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Mykonos 2023: Events, openings, parties, news and more

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A hilltop view of Mykonos Town

 

Wondering what parties and events are being held on Mykonos for the 2023 tourist season? Curious to find out what’s new on the island this year? Or to learn when restaurants, bars, nightclubs, beachclubs, hotels and resorts are opening for the season? Here’s our annual round-up of events, announcements and openings for The Island of the Winds!

Keep scrolling down this page to see what is happening on Mykonos this month along with information about regularly-scheduled DJ and entertainment performances, pool parties, Greek Night events, open air movies, cultural exhibitions and food festivals. This page also profiles new hotel, restaurant and bar arrivals on the island.

Information about other tourist-focussed topics is presented on separate pages of this post:

Page 2 provides season opening details for restaurants and cafes;

Page 3 shows opening dates for bars, nightclubs, beach clubs and party cruises;

Page 4 is a list of parties, DJ shows and other entertainment events that have been officially announced for June through September;

Page 5 profiles opening dates for hotels, resorts and other accommodations; and

Page 6 is a list of events that have already taken place, in case you’re interested in seeing what has happened on Mykonos so far this year.

These listings are updated regularly, whenever event or opening day announcements are issued.

 

 

Upcoming DJ, live music and party events

 

Noema Mykonos

This is the schedule of music entertainment artists who will be performing at Noema Mykonos from June 5 to 11

 

 Destino Pacha Mykonos hotel

On Monday June 5, DJ Mike Fifty will be on the decks for the afternoon pool party at Destino Pacha Mykonos hotel at Agios Stefanos

 

 Amazon Mykonos Resort & Spa

On Monday June 5, Amazon Mykonos Resort & Spa at Agios Ioannis is holding a Sunset Party with live DJ music and free masticha shots

 

Alemagou beach club on Mykonos

Blond:ish and Moles are the feature DJ acts performing at Alemagou on Monday June 5

 

Scorpios beach club on Mykonos

Scorpios holds its first Full Moon Ritual of the summer on Monday June 5, with musical entertainment by Goldcap and Lemurian

 

Alemagou beach club on Mykonos

June 7 sees the opening party take place for Alemagou’s weekly Wednesday events featuring DJ Kaz James and invited guests. The opening party will feature Kaz and Tourist ATH on the decks.

 

 La Prosciutteria Mykonos

To celebrate its arrival on the island for the 2023 season, the Mykonos branch of La Prosciutteria is holding an opening party on June 7, with free drinks and tastings after 8 p.m. La Prosciutteria is situated in the Mykonos Mediterraneo restaurant and bar complex at Lakka Square.

 

JackieO Yacht Club on Mykonos

EZARA (Eleni Stilianou ZARA) takes over the DJ booth at JackieO Yacht Club on Wednesday June 7

 

Moni club on Mykonos

Bengoa is the featured DJ act at Moni on Wednesday June 7

 

JackieO Yacht Club on Mykonos

DJs Nikos Souliotis and Giorgos Reisopoulos will play for the Greek Thursdays party at JackieO Yacht Club on June 8

 

Toy Room club on Mykonos

On Thursday June 8, DJ Teddy-O plays for the VIP HOP party at Toy Room

 

COYA Mykonos

Aaron Sevilla plays a special guest DJ set at COYA Mykonos on Thursday June 8

 

Sanctus club on Mykonos

On Thursday June 8, Sanctus presents Tussy and Karr

 

 

itbeach Mykonos seen in a photo from the beach clubs social media

June 9 is season opening day for itbeach Mykonos beach club, restaurant and lounge at Paradise beach

 

Mykonos Mediterraneo

Mykonos Mediterraneo at Lakka Square will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on Friday June 9. “Join us for a special night as we celebrate 25 years of authentic Italian culinary excellence and fun in the heart of Mykonos,” the restaurant says in its social media posts promoting the event.

 

JackieO Yacht Club on Mykonos presents NORMA

Starting June 9, the innovative live instruments and electronic music band NORMA will be performing every Friday night at JackieO Yacht Club

 

VOID club on Mykonos

This is the DJ lineup at VOID for the weekend of June 9, 10 & 11

 

JackieO Yacht Club on Mykonos presents Xenia Ghali

Beginning on June 10, DJ Xenia Ghali will play at JackieO Yacht Club every Saturday night this summer

 

 Belvedere Hotel on Mykonos presents Mia Moretti

DJ / songwriter Mia Moretti will be entertaining at Belvedere Hotel from June 15 to 21

 

TUYA MYkonos

MoBlack appears at TUYA Mykonos for a special guest DJ set on Thursday June 15

 

COYA Mykonos La Noche Blanca

On Thursday June 22, COYA Mykonos will hold its first La Noche Blanca / White Party of the season. Two more White Parties will take place at COYA this summer — on July 13 and August 3.

 

Noia beach club on Mykonos

On Thursday June 22, Noia beach club at Paradise beach hosts Invited for a day-long DJ event featuring Bluey, Jenny C and Elise Meidell on the decks

 

TUYA Mykonos

On Thursday June 22, TUYA Mykonos presents special music entertainment by DJ/producer/musician Karyendasoul and No. Parachute

 

TUYA Mykonos

DJ duo No. Parachute will play special guest sets at TUYA Mykonos for three nights — June 22, 23 and 24

 

Super Paradise beach club on Mykonos

Dj Angelos plays at Super Paradise beach club on June 24

 

TUYA Mykonos

SONA plays a special guest DJ sete at TUYA Mykonos on Thursday June 29. Afrohouse DJ/producer Pillar43 also will have a stint on the decks that night.

