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Mykonos bar & club openings, parties & events in 2020

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Events added regularly. Latest updates:  September 22

 

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.

 

JackieO beach club and town bar Mykonos 2020 season closing announcement

JackieO’ Beach Club will end its season on Saturday September 26 while JackieO’ Town Bar will close its doors on Sunday the 27th

 

Alemagou beach club Mykonos aerial view

Sunday September 27 is season closing day for Alemagou beach club and restaurant

 

Kalua beach bar and restaurant Mykonos seen in a photo from its Facebook page

Sunday September 27 is Kalua’s last day of operation this season

 

Lovemeze cafe restaurant Mykonos live Greek music event on Sunday September 27

Lovemeze presents live Greek music on Sunday September 27

 

Tropicana beach club Mykonos 2020 season closing announcement

Tropicana will wrap up its season on Sunday October 4

 

 

 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.

To see listings of events that have already taken place this month, including closing parties, check page 2 of this post.

 

 

Covid-19 safety measures, news and special announcements

 

Scorpios Mykonos photo from the beach clubs page on Facebook

Nammos Mykonos seen in an aerial photo from the beach clubs page on Facebook

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 Mykonos street view photo from the bars page on Facebook

Porta Bar Mykonos social media notice on August 23 2020

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.

 

Skandinavian Bar Mykonos social media notice regarding face mask requirement

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 Mykonos August 2020 closure announcement on social media

Negrita Bar on the Little Venice seafront posted this notice to social media on Thursday August 13

 

Alemagou beach club Mykonos statement posted to Instagram on August 9 2020

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 banner photographed at sunset

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.

 

Scorpios Mykonos notice posted to social media on August 1

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 Mykonos notice regarding hours of operation during August 2020

Skandinavian Bar issued this notice about its new hours of operation beginning on Tuesday August 11

 

4711 Mykonos live clubbing shows in August 2020

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 champagne and cocktail bar photo from Facebook

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 Mykonos hours of operation during August 2020 - Copy

JackieO’ Town Bar has changed its hours of operation for the August curfew period imposed by the Greek government

 

Tropicana beach club Mykonos notice regarding the clubs Covid-19 safety measures

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 club Mykonos 2020 season closing announcement

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

 

Tropicana Mykonos daily parties during summer 2020

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

 

Kensho Psarou presents Eva Presley daily during August 2020

Violinist Eva Presley entertains every afternoon at Kensho Psarou

 

Paradise beach club Mykonos photo from its pages on social media

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 beach club Mykonos champagne shower parties during summer 2020

Tropicana will throw its famous champagne shower parties every Wednesday

 

Baos Cocktail Bar Mykonos presents DJ Spy on Thursdays during summer 2020

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

 

Tropicana beach club Mykonos Saturday event during summer 2020

Starting July 4, DJs Argie & Terry will play for the TropicanaLand Experience parties every Saturday at Tropicana

 

Super Paradise beach club Mykonos Sundays with DJ Vasilis Koutonias

Again this summer, DJ Vasilis Koutonias will be on the decks every Sunday at Super Paradise beach club

 

Baos Cocktail Bar Mykonos presents DJ Marios Ntoumis on Sundays during summer 2020

DJ Marios Ntoumis will be on the decks at Bao’s every Sunday this summer

 

Cosi Bar Mykonos presents Stelios Kolaxidis on WEdnesdays & Sundays during summer 2020

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

 

Kelly Kaltsi live music performances at Sale e Pepe Mykonos during summer 2020

Popular local singer Kelly Kaltsi will be entertaining regularly at Sale e Pepe restaurant/Narghile Bar. Check with the venues for upcoming performance dates.

 

54 Cocktail Bar and Sunset Lounge Mykonos presents singer Kelly Kaltsi

Kelly Kaltsi also sings at 54 Cocktail Bar & Sunset Lounge every Wednesday and Saturday

 

 

 

XLSIOR Festival Cancelled

XLSIOR FEstival Mykonos cancellation notice for its 2020 event

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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♦  Mykonos parties, live music events & DJ shows during 2019

♦  What’s new on Mykonos for 2019

 

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Art, food, fashion, hotels, shops, clubs, parties & more: What’s new on Mykonos for 2019

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Rizes Folklore Farmstead in Mykonos exterior photo from the business page on Facebook

Olive Tree Mykonos sunset view dining terrace photo from the restaurant page on Facebook

