There are usually two types of people who go to Mykonos. One type is well aware of its party island reputation and often that’s why they’re going. The other type goes to Mykonos, drawn by its enchanting beauty, and discovers the vibrant party life there and are dismayed. They don’t have to be. Don’t get me wrong, Mykonos does offer a popping party scene, but when the sun sets, there is a vibrant mature nightlife for others. So, whether you want to party with your hands in the air or a wine glass in hand, read more to learn the best things to do in Mykonos when the sun goes down.
1. Wander around the restaurants and bars of Little Venice and dip your toes in the water
Little Venice is a district in Mykonos famous for its quaint beauty with its Cycladic whitewashed squat buildings, many of which are bars and restaurants. This is a great place to bar hop and meet other travelers or to settle in at a waterfront restaurant for the night with your party enjoying a steady flow Greek appetizers, beer, and wine. It’s on the water’s edge too, so with a beer bottle in hand, moon high in the sky, you can wiggle your toes in sand of the small Little Venice beach and feel the water caress your feet.
Address: Greece, Mikonos, Greece
2. Party at the notorious Paradise Club
Head on down to the party capital of Mykonos, Paradise Club, if you want to bump and grind your way to an unforgettable night. The club blasts house music, is completely outdoors and has a huge bar area. This is the place to party in Mykonos if you want to have a wild time.
Address: Paradise Beach, Mykonos Town 84600, Greece
Facebook: Paradise Club
3. While in Little Venice, stop at the Scarpa Bar
Scarpa Bar is a great spot to have a drink by the sea. Even though the drinks are a bit pricey, the ambiance is lovely and there is a great selection of cocktails. The mojitos and cherry cocktails are highly recommended. If you want to dance or just sit and watch the setting sun, then stroll on over to Scarpa Bar.
Address: Little Venice, Mykonos Town, Greece
Facebook: Scarpa Bar
4. Join arms with a friend and head to the Alley Cocktail Bar
After you’ve watched the sun set at Scarpa, gather your crew and sojourn at Alley Cocktail Bar, right outside of Little Venice. The bar has a cool alternative aesthetic and their cocktails are killer. And while they offer free popcorn and snacks to get you thirsty to buy more drinks, it’s a bar, you came there to drink anyway!
Alley Cocktail Bar
Address: Mitropoleos, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Website: Alley Cocktail Bar
5. For the disco lovers, I give you the Skandinavian Bar
If you are anything like me, you see ‘Scandinavian Bar’ in Mykonos and you think, 'Huh?’ Well don’t let your confusion lead to hesitation. This raging bar is for the young at heart that want to disco the night away. As the night picks up, the bar doubles turns into a nightclub, with DJs, crazy lights and even a stripper pole. If you are looking for that wild and fun night in Mykonos, this is a great place to find it.
Address: Georgouli, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Facebook: Scandinavian Bar
6. Catch the sinking sun at Caprice
Sea Satin Market #Mykonos Taste, live, feel ! Go Greek, Go #Caprice !!! https://youtu.be/1tXUxVWtyaUPosted by Caprice of Mykonos on Sunday, 7 June 2015
If you hear about Caprice while in Mykonos, there is a good chance you’ll hear about its sunset view. This bar serves delicious albeit pricey drinks on the waterfront. Before your night begins and as the evening wanes, listen to the water lap at stone in a serene setting as the Mediterranean ocean and sky change colors before your eyes.
Address: Greece, Mikonos, Greece
7. Cavo Paradise
Okay, you have plenty of bars to go to and you have Paradise Club, now I give you another nightclub: Cavo Paradise. If you go to Mykonos and you want to party like you are on spring break again, then you have to spend a night at Cavo Paradise. The party atmosphere is insane; it’s a Mykonos must do.
Address: island, Paradise Beach, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Website: Cavo Paradise
8. Take a yacht out for the night with the Mykonos Yacht Club
Relaxing on board by watching the wake pattern of RIVARAMA 44!Posted by Mykonos Yacht Club on Saturday, 2 May 2015
I never even knew you could rent yachts, but it turns out you can and at Mykonos no less. The Mykonos Yacht Club has a fleet of three yachts that provide tours of specific islands and beaches or they will just cruise around. Whatever you desire. Gathering your friends and partying the night away on a yacht sounds like a great night to me!
Mykonos Yacht Club
Website: Mykonos Yacht Club
9. Perhaps you want to see what is on the other side of the street, cross over to Lola-Bar Cafe
Lola-Bar Cafe is a wonderful friendly gay bar in Little Venice. The interior lighting is dim, with mauve walls, abundant flowers and mirrors abound. It’d be hard not feel light and happy here. So even if you are straight, meet some new folks and check this place out while you’re in Mykonos!
Address: Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Website: Lola-Bar Cafe
10. Drink it up in a castle, at 180 Degrees Sunset Bar
Have you ever thought it would be cool to drink in a castle? You probably haven’t, but you can know what you are missing out on and claim your rightful turret. The Penigrakis Castle is not some lavish European castle dating many centuries. This castle was built just half a century ago and instead of imposing walls, it has flowing smooth walls and tables that afford panoramic views. Oh and you can grab some drinks at 180 Degrees Sunset Bar while you’re up there and get drunk in a castle.
180 Degrees Sunset Bar
Address: Castle Panigirakis, Mykonos Town 846 00, Greece
Website: 180 Degrees Sunset Bar
Sip, guzzle, gulp, and burp the night away in Mykonos!
When you think of Mykonos nightlife you should have two thoughts. One, Mykonos is a world famous party island where you can rage until you lose your voice. And two, Mykonos has options. Whether you want to sit at a waterfront bar in Little Venice and sip on wine or throw back a couple of beers in a castle while watching the sunset, there is plenty to do.
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