Mykonos is renowned for it’s stunning views, relaxing beaches and exciting nightlife. We can tell you; it didn’t disappoint!
We would recommend visiting Mykonos in August or September. The weather permits for year-round tourists, however in September the larger crowds have died down which makes for a more relaxing holiday.
With some amazing Greek holiday offers on at 1st Class, we have put together some of our favourite places and things to do in Mykonos to encourage you to go to the beautiful island.
Platis Gialos – We actually stayed in this area when we visited Mykonos and we couldn’t recommend it enough. There is a sandy stretch of beach with bright blue seas which is lovely to sit and sunbathe for the day. By night, there are neighbouring restaurants along the beachfront with Mykonos Town only being a 10-minute bus journey away.
Windmills of Kato Mili – These windmills are an iconic sight of Mykonos and we think they are a must see. Built in the 16th century, they fuelled the wheat industry up until the mid-20th century. Plus, it is a great photo opportunity!
Little Venice – Located a short downhill walk from the windmills, Little Venice is a gorgeous lunch stop off. The whitewashed buildings are very Venetian and currently house trendy bars and restaurants. At night, it is the perfect sunset spot for a romantic Mykonos experience with a maze of streets filled with shops, bars and art galleries to explore.
Agios Stefanos Beach – a short drive away from Mykonos town, this windless beach is perfect for families. It also has cafes, restaurants and sunbeds to make your beach day as comfortable as possible. It is 1km away from the New Port of Mykonos which is where you will dock if you visit the island as part of a cruise.
Quad biking – we hired a quadbike for a couple of days when we visited Mykonos and it was amazing. It allowed us to discover more of the island and we spent the day driving to different beaches and further inland to the smaller, less touristic villages. A lot of people also opt for a scooter to get around too. The roads are really easy to navigate and there aren’t a lot of bigger cars on the roads. (Make sure your travel insurance covers quad biking)
Boat trip – there are loads of different boat trip options to choose from, whether it’s one recommended by your hotel or from a kiosk in the Old Port. An excursion like this breaks up the relaxation of the holiday and gives you amazing memories. Our boat trip took us to Delos island, the holiest place in the Aegean for the Ancient Greeks and is lovely to walk around and take in the cultural sights.
Yialo Yialo – situated on Platis Gialos beach, this restaurant is to die for! We actually went twice during our stay in Mykonos. It has a Greek and Mediterranean menu perfectly partnered with a relaxing and friendly ambience.
D’Angelo – This central Italian restaurant offers great food and fantastic service. Choose from a wide selection of cocktails to start followed by something from their freshly made, delicious menu. This is the perfect spot to take the family for a pizza or enjoy a cosy dinner for two before exploring the cobbled shopping streets nearby.
180 Sunset Bar – this bar with panoramic sea views is the perfect place for a cocktail as the sun sets for the day. We would recommend booking a table just before sunset as it can get really busy.
Interni – While Interni do an incredible food menu, we would recommend going here later on at night. It is a beautifully decorated venue, and the restaurant turns into more of a bar/nightclub in the evening.
Principote – this neutral toned beach club is the epitome of understated luxury. It has an incredible atmosphere and large sunbeds all situated near the waterfront. From iced coffees to pina coladas, there is something for everybody to keep you going throughout the day.
SantAnna – this is a great beach club option for families as they openly accept children in their venue. It features Europe’s largest saltwater pool that twists and turns around multiple bars throughout the entire length of the club. It is utter relaxation during the day with parties starting later in the evening.
Scorpios – We dined at Scorpios and the food, although rather pricey, was incredible. We opted for a pasta dish and steak with the service being second to none. The décor here offers elegance and there are cabanas throughout the venue which offer privacy and relaxation for the day. At around 7pm, the Sunset Rituals begin, a party that shouldn’t be missed.
Cavo Tagoo – While this isn’t technically a beach club, it had to be included in our recommendations. If you are going to Mykonos on a honeymoon, this would be the perfect day out. It features a stunning infinity pool overlooking the sea and sunset. It is luxurious whilst still having amazing entertainment and food.