Many clubbers looking for sun, sea and superclubs usually follow the crowds to Ibiza, check out the scorching appeal of Malia in Crete or jump on the bandwagon to Malaga. But there are plenty of other party hotspots dotted around Europe that are pushing these legendary locations aside, blazing their own trails and earning a great reputation on the way.
Take Gumbet for instance. When it comes to awesome clubbing experiences, this is one of the Med’s best kept secrets. Located in the Bodrum region of Turkey, Gumbet is all fun in the sun - with a generous helping of some seriously cool clubs and its fair share of big-name DJs too. You’ll find everything here from open-air clubs and barefoot beach bars to all-night parties.
Another great up-and-coming resort is Sunny Beach in Bulgaria - Turkey’s neighbour. It’s bringing in top DJs and spinning the latest tunes to crowds who know when they’re onto a good thing. Like Gumbet, these places might not be as well-known as their Mediterranean counterparts but they’re certainly working hard to earn their stripes.
Every Summer, more and more people are ditching the bandwagon and venturing out in search of something new. So if you want something a little different - and perhaps the chance to brag when these party hotspots take off and join the big time - this is the place to be.