Taking that first holiday with your mates is a rite of passage – and it's not too late to book your trip for this summer. Whether you're having a stag party or just want to have some fun, there are loads of places to think about. Get some ideas for your lads holiday and book it now:
The iconic destination for music and clubbing is Ibiza. It comes alive at night, with Ibiza Town and San Antonio well established as two of the biggest resorts. Playa d'en Bossa to the south combines internationally-known music venues with a massive stretch of beach.
Getting a package holiday to Magaluf can work out cheaply, especially if you travel in a group. Peak season is the priciest, but is the absolute best time to experience the nightlife. The main street in the centre is packed with clubs and bars. There's more than enough to do, whether you're staying for a couple of nights or a whole week.
During the day, get stuck into the diving, watersports and other activities, or chill out on the beach. The award-winning WaterWorld is Europe's largest themed waterpark. Stay on the sand until the sun sets to experience Ayia Napa's world-famous beach parties and bars. Summer's the main season, and in September the Ayia Napa Youth Festival brings live bands to the harbour square.
Kavos is well known as a hotspot for clubbing and lads holidays. It's said to have the energy of Ibiza without some of the higher drinks prices. The main bars aren't huge in numbers, yet have massive reputations for an amazing night out. When it's time to head home, take a detour by the beaches at Kavos to catch the sunrise.
Also known as Zakynthos, Zante's a pretty and relatively laid-back place to nurse a hangover. When you're ready for another night on the town, Laganas is the place to be. The town's to the south of the island, and is usually where the action kicks off. It's a really easy walk between bars as well. Zante has over 100 places to party – including on boats.
You're spoilt for choice when you head out in Malia for the night, as bars and clubs line the beach. Look out for Coyote Venue, a bar inspired by the film Coyote Ugly, with plenty of female bartenders. Malia is Crete's number one place to party, and is popular with UK groups. It's a relatively small town to wander around, with the kind of world-class entertainment that'll make you want to come back.