Events added regularly. Latest updates: September 18
Couldn’t make it to Mykonos to party this year? The music video Mama Bonita by Kristo Featuring Eva, released September 14, was shot primarily on the island and is chalk full of Mykonos town, beach, sea, villa and hotel scenery.
Tropicana will wrap up its season on Sunday October 4
OYTU entertains at Scorpios on Wednesday September 16
Jean Claude Ades is the featured entertainer at Scorpios on Thursday September 17
Scorpios presents Oliver Koletzki on Friday September 18
Valeron plays for the Sunset Ritual at Scorpios on Saturday September 19
Sunday September 20 is season closing day at Scorpios
Monday September 14 is season closing day for Solymar
Oxhala performs at Scorpios on Tuesday September 15
Sunday September 13 is the final day of the season for Lohan Beach House at Kalo Livadi
Violinist Rina Psalida will entertain for the season closing party at Adelon Cocktail & Sunset Bar on Sunday September 13
Kaz James is the featured guest artist at Scorpios on Sunday September 13
Going to Mykonos during the second half of September? Some Covid-related restrictions that could impact your vacation are still in effect on the island.
From September 15 until further notice from the government, bars and restaurants must continue to close at midnight every day, and cannot reopen before 7 a.m. However, businesses can offer food and beverage takeaway and delivery service beyond the midnight closing time.
In addition, there is a limit on the number of people allowed to participate in any public or social event. No more than 50 people can attend public or social gatherings, regardless of whether they take place in a public or private location. These include ceremonies such as weddings, baptisms and funerals, banquet-type receptions and festivities, and other events geared to large groups.
The special measures are part of the Greek government’s efforts to control and limit the spread of coronavirus, as new cases of Covid-19 continue to rise in many parts of the country.
Stringent restrictions were implemented on Mykonos on August 19 after the island experienced an increase in the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus around the middle of that month.
The rules took effect on Friday August 21, and stipulated that:
♦ Masks had to be worn indoors AND outdoors;
♦ Live parties, trade fairs, public markets, parades and processions could not take place;
♦ There was a ban on any kind of gathering of more than 9 people, for any reason, whether in public or in private
♦ in restaurant dining areas, a maximum of 4 people would be allowed to sit at the same table (a maximum of 6 in the case of immediate members of families)
In addition, the existing requirement that bars and restaurants close from midnight to 7 a.m. every day was extended until August 31. (The midnight shutdown originally was supposed to end on August 23.)
The government has since extended all of the above restrictions to September 15 as it strives to fend off an expected second wave of the coronavirus after cases spiked in a number of destinations in Greece.
Police on Mykonos had been enforcing the mask rule by issuing €150 tickets to some people who didn’t comply; however, mask wearing was not required for people sunbathing or swimming at beaches and pools. Government officials also inspected businesses on the island to ensure they were complying with the coronavirus safety measures.
The government’s strict enforcement of some measures made international headlines on Tuesday September 1, when officials with the General Secretariat of Civil Protection conducted surprise inspections on two of the island’s best-known beach clubs, Nammos and Scorpios, and tested their employees for coronavirus. Following the inspection, the government ordered the two clubs to cease operations until September 4. According to media reports, the Scorpios staff all tested negative for the virus, so the club was allowed to re-open on September 4. At Nammos, on the other hand, two employees tested positive, and authorities ordered the club to stay closed for an additional 10 days. The club hired lawyers to appeal that decision, but ultimately decided to close early for the season and shuttered the premises on September 7, saying the club will reopen at the end of April in 2021.
Since then, at least three other beach clubs — Lohan Beach House, Solymar and Pinky Beach — have closed for the season, and a number of restaurants and bars have also shut for the winter, including Adelon Sunset Bar, Busulas, Bakalo, Catari and Fokos Taverna. More restaurants as well as hotels are expected to close unusually early this year because tourist traffic is down tremendously this September — normally a busy month.
If you do travel to the island toward the end of this month, expect a quiet low-season atmosphere without the typical September buzz.
