Toro Loco presents The Sexy Vampire Party on March 14
~ Updated on Thursday February 22 ~
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 areparties 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.
180º Sunset Bar re-opens the doors to its amazing sunset-view cocktail terraces on Sunday April 1
~ Updated on February 10 ~
Summer kickoff: Winter cabin fever must be setting in — I have begun receiving inquiries from people wondering when bars and clubs will be opening on Mykonos for the 2018 travel season.
I couldn’t give any precise dates for specific venues until January 10, when 180º Sunset Bar announced that it will launch its season on Sunday, April 1. It’s the first Mykonos venue to announce its plans so far, but more of the island’s popular drinking and partying places should be releasing their summer opening dates in the next few weeks. Last year, most venues opened their doors in either late April or early May, and this year shouldn’t be any different, though some spots might open in time to celebrate Greek Easter weekend (April 6 to 9).
Guapaloca Bar and Paradise Beach Resort are also opening in April, which means that partying resumes at Paradise Beach in less than three months.
Daily prties resume at world-famous Paradise beach in April when Guapaloca bar starts its season
April 22 is opening day for Tropicana club at Paradise beach
I will update this post with additional information when other bars and clubs announce their official start dates.
People also have been asking if I know of summer job opportunities on Mykonos.
The hugely popular Scorpios club at Paraga beach issued a hiring notice in December (see below), while in early January the posh Principote Panormos Mykonos restaurant and bar complex at Panormos beach invited applications for positions there. If you’re interested, Panormos requests you send your photo and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
DK Oyster restaurant and bar at Platis Gialos also announced on social media that it is now hiring, and on January 22 the SantAnna Mykonos beach venue invited applications for summer associates (see below).
In February, Kalua bar at Paraga beach will be holding employee recruitment events in Athens and Thessaloniki in February (see below).
If you’d like to work on Mykonos this year, your best bet is to email any bars and clubs that interest you to ask about job opportunities. Get those emails out ASAP — positions will get filled fast.
Scorpios posted this hiring announcement on social media at Christmastime
The hottest new beach club on Mykonos last year, SantAnna at Paraga beach is recruiting staff for summer 2018
A tour of the heavenly island of Mykonos!! With an exclusive and amazing video that highlights the unparalleled beauty of the island, the journalist and owner of Mykonos Live Tv Peter Nazos invites us to escape to Mykonos! Among the picturesque narrow streets, next to the churches and the monasteries, behind the freshly painted shutters, through the living tradition, the vitality of the night, the rocky hills and the heavenly beaches, the island of the wings can not hide its incomparable charm. Walk in the idyllic cobbled roads, dive into the deep blue and experience the unique atmosphere of the "queen" of the Cyclades. This is Mykonos, a top vacation choice!
This video by Mykonos LIVE TV shows some of the popular beaches and tourist attractions that draw huge crowds to Mykonos every year
Intriguing island: It seems everybody loves Mykonos, Countless people love its atmospheric beaches, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife, and happily spread the word about how fantastic everything is. And there are likely just as many who love to criticize and complain, warning anyone who will listen not to go to Mykonos because it’s overpriced, overcrowded and overly commercialized. With so much talk, whether by exuberant fans or equally enthusiastic detractors, it’s no wonder Mykonos is the most famous of all the Greek islands. Remember the expression “There is no such thing as bad publicity?” Well, Mykonos gets plenty, yet its popularity continues to soar.
I think there’s a very simple reason: Mykonos has tremendous visual appeal. Watch the two videos I’ve published in this post, and it’s easy to see why millions of people want to go there. Professional photography helps, no doubt, but similarly enticing images of the island’s breathtaking sights and scenery have appeared for many years in news and social media, travel publications, lifestyle websites, fashion and design magazines, and hit movies all around the world. Heck, I’ve been to Mykonos more than any other place in Greece, yet these videos make me feel like rushing right back.
