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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

 

 

Updated on Monday April 18  2022

 

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: DJ and party schedules + regular music and live entertainment events

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Here’s our at-glance roundup of regular DJ shows, parties and live music events scheduled to take place on Mykonos this summer on each day of the week.

Keep scrolling to see summer event calendars for major clubs including Alemagou, Cavo Paradiso, Ftelia Pacha, Sanctus, SantAnna, Super Paradise, The Sanctuary, Tropicana and Void.

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.

 

 

 

This week’s DJ lineups at major clubs

 

August 8 to 14 events at Ftelia Pacha Mykonos

These are the music acts appearing at Ftelia from August 8 to 14

 

August 8 to 14 events at Sper Paradise Beach Clb on Mykonos

This is the August 8 to 14 event schedule for Super Paradise Beach Club

 

August 8-11 music rituals at Scorpios Mykonos

This is the schedule of music rituals  at Scorpios August 8-11

 

August 12 to 14 music rituals at Scorpios

And these are the music rituals scheduled for August 12 to 14 at Scorpios

 

August 8 to 14 DJ lineup at Alemagou Mykonos

This is Alemagou’s DJ lineup for August 8 to 14

 

August 8-14 DJ schedule at Void Mykonos

These are the DJs performing at Void August 8 to 14

 

August 9-13 event lineup at SantAnna Mykonos

This is the August 9 to 13 entertainment program at SantAnna 

 

 

 

Regular scheduled events

 

— Every day —

 

Zuma Mykonos infinity pool seen in a photo from the Zuma social media pages

Every day throughout the afternoon and evening, resident DJs Anthony and Queen G will provide music entertainment at the brand-new Zuma Mykonos sea- and sunset-view infinity pool and restaurant complex on the northern edge of Mykonos Town

 

Tropicana beach club Mykonos daily parties summer 2022

Beach parties take place every day at Tropicana club at Paradise beach, starting at 4:30 p.m.

 

Paradise Beach Club Mykonos daily beach parties summer 2022

The legendary Paradise Beach Club also throws daily parties starting at 4.30 p.m.

 

Super Paradise Beach Club on Mykonos

Parties with DJs and live music entertainment start every day after 4 p.m. at Super Paradise Beach Club

 

Rochari Hotel Mykonos afternoon sunset parties during summer 2022

Every afternoon, Rochari Hotel in Mykonos Town presents “Love Sensation: A Groovy Sunset,” with music by DJ Best Seller

 

Alissachni Mykonos Sunset Calling cocktail event during summer 2022

Every day from 7 to 9 p.m., the Alissachni Mykonos luxury boutique hotel in Agios Lazaros hosts a special Sunset Calling cocktail event, featuring amazing sunset views, signature drinks and finger foods.  RSVP to: + 30 22890 24669

 

Baos Cocktail Bar on Mykonos presents Tiago Astori

Saxophonist Tiago Astori will entertain at Bao’s Cocktail Bar each evening from 8 to 10 p.m.

 

The Garden of Mykonos presents Shaya Hansen during summer 2022

Daily during July and August, singer/entertainer Shaya Hansen will perform a special “otherwordly” live sunset show at The Garden of Mykonos

 

The Garden of Mykonos presents live bouzouki entertainment by Chris Madem

The daily sunset shows at The Garden of Mykonos during July and August also will feature live bouzouki music entertainment by Chris Madem

 

DJ Chris Madem on Mykonos

Besides his daily live music performances at The Garden, during July Chris Madem will play a DJ set at Solymar every afternoon at 2 p.m., and he will entertain during the live show at Interni every night starting at 12:30 a.m.

 

JackieO Beach club on Mykonos presents Athena Dion

Every day at 7 p.m., Athena Dion and a troupe of other drag queens will perform for the popular poolside music and drag show at JackieO’ Beach Club

 

Bagatelle Mykonos nightly DJ sets during summer 2022

Every day this summer, the new Bagatelle Mykonos offers DJ entertainment until 1 a.m. and a special “sunset package” for its daily Sunset Hour, which is held from 6 to 9 p.m.

 

Nightly DJ sets at La Cantine du Faubourg Mykonos during summer 2022

The brand-new La Cantine du Faubourg Mykonos at Ornos presents DJ sets every night

 

Lio Mykonos cabaret show

Every night this summer, the Lio Mykonos restaurant and late night club presents Simply the Best, an interactive entertainment spectacle featuring live music, dance and acrobatic performances

 

 

— Monday —

 

Ftelia Pacha Mykonos beach club presents Music on Modays with Marco Carola during summer 2022

Every Monday from July 4 to August 8, Ftelia will host DJ Marco Carola for his Music on Mykonos series of parties

 

Singer Kelly Kaltsi at 54 Coctail Lounge on Mykonos

On Mondays there are two opportunities to catch a live performance by popular vocalist Kelly Kaltsi.  At 7 p.m., she sings at the Rochari Hotel’s sunset bar, then at 10 p.m. Kelly performs at 54 Cocktail Lounge at the Town House Hotel overlooking Manto Square.

 

Monday Sunsets event at Meraki Mykonos during summer 2022

Every Monday, the poolside Meraki Mykonos restaurant at Cavo Tagoo hotel hosts Monday Sunsets, a weekly party with DJ entertainment, sunset vibes, and VIP drinks packages

 

entrance to COYA Mykonos restaurant and bar in Mykonos Town

Every Monday night, from 9 p.m. until late, COYA Mykonos presents Ritual, a DJ music event spotlighting artists, sounds and vibes from the COYA Music record label

 

Bill&Coo Mykonos Cascades of Colors announcement

On Mondays, the 5-star Bill &Coo Suites and Lounge will present Cascade of Colors, a sunset-time cocktails event with music directed by DJ Alex Nude. Guests must RSVP the hotel to attend these events.

 

Noema Mykonos presents Monday nights in the Salon with Lannka

Each Monday starting on June 20, Noema restaurant and lounge will present “Monday Nights in the Salon” with music by DJ Lannka

 

 

— Tuesday —

 

Soi not the Sauce parties at Hippie Fish beach club on Mykonos

DJ Joe Maglia and his friends play for the twice-weekly  Soi *not the sauce parties held every Tuesday night at Hippie Fish beach club at Agios Ioannis

 

Tuesday after sunset Greek parties at 180 Sunset Bar on Mykonos during summer 2022

On Tuesday nights, 180 Sunset Bar presents Yamas, an after-sunset Greek party

 

Tuesday live jazz nights at Kazarma restaurant on Mykonos

On Tuesday nights, Kazarma restaurant presents live jazz music entertainment

 

Disco Inferno Night at 54 Cocktail Lounge on Mykonos

DJ George plays for the Disco Inferno Night, held every Tuesday at 54 Cocktail Lounge

 

Lio Mykonos presents Angelos on Tuesdays during summer 2022

Each Tuesday night from July 5 to August 9, Angelos will play  DJ set at Lio Mykonos

 

Tuesday DJ residency at Guzel Garden Mykonos during summer 2022

Every Tuesday night starting on July 12, Pissi and Junior Mi will play a summer DJ residency at Guzel Garden at Agias Kyriakis Square

 

Tuesday Mindgame DJ events at Void club on Mykonos

At Void club every Tuesday during July and August, Birds of Mind will present Mind Game — a series of special performances by top DJs and artists from Mind Game Records. First feature act of the series will be Audiofly on July 5.

 

 

— Wednesday —

 

 

Zuma Mykonos Wednesday DJ schedule summer 2022

Every Wednesday, Zuma Mykonos hosts a party at its spectacular new infinity pool, with music by international guest DJs and its own resident DJs, Anthony and Queen G

 

Tropicana beach club Mykonos champage showers parties during summer 2022

Tropicana beach club at Paradise beach throws champagne showers parties every Wednesday after 4:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday pool parties at Destino Pacha Mykonos

Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. Destino Pacha Mykonos throws a pool party with music by Ace2Ace

 

Utopia events at SantAnna beach club on Mykonos

Every Wednesday  SantAnna beach club at Paraga hosts the Utopia party featuring music by DJ Philip Z with live performances by George K on drums and Tiago Astori on Saxophone

 

Blue Myth Restaurant Mykonos summer 2022 Greek parties

Blue Myth Restaurant at Platis Gialos beach throws a Greek Party every Wednesday night

 

ITBeach MYkonos Wednesday DJ parties

Starting on June 29, the brand-new IT Beach Mykonos restaurant and bar at Paradise beach host a series of parties that take place every Wednesday until the end of August, with a roster of international DJs on the decks.

