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Scenic Symi island port stars in 2022 Eurovision song video


Screen capture 1 from the offical music video for Die Together by Amanda Tenfjord

Screen capture 2 from the offical music video for Die Together by Amanda Tenfjord

The colourful neoclassical mansions of Gialos port on Symi island provide a  dramatic backdrop for singer Amanda Tenfjord and actor Nicolas Melachrinidis, seen in two screenshots from the music video for Die Together


Scenery to die for: The official music video for Die Together, Greece’s entry in the 2022  Eurovision Song Contest, has us wishing we could hop on a boat and sail to Symi.

The island’s port town, Gialos,  plays a supporting role in the video, which stars singer Amanda Georgiadis Tenfjord and actor Nicolas Melachrinidis. But for us, the picturesque harbour and the Gialos hillsides lined with colourful neoclassical mansions were total scene-stealers, capturing our attention far more than the music and the video’s two performers. 

Don’t read us wrong — we do like Amanda Tenfjord’s song. But the video’s background scenery is what really wows us. Watching the 3-minute film, we can’t help but imagine how breathtaking it must be to sail into Gialos and see the impressive surroundings in person. We hope we get that opportunity sometime.



The Eurovision Song Contest gets underway May 10 in Turin, Italy.

You can view the Die Together video below. To see more of Symi, scroll past the video to find direct links to several articles and island travel guides we have collected, as well as to a few Instagram accounts that feature wonderful photos of Symi sights and scenery.



Symi travel guides and articles:

A travel guide to the Greek island of Symi by House & Garden;

Sparkling Symi is the best Greek island you’ve never heard of  by Jennifer McIver Brocious from the travel blog Around the World in 30 Days;

Symi Greece Island & Beach Guide: How to explore the tiny paradise by the travel blog Nothing Familiar;

Symi island, one hidden gem that you should visit! by Secret Greece;

Symi: The island of colours by Mysterious Greece;

Symi: Small island with beautiful port by Feel Greece;

♦ The Muncipality of Symi website has a Visitor section with information about tourism, sights and activities.

Instagram accounts that spotlight Symi sights, scenery, landscapes and attractions:








Mykonos 2022: Our guides to travel season opening dates for bars, clubs, hotels, restaurants, activities and attractions, plus new arrivals on the island


A Mykonos Photo Tour photograph of Mykonos Town at sunset

A sunset view of Mykonos Town captured by Mykonos Photo Tour



Updated on Monday April 18  2022


Open now and coming soon: If you’re planning to visit Mykonos in 2022 and are wondering what places will be open this season, and when, we’ve got that information for you.

We have compiled a series of articles to spotlight what’s happening on Mykonos this year, including exciting new arrivals; opening dates for hotels, bars, nightclubs, beach clubs and restaurants; as well as a listing of top activities and attractions.

For those of you who have been to Mykonos before, this collection of posts will show you what’s new for 2022, along with opening dates for your favourite hangouts.

If you have never been to Mykonos and are planning on paying it a visit for the first time, our series of posts will give you a preview of where you’ll be able to eat, drink, party and play — and will give you ideas for potential places to stay during your holiday. 

Mykonos bar and club openings 2022 lists the season start dates for cocktail bars, lounges and nightclubs;

Mykonos beach club openings in 2022  provides opening dates for bars and clubs at beach areas;  

♦ Season openings for hotels and other accommodations are included in Mykonos hotels, suites, studios and other places to stay 2022

Mykonos restaurants 2022 is our guide to fast food joints, Greek tavernas, international food restaurants, fine dining establishments and more;

Mykonos activities, tours and other things to do 2022 is a guide to activity and entertainment options other than swimming, sunbathing, shopping and partying; and

♦ our annual showcase of the island’s new bars, clubs, hotels and more can be found in Mykonos: What’s new for 2022.






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Mykonos activities, tours & other things to do 2022


Activities and tours available on Mykonos in 2022

Images from some popular Mykonos activity and tour providers, from top left: Mykonos Horseland; Mykonos Raceland go-kart center; Mykonos Kayak; Maria-Eleni Sfaellou from Bespoke Mykonos guided tours; a cooking class at Mykonos Spiti & Farm; Kite Mykonos; a Mykonos Phototour picture of the Armenistis lighthouse; Yummy Pedals e-bikes; animals at the Mykonos Spiti farm; kids on a horse riding lesson at IPPOS Mykonos.



Editor’s note: This post is still under construction, as we continue to add more activities and attractions


Beyond the bars and beaches: Mykonos may be famous for its beaches, boutiques and nightlife, but there’s a lot more to do on the island than just sunbathe, swim, party or shop ’til you drop. Activities abound for visitors, whether they’re travelling solo, as a couple, with family or in a group — either visiting the island just for the day on a cruise stop, or staying on Mykonos for a few days or an extended holiday.

Want to go sightseeing? There’s a wide variety of guided tours available that will show you scenic off the main tourist path parts of the island either on foot, by bicycle, on horseback, or in a jeep or other vehicle.

Are you a foodie who’d like to take a cooking class, taste traditional Greek dishes, or learn about olive oil or cheese making? Or are you more interested in sampling local craft beer or wine, either at a craft brewery or local vineyard, or on a private scenic tour? There’s a number of tours focussed on food and wine, as well as specialized cooking classes and demonstrations, wine or beer tastings, and more.

Looking for fitness, fun outdoor activities or watersports?  You can choose from kayaking; horseback riding; windsurfing, kitesurfing & boarding; yoga, pilates & other fitness classes; go-karting; and boat, sailboat and yacht tours and excursions galore.

If you’re a history and culture buff,  the ruins and archaeological site of Delos island — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — are a must-visit, and easily reached by boats that depart from a pier near the town hall in Mykonos Town. There’s several interesting museums, along with a municipal art gallery and a number of excellent private art galleries that showcase works by Greek and international artists.

And for evening entertainment, how about watching a movie under the stars at the Cine Manto outdoor cinema in the heart of Mykonos Town?

Below, and on page 2 of this post, we spotlight those and other top Mykonos attractions and activities:



Guided tours, sightseeing excursions and day trips to other islands


Two Delos Tours vessels docked at the Delos island port

The most popular partial day trip/tour excursion available on Mykonos is one of the daily boat trips to nearby Delos island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important and historic archaeological sites in all of Greece. (Admission to the site costs €8 per person, payable at the entrance gate.) Since the 1970s, the Mykonos-based family business Delos Tours has been operating boats that ferry tourists to Delos to explore the ancient ruins of what was once a thriving and wealthy cosmopolitan port city. From April until the end of October, the Delos Tours boats make daily return trips (weather conditions permitting), and visitors can either buy €22 per person tickets for just the boat transfer so they can see Delos at their own pace, or they can purchase €60 per person tickets for organized tours that include the boat trip, entrance to the site, and a guided tour of the ruins by a certified tourist guide. (Guided tours are free for children under 6 years old, and €30 for kids aged 6 to 12.) Full details of boat and guided tour schedules, and online ticket booking, are available on the Delos Tours website.


