Mykonos party scene 2017

~ Mykonos parties and special events, continued from page 1 ~

 

Guapaloca bar is one of the top places to let loose at Paradise beach. This is the club’s official promotional video for 2016.

 

When does party season start? The beach parties and nightlife get off to a gradual start in spring, steadily picking up steam as July approaches and thousands more people arrive on the island.

Between late March and mid-April, you’ll typically find that several beach clubs as well as a few bars in Mykonos Town have opened their premises. Last year, the chic Ling Ling Mykonos nightspot in Mykonos Town launched its season on March 23 — and it plans to reopen in March again this year. Room 101 and JackieO’ Bar welcomed visitors back starting on April 8, Porta and Galleraki followed on April 15, and Scarpa, Semeli Bar, Thalami and Vicolo all opened on the 22nd. Numerous other bars in Town opened during the second half of the month. At Paradise beach, Guapaloca got its parties started on April 15, and Tropicana Club threw its opening party on the 18th. Nammos at Psarou beach opened  on the 23rd, and has already announced that it will open much earlier this year — on April 8, to be precise. At Paraga beach, Kalua kicked off its 2016 season on the 29th, and Alemagou restaurant and bar at Ftelia beach held a warm-up party on the same day.  

 

Alemagou, at Ftelia beach, is one of the hippest beach restaurants and bars on Mykonos. It hosts regular sunset parties and special events, including its annual Made of Sounds Summer Beach Party.

 

 

The month of May is typically when grand openings take place for some of the most well-known and most popular venues on Mykonos, including Moni, Skandinavian Bar, Scorpios, Cavo Paradiso and Paradise Club. By late June, the remainder of the island’s bars and beach clubs will have launched their seasons and held their opening events. Since tourist traffic to Mykonos increases significantly during June, the partying really starts to rev up  toward the end of the month, and as mentioned before July and August are the hottest months to be on the island, both for parties and for weather. 

The fierce party activity of August tapers off in early September, which is an ideal time to visit Mykonos for a chill atmosphere, warm sunny weather and perfect swimming conditions. Some of the exclusive nightclubs in Mykonos Town will close at the end of August or during the first half of September — that was the case last year for BonbonniereGüzel, MadonToy Room Club and VOID. The two biggest DJ venues on Mykonos — Cavo Paradiso and Paradise Club — generally wrap things up with  season finale parties during the third week of September. If you can only travel to Mykonos in September, try to schedule your holiday for as early in the month as possible if a very active and vibrant party scene is a top priority for you.

 

Paradise beach Mykonos champagne bottles

Now that was one helluva party! This huge mound of empty champagne bottles, seen at Tropicana Club near the end of its 2016 season, is proof positive that the place throws plenty of good parties. 

 

Is there nightlife in fall and winter? Since the tourist crowds thin out during October, many bars and clubs will wind down and shutter their premises for the winter. But parties will continue at Paradise beach and Super Paradise beach until the middle of the month. In 2016, Tropicana Club held its last regular beach party on October 15, and threw its closing party on October 23.

By November, which is when the “off” season begins, all of the big-name, high-profile party venues will have shut down. A small number of bars in Mykonos Town (along with Wild Cafe-bar in Ano Mera) remain open during the off season, which lasts until mid March. Some of these places, such as NotoriousMagas Cafe-Bar and Central, bring in local bands and musicians from other parts of Greece for occasional live shows.

Winter is definitely off season for Mykonos, though, and the island’s bar scene at this time is focussed mainly on Greek musical entertainment for people who live on the island year-round. Because of the cold wet weather, winter is an extremely slow period for tourism, and is certainly the worst possible time to visit if your goal is to experience the Mykonos beaches and parties you’ve heard about or seen on Instagram and YouTube. To avoid disappointment and guarantee yourself a unforgettable fun time, plan your holiday for either peak season, or for late June or early September. If your preference is a less crazy and more laid-back party scene,  you’ll enjoy Mykonos during the considerably quieter periods of May, early June, late September or early October.

If you can only travel to Mykonos in winter, but still want to enjoy some active nightlife, try to schedule your visit for Carnival time, when you’ll find plenty of partying (including crazy costume and masked events) taking place at many of the bars.  The party posters on page 3 of this article will show you some of the Carnival theme parties held on Mykonos during the 2017 celebrations.