Blue Marlin Ibiza Mykonos beachfront photo from the official club page on Facebook

Mykonos Olive Oil Tasting photo from its official page on Facebook

Aegon Mykonos exterior photo from the hotel page on Facebook

Contemporary sculpture in the garden at the Blue Fusion Art Restaurant

Open air dining patio at Taverna Kandavlos on Mykonos

Moussaka photo from the Olive Tree Mykonos restaurant website

Apiro Mykonos hotel website photo of a standard triple room interior

Sea bass tartare dish photo from the I Frati Mykonos restaurant page on Facebook

Sanctus Mykonos photo from the nightclub page on Facebook

Fresh fish on the grill at Sealicious by Kounelas restaurant on Mykonos

Sunset view from Chill Out Lounge Bar Cafe at the Chill Out Studios on MMykonos

Nusr-et Steakhouse Mykonos photo from the restaurant page on Facebook

Evripides Art Gallery Art & Fashion Project with Dimitris Ntasios at 30 Kalogera Street in Mykonos

From the top: Rizes Folklore Farmstead & Restaurant; the seaview patio at Olive Tree restaurant; sunbeds at Blue Marlin Ibiza Mykonos beach club; a flight of sampling glasses at Mykonos Olive Oil Tasting; Aegon Mykonos hotel at Kalo Livadi; one of the artworks in the sculpture garden at Blue Fusion Art Restaurant; the patio at Taverna Kandavlos; moussaka at Olive Tree restaurant; inside a room at Apiro-Mykonos hotel; sea bass tartare at I Frati restaurant; a lounge at Sanctus after-hours nightclub; fresh fish on the grill at Sealicious by Kounelas; sunset view from Chill Out Lounge Bar Cafe; a signature Salt Bae steak at Nusr-Et; contemporary art and one-of-a-kind designer fashions at the Dassios boutique/Evripides Art Gallery.

 

New & noteworthy: Besides the iconic white Cycladic architecture, sparkling Aegean Sea and brilliant sunshine, there’s much to bedazzle first-time visitors to Mykonos — a dizzying array of glitzy shops, glam restaurants, bustling bars and chic accommodations among them. With dozens of new establishments opening on the island each year, Mykonos maintains its famously vibrant and exciting atmosphere for returning visitors and local residents alike.

This summer has been no exception, as I have discovered: More than thirty new enterprises that have set up shop in and around Mykonos Town, at some of the famous beaches and elsewhere on the island. The newcomers include places to eat, drink, party, shop and sleep, plus some enlightening and fascinating attractions and activities.

 

Among the noteworthy highlights of this year’s arrivals:

♦ A new beach club at Kalo Livadi, sunset boat party cruises to Rhenia island, and a really, really, really cool place to get an ice cold drink. And, for night owls, three new spots to party into the wee hours of the morning;

♦ Fun olive oil tasting workshops where participants can sample some of the best Greek extra virgin olive oils and learn how to pair oils with food to elevate flavours and make their home cooking shine;

♦ Four art new galleries and exhibition spaces — including one outdoors — showcasing contemporary Greek art and sculpture; 

♦ Over half a dozen boutiques and summer pop-ups offering fashionistas even more places to shop and browse exclusive designer clothing and accessories in Mykonos Town and at Psarou beach;

♦ A meticulously recreated Mykonian farmstead where tourists can experience what life was like on the island in the days before electricity and Internet, view folk art exhibitions, take cooking and bread baking classes, and dine on breakfasts and traditionally-prepared meals in the farm restaurant;

♦ A wide range of accommodations with lodging options ranging from rental studios and apartments to luxury hotels and beach resorts boasting suites and villas with private pools;

♦ A vast array of appetite-whetting places to enjoy food and beverages, including new coffee and dessert shops; street food cafes; vegan and healthy food eateries; and restaurants specializing in fish, seafood or sushi; meat dishes; pizza; crepes; breakfast & brunch; comfort food; and Greek, Italian, Mediterranean and international cuisine. 

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Starting on page 2, I have compiled profiles of the new businesses, complete with photos, videos and links to their websites and social media pages (where available) so you can learn more and follow them if interested. I have deliberately packed this blog post with images so that readers who haven’t been to Mykonos before can get a good grasp of what Greece’s most sophisticated, cosmopolitan and international island is all about.