Tour activities offered by Kyklomar Tours on Mykonos

Operating for the past 27 years, Kyklomar Tours will resume its popular series of excursions and private tours this spring. Its City and Island Tours start on April 3, while its Jeep Safaris will begin on April 18. Tours to Delos island start May 2, Tinos island day trips on May 3, south coast boat cruises on May 21, and sunset cruises on May 22. A Wine & Culture tour can be booked anytime upon request.  The company also offers transfer services. Full details of the tours, including start times, meeting points and prices, are outlined on the Kyklomar Tours website


Yummy Pedals Mykonos bicycle and hiking tours

Open for bookings and requests throughout the year, Yummy Pedals began operating its guided bicycle and hiking tours on March 15.  Yummy Pedals offers a variety of half- and full-day adventures for people of all ages and abilities, with excursions tailor-made for singles, couples, families, honeymooners, and cruise passengers.  Romantic escapes and special events can be arranged, and electric bikes are available for booking.


Mykonos Excursions tours and activities on Mykonos

A part of the Mykonian Spiti farm and cooking class business, Mykonos Excursions offers an extensive array of adventures and activities, including cooking demonstrations and classes; farm visits; hiking, walking and jeep tours; sunset and southern beach cruises; island tours; and even a day trip to Andros island.  Their season started in March.


Blue Lion jeep safari tours on Mykonos

Again this year, Blue Lion Safari is offering its selection of private and semi-private specialized Jeep tours of Mykonos.  The options include 5-hour private and semi-private morning tours and sunset tours through northern regions of Mykonos; a 10-hour full day private tour; and a special occasion private tour that will be customized to private a unique adventure experience on Mykonos. The tours include a meal and wine stop along the way. Maps and descriptions of the tour itineraries, along with contact information, are available on the Blue Lion Safari website.


Mykonos Photo Tour

Mykonos Photo Tour returns April 24, offering private island photo tours and photography shoots, location guides and travel coordination services hosted by its founder, Achim Eckhardt


Maria-Eleni Sfaellou of Bespoke Mykonos private guided tours

 Private guided tours on Mykonos are available now from licensed tour guide Maria-Eleni Sfaellou of Bespoke Mykonos. Starting on April 1, Maria-Eleni also will be available to provide guided tours at the Delos island archaeological site. 




Food, beer and wine-focussed tours, classes and activities


Photos of Mykonian Spiti and Farm on Mykonos island

One of the island’s best-known food and farm attractions, Mykonian Spiti & Farm hosts cooking classes and demonstrations, wine tastings, and tours of its farm. Located in the island’s Messaria district, Mykonian Spiti offers day and evening cooking classes hosted by Teta Fragedaki. The spiti’s other activities include wine tastings, traditional lunches and dinners, a farm bakery class with lunch, a farm barbecue, olive oil tasting, and a variety of experiences — ideal for children — on the farm.


Rizes Folklore Farmstead on Mykonos

Photo collage from the website for Rizes Folklore Farmstead & Restaurant Mykonos

A 5-acre property in the Maou area near Ano Mera, Rizes Folklore Farmstead offers guided tours of a re-created Chorio (traditional Myconian farmstead), including its house; chapel; vineyard, olive grove and vegetable garden; wine pressing vat; cheese workshop; folklore exhibitions; stable, dovecote and chicken coop; and a visit with the domestic farm animals. Cooking and bread baking classes also are offered.  In addition, the farmstead has a popular restaurant where visitors can enjoy freshly-cooked traditional meals, including  homemade pies, salads and spreads, and vegetable and meat dishes, all prepared according to Greek and Myconian recipes and techniques, and made primarily with local ingredients and products.  On Sundays, Rizes presents live Greek folk music entertainment, and hosts party feasts to celebrate national holidays and important religious events. During winter, Rizes was open only on weekends, but since April 16 has been open every day from noon until 9 p.m.


Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm & Winery

April 1 is opening day for Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm & Winery, located in the Maou area near Ano Mera. Operated by the Asymomitis family, the farm offers daily free guided tours that show visitors its biodynamic cultivation and wine making techniques. The farm also hosts tastings of their wines and local products, and kids can meet and play with the farm’s four-legged residents. 


Tour in Mykonian Land on Mykonos

The unique Tour in Mykonian Land experiences return on April 1. The two-hour guided tours of an estate in the Marathi area take visitors through an olive grove, vineyard and wine press facility, and conclude at the on-site taverna. There, guests are treated to traditional live music entertainment while they sample local food delicacies and some of the estate’s wines and olive oil. 



Mykonos Farmers cooking class workshop

Located in the Agios Lazaros area, Mykonos Farmers is a facility that specializes in the production of Mykonian cheeses (including the spicy Mykonos Kopanisti cheese) and other dairy products using traditional methods. Visitors are welcome to drop in for a tour of the facilities, and to sample the products. Mykonos Farmers also offers interactive cooking workshops that will introduce participants to cheese making, along with recipes to take home. Tours and workshops are available for large and small groups alike.


Anita Zachou of Mykonos Olive Oil Tasting

From May 15 to October 15, Anita Zachou of Mykonos Olive Oil Tasting will again host her group tasting workshops every afternoon. Private tasting sessions, special event tasting parties, on-yacht sessions and children’s workshops also are available. Full details of the company’s tasting sessions and activities, as well as booking and contact information, are available on the Mykonos Olive Oil Tasting website.


Mykonos Brewing Company

Mykonos Brewing Company is the island’s first, and only, craft brewery, and makes the local Mikonu brand of beers.  Located in the Argyraina area just outside Mykonos Town, the brewery is a complete brewhouse and taproom in an underground facility that once housed the island’s bowling alley. Visitors can advance book tours and tasting sessions, or can simply walk in to visit the taproom and sample the brews.  The taproom has windows offering a view of the brewery production area, and “is a family friendly, pet friendly, snack friendly, board game friendly space with a bar and table seating area.” The taproom is open year-round; its hours of operation for the spring and summer are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


The Wine Society Mykonos

The Wine Society exclusive wine tastings return on April 1, along with other unique holiday experiences curated by Georgia and Stelios, co-owners of Your Concierge. Their company’s one-of-a-kind activities include a variety of walking tours (a morning excursion that includes a breakfast break; an evening tour that includes a stop for a cocktail, and another that features a beach picnic); a souvlaki cooking class; a Greek cocktail masterclass; and a fish meze picnic at a secret beach. Your Concierge also can create customized private tours and memorable activities for visitors celebrating special occasions. Their experiences can be scheduled for anytime between April 1 and October 31. Full descriptions and details of the various experiences can be found on the Mykonos Experiences page of the Your Concierge website.



Open-air movie entertainment


Cine Manto outdoor cinema on Mykonos

Cine Manto is an outdoor cinema located in a beautiful botanical garden oasis in the heart of Mykonos Town.  Open from the beginning of June until the end of September, it presents a nightly roster of original release, first-run movies (usually in English, with Greek subtitles).  Besides the nightly Hollywood entertainment, Cine Manto boasts a cafe-restaurant which operates from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily, offering a unique, tree-shaded spot to escape the hustle and bustle of Mykonos and relax with a reasonably-priced breakfast, lunch or BBQ dinner meal and beverages.  The garden also hosts special events as well as mosaic workshops and morning yoga classes offered by Sweat Vacay (you’ll find information about both of those activities on page 2 of that post.


Please click on the link below to continue reading on page 2, where we profile fitness, sports and outdoor fun activities; cultural attractions and activities; and boat, sailboat and yacht tours and excursions.



