Mykonos Nightlife 2020

The Ultimate Mykonos Party Guide

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Mykonos Nightlife 2020

{The Ultimate Mykonos Party Guide}


I’ll begin by stating that Mykonos is one of the top party holiday destinations in not just Greece, but probably all of Europe and is something everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.

In fact, there are few destinations in the world that party as hard as the bars and clubs that make up the Mykonos nightlife scene.

If your goal for the summer is nothing more than lazy days spent basking in the sun along the beautiful Mediterranean coastline, followed by nights gallivanting through some of the most hedonistic and wild parties you’ve ever experienced, then rest assured…

Partying in Mykonos is where you want to be!

Unlike most beaches throughout Greece, this is a beach not made famous for its jaw-dropping scenery or breathtaking panoramas but rather for its outlandish, wild and anything goes party reputation.

Actually, Mykonos is probably one of Greece’s least beautiful islands, which partly shows what people are really here for.

Filled with an assortment of rambunctious party venues, the Mykonos clubs and bars are guaranteed to provide you with the craziest nights of your summer holiday.

Therefore, we have put together The Ultimate Party Guide to help you navigate the madness of the Mykonos nightlife playground.

So keep reading to discover everything you need to know in order to survive the Mykonos party island.


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How To Get To Mykonos Island

 

You can reach Mykonos by either plane or ferry.  I have done both and I can’t say I prefer one more than the other.

Ferry


If you are planning on island hopping around the Cyclades, then I definitely recommend doing so via the ferry.

The ferries are reasonably priced and for the most part, can be booked directly at the ferry port at the time of departure.

There are daily ferries to Mykonos from the two Athens ports of Piraeus and Rafina.  Piraeus is closer to the city center, while on the other hand, Rafina is closer to the airport.

Travel times for the ferries usually last between 3 to 5 hours.

The Greek ferries are quite nice and offer an excellent way to catch up on some much needed sleep.

If you are interested in purchasing your ferry tickets early or just simply want to check prices this is my go-to site for that.

Click Here For Ferry Schedule and Prices

Flight


Flights are an excellent option if you want to reach Mykonos in a hurry.

Flights from Athens are around 30 minutes travel time and typically very affordable.

However, if you are flying to Mykonos internationally and want to skip the whole Athens stop first, the higher price might be worth it.

If your plan is to only visit Mykonos, then you are better off paying more to fly direct to Mykonos as opposed to flying to Athens first and then catching a ferry from there.

I recommend Skyscanner to find the cheapest rates on flights anywhere around Europe.

Where To Stay In Mykonos For Nightlife

Paradise Beach Mykonos

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Anyone interested in experiencing the wild side of the Mykonos party scene should look no further than Paradise Beach.

During the three summers I spent in Mykonos, this was my ultimate stomping ground.

Paradise Beach literally has everything you desire out of a summer holiday, including chilled out beachside bars, epic super clubs that don’t close until sunrise, delicious Greek restaurants, and affordable accommodation that couldn’t put you any closer to the action if they tried.


Both the people and the beach are simply stunning and full of cheerful vibes that will have you ready to mingle in no time.


The two accommodation choices below are best for budget travelers and those searching for an upbeat social atmosphere close to the best Mykonos nightlife venues.

Things To Know About Paradise Beach Camping

  • Unbeatable location
  • Private Rooms
  • Affordable Prices

Check Prices For Paradise Beach Camping On Agoda.com

 

Paraga Beach Hostel

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Even though Paraga Beach Hostel is located just about a 10-minute walk outside of Paradise Beach, this is actually my preferred choice of accommodation during my Mykonos getaways.

Although the rooms are comparable to Paradise Beach Camping, I prefer the layout of this hostel a bit more than that of the former.

I find Paraga has a bit more of the friendly backpacker vibes that I’ve come to love so much during my solo travels, making meeting new people a breeze!

Things To Know About Paraga Beach Hostel 

  • Friendly Backpacker Community
  • Only a 10-minute walk from Paradise Beach
  • Scenic pool area
  • Affordable Prices

Check Prices For Paraga Beach Hostel On Hostelworld.com

 

The Best Mykonos Clubs And Bars

Mykonos is loaded with top-notch bars and clubs that over the years have facilitated this island into the “Party Mecca” that it is recognized as today. It’s definitely on par with other Greek party islands like Corfu or Ios for being the best place in Greece for nightlife.

These are the bars and clubs to find the best parties in Mykonos.

 

Paradise Beach Club

I already know you’ve all heard of Paradise Beach Club. And that’s because it’s number one on pretty much everyone’s list of where to party in Mykonos.

If you suddenly notice the ground begin to pulsate, don’t fear… it’s not an earthquake.  It’s just the heavy bass of endless tunes pumping through the mammoth speakers of Paradise Beach Club, while nearly 5000 party goers rage through the night… every night!