And just in case you think Mykonos is only a place where people go to party, bear in mind that the island also happens to be a major dining destination. With more than 400 places to eat, it’s a foodie delight, offering not just traditional and gourmet Greek food, fish and seafood, but also contemporary, internationally-inspired cuisines from around the globe.

Since many of the newcomers to Mykonos this season are restaurants and cafes, I have included plenty of pictures to show some of the food they serve — appetizers, main courses, breakfasts and desserts. But here’s an important warning: Don’t continue reading if you’re the least bit hungry; otherwise, you could feel absolutely ravenous by the time you finish scrolling through all the food photos!

Crystal View Mykonos view photo from the rental property Facebook page

Healthylicious Mykonos breakfast dish seen in a photo from the restaurant page on Facebook

Displays inside the Philipp Plein boutique at Nammos Village shopping center on Mykonos

Venus Gallery at the Aphrodite Beach Resort Mykonos photo from Facebook

Sunset view from Apiro Mykonos Hotel

Yomamas street food restaurant Mykonos food photo from the restaurant page on Instagram

Mykonos Boat Club promotional image for its sunset boat party cruises to Rhenia island

Major J Breakfast and Branch patio photo from the restaurant page on Facebook

Bulgari pop up store on Mykonos seen in a photo from the Nammos Village shopping center page on Facebook

Street view of LAragosta Mykonos in a photo from the restaurant website

Jennys Summer Houses Mykonos grand villa room interior photo from the property website

Burger platter photo by Cantina Mykonos street food restaurant

Blue Fusion Art Restaurant Mykonos patio photo from the restaurants website

I Frati Mykonos wine racks photo from the restaurant Facebook page

Partying in dayglo faux furs at Ice Bar Mykonos as seen in a photo from the bar page on Instagram

Entertainment at Cirque Mykonos nightclub seen in a photo from the club page on Instagram

My Plate Mykonos chicken skewer dinners photo from the restaurant page on Facebook

From the top: The view from Crystal View rooms above Megali Ammos; a breakfast dish at Healthylicious; the Philipp Plein boutique at Nammos Village; Venus Gallery at the Aphrodite Beach Resort; a sunset view from Apiro-Mykonos Hotel; a breakfast meal at Yo’Mamas Street Food Cafe; partying on the Mykonos Boat Club cruise to Rhenia; the outdoor patio at Major J Breakfast & Brunch; the Bulgari boutique at Nammos Village shopping center; night view of L’Aragosta Italian restaurant; inside the Grand Villa at Jenny’s Summer Houses;  a burger platter at Cantina street food eatery; the patio at Blue Fusion Art bar & restaurant;  shelves of wine in the deli shop at I Frati restaurant; partiers wearing dayglo faux furs at Ice Bar Mykonos; one of the entertainment acts at Cirque nightclub; skewers of marinated & grilled chicken at My Plate Mykonos.

 

Please click on a link below to read about what’s new on Mykonos in 2019.

Page 2 profiles new bars, beach clubs, nightclubs and party boat cruises;

Page 3 presents new cafes and restaurants;

Page 4 looks at new attractions and activities, art galleries, and fashion shops.

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Temptation island: Why Mykonos is Greece’s hottest holiday destination

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A tour of the heavenly island of Mykonos!!

A tour of the heavenly island of Mykonos!! With an exclusive and amazing video that highlights the unparalleled beauty of the island, the journalist and owner of Mykonos Live Tv Peter Nazos invites us to escape to Mykonos! Among the picturesque narrow streets, next to the churches and the monasteries, behind the freshly painted shutters, through the living tradition, the vitality of the night, the rocky hills and the heavenly beaches, the island of the wings can not hide its incomparable charm. Walk in the idyllic cobbled roads, dive into the deep blue and experience the unique atmosphere of the "queen" of the Cyclades. This is Mykonos, a top vacation choice!

Posted by Mykonos LIVE TV. on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

This video by Mykonos LIVE TV shows some of the popular beaches and tourist attractions that draw huge crowds to Mykonos every year

 

Intriguing island: It seems everybody loves Mykonos,  Countless people love its atmospheric beaches, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife, and happily spread the word about how fantastic everything is. And there are likely just as many who love to criticize and complain, warning anyone who will listen not to go to Mykonos because it’s overpriced, overcrowded and overly commercialized. With so much talk, whether by exuberant fans or equally enthusiastic detractors, it’s no wonder Mykonos is the most famous of all the Greek islands. Remember the expression “There is no such thing as bad publicity?” Well, Mykonos gets plenty, yet its popularity continues to soar.  

