The Best of Mykonos for 2023


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Visit Mykonos

The most famous of the Greek islands

Mykonos is a vibrant, cosmopolitan destination that has something for everyone. With its stunning beaches, beautiful sunset, world-class nightlife, and Cycladic architecture, it’s no wonder that Mykonos is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, Greece and the Cyclades islands.

If you’re looking for a party, there’s no shortage of bars and clubs to keep you entertained until the sun comes up. And if you’re looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, there are plenty of beach bars and cafes where you can enjoy a cocktail or two while taking in the incredible views and sunsets.

No matter what your interests are, Mykonos is sure to have something that will make your holiday one to remember. So why not start planning your trip to this incredible island today? You won’t regret it!

The Best Time to Visit Mykonos Greece

Mykonos is a year-round destination, but the best time to visit depends on what you are looking for.

If you are looking for a party, the best time to visit Mykonos Paradise is from June to August. This is when the clubs and bars are open and the island is full of tourists and the sun is always present.

If you are looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, the best time to visit is from September to October. This is when the crowds have gone home and you can enjoy the island at a more leisurely pace.

If you are looking for good weather, the best time to visit is from May to October. This is when the temperatures are mild and there are fewer crowds.

The low season is from mid-November to mid-April when many of the clubs and bars are closed. The weather is also cooler during this time. However, this is the best time to visit if you are looking for deals on hotels, villas, and apartments.

Where to Stay in Mykonos?

There are 1500+ accommodation options available on the island, from luxury hotels and Ultra Luxury Villas to more budget-friendly apartments

There are many great places to stay in Mykonos Greece. We have selected our favorites including the popular Cavo Tagoo Mykonos, the famous Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort 5-star hotel, Belvedere Hotel, and Mykonos Blu Grecotel Exclusive Resort. We help you choose the perfect hotel for you with our search engine and reserve directly at the best price we include secret prices and get free upgrades or perks. We curated the best hotels and villas, handpicked and chosen by our team of experts and insiders.

They are 200+ Villas in Mykonos Greece, which you may find for all budgets, from ultra-luxury villas to the more affordable ones. Selecting the perfect one is not an easy task as each of them has unique features and incredible views. We help you select the perfect vacation rental with our search engine. We also offer a Concierge service to assist you to choose the best one and organize everything for your honeymoon, group of friends, family, wedding, or event.

Mykonos with family

If you are looking for a place to stay with your family, we suggest you look into one of the apartments or family-friendly hotels. You may want to choose a quiet place where there are no parties close by and close to a family-friendly beach. Kids will love the playgrounds, the water sports, and being able to explore the island with one of the Kids Concierge Services. You can also find Nanny’s Services at your private villa.

Mykonos for Solo Traveler

If you are planning on traveling to Mykonos alone, we recommend you choose a hotel or an apartment in the main town center. This way, you will be close to the action and can easily meet new people. If you are part of the LBGTQ community you may want to choose one of the gay-friendly hotels and beaches.

Mykonos for Romantic and Honeymooners

For couples, we recommend choosing a hotel or a luxury villa with a private pool. This way, you can have some privacy and romance during your stay on the island. Mykonos is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Visit Little Venice in Mykonos Town (Chora), the best sunset spot on the island where you can have a romantic dinner at one of the best restaurants with a waterfront table, or take a romantic hike to the 16th-century monastery of Panagia Tourliani. You Concierge can organize a picnic basket with champagne to see the sunset on the beach.

Mykonos Bachelor/Bachelorette Party

For those looking to party, we recommend choosing a hotel or an apartment close to the nightlife. This way, you can easily access the clubs and bars and have a great time.

Mykonos with Groups of friends

If you are traveling with a group of friends, we recommend choosing a hotel or preferably renting a villa for the group with a Private Chef so no one has to cook during your stay and butler service to serve you drinks by the pool. Rent a car, scooter, or ATV so everyone can go together or separately to activities and restaurants.

Weddings in Mykonos

Mykonos is a popular destination for weddings. If you are planning on getting married on the island of Mykonos, we recommend booking a hotel that offers Weddings or an ultra-luxury villa with a private pool. This way, you can have the wedding of your dreams in a beautiful setting. You may find professional wedding planners in Mykonos that will organize everything for you.

Mykonos Beach Parties & Nightlife

Mykonos is well-known for its nightlife and beach parties. If you are looking to party, we recommend choosing a hotel or a villa close to the largest town Mykonos Town (Chora), or one of the most famous beach party spots Super Paradise Beach and Paradise beach Club.

