Islands & Beaches

06-06-2022 Last updated

Mykonos: The Ultimate Travel Guide

Mykonos is for everyone. Discover it as a local

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Mykonos is a unique destination in Greece and it is hard to beat! It has excellent beaches, amazing local and gourmet restaurants, world-famous nightlife, and above all good vibes.

Travelers without insider secretes will dare to say that Mykonos is overrated, but this is far from true. Let's look at Mykonos through the eyes of locals...

When to visit Mykonos?

The best season is from May to September. The peak of summer is in July and August. Although the island is always full, our best recommendation would be to visit from May, June and September. You'll avoid the crowds but it will have the right amount of people to enjoy the island's charm. x

How to get to Mykonos? Boat or plane?

Mykonos is in the Cyclades Sea, it can be reached by plane and boat from Athens. If you're on a budget, ferries are your better choice. From the port of Athens (Piraeus), it approximately 4.5 hrs. Check the prices and timetable of ferries to Mykonos. The boats leaving from Rafina Port are usually cheaper than those leaving from Piraeus.

Traveling by plane is also a good and comfortable option. Mykonos airport has plenty of international connections, especially with other European capitals.

As an added bonus, Mykonos is close to other traditional islands, such as Santorini island, Naxos, Paros, and Sifnos. Day trips and island hopping from Mykonos is quite easy and 100% recommended to complete the Greek summer experience!

Mykonos: Nightlife, Restaurants, and Party

Mykonos stands out for its luxury, gourmet restaurants, elegant beach bars and top-class nightclubs. Mykonos has a host of international restaurants and authentic Greek cuisine.

If you like to party, you will surely visit the most famous beach clubs and bars in Myknos, such as Paradise, Scorpios, Cavo Paradiso, Skandinavia, Paradise Club Mykonos, among others. These sites host the best DJs every year.

Mykonos island is so glamorous that it has become the summer destination for artists, athletes, and celebrities, so it will be normal to see someone mentioned above on your vacation.

Landscapes and good beaches in Mykonos

Photography sunsets, beaches with crystal clear waters, and good weather accompany Mykonos. Although it may seem small, Mykonos Island is big, if you rent a car you can fully explore it. Here is our recommendation for beaches:

  • Ornos
  • Panangka
  • Agia Anna
  • Super paradise
  • Kalo Livadi
  • Phtelia
  • Platis gialos

Xora and Little Venice, unique villages

Xora, Chora (or χορα) in Greek, is the name of the center. Here you can visit little Venice and get lost in its streets full of shops, restaurants, cafes that, without saying anything else, are an architectural gem. Right in the Center, you can also visit one of the Mykonos icons, where they have been in charge of maintaining the old mills.

If on your way through Mykonos, you are looking for archaeological sites, also visit the Island of Delos. Tours and tours are organized to this island, where it is said that it was the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis and is the terrace of the Lions, a UNESCO heritage site.

Always you will hear or read people comparing these islands, and frankly, you cant compare Mykonos and Ibiza. Despite Mykonos and Ibiza are in the Mediterranean sea, you can find many differences. There is no comparison point, but, with a huge difference, we state Mykonos has: deep Greek cuisine, dynamic nightlife, good quality beaches, and longer summer.