The Greeks know how to do it right — in Mykonos, nightlife fun hits its peak at 4am
For seasoned travelers that like to balance their time between calm island life and high-energy night clubs, Mykonos is the ideal destination to unwind and let loose. Once the sun sets on the white-washed buildings and sparkling blue water for the evening, the incredible Mykonos nightlife proves why this haven is the cosmopolitan capital of the Greek Islands.
Sophisticated nighttime party scenes can be difficult to find on smaller islands — but if you grab your passport and make the trip over to Greece, you’ll encounter an impressive island with an international reputation for first-class night life.
Mykonos Nightlife: Get Ready to Stay Out Until the Sun Comes Up
Hit up any of these acclaimed bars and nightclubs and you will undoubtedly find yourself dancing, drinking, and socializing with some of the most beautiful and interesting jetsetters from all over the world.
Perched on the edge of a 150-foot cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea and Paradise Beach, Cavo Paradiso is an experience you cannot miss in Mykonos. The energetic dance music, giant swimming pool, and top DJs attract celebrities and VIPs alike.
The club doesn’t open until midnight and the headlining DJs don’t usually get going until 3 or 4am — but don’t worry, Cavo Paradiso is open until 8am.
ASTRA (which means “stars” in Greek) was designed by famous jeweler Minas, who crafted a stunning fiber-optic ceiling of 2500 lights to represent the stars of the northern hemisphere’s night sky. Another favorite of the Hollywood crowd, celebs like Keith Richards and Karolina Kurkova have been spotted at this glamorous establishment.
The inside dance bar is fabulous, but the terrace cocktail lounge is the place to be seen; it even has a reservation-only policy in the busy month of August due to high demand.
The entire island of Mykonos is extremely gay-friendly, but Montparnasse/The Piano Bar is among the more popular establishments for the LGBTQ community. Enjoy live music every night and a unique cabaret performance each evening as well.
The scene inside is lively, fun, and friendly — a perfect place to start your evening. Come to watch the sunset with a cocktail in-hand, stay for the performers, and then make your way to one of the later night dance clubs.
A staple of Mykonos nightlife since 1978, Skandinavian Bars-Disco knows how to do it right. The popular bar is right in Mykonos Town for easy access and though it’s two levels with a patio space, it has a more intimate feel than some other clubs. VIP areas are available for travelers who are looking for a luxury, elevated party experience.
Upscale, discreet, and exclusive, the interior of Moni Club has an urban feel with a Greek twist. Spontaneous DJs and an international hospitality team — Moni was created by a group of international Mykonians who have been gathering on the island for over 25 summers — provide a chic experience that can be hard to find at most nightclubs.
Check “ in Mykonos” Off On Your Bucket List
If you’re planning to experience all of the amazing nightlife that Mykonos has to offer, you’re going to need a private villa to serve as your home base. Contact the Villa Specialists at WIMCO Villas and we’ll help you find the perfect Mykonos villa for your trip to the Greek Islands.
Leave a comment: Where’s your favorite place to party in Mykonos? Do you prefer more intimate bars, or do you live for the late-night club scene?