With sun, sea, sand, and those iconic windmills, Mykonos is a picture-perfect Greek getaway. One of the Med's most LGBT-friendly resorts and a bastion of gay pride, Mykonos is one of the hottest destinations on the summer circuit. Gay culture came early to this laid-back island in the Cyclades, famed for its vibrant nightlife and gay-friendly beaches. The heart of gay Mykonos is Little Venice, with lively bars and clubs, cosy restaurants and friendly hotels that openly embrace all the colours of the rainbow. The south coast between Elia and Paranga has the best choice of nude sunbathing spots, plus plenty of beach bars and restaurants with fabulous sea views. Party the night away on the soft sand, or catch the action on the dancefloors of Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos may be famous primarily for its beach resorts, but when you feel like a change of scene, the island offers plenty of other diversions. Dig into its fascinating past at the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, one of the oldest museums in Greece, which was built to house artefacts discovered at a local site dating back to the 5th century BC. Gaze in wonder at finely crafted replicas of famous ships in the Aegean Maritime Museum, and admire the workmanship that went into furniture, ceramics and fabrics in the Folklore Museum. Catch the view from the top of one of the island’s famous windmills at the Bonis Mill in Ano Myloi, now converted into a museum of agriculture, or visit the Church of Paraportiani, one of the most photographed buildings in Greece thanks to its quirky melting pot of architectural styles.
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Proud of its myriad gay hotels, Mykonos takes the view that your holiday starts the minute you check in. With the island’s beaches and bars already calling you, it’s important to feel at home from the word go.
Once you arrive at the Semeli Hotel you’ll be treated like an A-lister. Pamper yourself in the spa, stretch your travel-weary limbs in the pool, then relax with one of the Semeli’s signature cocktails.
The friendly welcome at the Hotel Alkyon gives you a foretaste of the stellar service at this family-run hotel. Along with a spectacular rooftop pool, you’ll be treated to panoramic views with your breakfast – all within a few minutes’ walk of the old town.
The Harmony Boutique Hotel is tucked away in a quiet location with dramatic vistas across the old port. This cosy boutique offers the latest comforts, including a fitness centre, spa and fine-dining restaurant.
Fun activities in Mykonos
Wow your loved one with a romantic boat ride along the picturesque waterfront of Little Venice at sunset, or book a walking tour with a local guide to immerse yourself in the island’s unique heritage. Mykonos produces its own strongly flavoured cheese, called kopanisti – typically served with bread, chopped tomatoes and olive oil – so be sure to try the local cuisine on a culinary walking tour. Take an excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Delos to see the atmospheric Temple of Apollo and the remains of ancient Greek villas. Splash out on a full-day private cruise to the island of Santorini, famous for its dramatic black rocks and sparkling white houses. This scenic journey offers close-ups of some of the prettiest views in the Aegean.