- Mykonos Luxury holidays
Mykonos may be one of the smallest islands in the Cyclades, but its glitzy hotels and luxury party scene have earned it a reputation as one of the world’s premier holiday destinations.
A magnet for A-list celebrities and epicures, this cosmopolitan Greek island boasts chic beaches, cyan-coloured waters and a nightlife that rivals its Mediterranean counterparts. Mykonos may have its place in Greek mythology as the place where Hercules slayed the giants, but today it exudes modernity.
Due to its central location in the Aegean Sea, luxury holidays to Mykonos benefit from long, hot, sunny days and little-to-no rain during the summer months. The island, however, can be particularly windy in the north. This gives vitality to the Venetian windmills, which command panoramic views over the harbour of Alefkandra.
The Aegean Maritime Museum is a must-see on luxury holidays in Mykonos. This fascinating building explores the Aegean Sea’s maritime heritage, and houses a beautiful Fresnel lighthouse lantern. Holidaymakers will also find culture at the architectural sites in Delos, another island sat within the Cyclades archipelago.
A staple of any luxury holiday to Mykonos should be a trip to one of its famous beaches. One of the most well-known is Super Paradise Beach: an exclusive stretch of golden sand which hosts many of the island’s most prestigious parties. Other beaches to visit on luxury holidays in Mykonos include Paraga, Elia, Platis Gialos and Agrari.
Head to Mykonos Town and you will find some of the island’s best restaurants. Whether you want to dine at a beachside tavern or a decadent Michelin-star restaurant, Mykonos serves up everything from traditional Greek fare to sushi. Naturally, as a luxury holiday destination, some restaurants are predictably expensive, but there are plenty of local (and more modest) eateries which won’t fail to disappoint, either.