Belgrade, Serbia One of the nightlife capitals of the world, Belgrade’s eclectic party scene is limited only by imagination and hours in the day.

Hvar Town, Croatia It’s incredible that Hvar island hasn’t sunk with all the jumping up and down. There are sublime beaches to recover on.

Tirana, Albania The Albanian capital has a particularly lively scene after dark in and around its famous Blloku neighbourhood.

Ljubljana, Slovenia For a scruffy alternative to trendy clubs, head for Metelkova Mesto, an ex-army garrison converted into a free-living commune.

Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina The line between Sarajevo's bars and cafes can be blurred. Increasing in popularity are cafes for smoking narghile (hookah) tucked into former caravanserai courtyards.

Budva, Montenegro Scores of bars and clubs packed with holidaymakers each summer have earned Budva the nickname of 'Montenegrin Miami'.