Covid-19 safety measures, news and special announcements
On September 1, Scorpios (top image) and Nammos (bottom photo) were ordered to stay closed for 48 hours after officials conducted surprise inspections of both beach clubs to check for compliance with the Greek government’s special coronavirus safety measures. Scorpios was subsequently allowed to re-open on September 4; however, Nammos was ordered to stay shut for a further 10 days. However, Nammos decided to close for the season on September 7.
Porta Bar, pictured in the top photo, posted the above notice on its social media accounts on August 23 to explain that it will remain closed until stringent government coronavirus safety measures have ended. The current regulations do not allow customers to stand in bars, and the limited availability for physically-distanced seating arrangements in small bars and clubs, like Porta, makes it extremely challenging if not nearly impossible for businesses to operate.
This is a notice Skandinavian Bar posted on its social media accounts to advise of mask wearing requirements that would take effect on August 21
Negrita Bar on the Little Venice seafront posted this notice to social media on Thursday August 13
Alemagou shared this message on its Instagram account on August 9 as an update to a previous notice explaining why the club is temporarily closed. On August 6, Greek media reported that 6 more of Alemagou’s staff have since tested positive for the coronavirus, so the club must stay closed while all employees complete an isolation period.
Mykonos Boat Club has announced that its sunset party cruises have been discontinued until further notice, due to the new Covid-19 control restrictions put in place in early August by the Greek government. As an alternative, the company is offering “Hola Rhenia” all-inclusive day tours to Rhenia island.
In the wake of new Covid-19 control regulations implemented by the Greek government in early August, Scorpios has announced that dancing will not be permitted on its premises for the rest of the summer season
Skandinavian Bar issued this notice about its new hours of operation beginning on Tuesday August 11
4711 has adjusted the times of its live performances by Vasilis Dimas and Giorgos Xylouris to comply with the new government regulations. Shows will now begin at 8 p.m. and conclude at midnight.
Queen of Mykonos has new hours of operation: from 8 p.m. until midnight. Reservations are recommended because of the limited number of available tables.
JackieO’ Town Bar has changed its hours of operation for the August curfew period imposed by the Greek government
Tropicana has announced the safety measures it has implemented in the club in the wake of new Greek government regulations for Covid-19 control
Tropicana released this short video on August 10 to affirm its commitment to keeping its employees and guests as safe as possible during the challenging summer of Covid-19
Sanctus posted this notice on Monday August 10 to announce it has decided to close for the season. Its last event took place on August 10 and featured music by Brina Knauss.
Regular and scheduled events this summer
Once again this summer, Tropicana holds beach parties starting at 4:30 p.m. every day, with host Sasa and music by DJs Argie, Terry and Mark Code
Violinist Eva Presley entertains every afternoon at Kensho Psarou
Paradise Club will hold daily events throughout the summer, with DJ sets beginning at 5 p.m. and host Jeff leading the party at Guapaloca Bar.
Tropicana will throw its famous champagne shower parties every Wednesday
Bao’s Cocktail Bar presents DJ Spy every Thursday this summer
On Friday nights this summer, Kensho Psarou presents live musical entertainment by vocalist Rosanna Mailan and violinist Eva Presley
Starting July 4, DJs Argie & Terry will play for the TropicanaLand Experience parties every Saturday at Tropicana
Again this summer, DJ Vasilis Koutonias will be on the decks every Sunday at Super Paradise beach club
DJ Marios Ntoumis will be on the decks at Bao’s every Sunday this summer
DJ Stelios Kolaxidis plays at Cosi on Wednesdays and Sundays
The Phly Boyz bring their “uptempo musical vibes and jazzy feel” to Nammos this summer, appearing from July 2 to 24, August 13 to 28, and September 13 to 22
Popular local singer Kelly Kaltsi will be entertaining regularly at Sale e Pepe restaurant/Narghile Bar. Check with the venues for upcoming performance dates.
Kelly Kaltsi also sings at 54 Cocktail Bar & Sunset Lounge every Wednesday and Saturday
XLSIOR Festival Cancelled
The XLSIOR Mykonos Festival, originally scheduled take place August 19 to 26, has officially been cancelled, for reasons explained in this July 15 notice from event organizers. XLSIOR is one of the world’s biggest annual gay festivals, and for the past 10 years has been the biggest multi-day party event to take place on Mykonos each summer.
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