Top five bars in… Mykonos, Greece

26th August, 2020 by Melita Kiely

From drinking and dancing in all-night beach clubs to chilling out on sensational sands, the Greek island of Mykonos has something for everyone. And that includes serving up world-class cocktails.

The Greek island of Mykonos is home to many beach bars

The Ibiza of Greece, Mykonos is where hedonistic holidaymakers, sun worshippers and fashion aficionados gather for one big summer party. But there’s more to this Cycladic island than the thumping bass lines and all‐night raves it’s become famous for.

There’s something utterly charming about Mykonos, from its whitewashed cubed villas that speckle the desert‐like landscape, to the boutique stores and narrow lanes that meander through the town – all overlooked by the island’s iconic windmills. Not to mention the topaz waters that lap at Mykonos’s shores.

Sun seekers shouldn’t overlook Ftelia beach, popular with windsurfers for the cooling breeze that sweeps across it. But the sea here is wonderfully warm and the sand sizzles beneath your feet, so sit on a sunbed and take in the panoramic sea views that wrap around you. Nearby is Ftelia Beach Club, which serves rustic Mediterranean cuisine and refreshing libations.

Beach parties aplenty can be found at Parnormos. The island’s beach clubs get started in the afternoon and the music keeps playing until dawn, so expect little to no sleep between June and September.

For a pre‐dinner cocktail while watching the sun disappear over the horizon, head to iconic gay bar JackieO’ Town Bar just before dusk. But mind you don’t stand too close to the water’s edge or be prepared for a soaking as rogue waves have been known to crash onto the promenade. Head to sister site JackieO’ Beach Club to continue the merriment, with nightly drag shows and world‐class DJ sets.

A short drive from Mykonos town, or Chora, to Paraga Beach is Scorpios, which has become one of the most sought‐after beach clubs on the island. You’ll find everything here to transition you from day to night, including beaches, sun‐protected lounge areas, killer cocktails, exquisite cuisine, DJs and dancing. From the ultra‐chilled to the serious reveller – Mykonos has something for everyone.

Click through the following pages to see our top bars in Mykonos, Greece. 

*These venues have reopened with safety measures and restricted capacity due to Covid-19

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