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Mykonos travel 2021: Opening dates for bars, beach clubs, nightclubs, hotels, & restaurants


Keep an eye on this post to find out when your favourite Mykonos bars, beach clubs, nightclubs, hotels and restaurants will open for the 2021 tourist season. This listing will be updated regularly. Updated several times on Saturday May 15.


There are great views of Mykonos Town and many of the island’s popular beach areas in this 10-minute drone video by jani bani, released on April 17.


Scenes from Tropicana Beach Club and other places on Mykonos are featured in this video by John Moschovakis, released May 7 to promote the club’s 2021 season opening on May 20


Doors open: Here’s a preview of opening dates for Mykonos venues, along with places that are busy preparing for the upcoming travel season.

Restaurants that have been open since winter and/or early spring for delivery and takeaway include:

♦ Amethystos

♦ Cantina at the Mykonos New Port

♦ Pikanti Gonia

♦ Oregano Cook & Grill

♦ Maizevelo

♦ Lovemeze

♦ Local BBQ & Souvlaki

♦ Obati

♦ Crepaland

♦ Blu Blu Lounge

♦ Pita Wrap & Pizza

♦ MJ Cafe

♦ El Burro

♦ Rustic Grill

♦ Souvlaki Story

♦ La Rosticceria

♦ Αυλή Μύκονος

♦ Souvlaki Mykonos – Cantina Street Food

♦ Central Cafe

♦ Raya

♦ Captain’s

♦ Yialos

♦ Kazarma

♦ Teo’s House

♦ N’ice Cream Mykonos

♦ Pelican

Most of the above-mentioned establishments will open their outdoor dining patios in May, pursuant to Greek government rules easing the Covid-19 lockdown and permitting restaurants to open for outdoor dining only starting on May 3.


Cavo Paradiso Mykonos announcement re its 2021 season start date

Cavo Paradiso club circulated this announcement April 17 on its social media accounts 


Street view of Tokyo Joe Mykonos sushi bar

Friday April 9 was opening date for Tokyo Joe sushi bar — for food and beverage takeout and delivery. On May 3 it opened its patio for outdoor dining.


Aroma Cafe Bar in Mykonos

Aroma cafe-bar opened on Wednesday April 14


La Barran Bar in Mykonos

Starting on Saturday April 22, the new La Barran bar in Mykonos Town will be open to serve cocktails for take-away


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Apaggio seafood and Greek restaurant at Ornos opened May 3


Galleraki Bar on Mykonos

Galleraki Bar at the Little Venice seafront of Mykonos Town started its season on May 3


Outdoor patio at Friano Greek Tavern on Mykonos

Friano Greek Tavern opened for outdoor dining on May 3


2021 opening announcement for Nautilus restaurant on Mykonos

Nautilus restaurant returns on Monday May 3


Vegera restaurant Mykono

Vegera restaurant opens its doors on Monday May 3


Marias Mykonian Restaurant in Mykonos Town

Maria’s Traditional Mykonian Restaurant opens for its 46th season on Monday May 3


Tasos Taverna on Mykonos

Tasos Taverna  opens Monday May 3 for its 59th year of operations at Paraga beach


Facebook page photo of Liberty Breakfast Room on Mykonos

Liberty Breakfast Room is back on Monday May 3


Appaloosa Restaurant & Bar Mykonos

On Monday May 3, Appaloosa Restaurant & Bar opened for outdoor dining


The patio at Limnios Taverna on Mykonos

On May 4, Limnios Taverna at Agios Stefanos announced that it has opened for outdoor dining


Semeli Hotel Mykonos 2021 season start date

Semeli Hotel in Mykonos Town opens its doors on Wednesday May 5


Thioni Restaurant Mykonos season start date for 2021

Thioni Restaurant in Mykonos Town returns on Wednesday May 5


Wine Room Mykonos

The wine, champagne and spirits shop Wine Room Mykonos opened on May 5


Koutala taverna on Mykonos

Koutala Greek restaurant launched its season on May 5


Mykonos Horseland group horse riding tour

Mykonos Horseland announced on May 5 that it’s now open for another season of horse riding tours on the island


Aerial view of The Wild Hotel on Mykonos

The Wild Hotel at Agia Anna/Kalafatis opens on May 8


Katrin restaurant in Mykonos

Saturday May 8 is opening day for Katrin (La Maison de Katrin), an icon of haute cuisine in Mykonos since 1971 — and one of the island’s most-photographed locations on Instagram


Lefteris Grillhouse Mykonos

Sunday May 9 is opening day for Lefteris Grillhouse at Ornos


Bowl Mykonos opening date announcement

Bowl, the vegan-friendly health food restaurant at Ornos, will open May 10


Ikies of Mykonos hotel pool

Ikies of Mykonos hotel welcomes guests starting Monday May 10


Street view of Platis Bakery at Platis Gialos Mykonos

Monday May 10 is opening day for Platis Bakery at the Argo Hotel at Platis Gialos