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Mykonos: What’s new for 2022


The Little Venice area of Mykonos

A view of the Little Venice seafront of Mykonos Town



— Updated on May 23 2022 —


The Island of the Winds: Much like the dry Meltemi winds that blast the island every summer, the winds of change blow strongly on Mykonos, bringing a flurry of brand-new hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for each fresh travel season.

This cycle of constant change and renewal is an integral part of what makes Mykonos so vibrant, exciting and enthralling — it ensures there are always plenty of new places popping up where visitors can explore and enjoy the latest Greek and international trends in design, decor, fashion, food, drink and entertainment.

Here are snapshots of some of the notable changes and newcomers that Mykonos visitors will discover during the 2022 travel season.



Social media post announcing the summer 2022 opening of La Cantine du Faubourg

Coming to Ornos beach this summer, the seaview restaurant and bar La Cantine du Faubourg bills itself as “Mykonos’s new luxury playground.”  An outdoor restaurant featuring Parisian cuisine and French social flair, it’s designed to be a must-visit lifestyle destination, built on four guiding principles: “sound, music, image, and food. Cultural venue meets dining destination, meeting spot or late-night hideout, La Cantine du Faubourg is whatever its guests want it to be, and more,” says an introduction on the venue’s website. Opening date has not yet been announced, but the restaurant’s website booking portal is accepting reservations from July 1 to September 30.


Tabu Mykonos nightclub logo

Tabu Mykonos is a new concept nightclub that will offer guests “a different kind of ambience inspired by Japanese culture.” A summer project of the Tabu London club in Mayfair, it will be located on the Mykonos Town harbourside restaurant strip, at Promenade (which last year hosted a nightclub called Shiba).  Tabu Mykonos is scheduled to open on June 1.


Wake Bar Mykonos promotional image from its social media pages

May 13 is opening day for Wake Bar, an “exquisite” new venue that Kalua beach club has created on Enoplon Dinameon Street in Mykonos Town. 



An image from the social media pages for Bagatelle Mykonos

After several years of planning and development, the Bagatelle brand of luxury restaurants and beach clubs is bringing its southern France-style “joie de vivre and epicurean spirit” to Mykonos this summer.  The long-awaited Bagatelle Mykonos is located on the Mykonos Town seaside a short walk from Fabrika Square (between the Mykonos Theoxenia Hotel and the Poseidon Hotel). Opening day is May 24.


the logo for the Tuya restaurant opening on Mykonos in 2022

Coming soon is Tuya Mykonos, a fine dining restaurant featuring a menu of French Riviera Cuisine


Mykonos Theoxenia hotel on Mykonos

Mykonos Theoxenia, one of the island’s most iconic and historic hotels, has been undertaking an extensive and “daring” renovation this year.  “The mythic Mykonos Theoxenia reinvents itself to realign with its timeless heritage and the essence of ultimate hospitality,” the hotel website says. Located near the landmark row of six windmills in Mykonos Town, the Theoxenia is expected to start its 2022 season in July.


Photos of Apozouraki Cafe in Ano Mera Mykonos

Apozouraki is a new cafe which opened April 27 in Ano Mera. It sells a variety of coffees and other drinks, along with breakfast items like crepes, waffles and pancakes, as well as sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers, pizza, spinach pies and other light fare, plus donuts, jelly beans, candies and other sweet treats.


Bambao casual Asian fusion eatery on Mykonos

Bambao Noodles & Bao Buns opens April 29 in the Fabrika area of Mykonos Town. It’s an all-day, casual Asian fusion eatery serving up bao buns, noodles, chicken buckets, and more.


Calma Suites hotel on Mykonos

Scheduled to open June 1, Mykonos Calma Suites is a collection of deluxe luxury rooms and suites situated on the hillside overlooking chic Psarou beach


Rhino Vegan Street Food shop in Mykonos

April 15 is grand opening day for Rhino Vegan Street Food, located at 3 Riga Feraiou street in the heart of Mykonos Town.  Rhino’s goal is to promote sustainable and healthy eating; and as the shop says on its social media pages, “We hope to show people that a vegan lifestyle can be lived casually and effortlessly, and it can taste great too!” 


Byblos Mykonos Peruvian Japanese restaurant

Slated for a May opening in Mykonos Town, Byblos is an opulent new restaurant offering “elevated Peruvian-Japanese gastronomy”



Brunello Mykonos  Cucina & Vinoteca on Mykonos

Brunello Cucina e Vinoteca will be bringing “a little bite of Italy” to its soon-to-open restaurant in the Mykonos My Mall in Ano Vrisi


Familia restaurant in Mykonos Town

Change is coming to Goumenio Square in Mykonos Town this May, where the popular meat and meze restaurant Familia will be replaced with a new high-end burger joint operated by Nusret Gokce (better known as celebrity chef/butcher Salt Bae), who brought his world-famous Nusret steakhouse to Mykonos in 2019.  Details are scarce — since Salt Bae prefers to keep his business plans secret — but word on the street is that the restaurant’s cheapest gourmet burgers will be priced from €40 to €45.  


IT Beach Mykonos 2022 opening announcement

In 2021, the IT Restaurants Group opened IT Mykonos, in the Drafaki district on the edge of Mykonos Town. This year the chain is expanding with another Mykonos location, this time at Paradise beach. The new IT Beach Mykonos is scheduled to open on June 10.


Super Paradise Beach Club on Mykonos

For 2022, Super Paradise Beach Club has undergone a massive transformation that will be unveiled on its season opening day, May 1.  The club has been totally redesigned and reimagined into a sophisticated new space, with natural materials, wood, stone and earth tones that reflect a timeless Mykonos aesthetic and a bohemian-chic upmarket style and atmosphere.   


Sunbeds at Paraj beach club at Super Paradise Mykonos

A new arrival at Super Paradise this summer is Paraj, an upscale beach venue featuring a fine dining Mediterranean restaurant, a bar, a boutique and a beach club. Opening day is May 7.



Kensho Psarou hotel at Psarou beach on Mykonos

Formerly known as Kensho Psarou, the luxury hotel, villa, restaurant, bar and spa complex at Psarou beach has a new owner, and is now called N Hotel Mykonos.  The 31-suite, 5-star property had received extensive praise from hotel, design, travel and lifestyle publications around the world, and those accolades appear destinated to continue for N Hotel, whose website is now taking bookings from May 15 onwards.


A swim-up suite at Casa Cook Mykonos hotel

The Casa Cook hotel collection is expanding to Mykonos this year. In June, it will open Casa Cook Mykonos, an “intimate boutique retreat” with 26 luxury rooms and suites on a “village-like” property. Located on the Aleomandra peninsula south of Ornos and Agios Ioannis, the hotel has views towards Delos island.


Arocaria Hotel on Mykonos

May 1 is opening day for the brand-new Arocaria Hotel in Pigados (an area that’s walking distance to Mykonos Town, Tourlos beach, the New Port, and Agios Stefanos beach). Arocaria has 16 rooms and suites, some with their own pools, and its amenities include a main swimming pool, bar, restaurant and spa. 


New Paradise Resort Mykonos

A new resort is coming to Paradise Beach this summer. The aptly-named New Paradise Beach Resort will boast a beachfront pool venue, seaview rooms with plunge pools, and a restaurant and bar. The official opening date is not yet available.