 

Singer Kelly Kaltsi performing at 54 Cocktail Lounge on Mykonos

Just as she does on Mondays, vocalist Kelly Kaltsi gives two live performances every Wednesday — first at Rochari Hotel at 7 p.m., then at 54 Cocktail Lounge at 10 p.m.

Casa del May Mykonos live jazz nights summer 2022

Every Wednesday night, Casa del Mar Resort in the Aleomandra area of southwest Mykonos will host live  jazz entertainment at its seaview Miramar Cocktail Restaurant.

 

Void club Mykonos

Every Wednesday from July 6 to August 24, Void club will present UNRELEASED by @arodes_ofc with sets by special guest DJs

 

 

— Thursday —

 

The Sanctuary Mykonos schedule of Babel events on Thursdays during summer 2022

Every Thursday during July and August, The Sanctuary will present Babel, a series of events featuring the performers shown above.

 

DuoViolins live performances at Ceresio7 Mykonos restaurant every Thursday during summer 2022

DuoViolins bring their unique live shows to Mykonos this summer with performances every Thursday night at Ceresio7 

 

Rochari Hotel Mykonos presents The Starletts during summer 2022

Singing duo The Starletts will perform at Rochari hotel‘s sunset bar every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.

 

Singer Sarah Harrar at 54 Cocktail Lounge on Mykonos

Vocalist Sarah Harrar performs at 54 Cocktail Lounge every Thursday at 10 p.m.

 

COYA Mykonos Sun Salutation event Thursday nights during summer 2022

Every Thursday night, COYA Mykonos presents Sun Salutation, a celebration featuring music, live entertainment and dancing “into the early hours”

 

— Friday —

 

The Sanctuary Mykonos schedule of Lost Paradise events on Fridays during summer 2022

This is the schedule of acts that will appear for the Lost Paradise series of events being held every Friday at The Sanctuary

 

DJ Valeron seen in a photo from his social media pages

DJ / musician Valeron will perform every Friday night at Noema 

 

 

— Saturday —

 

SantAnna beach club on Mykonos presents Golden Azhar pool parties every Saturday

On June 25, SantAnna beach club will kick off Golden Azhar, a weekly series of pool parties featuring music by the club’s resident DJs, Velvet Mode and Cayler. The parties will take place every Saturday starting at 4 p.m.

 

Ftelia Pacha Mykonos Musika events on Saturdays during summer 2022

Every Saturday starting July 2, Ftelia Pacha will host MUSIKA, “an immersive musical experience” presented by Storytellers

 

Schedule of Saturday parties at ITBeach Mykonos during summer 2022

This is the DJ performance calendar for the parties that ITBeach Mykonos will hold on Saturdays from late June to early September

 

The Sanctuary Mykonos schedule of Psychedelic Renaissance events on Saturdays during summer 2022

This is the schedule of acts appearing for the Psychedelic Renaissance series of events being held every Saturday at The Sanctuary 

 

Rochari Hotel Mykonos presents The Starletts during summer 2022

Singing duo The Starletts will perform at Rochari hotel‘s sunset bar every Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m.

 

SingerSarah Harrar performing at 54 Cocktail Lounge on Mykonos

Singer Sarah Harrar entertains at 54 Cocktail Lounge every Saturday at 10 p.m.

 

Soi not the Sauce parties at Hippie Fish beach club on Mykonos

Every Saturday night, DJ Gregory is on the decks for the twice-weekly Soi * not the sauce party at Hippie Fish

 

Lio cabaret restaurant in Mykonos presents DJ Nicolas Sasson on Saturdays July 2 to August 20

Every Saturday from July 2 to August 20, DJ Nicolas Sasson will perform at Lio cabaret restaurant in Mykonos Town

 

Void club on Mykonos presents Alec Monopoly and Felix Da Housecat Saturdays during summer 2022

Alec Monopoly and Felix Da Housecat will be at Void every Saturday from July 2 to August 27

 

— Sunday —

 

June 12 opening event with Kaz James at Ftelia Pacha Mykonos beach club on Mykonos

Kaz James will kick off his “Another Sunday” summer residency at the new Ftelia Pacha Mykonos beach club with an opening party on June 12. It will be the first of his 13 scheduled Sunday shows at the club for 2022. 

 

The Sanctuary Mykonos schedule of Elements events on Sundays during summer 2022

This is the performer lineup for the Elements events held every Sunday at The Sanctuary

 

Blue Myth Restaurant Mykonos summer 2022 Greek parties

Blue Myth Restaurant at Platis Gialos beach throws a Greek Party every Sunday night

 

Hippie Fish Mykonos Sunday Greek parties

Hippie Fish beach club at Agios Ioannis throws a Greek Night party every Sunday at 9 p.m.

 

Void club on Mykonos presents Sundays with Fideles

Fideles will perform at Void every Sunday 

 

 

–Multi-day DJ shows or live music performances —

 

Percussionist entertainer Walter Scalzone

Percussionist Walter Scalzone will perform at Super Paradise Beach Club during many of its daily afternoon beach parties this summer

 

L'Aragosta Restaurant Mykonos August 2022 DJ events

On seven afternoons in August, L’Aragosta Ristorante Italiano near Kalafatis beach will present music entertainment by DJ Jaden Piper

 

DJ Jaden Piper gigs on Mykonos during August 2022

Inaddition to his appearances at L’Aragosta restaurant (as noted above), DJ Jaden Piper also will be playing at Galleraki Bar in Little Venice and at Aroma Bar in Mykonos Town on the dates indicated on the image

 

Summer 2022 Solymar Mykonos presents Thanassis Vassilopoulos and his band

Thanassis Vassilopoulos and his band will perform at Solymar on eight dates between July 8 and September 9

 

Gordo residency dates at Destino Pacha Mykonos during summer 2022

DJ/Producer GORDO brings his Taraka brand to Mykonos for a 4-event residency at Destino Pacha hotel on July 5, 12 and 23, and August 11.  On those dates, GORDO will be joined in the DJ booth by such top fellow DJs as Nic Fanciulli, Seth Troxler, Loco Dice and others.

 

 

Lio Mykonos special guest DJs summer 2022

This is the calendar of guest DJ appearances at Lio Mykonos this summer

 

July and August party lineup for Joker Mykonos

Starting on July 15, the Joker Mykonos dinner show and DJ parties return for a second summer.  Geared and marketed primarily to Italian visitors to Mykonos, the events take place at Alesta restaurant (on the road to Platis Gialos beach).

 

Bordello Mykonos party schedule for summer 2022

 For the second season in a row, Pinky Beach club at Agia Anna – Paraga beach will host the Bordello Mykonos series of parties featuring dinner, live entertainment shows and DJ sets. The events are geared primarily to the large legion of Italian visitors s who flock to Mykonos for their holidays each summer.

 

Mykonos XLSIOR Festival 2022 event and DJ lineup

This is the DJ and event schedule for the 2022 XLSIOR Festival, taking place from August 17 to 24 at venues all around the island

 

 

Club calendars for DJ shows & party events

 

Opia above Mykonos Town

 

July 2022 DJ schedule for Opia Mykonos

Opia is a brand-new open-air nightclub situated near the Bonis windmill on the hillside overlooking Mykonos Town.  It held its first party on July 2. This is its DJ events calendar for July.

 

Alemagou beach club at Ftelia

 

 

Alemagou beach club on Mykonos Juuly 19 to 31 2022 schedule of DJ events

Alemagou beach club on Mykonos August 16 to 31 2022 schedule of DJ events

This is the August DJ schedule for Alemagou

 

Alemagou beach club on Mykonos September 2 to 17 2022 schedule of DJ events

And this is Alemagou’s DJ schedule for September

 

Cavo Paradiso club at Paradise Beach

 

 

August 2022 DJ and events lineup for Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

Here is the August DJ lineup for Cavo Paradiso

 

 

Ftelia Pacha Mykonos at Ftelia beach

 

Ftelia Pacha Mykonos beach club entertainment lineup for summer 2022

This is the main summer DJ entertainment schedule for Ftelia Pacha Mykonos, a new-for-2022 restaurant, bar and club at Ftelia beach

 

Nōema in Mykonos Town

 

NOEMA Mykonos presents PAAX(Tulum) Band + Malin Linnea

PAAX(Tulum) Band + Malin Linnea are among the dozens of DJs, bands and musicians that will perform at Noema restaurant and bar in Mykonos Town this summer. Other featured music acts, to name but  a few, will include Uji, Little D, Jc Ananda, Camilo Nu, Oxhala, Islandma, Ulises Band, Chris IDH and Arkadyan. Click here to see the full entertainment program on the Noema website.