 

Veronis Brothers rock band on Mykonos

During off season, local musicians like the V Bros rock band (Nick and Peter Veronis, above) perform occasionally at several Mykonos cafe-bars, including Central, Notorious and Magas.

 

Where were the good parties in 2016? To get an idea of the kinds of events that take place on Mykonos throughout the tourist season, take a look at my Mykonos bar & club openings and party events post from 2016. It features promotional flyers for club openings, special parties and DJ appearances for each month of the main tourist period last year. The list doesn’t include every party that took place in 2016, since many clubs don’t announce all their special events and because some exclusive parties are publicized by word of mouth or on social media the day they take place (One such private villa party on Mykonos last July featured Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio and DJ Afrojack.)

To keep informed on club openings and special events this year, bookmark this post and check back from time to time. I will be updating this post with information about DJs and upcoming parties as soon as venues release their event announcements. 

 

Check out this short video to see  what you missed if you didn’t make it to any of the beach parties at Tropicana Club in 2016. You can expect more of the same during summer 2017!

 

Please click on the link below to see events scheduled for February, March and April (listed on page 3).

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54 Comments

  1. I’m planning on being there from April 13th through the 24th (28 year old male, like to party), and I know it’s pretty early on in the season but it’s also during the Orthodox Easter time frame…any suggestions? Should I schedule later on in the season or will there be enough parties to entertain me for a few days?

    • Hi Eddie, well there is always a good party in Mykonos. You can check Scarpa Bar at Mykonos Town it’s a “must” with great vibe and atomosphere, also don’t miss Paradise Club which is the best club in Mykonos, and is amazing no matter what time of day…

      • Thanks for the response Maounas, I will definitely check those out!

        • admin

          April 15, 2017 at 10:10 pm

          Some of the bars at Paradise beach will be open, including Guapaloca, but Paradise Club won’t be open until the end of May at the earliest.

      • Hi am planning to come on jul29 with my husband for only 3 days we want to know what is the best places to go to party at night and beaches in morning noting that we wana know how we enter do we have to reserve online or buy ticket there and is it always available to be able to enter

        • admin

          April 29, 2017 at 1:34 pm

          At that time of summer there will be dozens of great places to party … you should just keep checking the blog post for event announcements to see what appeals to you. If there is somewhere you definitely want to go, check booking availability directly from the club or bar you’re interested in. Otherwise, you would have to line up to get in … but reservations are not essential in most cases.

  2. hi looking for a day boat party on the 8th of May, any advise. We about 30 people

  3. Hi,
    I am planning to be in Mykonos on 10th and 11th May 2017 (during full moon). What All places are recommended for a good party? Any chances of any grand opening party in Cavo Paradiso or Paradise Club or anywhere else.

    Your feed back is much appreciated

    • admin

      March 3, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Events taking place on those days have not been announced yet. No word yet either on when Cavo and Paradise club are holding their opening parties.

  4. When will the line-ups for 2017 be released? It’s not far away but we need to plan the holiday around Cavo / Super Paradise DJs.

    Any info would be great!!

    Thanks

    • admin

      March 3, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      Your question was answered in the very first paragraph of the Mykonos Party Scene 2017 article.

  5. Im there in mykonos in between 22 to 28th of march 2017.will there be good parties that time?

    • admin

      March 14, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      If I had heard of anything happening then, it would be posted in the article. Nothing has been announced.

  6. Am there in mykonos between 27th April to 1st may…how can we put to request to paradise club etc etc to please start their opening parties. Really want see one.
    Can someone suggest something.
    Where would I find good parties during this time of the year????
    We are a group of 8people coming.

    • admin

      March 19, 2017 at 10:26 am

      Paradise Club won’t be open then. Neither will Cavo Paradiso. The big clubs don’t open until May.

  7. Hi, Thanks for all the info. My husband and I will be traveling with two 21 year old college students in June. Trying to find a place close enough to the nightlife for the college kids , yet not to crazy for us. We are knocking on the door of 50, but we still are a very active family. We often join the nightlife, but also like nice dinners and outdoor activities. Would like the kids to be able to walk to and from night clubs, ect.. Could you recommend a good hotel or villa, apt ect…, that has sea views but still close enough to the fun? Thanks for any help.

