Europe has more than its fair share of party destinations. Which is great news for the Millions of travellers that flock to these places each and every year. In this blog post we will take a closer look at some of the well-known and no so well-known destinations. Hopefully we will shed a bit of light, with some interesting facts along the way.
No self-respecting blog about European party destinations could possibly miss one of the biggest and best locations. Yes, Ibiza continues to dominate the party scene. Although music and fashions have changed over time, Ibiza is still the number one-party place. From its introduction of super-clubs in the 80’s and 90’s, Ibiza has been topped of the list for many a party-goer. The relationship the island has enjoyed over the years with BBC Radio 1 has helped to keep it in vogue. DJ’s such as Pete Tong, Annie Mac and others make a regular homage to the white island on a near annual basis.
Closely following Ibiza in popularity is the resort of Ayia Napa in Cyprus. The busiest time to visit Ayia Napa is between late June and early August. Put simply, it is around an 8-week period of utter madness. Top DJ’s from around the globe rock up and the party official gets started! Most bars in the region open around 8pm; however, the clubs normally don’t get going until after 1am. They stay open until 5am, for the revellers that are still standing at this point. Top clubs include:
- Car Wash
Most clubs offer free entry if you get there when they first open; however, during the peak season you can expect to pay up to 25 Euro’s, depending on who is lined up to play that night.
One of the attractions for Prague is that it has become central to the “stag party” circuit. At the outset it was seen as a relatively cheap destination to get a group of lads to. Airfares were reasonable, accommodation was sensible, and the beer was priced right. Of course, things change, but Prague still remains one of the best party locations, especially if you are looking for a short break, rather than a holiday. The Old Town area is your likely starting spot, early evening. Aside from the beer, there are some fantastic views offered by a wide mix of architecture on show.
Pretty much every taste and style are suited in Amsterdam. There are large scale clubs, dance venues and bars that cover virtually everything a party-goer could want. Top DJ’s keep the music spinning with a mix of various different styles available:
- Dub Step
- Deep House
The laid-back attitude of the Dutch makes Amsterdam one of the top European party destinations. If you are visiting then you will almost certainly want to check out; Sugarfactory, De School and Club Up. Easy to get to from pretty much anywhere in Central Europe and the UK, it is perhaps no surprise why Amsterdam remains a firm favourite amongst party seekers.