O by Myconian Collection Hotel on Mykonos

O by Myconian Collection is a luxury beachfront hotel with 63 rooms and suites opening at Ornos on May 10.  It’s the 11th property of the Myconian Collection, a chain of 5-star hotels owned and operated by the Daktylides family of Mykonos (some of their other hotels and resorts on the island include the Myconian Ambassador, Imperial, Avaton, Panoptis Escape, Utopia and Myconian Villa Collection).  Myconian O’s facilities will include a spa, the Oasis pool and its beach & pool bar, Obar, and the Baloo fine dining restaurant.




Lovia Mykonos Hotel

Lovia Mykonos is a new luxury hotel expected to open this season. Located on a hillside overlooking Mykonos Town, the hotel will offer private infinity pools and hot tubs, a  spa, gym, billiard hall and open-air cinema. The opening day has not yet been announced.


Once in Mykonos Luxury Resort

Originally slated to open last summer, the 5-star Once in Mykonos Luxury Resort at Ornos is scheduled to open its doors on May 10


Cali Mykonos boutique villa resort

Opening this summer on a clifftop near Kalafatis beach, Cali Mykonos is a boutique resort comprised of 40 villas (each with its own private pool), a Mediterranean restaurant and a 110-meter infinity swimming pool


Yi Hotel on Mykonos

Yi Hotel is a 5-star boutique hotel scheduled to open this year in the Livadakia district near Elia beach


Flavio Briatore of Billionaire society exclusive nightclubs

Italian celebrity entrepreneur Flavio Briatore is bringing his exclusive Billionaire lifestyle club to Mykonos this summer. Famous for its “extraordinary artistic performances with a superb dining experience,” Billionaire will operate in an elegant mansion in the Lakka district of Mykonos Town. The opening date has not yet been announced.


The trademark cherry logo for the Destino Pacha Mykonos hotel and clubs

The Destino Pacha group is expanding its Mykonos presence in 2022. Last year, the Destino Pacha Mykonos Hotel opened near Agios Stefanos beach, followed by the Lio Mykonos restaurant and entertainment club in Mykonos Town. This summer, the brand will be opening a club at Ftelia beach. A June opening is anticipated, but no further details are available at this time.



Mykonos beach bar and club openings and events in 2022


PHotos of popular beach clubs on Mykonos

Some of the top beach clubs on Mykonos include, from top left: Alemagou; SantAnna; JackieO’ Beach; Tropicana; Super Paradise beach club; Nammos; Scorpios; Principote Mykonos; Pinky Beach; Solymar; Hippie Fish; Kalua; and Paradise beach club.


— Updated on Monday May 23 —


The beaches beckon: Judging by the messages we’ve been receiving, and the posts we’ve been seeing on social media, substantially more people are heading to Mykonos for holidays a lot earlier this year than in the travel boom years preceding the pandemic — most likely to make up for vacation opportunities lost during Covid lockdowns and restrictions.

The island welcomed a trickle of tourists in February, and the flow of visitors rose steadily during March.  Advance bookings indicate that April arrivals could set a record. It’s a sharp contrast to pre-Covid times, when May 1 was traditionally considered the beginning of the travel season and few people considered going to Mykonos before then.



While most of the off-season and early spring travellers realize Mykonos is primarily a summer destination, and expect things to be fairly quiet during their visits, many have still been asking: Which beach clubs will be open?

It’s a question we find surprising, since it suggests many people just aren’t aware that Mykonos and the rest of Greece get blustery weather and cold temperatures in winter — and sometimes even snow (see our posts The powdery white Mykonos  beaches few tourists ever see and After the Elpis snowstorm if you don’t believe us). And though the temperature tends to warm up during April, early spring isn’t the best time to visit if beach activities like sunbathing and swimming are priorities. (August and September are the best months for that.)

For anyone going to Mykonos after mid-April, though, the good news is they might get to spend some time at a beach club or bar, if the weather is decent. Paradise beach club opens on April 12, Principote on April 20, Alemagou on the 21st, Nammos on the 29th, and Tropicana — also at Paradise beach — is starting its season on April 30. At Super Paradise beach, a brand-new spot, Paraj, is aiming to open by the end of April, too. Four other venues — JackieO’ Beach, Pinky Beach, Scorpios and SantAnna — have announced opening dates ranging from May 6 to 16. We expect more will be opening by mid-May, if not sooner, especially if tourist traffic continues to increase significantly.

To see which beach clubs and bars are opening and when, keep scrolling through this post. We have compiled this list of opening dates,  and will be adding venues as soon as they reveal when they plan to start their seasons. So check back for updates. We also have highlighted some new beach clubs that are expected to open this summer. Once they announce their official openings, we’ll update this post with that information.

To see opening dates for bars and nightclubs that aren’t located at beaches, check our separate post Mykonos bar and club openings in 2022.




New beach clubs opening this year


Sunbeds at Paraj beach club at Super Paradise Mykonos

Paraj is a chic new arrival at Super Paradise beach. Paraj includes a bar, a Mediterranean-Greek fine dining restaurant, and a fashion boutique. Opening day is set for May 7.


The trademark cherry logo for the Destino Pacha Mykonos hotel and clubs

The Destino Pacha group, which last year opened  the Destino Pacha Mykonos Hotel near Agios Stefanos beach, and the Lio Mykonos live cabaret restaurant in Mykonos Town, is planning to open a beach club at Ftelia. 



Beach bar & club opening dates


Paradise Beach Club Mykonos aerial view

Paradise Beach Club opened on April 9


Principote club at Panormos beach opened on April 20


2022 season opening announcement for Alemagou beach club on Mykonos

Alemagou beach club at Ftelia started its season on April 21



Paraga Cafe at Paraga beach on Mykonos

April 29 was opening day for Paraga Cafe at Paraga beach


Nammos beach club at Psarou beach on Mykonos

The world-famous Nammos beach club returned on April 29


Tropicana beach club on Mykonos

April 30 was opening day for Tropicana beach club & restaurant at Paradise beach


Agrari beach bar at Agrari beach on Mykonos

May 1 was opening day for Agrari Beach Bar at Agrari beach


Super Paradise beach club Mykonos employee group photo

May 1 was  opening day for the freshly “renewed” Super Paradise Beach Club, which has been completely redesigned and rebuilt for the 2022 season


2022 season opening announcement for Kalua beach club on Mykonos

May 6 is opening day for Kalua restaurant and bar at Paraga beach


JackieO Beach Club on Mykonos

Friday May 6 is season opening day for JackieO’ Beach Club at Super Paradise 


Facebook photo of Solymar beach restaurant on Mykonos

Solymar at Kalo Livadi opens on May 7


Scorpios Mykonos photo from the beach clubs page on Facebook

Scorpios is back for another season starting on May 8


Scorpios Mykonos season opening event 2022

The May 8 season opening event at Scorpios will feature music entertainment by Dennis Cruz, Jean Claude Ades and Lannka


May 8 to 15 2022 entertainment schedule for Scorpios beach club on Mykonos

Scorpios has released this schedule of music rituals taking place at the club from May 8 to 15


Tiki Mykonos restaurant and bar at Elia beach Mykonos

Tiki Mykonos, the waterfront bar and restaurant at Greco Philia Hotel at Elia beach, opened in early May


