Halkidiki is one of the most historic and mythical places in Greece. But, as well as seeing ancient castles, magnificent ruins and shimmering coastlines you can also take part in some fantastic celebrations once the sun goes down. After dark, the feel of the region transforms from the mysteries of old and the catch of the day to passionate local music, laughing and dancing under starlight, as well as beach parties that last into the early hours. So make sure you visit a few of our favourite hotspots during your holidays to Halkidiki, where refreshing cocktails will cool you off after those hot sunny days of exploration.
Anemos Beach Bar has cocktails, cool beers and a range of loungers to recline on, all while gazing at Halkidiki's clear night skies. Here you can enjoy a warm summer night among the in-crowd, with music and laughter as a running theme for every evening's entertainment.
Anemos gets you involved with the native crowd and specialised Greek Nights are arranged every week, this is where the music and dancing sees visitors on Halkidiki holidays and locals coming together. Return in the daytime, and you'll have the chance to sample watersports and coffee, making Anemos a superb place to visit around the clock.
Based at Epanomi Beach, Summer Lost is a must for anyone on cheap holidays to Halkidiki. Famous for the DJs who blast music out until the break of dawn, the bar is also open during the day for coffee and people-watching, yet it's the all-night partying that really gets the blood pumping.
Fresh fruit and ice creams will help you keep chilled as the party roars on, and the distinctive panelled ceilings of this open plan venue gets lit up in blues, greens and purples. There are sofas to retreat to once the dancing gets too wild, although the music is good enough to keep you on your feet all night long.
Boasting famous sunsets, Villa Stasa in Loutra is a restful spot nestled atop a rocky outcrop above the waves. This venue brings couples closer and is a good way to cap off your travels, sheltered by pine trees and surrounded by natural beauty.
Cocktails and ice cream sundaes can be savoured at a slow pace at Villa Stasa. It's great for those after a quieter night that's nonetheless enriched by top tier service and unforgettable surroundings.
In the heart of Kassandra's most cosmopolitan district, Ahoy Summer Nightclub blazes late into the night and early into the morning with sets produced by renowned international DJs. It's one of the most famous party destinations in all of Greece, so make sure you check it out during your travels.
The club's been going every summer since 1990, boasting blazing fire shows and beautiful people ever since. Ahoy opens its doors from 11.30pm and goes right through until sunrise, although only between April and September. With international dance hits, R&B classics and contemporary Greek tunes blazing a trail all summer, you can forgive the party hosts for taking that well-earned Greek island holiday off-season break.
Based in Sarti, Peponaki Karpouzaki boasts yellow walls and brightly coloured furniture, with some similarly vibrant cocktails to suit. Open day and night, the coffee and culture crowd graces its tables by day and by night, the venue transforms into a cosy-yet-quirky lounge.
Take a look around the decorated walls and you'll find a story of international fun and games - boomerangs and old world lanterns hang beside vintage posters, guitars and cheeky framed photos. The drinks menu has plenty to offer as well.