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Luxury lodging: More new hotels, suites and villas opening on Mykonos in 2021

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Mykonos visitors can choose from a vast array of holiday accommodations, ranging from cozy studios to spacious designer villas and luxurious hotel suites with private pools. Here’s a look at several more of the island’s impressive new lodging options for 2021.

 

Bedrooms at some of the new hotels opening on Mykonos in 2021

Some of the beautiful new bedrooms where guests will enjoy resting and recharging after a day at a beach or a late night in the island’s legendary bars and clubs. Top row: Agrari Black Villas (left), Soleila villa, and The Elaia House. Second row: Once in Mykonos (left), Noima, and UBUD. Third row: Mykonos Euphoria Suites (left) and Kalesma. Bottom: Mykonos Earth Suites.   

 

Luxury of choice: Each year dozens of new accommodations open on Mykonos to sleep the steadily-rising numbers of tourists who flock to the island for spring, summer and fall vacations. In New hotels, suites and villas on Mykonos, we profiled 10 such newcomers, including Airbnb studio rentals, luxury hotels and vacation villas. Here, in Part 2, we shine the spotlight on 7 more properties that have already opened or will be opening their doors in 2021.

They include:

♦  Agrari Black Villas

♦  Noima Luxury Suites

♦  Bonzoe Homes & Villas

♦  Bill & Coo Villas

 ♦  Habitat Mykonos All-Suite Hotel

♦  UBUD Mykonos

♦  Panormos Bay Luxury Suites

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What’s new for travellers to Mykonos in 2021

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From an impressive airport overhaul to bars, clubs, cafes, restaurants, hotels and villas, there are lots of new things for visitors to discover on Mykonos this summer. Here’s a sneak peak at some. 

The new terminal at Mykonos International Airport

A 4-year, €25 million project to expand and improve Mykonos International Airport (JMK) was completed recently, just in time for the 2021 tourist season.  The terminal building has been completely overhauled and enlarged, and will impress with its striking modern look based on traditional Cycladic island design elements. The terminal now boasts a larger arrivals area, more departure gates, a new baggage handling system, plus new shops, restaurants, washrooms and VIP lounges. Upgrades also were made to the runway, ramps, parking, and terminal curbfront.  The terminal entrance is shown in this photo from airport operator Fraport Greece.

 

Noteworthy newcomers:  Spring has sprung, and pandemic-weary people around the world are wondering whether they will get a summer vacation this year. Millions are hoping to holiday in Greece, and many have set Mykonos in their sights. As the most exuberant, exciting and hedonistic island in Greece,  it’s quite possibly the ideal holiday destination for anyone looking to let loose and experience unbridled joy, freedom and self-indulgence — something most of us have only been able to dream about during the lockdowns and quarantines that have kept us cooped up at home for much of the past 12 months.

It’s no wonder Mykonos maintains such immense appeal for people desperate to escape the mind-numbing tedium and disruption of the Covid-19 crisis. While the island’s wind-whipped natural landscapes are barren, arid and austere, they provide the perfect backdrop for the bliss and pleasure-focussed activities and attractions that have made Mykonos one of the most desirable summer holiday destinations in the Mediterranean.

Crisp white sugar-cube houses, hotels and villas gleam in the sunshine on rugged, rocky hills. Sparkling turquoise seas splash against craggy coastlines ringed with secluded coves, scenic bays and crescent-shaped sandy beaches.  A magical atmosphere pervades in Mykonos Town, where glamorous fashion boutiques, exquisite art galleries, stylish cocktail bars, elegant restaurants, budget-friendly fast food joints and delightful dessert shops sit nestled inside a mesmerizing maze of cobbled lanes and bougainvillea-draped courtyards. Of course, there’s also the allure of the dynamic dance bars,  bustling beach clubs and the electrifying late-night party places that have made Mykonos legendary for robust dusk-to-dawn revelry and unabashed adult entertainment. The island’s long-established reputation as a summer playground for the world’s beautiful, rich and famous only adds to its cachet as a great place to get away from the everyday grind back home.  

 

Soleila and Etherium Mykonos Villas at Kalafatis

Vacation rental villas are in high demand on Mykonos. This photo shows Soleila (left) and Ethereal, new “twin” villas on a sun-soaked hillside at Kalafatis.

