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Travel + Leisure magazine serves up a taste of Syros island

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Travel + Leisure magazine spotlights the architecture, culture and cuisine of Syros in its February 2019 issue

 

Appetizing island: “Island Escapes” is the theme for the February 2019 issue of Travel + Leisure, and Syros steals the spotlight as the only Greek isle on the menu of getaway destinations profiled in the magazine.

In a three-page article entitled “Beyond the Beach,” the prolific author /  journalist / travel scribe Eleni N. Gage describes her family’s first-ever visit to Syros, an island that doesn’t register on the radar for most North American travellers, who tend to gravitate to the tourist hotspots of Mykonos and Santorini.  (The majority of visitors to Syros hail from France and Skandinavia, Eleni writes, and they’re drawn by the island’s vibrant arts and culture events, its elegant Neoclassical architecture and its “incredible cuisine,” rather than the whitewashed villages and scenic beaches that lure the huge tourist crowds to other Cycladic isles.)

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Ermoupolis, the colourful capital and port town of Syros. “The fact that the island has a thriving city by the sea makes it alluring to those interested in life beyond the beach,” Eleni notes in her article.

 

Since Syros is one of our personal favourite places in Greece, I couldn’t resist buying the magazine when I saw the island mentioned on the front cover. I was curious to read what kind of impression Syros had made upon Eleni, whose feature articles about a number of destinations in Greece have appeared in top international travel and lifestyle publications.

Not surprisingly, she fell in love with Syros, too.

Island features and highlights described in her article include:

♦ a rich roster of annual arts events and festivals;

♦  stately “aristocratic buildings,” including the magnificent Town Hall and Apollon Theater,  in the visually stunning port town of Ermoupoulis;

♦ the seafront of the Vaporia neighbourhood of Ermoupolis, where Eleni had wonderful views of the palazzo-lined shore while she swam in the sea; 

♦ the hilltop village of Ano Syros, which was established during the 1200s; and

♦ restaurants where Eleni and her family dined (they had a memorable meal at one place we thought was excellent, too:  Peri | Tinos, on the Ermoupolis waterfront).

While we’re familiar with most of the places Eleni described,  I was glad she did mention a few we haven’t seen — they’re now on a list of things to do next time we travel to Syros.

My only disappointment was that the article wasn’t longer — I really wanted to read more about Syros. Nevertheless, it did made me yearn to go back.

Please click on the link below to turn to page 2, where I have posted some of our photos that show a few of the places mentioned in Eleni’s article.

 

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Mykonos party events in 2019

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~ updated on Monday June 17 ~

New sunset party cruises

Promotional image for the sunset boat party cruises offered by Mykonos Boat Club

Mykonos Boat Club is hosting 5-hour sunset party cruises from Mykonos to nearly Rhenia island three times weekly until the end of September — on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, departing from the Old Port at Mykonos Town at 4 p.m.  The cruises include an open bar, DJ music, food and swimming and snorkeling, and cost €89 per person (premium and VIP upgrades are available). The boat can accommodate large groups. Full details and booking links can be found on the Mykonos Boat Club website  and on the club’s Facebook page.

 

This week’s big opening party

 

Grand opening announcement for the new Blue Marlin Ibiza club in Mykonos

Grand opening of Blue Marlin Ibiza Mykonos takes place on Friday June 21 with Audiofly and Dorian Craft on the decks for the day-through-night party event. The club is situated at Kalo Livadi beach, below the new Aegon Mykonos hotel complex.