Bill & Coo Hotels Mykonos

The two Bill & Coo 5-star hotels on Mykonos — the Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge in Mykonos Town, and Bill & Coo Coast Suites at Agios Ioannis beach — will open on Monday May 10


Manor House Mykonos restaurant patio

The Manor House Mykonos restaurant opened on May 11


Vencia Hotel Mykonos 2021 opening

May 12 is opening day for Vencia Boutique Hotel


Branco Mykonos hotel and resort

Branco Mykonos resort, the beachfront hotel and restaurant at Platis Gialos, opens on May 12


180 Sunset Bar Mykonos

180 Sunset Bar is not only the top sunset-viewing cocktail lounge on Mykonos, it’s also one of the most Instagrammable places on the entire island.  After having to change its opening date a couple of times because of inclement weather, it finally launched its season on Wednesday May 12.


YummyMykonos restaurant on Mykonos

YummyMykonos is set for its May 13 opening


  Alemagou beach club  opened its restaurant, bar and beach on Friday May 14


Semeli Bar on Mykonos

Semeli Bar at Little Venice is back on May 14


Cafe Paraga on Mykonos

May 14 is opening day for Cafe Paraga at Paraga beach


Street view of Rehab restaurant and juice bar on Mykonos

Rehab restaurant and juice bar opens on May 14


I Frati restaurant Mykonos opening date 2021

May 14 is opening day for I Frati restaurant 


Rochari Hotel in Mykonos Town

Rochari Hotel in Mykonos Town kicks off its season on May 14


Ikies of Mykonos

The Ikies of Mykonos luxury suite and villa complex opens May 14


Myconian Ambassador hotel on Mykonos

On May 14, the Myconian Ambassador Hotel at Platis Gialos beach opens its doors


opening announcement for nice n easy restaurant Mykonos

nice n easy restaurant returns to the Little Venice seafront of Mykonos Town on May 15


Rizes Folklore Farmstead on Mykonos opening announcement

Rizes Folklore Farmstead welcomes visitors starting on May 15


Acrogiali Hotel on Mykonos

Acrogiali Beach Hotel at Platis Gialos opens its doors on May 15


Opening announcement for lalala restaurant and champagne bar on Mykonos

lalala restaurant and bar starts its season on May 15


Karavaki restaurant on Mykonos

Karavaki restaurant at the Vencia Hotel returns on May 15


Negrita Bar on Mykonos photo from the bars page on Facebook

May 15 is opening day for Negrita Bar on the Little Venice seafront


Season opening announcement for Mykonos VIOMA Organic Farm & Vineyard in Mykonos

Mykonos VIOMA Organic Farm & Vineyard reopens on May 15


M-eating Mykonos exterior view photo from the restaurant's Facebook page

M-eating restaurant is back for another summer starting May 15


Babylon Bar on Mykonos

Babylon Bar is back on May 15


Street view of Sale e Pepe restaurant on Mykonos

Sale e Pepe Italian restaurant and oyster bar opens May 15 for its 30th season in Mykonos Town


4z Mykonos Villas

4z Mykonos Villas at Ftelia begin welcoming back guests starting May 15


2021 opening announcement for DK Oyster restaurant on Mykonos

May 15 is opening day for the infamous DK Oyster restaurant and bar at Platis Gialos beach. The place made international headlines in the spring of 2019 after an American tourist wrote an online review complaining about  “rip off” prices charged for a lunch he had with friends.  (The article Calamari made of gold on Keep Talking Greece was one of dozens that reported on the incident.) His was just one of hundreds of scathing reviews posted on TripAdvisor, where customers regularly complain about what they feel are misleading business practices.  


Pinky Beach club at Agia Anna Paraga on Mykonos

Pinky Beach, seen in an aerial photo from its website, has planned a Sunday May 16 re-opening for its restaurant, bar and sunbeds at Agia Anna/Paraga beach


Tropicana Mykonos opening announcement for 2021

Tropicana beach club will open its doors on Thursday May 20 


Santa Marina A Luxury Collection Resort on Mykonos

May 20 is opening day for the 5-star Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort at Ornos 


Buddha Bar Beach restaurant Mykonos

Thursday May 20 is opening day for the Buddha-Bar Beach  restaurant and cocktail bar at the Santa Marina Resort at Ornos


Belvedere Mykonos hotel opening announcement

Belvedere Hotel starts its season on May 20, while the Belvedere Hilltop Rooms & Suites will open June 11


Logo for Cantera Mykonos meat fusion restaurant

June 15 will be opening day for the brand-new Cantera Mykonos, a meat sushi restaurant situated at the Little Venice seafront of Mykonos Town