 

 

Sanctus club in Mykonos Town

 

 

Sanctus club Mykonos DJ roster for August 2022

This is Sanctus club’s DJ schedule for August

 

SantAnna Beach Club at Paraga beach

 

 

August 2022 events at SantAnna Mykonos

Here is the August entertainment program for SantAnna

 

 

Scorpios at Paraga beach

 

Music acts performing at Scorpios beach club on Mykonos during summer 2022

Famous around the world for its daily entertainment program of DJ and live music performances and rituals, Scorpios presents a diverse roster of innovative international artists including WhoMadeWho, Rufus du Sol, Bedouin, Armen Miran, Eduardo Castillo, Shkoon, Satori, Holed Coin and many more. Click here to see the complete summer 2022 music program on the Scorpios website.

 

Super Paradise Beach Club 

 

Summer 2022 spec ial party events calendar for Super Paradise Beach Club on Mykonos

This is a calendar of special party events to be held this summer at Super Paradise Beach Club (located at Super Paradise beach, of course). More special events are expected to be announced soon.

 

 

The Sanctuary Mykonos at Ftelia

 

Summer 2022 events schedule for The Sanctuary Mykonos

This is the general summer events schedule for The Sanctuary Mykonos, a new restaurant, entertainment and spiritual rituals venue near Ftelia beach

 

 

Tropicana beach club at Paradise beach

 

 

August 2022 party and event calendar for Tropicana beach club on Mykonos

The August events calendar for Tropicana

 

Void club in Mykonos Town

 

July and August 2022 DJ lineup for Void club on Mykonos

Void has issued this calendar of DJ appearances at the club during July and August

 

Mykonos restaurants 2022

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Photos of restaurants on Mykonos island

Photos from a few of the many restaurants on Mykonos, seen top row from left: Farina Cucina Italiana; Baboulas Ouzeri; Apaggio; Scorpios beach club; Sakis Grill House; Coffee Break; D’Angelos; Maizevelo; Branco; Byblos; Tasos Taverna; Coya Mykonos; Ceresio7

 

Editor’s note: This post is still “under construction” as we continue to add restaurants once they have announced their opening dates for the 2022 season

 

Tastes of the island:  With its hundreds of snack bars, cafes and restaurants serving up fast food/street eats, fine dining/gourmet cuisine, and everything in between, Mykonos is a veritable paradise for food lovers. Visitors will find Greek, Italian and Mediterranean fare, including fresh fish and seafood, all around the island, along with French, Japanese, Mexican, Peruvian and other international cuisines, as well as vegan food.

The dining options are extensive, ranging from local family-owned tavernas to iconic high-end dining establishments known around the world.  The restaurant roster includes places that have been welcoming visitors to Mykonos for decades, plus brand-new arrivals hoping their food and beverage selections will make an impression on the island’s vibrant hospitality scene.

In this post, we present an overview of places to eat that have already opened their doors or that have announced their opening dates for the 2022 travel season. We will be updating this post as we learn of additional restaurants that have started their seasons, so check back from time to time to see more.

Below, on this page, we profile the dining spots that have been operating for decades, and that have become beloved favourites for many Mykonos repeat visitors. We also spotlight the establishments along what we call “restaurant row” — the Akti Kampani harbourside promenade in Mykonos Town.

On page 2 of this post, we showcase:

♦ Traditional Greek tavernas, grill houses and local restaurants

♦ Restaurants specializing in fish, seafood or sushi;

♦ Vegan, vegetarian and healthy food restaurants

♦ Places offering international cuisines;

♦ Breakfast and brunch hangouts;

♦ Italian and Mediterranean cuisine restaurants;

♦ Beach cafes and dining spots;

♦ Fine dining and gourmet restaurants;

♦ Fast food and street eats;

♦ Bakeries, creperies and coffee shops

 

 

 

Island icons, legends and long-timers

 

Below are snapshots of the island’s most enduring and legendary restaurants.  Some are traditional Greek tavernas, several are beach tavernas, one is a renowned bistro that made its name blending traditional Greek dishes with classic French cooking, and another is a popular Italian ristorante. A few have been welcoming guests since the 1960s, while the others opened their doors in the early 1970s. During their collective decades of operation, they have seen hundreds of other restaurants  come and go with the passing trends of their time. But these stalwarts have ensured that visitors and residents can still enjoy a piece of authentic, traditional Mykonos, something that has becoming increasingly difficult to find given all the rapid change and development on the island in recent years. 

 

 Family-owned and operated Nikolas Taverna has been a fixture at Agia Anna Paraga beach for the past 55 years. We took this photo during one of our lunch visits 10 years ago. Since then, the taverna has installed a new sign, and painted all its tables and chairs white, but the food is still delicious and the service remains excellent.  It’s our favourite beach restaurant on Mykonos, and we recommend sitting at one of the tables on the sand for great views of the beach and bay while you dine. This year, Nikolas Taverna opened on April 15.

 

La Maison de Katrin restaurant on Mykonos

 Situated on picturesque Nikiou Street in Mykonos Town, La Maison de Katrin has been a Mykonos fine dining institution since 1971. Operated by the Giziotis family, Katrin “marries traditional Greek recipes with French gourmet cooking, warm hospitality with elegant surroundings, luxurious top–quality ingredients with the simplicity of the Cyclades.” The bistro-style restauration is a favourite shooting location for photographers, and is one of the most-Instagrammed places on the island.  This year, Katrin will hold its grand opening on April 16.

 

Street view of Marco Polo Taverna on Mykonos

Located near Lakka Square in Mykonos Town, Marco Polo Taverna has been a popular go-to spot for fish, seafood and and reasonably-priced traditional Greek food since 1967. The taverna was founded by fisherman Marco and his wife, Maria, and named after Marco’s fishing boat, Marco Polo. The taverna is still a family business — today, it’s operated by the couple’s three children. This year Marco Polo Taverna opened its doors on April 8.

 

Tasos Taverna at Paraga Beach on Mykonos

Tasos Taverna has been a popular lunch and dinner destination at Paraga beach since 1962. It has maintained its traditional Greek taverna focus and atmosphere even though newer trendy restaurants and clubs have arrived with contemporary menus of fine dining, sushi and expensive champagne to the beach. This year, Tasos opened on March 25.

 

Casa di Giorgio Italian restaurant onMykonos

Casa di Giorgio Ristorante has been serving Italian cuisine since 1970 at its Mitropoleos street location behind the Catholic Cathedral near Alefkandra Square in Mykonos Town. This year the restaurant opened its doors and patio on April 6.

 

Kostantis restaurant on Ornos beach Mykonos

For the past 55 years, family-run Kostantis restaurant and bar has been serving fresh fish and seafood, and Greek and Mediterranean cuisine “with cosmopolitan notes.” Located on Ornos beach, Kostantis started its season on April 15.

 

Kastro's restaurant in Mykonos Town

Alley dining area at Kastro's in Mykonos Town

Kastro’s started as a bar in 1976, and later morphed into a restaurant, recently adding three private dining balconies that overlook the Little Venice seafront and offer superb sea and sunset views. For the past several years, the row of tables and benches in the narrow alley outside Kastro’s has been one of the most-photographed Mykonos sights on Instagram.  Kastro’s opens this year on April 29.

 

Niko's Taverna in Mykonos Town

It’s easy to spot Niko’s Taverna at Agia Moni Square, a short stroll from the harbour promenade — just look for the rows of tables with Niko’s signature red and white checked tablecloths clustered in the lane below red-domed Agios Nikolaos church.  Niko’s has been serving traditional Greek food since 1976, and is one of the busiest tavernas on the island — it’s usually packed with customers.

 

Marias Mykonian Restaurant in Mykonos Town

Operating since 1975, Maria’s Traditional Myconian Restaurant is tucked into a quiet, plant-filled courtyard steps from the small harbour beach in Mykonos Town. Easiest way to reach Maria’s is to look for the narrow lane, lined with potted geraniums, that leads off the beach promenade — it will take you directly to the restaurant. Word is that Maria’s could be closing after this season or next year, so don’t miss the chance to enjoy a traditional meal here if you visit Mykonos in 2022.

 

Street view photo of Mourayio Cafe Restaurant on Mykonos

March 29 was opening day for Mourayio Cafe-Restaurant on Akti Kampani, the Mykonos Town harbour promenade.  The family-owned taverna has been operating since 1976. Its specialties are grilled fish, calamari, octopus, shrimp and other seafood dishes, but the restaurant says it has long been renowned for its home-made sweets, too.

