Words: Provided; pictures: Pacha Group Nespresso
Pacha, which saw its first party in 1967, has been a stalwart of international nightlife since its inception and hedonistic backdrop to hippy, 70s disco, and 80s glamour.
Its parties have their foundation in freedom, connection, and creativity and have hosted everyone one of the world’s best DJs in the famous box.
Today, the iconic entertainment and lifestyle company holds the unofficial title of global ambassador of clubbing joints, glamorous resorts, bohemian casas, beach clubs, and creative supper clubs under the founding Pacha philosophy.
In 2021 Pacha made its mark as one of the most popular of all Cycladic islands, Mykonos, offering three idyllic locations to stay, eat, and party, for the hedonistic sun seeker this summer with Destino Pacha Mykonos, Lío Mykonos, and Ftelia Pacha.
Destino Pacha Mykonos brings the unique Pacha energy to its first location outside of Spain. More laid back than its Ibizan cousin, the 34 room Destino Pacha Mykonos overlooks the dazzling Aegean sea, framed by an array of whitewashed buildings and winding roads making it the hottest new spot on the island.
The stone built property has beautifully soft interiors in warm and neutral tones, complementing the effortlessly cool Grecian landscape.
Two jaw-dropping pools are the perfect setting to sip your morning Nespresso coffee, complete with shady cabanas allowing you to lounge in the glorious Mykonian heat. The all-day dining restaurant serves a combination of Spanish and Greek cuisine, making for an ideal lazy brunch spot or for an all day hangout at one of Pacha’s famous exclusive pool parties, all whilst enjoying live music from Pacha’s roster of internationally renowned DJs.
At night, Destino Pacha Mykonos really comes into its own, as the poolside setting is transformed to the ultimate evening party venue while you enjoy incredibly fresh food and expertly crafted cocktails, followed by dancing till sunrise on the dancefloor.
In true Pacha spirit, the hotel will welcome an incredible line-up of exclusive live music events throughout the summer season, for both hotel guests and visitors to enjoy all day and into the night.
Spend a lazy day basking in the sun with views of the beautiful Mediterranean coastline, and be sure to melt away the previous night’s party in the spa, soothing any sore heads from the night before.
Party lovers can rejoice as Lío Mykonos joins Destino Pacha Mykonos for its second season on the island, just short taxi ride away in the old town. Reopening with a completely revamped new look, the glamourous cabaret dining experience offers island visitors breath-taking performances from world-class singers, dancers, and acrobats, coupled with a menu of gastronomic delights by talented and much-loved chef on the island, Alkis Vardaramatos.
Hidden behind an elusive door off the main street of Mykonos town, this magical secret garden venue offers a gorgeous al fresco courtyard embellished with olive trees. With no shortage of Champagne you can set your cares aside and revel in the incredible performances, whilst watching the acrobats twist and turn, the singers belt your favourite tunes, and dancers who will have you on your feet in no time.
Open every day throughout the season, the theme of this year’s show is ‘Simply the Best’, encapsulating the magic of previous Lío shows that have entertained guests over the last decade at the brand’s flagship venue Lío Ibiza.
Open every day throughout the season, Lío Mykonos will showcase breath-taking performances from world-class singers, dancers, and acrobats. Lío Mykonos also hosts a new club space for those who don’t want the party to end at dinner.
With resident house and RnB DJs, along with special events twice a week, the club experience at Lío will be the go-to exclusive afterparty destination, following a day at the iconic Destino Pacha Mykonos pool or Ftelia’s beach parties.
Opening for the first time this summer, Pacha’s iconic cherries will also adorn a venue in the north of the island at the renowned beach club, Ftelia, which will become Ftelia Pacha. This much-loved spot overlooks one of Mykonos’ most untouched beaches, with picture-perfect golden sand and crystalline blue sea.
Here, the team will be serving up fresh seafood and delicious cocktails across two tiers that have been carefully constructed into a cliff’s edge. Unlike other beach clubs, Ftelia Pacha cohabits with the beach in a non-intrusive, low impact way to enjoy the island; a place where groups of friends can enjoy the summer sun from sunrise to sunset.
Ftelia Pacha will truly encapsulate the spirit of Mykonos and the Pacha brand with its boho chic yet luxurious atmosphere. This is set to be the ultimate barefoot island hangout, attracting big-named DJs from all over the world throughout the summer season.
As countless holiday makers embark on the beautiful Mykonos to seek thrills, relaxation and sunshine, Pacha can provide a unique atmosphere in every one of its locations that has something for everyone to enjoy.
It has been said that stepping into a Pacha venue is like stepping right into freedom and the minute you crossed that threshold you can’t stop yourself from dancing. The iconic cherries have well and truly made their mark in Mykonos and are here to stay.