Mykonos is Greece’s glamorous island, situated in the Aegean Sea, adorned with boutique hotels and luxurious villas with pools overlooking the bountiful Sea. A popular Greek island with stunning beaches and a vibrant nightlife scene that attracts DJs from around the globe to pool parities in resorts – Mykonos is a fantastic holiday destination for hen and stag dos and group holidays. With plenty of fun-filled activities, open-air cinemas, calm beaches for paddling and water sports and not forgetting absolutely delicious cuisine that’s on offer.
Although considered as a party island, Mykonos attracts all types of travellers to this energetic island, including couples seeking a romantic holiday with stunning scenery, excellent cuisine and private pool villas for romance. There are also a range of family friendly resorts full of incredible activities and water sports to enjoy for incredible holiday experiences for children of all ages.
Mykonos Town is where you will find picture-perfect sceneries of white town houses, narrow lanes that lead to sweeping sea views and 16th century windmills. Through the cobbled, narrow lanes, get lost in exploration. Stumble upon museums, pottery displays and independent stores selling handmade leather and jewellery. Don’t forget to grab something mouthwatering at Little Venice, which is a charming seafront area with bars, restaurants and cafes. Mykonos Town features a charming little beach at the harbour, or travel a little further to reach Platys Gialos, which has a longer beach and is reachable in 15 minutes by car. Travellers seeking a vibrant nightlife will be utterly pleased with Mykonos Town as you party into the night at hotels and cliff top settings with underground clubs, ouzo bars and sea facing terraces.
The family-friendly beach resort of Plati Yialos is located on the southern coast with a beautiful golden sandy coastline boasting of Blue Flag beaches that is perfect for a fun family holiday in the sunshine. Thanks to the shallow shoreline, you and your little ones can enjoy the calm waters of the Aegean Sea or partake in fun water sports. Taxi boats come and go too, so there’s always the opportunity for exploring more of the island on a day trip – such as the island’s glamorous capital, Mykonos Town. Tuck into local seafood served at waterfront restaurants and sip your favourite cocktail at the many bars here on your Mykonos holiday in Platis Yialos.
Agios Ioannis is a beach lover’s paradise, which is known for being a film location in the 1989 film, Shirley Valentine and today you can visit the ‘Hippie Fish’ – which was once the Sunset Taverna at the time of filming and serves freshly caught seafood, cocktails and an attractive view of the beach and ocean. Situated on the southwest coast, you’ll enjoy front row seats to stunning sunsets each evening, and during the day, you can enjoy a wealth of things to do such as exploring the ancient ruins of Delos, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore museums and the opportunity to see around the island on a boat trip.
Another family destination in Mykonos is Kalo Livadi, which allows you to escape the crowds for one of the island’s biggest beach with soft sands and shallow waters – the perfect ingredients for sunbathing and water activities. A day trip to Ano Mera, which is just a 5-minute drive away will unravel the island’s oldest villages and still exists by the traditional way of life that founded it. White washed houses and age-old coffee shops can be found here as well as the 18th century monastery of Panagia Tourliana can be explored for a change of scenery.
Greece is a fantastic holiday destination with gorgeous weather that matches its charming sceneries, from ancient ruins to white washed buildings and not forgetting the mouthwatering cuisine that sets this country apart when planning a holiday in Europe. Why not combine your Mykonos holiday with another Greek island such as Santorini or Halkidiki – or incorporate it into your mainland Greece itinerary when visiting the likes of Rhodes or Athens for an unforgettable Europe multi-centre holiday. Our tailor made holiday packages are personalised to your passions; let us plan your perfect holiday to Mykonos today by contacting a travel expert here.
How many days do you need in Mykonos?
A holiday to Mykonos is typically between 3 and 5 nights. Depending on what type of traveller you are. A stag or hen do in Mykonos can be around 3 nights, where families can enjoy a holiday to Mykonos for about 5 nights.
When is the best time to visit Mykonos?
Mykonos is has higher temperatures between June and September, so this is great for a family getaway with beautiful sunshine to enjoy. May and October are slightly out of peak times, but can still enjoy lovely weather and an excellent time to go if you’re looking to avoid the crowds.
How long is a flight from the UK to Mykonos?
A flight from London to Mykonos is 3 hours and 39 minutes.
What language is spoken in Mykonos?
Greek is spoken in Mykonos, however, as a tourist destination, the island has English-speaking staff in hotels and restaurants and signage is available in English too.
What currency is used in Mykonos?
What is the time difference in Mykonos?
Mykonos is 2 hours ahead of the UK.
Do I need a visa to visit Mykonos?
You don’t need a visa to travel to Greece if you are a British passport holder. For up to date information about travelling to Greece, visit the FCO website here.