 

Bagoyias Gialos Cafe on Mykonos

Located on the Akti Kampani restaurant row (more on that below), Bagoyias Gialos is often overlooked by visitors, especially cruise ship daytrippers, who typically flock to the larger, stylish and much more expensive restaurants that surround it. Since 1977, Cafe Gialos, as it’s also called, has been a longtime meeting place for Mykonos locals, who gather for coffee, conversation, delicious mezes and traditional Greek taverna fare, served at what are very reasonable prices by Mykonos standards.  We’re told the breakfast omelet with Myconian sausage is a must-try.

 

the courtyard dining patio at Eva's Garden Restaurant on Mykonos

A family-owned and -operated restaurant in the heart of Mykonos Town, Eva’s Garden has long been a favourite dining destination for new and repeat Mykonos visitors who enjoy the charming and romantic ambiance of its hidden courtyard garden terrace, dining room and veranda  — as well as its delicious Greek food, seafood and other menu items.  Eva’s Garden has been in business for 40 years, and this year it opens on April 29. You’ll find it at Goumenio Square, with another entrance (with outdoor seating) at the north end of Kalogera Street.

 

 

 

Restaurant row at the old harbour 

 

Another Mykonos icon is the row of restaurants along Akti Kampani street, the long pedestrian promenade that curves along the shore of the Old Port harbour in Mykonos Town, from Manto Square to the Mykonos Town Hall and the iconic blue-domed fishermen’s chapel, Agios Nikolaos, at the dockside. The flagstone walkway is lined with places to eat and drink, including a couple of tavernas that have been in business for more than four decades each (Mourayio and Gialos, which we described in the previous section of this post), along with contemporary and fine-dining restaurants that arrived during the past decade.  Most offer all-day dining, opening early in the morning to serve coffee and breakfast, and remaining open throughout the day for lunch, dinner and late-night drinks.  Almost all serve Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, fish and seafood. Some become lively and festive party spots at night, with music played by in-house or special guest DJs. Here’s a look at the establishments along Mykonos Town’s busiest restaurant strip.

 

Street view photo showing Mosaic restaurant in Mykonos Town

Mosaic MSC restaurant and bar, next to Manto Square, is open throughout the year. The MSC stands for “meat, sushi cocktails,” and the menu features an “eclectic but thoughtfully curated” mix of tastes and flavours from around the world.  Last summer the restaurant regularly hosted live music entertainment by local singer Kelly Kaltsi, and during the winter Mosaic was a popular weekend party spot.

 

Pelican restaurant in Mykonos

One of the newer harbourside eateries,  Pelican restaurant, made its debut in the spring of 2020, just as the country’s tourism industry was reeling from the staggering drop in international travel during the first wave of the Covid pandemic. The restaurant has been resilient, though, and commenced its 2022 season on March 23. An all-day dining spot, Pelican is open for breakfast, and for lunch and dinner serves innovative Greek and Mediterranean dishes that offer “a culinary ride from every corner of Greece.” 

 

Vento Italian restaurant on ykonos

A new arrival to Mykonos in the fall of 2020, the elegant Vento restaurant features “creative Italian cuisine” by chef Alsi Sinanaj.  The restaurant serves breakfast each morning, and for lunch and dinner treats its guests to “a breezy taste of Italy” with fresh-made pasta, fresh fish and succulent meat. This year Vento started its season on March 15.  

 

Interior of Promenade Mykonos restaurant and bar

A new restaurant and bar arrival in 2021, Promenade Mykonos promised “a modern spin on old world traditional cuisine and stylish parties.” Since its re-opening on March 4 after a two-month winter break, the upscale restaurant has been one of the island’s most popular places to dine, drink, dance, and party. It season-opening night featured a live performance by singer Tilemachos Zeis , and since then Promenade has regularly hosted party events with music entertainment by special guest DJs. 

 

Rouvera restaurant and bar on Mykonos

Open throughout the day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks, Rouvera restaurant and bar has been in business more than 20 years. Its menu includes Greek, Mediterranean and vegan dishes, as well as meat, seafood and desserts. Rouvera started its season on March 28.

 

 

 

Street view of Bouboulo restaurant on Mykonos

The all-day Bouboulo Fine Mykonian Cuisine arrived on the harbourside promenade in July 2020, the newest member of the nice n easy hospitality group,  whose other Mykonos venues include the nice n easy and Spala restaurants on the Little Venice seafront, the SantAnna beach club at Paraga, and Olea Greek Cuisine at Kalafatis (formerly called Farm ‘n Sea). Bouboulo takes pride in its local and Greek cuisine, which is prepared with fresh ingredients sourced from small producers. Bouboulo held its season opening on March 24.

 

Raya is an all-day restaurant and bar offering “elegant dining by the sea,” with a focus on fine Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as sushi. Raya is open throughout the year.

 

  Kazarma opened its doors in 1997 in a historic building which once was owned by Greek revolution heroine Manto Mavrogenous, who used the premises as an arsenal to store arms and munitions.Kazarma opens at 7 a.m. to serve hearty breakfasts, and its kitchen and bar remain open until at least 1 a.m. for late night snacks, meals and cocktails. The menu focusses on Greek and Mediterranean cuisine as well as fish and seafood. Following a brief winter holiday break, Kazarma re-opened on February 3 for this year’s tourist season.

 

street view photo of Kadena Restaurant in Mykonos

Kadena restaurant is another all-day establishment, serving home-made Greek and Mediterranean dishes, salads, pastas, desserts and cocktails. Kadena opened for the season on March 15 this year.

 

Captain's restaurant on Mykonos

Open for the past 7 years, Captain’s specializes in mezes — small plates of Greek and Mediterranean dishes that are perfect for sharing. The restaurant is open all day, and is popular for its selection of Greek wines and ouzo and local craft beers. This year, Captain’s commenced its season on March 5. 

 

Stylish Vegera restaurant is easy to find — its harbourview patio is only steps away from Agios Nikolaos, the iconic blue-domed fisherman’s church that is a magnet for Instagrammers. The all-day restaurant and bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as coffees and cocktails. This year, Vegera held its opening day on March 4 and has been a popular weekend party destination, featuring music by special guest DJs.

 

 

 

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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 hotels, suites, studios & other places to stay 2022

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Photos of hotels and other accommodations on Mykonos

Photos showing just a few of the myriad accommodations available on Mykonos, from top row (left to right): Villa Konstantin; Rochari Hotel; Mykonos Charming House; Katerina Studios; Olia Hotel; Hotel Tagoo; Amazon Mykonos; Hotel Alkyon; Habitat Mykonos; Agia Anna Studios.

 

Where to stay: For some people, Mykonos can be an overwhelming place to visit in summer. Though it’s a fairly small island, it can seem as busy, bustling, and bursting with energy as any big city.  Selecting a place to stay on Mykonos can be equally intimidating, since there are so many options — everything from airbnbs, rental rooms, studios and apartments, to villas, holiday houses, hotels, full-service luxury resorts, posh suites, and exclusive vacation retreats. 

Repeat Mykonos visitors have their favourite places to stay, or are familiar with alternatives should they wish to try somewhere new. But for people planning a first-ever holiday on Mykonos, the range of choices can leave their heads spinning.

 

 

 

If you’re going to the island this year for the first time, we hope you can use this post as a starting point to assist your search for the holiday accommodations that best suit your tastes and travel budget. We can’t show you all the possible places to stay on Mykonos, since there are thousands, at all price ranges. Instead, we have collected photos of many of the island’s most popular lodgings and the spots we personally like, so you can simply scroll through the top options without having to click your way through multiple online booking sites or look up individual hotel or vacation rental websites. We have provided a link to the website or an official social media page for each place pictured, though, so if you see something that strikes your fancy, you can click for detailed information and photos. 

And here’s a tip to keep in mind when you do find a place that interests you: book direct either through their website’s online reservation system, or by calling or emailing the property. Most Mykonos hotels offer discounts or extras if you book direct with them instead of through a third-party reservation site.

On this page, we have posted snapshot profiles of some of the island’s most dreamy and impressive places to stay, including premier 5-star hotels and resorts and other outstanding or unique accommodations. If you’re going to Mykonos to celebrate a wedding, honeymoon, anniversary or other special occasion, one of these properties might be perfect for you, especially if you’ve got an urge to splurge or pamper yourself in special surroundings.

Page 2 spotlights many of the island’s perennially popular hotels and resorts, along with some new arrivals; while

Page 3 shows a variety of rental apartments, rooms, studios, suites and holiday houses.

This post is still a work in progress … we will be adding more properties regularly, so check back for updates.

 

 

 Premier luxury hotels & accommodations

 

Aerial view of Bonzoe Homes & Villas on Mykonos

Designed to give its guests a luxurious “home away from home” experience, Bonzoe Homes & Villas is a collection of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom villas and homes that opened last year near Megali Ammos beach on the outskirts of Mykonos Town.  Each of the accommodations has a sea view, and boasts a private heated pool. Bonzoe began its season this year on April 1.