Inside  54 Cocktail Bar and Sunset Lounge on Mykonos

54 Cocktail Bar & Sunset Lounge will open on Friday May 21


Revised opening date announcement for Noema restaurant on Mykonos

 Nōema restaurant (which is profiled in our recent post What’s New on Mykonos for 2021) has pushed back its opening  by one week — to Friday May 21


Aerial view of Koukoumi Hotel on Mykonos

On Friday May 21, Koukoumi Hotel opens for its second season. Koukoumi made headlines last year as the first vegan hotel to open in Greece


2021 opening date for Scorpios beach club Mykonos

Kaz James and Jean Claude Ades will host the season opening event at Scorpios beach club on Sunday May 23. The opening originally was scheduled for May 16 but the club announced May 5 that it was pushing that date back by a week.


Mykonos Soul Luxury Suites

Mykonos Soul Suites at Agios Stefanos opens on Tuesday May 25


COYA Mykonos courtyard

It was the most popular and talked-about restaurant on Mykonos last year, and COYA will return for a second highly-anticipated season on May 26


Nimbus Mykonos Hotel opening announcement

Nimbus Mykonos hotel at Agios Stefanos will open on May 28


Super Paradise beach club Mykonos

Super Paradise beach club opens on Friday May 28


Nammos beach club on Mykonos

May 28 is opening day for the world-famous Nammos restaurant, bar and beach club at Psarou beach


Interior of Zuma restaurant on Mykonos

The contemporary Japanese izakaya restaurant Zuma returns to Mykonos this summer with its second consecutive seasonal pop-up at the 5-star Cavo Tagoo Hotel in Mykonos Town. Opening day is set for Friday May 28.


Bistrot de Nicolas on Mykonos

Bistrot de Nicolas has announced on social media that it expects to open at “the beginning of June.”


Destino Pacha Mykonos 2021 grand opening

The 5-star Destino Pacha Mykonos luxury hotel is scheduled to open Tuesday June 1 on a clifftop overlooking Agios Stefanos beach (in the premises previously operated as Oniro Mykonos — A  Shanti Collection Resort).  Like its “sister” hotel in Ibiza, the Destino Pacha Mykonos promises “the ultimate adult playground where life is celebrated from sunrise to sunset and beyond.”


Deliades Hotel on Mykonos

Deliades Hotel at Ornos will open on June 1


Photos of Kaula beach bar and restaurant on Mykonos

Kalua restaurant and beach bar at Paraga beach will open on June 4


Season opening announcement by Votsalaki Boutique Resort on Mykonos

Votsalaki Boutique Resort at Paradise Beach will open on June 11


Mykonos Social restaurant by Jason Atheron

Wednesday June 16 is the anticipated opening date for Mykonos Social, the newest project of Michelin-starred restaurateur Jason Atherton. Situated in the Santa Marina Mykonos luxury resort at Ornos, Mykonos Social will offer a Mediterranean and Greek cuisine menu created by Atherton and overseen by executive chef Kostas Papathanasiou. 


Queen of Mykonos champagne and cocktail bar photo from Facebook

Queen of Mykonos champagne & cocktail bar has announced it will be opening in June. The specific opening day has not yet been revealed.


Venues gearing up for summer


 IT Restaurant on Mykonos

The new IT Mykonos restaurant and lounge, located in the Drafaki district on the edge of Mykonos Town, expects to open sometime in June


Lio cabaret restaurant on Mykonos coming soon announcement

The brand-new Lio Mykonos cabaret restaurant and nightclub expects to provide information about its opening date soon


COYA restaurant entrance in Mykonos Town

COYA was the hottest new restaurant on Mykonos last year, and it will be back for its second season in May. The precise opening day has not yet been announced.


summer 2021 promotional image for Bonbonniere nightclub in Mykonos

Bonbonniere will be back this summer. In promotional posts on social media, the nightclub says: “Imagine your dream summer….Now get ready to live it.”


the entertainment team at Guapaloca Bar on Mykonos

Guapaloca Bar shared this photo of its entertainment team on social media with the caption: “Our summer events are on the way!”


2021 promotional image for SantAnna beach club on Mykonos

In its social media campaign for the 2021 season, SantAnna beach club invites travellers to “get your life back” and start planning your holidays now


Party scene from Paradise Beach Club on Mykonos

Paradise Beach Club shared this photo on social media along with the caption: “Counting the days for the party of all parties!”


Skandinavian Bar on Mykonos

Skandinavian Bar has launched a new website as it prepares for its summer opening


Liasti beach club Mykonos

Liasti beach club at Lia beach also is preparing for another summer season. It shared this post on social media on May 15.


