Ever since ancient Greek philosophers raised the pursuit of pleasure to a philosophy, the Med has been a party hot spot. Modern-day hedonists are spoilt for choice with everything from cutting-edge clubs to seafront bars and bacchanalian beach parties.

Ios & Mykonos Summer revellers flock to the bars and clubs in Ios and gay-friendly Mykonos, two of Greece’s premier party destinations.

Ibiza Long a clubbing mecca, the Spanish island boasts some of the world’s top clubs and regularly hosts big-name DJs.

Hvar Town The main town on Hvar Island rocks in summer, serving up the best nightlife on the Dalmatian coast.

Bodrum Up-for-it party goers swell the clubs and bars of this ever popular resort on Turkey's Aegean coast.

Paris Catch a cabaret, dance till dawn or swoon over jazz in a shadowy basement bar – Paris by night offers limitless possibilities.