 

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

April 7 was season opening day for Branco Mykonos, a 5-star beachfront hotel and resort at Platis Gialos

 

A suite at Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge hotel on Mykonos

April 8 was season opening day for Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge, situated on the hillside above Megali Ammos beach on the edge of Mykonos Town

 

Amazon Mykonos Hotel at Agios Ioannis on Mykonos

The opulent Amazon Mykonos Resort & Spa at Agios Ioannis opens on April 14

 

The Wild Hotel by Interni, seen in a cinematic video by Vasilis Barahanos, is a stunning retreat of 40 rooms, suites and villas perched on a cliff above a private beach at Loulos near Kalafatis.  The hotel, which boasts a seaview swimming pool and restaurant, has been profiled in and praised by numerous international design, fashion, hotel and lifestyle publications. 

 

Belvedere Mykonos seen in an aerial photo from the hotels social media pages

April 20 is opening day for the iconic Belvedere Hotel in Mykonos Town. “Framed by a verdant garden, the Belvedere Hotel is a universe of transformation: 35 luxury rooms, 9 suites and 1 Mansion unlock endless possibilities, played out against the turquoise backdrop of a mesmerising pool,” says the website for the legendary 5-star hotel.

 

Kalesma Hotel on Mykonos

It was the most-talked-about new hotel on Mykonos in 2021, receiving rave reviews from design, lifestyle and travel publications around the world. It’s now being recommended as one of the top hotels to experience in Greece during 2022. Kalesma Mykonos will open its doors this year on April 21.

 

the pool bar at Mykonos Earth Suites

Mykonos Earth Suites has been getting lots of attention this year from hotel and design publications, and it recently won gold  in the Adult-Only Hotel category at the Greek Hotel of the Year Awards 2022.  Situated above Megali Ammos beach, Mykonos Earth starts its season on April 28.

 

 

 

Aeonic Suites & Spa on Mykonos

New to the island last year, the 5-star Aeonic Suites & Spa near Korfos beach recently was awarded the Silver honour in the All-Suite Hotel category at the Greek Hotel of the Year Awards 2022. Aeonic will start its season on April 29. 

 

View from the pool at Saint John Mykonos Hotel Villas & Spa

April 29 is opening day for Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa, one of the biggest luxury beach resort complexes on Mykonos

 

Aerial view of the Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort

May 1 is opening day for Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort at Agios Ioannis. One of the island’s premier 5-star resorts for two decades, the Grand boasts luxury rooms and suites, the award-winning Althea Spa Retreat, Nama Restaurant, a wine cellar and several bars, a fitness center, tennis court, 500 sq meter saltwater swimming pool, and a beachfront area reserved exclusively for its guests. 

 

Aerial view of Casa del Mar Mykonos Seaside Resort

Situated on the Aleomandra peninsula in southwest Mykonos, Casa del Mar Mykonos Seaside Resort is a complex of 11 spacious, luxury villas. The property includes a spa and wellness center, a gym, and the fine dining  Miramar Cocktail Restaurant. Casa del Mar also boasts easy access to what it describes as “semi-private” Glyfadi beach, a secluded sandy cove visited mainly by families staying at the luxury hotels and villas in the immediate area. Casa del Mar’s opening day this year was May 2.

 

Aerial view of Cavo Tagoo hotel on Mykonos

Popular for its huge sea- and sunset-view infinity swimming pool and bar, and its luxurious cave-style suites with private pools, Cavo Tagoo is the most famous Mykonos hotel on Instagram and social media influencers’ sites. It starts its 2022 season on May 6.

 

Kivotos Hotel at Ornos bay on Mykonos

Noahs Villa at the Kivotos hotel on Mykonos

May 6 is opening day for the Kivotos Mykonos luxury suites, villas and spa/wellness hotel at Ornos (top) and its unique waterfront Noah’s Villa with private pool and beach (bottom)

 

Aerial view of Panoptis Escape luxury villas on Mykonos

May 10 is first day of the season for Panoptis Escape, an exclusive luxury villa retreat perched on a mountaintop overlooking Elia beach

 

A suite at the O by Myconian Collection luxury hotel on Mykonos

O by Myconian Collection is a luxury beachfront hotel with 63 rooms and suites opening at Ornos on May 10.  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.

 

Aerial view of the Santa Marina Mykonos luxury resort beachfront

May 6 is opening day for the Santa Marina Resort, a 5-star complex of rooms, suites, villas, spa, restaurants and a private beach on Ornos Bay. The resort is home to two of the island’s signature dining spots, the Buddha-Bar Beach Mykonos and Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton’s first restaurant in the Mediterranean, Mykonos Social.

 

Great scenery from Mykonos abounds in this promotional video for the 5-star Mykonos Riviera Hotel & Spa, located at Tourlos above the New Port. The Riviera will start its season on May 9.

 

Mykonos Theoxenia hotel on Mykonos

One of the island’s most iconic and historic hotels, Mykonos Theoxenia, has been undergoing an extensive and “daring” renovation this year.  The hotel website describes the transformation as follows: “The mythic Mykonos Theoxenia reinvents itself to realign with its timeless heritage and the essence of ultimate hospitality.” Located near the landmark row of windmills in Mykonos Town, the Theoxenia is expected to start its 2022 season in July.

 

 

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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 July, August and 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.

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.

 

 

August events

 

August 12 & 13 live piano nights at Adelon Sunset Bar on Mykonos

On Friday August 12 and Saturday the 13th, Adelon Sunset Bar presents live music entertainment by pianist / singer Giannis Velissaropoulos

 

August 12 PERE UBU Mykonos DJ event

DJs Yannis Mitsokapas and Evridiki from Zucca Radio will entertain at PERE UBU Mykonos restaurant in the Kalesma hotel

 

August 12 live singers at Skybar Mykonos

On Friday August 12, Skybar at the TownHouse hotel presents live music entertainment by vocalist Kelly Kaltsi and singing duo The Starletts

 

August 12 Italico Mykonos presents DJ Merano Merlo

DJ Moreno Merlo will play for the Music is the Answer party at Italico Mykonos on August 12

 

 

August 12 The Sanctuary Mykonos presents Sara Bluma

Sara Bluma will be on the decks at The Sanctuary Mykonos on Friday August 12

 

August 12 Buddha-Bar Beach Mykonos presents Amine K

On Friday August 12, Amine K will be special guest DJ at Buddha-Bar Beach Mykonos

 

August 12 Riva Mykonos presents Baddies Only

Baddies Only performs at Riva on August 12

 

August 12 2022 Cavo Paradiso Mykonos presents Nicky Romero

Nicky Romero performs at Cavo on Friday August 12

 

August 12 Sanctus Mykonos presents Goldcap

Goldcap is on the decks at Sanctus on August 12

 

August 12 Void Mykonos presents Ame and DJ Pappa

Ame is the featured act at Void on August 12, with support from DJ Pappa

 

 

 

 

August 13 The Sanctuary of Mykonos music and family gathering event

On Saturday August 13, The Gardens of Babylon will present its third Music Curation & Family Gathering of the summer at The Sanctuary Mykonos. The music  entertainment lineup features ElifCHAMBORD and Dandara.

 

Bao's Cocktail Bar in Mykonos Town

Bao’s Cocktail Bar on the Little Venice seaside celebrates its 7th anniversary on August 13

 

August 13 Once in Mykonos presents DJ Evridiki

DJ Evridiki Mitsokapa from Zucca Radio will be playing for an afternoon event at Once in Mykonos hotel at Ornos on Saturday August 13

 

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On Saturday August 13, MoBlack, Timothy Knight and Walter Scalzone will be special guest entertainers at TUYA Mykonos

 

August 13 Lio Mykonos presents Sasson and sebjack

Nicolas Sasson and special guest SEBJACK will be in the DJ booth at Lio Mykonos on August 13

 

August 13 Cosi Bar on Mykonos presents Nikos Halkousis

DJ and radio host Nikos Halkousis will be on the decks at Cosi Bar on Saturday August 13

 

August 13 Noema Mykonos presents Ulises Band and DJ Little D

Ulises Band and DJ Little D entertain at Noema on August 13

 

August 13 Aroma Bar on Mykonos presents DJ Essie De Vall

DJ Essie De Vall is on the decks at Aroma Bar on Saturday August 13

 

August 13 Mimi & FY at Moni club

DJs Mimi & FY perform at Moni on August 13

 

August 13 Audiofly and Mangata Project at Opia Mykonos

On August 13, Opia presents Audiofly and Mangata Projekt

 

2022.08.13 Cavo Paradiso Club on Mykonos presents Mamacita

Mamacita returns to Cavo Paradiso on August 13

 

August 13 Sanctus presents Toto Chiavetta

Toto Chiavetta is the guest DJ at Sanctus on August 13

 

 

 

August 14 The Sanctuary Mykonos presents Janax Pacha

Janax Pacha is the featured artist performing at The Sanctuary Mykonos on August 14

 

August 14 Joker Mykonos dinner show and party event

The August 14 Joker Mykonos dinner show party at Alesta Restaurant will feature music entertainment by DJ Janelle and singer Mauro Sabellico

 

ARTBAT at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

ARTBAT returns to Cavo Paradiso on Sunday August 14. Colyn also will be playing that night.

