Among the most Greek islands, Mykonos island is located almost in the centre of the Cyclades complex. It is particularly famous for the cosmopolitan atmosphere, the exciting nightlife, the picturesque Cycladic architecture and the magnificent beaches. There are many things to do in Mykonos Greece, an island perfect for people of all ages: walk along the narrow streets of Chora, see the sunset from Little Venice, stay in luxurious hotels and swim in exotic beaches. Super Paradise, Paradise and Platis Gialos are fabulous places to swim and spend a day under the hot sun. In the evenings, head to Mykonos Town and enjoy a night out in the many bars and clubs.
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Travel guide to Mykonos, Greece
One of the top destinations in Greece, Mykonos is famous for the vivid nightlife and the gorgeous beaches. Holiday to Mykonos is often combined with holiday to Santorini and other Cycladic islands.
Check our travel guide about Mykonos and find all the tourist information you need to organize your trip to Mykonos: villages, beaches, sightseeing, museums and more. Also see our photos, maps and 360 pictures to get a better understanding of the island.
Things to see and do
The island of Mykonos is one of the most popular Greek islands and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group.
Mykonos island, the Ibiza of Greece as it is called, is particularly famous for the picturesque town and the fantastic beaches. It is also famous as a gay friendly destination. Mykonos Town is a characteristic sample of Cycladic architecture, with whitewashed sugar houses, lovely churches and cobbled streets. On a hill above the town, there are traditional windmills, while the most beautiful quarter in Little Venice with restaurants and bars right by the sea.
The most fabulous beaches are located on the southern side of Mykonos island. Super Paradise, Paradise, Platis Gialos and Lia amaze visitors with the soft sand and the crystal water. Beach bars are open all day and attract many visitors. In the evening, people head to Mykonos Town, where there are also many bars for gays and lesbians.
A nice trip is a boat trip to Delos, a small island that is considered an open archaeological site. According to mythology, Delos is the island where god Apollo was born and this is why there is an entire sanctuary dedicated to this god. This was among the most sacred sanctuaries in ancient Greece.
In this travel guide of Mykonos island, you shall see all the important things to see and do on the island. Mykonos, located in the centre of the Aegean Sea, can be easily combined for holidays with other Greek islands, including Santorini and Crete.
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Mykonos has hotels of all kinds to satisfy every need, as this is the most cosmopolitan island of Cyclades. These venues are scattered all over the western side of the island, but most of them are found around Mykonos Town. Numerous luxurious suites, spa resorts and boutique hotels are also found in Agios Stefanos, Agios Ioannis and other beaches close to the town. In these luxurious hotels, you can enjoy infinity pools, massages, open jacuzzi and other upscale facilities. Accommodation is also available in the popular beaches of Paradise, Super Paradise, and Platis Gialos. In these lively areas, modern villas and romantic resorts are found side by side to budget hotels, apartments and studios with simple facilities.
Highlights in Mykonos
Chora, the main town in Mykonos, distinguishes for its Cycladic architecture: walk through the narrow paved paths, see the sugar houses and the traditional windmills.
Little Venice is the most picturesque quarter of Mykonos Town. This is a wonderful spot to enjoy the sunset and have a drink or coffee at the many bars along the waterfront.
Located on the southern side of Mykonos, Super Paradise is the most beautiful beach on the island. It has exotic waters, soft sand and some beach bars along the coast.
The large beach of Elia has amazing waters and soft sand. Due to its size, it is ideal for visitors looking for privacy and others looking for beach parties.
In the ancient times, Delos was the island of Apollo and a large sanctuary was dedicated to the god. Today the island is an open archaeological site and bot tours depart from Mykonos Town to Delos in summer.
Mykonos is the island with the most vivid nightlife in Greece. In the day, head to the beach bars on the southern side of the island, while in the evening, enjoy the night out in Mykonos Town and Little Venice.
The seabed around the island of Mykonos is rich in reefs and ancient wrecks. Many diving centres provide courses and diving trips to spots and uninhabited islets around Mykonos.
Due to the strong summer winds, Mykonos is a great island for kite surfing and windsurfing. Many surfing centers have their base in Mykonos, providing courses and the necessary equipment.
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