 

Anna Vissi

Greek pop music superstar Anna Vissi brings her 50th Anniversary Concert Tour to JackieO’ Beach Club on August 2

 

 

Regular DJ shows and party events

 

Destino Pacha Mykonos hotel DJ schedule

This is the weekly DJ schedule for the afternoon poolside parties at Destino Pacha Mykonos Hotel at Agios Stefanos

 

2023 summer music entertainment program for COYA Mykonos

Starting June 1, COYA Mykonos will present special live entertainment events on the dates shown above

 

BlondIsh 2023 summer DJ shows at Alemagou beach club on Mykonos

Starting on June 5, DJ Blond:ish will be performing almost every Monday this summer at Alemagou beach club

 

Alemagou beach club on Mykonos presents Kaz James & Friends on Wednesdays during summer 2023

Starting with an opening party on June 7 and continuing every Wednesday this summer, Alemagou beach club will host DJ Kaz James and his invited special guests for a weekly party event

 

JackieO Yacht Club on Mykonos presents NORMA

Starting June 9, the innovative live instruments and electronic music band NORMA will be performing every Friday night at JackieO Yacht Club

 

JackieO Yacht Club on Mykonos presents Xenia Ghali

Beginning on June 10, DJ Xenia Ghali will play at JackieO Yacht Club every Saturday night this summer

 

All Day I Dream of Mykonos Magic music events at Scorpios beach club on Mykonos in 2023

The  All Day I Dream summer tour will make three stops on Mykonos this summer, with performances at Scorpios beach club on June 8, June 22 and on August 17

 

Bedouin 2023 summer appearance schedule at Scorpios beach club on Mykonos

These are the dates this summer that DJ duo Bedouin will be performing at Scorpios

 

Lio cabaret restaurant and nightclub on Mykonos

DJ Konflict. will be performing at Lio cabaret restaurant and lounge every Thursday night during July and August

 

Destino Pacha Mykonos hotel pool parties

Every Friday during July and August, Destino Pacha Mykonos Hotel at Agios Stefano will host a pool party by Life Events

 

DJ Guy Gerber events at Ftelia beach club on Mykonos

Starting on July 10,  Guy Gerber will appear for a special guest DJ set at Ftelia beach club every Monday until August 14

 

 

 

 Greek Night parties

 

Hippie Fish Mykonos

The popular Sunday Greek Night parties at Hippie Fish beach club resume on May 28

 

Blue Myth restaurant on Mykonos

The popular Greek Party nights resume May 28 at Blue Myth restaurant at Platis Gialos beach. The events take place every Wednesday and Sunday night starting at 8:30 p.m.  Reservations are strongly recommended.

 

Pinky Beach club on Mykonos

Starting on June 15, Pinky Beach club will be holding a weekly Greek Night every Thursday, featuring a dinner with live entertainment

 

 

 

 

Arts, Culture & Food Events

 

Cine Manto Mykonos

May 19 is season opening day for Cine Manto, the open-air cinema tucked in a hidden garden oasis in the heart of Mykonos Town.  The cinema plays first-release movies in their original versions, usually in English, starting at 9 p.m. daily.

 

Mykonos Seasons of Light photo exhibition at the Mykonos Municipal Art Gallery

From May 30 to June 7, the Mykonos Municipal Art Gallery’s Matogianni Hall presents the photography exhibition “Mykonos, Seasons of Light” by Vivi Chanioti

 

Matsuhisa Mykonos 20th Anniversary & Nobu Food Festival

The Matsuhisa Mykonos “new style” Japanese fine dining restaurant at the Belvedere Hotel celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and will hold its annual Nobu Festival from June 27 to July 2. The Festival offers an exclusive culinary experience with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and guest sushi masters, and this year will also celebrate the grand opening of the restaurant’s Omakase Bar. 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s new on Mykonos for 2023 

 

L'Artista Italian Restaurant on Mykonos

June 9 is grand opening day for L’ Artista, Osteria  Da Roberto, a new Italian restaurant “where comfort food meets fine dining.” L’ Artista is situated mere steps from Agia Anna beach at the Old Port harbourside of Mykonos Town.

 

Mando Restaurant on Mykonos

A new arrival to Goumenio Square, Mando Restaurant and Bar opened its doors in late April. Its website says Mando is “reinventing tradition with an elevated take on Greek cuisine. We are a funky bistro style restaurant blending exceptional food with craft cocktails, using local ingredients.” Mando is open daily at 10 a.m. serving brunch, followed by a Greek-style tapas menu available from 6 p.m. to midnight. “We finish the night with a lounge atmosphere, music, and cocktails.”

 

Uber Boat on Mykonos

Uber has announced that it is bringing its Uber Boat service to Mykonos this summer. At the 2023 Uber Go-Get Product Event on May 17, Uber announced that the new service will give Mykonos vacationers and boat enthusiasts the opportunity to book private boat transportation simply by selecting “boat” from the Uber app.  The service will allow for “up to 8 people to cruise to popular destinations around the island of Mykonos,” Uber said. The official launch date for the service has not yet been announced.

 

Pablo bar and cafe on Mykonos
April 27 was opening day for the new Pablo Bar, a “sister” to popular Paloma Bar. You’ll find Pablo at 34 Agion Anargiron Street in Mykonos Town. Pablo opens at 10 a.m. daily, serving breakfast and coffees, and the bar serves cocktails until 3 a.m.

 

Philotimo Restaurant on Mykonos

Philotimo bills itself as a “Mediterranean & traditional Greek cuisine restaurant,” but it’s making a particularly big impression with its amazing burgers and its daily specials of four or more popular Greek dishes. Philotimo is situated on the peripheral road in the Evaggelistraki area, near the AB supermarket. It opened in March.

 

 

Monk all day bar on Mykonos

Located in Ano Mera, Monk All Day Bar is a new go-to spot for coffee, brunch and cocktails. Monk opened on April 8.

 

23 Hotel and Katrin restaurant on Mykonos

Legendary fine dining restaurant La Maison de Katrin will be opening its doors for the 2023 season at a new location in Mykonos Town — 23 Panachratou street, in 23 Hotel (new name for the former Carbonaki boutique hotel). In operation since 1971, Katrin was previously situated on Nikiou street, under a bedazzling canopy of bougainvillea that was a magnet for Instagrammers.  Only 200 meters away, the new premises will make their grand opening debut on April 12.

