Scorpios Mykonos is hands down the BEST beach club in Mykonos. Learn everything you need to know about visiting Scorpios including how to get there, when to go, how reservations work, where to sit, AND how to do it on a budget!
When Mykonos is mentioned most people immediately think of crowded beach clubs and parties. First off, Mykonos is so much more than that. You could spend days and weeks in Mykonos without even realizing this is a party hotspot.
In fact, Mykonos would make for a wonderful family vacation destination. Just read my post on the 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN MYKONOS GREECE to get a feel for everything this island has to offer that doesn’t involve cocktails and late-night dancing.
Even though Jake and I are not what you would call “crazy partiers”, we did feel it would be a shame not to partake in something Mykonos has quite a reputation for. Hence the first question we asked was “what is the best beach club in Mykonos”? Thankfully it didn’t take long to discover Scorpios Mykonos.
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Scorpios is the best beach club in Mykonos because it's not your average club
Let me begin that if you're in your college years and looking for a scene with young 20 somethings, dancing on tables, champagne showers, bikini attire for women and shirtless for men, and music so loud you don’t have to worry about carrying on a conversation, then this is not the post for you. Paradise and Super Paradise beach is the place to head for that type of party.
If you’re looking for something a little more refined with a mix of young professionals from late 20’s to 40’s, enjoying cocktails on the beach, swaying to the thrum of the music, and here for the experience versus hammering drinks…then continue reading to discover why Scorpios club is the best beach club in Mykonos.
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What makes Scorpios the best beach club in Mykonos
Jake and I are both in our early 30’s. We were looking for an experience that was a bit more unique than the average club. Not some version of a college party that just happens to be on the beach. Scorpios Mykonos was the answer to our quest and is without a doubt the BEST beach club in Mykonos.
The bohemian design of the club overlooking the turquoise waters make you feel like you’re in another world. The food, though pricey, is delicious. The live bands and DJs are thoughtfully chosen and play music that is unique and not your typical club music. Think a mix of Greek instruments and electronic beats. Something you can easily sway to. The sunset ritual (more on that later) is an experience we will always remember and partake in every time we visit Mykonos.
Now that I’ve given the introduction to the best beach club in Mykonos, lets dive into the details and my tips for visiting Scorpios.
Scorpios Mykonos is both a day and night club
Scorpios Mykonos is a day and night club, so you have the option to stay all day or just come for the evening. If price is of no concern, I recommend coming in the afternoon, reserving a sunbed, enjoying a lunch of tapas, and making a day of it.
If you're watching your costs and don’t want to leave with a minimum bill of €200 per person, I recommend coming for the sunset ritual. You'll get to experience the best part of Scorpios for the cost of a €50 bottle of wine.
Money talk - Scorpios Mykonos Prices
Reserving a cabana at Scorpios
Let’s talk Scorpios Mykonos prices so you can get a better idea of how to budget your time and money. If you want to make use of the private beach you must reserve a sunbed. Cabanas are €100 to €200 for a double or two singles. Additional sunbeds are €30. Cabanas can be reserved starting at 11:00am.
The Restaurant at Scorpios Mykonos
The restaurant is open 1:00pm to 12:00am and serves food focused on Greek ingredients with Mediterranean and Oriental influences. The restaurant is completely outdoors and a fun place to eat. It's pretty pricey though and is actually better for groups as many of the dishes are communal style and larger portions.
The popular roast lamb is €130 to give you an idea of the larger portion prices. There are smaller plates like quinoa salad for €16, fried zucchini for €14, tzatziki for €9 with pita for €6, and chicken skewers for €14. If you can afford it, it’s a wonderful, though overpriced, meal.
If you read reviews on Google or Trip Advisor you will notice that one of the things people mention most is the astronomical prices at the restaurant and club in general. Don't fret because I'll show you how to visit Scorpios Mykonos on a budget and how Jake and I did it relatively cheaply.
Sunset music ritual prices and options
Starting at 5:00pm you can reserve a spot at Sunset beach or the Terrace. The Terrace is for groups as table reservations have a €2,000 to €5,000 minimum consumption policy. The Sunset beach is perfect for couples or anyone that doesn’t want to spend a fortune. Reservations for the Sunset beach area require that you buy a bottle. The lowest price for a bottle of wine is about €50.
SUNSET MUSIC RITUAL - The most memorable experience at the best beach club in Mykonos
If you do one thing at Scorpios Mykonos it needs to be the Music Ritual. It starts around 5:30pm but I suggest you get there at 5:00pm. Look at this calendar to see all the dates for their Music Rituals. We went on a Saturday night when Valeron was playing, the top DJ and artist in Mykonos. We LOVED his music and definitely recommend choosing a date where he's playing. Lots of instrumentals with an electronic flare.
