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Mykonos springs to life as more bars & restaurants open, first cruise ship of 2019 visits

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The beachfront of Tasos Taverna is seen in a photo posted on Facebook to announce its March 23 season opening.  Located on Paraga beach, Tasos has been serving customers since 1962.

 

Season starts: Spring has only just sprung, but the tourism season on Mykonos has kicked off with a spate of bar and restaurant openings, plus the arrival of the first cruise ship of 2019.

During the period of March 15 to 25, at least 10 establishments were set to officially open their doors, including two beach restaurants and, in Mykonos Town, several popular eateries and a bar.  March 15 also marked the start of cruise ship port calls into Mykonos, with a visit by the Celestyal Cruises ship, Olympia.

On most Greek islands, the annual tourist season is fairly short, and typically runs from the beginning of May until the end of September. With more than 10 places opening up during the third week of March, it might sound like Mykonos is getting things off to an unusually early start. But during the last four years, there has been a similar number of food and drink venues launching their seasons at this time, so I haven’t been surprised to hear of this month’s openings.

 

The cruise ship visits, on the other hand, have indeed commenced sooner than in previous years.  A March 18 news report by Greek Travel Pages notes that Celestyal launched its 3- and 4-night Aegean cruises two weeks earlier this year compared to last. It also is extending its season by two weeks in the fall, in response to what  Celestyal says is a rising demand for travel before and after the summer season.

I, too, have noticed a greater interest in off- or early-season travel to Greece this year, both in messages and inquiries sent to my blog, and from requests for advice posted on the TripAdvisor Greece travel forums.  This year I have fielded more questions than ever before from people who booked trips to Mykonos for dates in February, March and April. Many of those who wrote to me, or posted questions in online forums, were worried they wouldn’t have anywhere to eat or drink on Mykonos because they heard rumours that the island’s businesses are shut tight as a drum until May. That’s simply not true, since there are restaurants and bars that stay open all winter to serve the local population. The good news for people travelling to Mykonos between mid-March and May is that they will now have a much wider selection of places to enjoy a drink or meal, with more businesses opening each week until summer.

 

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Apaggio, located on the seaside at Ornos, is open every day of the year. In fact, it hasn’t closed since it opened in 2013. Apaggio specializes in fresh fish and seafood, but guests also can choose from salads, warm and cold appetizers, meat and pasta dishes, Greek dishes and more.  It has an extensive wine list, and a vast selection of ouzo and tsipouro.  During winter, Apaggio is open from 12 noon until 11 p.m. The restaurant has an indoor dining room as well as a large seaside patio, seen in the photo above from the Apaggio website.

 

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Raya, an all-day restaurant and bar positioned on the harbourside promenade in Mykonos Town, is one of the island businesses that doesn’t close up shop when the tourist season ends — it stays open all year. And it’s not just popular for food and drinks: Raya is known for its special Sunday parties, with music by DJs from Mykonos and Athens. This photo is from the Raya page on Facebook.

 

Please click on the link below to turn to page 2, where you can see which bars and restaurants have opened on Mykonos this month, along with places that opened even earlier, or have been open throughout the winter.

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Mykonos parties, live music events & DJ shows during 2019

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Mykonos is the prominent supporting star in  the new music video Χωρις Εσενα, released July 23 by Greek singer Giorgos Tsalikis. If you’re visiting Mykonos this summer you can see Giorgos perform live — he’s on stage at 4711 every night.

 

It’s not even the end of August but Sanctus is already wrapping up its first season. The club’s closing party takes place on Thursday August 22 with Ayamoon on the decks.

 

 

Events this Thursday and Friday

 

Tropicana beach club Mykonos Huge Party with 5 DJs on August 22 23 and 24

Tropicana is holding a Huge Party with 5 DJs on August 22, 23 and 24

 

XLSIOR Festival Mykonos The Original Brazilian Pool Party on Thursday August 22

XLSIOR Festival presents Apache: The Original Brazilian Pool Party on Thursday August 22, at Mykonos Bay Hotel. Featured DJs are Allan Natal, Chris Turina and Roberto Ferrari.

 

Scorpios Mykonos Deep Playa music event August 22 with Oliver Koletzki

Oliver Koletzki plays for the Deep Playa program at Scorpios on Thursday August 22

 

SantAnna Mykonos presents Phos party with Anane and Louis Vega on Thursday August 22

Anané and Louie Vega return to SantAnna on Thursday August 22 for the latest in their series of Phos parties this summer 

 

Mykonos Art Festival 2019 live Greek music event at Ano Mera Square on Thursday August 22

Mykonos Art Festival presents an evening of live Greek music at Ano Mera Square on Thursday August 22 starting at 9 p.m.

 

Galleraki Bar Mykonos presents DJ Akilla on Thursday August 22

DJ Akilla will play at Galleraki on Thursday August 22

 

Void club Mykonos presents Guy Gerber on Thursday August 22

Guy Gerber is back at Void on Thursday August 22

 

XLSIOR Festival Mykonos Meat Party Thursday August 22

Anthony May, Dani Toro and Joe Pacheco are the DJs scheduled to play for the XLSIOR Festival’s Meat Party at Cavo Paradiso on Thursday August 22

 

Sanctus Mykonos closing party with Ayamoon on Thursday August 22

Sanctus holds its closing party Thursday August 22 with Ayamoon on the decks.

 

Moni club Mykonos presents IIFaces and Alex Nude on August 22

II Faces and Alex Nude are the featured DJs at Moni on August 22

 

 

XLSIOR Mykonos Festival beach party on August 23 at Ftelia Beach Club

Ftelia Beach Club will host the XLSIOR Festival’s Poseidon beach party on Friday August 23

 

Alemagou beach club Mykonos presents Dennis Cruz and Dest on Friday August 23

DJs Dennis Cruz and Dest play at Alemagou on Friday August 23

 

Promotional ad for the Blondish Abracadabra shows at Blue Marlin Ibiza Mykonos during summer 2019

On Friday August 23, Blond:ish presents its second Abracadabra show of the summer at Blue Marlin Ibiza Mykonos

 

Super Paradise Beach Club RnB party on Friday August 23

Super Paradise holds its weekly RnB party on Friday August 23

 

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Majnoon is back at Scorpios on Friday August 23

 

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos August 23 party with Deborah De Luca

Deborah De Luca plays Cavo Paradiso on Friday August 23

 

Void club Mykonos presents Black Coffee on Friday August 23

Black Coffee is back for another night at Void on Friday August 23

 

 

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What’s happening: Summer is fast approaching and the Mykonos party scene has gotten well under way, with most of the island’s bars and clubs now open for business. 

Parties both in Mykonos Town and at various beaches are happening daily, with many more on the way when the big tourist crowds arrive for peak season (July and August).

Page 2 of this post contains promotional flyers showing daily beach parties and regular weekly events, as well as official party announcements for August and September. 

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.

 

 

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