 

 

Bruno Coffee & Brunch Mykonos seen in a photo from the restaurants social media pages

Brunello was one of many restaurant newcomers to Mykonos in 2022. For this season, the it has rebranded as Bruno Coffee & Brunch.  You’ll find Bruno in the Mykonos My Mall in Ano Vrisi.

 

Van Stories Mykonos

 Van Stories Mykonos is a unique new service making its debut on the island this summer.  Its signature “boho-style” Volkswagen T2 van features a fully stocked mobile bar and DJ booth that can be booked for private parties, weddings , photo shoots, and other special events.

 

Bagatelle Mykonos

Bagatelle Mykonos will unveil an exciting new restaurant concept — The Sunset Plaza — when it opens in May for its second season of operations.  Inspired by lively plazas throughout Europe, the sunset-view, seaside complex will feature three distinct venues offering “fine dining, high-end entertainment and fashion shopping in an al fresco setting”: The Sunset Lounge, Bagatelle Mykonos restaurant, and ITA Mykonos. Designed as a romantic spot to watch the sunset or relax after dinner, The Sunset Lounge will offer “amazing cocktails prepared by top-notch mixologists, a high-end collection of wines and spirits, live artists, fire blowers, singers, musicians and dancers, and the most beautiful view of the island,” a Bagatelle Group spokesperson told us.  The restaurant, Bagatelle Mykonos, will spotlight cuisine inspired by La Côte d’Azur, Southern Italy and Mykonos; its unique menu will “blend the generous flavours of the French Riviera cuisine with the refreshing Mediterranean and Greek influences.” Meanwhile, the “magical hideaway” ITA Mykonos — an intimate spot inspired by the lush jungles of Mexico — will offer an adventurous culinary journey  with its menu of “daring and colorful Mexican and Peruvian fusion food.”

 

Mykonia Inn Hotel on Mykonos

Mykonia Inn Hotel on Mykonos

Mykonia Inn hotel on Mykonos

A new hotel that describes itself as “youthful, breezy and affordable” will be opening this season in Ano Mera. Mykonia Inn Hotel will boast 68 rooms in six different styles that can accommodate 1, 2, 3 or 4 people.  The hotel website says rates start as low as €60 per night for the “Just the two of us” room, €80 for the “Just the three of us” room, and €140 for the “Mykonos Vibes” room for 4. Hotel facilities and services include a swimming pool, gym, and a continental breakfast.  An official opening date has not yet been announced, and the hotel’s online booking form had not been activated as of February 21. We’re still awaiting word from Mykonia Inn as to when it will begin taking reservations.

 

Domes Noruz Mykonos

Domes Noruz Mykonos

Domes Noruz Mykonos

The chic new Domes Noruz Mykonos hotel is expected to open its doors this July. Located at Agios Stefanos, the 38-suite, adults-only resort is the newest member of the Domes Resorts collection of luxury lifestyle vacation properties in the Mediterranean. According to a media announcement by Domes Resorts, guests at the new Mykonos hotel will be able to “choose rooms with private pools, indulge in signature culinary offerings at Topos Neo-med restaurant, sip on cocktail masterpieces by Apallou mixologists, and experience established lounge sessions or explore the island in the care of a tried and tested concierge. These elements create a celebratory aesthetic that includes art and fashion, all set against a 24/7 vibe of chill music and sun-kissed relaxation.” 

 

Funky Kitchen restaurant on Mykonos

Funky Kitchen will not be returning for the 2023 season. The Lakka-area restaurant had been hugely popular with regular Mykonos visitors for the last several years, but its owners announced on social media April 2 that they have decided “to close Funky kitchen as we know it and open a new chapter concentrating in private dining and pop up events.” There’s no word on whether another restaurant will be moving into the space for this summer.

 

 

Amyth of Mykonos hotel

The former Habitat Hotel at Agios Stefanos has undergone a rebranding and is now a Thanos Hotels property called Amyth of Mykonos.  An April 3 social media post announced the change, saying that Amyth will be: “A sanctuary for the soul, a new bijou hotel promising boho-luxe style, authentic ‘at-home’ hospitality, and a deeper experience of Mykonian life at its laid-back best.​” Amyth’s website shows booking availability from April 13 onwards.

 

Bill & Coo Mykonos Coast Suite

Bill & Coo Coast Suites at Agios Ioannis has introduced a new private hideaway for 2023 — the Coast Hill Suites. This “discreet cocoon” of 10 spacious suites — the biggest suite at Bill & Coo Coast — each feature an infinity pool, a sheltered terrace with sweeping sea, sunset and Delos island views, and round-the-clock service from the hotel’s team.

 

Botrinis Mykonos restaurant

Katikies Mykonos hotel at Agios Ioannis beach will be welcoming Botrini’s Mykonos restaurant to its property this summer — the newest Greek island restaurant to feature the cuisine of Michelin-starred Greek-Italian chef Hector Botrini. According to a media announcement by the Katikies hotel chain, “Showcasing premium ingredients, high technique and inexhaustible talent, the chef’s most iconic recipes set the stage for a unique culinary experience. The most precious and freshest gifts of the land and the sea pass through the kitchen to be transformed into works of contemporary culinary art, which are found in degustation and à la carte menus and are accompanied by excellent Greek and international wine labels, under the supervision of Yiannis Karakasis MW (Master of Wine).” An official opening date for Botrini’s Mykonos has not yet been announced, but the restaurant page on the Katikies Mykonos website is accepting online reservations for seating dates from May 1 until September 30. 

 

Thalas Mykonos beach bar and restaurant

Divine Sea & More, the beach bar and restaurant at Super Paradise beach, has a new name for 2023 — the venue is now called Thalas Barefoot Tavern & Beach. It opens for the season on May 19.

 

Frankie Restaurant on Mykonos

Bouboulo restaurant on the Gialos harbourside promenade of Mykonos Town has undergone a transformation for 2023. Now called Frankie Mykonos (a name inspired by Frank Sinatra), its menu features “cuisine with the flavor of Italy and fresh local ingredients, true to our farm-to-table philosophy and quality. Enjoy fresh handmade pasta, meat, bread and pizza with sourdough and organic flour that are fermented daily and baked in our wood-fired oven, as well as gluten free and lactose free options,” a description on the restaurant website says.