    • admin

      April 8, 2017 at 10:08 am

      You’ll want to be in or very close to Mykonos Town so you and the kids will be easy walking distance to all the nightlife, restaurants, shops, etc. Check hotel listings on sites like booking.com and TripAdvisor to see what’s available at the prices you’re willing to pay for your specific travel dates.

  8. Sandeep Poddar

    April 2, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Hi. We are in Mykonos from 23rd April to 26th april. Which are the most happening night clubs and lounges that would be open during this time. Your suggestions will definitely help us decide accordingly.

    • admin

      April 8, 2017 at 10:06 am

      Check through my blog post to see party announcements for that period of time. The post lists opening dates for places that are starting up in April. You’ll have to check out the various places to see which are the “most happening” because I can’t tell you where everybody is going to be gathering on those nights.

  9. Hey I will be in Mykonos April 8-10th. Any Boat events?

    • admin

      April 8, 2017 at 10:05 am

      None that I am aware of. It’s too early in the season — not enough tourists on the island. But ask around in some of the travel agencies / ferry ticket offices when you get to Mykonos and you’ll find out if anything is available.

  10. Hi, I’m planning on being there from June 9-13. How will the scene be on those dates? I’m hoping it won’t be too dead.

    • admin

      April 8, 2017 at 10:03 am

      It definitely won’t be dead, but don’t expect wall-to-wall people — the big crowds arrive during July and August. You will still have a great time!

    • Hi! I will also be there for that weekend. Have you been? Is it difficult to navigate where the parties are as a solo traveler?
      Hopefully there will be some good DJS or events happening. 😀

      • admin

        April 15, 2017 at 10:09 pm

        Shannen, it’s easy to get around Mykonos Town to go from one bar/club to another …. it’s really not that big a place. Most bars are located on or close to the harbourfront and Little Venice seafront areas, at or near Lakka Square, as well as on or very close to the main shopping streets (which you won’t have any trouble finding because they’re lined with shops).

  11. Hi, My friends and I will be traveling to Mykonos Aug 2-6th. We were told to rent ATV’s but is this mandatory to get to the beach Parties? We are staying in dtown Mykonos, I heard August will be impossible to find a cab on the island and was wondering if a bus would be just as efficient. Not sure how late they run and if there close to the beach parties south of Mykonos? We are staying at Poseidon Hotel Suites, do you know if they arrange drivers possibly also? We are 5-6 gpeople and would like the easiest way of transportation. We wanted to rent a small car but heard also Parking will be impossible?? Any info would be helpful. Thanks

    • admin

      April 7, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      August is peak travel season and on Mykonos that means peak service by the local bus system. Yes, you can get to the main beaches by bus and it’s the cheapest and best way to travel to beaches. Since there is going to be 5 or 6 of you, taking taxis is not practical since you would need to call for two taxis. ATVs are a bad idea, especially if you plan to drink at the parties. Buses will run practically all night long to Paradise beach in August, so it will be easy for you to get to any of the overnight parties at Cavo Paradiso or Paradise Club. And there is a shuttle bus service available for Super Paradise beach. Poseidon Hotel is a very short walk from Fabrika Square where you catch the bus to Paradise and several other major beaches including Paraga (in case you want to go to Scorpios) and Psaou (in case you want to party at Nammos). Your hotel staff will be able to tell you where to catch buses for specific beaches. I highly doubt the hotel will offer a shuttle service for beach parties. I have never heard of a hotel offering this.

  12. Hi,

    How are things there between May 13-22? I know it’s earlier in the season but wondering if the normal spots there will still be really fun at that point of the summer. Thanks much.

    • admin

      April 16, 2017 at 9:16 am

      Mid May is still early season so the summer crowds haven’t yet built up. But plenty of party places will be open and you’ll have a great time. It’s also likely that Cavo Paradiso will be opening during that timeframe so you might be able to go to a couple of events there including the opening night party. They still haven’t announced their opening weekend, but it’s usually the third weekend in May.

  13. Hi, myself and a few friends are coming in April 28-May 2nd. We know its early for the party scene but its the only time we could book due to work. Any suggestions on nightlife during that time? We did some research and it looks like a few places like Tropicana (opening night 27th) & Guapaloca Bar will be open.

    • admin

      April 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Well if you had researched my blog post you would have seen that a lot more bars and clubs will be open besides the two you mentioned.

