What to do
Ubertrendy Mykonos, regularly included in Top World Island Lists, is a rather small island in the Cyclades drawing every year an amazing mix of jetsetters , families and tourists, who come here not only for the sandy lace beaches, but for the party scene and the glamorous atmosphere. Stroll around the narrow marble streets with the stylish shops and restaurants, admire the whitewashed houses with vivid colourful doors and discover hidden churches with purple bloom bougainvilleas in their yards.
Don’t get carried away by the party scene and leave without spending a day full of ancient history in the little island of Delos, the craddle of Cycladic civilization.
When you come back from such an inspiring short trip, relax at a waterfront café and capture the view of the quaint windmills standing imposingly on the hillside above, set against a luminous blue backdrop. In a unique setting where glamour meets simplicity, you can barhop endlessly wearing your flipflops or dress up and soak the so “it” atmosphere in Belvedere Hotel that gathers the “wanna see and be seen” crowd of the island.
Activities in Mykonos
History and culture
Spend a day in Delos – a must see historic site for young travelers
Delos is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece as the excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterrenean. UNESCO has included Delos on the World Heritage List, citing it as an “exceptionally extensive and rich” archaeological site. A wonderful family destination through history, young travellers are invited to discover the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Start early in the morning and have plenty of the water with you!
Whether you want to buy art, or just browse through contemporary creations of Greek and international artists, visit one of the numerous galleries located on the island. They very usually host exhibitions from contemporary, innovative and awarded greek & foreign artists.
The beaches of Mykonos island are famous for their golden sand and their crystal clear waters, offering great sport facilities, beachlife fun and partying. Most of them are located on the southern lacy coast and are better protected from the August wind. The beaches of Paradise and Super Paradise are famous as the best party beaches in Greece. Beaches on the northern coast of Mykonos are less organized and more peaceful and attact boho-retro travelers.
Windsurfing and kitesurfing
The Wind and Kite surfing centers in Mykonos are recommended both for adults and children: in the windsurf school in Kalafatis we can help you organize either a private or a group lesson with highly experienced professionals that will teach you to master the waves and the sails ! Don’t miss to watch the windsurf fanatics in the secluded beach of Ftelia.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
A Beach Safari or a scuba diivng expedition is the ideal way to discover and explore smaller isolated islands, beautiful beaches and the Southern part of this cosmopolitan island; you willl be surprised how far you can feel from it all but yet being so close. A Glassbottom boat will take you on daily cruises to unreachable destinations revealing the underwater magic and history. An ideal activity for families with children and friends.
Apart from wind surfing, scuba diving and snorkeling courses that will fascinate our younger guests, a wide range of other sports such as waterskiing, wakeboarding and canoeing and horse riding will keep them happy and busy! For the mountain bike fanatics, discover Mykonos through your wheels on a guided or a self-guided family tour!
Food and Dining
An island with over than 110 restaurant choices, Mykonos gives you the option to dine in luxury or in elegant simplicity, choosing numerous cuisines in a variety of locations. In the summer months, reservations are highly advised as dinner in Greece is served quite late. We have listed a few recommendations for our guests but please do not hesitate to ask us further for our local tips.
Nobu Mykonos (+30 22890 25122) The only outdoor Nobu in the world, this high class dining venue has captured the jetset scene of this unique island. Set by the pool, in the stunning scenery in the famous Belvedere Hotel, Chef proprietor Nobu Matsuhisa combined his unique Latin American flavored Japanese cooking with the Cycladic aesthetics.
Nammos (+30 22890 22440) This uber trendy beach restaurant in Psarou Beach has been voted for several years as one of the hottest spots in the Med. All open-air, white wood, stone, bamboo, and palm trees, it serves up Mediterranean fusion cuisine and is especially popular for a late lunch followed by dancing.
Sea Satin (+30 22890 24676) Sits just below the famous windmills, adjacent to Little Venice. If you prefer a quite family dinner go early, just after sunset; later on it gets more crowded with popular music that takes most visitors off their chairs.
Sol y Mar
Sol y Mar (+30 22890 71745) Located on the long beach of Kalo Livadi, serves delicious mediterrenean dishes, drinks and cocktails only a few meters from the turquoise waters.
Cavo Tagoo (+30 22890 20100) A modern minimalistic Mykonian style restaurant with superb service and a remarkable wine list, serves haute cuisine in an exceptional setting with rare views – Mykonos town on one side and a infinity pool on the other.
Bars and Nightlife
Mykonos has a history of wild nightlife that dates back to the disco era. A great starting point to your evening, enjoy a huge array of bars located either centrally on the Chora’s main roads, or are tucked away inside its winding cobblestone passages. Rated amongst the best in the world, Mykonian clubs frequently feature super star DJ’s and acclaimed residents. Some people decide to have breakfast in the morning; Others just continue to party.
Don’t miss the scene at the island’s latest glamour spot, the David Rockwell and Colin Cowie–designed CBar in Belvedere Hotel as much for the luxe snack menu (caviar finger sandwiches, anyone?) and for the staggering sunset and night-time views across the town.
For a casual evening, visit our favorite Astra Bar in the center of the old town. This nightspot, popular with well-heeled weekending Athenians, has a ceiling with starlike lights and a candlelit outdoor patio wreathed in bougainvillea.
Mykonos is famous for its beach bars and clubs, practically you can find one on every beach; dance off to the rythms in your bathing suit and on the sandy beach as the afternoon progresses.
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It feels like flying above the Aegean when you are staying at this villa that rests among the giant rocks overlooking Kalafatis. Its outdoor dining area and the...
Villa Alma offers gracefully 5 bedrooms all ensuite with modern bathrooms. The location is more than convenient since Platys Gialos...
Villa Eugene a brand new modern villa combining modern Cycladic aesthetics and neutral beautiful materials. Beach access on foot, makes this is an ideal property...
Built amphitheatrically on 3 levels on the rocky hill above Kalafatis beach, this villa offers elegant living spaces with daring decorative combinations. Ideally...
Enjoy your vacation under the sunlight that reflects on the amazing outdoor swimming pool and the rustic furniture and decoration of this villa in Ftelia!
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A 4-bedroom villa at the area of Aleomandra close to Mykonos town and the southern beaches of the island
Perched on the crest of a hill close to Agrari beach, Villa Dolce impresses with its elegant simplicity ; the deco includes many antiques and a selection of fine...
Enjoy stunning views of the Aegean in a perfect Mykonian hideaway mega villa that sleeps up to 18 guests
This luxurious villa overlooking the bay of Elia Beach enjoys high aesthetics coupled with a large private pool and an excellent sea view.
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In a serene setting very close to Town, this enormous villa is bathed in the famous Cycladic light and cooled by the Aegean breeze!
A jet set favorite, Mykonos has a busy airport serviced by domestic and international flights. British Airways has started a new service connecting directly London and Mykonos in the summer months and EasyJet flies from the UK to Mykonos; Aegean Airlines flies to Mykonos via Athens and also connects Mykonos with other Greek destinations.
Mykonos can be easily reached from Athens’ two ports (Piraeus and Rafina) especially in summer when ferry companies add to their scheduled journeys; Modern high-speed catamarans offering several classes of service are operated by Hellenic Seaways (www.hellenicseaways.gr) and Sea Jets (www.seajets.gr) and are twice as fast if you wish to travel by boat. You can also reach Mykonos via other Greek islands if you want to island-hop.
Just a 30 min helicopter ride from Athens – easily accessible even for the most demanding travelers.