Hippie Fish beach club at Agios Ioannis beach on Mykonos

Hippie Fish restaurant and beach club at Agios Ioannis beach opens on Tuesday May 10


Pinky Beach Mykonos

Pinky Beach restaurant and beach club at Agia Anna-Paraga beach is gearing up for a May 12 season opening


SantAnna beach club at Paraga beach opens on Monday May 16


May 16 2022 Tiki Mykonos presents Ethnic Soul music entertainment by DJ Pantelis and Nick Saley

On Monday May 16 at 10 p.m., Tiki Mykonos (the waterfront bar and restaurant of Greco Philia Hotel at Elia beach) will present Ethnic Soul, a session of live music entertainment by DJ Pantelis and clarient soloist Nick Saley


Liasti beach club on Mykonos

Liasti restaurant, bar and beach club at Lia beach opens May 18


DJ Tanja La Croix at Kalua Mykonos

Kalua beach club presents DJ Tanja La Croix on Friday May 27


IT Beach Mykonos 2022 opening announcement

Friday June 10 is opening day for the new IT Beach Mykonos restaurant and bar at Paradise beach. The “open fire” beach restaurant was designed in collaboration with Chef Alexandros Gkoutsi.


ITBeach MYkonos Wednesday DJ parties

IT Beach Mykonos restaurant and bar at Paradise beach has released this roster of DJs that will be performing at the club’s Wednesday parties during June, July and August




Bordello Mykonos event schedule 2022

Bordello Mykonos returns for its second season of parties featuring dinner, live entertainment shows and DJ sets. Aimed at the large legion of Italian visitors who flock to Mykonos each summer, the Bordello parties take place at Pinky Beach Club.


Joker Mykonos party events for summer 2022

Also back for a second consecutive season are the Joker Mykonos dinner show and DJ parties.  Geared primarily for Italian visitors to Mykonos, the events take place at Alesta restaurant (on the road to Platis Gialos beach).


Tyga at SantAnna beach club on Mykonos

Tyga will perform at SantAnna on Tuesday July 19


Caravan Serai parties on Mykonos summer 2022

Caravan Serai will be hosting special party events at SantAnna beach club on July 31 and August 7, featuring music by CJ Jeff, Gonçalo and other international DJs


 SantAnna beach club on Mykonos presents DJs Black Coffee and Themba

DJs Black Coffee and Themba will be spinning at SantAnna on August 1


Mykonos bar and club openings and events in 2022


Photos of Mykonos bars and nightclubs

Some of the popular cocktail bars and party venues on Mykonos, from top left: Skandinavian Bar; Semeli Bar; Cavo Paradiso; Negrita; Void club; The Garden of Mykonos; 54 cocktail lounge and sunset bar; JackieO’ Town Bar; 180 Sunset Bar; Lio Mykonos cabaret; Queen of Mykonos.


— Updated on May 25 —


What’s open:  After two years of Covid lockdowns and restrictions, fun seekers from around the world will be flocking to Mykonos in 2022 to chill, dance and party — and put the pandemic behind them.

Although summer is still months away, the infamous Mykonos party scene is already warming up.

Island residents have been getting into the party mood all this month (March), starting with DJ and live music events during the Carnival weekend of March 4 to 6, and really revving up during the March 24 to 27 holiday weekend celebrating Greece’s Independence Day.

Promenade, Paloma, Mosaic, Velanos, El Burro, Wild Cafe-Bar and Vegera have been among the party hotspots during winter and early spring, hosting weekend bashes with DJs and live music entertainment. Cosi Bar and La Barran followed suit the last weekend in March.



With tourists arriving on the island much earlier than in pre-pandemic travel years, other Mykonos bars, lounges and nightclubs have begun announcing their opening dates,  also much sooner than usual. 180 Sunset Bar,  JackieO’ Town Bar, Semeli, Bao’s, Rhapsody, Lola, Galleraki, 54, Chill Out Lounge and Astra nightclub all will be opening in April, followed in May by JackieO’ Yacht Club, Lio and Cavo Paradiso (which has already revealed the DJ lineups for its three opening week parties in May, as well as the dates for international DJ appearances in July and August — as you’ll see by scrolling through this post). Sanctus club will open June 1. 

In this post, we’ll spotlight the cocktail and nightlife spots that have already opened, along with places that have indicated when they will be launching their seasons.

We’re expecting more opening day announcements to come soon, so check back for updates — we will add other bars and clubs once they reveal their plans.

For opening date information for bars and clubs located at beaches, see our separate blog post Mykonos beach club openings in 2022.


Bars and party spots open since winter and early spring


Street view photo showing Mosaic restaurant in Mykonos Town

Mosaic restaurant and bar, situated next to Manto Square on the Mykonos Town harbourfront, is open all year and has been hosting parties and special events throughout the winter and early spring. On April 28, it announced on its social media pages that DJ Karr will be playing nightly sets from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m.


Velanos restaurant on Mykonos

Velanos restaurant was a new arrival on Mykonos during the 2021 season. It has stayed open throughout the winter and has hosted numerous parties and special events, including a weekly Sunday Greek Vibes party. It will be holding its last party of the winter on April 10.


Street view of Paloma Bar on Mykonos

Paloma Bar on Kouzi Georgouli Street was open Friday and Saturday nights during winter, and for the summer season will be opening every day from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m., starting on April 21


Petrino Cafe Bar on Mykonos

Petrino Cafe Bar, located in the Klouvas area, opened in January has hosted regular karaoke nights and parties through the winter


El Burro restaurant on Mykonos

During winter,  El Burro Mykonos cafe / bar / restaurant has been open Tuesday through Sundays from 6 to 11 p.m., and has hosted occasional weekend party events with DJ entertainment 


Lovemeze restaurant on Mykonos

Lovemeze restaurant has kept its doors open throughout the off-season, and has hosted regular events featuring live Greek music entertainment


Mykonos Brewing Company

Since March 1, the Mykonos Brewing Company taproom has been open for tours and tastings of its locally-brewed Mikonu craft beers. Located in the Argyraina area (on the road from Mykonos Town to Ano Mera), the taproom is open Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Interior of Promenade Mykonos restaurant and bar

Promenade restaurant and bar, located on the Mykonos Town harbourfront promenade, opened March 4 and has been hosting regular parties with DJs plus special live performances by popular Greek singers and entertainers including Tilemachos Zeis


Street view of Vegera restaurant and bar on Mykonos

Vegera restaurant and bar, located on the Mykonos Town harbour promenade, opened on March 4 and has been hosting weekend parties with live DJ music entertainment





Street view photo of Cosi Bar in Mykonos Town

Cosi Bar opened during the the March 25 to 27 Greek Independence Day holiday weekend. It’s located on Ματθαίου Ανδρόνικου street in the Matogianni shopping and restaurant district. 



Toro loco my bar myconos

During winter, Toro loco my bar myconos on K. Georgouli Street in Mykonos Town has been open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8 p.m.


