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Apart from the Cyclades islands which are world famous for their party vibes, Crete island is also an island with wild nightlife in some spots. It offers a wide plethora of options to spend amusing nights for all tastes and ages. From wild parties to traditional Greek nights with Cretan musicians, Crete in Greece has it all.
Concerning Crete nightlife, in Chania Town in Chania, you will find plenty of bars and clubs, some well-hidden in the picturesque alleys of the old town and others lining the waterfront with a gorgeous view to the night sky. In the beautiful town of Rethymno in Rethymno, there is a nice variety of bars and dance venues, taverns and restaurants.
The wildest scenes for nightlife in Crete is the region from Malia and Stalis to Elounda. There are many clubs in Malia and Stalis, the two places that are mostly frequented by British tourists. In the rest of the tourist places of Crete, there are lounge bars with soft music and exotic cocktails. These bars usually stay open till midnight or 2-3 o'clock in the morning the most.
For a more peaceful night, enjoy a long dinner in the many taverns around Crete. These taverns have delicious recipes and local wine or raki. If you have the chance, do not also miss the famous panigiria events of Crete that include traditional music and dancing till the sunrise.
Information about Nightlife in the prefectures of Crete:
Heraklion | Chania | Rethymno | Lassithi
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