 

Nammos Hotel and beach club on Mykonos

The Nammos World of luxury lifestyle restaurants, beach clubs, entertainment events and shopping is expanding with the debut of a chain of exclusive high-end hotels and resorts.  Twenty years ago, Nammos Mykonos opened as an upscale restaurant on Psarou beach. Within a few short years it became one of the island’s most famous beach clubs, drawing an international clientele of the rich, famous and beautiful.  More recently, the brand opened Nammos venues in Dubai, Cannes, Limassol and Qatar. Now, in 2023, it has established Nammos Hotels & Resorts, and the first Nammos Hotel will open this summer on Psarou beach (in the premises previously operated as the Kensho Psarou hotel, and last year as N Hotel.) Nammos resorts in Abu Dhabi and the Maldives also are set to open. The new Nammos Mykonos hotel can be seen on the left side of the beach in the image above; the beach club is next door, on the right. Opening dates for the hotel and beach club have not yet been announced. 

 

 

Delos island ferries and port-to-port SeaBus service

 

Mykonos SeaBus

The Mykonos SeaBus water taxi service resumed operations on April 1. The best way to travel between the New Port at Tourlos and the Old Port at Mykonos Town, the SeaBus ride takes only 12 minutes and costs just €2 per person. Full details of the service, including its daily schedule and boarding locations, can be found on the Mykonos SeaBus website. The service will operate until October 30.

 

Delos Tours on Mykonos

April 1 is the season start date for the Delos Tours boat trips to historic Delos island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important archaeological destinations in the Greek Islands. Full details of boat schedules and ticket prices are available on the Delos Tours website

 

 

Please click on the links below to read about restaurant and bar opening dates and other news:

Page 2 provides season opening details for restaurants and cafes;

Page 3 shows opening dates for bars, nightclubs, beach clubs and party cruises;

Page 4 is a list of parties, DJ shows and other entertainment events that have been officially announced;

Page 5 profiles opening dates for hotels, resorts and other accommodations; and

Page 6 is a list of events that have already taken place, in case you’re interested in seeing what has happened on Mykonos so far this year.

 

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Things to see and do during a visit to Athens this winter

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A special edition of Greece Is Magazine profiles events and activities in Athens during winter 2022-2023

 

Cover of Greece Is magazine Issue 55

The cover of the Athens edition of Greece Is magazine for Winter 2022-2023

 

Winter wonders: The latest Athens issue of Greece Is magazine sure would have come in handy during a recent Christmas party conversation about winter travel plans. After friends and acquaintances described their upcoming trips to Florida, Australia, Mexico and the Caribbean, everyone looked perplexed when I said that I wished I could visit Athens. “But isn’t everything there closed down?” one of my acquaintances asked. Similar questions by others in the group suggested they, too, think Greece is only a summer beach destination. 

Like many people, they just don’t realize that, even during the cooler months of off-season, the capital of Greece is always brimming with engaging arts and culture events, and fun food, drink and entertainment activities.

Why wouldn’t it be? It’s a major international city, after all, and its 3 million residents don’t go into hibernation until Greek Easter. They like to get out and about to experience their city’s cultural attractions and events, and there are plenty of those to enjoy throughout the winter months — as the Athens Winter 2022-2023 special edition of Greece Is magazine points out.

Released in early December, the 148-page issue includes:

♦ A spotlight on things to see and do in Athens — both indoors and out — on mild winter days

♦ Photos and information about visiting the Makrigianni site — the ancient streets beneath the Acropolis Museum

♦ “Art & the City,” a look at local hangouts for food, drinks and shopping in the neighbourhoods near the city’s major museums and art galleries

♦  “At the museum with the kids,” an article that highlights “tailored programs and tours” geared specifically for children — a must-read for families travelling to Athens

♦ In “Dining Out: Then & Now,” writer Christos Chomenidis “connects the past with the present” as he describes visits to five noteworthy restaurants that each have “their own story to tell.” 

♦ “Finding philosophy among the ruins,” a piece that traces the “ancient Greek philosophers’ favourite haunts in and around the Athenian Agora”

♦ “Dreaming of the blue skies of Attica,” an essay that considers “why the return of the Parthenon Sculptures is a democratic imperative,” and much more.

If you’re planning a winter trip to Athens, or simply wondering if it’s worthwhile to visit at this time of year, have a look through the magazine. You’ll find lots of helpful information and great suggestions for places to visit and things to do — more than enough to keep you entertained and enthralled.

Print copies of the Athens issue are available from the Greece Is e-shop, while the online edition can be viewed, read, shared and even downloaded from this link on Issuu.com.  

 

Symi’s scenic port stars in a 2022 Eurovision song video

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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:

@symiland

@seeme_in_symi

@symitv

@symiartphotography

@symimages

@symipracticalguide

 

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

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A Mykonos Photo Tour photograph of Mykonos Town at sunset

A sunset view of Mykonos Town captured by Mykonos Photo Tour

 

 

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 2022: tours, activities & other things to do

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Tours, cooking classes, wine & beer tastings, fitness activities, outdoor entertainment and other things to do on Mykonos

 

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.

 

 

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:

 

 

A brand new arrival

Padel Mykonos padel tennis facility

As of July, Mykonos visitors can enjoy games of padel tennis at Padel Mykonos, a brand-new facility located in the Korfos area near Ornos beach.  Padel, a sport that has rapidly been gaining popularity around the world, is a fun sports activity that can be enjoyed by families and people of all ages and abilities. The first padel courts open to the public on Mykonos, Padel Mykonos is open daily from 8 a.m. until midnight.  Lessons with a qualified coach are available, while anyone who wants to give the sport a try is welcome to drop by. Court bookings can be made by phone to +30 6975532566; by email to play@padelmykonos.com; or by using the online reservation form on the Padel Mykonos website.

 

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.

