Marco Carola performs his second show of the day on July 31, with an appearance at Void
Valeron & Band perform for the Sunset Ritual at Scorpios on Saturday July 31
On Saturday July 31, Mykonos Art Festival presents July 31 2021 Mykonos Art Festival presents Savina Yannatou and Primavera En Salonico in concert. The event promises an evening of “songs from the Mediterranean, the Balkans and Greece are woven together into a varied musical carpet, combining east and west, contemporary and traditional as well as free improvisation.” The concert takes place at Lakka Theatre, and admission is free.
Benny Benassi is featured performer at Cavo on Saturday July 31. DJs Rivaz and Terry also will be playing sets for this event.
DJs Argie & Terry and Mark Code will play at Tropicana on Tuesday September 21
Luca Bacchetti and Diass play at Scorpios on September 21
DJs Terry, Marck Code and MaPet will play for the Closing Week Full Moon Party at Cavo Paradiso on Tuesday September 21
Vocalist Maria entertains nightly at Remezzo restaurant
From September 18 to 30, the Mykonos Blu Grecotel Hotel at Psarou beach hosts “Ataxi,” an exhibition of mosaic artworks by Irene Syrianou
“The Island that seduced the world — Mykonos in the 50s” is an exhibition of images by noted American photographer Robert McCabe, who first visited Greece in the 1950s and captured portraits of local residents and scenery on subsequent multiple trips to the island and elsewhere in the Aegean. Exhibits of McCabe’s fascinating photos are on display in two places: from August 1 to October 31 at the archaeological site in the Mykonos Kastro (next to the iconic Paraportiani Church), and from August 4 to December 31 at the Mykonos Archaeological Museum above the Old Port.
What’s on: Wondering what’s happening on Mykonos during August and September?
Parties and other events taking place today are displayed above.
Events being held tomorrow and during September are shown on page 2 of this post, as are any events that have been announced so far for September. Page 2 also includes a day-by-day list of events that have already taken place during August and September, in case you’re interested in seeing what you may have missed.
Mykonos venues are continually arranging events, so check back for updates — many September parties have not yet been arranged.
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.
DJ Giannis Papasilekas will play at El Burro on Thursday November 5 and Friday November 6
Taverna Kandavlos will present live musical entertainment on the afternoon of Sunday November 1
Beginning with the weekend of October 24 & 25, El Burro will present music entertainment by DJ Giannis Papasilekas every Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. Because of limited indoor table seating availability, reservations will be required for these events.
Going to Mykonos after the middle 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.
To see listings of events that have already taken place this month, including closing parties, check page 2 of this post.
Mykonos is the prominent supporting star in the new music video Χωρις Εσενα, released July 23 by Greek singer Giorgos Tsalikis. During the summer, Giorgos and his band performed live at 4711 club for 65 nights.
The Dublin presents live music entertainment by Dimitris Drosinis on the evenings of November 29 and 30, and on the afternoon of Sunday December 1
Apostolis G. will DJ the Sunday Party at El Burro on December 1
Rustic Grill hosts its weekly Karaoke Party on Wednesday December 4 starting at 9 p.m.
Vegera gets into the Christmas spirit with parties on Friday December 6 and Saturday December 7. The parties start at 10 p.m. and DJ Jerry will be playing the music.
Central hosts a live Stand Up Comedy show on Saturday December 7, featuring comedians Giannis Roussos, Alexandros Paspardanis and Konstantinos Bouras Bai’makos. Entry fee is €15 per person, and includes a drink.
DJ Jerry will be on the decks for the Sunday Party at El Burro on December 8
Notorious holds its Quiz Night on Tuesday December 10
The weekly Karaoke Party takes place at Rustic Grill on Wednesday December 11
Taverna Kandavlos presents live music on Friday evening December 13, and on the afternoon of Sunday December 15
Rustic Grill hosts a Latin Christmas Party on Friday December 13
Wild Cafe Bar presents a live performance by Γιάννης Μπαρμπαρής (Giannis Barbaris) on Saturday December 14
Vegera is throwing its final party of 2019 on December 14
Every Sunday, DJ Nassia T. will play for the “artistic folk evenings” at Rustic Grill
The V Bros perform at Central on Saturday December 14
DJ Apostolis G. will play for the December 15 Sunday Party at El Burro
What’s happening: Mykonos is in end-of-season mode, with bars, clubs and restaurants either closing up shop or preparing to wind down operations.
As usual, the last weekend of September is closing party time for numerous establishments, including Scorpios, Moni, The Garden, JackieO’ Beach, and Elysium Hotel’s popular Sunset Cabaret.
Parties are continuing at many bars in Mykonos Town, however, and beach parties are still going strong at Paradise beach, where Tropicana will be open until October 20.Page 2 of this post contains promotional flyers showing daily beach parties, regular weekly events and special event series.
Page 3 lists events that have taken place since March, in case you’re interested in seeing what has already happened.
I update this post whenever new announcements are released, often several times per day, so check back regularly to see what’s new.