5 hottest bars in Mykonos
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
Not quite a nightclub but more than a bar, Astra is a strikingly chic stop amongst the touristy taverns of Mykonos Town. Drawing in yachters and celebrities, this is the place to sip Champagne and exotic fresh fruit cocktails from a terrace on one of the town’s busiest streets, where the all-white décor adds an elegant feel. Turn up for late-afternoon aperitifs and return for a late-night soiree and dance to the tunes of top DJs.
Enoplon Dynameon Street, Tria Pigadia (Three Wells), Mikonos 84600
Tel: 30 228 902 4767 www.astra-mykonos.com
A touch of sparkle
Part of the luxurious Belvedere Hotel, the Belvedere Bar is open throughout the day as a classy pool bar, morphing into a trendy drinking spot under the stars. Graze shoulders with the glitterati while sipping a cocktail by mixologist Dale de Groff, known as the king of cocktails and inventor of the Cosmopolitan Martini. He has brought seven new martini-inspired concoctions to this recently renovated bar with its comfy loungers – the ideal venue to start a night out.
Belvedere Hotel, School of Fine Arts Area, Chora, Mykonos 84600
Tel: 30 2289 025122 www.belvederehotel.com/mykonos-town-bar
Tel: 30 228 902 4100 www.caprice.gr
A harbourside haunt in the quaint area of Little Venice, Caprice is one of the island’s coolest cocktail bars. With views of the famous windmills and the Sea Stain Market, it attracts a diverse mix of locals as well as tourists and is known for playing the best of Nineties pop as well as Greek classics. Drinks are fairly pricy but match the mood of the place, which transforms from a casual café in the daytime to an ambient indoor and outdoor cocktail bar by the evening.
Chora, 84600 Mykonos Town, Mykonos
Tel: 30 228 902 4288
Perfect for people-watching
Owned by a famous local and located just steps from the central position of the Poseidon of Mykonos Hotel, Alley appeals to the island’s jet-set, who dress to impress. Its sleek modern style is the ideal backdrop for the music of the coolest DJs and hand-crafted cocktails. Sample a sumptuous creation or share a jug, watching the world go by from this relaxing little haven.
16 Mitropoleos Street, Chora, Mykonos
Tel: 30 694 946 8227 www.paradiseclubmykonos.com
For party people
Beach bar by day and cool club by night, Paradise Club is located on the seafront at the far end of the beach it is named after. Set over three levels, it is home to an outdoor pool deck furnished with glam white sofas, an indoor cocktail bar and a chic lounge showing music videos. Popular with a young crowd, Paradise is open from late afternoon but really gets going around midnight, when acts like Moby and David Guetta have been known to grace the DJ booth and send revellers into a dance frenzy.
Paradise Beach, Mykonos 84600