DJ Leo Son will be on the decks for the Wild Friday party at Kouchico Cafe Bar on Syros on July 21
On Friday July 21, The Ocean Club on Naxos presents the Δε κλαρκς party from Tender club in Athens
Singer STAN (Stratos Antipariotis) will perform in concert on Syros on July 23
On Wednesday July 26, Klepsydra Club is hosting a Moet Champagne Party with live jazz music at the Seltz Champagne Bar and Restaurant at Katikies Hotel in Oia village on Santorini
~ Updated on Friday July 21 ~
More than Mykonos: This roundup of top parties and special events on select islands in the Cyclades is a supplement to my popular Mykonos party scene 2017 post.
This listing includes major events taking place on Ios, Naxos, Santorini and other nearby islands which many Mykonos partygoers visit during summer holidays in Greece. I have added this party listing in response to numerous requests from readers who were wondering where they could find good parties, besides Mykonos, while they are touring the Cyclades.
Please turn to page 2 of this post to see more upcoming parties and special events in the Cyclades.
A tour of the heavenly island of Mykonos!! With an exclusive and amazing video that highlights the unparalleled beauty of the island, the journalist and owner of Mykonos Live Tv Peter Nazos invites us to escape to Mykonos! Among the picturesque narrow streets, next to the churches and the monasteries, behind the freshly painted shutters, through the living tradition, the vitality of the night, the rocky hills and the heavenly beaches, the island of the wings can not hide its incomparable charm. Walk in the idyllic cobbled roads, dive into the deep blue and experience the unique atmosphere of the "queen" of the Cyclades. This is Mykonos, a top vacation choice!
This video by Mykonos LIVE TV shows some of the popular beaches and tourist attractions that draw huge crowds to Mykonos every year
Intriguing island: It seems everybody loves Mykonos, Countless people love its atmospheric beaches, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife, and happily spread the word about how fantastic everything is. And there are likely just as many who love to criticize and complain, warning anyone who will listen not to go to Mykonos because it’s overpriced, overcrowded and overly commercialized. With so much talk, whether by exuberant fans or equally enthusiastic detractors, it’s no wonder Mykonos is the most famous of all the Greek islands. Remember the expression “There is no such thing as bad publicity?” Well, Mykonos gets plenty, yet its popularity continues to soar.
I think there’s a very simple reason: Mykonos has tremendous visual appeal. Watch the two videos I’ve published in this post, and it’s easy to see why millions of people want to go there. Professional photography helps, no doubt, but similarly enticing images of the island’s breathtaking sights and scenery have appeared for many years in news and social media, travel publications, lifestyle websites, fashion and design magazines, and hit movies all around the world. Heck, I’ve been to Mykonos more than any other place in Greece, yet these videos make me feel like rushing right back.
The film at the top of this post, produced by Mykonos LIVE TV, does a great job of selling the island’s good looks. It presents fabulous views of the iconic landmarks and attractions that have made Mykonos a household name over the past five decades: beaches, bougainvillea, brilliant white buildings, charming churches and chapels, the Little Venice seafront, the photogenic pelican, the impressive Alefkandra windmills, the incredible blue skies and turquoise seas, the sensational sunsets, and much more.
However, there is another popular expression that applies to Mykonos: “Beauty is only skin deep.” Although the narrator of the Tripment travel website film, below, makes a point of mentioning the island’s biggest blemishes, warts and flaws, the video views of bustling beaches, streets and bars do a convincing job of selling Mykonos as an incredibly attractive, exciting, and vibrant place to vacation.
Acknowledging that the island can be extremely expensive and overcrowded during peak season (July and August), the narrator describes Mykonos as “the ideal destination to boast one’s wealth and happiness.” Still, there’s that matchless beauty and alluring aura that make people dream of taking a trip to Mykonos..
“The all-white Cycladic architecture, in combination with the blue colour of the sea and sky, creates really beautiful scenery,” the narrator notes, adding that the 25 Mykonos beaches — “quite a large number” considering the island’s small size — are all “beautiful, with golden sand and crystal-clear blue water.” They might be jam-packed with rental sunbeds and umbrellas, too, but they still look so damned inviting!
Despite its drawbacks, Mykonos “definitely offers a unique experience to its visitors,” the narrator says, and “whether you like it or not depends on your personal taste and style.”
Nevertheless, “the fact is that it is the liveliest destination in Greece as people here enjoy themselves 24 hours a day, non-stop.” Mykonos, he concludes, is “a destination that has made Greece famous all over the world.”
And that’s a really good thing, in my humble opinion.
Even if you can get there only briefly, whether on a cruise, a day tour or a short stopover en route to another island, Mykonos is absolutely worth seeing. There’s nowhere else like it, and that’s a good thing, too.
This clip from the Tripment travel blog dates back to 2014, but little has changed in the interim, and the video still offers an excellent overview of what it calls “the most famous and expensive destination in Greece.”
While September’s arrival is a sign that summer is winding down, that doesn’t mean the party scene is finished on Mykonos.
Although some venues will start to close up shop over the course of September, many bars in Mykonos Town will keep going strong throughout the month and into the first half of October, while some of the beach clubs will also stay in operation until at least early October.
You’ll find a day-by-day list of September and October parties on page 2 of this post. Please note that most events for September will not be announced until late August, while dates for October entertainment will not be released until closer to that month. This post will be updated whenever party details are released.
If you want to see what the party scene was like on Mykonos during earlier months this year, click here.
Christos Menidiatis will be appearing for three nights at Mykonos Bar on July 21, 22 and 23 ….
… while Irini Papadopoulou also will be headlining at Mykonos Bar for the same three nights, and continuing on until July 26
Branco Hotel at Platis Gialos beach presents Billy Caso on Saturday July 22
Stephan Bodzin headlines the entertainment program for the Oasis Brunch — Day into Night program at SantAnna on July 22
Dennis Ferrer headlines at SantAnna on Tuesday July 25, with support from Viton and Jon Tsamis
Starting on Wednesday July 26, VOID will host hip hop party nights every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday with DJ Tito on the decks
~ updated on Friday July 21 ~
Page 2 of this post contains a chronological list of parties taking place on Mykonos during July, and is updated whenever new events are announced. To see events scheduled for August, September and October, as well as parties that are held on either a daily or weekly basis during the summer, follow the links below:
Click here to see regular weekly events and summer DJ lineups for the major clubs
Alemagou will be hosting nine EΘER events this summer, a series of new concept parties being held between July 12 and September 1.
Alemagou also is hosting Odyssey, a “5-week sunset-session residency curated by Tale Of Us.” These parties begin Wednesday July 19 and continue each Wednesday evening (from 5 p.m. til midnight) until August 16.
JackieO’ Beach club introduces Wedanceday Experience for summer 2017. The “fashion-themed” parties feature a team of 12 resident artists and DJs whose mission is to unite with the crowd on the dance floor and, through their unique artistic expression, elevate all participants “to a state of pure happiness and pure party feeling.” The parties will be held each Wednesday from July 19 through to August 23.
~ updated on Thursday July 20 ~
Click here to see regular weekly events and summer DJ lineups for the major clubs
Click here to see a list of events taking place during February, March and April
Click here to see parties and bar openings during May
Click here to see events that have been announced for June
Click here for a list of parties scheduled for July