Relaxing in beach clubs, meandering through cobbled streets, choosing your cocktail as the sun goes down. If you’re wondering how best to spend your time in Mykonos, our advice is to try to get into the rhythm of island life. Slow down and give yourself time to enjoy the calm of the bays and the simplicity of life by the coast – before making the most of the island’s famous nightlife, of course!
With its golden beaches and crystal-clear waters, it’s easy to see why heading to the coast is one of the best things to do in Mykonos. You can choose between the glamour of one of the island’s many beach clubs or head a little further off the beaten track to find unspoilt coves and inlets. We love the southern coast of the island, where there’s plenty of shelter from the wind, but often head north when we want to avoid the crowds. Before you reach for the sun lotion, read our guide to the best beaches in Mykonos.
From rustic beach bars and surfer-chic spots to luxurious boho hangouts that evolve into showstopper evenings, there’s a beach club for everyone. You could spend your entire holiday searching for the perfect vibe (only to discover it on your final day!), or you could read our guide to Mykonos beach clubs before you travel.
We believe that embracing island life is about experiencing it first-hand. In our guide, we’ll explain how to book a cookery course with a local Greek family, inspire you to get a real sense of Greek history with a trip to Delos island, and explore the best places to visit by bicycle.
The main town of the island is everything you want from a Greek escape, with white painted buildings, cobbled streets, and plenty of little shops to duck into – they simply don’t make towns like this anywhere else. What’s more, the centre of town is closed to traffic during the day, which makes exploring its narrow, winding streets more enjoyable. You can read more about Chora Mykonos in our guide…