Old in style and architecture, when it comes to its nightlife Chania has a very contemporary and vibrant scene. It doesn't matter whether you're simply looking for the best place to drink cocktails all night long or are longing for somewhere to dance to the latest tunes, you'll be able to find a venue to suit your taste in Chania. Many of the best bars to enjoy on your Crete party holidays are in the harbour district - simply look out for the Venetian lighthouse and you'll know you're in the right place.
Famed for its dancing and party atmosphere, from the moment Eclipse opens its doors at the start of the season in April it's the place to dance the night away. Expect wild parties, and awesome DJs at this Platanias-based club.
Dressing up isn't obligatory, but many do when visiting Conor Pass. The pub serves great Guinness® and has other Irish brews on tap plus a wide range of craft beers. Open until 2.30am this is a great place to enjoy a pint, laugh with the other visitors and catch up with the rugby.
After midnight the atmosphere in Cafe Bar suddenly turns up a notch and this charming restaurant transforms itself into a vibrant music-filled nightclub. Situated in Chania's Old Town, the music ranges from Greek hits to mainstream international grooves.
Frequented by lovers of heavy metal and loud rock music, Avalon Metal Cafe is the place to go for rock fans. Long hair is almost a requirement and so is a passion for beer as the bar stocks most brands. Open until 6am this is the place where you can really rock the nights of your holidays to Greece away.
Down at the harbour you can enjoy the Scandanavian vibe at Klik. From house to disco, all music styles and tastes are represented here. The dancefloor gets crowded but this all adds to the fun. Open from 4pm until 5am, who needs sleep when you can have fun until dawn.
Killer cocktails are definitely the name of the game at Safe as Milk. Happy hours extend from 8pm to 10pm so you can grab some great prices too. Safe as Milk is the place to indulge in some people-watching while leaning back in the quirky interior.
Hit nearby Platanias beach to enjoy the vibrant scene at Mylos. Reminiscent of the awesome Ibiza summer club scene, you can let your hair down at Mylos until 7.30am. The constantly changing roster of DJs claim to play the best dance music in the area, and the laser and light shows are spectacular.
Set in the ruins of Chania's ancient synagogue, Sinagogi serves mouth-watering cocktails. With gin and fruit based 'Queen's perfume' on the drinks list all you have to do is sip and enjoy the atmosphere. Add great music to the mix and you've got all the ingredients for a successful nightspot.
Live music is just one of the reasons why customers return to El Mundo. Open 'til 5am, all ages are welcomed here to unwind, have a drink and listen to a fantastic selection of musical treats, which cover virtually every genre known.
Senso bar, in the centre of Chania, is very popular with the young and fashionable. Playing both Greek and international music, Senso also has an awesome light show to encourage you on to the dancefloor. Look out for the bar's special themed nights. Where you can hear soul and R&B as well as other sounds.