I think there’s a very simple reason: Mykonos has tremendous visual appeal. Watch the two videos I’ve published in this post, and it’s easy to see why millions of people want to go there. Professional photography helps, no doubt, but similarly enticing images of the island’s breathtaking sights and scenery have appeared for many years in news and social media, travel publications, lifestyle websites, fashion and design magazines, and hit movies all around the world. Heck,  I’ve been to Mykonos more than any other place in Greece, yet these videos make me feel like rushing right back.

The film at the top of this post, produced by Mykonos LIVE TV, does a great job of selling the island’s good looks. It presents fabulous views of the iconic landmarks and attractions that have made Mykonos a household name over the past five decades: beaches, bougainvillea, brilliant white buildings, charming churches and chapels, the Little Venice seafront, the photogenic pelican, the impressive Alefkandra windmills, the incredible blue skies and turquoise seas, the sensational sunsets, and much more.

 

 

However, there is another popular expression that applies to Mykonos: “Beauty is only skin deep.” Although the narrator of the Tripment travel website film, below, makes a point of mentioning the island’s biggest blemishes, warts and flaws, the video views of bustling beaches, streets and bars do a convincing job of selling Mykonos as an incredibly attractive, exciting, and vibrant place to vacation.

Acknowledging that the island can be extremely expensive and overcrowded during peak season (July and August), the narrator describes Mykonos as “the ideal destination to boast one’s wealth and happiness.” Still, there’s that matchless beauty and alluring aura that make people dream of taking a trip to Mykonos..

“The all-white Cycladic architecture, in combination with the blue colour of the sea and sky, creates really beautiful scenery,” the narrator notes, adding that the 25 Mykonos beaches  — “quite a large number” considering the island’s small size — are all “beautiful, with golden sand and crystal-clear blue water.” They might be jam-packed with rental sunbeds and umbrellas, too, but they still look so damned inviting!

 

Despite its drawbacks, Mykonos “definitely offers a unique experience to its visitors,” the narrator says, and “whether you like it or not depends on your personal taste and style.”

Nevertheless, “the fact is that it is the liveliest destination in Greece as people here enjoy themselves 24 hours a day, non-stop.” Mykonos, he concludes, is “a destination that has made Greece famous all over the world.”

And that’s a really good thing, in my humble opinion.

Even if you can get there only briefly, whether on a cruise, a day tour or a short stopover en route to another island, Mykonos is absolutely worth seeing. There’s nowhere else like it, and that’s a good thing, too. 

 

This clip from the Tripment travel blog dates back to 2014, but little has changed in the interim, and the video still offers an excellent overview of what it calls “the most famous and expensive destination in Greece.”

Mykonos parties and special events in August 2017

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~ updated on Wednesday August 30 ~

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos August DJ lineup

Here’s the August DJ lineup for Cavo Paradiso

 

Tropicana beach club  party event

Tropicana welcomes the arrival of August with a champagne shower party on Tuesday August 1

 

Moni club Mykonos party event

Orazio Rispo from New York’s Resolute club is guest DJ at Moni on Tuesday August 1

 

Madon club Mykonos party event

It’s Ladies First night at Madon on Tuesday August 1

 

Scorpios Mykonos music event

DJ Behrouz brings his Miami club concept ‘Do Not Sit On The Furniture‘ to Scorpios on Tuesday August 1. Also appearing  at the event are Birds of Mind, Powel and Viken Arman.

 

SantAnna beach club Mykonos

The Neverdogs lead the party at SantAnna on Tuesday August 1

 

VOID club Mykonos  party event

On Tuesday August 1, VOID presents “techno legend”Jackmaster with support from DJs Jimmy Lainas and Nick Jojo

 

Cavo Paradiso Mykonos party event

Bob Sinclar makes his annual appearance at Cavo Paradiso on Tuesday August 1

 

Stacey King at Belvedere Hotel Mykonos

Singer Stacey King and her band will be performing poolside at the Belvedere Hotel for five nights — from Tuesday August 1 through Sunday August 6

 

Tru Paradise Club Mykonos party event

Don Diablo and Tujamo take over the decks at Tru Paradise on Wednesday August 2

 

 

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