Mykonos for Adventurers & Explorers

If you are looking for an adventure, we recommend renting a jeep or an ATV. This way, you can explore Mykonos island and find hidden beaches and coves. There are also many hiking trails on the island for those who want to explore the nature of Mykonos.

How to Get to Mykonos Greece

Mykonos is a Greek island in the country Greece in Europe and part of the Cyclades island group. It is located in the Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 miles) from Athens.

The easiest way to get to Mykonos Greece is by plane. Mykonos Island National Airport is a large airport in Greece. It is an international airport. In total there are 63 airports around the world that have direct flights to Mykonos, spread around 59 cities in 22 countries. There are direct flights from Athens and most of the major cities in Europe and Middle East countries. From United States, Canada and America continent you may choose Athens, Paris , Barcelona or London. 

You can also take ferry tickets from Athens or another island in the Cyclades like Santorini to do island hopping.

Arrive on the red carpet to Mykonos like the rich and famous with a Private Jet it’s more affordable than you might think if you travel with a group of 6 to 8 people.

Once you are on the island, the best way to get around is by scooter, ATV, or car. You can also take the bus, but it is not as convenient. There are only 30 taxis on the island but many hotel and villa concierges can organize when you need a private chauffeur with a luxury van or car and it’s affordable and convenient if you take alcohol and party late.

The Best Beaches of Mykonos Island

Mykonos is well-known for its beautiful soft sand beaches. Some of the most popular beaches include Paradise Beach, Super Paradise Beach, Elia Beach the largest in Europe, and Agrari Beach.

Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach is the most famous on the island and it is also the busiest. It is located about 12 km (7.5 miles) from Mykonos Town. Well-organized with sun loungers, parasols, and a beach bar. There is also a water sports center where you can try windsurfing, jet skiing, and more.

Super Paradise Beach

Super Paradise Beach is another popular beach among the gay-friendly community that is known for its parties. It is located about 14 km (8.7 miles) from Mykonos Town. The famous Jacky O’ Beach Club mostly frequented by the gay community is located here as well. This used to be the main gay beach of the island, but it’s now mixed and a large campsite has taken over. However, there’s still a large gay section on the right hand side and the party in the beach bar starts around sunset every day.

Elia Beach

It is the longest beach on the island and it is located about 20 km (12 miles) from Mykonos Town. Many celebrities, rich and famous, and VIPs choose Elia Beach for their sunbathing or swimming, as it is fully organized, not very crowded, and has everything for a relaxing day next to the sea. Facilities include a playground for kids, restaurants, cafes, sun loungers, and umbrellas. The section on the right is nudist and progressively more gay. If you continue walking, the next few coves are exclusively gay with some serious cruising among the rocks. Water sports that can be found are jet skis, water skis, and para-sailing.

Agrari Beach

Agrari Beach is a beautiful and quiet beach located about 10 km (6.2 miles) from Mykonos Town not far from Elia. There is only one restaurant and one bar there. Half of the beach is rocky making it ideal for snorkeling. Agrari Beach has a water sports school and a few sunbeds and umbrellas.

Kalafatis Beach

Kalafatis Beach is the second-largest beach of Mykonos and it is located on the south-east coast part of the island, about 22 km (13.7 miles) from Mykonos Town. It is a long sandy beach with crystal clear waters and it is ideal for windsurfing as it is always windy there and strong winds. You can find a few restaurants, bars, and cafes along the beach.

There are many other beaches on the island that are worth exploring. Some of our favorites include Agios Sostis Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Ornos Beach, and Kalo Livadi Beach.

Things to Do in Mykonos Greece

The most photographed in Mykonos are the Churches of Panagia Paraportiani, Little Venice, and windmills which are great spots to see beautiful sunsets.

Some of the other popular things to do on the island include exploring the town of Mykonos, visiting the beaches, taking a day trip to Delos Island, and checking out the nightlife.

Mykonos is a small island, but there is still plenty to do. Here are some of our favorite things to do on the island:

Visit Mykonos Town:

Located on the west coast of Mykonos island, Mykonos Town name Chora is the main town. Walk and wander the narrow streets, and admire the Venetian Cyclades architecture, white-washed houses, blue-domed churches, little shops, and art galleries. Where even the cracks in the marble floor are painted in white, and do some shopping in one of the many brands like Louis Vitton, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Celine, Jimmy Choo, Balenciaga, Etro, Balmain, Valentino, Missoni, and many others.

The town hall, or “neoclassical mansion”, is located in the center of town and it is worth a visit.

Little Venice in Mykonos Town is located seafront on the sea with beautiful colors, paintings on the walls, and lovely flowers. It is a great place to enjoy a coffee or drink while admiring the view of the Aegean Sea.

