs – rafts and boats that are turned into the clubs and they make Belgrade party scene unique. When it comes to music taste there is something for everyone – no matter what kind of music you like you’ll have a lot of fun in Belgrade.
Budapest party scene is awesome and it’s pretty much all set on the Margaret island on the Danube river where once was a Roman palace and today there are tons of clubs and bars. Also, this green island is home to Budapest’s famous Sziget Festival in August. You already know that Budapest is famous for its spas and those also host some amazing spa parties or “sparties”. Most of these are happening from May to September but there are some awesome sparties in the winter, too, called Magic Bath Parties. Sounds interesting, right?
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Prague, Czech Republic
Prague can’t come close to Berlin, of course, but there’s something about its nightlife that is super magical. Prague’s most popular night club Karlovy Lazne holds five stories and every one of them has its own theme, so if you get bored you can easily go to another story and it’s like you’re in a different club. One more thing – most of Prague’s clubs are pretty cheap, entrance is only 5 EUR and if you’re a girl – it’s free! Drinks are also cheap and there is awesome and famous Prague beer that you’ll love that you can try in one of the amazing beer gardens, such as Letna Beer Garden set on the Vltava river’s bank.
If you prefer summer parties than this destination is just right for you. Every summer Croatian island of Hvar becomes the place that never sleeps. It’s where the best parties on the Adriatic happen and it’s so popular, even Prince Harry, Keira Knightley and Daniel Craig like to party there. Most of the bars and clubs are by the water and most parties start at noon. Beaches are awesome, so if you get tired of partying go for a swim – you’ll feel fresh and ready for the next party-night.
They say that Ibiza is the clubbing capital of the world and judging by the number of famous people going there it sure is. Yes, stars like Justin Bieber, Kate Moss, Leonardo DiCaprio, Paris Hilton, and Madonna often party on this Spanish island. But Ibiza is not just about parties – it’s full of luxurious hotels and beaches are amazing, you’ll enjoy best sunsets ever. Anyhow, just go to Ibiza, please, just go and enjoy yourself.
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If you find Ibiza too expensive, there is always another option – island Pag in Croatia that is known as Croatian Ibiza. That’s where you’ll find the most famous Adriatic beach called Zrce, known worldwide for its clubs and parties. Crystal clear sea, sandy beaches, many famous music festivals and pretty low prices made in love with Pag and Zrce beach. Also, there’s a lot to do besides partying hard – you can try scuba diving, jet-ski, bungee-jumping and a lot more.
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When you think of Mykonos you probably imagine nice beaches, sun, sea and relaxation. But trust us and prepare yourself – there are some serious parties going on on this Greek island. Beach parties are wild and start even before noon and can last all night, even until the sunrise. There are a few beaches that do offer you relaxation and sunbathing in peace, but most of them are meant for partying hard.
Ios is another Greek island that is great for parties and relaxation but since it is harder to reach because it doesn’t have its own airport it is slightly less popular than Mykonos. But it makes it even more special – you have put extra effort to get there and you appreciate it more. Nightlife on Ios is something special, it’s the best party destination in Greece. Beaches are amazing both for partying and relaxation. If you stay up all night (and you will) go to Mylopotas Beach and take a nap – it’s the best thing you can do. Then go swimming or try some water sports and you’ll feel fresh again.
How do you feel about our list? These places are awesome, and you’ll have fun no matter where you go. Best parties start in May, so choose your destinations and add them to our Cultural Places trip planner and prepare yourself for the best summer ever.