Mykonos’ nightlife is legendary. While this sophisticated Greek island scores high on the scale for dreamy beaches and swish hotels, the glitterati flock here for a taste of its epic after-dark scene.
From sunset spots to cocktail bars and dance clubs, here’s our pick of the best places to go to experience Mykonos’ nightlife.
BAO’s: For cocktails with a view
Perched on Little Venice’s pretty waterfront, BAO’s boasts stunning views of Mykonos Town’s famous windmills and the sparkling sea. Cocktails are its signature drink, with all the classics like mojitos and cosmos on the menu. Sip your chosen tipple as you watch the sun set and listen to chilled dance music. You’ll have to come early though to bag a prime table outside.
Jackie O’ Town Bar: For drinks and drag
Styled to resemble the inside of a cave, Jackie O’ Town Bar is one of the top gay bars and clubs on the island. After 11pm, it’s jam-packed with revellers ready to watch the nightly drag act take to the stage. It’s got tables out front right next to the water too if you’re in the mood for a pre-dinner cocktail.
Paradise Club: For late-night raving
Welcome to the largest nightclub on the island and one of the best in the world. Paradise Club is set out across open-air terraces on one of Mykonos’ most beautiful and famous beaches. The party starts at 6pm, warming up for sunset, but continues way into the night.
Scorpios: For boho beach bliss
Boho-design and a by-the-water location go hand in hand at Scorpios. This open-air club is set on Paraga Beach, an epic spot for a sunset party. The ultra-beautiful complex is made up of a restaurant, beach, terrace and sunset beach. The pièce de résistance? An amphitheatre-style live performance space where renowned DJs and experimental musicians play.
Cavo Paradiso: For all-night open-air action
Late night ravers, this world-class club is one for you. Cavo Paradiso is set spectacularly on a cliff overlooking the glittering Aegean and Paradise Beach. In its near 30-year history, it’s created a reputation for being one of the best places to party in Mykonos and Greece. Wind through the open-air terraces dotted around a swimming pool and experience top international DJs playing on the decks. Don’t miss the full moon parties – the fireworks are sensational.
Skandinavian Bar & Disco: For party-hard vibes
This popular spot has been a firm fixture of Mykonos’ nightlife scene for the last three decades. So expect to find it bustling with party goers on its thumping dancefloor when the sun goes down. You can flit between its three different rooms and an open-air courtyard, where live DJs put on a show and music fans dance on tables.
Aperanto Galazio: For chilled-out beach vibes
If you’re spending the day at Ornos Beach, Aperanto Galazio is where you want to go come nightfall. Whitewashed furniture and bamboo roofing set the chilled-out tone, with gorgeous sea views to boot. Champagne, rosé wine or a cocktail? The choice is yours here.
Posted: 5th Jul 2021.