Solymar beach restaurant on Mykonos

On May 14, Solymar beach restaurant posted on social media that it is busy preparing to open for the summer — and will announce its opening date soon


JackieO Beach Club on Mykonos

JackieO Bar in Mykonos Town

JackieO Beach Club at Super Paradise (top) and JackieO Bar on the seafront of Mykonos Town will both be returning this summer and are expecting to open at the end of May


More opening announcements coming soon!

Video spotlight on: Ikaria


Ikaria Summer 2020 by Nikos Outdoor


Videographer Nikos Outdoor travelled to the Eastern Aegean island of Ikaria at the beginning of the summer — before Greece had ended its Covid-19 lockdown and reopened its borders to international tourism — and enjoyed what he described as “probably the most unique trip ever!”

“We had the whole island literally for our own as the the usually crowded places were missing! We took advantage of the closed borders and shot some magnificent scenery that even during winter it is difficult to catch them so pure!” he says in notes accompanying his drone video, which was published on YouTube July 10.

The 5-minute film features amazing aerial views of the island’s inimitable scenery, including interior and coastal landscapes, beaches, villages and sunsets.


Writers report on mood, hopes & fears at top Greece travel spots during & after the nation’s Covid-19 lockdown


Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

At his Greece Summer 2020 press conference on Santorini on June 13, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis formally announced Greece’s re-opening for summer tourism. Impressive backdrops for the international media event included views of the island’s clifftop village of Imerovigli (top photo) and a glorious sunset over nearby islands (bottom). Greece went into lockdown in late March to protect its citizens from the Covid-19 pandemic, and on June 15 began reopening its borders to tourism.




“Greek tourism is back.”

Those words — spoken by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during an international press conference on Santorini island June 13 — must have been sweet music to the ears of people around the world who have been hoping to holiday in Greece this summer.


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Video spotlight on: Samos


This is my island, This is Samos by Michali’s Films


If you ever get the chance to visit Samos, here’s a few sage words of advice: Stay for at least a week, and rent a car for either all or part of your holiday. You’ll need that time, and access to a vehicle, to see even just a few of the fabulous sites and scenic locations spotlighted in the video This is my island, This is Samos by Michali’s Films.

We spent 4.5 days on Samos during an island-hopping holiday through the Dodecanese and East Aegean regions of Greece exactly 10 years ago this month. (How time flies — we can’t believe a full decade has passed since that vacation).

We knew when we arrived that we would only be scraping the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, by basing ourselves in and near the island’s capital city, Vathy, and not having a car at our disposal.  Samos is a big island, as evidenced by the fact it boasts three ferry ports and an airport; spellbinding mountain, valley and coastal landscapes; dozens of beautiful beaches; charming villages, churches and monasteries; noteworthy historic places and monuments (including UNESCO World Heritage Sites); vineyards that produce the island’s world-famous muscat wine; scores of tavernas serving delicious local and traditional Greek cuisine; and much much more.

We weren’t stuck in Vathy the whole time, though, since we did rent mountain bikes for a day. That gave us the opportunity to take a fun ride to and from the picturesque seaside village of Kokkari, and to explore the countryside north of the city.

Still, we missed out on seeing so much, as This is my island, This is Samos made clear.

The 4-minute film shows dozens of remarkable places all over the island, and captures impressive aerial views of:

♦ the villages of Platanos, Kokkari, Pyrgos, Miloi, Irion, Pythagorion (and its striking Blue Street), Mesokampos, Posidonio, Mitilinii and Ormos Marathokampou;

♦ the beaches Klima, Potami,  Mourtia, Mykali, Proteas, Psili Ammos, Megalo Seitani, Klima, Glikoriza, Tarsanas, Remataki, Livadaki, Limnionas, and Balos; 

♦ the Temple of Hera, Ancient Walls of Samos, an ancient observatory, and other historic sites;

♦ the 2,500-year-old olive tree “Eva” at Miloi village;

♦ numerous churches and holy sites including the Church of Profitis Ilias, Agias Triada Monastery, Agios Nikolaos Church at Pandroso village, Panagia Church at Mitilinii village, the Church of Panagia Eleousa, the Church of Profitis Ilias near Spatharaioi village, the Church of Agiris Chrysostomos of Smyrna at Mykali, the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi, Agios Nikolaos Church at Posidonio, the Monastery of Panagia Spiliani at Pythagoreion, and Agios Nikolaos Church at Potami;

♦ a flamboyance of flamingos at Alikes Mykali;

♦ the islands of Samiopoula, Karavopetra, Agios Nikolaos, Diaporti and Vareloudi;

♦ Mount Kerkis and the Profitis Ilias mountain region;

♦ the statue of Pythagoras at Pythagoreion village;

♦ tour boats, and more.

If you’d like to see more of the island after taking this aerial tour, you’ll find nearly 20 other Samos videos to watch on the Michali’s Films channel on YouTube.


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