 

August 14 Mykonos High private villa party

DJs Nico Rac and Andy Balance will play for the Mykonos High private villa party starting at midnight on August 14

 

August 15 Lovemeze Mykonos presents singer Stella Konitopoulou

Singer Stella Konitopoulou will entertain at Love Meze restaurant on August 15

 

August 15 2022 Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix performs at Cavo on Monday August 15

 

 

June 17 54 Cocktail Lounge and Skybar on Mykonos presents singers Nick and Emmanouela

Nicole Moudaber, B2B and Kaz James are the featured DJs at Destino Pacha Mykonos on Tuesday August 16

 

August 16 Lio Mykonos presents Horse Meat Disco

Horse Meat Disco will be special guest DJ at Lio Mykonos on August 16

 

 

August 16 DJ lineup at The Sanctuary Mykonos

On August 17, The Sanctuary Mykonos presents DJ Tennis b2b with Carlita and Armonica

August 16 2022 Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents DJ Deborah De Luca

Deborah De Luca takes over the Cavo decks on August 16

 

August 17 The Sanctuary Mykonos presents Lito

The Sanctuary Mykonos presents Litos on August 17

 

August 17 Joker Mykonos dinner show and party event

The August 17 Joker Mykonos dinner show party at Alesta Restaurant will feature Pianobar entertainment by Antonio Fiornabaio and a DJ set by Alex Romeo

 

2022.08.17 Cavo Paradiso Mykonos presents Sfera Ebbasta

Sfera Ebbasta performs at Cavo Paradiso on August 17

 

XLSIOR Mykonos Festival 2022 DJ lineup

After a two-year hiatus due to Covid restrictions, the annual XLSIOR Festival returns to Mykonos. The week-long event is set for August 17 to 24 with night and day parties at major venues around the island, featuring DJs listed in the image above.

 

 

 

 

August 18 Destino Pacha Mykonos presents Deep Dish

DJ duo Deep Dish will perform at Destino Pacha Mykonos on Thursday August 18

 

Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents Benny Benassi and Regard

Benny Benassi and Regard take over the DJ booth at Cavo on August 19

 

August 20 The Sanctuary Mykonos presents Romano Alfieri

On August 20, The Sanctuary Mykonos presents Romano Alfieri

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos presents David Morales and Hector Romero

David Morales returns to Cavo Paradiso on Saturday August 20 for his birthday celebration. Hector Romero also will be on the decks for this event.

 

August 21 XLSIOR Mykonos Festival WE World Circus party at Cavo Paradiso club

DJs Mauro Tomasi, Binomio and Rafha Madrid will headline the WE World Circus party at Cavo Paradiso on Sunday August 21 — one of this year’s XLSIOR Festival events

 

Mamacita at Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos

Mamacita makes a second appearance of the summer at Cavo on Monday August 22

 

 

Vintage Culture at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

Vintage Culture makes a repeat appearance at Cavo Paradiso on Tuesday August 23

 

August 23 The Sanctuary Mykonos presents Argy and Armonica

Argy and Armonica are the featured acts performing at The Sanctuary Mykonos on August 23

 

DJ Mochakk at Destino Pacha Mykonos

DJ Mochakk plays Destino Pacha Mykonos for the third time this summer on August 23

 

Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents Go Disco with David Mprales

Cavo Paradiso presents Go Disco with David Morales on August 24

 

Destino Pacha Mykonos presents Audiofly

Audiofly will play at Destino Pacha Mykonos on August 25

 

August 25 2022 Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents James Hype

James Hype takes over the decks at Cavo Paradiso on Thursday August 25

 

August 26 The Sanctuary Mykonos presents Fiona Kraft and Sara Bluma

The Sanctuary Mykonos presents DJs Fiona Kraft and Sara Bluma on August 26

 

 

Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents DJ Claptone

Claptone performs at Cavo on August 26

 

DJs Gioli and Assia at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

Gioli and Assia are the featured DJ act at Cavo Paradiso on Saturday August 27

 

Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents DJ Korolova

Korolova is the featured act at Cavo on August 28

 

 Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents Mamacita

Mamacita returns for one final summer gig at Cavo Paradiso on August 29

 

August 30 The Sanctuary Mykonos presents Ame

Âme is the headline artist performing at The Sanctuary Mykonos on August 30

 

August 31 2022 Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents Meduza

Meduza returns for another headline show at Cavo Paradiso on Wednesday August 31

 

 

September events

 

2022.09.02 Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents Mathame

Mathame returns to Cavo on Friday September 2

 

2022.09.03 Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents Agent Greg Dino MFU and Chris Child

Cavo’s entertainment lineup for Saturday September 3 features three DJs: Dino MFU, Agent Greg, and Chris Child

 

2022.09.05 Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents DJs Heavy G and Marianna

DJs Heavy G and Marianna will be on the decks at Cavo on Monday September 5

 

 

Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents Fused

FUSED (DJ duo Ionas Feenstra and AnXid) play Cavo on September 7

 

Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents Freespirit Heavy Pins and Gogos

Cavo Paradiso presents DJs Freespirit, Heavy Pins and Gogos on September 9

 

2022.09.10 Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents Argie and Heavy G

DJs Argie and Heavy G play for the Full Moon Party at Cavo Paradiso on September 10

 

2022.09.13 Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents Freespirit and Mark Code

DJs Freespirit and Mark Code play at Cavo Paradiso on September 13

 

 

 

2022.09.15 Cavo Paradiso club on Mykonos presents Trerry MaPet and Zyrak

Terry, MaPet and Zyrak are in the DJ lineup at Cavo Paradiso on September 15

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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The powdery white Mykonos beaches few tourists ever see

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Snow on the Mykonos Town beach

The snow on Agia Agia beach at the Mykonos Town harbour had at least one of the island’s resident geese in a flap. This photo by Argiris Chatzis has gone viral on social media.

 

Snow on Psarou beach on Mykonos

People who have danced on the sand at the world-famous Nammos beach club would probably never have imagined that Psarou beach could look like this in winter. The photo was shared on social media by Mykonos Live TV.

 

Snow on Kalafatis beach on Mykonos

Snow covers Kalafatis beach while ominous stormclouds lurk above the two hills at Divounia that Mykonos locals have nicknamed “Aphrodite’s Breasts.”  Ηλίας Παναγάκος shared this image to the Meteo GR weather group page on Facebook.

 

Snowy strands: Mykonos is renowned for its dozens of beautiful beaches, but few tourists have ever seen them transform overnight from gorgeous golden sands to fluffy white powder.  That’s what happened this week when a winter weather system that meteorologists named Elpis swept across Greece’s Aegean islands, leaving a layer of crisp white snow in its wake.

On Sunday January 23, Mykonos residents awoke to find their homes, yards and vehicles under a blanket of snow — the heaviest snowfall the island has received in nearly 40 years.

While parts of the island got just a light dusting of the white stuff, some areas attracted deeper accumulations — and some no snow at all. That resulted in the striking sight of patches of vibrant green winter vegetation — another feature most Mykonos tourists never get to see during the dry, barren months of summer — surrounded by wide expanses of snow-topped fields and hills.

On the other side of the Atlantic, we awoke to snowfalls, too (a normal January sight here in Canada), but were taken aback to find our social media pages filled with stunning pictures and videos showing Mykonos with snow-covered landscapes and moody winter stormclouds looming overhead — just like here!

The famous Mykonos beaches looked amazing, though rather than showing off their usual tones of golden brown, they appeared just as white as the island’s iconic sugar-cube buildings.

Below, we have re-posted some of the social media photos, to show you how striking the beaches looked in their white winter coats.

We’re sure the images will astound people who have spent summer holidays partying , sunbathing and swimming at these beaches, but never imagined how drastically different they might appear in winter. The photos might even come as a complete shock to many people around the world who mistakenly believe Mykonos weather is similar to the Caribbean’s, since they’ve only seen pictures and videos showing the island in summer, with beaches, palm trees and swimsuit-clad tourists basking in the sunshine.