 

Kalesma Hotel on Mykonos

This image shows the Kalesma luxury hotel in the Aleomandra area of Mykonos. Several leading travel and lifestyle publications have ranked Kalesma among the world’s top new hotels for 2021.

 

Beaches, food, drink and fun are among the top features that draw crowds to Mykonos.  Paradise, Super Paradise, Platis Gialos, Psarou and Paraga are among the island’s most iconic beaches, but dozens more — from hidden coves to quiet, pristine shorelines and busy golden-sand strips fully organized with bars, restaurants and water sports amenities — mean there’s a sensational seaside to suit any traveller’s lifestyle, needs and preferences . First-time and repeat visitors also come to dine at the superb restaurants and dance at the notorious party venues they have been hearing about for years. Paradise Beach Club, Tropicana, Cavo Paradiso, Skandinavian Bar, Astra, Caprice, Nammos, Remezzo, Katrin, Kastro and Kiki’s are perenially-popular tourist hangouts, but visitors also throng to newer hotspots that regularly feature in their Instagram and Facebook photo feeds,  including Scorpios, Alemagou, Principote, 180 Sunset Bar, JackieO’ Beach Club, Lohan Beach House, Buddha-Bar Beach, M-eating, and more.

The logo for Joker Mykonos

Bordello Mykonos Italian dinner show

Lio Mykonos promotional image for its summer 2021 opening on Mykonos

Images of Noema restaurant on Mykonos

Mykonos Social restaurant by Jason Atheron

Five much-anticipated additions to the Mykonos dining and nightlife scenes in 2021 are the Joker Mykonos dinner and party events; the Italian Dinner Show restaurant  Bordello , the live cabaret restaurant and club Lio, Nōema restaurant, and the Jason Atherton restaurant Mykonos Social.  

 

Ensuring that Mykonos remains vibrant and enticing is the bevy of brand-new tourist-oriented enterprises and attractions that debut on the island every year. A building boom that began in the mid-2010s has added thousands of  hotel and villa beds to the island’s accommodation capacity for overnight guests, and is still going strong with dozens more  villas, hotels and  rental homes currently under construction and in early stages of development. This has led to corresponding growth in travel-related hospitality and service businesses — retail shops; drinking and dining establishments; personal health, beauty & spa services; transportation and tour providers; and so on. Each new tourist season brings even more things to do and places to discover — an impressive feat for a small island that already boasts an incredibly wide range of options for rest, relaxation and entertainment. 

That trend continues in 2021, despite the tremendous upheaval and uncertainty that the Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted on the international travel industry. Mykonos is set to welcome dozens of new establishments whose owners and management expect a good summer for the island’s tourism industry, and see an even brighter future for holiday travel in the forecast.

 

Bill & Coo Mykonos villas

Aerial view of Noima Mykonos Luxury Suites Hotel

Aeonic Suites & Spa luxury hotel on Mykonos

Agrari Black Villas on Mykonos

Among the fabulous accommodations opening on  Mykonos this summer are the Destino Pacha hotel at Agios Stefanos (top), new 1-bedroom villas at Bill & Coo Hotel in Mykonos Town; Noima Mykonos Luxury Suites at Agios Ioannis;  Aeonic Suites & Spa near Korfos beach; and Agrari Black Villas near Agrari beach.

 

Food, drink and entertainment newcomers set to make waves on Mykonos this year include live dinner show clubs, elegant restaurants and cocktail bars, cafes and bakeries, and specialty food shops. You can see some of them in our post Hot new places on Mykonos in 2021

This summer’s new accommodations range from studio apartments to luxury hotels, lavishly-appointed suites, and spacious private villas. You can see them in our post New hotels, suites & villas on Mykonos.

 

Mykonos: Yours for life is a scenic 1-minute video that will instantly put you in a Mykonos frame of mind.  It’s from a joint travel promotion campaign by Marketing Greece and the Municipality of Mykonos.

 

*Photo credit notes: The images, photos and videos included in this post were sourced from websites and/or social media posts published by the respective businesses.

 

Hot new places to drink, dine, party, play, relax & shop on Mykonos in 2021

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Food and drink items from businesses new to Mykonos in 2021

Clockwise from top left: Chicken flower pocket pies from Toro D’Oro Karelas Finest Meat; a Jason Atherton signature dish at Mykonos Social restaurant; cookies from Cookie Smart Bakery; the signature house tequila at Frankie Oh Mexican restaurant; a dish from Lio Mykonos; a cocktail from Nōema

 

Latest updates: Wednesday May 19

 

From lockdown to new openings:  After a long winter of Covid-19-related lockdowns, Mykonos is springing back to life. Tourist-related businesses across the island have been busy hiring staff, cleaning, painting, renovating and stocking up on supplies as they prepare for the official launch of Greece’s summer travel season in May. 