Wild Cafe Bar on Mykonos

Wild Cafe Bar in Ano Mera was open through the winter, hosting special DJ and live music party events on weekends



April openings and events


Blu Blu Lounge Cafe and Bar on Mykonos

April 1 was opening day for Blu Blu Lounge, Cafe and Sports Bar, located above the Old Port at Mykonos Town


Sunset cocktails at Chillout Lounge Cafe on Mykonos

Sea- and sunset-view Chill Out Lounge Cafe Bar in Mykonos Town started its 2022 season on April 1. 


Galleraki Bar at Little Venice Mykonos

Galleraki bar, located on the Little Venice seafront of Mykonos Town, started its 33rd season on April 2



live Greek music events at Rizes Folklore Farmstead on Mykonos

Every Sunday afternoon, Rizes Folklore Farmstead will present live music entertainment featuring John Grymplas and Babis Amoiridis


180 Sunset Bar on Mykonos

April 12 is opening day for the most popular spot on Mykonos for evening cocktails — 180 Sunset Bar


Scarpa Bar on Mykonos

Thursday April 14 was opening day for Scarpa Bar on the Little Venice seafront of Mykonos Town


Nosostros Lounge and Restaurant at Agios Stefanos beach on Mykonos

April 15 was opening day for Nosostros Lounge & Restaurant at Agios Stefanos beach


JackieO Mykonos Town Bar

JackieO’ Bar returns on Friday April 15. It’s located on the Mykonos Town seafront, just around the corner from the Mykonos Town Hall.


2022 opening day for TYCO Mykonos cocktail bar

Take-away cocktail bar TYCO Mykonos (Take Your Cocktail Out) returns for its third season on April 15


Semeli Bar at the Little Venice seafront on Mykonos

April 15 is opening day for Semeli Bar on the Little Venice seafront 


2022 season opening at Rhapsody Bar on Mykonos

Resident DJ Alexandros Vasilekas will be on the decks for the grand opening night at Rhapsody Bar in Mykonos Town on April 15


Cocktails at Lola Bar on Mykonos

A favourite cocktail bar destination for regular Mykonos visitors, friendly Lola Bar in Mykonos Town starts its season on April 15


April 15 is opening night for Astra nightclub


La Barran Bar on Mykonos summer 2022 opening party

La Barran starts its summer season on Friday April 15. The bar is located on Enoplon Dinameon street in Mykonos Town.



2022 opening day for Baos Cocktail Bar on Mykonos

Saturday April 16 is opening day for Bao’s Cocktail Bar on the Little Venice seafront strip at Mykonos Town


April 19 is opening day for 54 Cocktail Lounge at The TownHouse boutique hotel overlooking Manto Square in Mykonos Town.  The bar will be celebrating the start of its 2022 season with music by DJ George Charalampidis and a live performance by singer Kelly Kaltsi.


Parthenis Cafe on Mykonos

April 20 is opening day for Parthenis Cafe, an outdoor summer lounge at the Parthenis fashion boutique at Alefkandra Square in Mykonos Town. It’s a casually-elegant spot to enjoy cocktails or wine with snacks, light meals, and an eclectic DJ playlist to suit the day’s mood.


Alley cocktail bar in Mykonos Town seen in an image from its social media pages

Alley Cocktail Bar on Mitropoleos Street opens on April 20



Queen of Mykonos, the island’s most famous street bar, returns on April 21 


Bonbonniere Mykonos nightclub in Mykonos Town

Bonbonniere Mykonos nightclub holds its Easter Season Opening Party on Thursday April 21



Negrita bar on Mykonos

April 23 is opening day for Negrita Bar, on the Little Venice seafront of Mykonos Town



Paraga Cafe at Paraga beach on Mykonos

Paraga Cafe at Paraga beach has announced it will start its season on April 29



Social media post announcing nightly DJ sets by Karr at Mosaic Mykonos

Starting April 28, DJ Karr will be playing nightly sets at Mosaic from 10 p.m. til 3 a.m.




May openings and events


DJ Diass schedule of sets on Mykonos in May 2022

DJ Diass will be playing at two Mykonos venues — Noema restaurant and bar in Mykonos Town, and Scorpios beach club at Paraga — during May.


Agrari beach bar at Agrari beach on Mykonos

May 1 is opening day for Agrari Beach Bar at Agrari beach


Skandinavian Bar Mykonos 2022 opening party

Skandinavian Bar holds its opening party on Thursday May 5


the entrance to Noema restaurant on Mykonos

Noema restaurant and bar in Mykonos Town will be celebrating its 2022 season opening on May 6, with live music entertainment by Valeron and a DJ set by Diass.


Omar Dahl music group

Electronic music group Omar Dahl will be playing three shows in Mykonos in May — two at Nōema restaurant (May 25 & 26) and one at Scorpios beach club (May 27). 


JackieO Yacht Club on Mykonos

A new arrival last year, JackieO’ Yacht Club returns for its second season on May 13. It’s situated right next door to JackieO’ Bar on the Mykonos Town seafront.


Aerial view photo of Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

Saturday May 14 is opening night for Cavo Paradiso, the most famous party club on Mykonos. It’s located atop the cliffs at the far left side of Paradise beach.


May 14 2022 Cavo Paradiso Mykonos club opening party

Cavo Paradiso holds its 2022 opening party on Saturday May 14 with DJs AnXid, Ioanas Feenstra  and Heavy G on the decks


MYK Boat Party sunset party cruises on Mykonos

May 21 is season opening day MYK Boat Club, which holds 5-hour sunset boat parties with DJs, an open bar and secret swim stops.  See the MYK Boat Club website for full details and booking information.


May 21 2022 Cavo Paradiso Mykonos club party event

DJs Terry and MaPet will play for the second party of the 2022 season at Cavo Paradiso — on Saturday May 21


Scorpios beach club on Mykonos

This is the schedule of music entertainment at Scorpios from May 23 to 29


On Tuesday May 24, Amazon Mykonos Resort & Spa at Agios Ioannis is holding a sunset party at its Splash Pool Bar


Guzel Garden bar on Mykonos

Guzel Garden bar and lounge at Agias Kyriakis Square reopens May 25


Ceresio7 Mykonos presents Duo Violins every Thursday during summer 2022

Starting on May 26, Ceresio7 Mykonos will present live entertainment by Duo Violins every Thursday night



The Lio Mykonos cabaret restaurant and bar  is back for its second season starting Thursday May 26 


Felix da Housecat at Lio Mykonos

DJ/Producer Felix Da Housecat will be the special guest for the Lio Mykonos opening party on May 26


Toy Room Club nightclub on Mykonos

May 27 is  the season opening of Toy Room Club in Mykonos Town


Mosaic Mykonos presents DJs Karr and BRB

DJs Karr and BRB will be on the decks at Mosaic on May 27


May 28 2022 Cavo Paradiso Mykonos club party event

DJs Junior Pappa and Freespirit will be playing for Cavo Paradiso’s third party of 2022 — on Saturday May 28


Adelon Sunset Bar on Mykonos

It has been open since May 22, but Adelon Cocktail and Sunset Bar will hold its grand opening for the season on Saturday May 28.  You’ll find it in the Dexamenes area, just off the peripheral road above Mykonos Town. The bar opens daily at 6 p.m.


