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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.

 

 

Delos Tours photo of a monument on Delos island

It’s not a party place, but people visiting Mykonos during November will still be able to visit historic Delos island — one of the most important and impressive archaeological sites in the Greek Islands. The company that operates the Delos ferry service from Mykonos, Delos Tours, has announced it will offer a 10 a.m. excursion to Delos every day of November (weather permitting).

 

Mykonos Brewing Company tap room

The Mykonos Brewing Company taproom is open during November, from 11:00-17:00 Monday through Friday, offering off-season visitors the opportunity to sample the island’s locally-crafted Mikonu beer

 

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 re-opening for Friday and Saturday night parties starting on November 4 

 

 

Season closing events and announcements

 

Local Mykonos closing announcement

Local Mykonos 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 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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