As in past years, visitors will find most of their favourite bars, restaurants, clubs and shops open once again this summer, joined by a variety of brand-new places to check out, including casual coffee shops and cafe-bars, chic cocktail lounges, elegant fine-dining restaurants, dynamic live entertainment nightspots, food shops, and spas.

The big new trend this year is  dinner show clubs — restaurant-bar venues that offer fine dining accompanied by on-stage music and dance performances and DJs spinning tunes for late-night dancing and partying, all under one roof.  Mykonos will welcome Lio cabaret restaurant, a sister to the popular Lio club in Ibiza, as well as the Italian Dinner Show restaurant, Bordello. Meanwhile, Joker will present a unique twist on the concept of  dinner with live entertainment and DJs — it will host its events for a limited number of VIP guests at a secret location.

Visitors staying in villas or rental homes and apartments will find some new specialty retail shops to purchase food for dinner or barbecue parties they may be throwing on any nights they’re not venturing out to restaurants.  Italian food fans will find freshly-prepared noodles ready to take home from at least two retailers, while meat lovers will be tempted by the appetite-whetting array of beef, lamb, pork and poultry products, tomahawk steaks, and selection of ready-for-the-oven dishes, at Toro D’oro Karelas Finest Meat.

 

Dinner, show & party venues/events

 

Billed as “the world’s most glamorous cabaret,” the Lío club in Ibiza is not only celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer, it’s also bringing its “electric interactive entertainment, Mediterranean cuisine and late night lounging” to Mykonos. The Lío Mykonos club will be located at 6 Enoplon Dinameon Street in the Tria Pigadia area of Mykonos Town — just steps from Astra and Bonbonniere nightclubs.  Doors will open at 8.30 p.m. and guests will choose from 4 dining experiences and “bespoke luxuries” while being dazzled by the sensational cabaret show La Fête Sauvage. At 12:30 a.m. the entertainment spectacle smoothly transitions into La Fête, “a dynamic lounge musical experience where the DJ takes center stage, performers interact with the crowd, and the guest becomes the protagonist.”

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Promotional images for the new Bordello restaurant on Mykonos

The images shown above have been shared on social media as a “coming soon” promotional campaign for Bordello, an Italian Dinner Show event that will be held several separate nights in July and August at the Pinky Beach restaurant and beach club at Agia Anna/Paraga. The Bordello opening party will take place July 24 and feature Vincenzo Paccone, while the July 28 main event will include a live DJ set by Italian singer/rapper Geolier.  On July 31, the Bordello midsummer party will  feature back to back DJ shows by Vincenzo Paccone and Ludo Erre.  There will be six events in August.   Special guests have not yet been announced for the August 7 and 11 parties, but August 14 is set for the Ferragosto Italiano live show.  On August 18, the Bordello Piano-Bar Club will feature Ciro Corcione and Ludo Erre; on August 21, Bordello presents Saturday Night Live with Ciro Corcione; and on August 25 Bordello will host its closing party.

 

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Promotional Instagram post for Joker Mykonos

Anticipation is quickly building for Joker Mykonos — a series of exclusive dinner and party events that will be held on Monday nights during the summer at what organizers told us will be “a top secret location.”  Limited to only 200 people, the soirees will feature a private dinner, music by a famous Italian DJ, and live show entertainment throughout the evening.  Follow Joker on Instagram for updates and upcoming posts that will explain how to get your name on the guest list.

 

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Mykonos 2021: Opening dates, parties & events for bars, beach clubs, restaurants & more

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If you’re a regular Mykonos visitor, keep an eye on this post to find out when your favourite bars, beach clubs, nightclubs, hotels and restaurants will open, and to learn about upcoming DJ parties and other special events taking place during the 2021 tourist season.

If you’re planning to visit Mykonos for the first time, this post will give you a good idea of what to expect in terms of things to see and do on the island, and places to stay.

Check back regularly, since this listing is updated daily.