 

Upcoming live shows

 

Promo ad for Dionysis Sxoinas live concert at Solymar Beach Restaurant Mykonos

Dionysis Sxoinas and his band take their summer tour to Mykonos for a live performance at Solymar on Thursday July 18

 

Events this week

 

Promotional ad listing events taking place at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos nightclub in early June 2019

This is the schedule of DJs appearing at Cavo Paradiso from June 8 to 20

 

Promotional image showing the Scarpa Bar Mykonos DJ lineup June 17 to 23

Scarpa Bar’s DJ lineup for the week of June 17 to 23

 

Promo ad for The Mode music group show at Tropicana Mykonos

Music group The Mode — DJs Jorge Cortez and Dimitri Mesol and singer Fey Kross — will perform at Tropicana on Monday June 17

 

 

Promotional image for Monday June 17 DJ lineup at Blue Marlin Ibiza Mykonos beach club

DJs Keller, John Hanlidis and Constantin Nasiri will be on the decks at Blue Marlin Ibiza Mykonos on Monday June 17

 

Promo image for Ftelia Beach Club Mykonos Strawberry Full Moon party

Ftelia Beach Club is throwing a Strawberry Full Moon party on Monday June 17

 

Promotional image for the June 17 Origins event at Scorpios Mykonos

The Monday June 17 Origins event at Scorpios features music by Gama & Meru along with Kraut

 

Promotional image for Betto appearance at Bonbonniere club on Mykonos June 17

Producer/DJ Betto will play at Bonbonniere on Monday June 17

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos June 17 Full Moon Party ad

DJs Terry, Endie Kenzak and Antony PL will headline the Full Moon Party at Cavo Paradiso on Monday June 17

 

Promo image for Anax Resort & Spa Mykonos Anax Sunset event with Tina Psalida

Violinist Tina Psalida entertains once again at Anax Resort & Spa for its Anax Sunsets event on Tuesday June 18

 

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DAVI, Anstascia & BLOEM are featured artists for the Horizon music program at Scorpios on Tuesday June 18

 

DJs AnXid & Mark Code at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

AnXid and Mark Code are featured DJs at Cavo Paradiso on Tuesday June 18

 

Promo ad for SantAnna Mykonos parties with Kaz and Skaterboi

DJs KAS and Skaterboi play for the Bubbles and Caviar party at SantAnna on Tuesday June 18

 

~ More June events on page 2 of this post ~

 

What’s happening: Summer is fast approaching and the Mykonos party scene has gotten well under way, with most of the island’s bars and clubs now open for business. 

Parties both in Mykonos Town and at various beaches are happening daily, with many more on the way when the big tourist crowds arrive for peak season (July and August).

Page 2 of this post contains promotional flyers showing daily beach parties and regular weekly events, as well as official party announcements for June, July, August and September. 

Page 3 lists events that have taken place since March, in case you’re interested in seeing what has already happened.

I update this post whenever new announcements are released, often several times per day, so check back regularly to see what’s new.

 

 

 

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Mykonos parties and special events in August, September and autumn 2018

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Scorpios wraps up its 2018 season with a weekend of closing events, including its final Unplugged event on Friday September 28, the last World program on Saturday the 29th, and the club’s season closing Sunday Ritual on September 30

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

Cavo Paradiso ends its 25th anniversary season with a Full Moon closing party on Tuesday September 25, with music by DJs Argie, Anxid and Heavy G

 

Tropicana Mykonos

Beach parties take place daily at Tropicana until the club’s big season closing party on Sunday October 21

 

Skandinavian Bar Mykonos

Each year you can tell that the Mykonos party season is almost over when Skandinavian Bar holds its closing party.  This year it’s on Tuesday October 9.

 

~ updated on Saturday December 1 2018 ~

 

Below is a listing of promotional flyers for parties scheduled to take place on Mykonos during August and September 2018.

Events will be added to this page when they are announced, so check back for updates.

Bear in mind that many parties may not be announced until only a day or two before they take place. Some parties are advertised only locally on Mykonos, so when you are on the island, keep on the lookout for posters and club promotional staff who visit popular beaches and Mykonos Town to provide information about special events.

For more information about specific events, pricing and admission policies, or to make table reservations or to purchase advance tickets, contact the bars and clubs directly.

To see party listings for September 2018, click here.

To see events taking place in October and November 2018, click here.

 

 

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

This is the international DJ lineup for Cavo Paradiso in August

 

Kivotos Hotel Mykonos

Every day throughout August, Kivotos Hotel at Ornos presents Poolside Rituals, during which DJ / Producer Constantin Nasiri “takes you to an a eclectic ethnic/bohemian musical journey.” The ritual starts at 4 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m.

