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Travel Guide

Mykonos featuring a coastal town and a beach

For warm days on beautiful Aegean beaches and lively nights in bars and clubs, this island in the Cyclades is the perfect spot.

Mykonos is a popular destination in the circular cluster of Greek islands known as the Cyclades. Visit Mykonos to enjoy sun and nightlife, creating a vacation with relaxing days and exciting evenings.

You’ll find plenty of variety among the island’s dozens of beaches. Paradise Beach on the southern side has a party atmosphere. If it’s too crowded, go to nearby Psarou, Paraga Beach or Platys Gialos Beach. Visit Agios Stefanos to view huge cruise ships in the Mykonos Town port. Agia Anna Beach in Kalafatis on the eastern side is a less busy setting and generally has good conditions for windsurfing.

Much of the nightlife in Mykonos centers on bars and restaurants near the beaches. Watch the sun set from a spot in the Little Venice neighborhood of Mykonos Town and stay for a seafood dinner, cocktails, music and reveling with old or new friends. Some of the island’s best gay bars are here. Head south to Ornos, Paraga, Paradise Beach and Super Paradise Beach for beach bars, dance clubs and parties.

For a quieter activity, sign up for a cooking class to learn how to prepare foods with the healthy Mediterranean diet of olives, legumes, seafood, orzo and fresh fruits and vegetables. Many events are held in private homes or on farms near Mykonos Town.

Also in the town are numerous museums. Learn about folk history at 19th-century Lena’s House and nautical tradition at the Aegean Maritime Museum. See the working Boni Windmill nearby.

Take a ferry to nearby Delos, considered a sacred place, which abounds in history from the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods. Wander around this UNESCO World Heritage Site, said to be the birthplace of the gods Apollo and Artemis.

Fly to Mykonos from Athens or other select spots in Europe or travel by ferry from Piraeus Port in Athens. For a truly relaxing vacation, consider a more leisurely journey between islands on a sailboat.

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Where to stay in Mykonos

Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa
Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa
5 out of 5
Aghios Ioannis Beach, Aghios Ioannis, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
The price is $232 per night from May 21 to May 21
Nestled on the beach, this Mykonos hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Agios Ioannis Beach. Ornos Beach and Mykonos Old Port are also within ...
4.4/5Excellent! (324 reviews)
"Excellent staff. Layout of resort is very confusing to get to pool and beach. Docks VERY slippery at beach."

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa
Nissaki Boutique Hotel
Nissaki Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
Platis Gialos Beach, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
The price is $200 per night from May 19 to May 19
Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Platis Gialos Beach. Ornos Beach and Psarou Beach are also within ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (418 reviews)
"We had an amazing stay at Nissaki. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous with incredible views. The staff were really friendly and helpful and made our stay an easy comfortable experience. The bar cocktails were great too! Would definitely be back!"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Nissaki Boutique Hotel
Amazon Mykonos Resort & Spa
Amazon Mykonos Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Agios Ioannis, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
The price is $249 per night from May 28 to May 28
This family-friendly Mykonos hotel is located on the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Ornos Beach, Windmills of Mykonos and Psarou Beach. Platis Gialos Beach and ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"We stayed at the elegant suite and I have to say that this was one of the best Hotels we have ever stayed at- and we have really visited many! The resort is brand new, and we were the very first Guests to stay in the suite! The sunset views are to die for, everyone was very friendly and even if we ..."

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Amazon Mykonos Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
4.5 out of 5
Chora, Mykonos
The price is $202 per night from May 18 to May 18
Located in the heart of Mykonos, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Church of Panagia Paraportiani, Windmills of Mykonos, and Archaeological ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)
First-class accommodation in Mykonos
"My husband and I stayed at Melangel in late February. What an absolutely lovely, first-class place! The suite was beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable, especially the king-size bed, something that is often quite difficult to find, especially in Europe. Also, the TV had a huge selections ..."

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Marina Blue Ornos
Marina Blue Ornos
2 out of 5
Ornos, Mykonos
The price is $53 per night from May 16 to May 16
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Ornos Beach. Agios Ioannis Beach and Windmills of Mykonos are ...
3.8/5Good! (29 reviews)
A nice place
"It’s a nice place I enjoyed it, it’s close to one of the nice beach, also supermarket, and cofe’s, the place was clean and very good for money value, I would stay there again"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Marina Blue Ornos
Pelagos Studios
Pelagos Studios
2 out of 5
Platis Gialos, \N, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
Situated near the airport, this apartment building is steps from Aegean Islands and Platis Gialos Beach. Ornos Beach and Psarou Beach are also within 2 mi (3 ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (71 reviews)
Value for money in a good location
"Perfect location to base for a solo traveller with helpful hosts. Value for money on an Island you don’t find much of. Great sea views if opt for those rooms. Well worth the extra. Good access to transport hubs and beat beaches if not renting own vehicle."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2020

Pelagos Studios
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Mykonos


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Apr 11, 2020

Love the vibe and the locals! I will visit again!

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 8, 2020

I plan to visit again one day

4/5 - Good

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Feb 17, 2020

In the winter most of the shops are closed but good for photographers to get quite shots

5/5 - Excellent

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Feb 3, 2020

It was my dream to go there but ruined because a closure of the hotel Leto already paid.

5/5 - Excellent

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Jan 26, 2020

Friendly people. Most spoke English. Food was amazing!

4/5 - Good

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Nov 17, 2019

Remember to bring something trendy and club worthy to wear if planning to go out at night!

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