— Ornos beach —

 

Ornos beach area of Mykonos after a snowfall

The Ornos beach area is seen in a photo that was widely shared on social media formats and credited to Dimitris Paterakis

 

@katerina_brb Instagram photo of snow on Ornos beach on Mykonos

Ornos beach and hillside view from an Instagram photo by @katerina_brb

 

Snow on Ornos beach on Mykonos

Snow on Ornos beach on Mykonos

Above, two ground-level views from the southern end of Ornos beach as snow continued to fall. The images were both shared on Facebook by Kostantis restaurant, one of the beach tavernas at Ornos.

 

Snow at Ornos beach on Mykonos

Another  photo by Kostantis restaurant, this time showing  Ornos from the northern end of the beach

 

— Super Paradise beach —

 

Snowfall at JackieO Beach Club and Super Paradise beach on Mykonos

Views of snowy Super Paradise beach and the JackieO Beach Club, seen in images shared in the club’s Instagram stories

 

— Kalo Livadi beach —

 

snow on Kalo Livadi beach Mykonos

With this layer of snow giving it a different look, Kalo Livadi beach might be unrecognizable to people who have been to Solymar Beach Restaurant or Lohan Beach House in summer months. The photo was shared on Instagram by Island Mykonos Suites.

 

— Agios Stefanos beach —

 

Snow on Agios Stefanos beach on Mykonos

Agios Stefanos beach next to the Mykonos New Port is seen in an image, credited to O. Kyrantoni, shared on the Delos Tours Instagram page

 

Snow on Agios Stefanos beach on Mykonos

A ground-level view of Agios Stefanos beach from the opposite direction to the image posted above. This picture was shared on Facebook by Olga Pavlidi.

 

Snowy Mykonos beach photo shared on Instagram by o_lofos

The view toward Delos and Rhenia islands from Agios Stefanos beach, as seen in an image shared on Facebook by  O Lofos Luxury Boutique Suites

 

— Psarou beach —

 

@kostis_krg Instagram photo of snow at Psarou beach on Mykonos

The snowy slopes surrounding Psarou beach seen in an image shared by @kostis_krg

 

Aerial view of snow at Psarou beach on Mykonos

Another aerial view of the snow-covered hills and beach at Psarou. This image was shared on Instagram by Betty Chanozidou.

 

Snow on Psarou beach Mykonos

Mykonos Live TV captured this image of sunshine sparkling on the turquoise waters at snowy Psarou beach

 

Snow on Psarou beach on Mykonos

 Another Mykonos Live TV view of Psarou

 

Ioannis Revithis photo of Psarou beach on Mykonos

Ioannis Revithis shared this photo of Psarou beach on Facebook

 

snow on Psarou beach Mykonos

Snowy Psarou beach and the surrounding hillsides are shown in an image Mykonos Animal Welfare shared on its Instagram account, along with a message urging island residents to open their hearts and doors for strays and farm animals that might need food, water and shelter during the cold snap that will last several days.

 

— Agrari beach —

 

 snow on Agrari beach on Mykonos

A Mykonos Live TV social media image of snow-laden Agrari

 

snow on Agrari beach on Mykonos

The golden sand of Agrari beach is completely covered by snow in this image shared on social media pages for Mykonos Live TV and Agrari Beach

 

— Paraga beach —

 

Snow on Paraga beach on Mykonos

Snow on Paraga beach on Mykonos

Snow-dusted Paraga beach is seen in two screen captures from a video that Paraga Cafe shared in its Instagram stories

 

— Kalafatis beach —

 

Snow on Kalafatis beach

Skandinavian Bar shared this photo showing a view toward Divounia from the snow-powdered sands of Kalafatis beach

 

snow at Kalafatis beach on Mykonos

A view of Kalafatis from the southern end of the beach. The photo was widely shared on social media and credited to Stacey Papaiannou.

 

— Elia beach —

 

@yioris_gk Instagram photo of snow on Elia beach Mykonos

Sunshine breaks through clouds above Elia beach in an image shared on Instagram by yioris_gk

 

— Agia Anna beach at the Mykonos Town harbour — 

 

Snow on Agia Anna beach at Mykonos Town

This photo of Agia Anna beach in Mykonos Town was shared on social media by Delos Tours and credited to photographer V Delarosa

 

Snowy Agia Anna beach in Mykonos Town

An Agia Anna beach photo shared on the Facebook page for Mykonos Promo

 

Geese pigeons and snow on Agia Anna beach at Mykonos Town

The wing-flapping goose and its companions are joined by a flock of pigeons for this shot, which was shared on social media by Mykonos Animal Welfare. 

Mykonos restaurants, bars, clubs & more: What’s new for 2021

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Baboulas Ouzeri on Mykonos

Baboulas Ouzeri has returned to the Mykonos Town harbourside alongside one of the island’s most-photographed landmarks — Mathios, the oldest hand-hewn fishing boat on Mykonos

 

Updated on August 25 2021

 

Island unlocked:  After a long winter of Covid-19-related lockdowns ended and Greece reopened its borders to international tourists in the spring, Mykonos quickly bounced back to life.

Visitors arrived on Mykonos to find many familiar faces — their favourite bars, restaurants, clubs, hotels and shops — open and anxiously waiting to welcome them back.

Also eager to greet them were dozens of newly-established businesses opening their doors for the very first time — bakeries, cafes, coffee shops, bars, cocktail lounges, street food and casual eateries, fine dining restaurants, live entertainment venues, retail stores, hotels, rental accommodations, and more.

These new traveller-focussed enterprises further expand the already vast variety of drinking, dining, leisure and lodging choices on Mykonos, further cementing the island’s solid position and reputation as one of the top summer holiday destinations in the world.

In this post, we will introduce you to many of this year’s newcomers, along with some of the noteworthy newbies from last year. (We’re including them since this is essentially their first full summer of operation — the 2020 season started late and ended early due to disruptions caused by the Covid pandemic, while few people were able to visit Mykonos because of international travel restrictions.)

 

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Azul Condesa

Azul Condesa modern Mexican restaurant in Mykonos

With its “modern Mexican cuisine” and sweeping patio views of the sea and sunset, Azul Condesa has been drawing crowds since it opened on May 28.  The menu includes nachos, soups, salads, starters, ceviche, tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, fajitos, burritos and main courses, along with beverage list ranging from classic and frozen margaritas to sangria, tequila, shots and a  selection of popular cocktails.  The restaurant takes pride in its homemade corn tortilla flours for tacos and burritos, and in its picanhas, beef tagliata and other meats seasoned in “unique and exceptional marinades of our Mexican chefs.”  You’ll find Azul Condesa in the Argyraina area, along the peripheral highway above Mykonos Town.

Facebook: @azulcondesamykonos

Instagram: @azulcondesamykonos

Web:  Azul Condesa Modern Mexican Cuisine 

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Mykonos Social by Jason Atherton

Mykonos Social restaurant on Mykonos

Michelin-starred British chef Jason Atherton has chosen Mykonos as the location for his first restaurant in the Mediterranean. Designed as “a bespoke, all-day dining destination,” Mykonos Social opened June 16, and boasts impressive sea views from its open-air patio perched above the private beach of the luxurious  Santa Marina Resort at Ornos. When they’re not mesmerized by the views, guests will be gobsmacked by the food — the menu features Atherton’s creative interpretations of  Mediterranean and Greek cuisine. The restaurant bar serves Tiki-style cocktails and fine wines, while an in-house DJ plays the perfect tunes to match the clientele’s mood and the sublime resort atmosphere.

Facebook: @MykonosSocial

Instagram: @mykonossocial

Web: Santa Marina Restaurants & Bars

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Platis Souvlaki Grillbar

Platis Souvlaki shop on Mykonos

People staying in the Platis Gialos beach area won’t have to travel into Mykonos Town anymore to get a taste of Greece’s favourite fast food treats — gyros and souvlaki. With the June 11 opening of Platis Souvlaki Grillbar, at the Argo Hotel, visitors can now grab a budget-friendly gyros on their way to or from the beach. The grillbar menu includes gyros and souvlaki served in either pita sandwiches or meal portions, vegetarian pita, sausage and kebab pita, chicken skewers, salads, appetizers and more, all at reasonable prices. Platis Souvlaki joins three other shops that opened at the Argo Hotel last summer — a bakery, fashion boutique and hair & nail salon, which you can read about on page 2 of this post.

