Thousands of tourists visit Mykonos each year to spend their summer vacations. They are mostly attracted by the fame of the island as a party and luxurious destination and they want to experience first-hand its glorious lifestyle.
Mykonos has therefore become a huge touristic resort, with so many things to do and see. As we believe that time and budget will be limited for most visitors, we have prepared a short guide of things you should keep in mind when you are organizing your trip to the island.
Paradise, Super Paradise, Psarou and Paraga are the most famous beaches in Mykonos and they have become well known to the world because of the endless parties happening there almost every night. During the day, visitors can relax on their sunbeds, drink a colorful, exotic cocktail or have a meal at the restaurants nearby. Many celebrities gather here, during the day or night.
Less famous beaches but worth a visit, are Platys Yialos, Ornos, Kalo Livadi, Kalafatis, Elia and Agrari. They are all lounge beaches with some useful facilities such as sun loungers and umbrellas, bars and restaurants.
The islets of Delos and Rhenia also have some great sandy beaches but they are more secluded and can only be visited during the day.
Luxury and Mykonos go together. There are only a few places where you can find so many luxurious places to stay as in Mykonos. For a lavish accommodation you can choose a 5 star hotel or a Mykonos Villa. Hotels and resorts are probably more convenient as they have a lot of services and facilities but Villas Mykonos can offer you and your friends more privacy and space.
Astonishing, cozy decoration, endless views to the ocean, swimming pools, Jacuzzis, spas, private staff such as drivers, chefs and entertainers – are just only a few of the things you will enjoy at Mykonos’ luxury accommodation.
Mykonos Real Estate
In Mykonos, especially in the last years, many magnificent Villas were built in privileged locations all over the island, offering breathtaking views and some of them with walking access to a beach.
The combination of luxurious design with the traditional architecture makes these properties so special and unique.
Μykonos Real Estate market is in very high demand and it would be a great opportunity if you would like to combine your vacation with visiting some beautiful properties, get familiar with this increasing market and be informed about real estate prices and sales.
Again, Mykonos has it all: an international airport with good connections to the biggest cities of the world, a new Harbor that can accept a big number of private yachts, limousines, helicopters and luxury yachts for hire.
Public transportation is good and local buses connect Chora with the most important parts of the island. Taxis and hotel mini buses are also available for a cheaper transportation.
What would be more relaxing and pleasant than a delicious meal with fresh ingredients next to a calm, blue ocean? In Mykonos you will find a big range of beach restaurants where you can enjoy your lunch or dinner and the magnificent sea view at the same time.
Some of the best beach restaurants are:
- Kalua Beach Bar-Restaurant at Paraga beach. Mediterranean menu with fresh seafood accompanied by lounge music.
- Solymar at Kalo Livadi beach with Greek and Mediterranean dishes.
- Nammos at Psarou beach. International jet setters gather here to taste the mixed culture cuisine
- Thea restaurant at Platys Gialos. Tasty fresh fish and seafood straight from the local market.
- Tropicana Beach Bar – Restaurant at Paradise beach with European and Mediterranean dishes.
- Kiki’s Tavern at Agios Sostis beach for a pure, local meal completely prepared on barbeque as it has no electricity.
You may already have heard that nights in Mykonos are sleepless. It is completely true as, even if you are not a party animal, you will definitely find the island’s nightlife very interesting and full of pleasant surprises.
The best areas to have a good idea of Mykonos’ nightlife are the center of Chora and the party beaches.
Matogianni Square and Little Venice are the center of nightlife in Chora, while the southern beaches of Paraga, Paradise and Super Paradise get crowded by party lovers when the night falls.
The locals call it “Chora” and it is the capital of the island. You will relax in its nice traditional neighborhoods with typical Cycladic houses and stone-paved alleys. There are many restaurants from Greek taverns to fine dining with a big variety of quality dishes. Cafes, bars, nightclubs, boutiques, art galleries and amazing churches are a few places to see in Chora.
Don’t forget to visit Little Venice, the Windmills, the old Port area and the Church of Paraportiani.