Mykonos Old Port

The old port is located north of Mykonos town Chora on the west coast and it is where the ferry boats and yachts arrive from other island hopping.

Mykonos Restaurants

There are many great places to eat in Mykonos. Some of our favorites include Sea Satin in Little Venice, Kiki’s Tavern on the north coast just in front of a secret lover beach bay, Solymar on Paralia Kalo Livadi Beach, Nurs-Et, M-Eating in Mykonos Town, Compass waterfront in Little Venice, SantAnna, and Spilia Restaurant.

The famous French Restaurants Bagatelle in St-Barth, Miami, St-Tropez, and Courchevel just opened nestled in Mykonos Town, Bagatelle Mykonos features 500 sq.m of terrace on the sea, an outstanding restaurant, a beautiful lounge, a boutique, and a sunset beach.

Mykonos Sunsets

One of the best things to do in Mykonos is to watch the sunset. The most popular spots to do this are on the west side of the island at Little Venice, at windmills, or at one of the many restaurants like the new Bagatelle Mykonos.

Mykonos Shopping

There are many great places to shop in Mykonos. Some of our favorites include Gypsy, Matta, and Naxian Collection. There is the famous Louis Vitton and Nammos Shopping Center

Mykonos Nightlife

The nightlife in Mykonos is some of the best in the world. Some of our favorite places to go out at night include Cavo Paradiso, Tropicana Beach Club, Jackie ‘O’ Beach Club, and Paranga Beach

Drag Queen Shows in Mykonos

One of the most popular things to do in Mykonos is to see a drag queen show. The most popular ones are Jackie O’ Town Bar located in Mykonos Town (Chora) where you can also see stunning sunsets and Jackie O’ Beach Club and Super Paradise Beach Club located on the south coast.

Take a boat charter in Mykonos

There are many boat tours and private boat charters that you can take to see the island from the water and visit the neighboring islands.

Delos is a neighboring island and part of Greek mythology: Take a day trip to Delos a sacred island, which is considered the birthplace of Apollo and a Unesco world heritage site.

Tinos is a beautiful island located just a short ferry ride from Mykonos. It is known for its Venetian Cycladic architecture and its many churches.

Kato Mili is a small island located just off the coast of Mykonos. It is home to the 16th-century Venetian fortress, as well as a few small beaches.

Tragonisi is a small uninhabited island located just off the coast of Mykonos. It is known for its dramatic cliffs, turquoise waters, and secluded beaches.

Rineia is a small uninhabited island located just off the coast of Mykonos. It is home to the bronze statue of Poseidon, as well as a few small beaches.

Visit the Windmills in Mykonos Town

The famous windmills are one of the most photographed landmarks on the island. Easily accessible, you can walk from the windmills to Little Venice to get lunch in a waterfront restaurant or to Bon Bon Fait Maison the famous ice cream shop.

Visit the Mykonos Churches:

Mykonos and Greece are home to many beautiful churches. Some of the most popular ones include Panagia Paraportiani, Agios Nikolaos, and Agios Georgios they are the most photographed churches on the island.

Visit the Beaches of Mykonos

Mykonos is known for its beautiful beaches. So, make sure to spend some time at the beach during your visit. Book in advance at one of the beach bars/restaurants your sunbed and enjoy the full service while getting a tan. The chic restaurant/bar beachfront Scorpios Mykonos is a great spot to watch the sunset while enjoying a cocktail.

Water sports in Mykonos

Mykonos is a great place for water sports. There are many companies offering a variety of activities such as jet skiing, parasailing, flyboarding, wakeboarding, and on the north coast kiteboard.

Explore the Mykonos coastline by SUP, paddleboard, or kayak. There are many companies that offer rentals and tours.

Mykonos Island Tour by Quad Bike, Scooter, or Buggy

One of the best ways to explore the island is by taking a quad bike or buggy tour. This is a great way to see the beautiful scenery and visit some of the hidden beaches.

Hiking in Mykonos

If you want to explore the island away from the beaches and clubs, there are some great hiking trails. The most popular ones are the sunset hike to Little Venice and the hike to the windmills. The highest point on the island is Mount Kynthos, which offers stunning views of the island.

Visit the Mykonos Archaeological Museum

The museum is located in the town of Mykonos and it is housed in a 19th-century mansion. It has a collection of artifacts from the island of Mykonos and the surrounding islands.

Art Galeries in Mykonos

If you are interested in art, there are many art galleries on the island. Some of the most popular ones include The Windmill Art Gallery, Mykonos Art Gallery, and Kastro Art Gallery.

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