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

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Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

Cavo Paradiso has announced its Opening Week parties as well as the DJ acts appearing at the club from May 13 to June 3. Scroll down for further details in the Bar, Nightclub and Beach Club Openings section of this post. This year is Cavo Paradiso’s 30th anniversary.

 

Parties, events and venue openings during February

 

Obati Mykonos live entertainment event

Singer Panos Kalidis will perform at Obati on Friday February 3

 

Mykonos Motorcycle Sports Club party

The Mykonos Motorcycle Sports Club (Αθλητικό σωματείο μοτοσυκλέτας Μύκονου) is holding a party on Friday February 3 at Menta Mykonos All Day Experience in Argyraina. The event starts at 7 p.m.

 

Paloma Bar on Mykonos

Paloma bar is back from its holiday break. Starting on January 13, Paloma will be open every Friday and Saturday night from 10 p.m.

 

Mykonos Brewing Company

Tours and tastings resume at Mykonos Brewing Company starting on Monday February 13

 

 

 

Restaurant and bar openings / winter breaks

 

Kazarma restaurant on Mykonos

On February 1, Kazarma restaurant reopens for the 2023 season

 

Teos House Mykonos

Starting on January 30, Teo’s House returns to its normal hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. You’ll find the popular brunch restaurant and cafe along the peripheral road in the Evaggelistraki area above Mykonos Town. 

 

Raya restaurant on Mykonos

Raya restaurant reopens on Friday January 27

 

Velanos Mykonos

Starting on Monday January 23, Velanos restaurant and bar will be temporarily closed for its annual winter break. Velanos will reopen on Sunday February 2.

 

Promenade Mykonos winter closing

Promenade has temporarily closed for its annual winter break. The restaurant and bar will reopen on Friday February 24.

 

Appaloosa Restaurant and Bar on Mykonos

Appaloosa Restaurant and Bar returns for its winter season starting on Thursday, January 19. During winter, Appaloosa will be open Wednesday through Sunday nights from 7 p.m. (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).

 

The Cook restaurant in Ano Mera Mykonos

The Cook restaurant in Ano Mera reopens on January 16

 

Coffee Break on Mykonos

Coffee Break in Argyraina reopens on January 16

 

Interior of El Burro restaurant on Mykonos

Following its break for the Christmas holiday period, El Burro reopened on January 9 

 

HUG Espresso Bar on Mykonos

HUG Espresso Bar reopened on January 9 after its holiday break

 

Bar, nightclub and beach club openings and news

 

Scorpios Mykonos

On February 1, Scorpios beach club began accepting online reservations for its restaurant, terrace and its various beach locations. So far, the reservations page on the club’s website is taking bookings for the period May 14 to September 13.

 

Paradise Beach Club on Mykonos

In posts to its social media pages in January, Paradise Beach Club announced that it is “so excited for a massive summer ahead” and is busy “preparing a lineup of non-stop parties starting April 2023!” The booking page on the club’s website is now live, and is accepting reservations for day and night parties starting as early as April 7.

 

VOID Mykonos nightclub

“A new era is taking shape” at VOID, the nightclub has announced. In a teaser video posted to its social media pages on January 20, VOID says big changes are in store for its 2023 party season. “These past three years have been challenging for all of us. We thank each and every one of you for supporting us through these  times. This summer, everything is about to change. We can’t wait. Summer 2023 we evolve,” the video says.  The club says “stay tuned” for more information about what’s planned.

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos 2023 opening week party

Cavo Paradiso club kicks off its 2023 season with a Saturday May 13 opening week party featuring music by DJs Fused and Heavy G

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos 2023 opening week party

Cavo Paradiso continues its 2023 opening week with a Saturday May 20 party featuring DJs Freespirit, Terry and Mapet on the decks

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos 2023 opening week party

Thursday May 25 is the third party being held as part of Cavo Paradiso’s opening week events for 2023. DJs Agent Greg and Junior Rush will be on the decks for this party.

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos May 27 2023 party

On Saturday May 27, Junior Pappa and Manolaco will be the featured DJ acts appearing at Cavo Paradiso

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos May 30 2023 party

DJs Freespirit and Mark Code play for the Tuesday May 30 party at Cavo Paradiso

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos June 1 2023 party

Fused and Heavy G are the headline DJs at Cavo Paradiso on Thursday June 1

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos June 3 2023 party

Saturday June 3 is the first Full Moon Party of the 2023 season at Cavo Paradiso. DJs G. Siras and Mapet will be on the decks for this event.

