Mykonos Events, Festivals & Places – 2023 Edition

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Wondering what is new and exciting on Mykonos this year? Curious to find out where you’ll be spending your days and nights on the island that never sleeps? Here’s our round-up of the not-to-be-missed Mykonos events, festivals & places for the 2023 season.

Synonymous with good times, Mykonos is where glamour and luxury meet next-level indulgence. From waterside drinks to sea-view fine dining and from cultural pursuits in uber-scenic locations to hard-core partying in the world’s most iconic clubs, there is something for all tastes and moods. But this over-abundance of choice also means you need someone to help you separate the wheat from the chaff. Are you ready to elevate your  Mykonos experience to new heights? Whether you’re looking for a crazy all-nighter complete with contagious beats and electrifying vibes or you’re yearning for something more refined and laid-back in style, we’ve got you covered with our curated suggestions for the hottest Mykonos events, festivals & places for the 2023 season.

Mykonos events, festivals & places – 2023 season

Mykonos Art Festival 2023

Taking place from June 30 through to September 24, the Mykonos Art Festival returns bigger and better for its 2023 edition. The annual summer event presents an extensive variety of art and music entertainment catering to all ages, at emblematic venues across Mykonos and on Delos island.

XLSIOR Festival

One of the biggest, feel-good clubbing events on the planet is taking place in Mykonos every summer. Hosting some of the best artists of the gay circuit in handpicked, breathtaking locations since 2009, the XLSIOR, attracts over 30,000 people from all over the globe for a glorious week of fun and delicious abandon. Astonishing music, hot events, beautiful faces, huge smiles, loads of love, friends old and new alike. It is all about a bacchanalian extravaganza that will blow your mind. This year’s edition of the XLSIOR takes place between August 16-23 – and it’s selling out fast. Bear in mind that the party schedule is pretty intense – so it’s a good idea to set aside a few days to get yourself settled and then have sufficient time to relax before heading back home to reality. The town of Mykonos has definitely got enough to keep you busy and entertained – but you’ll want to pace your energy to keep up. So it’s best to base yourselves somewhere close to the action yet safely removed from the buzz and hubbub. Tucked in a fairly central but quiet corner of the stunning, whitewashed Chora, the Semeli 5-star Mykonos Town Hotel ticks all the right boxes, offering relaxation and comfort in spades, delicious sustenance and a chilled atmosphere tailor-designed for high spirits.  

Toy Room

A London-based nightclub that has found a new home in Mykonos, Toy Room is as exclusive, intimate and boutique as it gets. Step into an elite world of glamour and luxurious excess, where the best of Hip Hop and R&B DJs and tracks inspire you to put on your dancing shoes and boogie on the dance floor – or on the tables. With a top-class sound system that’s only matched by the stunning presences on site, Toy Room is where it’s at if you like it small and uber-select. Clubs don’t get finer than this one – so it’s highly recommended to book well in advance.

Baos

In Little Venice’s most photogenic spot, just steps from the water, Bao’s caters to a glam and glitzy clientele with an appetite for fun. Camera-ready setting and inspired cocktails aside, this legendary haunt features live saxophone sessions every night after sunset – and they have become the talk of the town.

Cavo Paradiso 

A legendary institution in a scenic clifftop location, Cavo Paradiso sets the stage for unforgettable clubbing nights that turn into amazing stories. Dance beneath the starry sky to the sounds of a world-class DJ lineup. Soak up the electrifying vibes and the breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. Lose yourself in the moment and make lifelong memories with like-minded people. 

Krama

A sophisticated fine-dining venue with sublime views, Krama Restaurant at the Semeli, every evening features lives with world-acclaimed sax and violin players. A perfect blend of sophisticated ambience, inspiring music and vibes, tantalising cocktails and mouthwatering food against the backdrop of a starry pool and the sugar cube houses of Mykonos Town,  this is your go-to place if you are yearning for a night sprinkled with magic. 

Un été de Chanel

From May 13th to October 8th, CHANEL invites you to an exclusive Fragrance and Beauty event in Nammos Village, on Mykonos. The unique activities offered by the House include a complimentary and personalised appointment with a Beauty Advisor to master the signature CHANEL techniques or discover the fragrance that best reveals your style. You’ll also find an exclusive selection of summer essentials: fragrances, makeup and skincare products, as well as a curated assortment of sunglasses.

Did you like our post about the best Mykonos events, festivals & places for the 2023 season? Stay tuned for more insights and info for an unforgettable escape into the Med’s most thrilling destination.

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