May 29 2022 DJ event at Aroma Bar on Mykonos

Aroma Bar is hosting a DJ music workshop on Sunday May 29


G Siras and Mark Code at CAvo Paradiso club Mykonos

DJs Argie and Mark Code will be playing at Cavo Paradiso on Tuesday May 31




June openings and events


Tabu Mykonos nightclub logo

June 1 is the anticipated opening night for Tabu Mykonos, a new concept nightclub that will offer guests “a different kind of ambience inspired by Japanese culture.” A summer project of the Tabu London club in Mayfair, it will be located on the Mykonos Town harbourside restaurant strip, at Promenade (which last year hosted a nightclub called Shiba).  Tabu Mykonos is scheduled to open on June 1.


Sanctus club on Mykonos 2022 opening announcement

June 1 is opening night for Sanctus club in Mykonos Town


June 2022 schedule of DJ acts appearing at Sanctus club on Mykonos

This is the lineup of DJ acts that will be performing at Sanctus during June


Heavy G and Marianna at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

DJs Heavy G and Marianna appear at Cavo on June 2


June 4 2022 DJ lineup at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

DJs G. Siras and MaPet will be on the decks at Cavo Paradiso on Saturday June 4


A sketch of the building housing Moni nightclub on Mykonos

Moni nightclub at Agia Moni Square in Mykonos Town will be opening on the first weekend of June



Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents Fused

On Tuesday June 7, DJs Ionas Feenstra and AnXid bring their FUSED show to Cavo Paradiso


DJs Freespirit and Terry at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

DJs Freespirit and Terry play at Cavo on June 9


DJ Liva K schedule of appearances at Void club in Mykonos during June 2022

DJ Liva K will be playing at Void club on June 10 — his first of six appearances there during the month of June


DJs Junior Pappa and Agent Greg at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

Junior Pappa and Agent Greg are the featured DJ acts appearing at Cavo Paradiso on Saturday June 11


Cavo Paradiso club Mykonos full moon party

On June 14, DJs Argie and Heavy G will play for the Full Moon Party at Cavo Paradiso



DJ event at June 15 2022 Cavo Paradiso Club on Mykonos

MaPet and Mark Code are the featured DJs at Cavo on June 16


June 17 DJs at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

DJs Freespirit and Argie play at Cavo Paradiso on June 17


June 18 DJs at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

FUSED (Djs Ionas Feenstra and AnXid) perform at Cavo on June 18


June 19 DJ show at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

DJs Terry and Antony PL take over the decks at Cavo on June 19


June 20 DJ show at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

Heavy G and Marianna take over the decks at Cavo Paradiso on Monday June 20


DJs at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos June 21

Cavo Paradiso presents DJs Argie & Terry on June 21


June 22 DJ show at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

DJs CJ Jeff and Freespirit perform at Cavo on June 22


DJ show at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos June 23

Ace2Ace is the headline act at Cavo on June 23


June 24 DJ show at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

Manolaco and Eliios are the headline acts at Cavo on June 24



June 25 DJ show at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

DJs G Siras and MaPet play at Cavo on June 25


June 26 DJ show at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

Reign of Time and Salin are the headline DJ acts performing at Cavo Paradiso on Sunday June 26


June 27 DJ show at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

Agent Greg and Junior Rush are the featured DJs at Cavo Paradiso on June 27


June 28 DJ show at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

Cavo presents FUSED (DJs Ionas Feenstra and AnXid) on June 28


Audiofly shows at Destino Pacha Mykonos

Audiofly will play at Destino Pacha Mykonos on Tuesday June 28 and again on Thursday August 25


June 29 DJ show at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

Ace2Ace returns for another show at Cavo on June 29


Destino Pacha Mykonos presents DJ Ameme

Destino Pacha Mykonos presents DJ Ameme on Thursday June 30


June 30 DJ acts at CAvo Paradiso Mykonos

On June 30, Cavo Paradiso presents DJs Dino MFU and Antonis Dimitriadis




July events


July 2022 schedule of DJ acts appearing at Sanctus clun on Mykonos

This is the lineup of DJ acts that will be playing at Sanctus club in July


DJ Mochakk at Destino Pacha Mykonos

DJ Mochakk will be performing at Destino Pacha Mykonos three times this summer — on July 14 and 21, and on August 23


Bazar by Sasson parties at Destno Pacha Mykonos

Destino Pacha Mykonos presents Bâzâr by Sasson on July 20 and August 9


DJ Benny Benassi at Cavo Paradiso club Mykonos

Benny Benassi plays Cavo Paradiso on Friday July 1. Rivaz also will perform at this event.


Cavo Paradiso Mykonos presents Will Sparks

Will Sparks is the headline act playing at Cavo on July 4


DJ Miss Monique at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

DJ Miss Monique from Ukraine will be the headline act at Cavo Paradiso on Tuesday July 5


DJ Marlo show at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos July 6

MaRLo is the feature act at Cavo Paradiso on July 6


July 7 2022 Vintage Culture party at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

Vintage Culture is the headline act at Cavo Paradiso on Thursday July 7


Purple Disco Machine appearance at Cavo Paradiso on Mykonos

Purple Disco Machine is the headline act at Cavo Paradiso on Saturday July 9


Meduza at Cavo Paradiso on Mykonos

Meduza is the featured act at Cavo Paradiso on Sunday July 10


DJ Mamacita at Cavo Paradiso Club on Mykonos

Mamacita will be playing at Cavo on Monday July 11 and will be returning for another gig on Monday August 22



Mathame at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

Mathame perform at Cavo on July 12


Cavo Paradiso Mykonos presents Boris Brejcha and Ann Clue

Boris Brejcha will perform at Cavo Paradiso on Thursday July 14. Ann Clue also will be playing for this event.


DJ ACRAZE at Cavo Paradiso Club Mykonos

ACRAZE performs at Cavo Paradiso on Saturday July 16


DJ Alesso at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

Alesso is feature act at Cavo on Sunday July 17


ARTBAT at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

On Monday July 18, ARTBAT make their first of four summer appearances at Cavo Paradiso. Also in the DJ lineup that night is Patrice Bäumel.


Afrojack at Cavo Paradiso club Mykonos

On Tuesday July 19, Afrojack makes his first of two appearances this summer at Cavo Paradiso. He’ll play the club again on August 5.




NIna Kraviz show at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

Nina Kraviz will be the headline act at Cavo on Wednesday July 20


Camelphat at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

Camelphat plays at Cavo Paradiso on Saturday July 23


DJ Alesso at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

Alesso plays his second gig of the month at Cavo Paradiso on Monday July 25


ARTBAT at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

ARTBAT make their second headline appearance of the summer at Cavo Paradiso on Friday July 29. Also in the DJ lineup for this event are Shall Ocin and Dino Lenny.


DJ Benny Benassi at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

Benny Benassi and Rivaz return to Cavo on Saturday July 30


DJ Deborah De Luca at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

Deborah De Luca takes over the decks at Cavo on July 31



August events


August 2022 DJ schedule for Sanctus club on Mykonos

This is Sanctus club’s DJ show schedule for August


Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents DJ Robin Schulz

Robin Schulz performs at Cavo on August 1


DJ Claptone performs at Destino Pacha Mykonos

Claptone will perform at Destino Pacha Mykonos on August 2


Afrojack at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

Afrojack returns to Cavo Paradiso on Friday August 5


ARTBAT at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

On Saturday August 65, ARTBAT headlines at Cavo Paradiso for the third time this summer. Also in the DJ lineup for this event are Magdalena and Argy.


Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents DJ Charlotte de Witte

Charlotte De Witte is headline act at Cavo on August 9


Meduza at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

On Thursday August 11, Meduza returns to Cavo Paradiso for the second time this summer


ARTBAT at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

ARTBAT returns to Cavo Paradiso on Sunday August 14. Colyn also will be playing that night.


XLSIOR Mykonos Festival 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to Covid restrictions, the annual XLSIOR Festival returns to Mykonos. The week-long event is set for August 17 to 24 with night and day parties at major venues around the island. Acts and events have not yet been announced.




Cavo Paradiso Mykonos presents David Morales and Hector Romero

David Morales returns to Cavo Paradiso on Saturday August 20 for his birthday celebration. Hector Romero also will be on the decks for this event.



Mamacita at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

Mamacita makes a second appearance of the summer at Cavo on Monday August 22


Vintage Culture at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

Vintage Culture makes a repeat appearance at Cavo Paradiso on Tuesday August 23


Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents DJ Claptone

Claptone performs at Cavo on August 26


DJs Gioli and Assia at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

Gioli and Assia are the featured DJ act at Cavo Paradiso on Saturday August 27


Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents DJ Korolova

Korolova is the featured act at Cavo on August 28


Central Macedonia: A great four-seasons travel destination


This is the lead video in a Central Macedonia tourism campaign that invites visitors to come “do something great.” The promotion includes four additional short films (see below) that will tempt travellers with fabulous photography of great things they can see and do in the region.


Greatness abounds: It’s widely known as the historic home of its king, Alexander the Great, in ancient times, but the mainland Greece region of Central Macedonia wants more people to discover that it’s also an incredible place for tourists to visit 365 days a year.

The region already attracts more than 7 million visitors annually, drawn to such internationally-known destinations as the city of Thessaloniki, the holy monasteries at Mount Athos, the beach-blessed Halkidiki peninsulas, and the tallest peak in Greece, Mount Olympus.

But Central Macedonia isn’t even on the radar for countless other people who have been to Greece, or who might be planning to visit, and aren’t aware there’s so much more to the country than Athens and the islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes. Crete and  Corfu. To show those potential visitors why they should give Central Macedonia a closer look, the region has produced five promotional videos that highlight the vast array of vacation experiences available for all types of travellers and their holiday activity preferences.

With spectacular cinematography, the 2-minute videos showcase some of the region’s magnificent landscapes and natural scenery, exciting outdoor sports and adventure activities, arts and cultural attractions, beautiful beaches, and its traditional and contemporary cuisine. The sheer breadth of the region’s natural and human-created wonders may be an eye-opening surprise to people who aren’t familiar with this part of Greece.

The “Do Something Great” video, posted above, is the primary film for the tourism campaign. Published on YouTube and shared on social media platforms, it provides a general cinematic overview of Central Macedonia’s appealing travel attractions, while four other videos, posted below, shine a spotlight on destination features that appeal to specific visitor pastimes:

♦ Taste the Great! whets viewers’ appetites with images of mouth-watering traditional and contemporary cuisine;

♦ Sun the Great! displays brilliant scenes of gorgeous coastal landscapes to show that “nothing beats a sunny day on the beach”;

♦ Experience the Great! profiles some of the thrilling outdoor activities that sports enthusiasts can pursue, such as: mountain biking; skateboarding; surfing; rock climbing; scuba diving; alpine skiing; boating; and river rafting; and

♦ Admire the Great! spotlights cultural attractions, including: art galleries; museums; historic sites; monuments; memorials; churches, temples and monasteries; and music entertainment. 


Each of the videos is well worth watching, and the full series takes only 10 minutes to view. We don’t have a favourite to recommend; although we’ve notched half a dozen viewings for the food film, and at least two apiece for the rest, we enjoyed them all.

If you’re interested in learning more about the region after watching the clips, you’ll find the Central Macedonia travel website (pictured below) is a great place to start your research and holiday planning.


Central Macedonia tourism website


Greece Is magazine profiles food, culture and fascinating places in and near Thessaloniki


Cover image for Greece Is magazine 2022 Thessaloniki edition

The cover of the 2022 issue of Thessaloniki, a special-edition magazine published in November by Greece Is 


City spotlight: We’ve got some good reading to look forward to during our holiday season downtime, thanks to the latest magazine published by Greece Is — an issue devoted entirely to notable places, sights and historic attractions in Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, and its environs.

The city is on our bucket list of places we hope to visit in Greece within the next several years, so the new magazine — released in late November — will be a helpful resource for researching and planning our visit, whenever it might happen.

The main stories in this issue that caught our attention include:

♦   “The city in five walks,” a guide that invites readers to “head down to the sea, stroll through the narrow streets of the city center, visit some old haunts and new spots, and explore options for culture, entertainment and food.”

♦   A “Foodie Guide” to “new and classic” places to enjoy wonderful food and drink;

♦   “In the Xinomavro Zone,” a road trip through the Amyntaio-Naoussa wine region;

♦   “The sound of the city,” a guide to the Thessaloniki music scene “from its glorious past to its superb present”;

♦   two articles showcasing art and architecture: “Timeless Byzantine City,” which examines some of the city’s Byzantine-era monuments, and “Memories & Mansions,” which takes a look at buildings in the historic Exoches area;

♦   “In the shadow of Athos,” a tour of the historic monasteries at Mt Athos;

♦   “Mt Olympus: The three peaks challenge,” an account of a one-day climb to the highest points “on the mountain of the gods”;

♦   “Aigai reaches new heights,” an article about a new world-class museum scheduled to open in 2022 at Vergina, site of the former capital of ancient Macedonia; and

♦   the feature piece “Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,” which profiles “southeastern Europe’s largest institute of higher education.”


Greece Is magazine foodie guide to Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki recently became the first Greek city included in the UNESCO global network of Creative Cities of Gastronomy.  The latest Greece Is magazine’s “Foodie Guide” spotlights some of the “new and classic” dining establishments that have helped put Thessaloniki on the world’s culinary map.


Not-to-be-missed reads for anyone planning to visit Thessaloniki in 2022 include:

♦   “New arrivals,” which offers a peek at two recently opened hotels, a gallery, a food spot and a new Aegean Airlines lounge at Thessaloniki International Airport;

♦   “The cool factor” — a collection of insider city tips and secrets shared by six local influencers; and

♦   “Always something on” — an agenda of upcoming major exhibitions and cultural performances.

While we can’t wrap our hands around a physical copy of the Thessaloniki magazine since we’re not in Greece at the moment to pick one up, we — and you — can conveniently access a digital version on to either read online or download.

Greece Is has previously published six other special magazine issues focussed on Thessaloniki. If you’re interested in reading any of those, you can find digital versions on

The Greece Is publishing portal is one of our favourite sources of reliable advice, inside information and fascinating insights into Greece destinations, travel, culture, arts, architecture, food and much more.  If you’re not already familiar with the brand, here are links to its website, Instagram profile and Facebook page, all of which are filled with photos of beautiful places in Greece and links to a treasure trove of information to inspire and assist your travels:

Web: The main Greece Is online portal contains a vast collection of feature articles, photos, news items, blog posts, Greek product profiles, and more.

Instagram: @greece_is


Twitter: @MyGreeceIs

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