A guide to island-hopping your way to the best parties in the Aegean Sea

The Turkish Riviera and nearby Greek islands come alive in the summer months with the best parties and club nights. We’ve got 5 recommendations for top party destinations in the Aegean Sea.

1.       Bodrum

Start your clubbing journey in Bodrum before boarding the boat.

All night beach parties and thumping clubs make Bodrum the best party town on the Turkish Riviera. Halikarnas is one of the main clubs in the town with capacity for 4 thousand people. It is made up of closed and open air sections where nightly shows keep the crowds entertained. Laser displays and fog machines add to the atmosphere as do the columns, reminding you of the historical significance of Bodrum.

Halikarnas pulls in top DJs such as Ralvero and DJ Carlos Ferdi, making it one of the most popular night spots in the town.

2.       Kos

Just off the Turkish coast is Kos, a Greek island with plenty of Turkish influences. Kardamena, on the southern side of the island, has a wealth of bars and clubs and features soft white sand to chill out on during the day. Alternatively Kos town is home to big clubbing destinations like The X Club.

Further afield

We can charter trips to the Greek islands of Kos and Symi but can recommend some of the other Greek islands that we don’t charter to as must-go destinations for partying.

3.       Ios

The self proclaimed number one party island of the Cyclades Islands. There are over 40 bars on the small island so there’s plenty to choose from! New clubs such as Pash are opening for the first time this summer meaning there are fresh places and faces to see even if you’ve been before. The nightclubs cater to a variety of musical tastes and are equally good for R’n’B fans as they are for lovers of house music.

4.       Mykonos

Mykonos has become synonymous with parties. This island really never sleeps as there are as many parties happening during the day as there are at night. Head to Psarrou beach, Paradise beach and the similarly named Super Paradise beach to see top DJs and dance on the sand. You can even swim at some of the night clubs. Bob Sinclair played many shows on the island last year and is set to return this year.

Back to Greece

We cover the Turquoise coast, the south western most stretch of coast, south of Bodrum. However there is a lot to see heading north by road from Bodrum or returning to Greece from the Greek islands.

5.       Kusadasi

Kusadasi is well known as a good base for exploring the ancient historical sites in the area but it is also one of the best party destinations after Bodrum. Jade Beach Club is open day and night and acts as a club house and party venue. It marries chilled out daytime sunbathing on the beach with lively parties at night. Miracle Beach Club is similar and features a small amphitheatre-like dance area that hangs right over the sea.