A view of the Little Venice seafront of Mykonos Town
— Updated on May 23 2022 —
The Island of the Winds: Much like the dry Meltemi winds that blast the island every summer, the winds of change blow strongly on Mykonos, bringing a flurry of brand-new hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for each fresh travel season.
This cycle of constant change and renewal is an integral part of what makes Mykonos so vibrant, exciting and enthralling — it ensures there are always plenty of new places popping up where visitors can explore and enjoy the latest Greek and international trends in design, decor, fashion, food, drink and entertainment.
Here are snapshots of some of the notable changes and newcomers that Mykonos visitors will discover during the 2022 travel season.
Coming to Ornos beach this summer, the seaview restaurant and bar La Cantine du Faubourg bills itself as “Mykonos’s new luxury playground.” An outdoor restaurant featuring Parisian cuisine and French social flair, it’s designed to be a must-visit lifestyle destination, built on four guiding principles: “sound, music, image, and food. Cultural venue meets dining destination, meeting spot or late-night hideout, La Cantine du Faubourg is whatever its guests want it to be, and more,” says an introduction on the venue’s website. Opening date has not yet been announced, but the restaurant’s website booking portal is accepting reservations from July 1 to September 30.
Tabu Mykonos is a new concept nightclub that will offer guests “a different kind of ambience inspired by Japanese culture.” A summer project of the Tabu London club in Mayfair, it will be located on the Mykonos Town harbourside restaurant strip, at Promenade (which last year hosted a nightclub called Shiba). Tabu Mykonos is scheduled to open on June 1.
May 13 is opening day for Wake Bar, an “exquisite” new venue that Kalua beach club has created on Enoplon Dinameon Street in Mykonos Town.
After several years of planning and development, the Bagatelle brand of luxury restaurants and beach clubs is bringing its southern France-style “joie de vivre and epicurean spirit” to Mykonos this summer. The long-awaited Bagatelle Mykonos is located on the Mykonos Town seaside a short walk from Fabrika Square (between the Mykonos Theoxenia Hotel and the Poseidon Hotel). Opening day is May 24.
Coming soon is Tuya Mykonos, a fine dining restaurant featuring a menu of French Riviera Cuisine
Mykonos Theoxenia, one of the island’s most iconic and historic hotels, has been undertaking an extensive and “daring” renovation this year. “The mythic Mykonos Theoxenia reinvents itself to realign with its timeless heritage and the essence of ultimate hospitality,” the hotel website says. Located near the landmark row of six windmills in Mykonos Town, the Theoxenia is expected to start its 2022 season in July.
Apozouraki is a new cafe which opened April 27 in Ano Mera. It sells a variety of coffees and other drinks, along with breakfast items like crepes, waffles and pancakes, as well as sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers, pizza, spinach pies and other light fare, plus donuts, jelly beans, candies and other sweet treats.
Bambao Noodles & Bao Buns opens April 29 in the Fabrika area of Mykonos Town. It’s an all-day, casual Asian fusion eatery serving up bao buns, noodles, chicken buckets, and more.
Scheduled to open June 1, Mykonos Calma Suites is a collection of deluxe luxury rooms and suites situated on the hillside overlooking chic Psarou beach
April 15 is grand opening day for Rhino Vegan Street Food, located at 3 Riga Feraiou street in the heart of Mykonos Town. Rhino’s goal is to promote sustainable and healthy eating; and as the shop says on its social media pages, “We hope to show people that a vegan lifestyle can be lived casually and effortlessly, and it can taste great too!”
Slated for a May opening in Mykonos Town, Byblos is an opulent new restaurant offering “elevated Peruvian-Japanese gastronomy”
Brunello Cucina e Vinoteca will be bringing “a little bite of Italy” to its soon-to-open restaurant in the Mykonos My Mall in Ano Vrisi
Change is coming to Goumenio Square in Mykonos Town this May, where the popular meat and meze restaurant Familia will be replaced with a new high-end burger joint operated by Nusret Gokce (better known as celebrity chef/butcher Salt Bae), who brought his world-famous Nusret steakhouse to Mykonos in 2019. Details are scarce — since Salt Bae prefers to keep his business plans secret — but word on the street is that the restaurant’s cheapest gourmet burgers will be priced from €40 to €45.