 

 Latest updates: Thursday June 17

 

Mykonos Town on Mykonos island

 

Doors open: Continue scrolling down this page if you’re looking for upcoming beach and club parties and special DJ events. Besides party dates, this page provides  information about recent and soon-to-take-place openings for hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants and attractions.

See page 2 for a list of bars, restaurants, hotels, villas and attractions that opened for the tourist season during late winter, April and May.

See page 3 for places that opened between June 1 and 15, as well as parties and events that took place during that period.

For detailed information regarding rules for travel to and within Greece this summer, see the Protocols for Arrivals in and Departures from Greece on the official Greek government website.

Music & curfew news

 

Tropicana beach club Mykonos Summer is Here announcement on social media

Music returned to Tropicana — and other beach clubs, bars and restaurants on Mykonos — on Saturday June 12.  On that day, the Greek government partially relaxed some Covid restrictions that had been in place since the country officially opened for tourism in May.  Under those regulations, music could not be played, and there was a curfew requiring restaurants and bars to close by 00:30. Now, music is allowed in areas with customer seating, while the curfew has been extended to 01:30. Starting July 1, the curfew will be lifted and nightclubs will be allowed to open.

 

June 17 2021 music ritual with Itzae at Scorpios Mykonos

The June 17 sunset ritual at Scorpios features entertainment by Itzae, a collaboration between MoM and Alvaro Suarez

 

Astra nightclub Mykonos

Astra club will be opening for its 34th season on June 17. Because of Covid-related restrictions on venue capacity, reservations will be required for entry. No walk-in visitors will be accepted.

 

June 18 2021 music ritual with Lannka and Cabala at Scorpios Mykonos

Scorpios presents Lannka and Cabala on June 18

 

Pinky Beach Mykonos live music event June 18 2021

Vocalist Elyz will entertain during the live music dinner show at Pinky Beach club on Friday June 18

 

Lohan Beach House Mykonos opening party 2021

Alexandros Christopoulos will be special guest DJ for the official opening party at Lohan Beach House on Saturday June 19

 

Scorpios Mykonos music ritual June 19

Valeron and his band perform at Scorpios on June 19

 

Lovemeze restaurant Mykonos live Greek music

On Saturday June 19, Lovemeze restaurant presents an evening with live folk and rebetika music performed by musicians Kostas and Euripides. The event starts at 8.30 p.m.

 

Tropicana club Mykonos presents DJ Antony PL

DJ/Producer Antony PL will take over the decks for a special guest DJ set at Tropicana on Sunday June 20

 

Scorpios Mykonos June 20 music ritual

Kaz James and Jean Claude Ades headline the sunset ritual at Scorpios on Sunday June 20

 

Rizes Folklore Farmstead Mykonos live music event

On Wednesday June 23, Rizes Folklore Farmstead presents an evening of traditional Greek music performed by Giorgos Tsortzis. The event begins at 8 p.m.

 

Joker Mykonos dinner show and party events 2021

These are the dates that Joker Mykonos will be holding its special dinner, show and DJ party events this summer, at Alesta restaurant. A limited number of tickets are available for each event.

 

Cavo Paradiso Club Mykonos presents Nina Kraviz

Cavo Paradiso has announced that Nina Kraviz will be the first international DJ to perform at the club this summer, on Tuesday July 6. Table reservations are required.

 

Opening soon

 

The Garden of Mykonos promotional image

The Garden of Mykonos seaview lounge and cocktail bar announced June 7 that it is opening soon

 

SeaU Mykonos Bar on Mykonos island

SeaU Mykonos Bar also has announced it will be opening soon

 

Logo for Cantera Mykonos meat fusion restaurant

Opening day is coming soon for the brand-new Cantera Mykonos, a meat sushi restaurant situated at the Little Venice seafront of Mykonos Town

 

June openings

 

Mykonos Lillys Home and Sunset Suite

Mykonos Lillys Home and Sunset Suite in the Vrisi district of Mykonos is open for summer bookings

 

Exterior view of Ftelia Bay Hotel on Mykonos

Ftelia Bay Hotel, a 4-star boutique property near Ftelia beach, opened this week

 

Ftelia Surf House on Mykonos

The Ftelia Surf Houses near Ftelia beach have opened their doors again and are taking accommodation bookings for this summer through Airbnb

 

Funky Kitchen restaurant on Mykonos

Funky Kitchen restaurant returned on June 14

 