 

Hotel and resort openings and news

 

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

April 1 is the season opening for Branco Mykonos luxury resort at Platis Gialos beach 

 

Cali Mykonos luxury hotel

A new arrival to the island’s luxury resort scene last year, Cali Mykonos will be opening for the 2023 season on April 13. Situated on a secluded cliffside near Kalafatis beach, Cali Mykonos boasts 40 luxurious suites and villas, many with plunge pools, as well as a private beach, jetty and its own private yachts to transport guests to remote Mykonos beaches and other islands. 

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Parties and music events that took place in January 

 

Obati Mykonos DJ event

Obati restaurant will celebrate Epiphany on Friday January 6 with music entertainment by DJ Marios Ntoumis.

 

Live entertainment event at La Rosticceria on Mykonos

Singer | musician Antonis Balopitas will entertain during Epiphany celebrations at La Rosticceria ala Mykoniatika on Friday January 6

 

Vegera restaurant Mykonos

Vegera has announced that this will be its last weekend of operations before the restaurant closes for its annual winter break. Vegera will open at 9 a.m. on Friday January 6 for breakfast and coffee, then will celebrate Epiphany with music and drinks. It will open again for a final night of music and drinks on Saturday January 7 at 9 p.m.  Its re-opening date has not yet been announced.

 

Mosaic Mykonos DJ music event

DJs Mapet and Jerry will be on the decks for the Epiphany party at Mosaic on Friday January 6 starting at 3 p.m.

 

DJ event at Velanos Mykonos

DJ Giorgos Dragoutas will be playing at Velanos on Friday January 6

 

Vegera Mykonos DJ event

DJ Simos Anastasopoulos will be playing at Vegera on Saturday January 7

 

Velanos Mykonos DJ event

DJ Thodoris Ntontos will play at Velanos on Sunday January 8

 

Mosaic Mykonos DJ events

Mosaic presents DJs Mapet and Jerry on Friday January 13 and Saturday the 14th

 

Wild Cafe Bar on Mykonos

On Saturday January 14, Wild Cafe Bar in Ano Mera presents live music entertainment by Giannis Barbaris

 

DJ event at Velanos on Mykonos

DJ Babis Lazos will be on the decks for the Greek Vibes party at Velanos on Sunday January 15

 

Wild Cafe Bar on Mykonos presents DJ So Big

DJ So Big is on the decks at Wild Cafe Bar on Friday January 20

 

Mosaic Mykonos DJ event

On Saturday January 21, Mosaic will present music entertainment by DJs Jerry and Mapet

 

Velanos Mykonos

Sunday January 22 is closing night for the winter season of Sunday parties at Velanos. DJ Thodoris Ntontos will be on the decks for the final bash of the month.

 

Mosaic Mykonos karaoke party

Mosaic is hosting a karaoke party on Wednesday January 25

 

Mosaic Mykonos DJ event

DJs Mapet and Jerry will be playing at Mosaic on Friday January 27 and Saturday January 28

 

El Burro Mykonos Sunday Party

DJ Nick Sintilas will be on the decks for the Sunday Party at El Burro on January 29, starting at 8 p.m.

 

live music event at Maizevelo on Mykonos

Maizevelo Cookhouse will be closing February 1 for its winter break, but first it will celebrate its 5th anniversary with live Greek music entertainment on Tuesday January 31. The party starts at 3 p.m.

 

 

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: 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

 

To see more venue closing dates, please click on the link below to turn to page 2.

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Mykonos bar, nightclub and party events in 2022

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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.

 

 

This post contains information about parties and DJ events taking place in Mykonos bars, lounges and nightclubs — including world-renowned Cavo Paradiso club — during summer 2022. Scroll down to see events coming up in September.

Page 2 shows bar and club openings that took place earlier in the travel season, during April and May and June, in case you want to see when specific party spots opened their doors in 2022. Season closing parties and announcements are shown further down this page.

For a list of parties and DJ shows at beach bars and beach clubs, see our separate post Mykonos beach bar and club openings and events in 2022.

