Holidays in Mykonos, the “island of winds”, can offer you a taste of paradise. Its cosmopolitan aura and luxurious lifestyle attract thousands of visitors every summer. An internationally renowned destination for having fun and experiencing vibrant nightlife is at the disposal of any traveler who wishes to spend a few days in heaven.
Mykonos Town, the island’s capital, lies to the west of the island and the combination of Cycladic architecture with white houses and the blue sky and sea exudes the island’s tradition. It’s lively all day, as there are many picturesque alleys for walks, restaurants, cafes and bars. In its small alleys, you can find small tourist shops and international famous brands stores.
Part of the city’s seaside is called “Little Venice”. The settlement was created during the mid-18th century and its architecture will remind of the homonymous Italian city.
Away from Mykonos Town and the sea, in the center of the island, lies the small idyllic town of Ano Mera, which is famous for its natural landscape.
Since 1960 tourists have flocked massively to the island both for its lifestyle and for its beauty. Mykonos has 30 beaches – a large number for its size – that caters to all tastes.
The accommodation throughout the island is ideal for a relaxing and comfortable stay with the services provided to be of world-class quality. 5-star hotels and beachfront villas in Mykonos can be found near the capital or around the most wonderful beaches. There is a wide variety of Mykonos villa rentals and it is easy for travelers to find the perfect one just for them.
Concierge services are very well organized, offering limousines and private yachts rentals, staff like chefs, butlers and entertainers, VIP tickets to clubs and gourmet restaurants, private shopping, etc.
The most famous beaches of Mykonos for a perfect day next to the sea
If you are planning your holidays in Mykonos, you must include as many beaches as you can.
The most famous beaches are the party ones at the south, with big nightclubs and endless parties. These are Paradise, Super Paradise, Psarou and Paranga and the most well-known clubs are Nammos, Scorpios, Tropicana, Super Paradise Club and Santanna. Here the fun begins early in the afternoon and lasts until next morning. Latin and house rhythms transform the beach into a dance floor. You will have moments of unparalleled fun that you could never imagine. International DJs, VIPs and celebrities and fun happenings create an atmosphere you will never forget.
For nature lovers, there are the beaches of Agios Sostis and Merchia. They are partly organized, with vegetation reaching the beach and visitors can relax and enjoy the wild landscapes.
Then, as absurd as it sounds, Mykonos has many beaches that are perfect for families. Panormos and Agios Stefanos are two of them. They are organized with quiet and shallow waters that provide the necessary safety for children.
The beaches of Lia, Kalo Livadi, Elia and Kalafatis are beautiful, quiet and organized. In Elia and Kalo Livadi there are opportunities for water sports while in Lia and Kalafatis there are diving centers.
Platys Gialos and Ornos are 2 sandy, organized beaches with a lot of restaurants, hotels, shops and other facilities. They are most popular among families and groups.
Sightseeing and shopping
Mykonos and Delos have a long history and tradition. Visit some of the museums and galleries, see some churches – there more than 500 of them on the island – and pay a visit to Delos’ archeological site. Enjoy the sunset under the Windmills, the trademark of Mykonos and Cycladic tradition.
Mykonos Town is full of shops and stores where you can find the latest trends in fashion and the most famous fashion designers. Before you leave, make sure you try some of the good local wines and delicacies – and take some back home with you, so your friends can have a taste of Mykonos too!