A guide to nightlife in Mykonos

The Greek island of Mykonos has a thriving and exciting nightlife scene. Known for its epic beach parties and international DJs, Mykonos holidays are popular with people who want to get down on the dance floor and have a wild night out on the town. If you’d rather have a quiet night sipping wine under the stars during your holiday in Mykonos, there are also plenty of venues that offer a more subdued nightlife scene. The city has a popular range of venues including lively bars, music clubs, traditional tavernas, karaoke joints, drag queen shows, and sleek piano bars.

Dance 'til dawn at renowned Cavo Paradise, Paradise Beach

This legendary open-air, stone-built nightclub is situated on a cliff looking over the Aegean Sea. Considered to be among the best outdoor clubs in the world, international DJs such as Timmy Regisford, Kenny Carpenter, Quentin Harris, Hector Romero and Louie Vega have all hit the decks here in summers gone by, and regular DJs spin house and electronica music.

Dancing at Cavo Paradiso till the sun rises over the sea is an iconic moment that will live long in the memory for any visitors to Mykonos.

A laid back affair at Scarpa, Little Venice in Mykonos Town

This classic spot is situated right on the water at Little Venice, making it perfect for romantic cocktails at sunset during your Greek island holiday. This is the ideal spot for anyone who prefers cocktail bars over clubs. Nights start off as a quiet affair, but after dark the resident DJs get the party started with house and mainstream tunes, often ending the night with Greek pop music.

A night to remember at Caprice, Little Venice in Mykonos Town

Caprice has been around since the 1980s and is considered not only the best in Mykonos, but also one of the best bars anywhere in the world. This classic, super-stylish cocktail bar is located right on the water in Little Venice. Laid-back tunes start at sunset and DJs ramp up the music and warm up the crowd as the night rolls on.

Celeb spotting at Remezzo, Mykonos Town

This cocktail bar and restaurant has been a Mykonos institution since it opened in 1967. It’s known for its elegant style, celebrity-magnet status and all-encompassing harbour views. You can order from its extensive cocktail and wine list and enjoy a leisurely meal of sophisticated Greek cuisine late into the evening.

Explore Mykonos' wild side at Paradise Club, Paradise Beach

Paradise Club is where some of Mykonos nightlife’s wildest parties happen. This nightclub consists of three stages situated along Paradise beach. Attracting a younger crowd aged 18 to 25, international DJs like Tiesto spin house and electro music from the decks all night long. The open-air club, which caters for up to 5,000 party-goers, has a VIP area, pool, open-air fireplace and outdoor terraces.