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

 

 

September events

 

54 Cocktail Lounge & SkyBar on Mykonos presents The Starletts

Singing duo The Starletts will perform at 54 Cocktail Lounge & SkyBar on both Friday September 16 and Saturday the 17th

 

JackieO Yacht Club Mykonos

JackieO’ Yacht Club concludes its 2022 season with a closing party on Saturday September 17

 

 Italico Mykonos closing party

Italico Mykonos wraps up its first summer on September 17  with a closing party featuring music by DJ Thiago

 

2022.09.17 Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents Twisted

On Saturday September 17, Cavo Paradiso presents Twisted, featuring DJs Junior Pappa, Kiki Botonaki and Two Names

 

September 18 Greek Party at Baos Cocktail Bar on Mykonos

DJ Christos Sarantis will play for the Greek Party at Bao’s Cocktail Bar on Sunday September 18

 

September 18 Pan and Slabo perform at Mykonos High villa party on Mykonos

Pan and Slabo will perform a live session for the Mykonos High villa party on Sunday September 18

 

 

September 19 Asty Mykonos Hotel & Spa presents JoJo and Sax Vibrations

On September 19, Asty Mykonos Hotel & Spa is throwing a Sunset Saxophone Party with music by Jojo and Sax Vibrations

 

2022.09.20 Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents Terry Mark Code and MaPet

Cavo Paradiso starts its 2022 season closing week on Tuesday September 20 with a party featuring DJs Terry, Mark Code and MaPet

 

September 21 Scorpios Mykonos presents Izadora

Izadora performs for the sunset ritual at Scorpios on Wednesday September 21

 

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Selva Arterial and Diass entertain at Noema on Thursday September 22

 

September 22 Scorpios Mykonos presents Viken Arman

Viken Arman is the featured artist performing at Scorpios on September 22. Lannka also will be performing at this event.

 

September 22 Promenade Mykonos presents Sunset Vibes

DJ Anestis Menexes will be on the decks for the Sunset Vibes party at Promenade on Thursday September 22

 

2022.09.22 Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents Argie Heavy G and Zyrak

Argie, Heavy G and Zyrak are in the DJ lineup for the September 22 party at Cavo Paradiso

 

Lefteris Grill House on Mykonos

Lefteris Grill House at Ornos is holding a Greek night with bouzouki music and dancing on Friday September 23

 

September 23 DJ event at Pere Ubu Mykonos

On Friday September 23, Pere Ubu Mykonos restaurant at Kalesma Hotel is holding another party with music by DJs Yannis Mitsokapas and Evridiki from Zucca Radio

 

September 23 Noema Mykonos presents Valeron

Valeron is the featured entertainer at Noema on September 23

 

September 24 live Greek music entertainment at Lovemeze restaurant on Mykonos

On Saturday September 24, Lovemeze restaurant presents an evening of live Greek music entertainment

 

2022.09.24 Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents Junior Pappa and Fused

Cavo Paradiso holds its 2022 season closing party on Saturday September 24 with music by DJs Junior Pappa and FUSED

 

 

 

2022 season closing events and announcements

 

Noema Mykonos restaurant entrance

Noema Mykonos will wrap up its 2022 season on September 24 with a closing party featuring entertainment by Selva Arterial and DJ Little D

 

JackieO Yacht Club Mykonos

JackieO’ Yacht Club concludes its 2022 season with a closing party on Saturday September 17

 

 Italico Mykonos closing party

Italico Mykonos wraps up its first summer on September 17  with a closing party featuring music by DJ Thiago

 

Tabu Mykonos nightclub seen in a photo from its social media pages

Tabu Mykonos nightclub topped off its first season with its final parties of 2022 on Friday September 3 and Saturday September 4

 

September 3 season closing party announcement for Void nightclub on Mykonos

Void club holds its 2022 season closing party on Saturday September 3, with music by Agents of Time and Nick Jojo.

 

August 28 Billionaire Mykonos season closing party

It only opened in mid-July, but the Billionaire Mykonos dinner show and after party nightclub ends its first season on Sunday August 28 with a spectacular goodbye extravaganza. The club promises to return in 2023.

 

August 27 Toy Room Mykonos 2022 season closing party

Toy Room concluded its 2022 season with a closing party on August 27

 

The Sanctuary Mykonos 2022 season closing party announcement

Saturday August 27 was closing day for The Sanctuary Mykonos.  A new arrival that opened at Ftelia the first weekend of June 2022, The Sanctuary included a restaurant and open-air entertainment area that hosted DJs, live music events, and soul-soothing mindfulness rituals and healing programs. In August, The Sanctuary added a clothing-optional beach area with sunbeds. 

