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New hotels, suites & villas opening on Mykonos in 2021

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From cozy studios to spacious designer villas and luxurious hotel suites with private pools, Mykonos offers a vast array of holiday accommodations. Here are the island’s impressive new lodging options for 2021.

 

Some of the new hotels opening on Mykonos for 2021

Top row: Aeonic Suites & Spa (left) and UBUD. Second row: Soleila and Ethereal villas (left) and Bonzoe Homes & Villas. Third row: Noima Luxury Suites (left) and Destino Pacha. Bottom row: Mykonos Euphoria Suites (left), Aloni Sunset Lounge at Kalesma hotel (center), and Habitat All Suite Hotel.

 

Decisions, decisions: Where to stay on Mykonos?

The answer is easy for most of the island’s repeat visitors: They’ve already found their favourite accommodations, and keep returning to familiar surroundings, where management and staff feel like old friends or even family.

But for people travelling to Mykonos for the very first time, it can be a daunting task to choose from the sizeable selection of places to stay.  More than 1,100 properties are available through booking.com alone, and TripAdvisor tallies 770 hotels and 1,030 vacation properties in its listings. Over 300 accommodations can be found on Airbnb, while high-end management agencies, professional concierges and elite travel planners have hundreds of luxury homes and villas bookable through their  exclusive portfolios.

Making a decision gets increasingly difficult each year as dozens of additional accommodation properties enter the market. 

For 2021, visitors can choose from a wide variety of new lodgings that include cozy studios, sumptuously-appointed suites, full-service 5-star hotels, and exquisite private villas.

For nervous travellers seeking accommodations where they can enjoy comfort, space and privacy for their first overseas holiday since the Covid-19 pandemic began, there’s good news: choices are plentiful for luxurious, spacious rooms and personal pleasure amenities like private plunge pools and patios. 

Here, in the first instalment of a multi-part post, we take a look at 10 of the island’s top new accommodations, providing photos, descriptions and contact information for each property.

The newcomers profiled in this post are:

♦ Destino Pacha Mykonos

♦ The Elaia House

♦ Aeonic Suites & Spa

♦ Soleila Villa

♦ Ethereal Villa

♦ EpicMykonos

♦ Mykonos Earth Suites

♦ Once in Mykonos Luxury Resort

♦ Mykonos Euphoria Suites, and

♦ Kalesma

More new hotels and villas are spotlighted in our post Luxury lodging: More new hotels, which you can find simply by scrolling further down this page.

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What’s new for travellers to Mykonos in 2021

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

The new terminal at Mykonos International Airport

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

 

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

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

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

 

Soleila and Etherium Mykonos Villas at Kalafatis

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

 

Kalesma Hotel on Mykonos

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

 

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

The logo for Joker Mykonos

Bordello Mykonos Italian dinner show

Lio Mykonos promotional image for its summer 2021 opening on Mykonos

Images of Noema restaurant on Mykonos

Mykonos Social restaurant by Jason Atheron

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

 

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

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

 

Bill & Coo Mykonos villas

Aerial view of Noima Mykonos Luxury Suites Hotel

Aeonic Suites & Spa luxury hotel on Mykonos

Agrari Black Villas on Mykonos

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Check back regularly, since this listing is updated daily.

 

 Latest updates: Monday June 21

 

Mykonos Town on Mykonos island

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

Music & curfew news

 

Tropicana beach club Mykonos Summer is Here announcement on social media

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

 

Upcoming parties & events

 

Tropicana Mykonos daily beach parties during 2021

Again this summer, Tropicana club at Paradise beach will be holding a party every day, starting at 4.30 p.m.

 

June 22 sunset ritual at Scorpios Mykonos

Lemurian will perform during the Tuesday June 22 sunset ritual at Scorpios

 

Rizes Folklore Farmstead Mykonos live music event

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

 

June 23 sunset ritual at Scorpios Mykonos

Scorpios presents Alvaro Suarez on Wednesday June 23

 

Kalua Mykonos presents DJ Tanja La Croix

DJ Tanja La Croix makes her first Mykonos appearance of the summer at Kalua on Thursday June 24

 

June 24 sunset ritual at Scorpios Mykonos

The June 24 sunset ritual at Scorpios features music by Itzae

 

June 25 sunset ritual at Scorpios Mykonos

Lannka and Cabala appear at Scorpios on June 25

 

June 26 sunset ritual at Scorpios Mykonos

The Saturday June 26 sunset ritual at Scorpios features entertainment by Valeron and his band

 

 

Zuma restaurant Mykonos weekend brunch

New this summer at Zuma restaurant — a weekend champagne brunch offering Zuma’s amazing Japanese izakaya along with music from the restaurant’s resident DJ. You’ll find Zuma in the Cavo Tagoo luxury hotel near the Mykonos Old Port.