In 2021, the IT Restaurants Group opened IT Mykonos, in the Drafaki district on the edge of Mykonos Town. This year the chain is expanding with another Mykonos location, this time at Paradise beach. The new IT Beach Mykonos is scheduled to open on June 10.
For 2022, Super Paradise Beach Club has undergone a massive transformation that will be unveiled on its season opening day, May 1. The club has been totally redesigned and reimagined into a sophisticated new space, with natural materials, wood, stone and earth tones that reflect a timeless Mykonos aesthetic and a bohemian-chic upmarket style and atmosphere.
A new arrival at Super Paradise this summer is Paraj, an upscale beach venue featuring a fine dining Mediterranean restaurant, a bar, a boutique and a beach club. Opening day is May 7.
Formerly known as Kensho Psarou, the luxury hotel, villa, restaurant, bar and spa complex at Psarou beach has a new owner, and is now called N Hotel Mykonos. The 31-suite, 5-star property had received extensive praise from hotel, design, travel and lifestyle publications around the world, and those accolades appear destinated to continue for N Hotel, whose website is now taking bookings from May 15 onwards.
The Casa Cook hotel collection is expanding to Mykonos this year. In June, it will open Casa Cook Mykonos, an “intimate boutique retreat” with 26 luxury rooms and suites on a “village-like” property. Located on the Aleomandra peninsula south of Ornos and Agios Ioannis, the hotel has views towards Delos island.
May 1 is opening day for the brand-new Arocaria Hotel in Pigados (an area that’s walking distance to Mykonos Town, Tourlos beach, the New Port, and Agios Stefanos beach). Arocaria has 16 rooms and suites, some with their own pools, and its amenities include a main swimming pool, bar, restaurant and spa.
A new resort is coming to Paradise Beach this summer. The aptly-named New Paradise Beach Resort will boast a beachfront pool venue, seaview rooms with plunge pools, and a restaurant and bar. The official opening date is not yet available.
O by Myconian Collection is a luxury beachfront hotel with 63 rooms and suites opening at Ornos on May 10. It’s the 11th property of the Myconian Collection, a chain of 5-star hotels owned and operated by the Daktylides family of Mykonos (some of their other hotels and resorts on the island include the Myconian Ambassador, Imperial, Avaton, Panoptis Escape, Utopia and Myconian Villa Collection). Myconian O’s facilities will include a spa, the Oasis pool and its beach & pool bar, Obar, and the Baloo fine dining restaurant.
Lovia Mykonos is a new luxury hotel expected to open this season. Located on a hillside overlooking Mykonos Town, the hotel will offer private infinity pools and hot tubs, a spa, gym, billiard hall and open-air cinema. The opening day has not yet been announced.
Originally slated to open last summer, the 5-star Once in Mykonos Luxury Resort at Ornos is scheduled to open its doors on May 10
Opening this summer on a clifftop near Kalafatis beach, Cali Mykonos is a boutique resort comprised of 40 villas (each with its own private pool), a Mediterranean restaurant and a 110-meter infinity swimming pool
Yi Hotel is a 5-star boutique hotel scheduled to open this year in the Livadakia district near Elia beach
Italian celebrity entrepreneur Flavio Briatore is bringing his exclusive Billionaire lifestyle club to Mykonos this summer. Famous for its “extraordinary artistic performances with a superb dining experience,” Billionaire will operate in an elegant mansion in the Lakka district of Mykonos Town. The opening date has not yet been announced.
The Destino Pacha group is expanding its Mykonos presence in 2022. Last year, the Destino Pacha Mykonos Hotel opened near Agios Stefanos beach, followed by the Lio Mykonos restaurant and entertainment club in Mykonos Town. This summer, the brand will be opening a club at Ftelia beach. A June opening is anticipated, but no further details are available at this time.