 

August 26 Joker Mykonos season closing party

August 26 was the closing party date for the Joker Mykonos series of dinner show parties at Alesta restaurant. The entertainment lineup for the final event of 2022 includes DJ Gio Brunetti and singers Jacopo Lilli and Arianna Leggeri.

 

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.

 

 

 

To see bar and club openings  that took place during April and May, click on the link below to continue reading on page 2

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Mykonos parties, DJ shows and events in July 2021

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Updated  on Saturday July 31

 

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July 31 DJ Agoria at SAnctus club on Mykonos

Agoria will be on the decks at Sanctus on Saturday July 31

 

DJ Marco Carola at Destino Pacha Mykonos

Marco Carola turns the music on at Destino Pacha Mykonos on Saturday July 31, starting at 4 p.m.

 

July 31 2021 Void club Mykonos presents Marco Carola

Marco Carola performs his second show of the day on July 31, with an appearance at Void

 

Valeron & Band at Scorpios club Mykonos

Valeron & Band perform for the Sunset Ritual at Scorpios on Saturday July 31

 

July 31 2021 Mykonos Art Festival presents Savina Yannatou and Primavera En Salonico

On Saturday July 31, Mykonos Art Festival presents July 31 2021 Mykonos Art Festival presents Savina Yannatou and Primavera En Salonico in concert. The event promises an evening of “songs from the Mediterranean, the Balkans and Greece are woven together into a varied musical carpet, combining east and west, contemporary and traditional as well as free improvisation.” The concert takes place at Lakka Theatre, and admission is free.

 

July 31 2021 Cavo Paradiso club Mykonos show featuring Benny Benassi Rivaz and Terry

Benny Benassi is featured performer at Cavo on Saturday July 31. DJs Rivaz and Terry also will be playing sets for this event.

 

Tropicana Mykonos presents rudeejay

rudeejay returns to Tropicana on Saturday July 31

 

July 31 2021 Bordello Mykonos midsummer party

DJ Ludo Erre will play a set during the Bordello Mykonos midsummer party being held Saturday July 31 at Pinky Beach Club

 

What’s on: Planning to visit Mykonos during July, and wondering what sorts of parties and cultural events will be taking place on the island while you’re there?

Check out page 2 for a list of daily, weekly and regular events.

Page 3 shows events that took place from July 1 to 30, including bar and beach club parties, DJ sets, special dinner party events, live singer performances, art shows, and more.

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IT Mykonos DJ schedule July 26 to August 1 2021

This is the calendar of DJ appearances scheduled for July 26 to August 1 at IT Mykonos restaurant and bar

 

 

July 26 to August 1 2021 DJ lineup at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

This is the schedule of DJ acts appearing at Cavo Paradiso club from Monday July 26 to Sunday August 1

 

July 26 to 31 2021 DJ schedule for Sanctus club on Mykonos

Sanctus club reopens on July 26, and has released this DJ lineup for the week of July 26 to 31

Mykonos Art Festival 2021 program of events for July

This is the program of concerts and theatrical performances being held in July as part of the Mykonos Art Festival 2021.   All the events are free to attend at the locations specified for each event.

 

 

Click on the link below to see the day-to-day list of events happening on Mykonos during July.

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Mykonos events from August to December 2021

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Final update on Wednesday December 29

 

What was on: The 2021 tourist season ended in October for most hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants and shops on Mykonos, but that didn’t mean the island shut down completely for the winter.

More than two dozen restaurants and bars that serve local residents year-round kept their doors open, as usual, while numerous places that normally close by mid-October extended their seasons into November as business from late-season island visitors remained steady.  A few brand-new hangouts even opened up in the post-season to offer fresh options for drinking and dining after the tourist-oriented venues shuttered for the winter. Newcomers Elaion, La Barran, Mosaic, Paloma, Promenade and Velanos were among the bars and restaurants that stayed open into December.

Gala New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebrations had been scheduled for several bars and restaurants, but those events were cancelled when the Greek government imposed operating hour restrictions and banned the playing of music — a year-end attempt to control the skyrocketing number of Covid cases caused by the Omicron variant.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, 2021 turned out to be a surprisingly good year for Mykonos tourism, producing a huge bump in visitor traffic compared to 2020.  Traffic jams, sold-out hotels, and crowded bars and restaurants during August and September, in particular, gave the impression things were almost back to normal, while October and November saw more tourist arrivals than usual for those months.

