If you wake up in Mykonos ready to carpe diem, go back to sleep.
Most notably the party island of the Cyclades, Mykonos is a hotspot for high-energy nightclubs and VIP beaches. It attracts international jet-setters seeking the best in a global restaurant scene with a side of Greek paradise.
The party all night, sleep all day mantra is real, so rest up—and plan your days around extravagant late lunches turning into sunset cocktails or beachside dinners with DJ sets beating well into the next morning.
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Have Champagne service on the beach with peacocks strutting by and a magnificent view of megayachts anchored for lunch. Superb cocktails, tableside Greek salad service, fresh fish, muah! Everyone is here for global luxury, mouthwatering sushi rolls and to see where the day—and the Champagne—take you.
Nobu’s only outdoor sushi bar where dinner is more like a pool party with the vibe curated by an international DJ. Cocktails, bottles of wine, espresso martinis? Settle in but soak up the scene; the DJ is watching and adjusting his playlist accordingly. Pick a night and book a table ahead, inside the Belvedere Hotel.
The Mykonos beach nightclub concept on steroids, Scorpio’s is a next-level nightclub scene. Palms swaying to the beat of the DJ as you sip on a Tropical Negroni and hot-people watch. Book a table about an hour before sunset for Mykonian-style cocktail hour then graze on the showstopping meatball feta, locally-caught sea bream and obligatory Greek salad. Give up that primo table and move closer to the party while exploring more thoughtfully-crafted cocktails . Former rock stars in the crowd? Oh, definitely.
- Thalas at Super Paradise Beach
Everyone is a VIP in Mykonos, but the Thalas restaurant staff takes even Greek-style hospitality up a wee notch. Pre-book sunbeds on Super Paradise Beach and have a lovely lunch at Thalas. The only finger you will lift is a pre-chilled glass of rosé while sharing authentic Greek dishes such as tzatziki and grilled calamari. Like Nammos, attire is beach chic but shoes are optional.
- The Garden of Mykonos
Ah, the Aegean Spritz life. Tranquil and picturesque, The Garden of Mykonos is where to escape the Champagne spews and big meals and simply meditate over playful, garden-inspired cocktails. Some cocktails arrive to the table with instructions on how to execute on your own, from infusing the gin to smoking your own glass.
The Garden of Mykonos
Mykonos Travel Notes
Shopping and Late Night in Mykonos Town
Little Venice is known for its postcard architecture and numerous late-night bars. Shop luxury brands and local boutiques alike then succumb to the taunting ’80s beats at Negrita. Be sure to take the cocktails to the porch and allow waves from the Aegean Sea to splash up on your sandals. It’s a Mykonos moment to be sure.
Chartering a boat for swimming and exploring neighboring islands for the day is a must while in Mykonos. Pick your vessel size and let L’o Yachting navigate a Greek sea adventure to Paros (adorable!) and Santorini, or another suggested itinerary. They even pack the coolers.
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