Founded in 1987, Astra remains one of the famous, and glamorous, nightlife destinations on the island of Mykonos, attracting the likes of Rolling Stone Keith Richards and fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana. This is the place to see and be seen on the island.
The bar was founded by Babis Pasaoglou, a well‐known figure on the lively local party‐scene since the 1970s. Having opened a couple of highly successful bars, with Astra he decided to do something a little different, enlisting the help of friend and world‐renowned jeweller Minas. He created an intimate nightclub and bar, housed inside a simple Aegean‐style cottage, with white‐washed walls and blue shutters. Within the roof Minas installed a stunning fibre‐optic ceiling that mirrors the constellations of the northern hemisphere night sky, and pulses in time with the music.
Outside, the terrace is decked out all in white and attracts a well‐heeled crowd who flock here from late afternoon until late into the night to sip champagne and eye up visiting celebs. In August it’s reservation only out here.
Meanwhile the dance‐floor really gets going from midnight onwards, drawing in everyone from socialites and jet‐setters to those who simply want to party into the small hours to good music in great surroundings.