There are few places to party in Europe that are better than this legendary Mykonos Beach Club!

Pro Tip

Expect a cover fee of anywhere from 25-50 euros.

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Skandinavian Bar

Home to some of the best of Greece nightlife.

If you ever need a reason to wrench yourself away from the awesomeness that is Paradise Beach, let Skandinavian Bar be that reason.

Some of my wildest memories in Mykonos Chora are thanks to this club.

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Super Paradise Beach

Now this Mykonos party always gets the best of me.

Another Mykonos beach party offering an extremely lively atmosphere including water sports, shopping, restaurants and some of the wildest parties on the island.

The ‘anything goes’ mentality is definitely alive and well on this party beach.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Guapaloca Paint Party

This is another budget friendly alternative to the high priced super-clubs of the island.

Located on Paradise Beach, Guapaloca Paint Party is in full swing every night of the summer, and will have partygoers dancing under the stars in what is sure to be an evening they won’t soon forget.

Tropicana Beach Bar

It’s only right that my absolute favorite Mykonos party of them all is located right on Paradise Beach.

Not only does the party get started much earlier here, but it actually manages to keep the festivities going strong way into the early hours of the morning.

The thing that makes partying at Tropicana Beach Bar even better is you won’t be forced to pay the exorbitant entry fees like some of Mykonos’s other popular venues.


Prepare to lose yourself amongst the fun-fueled and debauchery driven nights, as the vivacious celebratory atmosphere of Paradise Beach is guaranteed to lead you a step closer to the dark side with every passing moment.


Even with every regrettable, risky, all-around bad decision that I actually manage to remember, I will always cherish the friendships and memories that I was fortunate enough to experience during my time spent partying here.

This is one of the party places in Mykonos everyone needs to experience and go absolutely nuts doing so!

 

Cavo Paradiso

Last on this list is one of the best clubs in Mykonos.

This club plays host to some of the most famous DJ’s around the world and is a staple in the Mykonos nightlife scene.

Although club entry can range from 25-50 euros a night depending on the DJ, this is an absolute must when visiting during your Mykonos holiday.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Mykonos Nightlife


Isn’t Mykonos supposed to be a “strictly gay” island?

If it is, then I have yet to even notice.

I had heard this rumor as well when I was first deciding to visit, however luckily for me, I love to party with everyone so it did not influence my decision whether or not to visit what so ever.

Although certain bars do cater in particular to the gay community such as Super Paradise Beach Club, by no means would I ever classify Mykonos as a “gay party island.”

 

What is the Mykonos Nightlife Dress code?  

Dress code? What dress code???

The ‘anything goes’ mentality of Mykonos also applies to the dress code as well, so if you want to rock up to the club in an edible skittles thong or in one of those awesome dinosaur costumes, then by all means.

When you are partying in Mykonos you don’t have to worry about silly things like a dress code.

Is  partying in Mykonos too expensive for a budget backpacking trip?

Most definitely not!  The first few times I had the pleasure of visiting this island, I was on a “budget-backpacking trip” and still managed to have the time of my life.

In my opinion some of the best parties in Mykonos are actually quite affordable or free.  This is of course unless they are bringing in an international D.J, celebrity or something of that nature. 

However with that being said, compared to some of the other popular Greek party islands you will have to “ball on a budget.”

Just don’t go flexing by ordering endless rounds at the bar. Instead, just remember to pregame, pregame and pregame some more.

How many nights should I stay on Mykonos?

The Mykonos party scene takes its toll on your body so the answer to this questions all depends on how much of a pounding your body can take… or you think it can take.

No but seriously, a majority of your time on Mykonos will be spent partying, so this all depends on what you can handle.

The longest I have ever stayed on the island was 5 nights, however, this was followed up by two weeks on an island called Ios, which is basically Mykonos’s younger brother, and one of the wildest Greek party islands.

Safe to say my party stamina was critically tested during this month!

However, the 5 days that I did spend partying in Mykonos was more than enough.

Related | The Ultimate Ios Backpackers Party Guide

 

Is Mykonos safe to travel to alone?

Yes, the island is perfectly safe for solo travelers both male and female and one of the best places to travel alone!

Furthermore, if you are traveling alone, staying at a party hostel such as Paraga is the best way to meet like-minded travelers.

These places create such upbeat social atmospheres and make it so easy to meet new people from all around the world, even for the most introverted people.

 

Is Mykonos too wild for me… Like would I fit in?

Mykonos is what you make of it; if you don’t feel comfortable with some of the raucous behavior you might witness there, then don’t feel pressured to participate.

There are plenty of folks who come to Mykonos without the sole intent to party ‘til they drop (literally) and still have a wonderful time!

Don’t be intimidated at all by the infamous Mykonos party reputation; you will still have the summer of your life.

Even if you don’t care to party every day; I promise.

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