 

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Mykonos 2022: DJ and party schedules, regular music events and season closing dates

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With the arrival of autumn, the Greek Islands have moved into shoulder season  — and even on busy Mykonos, the atmosphere has become much quieter, with a noticeably more chill and relaxed vibe than the frenetic and crowded party months of July and August.

As happens every September, clubs and restaurants gradually begin to close as the tourist crowds slowly thin out. The pace of closures picks up in early October and accelerates by mid-month. Sometimes businesses provide advance notice of their season finale parties or closing dates but, more often, venues shutter their doors with little or no prior announcement.

Below is a listing of popular beach clubs, nightclubs and restaurants that have already wrapped up their operations or that have announced their season-ending party celebrations.

On page 3 of this post, you can see our at-a-glance roundup of regular DJ shows, parties and live music events that took place on Mykonos this summer on each day of the week, along with some of the summer event calendars for major clubs including Alemagou, Cavo Paradiso, Ftelia Pacha, Sanctus, SantAnna, Super Paradise, The Sanctuary, Tropicana and Void. They will give you an idea of the events you might expect to find if you happen to visit Mykonos during 2023.

For listings of special one-time-only DJ or singer appearances, parties and other events, see our separate posts:

Mykonos bar and nightclub openings and events in 2022

Mykonos beach bar and club openings and events in 2022.

 

 

Mosaic Mykonos Christmas week parties

Mosaic is party central every night during Christmas Week 2022

 

Vegera Mykonos Christmas holiday parties 2022

Vegera will close out 2022 and ring in 2023 with parties on Friday December 30, Saturday the 31st, and Sunday January 1. DJ Simos Anastasopoulos will be on the decks for all three parties.

 

Velanos Mykonos New Years party

Velanos will be ringing in the New Year with a December 31 party featuring music by DJ Babis Lazos

 

Mosaic Mykonos New Year's Eve party

DJs MaPet and Jerry will be on the decks for the New Year’s Eve Party at Mosaic on December 31

 

Appaloosa restaurant on Mykonos

Appaloosa Restaurant & Bar has announced it will remain open during the holiday season from 7 p.m. daily (except Mondays and Tuesdays, when it will be closed).

 

Rizes Folklore Farmstead & Restaurant on Mykonos

Rizes Folklore Farmstead has announced that its restaurant will be open Saturdays and Sundays, from noon until 9 p.m., for  the winter season 

 

Promenade Mykonos DJ Thanos Desypris

This fall, DJ Thanos Desypris will be playing “mainstream vibes” every night after 8 p.m. at Promenade 

 

Vegera restaurant and bar on Mykonos

Beginning November 14, the Vegera Mykonos bar will be open only on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m.  for drinks, music and dancing. Food won’t be available — the Vegera restaurant kitchen will be closed for the winter. 

 

Paloma bar on Mykonos

Paloma Bar will be open for Friday and Saturday night parties until December 18. After a Christmas and holiday break, the bar will re-open on January 13 2023. 

 

 

 

Season closing events and announcements

 

Mykonos Brewing Company

Mykonos Brewing Company, makers of the island’s iconic Mikonu craft beer, will be closed for the holiday season starting on December 23. The brewery will reopen on January 4.

 

Lovemeze restaurant on Mykonos

On December 18, Lovemeze restaurant in Ano Mera announced that it has permanently closed, after three years of operation

 

The Cook restaurant in 
Ano Mera Mykonos

The Cook in Ano Mera will be taking a holiday break starting on December 16. The restaurant will re-open on January 16.

 

El Burro Mykonos season closing announcement

El Burro will hold its season closing party on Sunday December 11, with music by DJ Nick Sintilas

 

Apouzouraki Cafe on Mykonos

Sunday December 4 is season closing day for Apozouraki cafe in Ano Mera. The cafe says it will reopen in the new year “with many changes and many new surprises.”

 

Local Mykonos closing announcement

Local Mykonos BBQ & Souvlaki ends its season on November 30

 

Jayont Coffee Brunch & More on Mykonos

Jayont Coffee Brunch & More in Ano Mera will celebrate the end of its first season with a closing party on Wednesday November 30. It won’t be closed for too long, though — Jayont says it plans to reopen on February 19 for the 2023 season.

 

Bistrot de Nicolas on Mykonos

Bistrot de Nicolas is serving its winter menu until November 26, when it will be closing for an extended break.  Until the 26th, the restaurant will be open Tuesday through Saturday nights, from 6 p.m. until midnight.

 

To Maereio taverna on Mykonos

To Maereio taverna posted this season closing announcement on its social media pages on November 9

 

Aperanto Galazio restaurant on Mykonos

Aperanto Galazio restaurant at Ornos beach announced the end of its season on November 8

 

Captain's -- food for sharing mezedopoleio on Mykonos

Captain’s — Food for Sharing mezedopoleio opened for the final time this season on Sunday November 6. “The good times are taking a break. We’ll be back in early 2023,” the restaurant said in a season-closing post on its social media pages.

 

The Liberty Breakfast Room on Mykonos

The Liberty Breakfast Room ended its season on November 6

 

To Steki Tou Proedrou taverena at Ano Mera on Mykonos

November 6 is closing day for To Steki Tou Proedrou taverna in Ano Mera

 

Paprika Souvlaki & Pizza in Drafaki on Mykonos

November 6 is closing day for the Paprika Souvlaki & Pizza restaurant in Drafaki. The Paprika store in Ano Mera will remain open a few days longer.

 

Kavos Taverna on Mykonos

November 3 was the last day of the season for Kavos Fish Taverna

 

Branco Mykonos hotel seen in an image from its social media pages

On November 1, Branco Mykonos Beach Resort announced the end of its season

 

Oniro Sunset Bar & Restaurant on Mykonos

On November 1, Oniro Sunset Bar & Restaurant at the Mykonos View Hotel announced the end of its season

 

Souvlaki Story restaurant on Mykonos

On November 1, Souvlaki Story Taverna in Argyraina announced it has closed for the winter. However, the Souvlaki Story location on Enoplon Dinameon Street will remain open a little while longer.