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Other recent posts about Mykonos:

What’s new for travellers to Mykonos in 2021

♦  Hot new places on Mykonos

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Krama restaurant on Mykonos

June 15 is opening day for the acclaimed Krama fine Greek dining restaurant in the Semeli Hotel in Mykonos Town

 

Busulas restaurant on Mykonos

Busulas restaurant at Goumenio Square in Mykonos Town returns on June 15

 

Mykonos Social restaurant by Jason Atheron

Wednesday June 16 is opening day for Mykonos Social, the newest project of Michelin-starred restaurateur Jason Atherton. Situated in the Santa Marina Mykonos luxury resort at Ornos, Mykonos Social will offer a Mediterranean and Greek cuisine menu created by Atherton and overseen by executive chef Kostas Papathanasiou. 

 

 

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Other recent posts about Mykonos accommodations:

New hotels, suites & villas opening on Mykonos

Luxury lodging: More new hotels, suites & villas

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IT Mykonos opening announcement for 2021

The new IT Mykonos restaurant and lounge, located in the Drafaki district on the edge of Mykonos Town, will open June 24 will music by DJ Sean Doron

 

Sanctus after hours club in Mykonos

Sanctus after-hours club will open at a new location in 2021 — in the former premises of Madon Club, next to Manto Square. On June 25, it will host a birthday bash for Alessio Ruppi, with music by DJs Lehar and Dustin Phil.

 

IT Mykonos event on June 28 2021

DJ Camilo Franco will play at IT Mykonos on Monday June 28

 

 

What’s happening in July

 

July 1 2021 Cavo Paradiso Mykonos event featuring three DJs

CJ Jeff, Junior Pappa and Ionas Feenstra will be on the decks at Cavo Paradiso on Thursday July 1

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos July 3 2021 event

Cavo Paradiso presents DJs AnXid, Heavy G and Ten Ten on Saturday July 3

 

Scorpios Mykonos presents All Day I Dream

Scorpios presents All Day I Dream on Thursday July 8

 

Lio cabaret restaurant on Mykonos coming soon announcement

The brand-new Lio Mykonos cabaret restaurant and nightclub has scheduled its grand opening for July 9

 

 Boris Brejcha and Ann Clue at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

Boris Brejcha and Ann Clue will be the featured DJs at Cavo Paradiso on Sunday July 18

 

Joker Mykonos opening party announcement

Joker Mykonos holds its opening party on July 19. The dinner  / live show / DJ event will be held at Alesta Restaurant in the Glastros district of Mykonos (along the road to Platis Gialos beach).

 

Scorpios Mykonos presents All Day I Dream

The second All Day I Dream show of the summer takes place at Scorpios on Thursday July 22

 

July 2021 dinner party events being held by Bordello Mykonos

Bordello, the new Italian Dinner Show event, will hold its opening party on July 24, with additional special events scheduled for July 28 and 31. The Bordello events will take place at Pinky Beach Club at Agia Anna Paraga beach.

 

Joker Mykonos July 26 event with special guest Pigna

Pigna (Federico Pignatari) will be the special guest for the Joker Mykonos dinner, show & DJ party being held at Alesta restaurant in Glastros  on July 26

 

Bordello Mykonos July 28 show featuring Geolier

Naples, Italy-based rapper/singer Geolier is the featured DJ act at Bordello on July 28

 

What’s happening in August

 

Joker Mykonos August 2 dinner show and party event

DJ Ciccio Merola will play for the August 2 dinner show being held by Joker Mykonos at the Alesta restaurant in Glastros

 

Bordello Mykonos dinner show event featuring DJ Amed Key on August 4 2021

The August 4 Bordello dinner show event at Pinky Beach Club will feature special guest DJ Amed Key

 

Bordello Mykonos event featuring Luche

Singer / rapper Luche will perform for the August 7 Bordello Mykonos Italian Dinner Show event at Pinky Beach club

 

Joker Mykonos event August 9 2021

Giuliani Luciani will be special guest DJ for the August 9 dinner, show and party event being held by Joker Mykonos at Alesta restaurant

 

Bordello Mykonos event August 11 2021

Geolier makes another guest appearance for the August 11 Italian Dinner Show event by Bordello Mykonos

 

Bordello Mykonos events during late August 2021

This is Bordello’s schedule of events, and the season closing party, for the second half of August

 

 

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