 

Cosi Bar Mykonos resident DJ for summer 2021

DJ Thodoris Ntontos will be playing at Cosi bar for summer 2021

 

Kalua Mykonos summer 2021 entertainer Shaya

Singer, songwriter & performer Shaya Hansen returns to Kalua for summer 2021. She will be appearing at the club Tuesdays through Sundays starting at 4 p.m.

 

 

 

Opening soon

 

The Garden of Mykonos promotional image

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

 

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Other recent posts about Mykonos:

What’s new for travellers to Mykonos in 2021

♦  Hot new places on Mykonos

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June openings

 

SkyBar at The TownHouse boutique hotel in Mykonos Town

The TownHouse, a boutique luxury hotel near Manto Square in Mykonos Town, has opened its new rooftop SkyBar. The patio offers impressive town and harbour views and is a great spot to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset. While SkyBar is a hotel amenity intended primarily for its registered guests, a limited number of seats may be available for visitors. To inquire about availability and reservations, contact SkyBar by telephone at: +302289028543, or email: bar@mykonostownhousehotel.com. Also situated in TheTownHouse is the popular 54 Sunset Bar and Cocktail Lounge.

 

Manolia View apartments and villas on Mykonos

Manolia View apartments and villas is now open for the summer. The property is situated on a hilltop in the Agia Sofia area of Mykonos, high above the Mykonos New Port, and has amazing sea and sunset views.

 

 

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Recent posts about Mykonos accommodations:

New hotels, suites & villas opening on Mykonos

Luxury lodging: More new hotels, suites & villas

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2021 opening of Cantera restaurant on Mykonos

 Cantera Mykonos, a brand-new meat sushi restaurant situated at the Little Venice seafront of Mykonos Town, will hold its “soft” opening on Monday June 21

 

IT Mykonos June 24 2021 grand opening event

The new IT Mykonos restaurant and lounge, located in the Drafaki district on the edge of Mykonos Town, will open June 24 with music by DJ Sean Doron. The event is fully booked, and IT advises that only a few tables are available for the nights of June 25, 26 and 27. Reservations are required, so be sure to contact the restaurant ASAP if you would like to visit on any of those nights.

 

IT Mykonos event on June 28 2021

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

 

 

What’s happening in July

 

July 1 2021 Cavo Paradiso Mykonos event featuring three DJs

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

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos July 3 2021 event

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

 

July 4 2021 party at Tropicana beach club Mykonos

 DJs Kuba & Neitan from Poland will be on the decks for the Sunday July 4 beach party at Tropicana

 

Cavo Paradiso Club Mykonos presents Nina Kraviz

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

 

Scorpios Mykonos presents All Day I Dream

Scorpios presents All Day I Dream on Thursday July 8

 

Lio cabaret restaurant on Mykonos coming soon announcement

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

 

July 14 2021 party at Tropicana beach club on Mykonos

Italian DJ Piwer will play for the July 14 party at Tropicana

 

July 15 party at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

Benny Benassi is the featured DJ act at Cavo Paradiso on July 15

 

 Boris Brejcha and Ann Clue at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

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

 

Joker Mykonos opening party announcement

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

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos presents Mamacita July 19

Mamacita headlines at Cavo Paradiso on Monday July 19

 

Scorpios Mykonos presents All Day I Dream

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

 

July 23 party at Cavo Paradiso Mykonos

The ARTBAT duo from Ukraine is the headline act at Cavo Paradiso on Friday July 23. Also appearing are Mathame and Reign of Time.

 

July 2021 dinner party events being held by Bordello Mykonos

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

 

Joker Mykonos July 26 event with special guest Pigna

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

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos presents Mamacita on July 26

On Monday July 26, Mamacita appears at Cavo Paradiso for the second time this month

 

Bordello Mykonos July 28 show featuring Geolier

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

 

What’s happening in August

 

Joker Mykonos August 2 dinner show and party event

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

 

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

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

 

Bordello Mykonos event featuring Luche

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

 

Joker Mykonos event August 9 2021

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

 

Bordello Mykonos event August 11 2021

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

 

Bordello Mykonos events during late August 2021

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

 

XLSIOR Mykonos Festival August 18 to 25 2021

The island’s biggest annual music and gay party event, the XLSIOR Mykonos Festival, has announced it will be returning this summer with events taking place at venues around the island from August 18 to 25

 

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New Kalesma Mykonos luxury hotel suites, villas & restaurant set to open in June

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Kalesma Mykonos hotel & villa complex sunset view

Kalesma Mykonos hotel & villa swimming pool

Kalesma Mykonos hotel suite terrace view of Ornos Bay

 Kalesma Mykonos, seen in renderings provided by the hotel, is comprised of 25 luxury suites, 2 villas and a signature restaurant showcasing Cycladic cuisine. A collection of whitewashed houses, the newly-built property occupies a hillside location overlooking Ornos Bay on Mykonos.  