 

 

 

 

Farina Cucina Italian restaurant on Mykonos

On October 31, Farina Cucina Italiana at Ornos announced that its 2022 season has ended

 

Roca Restaurant on Mykonos

Sunday October 30 marks the end of the season for Roca Restaurant

 

Pita Wrap & Pizza Mykonos

October 30 is closing day for Pita Wrap & Pizza Mykonos 

 

Tasos Taverna on Mykonos

Tasos Taverna will wrap up its 60th season on October 30 with live music entertainment by the local band Αποσπερίτες

 

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Mykonos: What’s new for 2022

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The Little Venice area of Mykonos

A view of the Little Venice seafront of Mykonos Town

 

 

— Updated on June 19 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 many of the notable changes and newcomers that Mykonos visitors will discover during the 2022 travel season.

 

Cubic Hotel on Mykonos

Opening July 13 at Ornos beach, Cubic Hotel is an adults-only boutique property consisting of just 11 rooms and suites with private pools. Each of the luxury  accommodations “has been designed in a contemporary manner, blending cubic style with multiple dimensions and traditional Cycladic architecture with modern twists,” the hotel website says.  

 

Zuma Mykonos

After two years as a seasonal pop-up situated in the ultra-luxe Cavo Tagoo Hotel, the Japanese restaurant Zuma Mykonos has a new home all its own. The opening of the new premises — carved into the face of a rugged rock cliff a short distance down the coastal road from Cavo Tagoo — marks the debut of “a first of its kind lifestyle concept” by the high-end international restaurant chain, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. “This creative, multi-purpose destination is a new concept within the [Zuma restaurant] portfolio featuring a restaurant, lounge and bar, sleek infinity pool, day beds and resident DJ. Zuma Mykonos is set to be the first of many other similar venues unveiled in international destinations in the years to come, as Zuma enters a new era,” the Zuma website explains.  Zuma Mykonos officially opens for dinner service on July 14, while its spectacular sea- and sunset-view infinity swimming pool will open on July 18. 

 

Billionaire Mykonos

Italian celebrity entrepreneur Flavio Briatore is bringing his exclusive Billionaire lifestyle club to Mykonos this summer. Self-described as famous for its “extraordinary artistic performances with a superb dining experience,” as well as a “thrilling” late-night after party,  Billionaire Mykonos will operate in an elegant former mansion near the small Agia Anna harbour beach in Mykonos Town (in the premises formerly occupied by the Hondos Center fashion retail shop). Billionaire Mykonos hasn’t announced its official opening date, but it is expected to open its doors as soon as July 15, and has been heavily promoting a “coming soon” campaign on social media.  Billionaire Mykonos made news headlines in Greece in July when it cancelled online reservations for tables of four persons or less, explaining in an email to affected customers that the venue has been designed to “accommodate groups of 6,8,10 and 12 people or more”  only. Rumours had been circulating that the club would require a minimum spend of €50,000 per table, but news reports said the minimum spend in the restaurant will be €300 per person on food alone — with alcoholic drinks not included in that amount.

 

Cocco restaurant on Mykonos

Doors opened in early July at Cocco Mykonos, a small Italian bistro situated at the Little Venice seafront of Mykonos Town. A project of the Belvedere Hotel, Cocco occupies cozy, intimate spaces in an historic 200-year-old building on the waterfront.  Cocco’s menu “offers small yet inspired bites for a leisurely drink, while refreshing salads alongside delectable raw and marinated meat and fish dishes will ground a dreamy evening in earthly delights. Light-as-a-cloud pizzas, straight from our wood-fired oven, classic antipasti and rich pasta dishes will round out an unforgettable Italian experience,” the restaurant’s website says. Cocco’s hours of operation are 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

Bar & Co Mykonos

A stroll down Ag. Anargiron street near Little Venice will lead you to a tiny new cocktail and coffee joint, Bar & Co, which opened in early July. It’s a friendly spot to grab a coffee beverage or a hand-crafted cocktail to enjoy either at the bar, or “on the go.”  Besides classic cocktails, Bar & Co serves beer, shots and drinks.

 

Jayont Mykonos restaurant

Jayont coffee brunch & more is a new dining spot in Ano Mera village, situated steps from the historic Panagia Tourliani Monastery.  Jayont specializes in coffees and  breakfast/brunch fare, but is open til late at night for dining and cocktails.  Menu items are available for take-away, so it’s a convenient place to pick up drinks and snacks while on the way to Elia, Agrari, Kalafatis or Kalo Livadi beaches.

 

Mantri Mykonian Resto on Mykonos

Mantri Mykonian Resto is another newcomer situated near Panagia Tourliani monastery in Ano Mera village. If the name seems familiar, perhaps it’s because it’s the new Mykonos sibling of the Mantri restaurant that has been operating in the Athens suburb of Glyfada since 1977.  Mantri offers a Mediterranean menu highlighting quality meat and charcoal barbecue dishes, as well as slow-cooked Greek dishes.  The menu, with prices, can be viewed on the restaurant’s website. Mantri Mykonian Resto is open daily from 12:30 p.m. to midnight.

 

Photos of Saltbae Mykonos burger restaurant by Dimitris Koutsoukos

Regular Mykonos visitors will notice a big change at Goumenio Square in Mykonos Town this summer. The popular meat and meze restaurant Familia is gone — its prized location has been acquired by celebrity chef Nusret Gokce and transformed into one of his high-end Saltbae Burger joints. (Gokce brought his world-famous Nusret steakhouse to Mykonos in 2019, and is still packing that place with big-spending customers every night). The Saltbae burger restaurant and bar opened in mid-June, serving a variety of burgers and steak sandwiches at prices starting at €30 and up, along with Oreo, marshmallow and “crazy baklava” shakes costing €19 and €25 respectively.  The restaurant’s signature dish,  the Gold Burger, is a juicy Wagyu Saltbae burger covered in edible 24K gold and smothered in freshly melted cheddar cheese. It is served with seasoned fries and sells for only €150.  