  14. Hi me and my mates are coming to Mykonos end of June and staying at ACvillage christoulis not far from airport. Now I have seen locations of the bars etc in the town I am a bit worried we are to far out? How long would it take to get to the town from there and what’s the costs of taxi and busses?

    • admin

      April 22, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Definitely not a convenient location since it’s on the opposite side of the airport from town, according to its map location. That means you would have nearly a 2 kilometer drive to get around the airport and to the heart of town where the nightlife is. Can’t tell you what a taxi would cost because I’ve never taken one from or two the location you’ll be staying in. I would guess €15 one way. Keep in mind taxis take only four people maximum.

  15. Hey what is a good place where to take my mother in her 50´s? Good music and some dancing will be great

  16. Hi I’m going to mykonos on the 13th of May and i would like to go to the opening party at cavo paradise but wondering is there transport back to mykonos town late at night and do i have to buy tickets before hand. Thank you

  17. Hi,

    Any events on from 20th-27th July 2017?

    thanks

    • admin

      April 25, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      Lots of events at that time! But they haven’t been announced yet. I list events when information about them is released, and it’s way too early for clubs to be releasing their July schedules.

  18. Hi we are 4 guys, and we will stay in mykons from 28th april till 1st of May, any suggestion for good parties? Thabks!

  19. Hi

    Any idea as to what date Nammos will be hosting Remos in July this year? And who the support act will be?

    Thanks

  20. we are going to be in Mykonos with our 20 year old “kids’ september 8-17th and want to find out if the beach parties and nightlife are still open and going strong. If so is it everyday like sunday mon tues) or only the end of the week. I understand this is not peak party time but want to make sure it is still good. thanks!

  21. Are there specific days and nights of the week that are bigger for partying? For example is Friday and Saturday big nights? Which is the best time to arrive in the week for optimal partying.

    • admin

      May 11, 2017 at 9:26 am

      There’s really no difference, especially during peak season (July & August). Outside of peak season there may be bigger crowds for special events, which usually — but not always —
      take place on weekends. Crowds will be bigger the weekend of May 26 to 29 this year because that’s the weekend thousands of Greek university students will go to Mykonos to party. And there will be more people the following weekend (June 2 to 6) because it’s the Holy Spirit long holiday in Greece. Expect huge crowds if there’s a big-name Greek entertainer doing a show at a club (for example, Antonis Remos’s annual gig at Nammos). And some nights are busier for specific clubs. At Scorpios, for instance, the busiest days/nights last year were Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

  22. Hi, hoping to come to Mykonos myself, husband, son and his mate will the two 17 year olds be alright that time of year??? They obvs want some party scene!!!

  23. I am heading to mykonos from 5/26-5/30 with my fiancé and another couple. We are in our mid-late 20s and are looking for some options for nightlife. I know there will be lots of university students there so does that mean we won’t get in to places like Skandanavian bar etc? Or are there bars where slightly older people go to avoid the university students. Thanks!

  24. Me & a friend are planning to visit over june or july, we were looking for a nice beach night parties\daily relaxing spots,
    1) i was wondering if this island (Mykonos) is more a kind of a gay island, or just regular, i mean for straight male will i have experience where the majority of people on the island are males or not, i dont have problems with gays just asking in general (?)
    2) is Mykonos has the most activity as an island for parties and nightlife ?

    • admin

      May 18, 2017 at 8:37 am

      1) Mykonos is absolutely NOT “more of a gay island.” It’s a gay-friendly island with several gay bars and clubs, but the VAST majority of the many party places on Mykonos are “straight” and the vast majority of people who go to Mykonos are “straight.” If you look through the events I posted you will see there are only a few for gay clubs.

      2) Mykonos is known as the Greek island with the best nightlife. A cheaper to visit island with good nightlife is Ios.

  25. Hi everyone, we are a group of 8 couples and we are arriving into Mykonos on the 25th May to the 30th of May. Can anyone recommend any key club events that will be taking place during this weekend? Any recommendations for day parties? Also, would it be worth buying tickets in advance or will it be okay to buy once we arrive there? Do any of the clubs provide VIP tables? Thanks

    • admin

      May 19, 2017 at 7:44 am

      Key club events are listed on the website article to which you posted these questions. As also indicated in the article, you’ll find day parties at Paradise beach and at Super Paradise, starting at 4. You can wait til you get to the clubs to buy tickets. The bigger clubs, like Cavo Paradiso, do have VIP tables.

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