Although Omicron put a damper on year-end festivities, tourist-related businesses on Mykonos are optimistic about 2022, since advance bookings for hotels have been strong, as has interest in the island on social media.

What will happen tourism-wise  in 2022 is anybody’s guess, but if infections caused by Omicron peak in winter, and the pandemic begins to burn out by spring, you can expect a robust travel season on Mykonos. The island will be ready for it. Dozens of exciting new hotels, restaurants and bars opened  in 2021 (see our post Mykonos restaurants, bars, clubs & more: What’s new for 2021  for details), while more are in the works for 2022.

Unfortunately for many repeat visitors, however, several popular restaurants and bars won’t be returning in 2022, including Avra, Babylon, Central and Joanna’s Nikos Place (see more on that below).

If you have never been to Mykonos before, but think you might finally make it there in 2022, this post will show you the types of events that take place on the island each summer. Our listing of parties, DJ appearances and cultural events held  from August to December 2021 will give you an idea of what you can expect if you visit during any of those same months in 2022.

 

Major autumn closing and opening announcements

 

Closing announcement for Joanna's Niko's Place on Mykonos

Joanna’s Nikos Place, the much-beloved beach taverna at Megali Ammos, is closing its doors permanently. In an announcement shared on social media December 9, owner Joanna Daktilidi broke the news that she is ceasing operations of the taverna after a 30-year run.

 

Madoupas Meats in Argyraina area of Mykonos

On Saturday December 4, Madoupas Meats opened a new shop in Argyraina — their third outlet on Mykonos — giving visitors another place to stock up on food for their villas, Airbnbs orself-catering holiday accommodation rentals

 

Babylon Bar on Mykonos

2021 has been the final season of operations for Babylon Bar. In a social media post on November 29, club owners Jose & Stratos announced that, “after 13 years full of happiness, pride, and entertainment, the time has come for Babylon Mykonos to put an end to a ride that will always be in our hearts for years to come.”

 

Avara Restaurant on Mykonos

It’s the end of an era: The elegant fine dining Avra Restaurant is closing permanently after 22 years of operations. Owners Nikos Iliopoulos and Sarah Pearson announced the news in a November 23 post on Facebook, stating: “we have felt blessed to be part of an incredible magical Mykonos era that many of us feel is unfortunately now fading fast. We hope we have made everlasting memories for your times in Mykonos and… well… perhaps … we may be back to make more.”

 

5x5 Multiplex restaurant at Ornos Mykonos

5×5 Multiplex is a new restaurant that opened in Ornos in mid-November. Open every day except Monday from 7 a.m. until midnight, it’s a casual go-to spot for coffee, breakfast, brunch, lunch, crepes, waffles, burgers, souvlaki and more. You’ll find it across from the athletic stadium along the road from Korfos to Agios Ioannis

 

The interior of Elaion Mykonos restaurant on Mykonos

Mykonos residents and visitors have a new place to dine out during the winter — the Italian restaurant, pizzeria and bar Elaion Mykonos has just opened in the Vougli district of the island (in the premises formerly occupied by Taverna Kandavlos).  If the name Elaion sounds familiar, that’s because the restaurant is owned by the same people who operate the Elaion restaurant on nearby Syros island. According to the Elaion Mykonos page on Facebook, the restaurant is open daily from 2 p.m. until midnight.

 

La Taverna Greka seen in an image shared on social media by Maria Kavalari

There’s a new place to enjoy a good Greek food meal in the heart of Mykonos Town this winter. La Taverna Greka moved into the Mother Earth restaurant space in late summer, and will be offering traditional Greek dishes at reasonable prices from 12:30 in the afternoon until 10:30 at night. You’ll find the taverna tucked into a lane beside the ALIS fashion boutique on Mitropoleos street.

 

Rizes Folklore Farmstead on Mykonos seen in an image from its social media pages

Rizes Folklore Farmstead originally had announced its end of season closure on October 31, but subsequently decided to open its restaurant on weekends throughout the winter “to keep you company with Mykonian flavors.” Rizes will operate on Fridays from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 9 p.m., and Sundays also from noon to 9 p.m.