 

Salt & Fire Mykonos steakhouse 2022 season opening announcement

Salt & Fire Steakhouse claims it will offer “the most exclusive dining experience in Mykonos” when it opens June 15 at the Charisma Hotel and Wellness Suites in the island’s Plintri area (near Super Paradise beach). Situated on the patio beside the hotel’s sea view pool, Salt & Fire will have only a handful of tables at which a small number of guests can enjoy Black Angus and Wagyu steaks grilled to perfection over the restaurant’s signature wood fire. (The menu also includes a simple but superb selection of salads, starters, sides and desserts).  Salt & Fire Mykonos is a summer venture of the popular Salt & Fire restaurant established in 2019 in the Agios Ioannis area of Nicosia, on Cyprus. 

 

Byblos restaurant on Mykonos

Friday June 10 was the grand opening day for Byblos, an opulent new fine dining and late-night party restaurant “that plays by its own rules blending flavours, sips, music and vibes.” Byblos specializes in “elevated Peruvian-Japanese gastronomy,” exquisite cocktails, wine and sake. In an opening day announcement on its social media pages, Byblos said “Our talented executive chef Thanos S Stasinos & our expert sommelier Nikolas Giannopoulos will be your guides in this exotic world of exquisite taste.” Byblos is located at 1 Delou street in Mykonos Town. 

 

 

Anima Italian cuisine restaurant on Mykonos

“Specialized in authentic Italian cuisine,” Anima Restaurant is a new arrival at Goumenio Square in Mykonos Town. It opened on June 2.

 

Sinners Pizza and Street Food Cafe in Mykonos Town

Sinners Pizza opened in early June on Polikandrioti Street, serving a variety of take-away pizzas (whole and by the slice), paninis, and beverages

 

Street view of Meatropolitan Greek Style Gyros on Mykonos

 With a menu aimed to satisfy even the hungriest meat lovers, Meatropolitan Greek Style Gyros specializes in souvlaki and gyros, but also serves  burgers, chicken, sandwiches and more. It also has falafel items for vegan visitors. The restaurant opened in late April on Enoplon Dinameon street in Mykonos Town. 

 

The Sanctuary Mykonos

The Sanctuary Mykonos is a soul-soothing retreat, restaurant, and open-air music and events venue that opens its gates on June 2. Situated in the remains of an old fishing settlement near the eastern end of Ftelia beach, The Sanctuary Mykonos is set to make a distinctive mark on the island’s outdoor lifestyle and entertainment scene with unique curated music events, family-friendly gatherings, and ritualistic programs providing personal well-being and spiritual nourishment. Facilities include a bar, lounge and restaurant, where guests can enjoy a “social and soulful dining experience” choosing from a menu featuring Mediterranean, fusion and sushi dishes. Besides nightly dancing under the stars to curated DJ and live music performanes, The Sanctuary will host body- and soul-nurturing rituals including yoga kundalini, chanting and mindfulness meditation, shamanic drums, sound healing, fire rituals, moon rituals, tarot readings and more.

 

La Cantine du Faubourg Mykonos

A much-talked-about newcomer 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 day was June 26.

 

Meraki restaurant at Cavo Tagoo Hotel on Mykonos

For the summer of 2022, the 5-star Cavo Tagoo Hotel  in Mykonos Town is hosting a new fine dining restaurant — Meraki — in the prized sea- and sunset-view spot next to its Instagram-famous infinity pool. (In 2020 and 2021, the coveted space had been occupied by a summer “pop up” of the Japanese- and Asian-fusion restaurant chain, Zuma.)  Meraki Mykonos is the fourth and newest member of the Meraki group of high-end restaurants and bars specializing in Modern Greek and Mediterranean cuisine (the others are located in London, Riyadh and Puerto Cervo).   Meraki Mykonos opened on May 6.

 

 

 

Tabu nightclub on Mykonos

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 seen in an image shared on Instagram by @platonpap

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

 

Bagatelle Mykonos

After several years of planning and development, the Bagatelle brand of luxury restaurants and beach clubs has brought 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 was May 24.

 

Ftelia Pacha Mykonos beach club on Mykonos

June 1 was opening day for Ftelia Pacha Mykonos, an ‘open beach experience” restaurant, bar and music entertainment venue at Ftelia beach (situated on the premises of the former Ftelia Beach Club, a short-lived seaside project of the Interni group of restaurants and hotels in Greece).  Ftelia Pacha is the third and newest property to be opened on Mykonos by The Destino Pacha hospitality group, which last year debuted the Destino Pacha Mykonos Hotel near Agios Stefanos beach, followed by the Lio Mykonos restaurant and live cabaret club in Mykonos Town. The arrival of the Ftelia beach club — which boasts a summer calendar packed with parties featuring performances by top international DJs — has positioned Destino Pacha as one of the island’s leading lifestyle and entertainment venue operators.

 

 

Tuya restaurant on Mykonos

Tuya Mykonos, a fine dining restaurant featuring a menu of French Riviera Cuisine, opened June 10 on Kalogera Street in Mykonos Town. It’s the third Tuya restaurant to open in Europe — the chain’s other locations are in Bucharest and Vienna, with a fourth Tuya set to open this fall in Milan.

 

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.

 

Apozouraki cafe on 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 Mykonos

Bambao Noodles & Bao Buns opened 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 on Mykonos

Opened on June 1, Mykonos Calma Suites is a collection of deluxe luxury rooms and suites situated on the hillside overlooking chic Psarou beach, with wonderful views of Psarou and Platis Gialos bays and Naxos island

 

Rhino vegan fast food restaurant on Mykonos

April 15 was 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!” 

 

Brunello Mykonos Cucina e Vinoteca

Brunello Cucina e Vinoteca will bring “a little bite of Italy” to its restaurant location in the Mykonos My Mall in Ano Vrisi. It opened in May.

 

 

 

ITBeach Mykonos restaurant and beach club

In 2021, the IT Restaurants Group opened IT Mykonos, a party restaurant in the Drafaki district on the edge of Mykonos Town. This year the chain has shifted its focus to Paradise beach, where its new IT Beach Mykonos open fire restaurant, bar and beach club opened on June 10, bringing yet another trendy spot to dine and party to the island’s most famous beach. 