The film at the top of this post, produced by Mykonos LIVE TV, does a great job of selling the island’s good looks. It presents fabulous views of the iconic landmarks and attractions that have made Mykonos a household name over the past five decades: beaches, bougainvillea, brilliant white buildings, charming churches and chapels, the Little Venice seafront, the photogenic pelican, the impressive Alefkandra windmills, the incredible blue skies and turquoise seas, the sensational sunsets, and much more.
However, there is another popular expression that applies to Mykonos: “Beauty is only skin deep.” Although the narrator of the Tripment travel website film, below, makes a point of mentioning the island’s biggest blemishes, warts and flaws, the video views of bustling beaches, streets and bars do a convincing job of selling Mykonos as an incredibly attractive, exciting, and vibrant place to vacation.
Acknowledging that the island can be extremely expensive and overcrowded during peak season (July and August), the narrator describes Mykonos as “the ideal destination to boast one’s wealth and happiness.” Still, there’s that matchless beauty and alluring aura that make people dream of taking a trip to Mykonos..
“The all-white Cycladic architecture, in combination with the blue colour of the sea and sky, creates really beautiful scenery,” the narrator notes, adding that the 25 Mykonos beaches — “quite a large number” considering the island’s small size — are all “beautiful, with golden sand and crystal-clear blue water.” They might be jam-packed with rental sunbeds and umbrellas, too, but they still look so damned inviting!
Despite its drawbacks, Mykonos “definitely offers a unique experience to its visitors,” the narrator says, and “whether you like it or not depends on your personal taste and style.”
Nevertheless, “the fact is that it is the liveliest destination in Greece as people here enjoy themselves 24 hours a day, non-stop.” Mykonos, he concludes, is “a destination that has made Greece famous all over the world.”
And that’s a really good thing, in my humble opinion.
Even if you can get there only briefly, whether on a cruise, a day tour or a short stopover en route to another island, Mykonos is absolutely worth seeing. There’s nowhere else like it, and that’s a good thing, too.
This clip from the Tripment travel blog dates back to 2014, but little has changed in the interim, and the video still offers an excellent overview of what it calls “the most famous and expensive destination in Greece.”
Cavo Paradiso’s DJ roster for September, including its closing week parties September 20, 22 and 23
~ Updated on Tuesday December 26 ~
While September’s arrival is a sign that summer is winding down, that doesn’t mean the party scene is finished on Mykonos. Although Madon ended its season during the last week of August, many bars and clubs are still going strong. It’s also a great time for major cultural events, including the Mykonos Biennale and the Mykonos Multimedia Festival, both taking place the first week of the month.
Although some venues will start to close up shop over the course of September, many bars in Mykonos Town will remain open throughout the month and into the first half of October, while some of the beach clubs will also stay in operation until at least early October.
You’ll find a day-by-day list of September and October parties below and continuing on page 2 of this post. Please note that most events for October entertainment events will not be released until closer to that month. This post will be updated whenever party details are released.
If you want to see what the party scene was like on Mykonos during earlier months this year, click here.
The 2017 Mykonos Biennale — a festival celebrating art, dance, music and short film — takes place September 1 to 5 at locations around the island.
Another major cultural event on the island this month is the Mykonos Multimedia Festival 2017, featuring multimedia performances, interactive installations and Internet art. It’s being held at the Sefanos Syrioti Hall on Meletopoulou Street each evening from September 1 to 3.
Alemagou will be hosting nine EΘER events this summer, a series of new concept parties being held between July 12 and September 1.
Alemagou also is hosting Odyssey, a “5-week sunset-session residency curated by Tale Of Us.” These parties begin Wednesday July 19 and continue each Wednesday evening (from 5 p.m. til midnight) until August 16.
JackieO’ Beach club introduces Wedanceday Experience for summer 2017. The “fashion-themed” parties feature a team of 12 resident artists and DJs whose mission is to unite with the crowd on the dance floor and, through their unique artistic expression, elevate all participants “to a state of pure happiness and pure party feeling.” The parties will be held each Wednesday from July 19 through to August 23.
Click here to see regular weekly events and summer DJ lineups for the major clubs
Click here to see a list of events taking place during February, March and April
Click here to see parties and bar openings during May
Click here to see events that have been announced for June
Click here for a list of parties scheduled for July