The Sunset beach is the best area to reserve because you are close the band, have amazing sunset views over the ocean, and can either sit on the steps where they have large cushions and small tables, or in the center on the sand (same setup with the large cushions). There is a large fire with incense that's lit at the start of sunset in the very center of this set up.
As I mentioned earlier, reserving a spot in this area requires that you buy a bottle. Jake and I bought one bottle of wine for €50 and nursed that for almost 5 hours. Even though they don’t offer drinks by the glass, they did let us each order an additional glass of wine since we had already purchased a bottle.
The Terrace is located above the Sunset beach. It’s perfect if you have a large group and want to be a little more removed from the band and music and place a higher importance on being able to talk with your friends.
Do you need reservations at Scorpios Mykonos?
If you really want to get the full experience of the sunset music ritual, which means sitting in the Sunset beach area, then YES. You could take your chances and try to get in without a reservation but there is a high probably you won't get in. Especially if there’s a popular band playing, it's the busy summer months, or a weekend night. I personally would not drive all the way here, pay for valet or a taxi, and take the risk of not getting in.
How to do Scorpios without breaking the bank
By now I'm sure you've gotten the vibe that this is a place where you could spend 100’s of dollars or get off "cheap", like Jake and I did. Let’s discuss how Jake and I did Scorpios Mykonos on a budget.
We arrived at Scorpios at 1:00pm for lunch reservations. Instead of eating at the restaurant we ended up eating in the area right next to it that overlooked the beach (the Terrace). It was mid-May so it wasn’t crowded.
The Terrace had a more casual vibe to it in the afternoon and therefore we didn’t feel guilty for ordering very little. A small quinoa salad and two espresso freddos for a total of €26. Expensive for Greece but cheap compared to the rest of the menu and other beach clubs.
Instead of paying €100+ for a sunbed, we walked to Paraga, the neighboring beach right behind Scorpios Mykonos. It’s a public beach so can either claim your spot of sand or pay for a sunbed. We claimed a free spot of sand and enjoyed the breeze for a while before eating something more substantial. We were pretty hungry come 4:00pm and didn’t plan on spending an arm and a leg for dinner at Scorpios, so we ate at the highly recommended Tasos Taverna. We had an amazing meal with our table and toes in the sand for €20.
At 5:00pm we made our way back to Scorpios for our sunset music ritual reservation. I reserved the Sunset beach area which is the best spot to see and enjoy whatever band or DJ is playing that evening. Your reservation requires that you buy a bottle as drinks are not served by the glass in any reserved area. We found a €50 bottle of wine and enjoyed the music and sunset views from our spot on the steps. Since we were there for over 5 hours we later ordered 2 glasses of wine, which to our surprise they happily allowed.
If I had to do it all over again, keeping in mind our budget, I would have skipped lunch at Scorpios (if you could call our several bites of food and two coffees a lunch) and gone straight to Paraga beach and had a late lunch/early dinner at Tasos Taverna. Getting to Scorpious around 5:00pm and staying through the Music Ritual until about 11:00pm will give you an amazing experience and you will only have to pay for your bottle of wine.
How to get to Scorpios Mykonos
Jake and I took the bus to and from Scorpios Mykonos. Getting there was a lot easier than returning. The Mykonos bus website has a very handy time table here. If you're staying in Mykonos town you will depart from the Fabrika bus station. Be sure to take a picture of the bus schedule that day so you know when the buses run to go home. Tickets will be €1 to €2 and you can buy them from the little kiosk right at the station.
We took the bus to Paraga beach and walked along the beach (about 5 minutes) to arrive at Scorpios. If you are there during busy season in July and August buses will typically continue to run from Paraga beach until 1:30am.
Unfortunately for us, the buses did not run from Paraga in the evening because we were there mid-May. We basically ended up trekking along a dark goat path (I kid you not) with our phones for flashlights to catch the bus from Paradise beach. Not the easiest option, but it was an adventure we laughed through and the cheapest by far.
A car is the easiest option and valet will cost you €10. A taxi will not come cheap and is around €20-30 each way.
Before our trip to Mykonos I had the hardest time finding information on how Scorpios Mykonos worked, what the prices were, if you were required to have reservations, etc. I hope this post helps shed some light so you know how to plan your time and your budget. Scorpios is an experience not be missed and most definitely the best beach club in Mykonos, so be sure to work it into your itinerary!
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