 

a collage of photos of Super Paradise Beach Club on Mykonos

For 2022, Super Paradise Beach Club has undergone a massive transformation that was 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.   

 

A collage of images of Paraj beach club on 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. It’s located right beside Super Paradise club, and is operated by the same owners.  Opening day was 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 destined to continue for N Hotel, whose website is now taking bookings from May 15 onwards.

 

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 was 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 Beach Resort on Mykonos

A new resort opened at Paradise Beach in late June. The aptly-named New Paradise Beach Resort boasts a beachfront pool venue, seaview rooms with plunge pools, and a restaurant and bar. 

 

O by Myconian Collection Hotel on Mykonos

O by Myconian Collection is a luxury beachfront hotel with 63 rooms and suites set to open at Ornos on June 22.  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 luxury hotel on Mykonos

Lovia Mykonos is a new luxury hotel expected to open in July. Located on a hillside overlooking Mykonos Town, the hotel will boast 21 rooms and suites with private infinity pools and hot tubs, a  spa, gym, billiard hall and open-air cinema.  Facilities include a Mediterranean restaurant and bar, a pool bar, and a breakfast area.

 

 

Once in Mykonos Luxury Resort

Originally slated to open last summer, the 5-star Once in Mykonos Luxury Resort at Ornos finally opened its doors on June 10.  Featuring 59 sumptuous rooms and suites, a spa, Infinity Bar & Restaurant, and its own private chapel, Once in Mykonos is the new incarnation of what was once a palatial private villa owned by a prominent businessman who hosted glamorous parties for “artists, intellectuals and influential people from all over the world.” 

 

Cali Mykonos luxury hotel

Opening this summer on a coastal 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. Cali was profiled in an exclusive sneak peak article in Travel + Leisure magazine in the spring, and subsequently was included in lists of the year’s most anticipated new hotel openings published by such high-profile international travel and lifestyle publications as Conde Nast Traveller, Vogue, Luxury Travel Magazine, Forbes, Fodor’s Travel, The Telegraph, Robb Report and more (links to all of the articles can be found in posts on the Cali Mykonos Facebook page). Cali is expected to open in July, and its website’s online reservation page is accepting bookings from July 1 onwards.

 

Yi Hotel on Mykonos

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

 

 

Mykonos beach bar and club parties and events in 2022

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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.

 

↓ SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW SPECIAL DJ EVENTS AND PARTIES BEING HELD IN OCTOBER AT MYKONOS BEACH CLUBS AND BARS ↓

 

Our other posts to check out:

♦ To see a list of regular events that take place on Mykonos either every day, or on specific days of the week, click here.

♦ To see parties and events happening at bars, clubs and hotels in Mykonos Town and other non-beach locations of the island, click here.

♦ To see what exciting new bars, clubs, restaurants and hotels have opened on Mykonos this summer, click here.

 

 

October events

 

Paradise Beach Club on Mykonos

On October 13, Paradise Beach Club posted this image to its social media pages to announce it is still open.  As of October 22, its daily beach parties were still going strong.

 

 

 

 

Season closing events & announcements

 

Tropicana Beach Club on Mykonos

Tropicana throws its final party of 2022 on Wednesday October 19

 

Nammos beach club on Mykonos

Nammos beach club has wrapped up its season. In social media posts on October 10, the club announced: “See you next year!”

 

Super Paradise Beach Club on Mykonos

DJ Vasilis Koutonias was on the decks for the 2022 season closing party for Super Paradise Beach Club on October 9

 

Kalua beach club on Mykonos

October 6 was closing day for Kalua beach club 

 

the entrance to Pasaji beach club on Mykonos

Monday October 3 was the last day of the season for Pasaji beach bar and restaurant at Ornos

 

Liasti beach club on Mykonos

Liasti beach club’s season drew to a close on October 3

 

Facebook photo of Solymar beach restaurant on Mykonos

October 2 was closing day for Solymar at Kalo Livadi beach

 

aerial view of Principote Mykonos beach club

The season ended on October 2 for Principote at Panormos beach

 

Scorpios beach club on Mykonos

Seven popular music acts performed at Scorpios during its season closing celebration on October 2

 

Hippie Fish beach club at Agios Ioannis beach on Mykonos

The season drew to a close October 2 for Hippie Fish beach club at Agios Ioannis 

 

Alemagou beach club on Mykonos

Alemagou held a bonfire party to celebrate its October 1 season closing

 

JackieO Beach Club on Mykonos

Octobeer 1 was the last day of the season for JackieO’ Beach Club

 

SantAnna beach club Mykonos

SantAnna beach club officially closed its doors for the season on September 29

 

Pinky Beach club on Mykonos

Pinky Beach club has announced that Sunday September 25 will be its last beach day of the 2022 season

 

 

Tiki Mykonos beach restaurant and bar

Sunday September 18 was the final day of the season for Tiki Mykonos restaurant and bar at Elia beach 

 

September 14 2022 season closing party announcement for Ftelia Pacha Mykonos beach club

Ftelia Pacha Mykonos beach club will celebrate the end of its first eventful season with a closing party on Wednesday September 14. The DJ lineup includes Nico Rac, Da Mike, Lica and Kat X.

 

ITBeach Mykonos seen in a photo shared on its social media pages

ITBeach Mykonos ended its first season at the beginning of September.  Located at Paradise beach, ITMykonos was a restaurant, bar and beach club venue that hosted high-profile international DJ events during the summer.

 

August 24 Bordello Mykonos closing party announcement

The summer 2022 season of Bordello Mykonos dinner show events at Pinky Beach Club wrapped up with a closing party on Wednesday August 24. The grand finale featured entertainment by Ciro Corcione, DJ Enzo Capocelli and singer Alex Pisa.

 

 

For profiles of the island’s new beach bars and clubs, and to see when your favourite Mykonos beach venues opened for the 2022 season, click on the link below to continue reading on page 2t.

 

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