Mykonos

Travel Guide
Mykonos Island featuring a coastal town and a sandy beach

For warm days on beautiful Aegean beaches and lively nights in bars and clubs, this island in the Cyclades is the perfect spot.

Mykonos is a popular destination in the circular cluster of Greek islands known as the Cyclades. Visit Mykonos to enjoy sun and nightlife, creating a vacation with relaxing days and exciting evenings.

You’ll find plenty of variety among the island’s dozens of beaches. Paradise Beach on the southern side has a party atmosphere. If it’s too crowded, go to nearby Psarou, Paraga Beach or Platys Gialos Beach. Visit Agios Stefanos to view huge cruise ships in the Mykonos Town port. Agia Anna Beach in Kalafatis on the eastern side is a less busy setting and generally has good conditions for windsurfing.

Much of the nightlife in Mykonos centers on bars and restaurants near the beaches. Watch the sun set from a spot in the Little Venice neighborhood of Mykonos Town and stay for a seafood dinner, cocktails, music and reveling with old or new friends. Some of the island’s best gay bars are here. Head south to Ornos, Paraga, Paradise Beach and Super Paradise Beach for beach bars, dance clubs and parties.

For a quieter activity, sign up for a cooking class to learn how to prepare foods with the healthy Mediterranean diet of olives, legumes, seafood, orzo and fresh fruits and vegetables. Many events are held in private homes or on farms near Mykonos Town.

Also in the town are numerous museums. Learn about folk history at 19th-century Lena’s House and nautical tradition at the Aegean Maritime Museum. See the working Boni Windmill nearby.

Take a ferry to nearby Delos, considered a sacred place, which abounds in history from the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods. Wander around this UNESCO World Heritage Site, said to be the birthplace of the gods Apollo and Artemis.

Fly to Mykonos from Athens or other select spots in Europe or travel by ferry from Piraeus Port in Athens. For a truly relaxing vacation, consider a more leisurely journey between islands on a sailboat.

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Where to stay in Mykonos

Hotel Petinos
Hotel Petinos
4 out of 5
Platy Gialos, Mikonos Town, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £83 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Offering direct access to the beach, this Mykonos hotel is in the entertainment district, steps away from Aegean Islands and Platis Gialos Beach. Ornos Beach ...
4/5Very Good! (510 reviews)
"I have just returned from an 11 night stay at this hotel and I genuinely cannot fault it. I have stayed here several times over the years and will return again early next year. We stayed in a family room (356) which is right next to the new pool that has been installed at the hotel. The pool is furnished ..."

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2021

Hotel Petinos
Nissaki Boutique Hotel
Nissaki Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
Platis Gialos Beach, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
The price is £241 per night from 29 Sep to 29 Sep
Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Platis Gialos Beach. Ornos Beach and Psarou Beach are also within ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (439 reviews)
"We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The staff is wonderful! Great location to restaurants and beaches. Our room was clean and comfortable. Highly recommend this hotel."

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

Nissaki Boutique Hotel
Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa
Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa
5 out of 5
Aghios Ioannis Beach, Aghios Ioannis, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
The price is £222 per night from 13 Oct to 13 Oct
Nestled on the beach, this Mykonos hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Agios Ioannis Beach. Windmills of Mykonos is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away.
4.4/5Excellent! (346 reviews)
"Clean, well set up, excellent buffet breakfast. Great private beach. Staff friendly and always happy to help."

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Bay Bees Sea view Suites & Homes
Bay Bees Sea view Suites & Homes
2.5 out of 5
Platis Gialos, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
The price is £77 per night from 22 Oct to 22 Oct
Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Platis Gialos Beach. Paradise Beach and Super Paradise Beach are ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (54 reviews)
"We stayed at the property for 3 nights, we had an awesome experience, very spacious beach view place, Antoni, the on-site manager is a great guy and extremely helpful, everything we needed he attended to, incredible guy and amazing place."

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2021

Bay Bees Sea view Suites & Homes
Little Venice Suites
Little Venice Suites
4 out of 5
Little Venice, Mykonos Town, Mykonos, South Aegean
The price is £107 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
Located in the heart of Mykonos, this apartment building is steps away from Aegean Islands and Windmills of Mykonos. Mykonos Old Port and Ornos Beach are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (138 reviews)
"Amazing spot. Amazing staff; Irene and George are the best."

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2021

Little Venice Suites
Seacode Villas
Seacode Villas
4.5 out of 5
Agia Anna Paraga - Platis Yalos, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
The price is £239 per night from 8 Oct to 8 Oct
Situated near the beach, this luxury villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Aegean Islands and within 3 miles (5 km) of Super Paradise Beach and Windmills of Mykonos. ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"I will like to say it was an amazing time at this villa. The pictures are true reflection of this property. It was safe and breathtaking. I will recommend for families."

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2019

Seacode Villas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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