Facebook: Platis Souvlaki Restaurant

Instagram: @platissouvlaki

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Woba Street Food

Woba Street Food Project on Mykonos

The Lakka area of Mykonos Town is always bustling with pedestrian traffic since it’s home to the Fabrica bus station and dozens of cheap ‘n cheerful cafes and bars.  Woba Street Food Project by Haris Papazoglu has been drawing even more people to the area since it opened on June 12.  Woba’s handmade, steamed bao buns have practically been flying out of the kitchen since opening day.  The buns come with a choice of main ingredients including chicken, port, tempura shrimp, creamy mushroom, Caesar, rib eye and duck. There’s even bao buns with hot dog or chicken nuggets, and sweet boa with Buenno or banofee.  The menu also offers buckets of chicken wings, nuggets and fried chicken; four varieties of fried potatoes; shrimp chips, crap popcorn and other finger foods; and Thai chicken or crispy duck salads.  

Facebook: Woba Streetfood Mykonos

Instagram: @woba_streetfood_mykonos

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La Barran

La Barran Bar on Mykonos

Owned and operated by a couple of young lads who were born and raised on the island, La Barran  cocktail bar quickly captures attention with its slick and curvaceous white bar and its distinctive illuminated ceiling. It’s situated on Enoplon Dinameon Street, which winds through one of the busiest bar and nightclub districts of Mykonos Town. (Regular visitors will know the location as the premises previously occupied by the Replay clothing store.) La Barran opened in late  April, and has been a popular hangout for locals and visitors alike ever since.

Facebook: labarranmykonos

Instagram: @labarranmykonos

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JackieO’ Cantina

JackieO Cantina on Mykonos

 Mykonos welcomed a new arrival to the JackieO’ family on June 21. The JackieO’ Cantina is a casual  eatery situated right next door to its eldest sibling, the highly popular JackieO’ Town Bar on the Mykonos Town seafront. (The middle child of the family is the JackieO’ Beach club at Super Paradise.) The cantina menu includes a selection of dosas, gyros, souvlaki, salads, sides and beverages. Customers can either dine indoors or sit at tables on the open-air patio overlooking the harbour — a great spot for people watching.

Facebook: JackieO’ Mykonos

Instagram: @jackieomykonos

Web: JackieO Mykonos

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Koozen

Koozen restaurant on Mykonos

For summer 2021, Aeolos Resort has opened a new in-house fine dining restaurant, Koozen, which offers a menu of Greek and Mediterranean “comfort cuisine” created by renowned Greek chef Athinagoras Kostakos, culinary director of the Meraki restaurants in London and Riyadh, as well as Scorpios and Noema on Mykonos. For Koozen’s a la carte menu, Kostakos has conceived dishes that will take diners “on a trip to the traditional flavours of Greece, with modern touches,” says the Aeolos Resort website.  Guests seem to be enjoying their culinary journeys; in reviews posted on TripAdvisor, they have praised the service, flavours and high quality of the food, and have commented that Koozen’s prices are very “reasonable” and “affordable” by Mykonos standards.  Koozen opened in May, and operates from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Instagram: @koozen_mykonos

Web: Aeolos Hotel Restaurant

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Drunk Monkey

Drunk Monkey bar on Mykonos

The Covid pandemic forced restaurants and bars around the world to add delivery and take-out service options to keep their businesses afloat during lockdowns. On Mykonos, two young entrepreneurs saw a promising opportunity and  established Drunk Monkey, a take-away cocktail bar that also offers delivery service. The bar opened in early July of 2020, inviting visitors to “explore the island with a cocktail” and reminding them: “Cocktail first — Because no great story ever started with a glass of water.” The bar’s distinctive take-out containers and logo were soon spotted all over the island. You’ll find Drunk Monkey next door to Niko’s Taverna, behind the Mykonos Town Hall.  This year the bar opened July 20 for its second season.

Facebook: @drunkmonkeymykonos

Instagram: @drunkmonkeymykonos

Web: Drunk Monkey Mykonos

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PERE UBU Mykonos

Pere Ubu Mykonos restaurant at Kalesma hotel on Mykonos

PERE UBU, the in-house restaurant at the new Kalesma luxury hotel, has been making its mark as one of the island’s top destinations for fine dining under the direction of Chef Costas Tsingas, whose gastronomic philosophy “blends fresh local produce with high-end culinary craft”  to take diners on a refined journey through flavour.” “From Athens to New York, he watches, listens & tastes, creating a culinary tapestry that touches on the best of global gastronomy. Connected to the world, rooted in Greece, PERE UBU Mykonos is a journey into contemporary dining,” the restaurant’s social media pages say. “We serve small ‘mezes’ plates, full meals or light lunches by day, and by night PERE UBU transforms into a vibrant social hub with innovative cocktails and gratifying menus,” the Kalesma website states. Indeed, the restaurant has regularly hosted sunset entertainment by DJs Yiannis Mitsokapas and Evridiki from Zucca Radio, and on July 22 held a special summer barbecue feast “guided by the culinary craftsmanship of Beastalis.”

Facebook: @PereUbuMykonos

Instagram: @pere_ubu_mykonos

Web: Kalesma Mykonos Fine Dining

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What a Ride

A collage of photos of the What A Ride toasteria in Mykonos

The take-away shop What A Ride quite literally became the toast of the town when it opened in early July, offering a satisfying and scrumptious street food alternative to burgers, gyros and souvlaki. Its signature toasted sandwiches — “no ordinary toasties,” as the shop proudly proclaims — have been taking its customers’ tastebuds on a deliciously fun ride.  The menu includes such tantalizing toast fillings as steak, cheese, and lobster, and What a Ride sells a selection of craft beers and wines to complement its custom toasties-to-go. You can find the toasteria on Polikantrioti Street near the harbourside promenade. It operates from early evening until the crack of dawn, so it’s a perfect place to grab a late-night bite to eat while clubbing and bar-hopping (or an early breakfast if you manage to party until daybreak).

Facebook: What a Ride Mykonos

Instagram: @whataride.mykonos

 

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Farma House

Farm House music club on Mykonos

A “new concept” venue spotlighting the “experimental sound of Mykonos,” Farma House is an open-air lounge where guest DJs play sets from sunset until late at night. It describes itself as “the other place” of the after-hours Sanctus club in Mykonos Town, and features some of the artists who perform there. Farma House opened on June 25, and  its DJ lineup so far this summer has included Brina Knauss, Patrice Baumel, Arodes, Ivory and Joy Rapotez. The club is situated at Ftelia beach on the site of the former Farma restaurant.

Facebook:  @farmamykonos

Instagram: @farmahouse_mykonos

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Baboulas

Baboulas Ouzeri on Mykonos

There’s always plenty of new things to discover on Mykonos, but occasionally something old is suddenly new again on the Island of the Winds. Like Baboulas Ouzeri, for example.  Long-time visitors to Mykonos will remember Baboulas, which is situated on the harbourfront area of Mykonos Town called Kaminaki. With its traditional tables and chairs positioned on the rocky shoreline alongside a brightly painted fishing boat named Mathios, Baboulas was one of the most picturesque places in town — a veritable magnet for photographers long before Instagram existed. Mathios was an island icon, attracting tourists eager to snap pictures of octopus hanging from its sail ropes against a stunning backdrop of shimmering turquoise water and the whitewashed buildings lining the opposite side of the harbour.  Starting around 2012, the Baboulas location began operating as a restaurant called Salparo Seafood. But this year Baboulas is back, offering simple and authentic Mykonian cuisine, ouzo and Greek spirits — and friendly service — “just like the old days.”  And while much has changed on Mykonos during its hiatus — especially the island’s culinary scene, which has seen the arrival of scores of high-end restaurants — Baboulas is proud to call itself “the least gourmet restaurant on the island.”  Baboulas re-opened on June 14 and will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. 

Facebook: @baboulasmykonos

Instagram: @baboulasmykonos

 

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Parthenis Cafe

a collage of photos of Parthenis Cafe in Mykonos

The Parthenis men’s and women’s clothing shop at Alefkandra Square has been a Mykonos retail icon since it was opened in 1978 by internationally-recognized Greek fashion designer Dimitris Parthenis.  The boutique has long been a must-visit shopping stop for fashionistas, who appreciate the Parthenis  aesthetic  that combines “comfort with simplicity, enveloped through a timeless twist of elegance, deeply linked to the essence of Greek summer.” This summer, the shop added a cafe and lounge, which has been designed to exude the same characteristics — “simplicity, comfort and elegance” — as the clothing brand and the historic house in which its flagship Mykonos is situated. The outdoor space offers visitors a place to enjoy the Little Venice scenery and sunsets while relaxing with a cocktail,  glass of wine or a meal, with a DJ playing music curated to follow the local mood, rhythm and flow.

Facebook: @partheniscafe

Instagram: @partheniscafe

Web: Orsalia-Parthenis

 

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