Mykonos and legendary parties go hand-in-hand. In fact, that vibrant nightlife is what has put Mykonos on the map as one of the most popular summer destinations. Rivalling Ibiza as a Mediterranean party mecca with non-stop music from international DJs, Mykonos also enchants with gorgeous beaches, a dreamy coastline, trendy cafes, raw natural beauties, and a huge range of nightclubs, clubs, restaurants, tavernas, and shops. No wonder it has been attracting thousands of celebs and a-lists every single year since the 1960s!
Now, if you are wondering where to stay in Mykonos to enjoy its vivid party scene, here are some of the absolutely best party areas of Mykonos. The key question that needs to be answered before making your pick is “How do I want to party?”. The rest is then easy!
Mykonos Town – A all-in-one area
The capital of the island is definitely one of the most active regions on Mykonos, with countless nightclubs and bars, plenty of shops, restaurants, and a historical centre packed with entertainment options for all tastes, ages, and needs. Plus, you have more than enough places to visit and have a great time when you are not sipping cocktails or dancing to the beats of world-famous DJs. So, besides scenic Little Venice and its absolutely amazing seafront cafes and bars, Mykonos Town also charms with museums, cute cobbled streets and wonderful Cycladic architecture. The only downside if you choose to stay here is that the nearby beaches are rather small, compared to other golden sand shores.
Paradise Beach – The definition of partying from day to night
Paradise Beach is a great option if you are after epic day- and night-long parties directly on a sugary shore. Famous for its wild events, Paradise Beach (along with its even crazier neighbouring sibling, Super Paradise Beach) occupies a pristine spot on the southern Mykonos coast and also offers hypnotising views and sunset panoramas. The beach parties here start early in the day and go on throughout the night. Other than that, the beach is where taxi-boats depart and take visitors to the other popular Mykonos shores.
If you are okay with staying particularly close to the parties (the majority of accommodation here is located very close to Paradise Beach, which means that you’ll always have loud music and partying crowds within close range), Paradise is a superb choice.
Ornos Beach – Blending party options & chilled vibes
This is probably the most ideal alternative for seekers of heavy, night-long EDM and, at the same time, a more relaxed and casual vibe. Found on the south-east part of Mykonos, Ornos is also home to a beautiful bay providing exceptional seascapes. The overall sensation here is totally thrilling as the place combines a laid-back atmosphere with exquisite nightlife. Not as wild as its other cousins, Super Paradise and Paradise beach, Ornos Beach offers plenty of restaurants, close proximity with the Mykonos capital, a relaxing environment, and an abundance of partying options.
While here, you can also disconnect a tad from the hustle and bustle of the world, yet still find yourself dancing and drinking till the wee hours if you so desire! Therefore, it comes as no surprise that some of the most elite 5* hotels are found here, including Kivotos Mykonos, which pampers guests with stylish suites overlooking the shimmering Aegean Sea and superb amenities, such as a spa and wellness centre, a pool bar, restaurants, delicious breakfast, a private beach, and even private dining options onboard a hotel-owned luxury yacht.
All in all, Mykonos feels absolutely mind-blowing irrespective of where you choose to stay. It all depends on what kind of entertainment and overall holiday experiences you are after. From the dashing Mykonos Town and its plethora of nightclubs and bars to the insane party beaches of Paradise and Super Paradise and the more chilled Ornos Beach, your options are limitless, indeed!