 

Inviting newcomer: A unique collection of luxury suites and villas will make a distinctive mark on the Mykonos boutique hotel scene when it opens its doors this summer.

Kalesma Mykonos will bring chic designer digs, destination dining, “private experience concierges” and a traditional Mykonian village vibe to the Ornos area when it opens on June 1.

“Inspired by Cycladic architecture, combining tradition with contemporary elements, Kalesma is a design aficionado’s dream,” according to a property description brochure provided to me by the hotel.

Aerial image of a private terrace and pool at Kalesma Mykonos Hotel

An aerial view of the pool and patio at one of the Kalesma Mykonos suites. Each of the hotel’s accommodations has its own private heated pool.

 

With its Cycladic-style whitewashed houses that spill down a slope of the Aleomandra peninsula on the southwest side of Ornos Bay, Kalesma has been built to resemble a traditional island village.  Suites, villa and common area interiors will feature sleek minimalist design details, fashioned with locally-sourced materials. Each accommodation will boast its own private heated pool — a rarity on Mykonos.

The 25 suites are 680 square feet in size and can sleep either two adults and two children, or three adults. Each unit boasts a 970-square-foot terrace, furnished with poolside lounge chairs, and offers impressive, unobstructed sea views. “All accommodation features original artwork and expansive bathrooms with freestanding bathtubs and an outdoor shower on a private patio,” the hotel’s publicity brochure notes.

“Kalesma is also home to two spectacular, earth coloured private villas, one with two bedrooms and one with three. Ideal for entertaining or family holidays, both feature an open plan living room with cosy sofas, dining area and a fully equipped kitchen with pre-stocked food and wine fridges. A personal chef is available to villa guests if they wish to organise an intimate gathering or romantic meal on their terrace. Villas also come with their own fitness rooms complete with Technogym equipment. A stay in one of these private villas combines self-contained serviced residences, with access to exceptional hotel facilities and each will have a dedicated Villa Manager on call to coordinate guests stays,” the brochure adds.

When they’re not admiring and relaxing in the beautifully-designed private and public spaces, Kalesma guests will enjoy fabulous scenic views including beautiful Ornos Bay, the Aegean Sea, and both the sunrise and sunset.

Kalesma is a Greek word for “inviting,” and the hotel complex and its services have been meticulously planned to foster an inviting, welcoming ambiance and provide outstanding hospitality. “The look and feel of a traditional village is deliberate, as Kalesma is all about making guests feel at home and encouraging a neighbourhood vibe, enhanced by weekly intimate dinners,” the hotel description says.

Kalesma Mykonos hotel PERE UBU restaurant

Kalesma Mykonos hotel sunset lounge fireplace

Top: The al fresco patio for PERE UBU restaurant (there’s an indoor dining room as well); bottom: the outdoor fireplace at the Aloni lounge.

 

Kalesma’s centerpiece will be its restaurant and “social hub,” PERE UBU, whose menu will spotlight Cycladic cuisine incorporating seasonal local products.  Created by the owners of the acclaimed Pere and Ubu and Sea Spice restaurants in the glam Glyfada district of Athens, Kalesma’s PERE UBU will offer “a laid-back atmosphere during the day with chilled summer music, delicious small plates and light lunches. By night, it transforms into a sophisticated eatery, serving simple, elegant dishes showcasing the local produce alongside innovative cocktails keeping guests fuelled into the early hours.”

Open to the public, PERE UBU has been conceived as a destination restaurant whose inspiring cuisine and comfortable atmosphere  will entice visitors from across the island. However, the restaurant also will host intimate weekly dinners exclusively for Kalesma’s own guests. 

With an open fireplace, the Aloni Sunset Lounge is another common space that is expected to become a popular gathering spot for sunset viewing over cocktails or late evening conversation and nightcaps.

Additional amenities include a private on-site chapel for wedding ceremonies, and a boutique shop offering luxury brands, accessories and local products.

Aerial view of Kalesma Mykonos hotel

Aerial view of the Kalesma Mykonos hotel property

These aerial images show how Kalesma’s hotel, villa and common-area buildings have been designed in the distinctive white architectural style of the Cyclades islands, and positioned to resemble a traditional Mykonian village 

 

As part of the Kalesma hospitality team, private experience concierges will be “on hand to help guests discover the islands hidden gems including local eateries, exclusive boutiques and picture-perfect tiny churches. They can also arrange trips to some the island’s 25 beaches – from the hottest beach clubs to wide stretches of golden sand and secluded swimming caves, known only to the hotel’s private tenders. Private yacht charters and helicopter transfers are also available upon request for those who wish to truly push the boat out and experience the island from a different perspective.”

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