 

Alemagou Mykonos

Alemagou will be hosting more than 10 events during August 2018. The featured artists and their appearance dates are indicated on the promotional poster shown above.

 

XLSIOR Festival Mykonos

XLSIOR Festival, the biggest annual party event on Mykonos, takes place this year from August 22 to 29 at beach clubs and various venues in Mykonos Town. A roster of top international DJs will appear for 11 major events.

 

SantAnna Mykonos

SantAnna will throw its F*** Me I’m Famous! pool party every Saturday evening in August

 

VOID club Mykonos

Void has special DJ acts and events every night of August, with some artists & parties still to be announced for the month

 

CLICK HERE to see a list of events that take place on either a daily or regularly weekly schedule until the end of August.

SEE PAGE 2 FOR MORE AUGUST EVENTS

SEE PAGE 3 FOR SEPTEMBER PARTIES AND SEASON CLOSING EVENTS

SEE PAGE 4 FOR OCTOBER PARTIES AND SEASON CLOSING EVENTS

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Mykonos parties, special events & DJ lineups in July 2018

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Looking for party listings for 2019? Click here!

 

Kalua Mykonos

Singer Shaya Hansen,  saxophonist Tiago Astori and DJ Mr Mike entertain daily at Kalua, along with DJs Nick Aggelidis and Freespirit

 

Kalua Mykonos

Junior Pappa, My Excuse, Rodge, Mahmut Orhan and Tanja LaCroix are among the special guest acts who will be appearing at Kalua in July. 

 

Alemagou Mykonos

Alemagou will be holding 9 special events during July 2018. Artists and their appearance dates are shown on the promotional poster above.

 

SantAnna Mykonos

The F*** Me I’m Famous! pool parties  — the French Cathy and David Guetta brand of “sexy and provocative parties with luxurious production in world class venues with a fantastically glamorous crowd” — are coming to SantAnna every Saturday evening during July.

 

VOID club Mykonos

Void has special DJ entertainment each night during July, with some artists still to be announced for the club’s event lineup this month

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

This is the international DJ schedule for July at Cavo Paradiso

 

Branco Mykonos Whispers events

Whispers is a new “seaside sunset concept” event being held every Saturday at Branco throughout July

 

Belvedere Mykonos Hotel

Starting Wednesday July 4, Belvedere Hotel will pay homage “to vinyl records inspired by the sounds of Mykonos and the nostalgic era” with a poolside sunset party every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening until August 25. The Poolside Nights will feature “a curated selection of rare soul, funk, jazz, and R&B rooted disco” played by DJs Lou Hayter, Fiona Jane and Izy.

 

 

 

~ updated on Tuesday July 31 2018 ~

 

Below is a listing of promotional flyers for parties scheduled to take place on Mykonos during July 2018.

Events will be added to this page when they are announced, so check back for updates. Be sure to refresh your browser so you will see newly-added updates; often events are added to this page several times per day.

Bear in mind that many parties may not be announced until only a day or two before they take place. Some parties are advertised only locally on Mykonos, so when you are on the island, keep on the lookout for posters and club promotional staff who visit popular beaches and Mykonos Town to provide information about special events.

For more information about specific events, pricing and admission policies, or to make table reservations or to purchase advance tickets, contact the bars and clubs directly.

To see a list of regularly scheduled events that take place either every day or once weekly, click here.

To see a listing of Mykonos parties and events for May and June 2018, click here.

For a list of events taking place in August and September 2018, click here.

 

Moni Mykonos

Mimi, B2B and FY will appear at Moni on Sunday July 1

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

Benny Benassi plays Cavo Paradiso on Sunday July 1, with support by Rivaz

 

Scorpios Mykonos

The program for The Sunday July 1 sunset program at Scorpios features music by Kaz James, Nic Fanciulli, Jean Claude Ades and Sneaky Sound System

 

 

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