 

Mykonos Brewing Company taproom

 Mykonos Brewing Company, makers of the island’s Mikonu craft beers,  will be open on weekdays during the winter. From November through March, the brewery will be open to visitors on Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Bistrot de Nicolas Mykonos seen in a photo from the restaurants social media pages

Bistrot De Nicolas, located on the highway to Ano Mera, will be open throughout the winter. Its days and hours of operation will be Thursday to Saturday from 6 p.m. until midnight, and Sundays from 1.30 p..m. to 8.30 p.m. The restaurant recommends booking reservations by telephone at: +30 22890 71361

 

Interior of Mosaic MSC Mykonos seen in an image from the restaurants social media pages

 Mosaic MSC restaurant at Manto Square in Mykonos Town launched its winter season on Friday October 15

 

The logo for Central cafe on Mykonos

 Central cafe has announced that, after 8 years of operations, it will soon be closing permanently. The news — posted on social media on November 16 — said the restaurant will remain open “until the holidays and somewhere there before Christmas to say goodbye.”

 

Autumn Cultural Events

 

Robert McCabe photo exhibition on Mykonos autumn 2021

Exhibition of Mykonos photos from the 1950s by Robert McCabe

“The Island that seduced the world — Mykonos in the 50s” is an exhibition of images by noted American photographer Robert McCabe, who first visited Greece in the 1950s and captured portraits of local residents and scenery on subsequent multiple trips to the island and elsewhere in the Aegean.  Exhibits of McCabe’s fascinating photos are on display in two places: from August 1 to October 31 at the archaeological site in the Mykonos Kastro (next to the iconic Paraportiani Church), and from August 4 to December 31 at the Mykonos Archaeological Museum above the Old Port.   

 

 

Please click on a link below to see events that took place during specific months of 2021.

Page 2 lists events, openings and season closings during November and December.

Page 3 shows events and season closings during September and October.

Page 4 lists parties and cultural events that happened in August.

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Lesvos island stars in Dutch singer’s music video

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Danielle van Doorn filmed the video to her inspirational song Fly at Molyvos, Petra and other places on Lesvos island

 

Scenic backup: Lesvos island plays a co-starring role in Fly, a pop music video released this month (April 2020) by talented young Dutch singer/songwriter Danielle van Doorn.

The beautiful town of Molyvos, the historic Molyvos Castle, Petra village and numerous inland and coastal locations on Lesvos provide scenic backdrops for the 3.5-minute video which van Doorn made as a posthumous birthday gift for Justin G. Valk, who produced the studio recording of the song prior to his death two years ago from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Known professionally as JRedsun, Valk also produced van Doorn’s 2017 single, Leave Me Alone.

We recognized several of the video filming locations since we stayed in Molyvos and visited Petra and other places  during our first-ever trip to Lesvos in spring 2019, but I’m sure many more sites shown in the clip will be familiar to regular island visitors.

If you haven’t been to Lesvos before, the video will give you glimpses of some of the pretty town, coast and landscape scenery that await your discovery on this truly wonderful East Aegean isle.

Mykonos parties and special events during winter 2018

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La Rosticceria restaurant Mykonos

Saxophonist Giuseppe Fabris will be performing live jazz, chill, blues and other music styles during five evening appearances at La Rosticceria in March 

 

~ Updated on Wednesday March 28 ~

 

Off-season entertainment: Judging from questions posted to online travel sites, as well as messages I’ve been receiving in recent weeks, there is increasing interest in wintertime travel to Mykonos. 

Although most travellers accept that the weather won’t be favourable for beach activities and swimming, and realize that very few tourist-related shops, bars, restaurants and hotels will be open in winter, they seem more concerned about whether there will be any kind of nightlife to keep them occupied after a day of exploring Mykonos Town or taking hikes or drives around the island.

 

 

Contrary to what many people believe, there are parties on Mykonos in winter — after all, people who live on the island year-round do like to get out for a good time on occasion, too.  Unlike in summer, however, the winter nightlife is quite low-key, with parties taking place at only a few restaurants, cafes and bars that feature evenings with live Greek singers and bands or music provided by local DJs (many of whom also play at the island’s most popular clubs during the main “party months”of July and August). Events generally take place on weekends, typically between Thursday evening and Sunday night.

If you might be dropping by Mykonos this winter, check the party listing on page 2 of this post to see if anything special is happening during your travel dates.

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