10 Best Things To Do in Mykonos

10 Best Things To Do in Mykonos
10 Best Things To Do in Mykonos

Mykonos” means the island of winds located in Greece. A typical Mediterranean climate where the sun shines for about 300 days of the year.   Mykonos is famous for vibrant nightlife and the best beaches in the world.  The most Popular island of Aegean sea. So presenting you 10 Best Things to Do in Mykonos. 

10 Best Things To Do in Mykonos
Oldport of Mykonos

Average Yearly Weather of Mykonos

 

Mykonos Yearly weather | temperature in Mykonos

10 Best Things to do  in Mykonos

Little Venice   

Buildings are built right on the edge of the sea with the waves of sea kissing the balconies.  This island was once a Pirate island in the 16th or 17th century.  So this place was used for quick loading and unloading of goods. Now, these buildings are turned into antique bars, cafes, and restaurants. Lunch here is preferred for pretty views and to enjoy the sound of waves and winds.

Little Venice
Little Venice
Bars in Little Venice
Eating out
  • Matoyianni Street (Mykonos street) 

 Matoyianni street in the old town is a maze of narrow streets. The network of the streets was laid to confuse enemies coming from the sea. Very interesting to walk on the streets as you may find some dead-end. The town is filled with unique shops which are any shopper’s delight. The small shops sell a variety of products from cheap souvenirs to artwork, jewelry, and branded fashion items. The white-washed houses have terraces and brightly colored doors and windows. You will see Bougainville trees in bloom as you walk the cobble-stoned streets. Also, there are many boutique hotels in the area. Enjoy the walk and get lost to find something unique.

Street of Mykonos
Street of Mykonos
10 Best Things To Do in Mykonos
Streets of Mykonos
10 Best Things To Do in Mykonos
Streets of Mykonos
10 Best Things To Do in Mykonos
Streets of Mykonos

10 Best Things To Do in Mykonos

  •  The Windmills (Kato Myli)

These iconic 16th-century traditional windmills overlooking Little Venice and the Aegean Sea are spectacular. These windmills are not functional today but were used in the 16th century for generating power to grind grain.  They are in total 16 spread all over the island.

10 Best Things To Do in Mykonos
Windmills

Paradise Beach 

Party beach with loud music and beach dancers.

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Paradise Beach
  • Super Paradise Beach

 Beautiful turquoise colored waters beach. The most Hippest beach. 

  •  Psarou Beach

Psarou Beach is famous for attracting celebrities from all over the world. It has a beautiful sandy beach and clear waters. Water sports facilities such as scuba diving are available at Psarou. The beach is located at 5 km from Mykonos and can be reached by local bus. 

Psarou
Psarou
  • Ornus Beach

 Ornos beach is situated in front of a small fishing village, 2.5 km south of town and is the closest beach Mykonos city, with fine sand and sun beds and umbrellas for rent. Many water activities can be found here on rent. 

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Ornos Beach
  • Agios Stefanos Beach 

 Agios Stefanos Beach is sandy beach next to the new harbor, Tourlos, of Mykonos which is located 3.5km from Mykonos town. Many restaurants and hotels are there for staying.

agios stefanos beach
Agios Stefanos beach
  • Kalafatis Beach 

 Kalafatis is known for its water sports and so it is very much an active beach. In the left corner of the beach of Kalafatis, one can find a hut with hire facilities from a snorkel to diving. There is also a windsurf center, where you can rent board by the hour, and a watersports center for a jet ski.

kalafatisbeach
Kalafatis Beach
  • PlatysGialos Beach

Beautiful blue, clean and clear waters with antique style hotel on a bay.

There are many other famous beaches like Panormos Beach, Elia Beach, Lia Beach, Kalo Livadi, Paraga, Korfos, Agia Anna, Agrari etc.  and famous churches like Delos and Folk Lore Museum. 

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Scooter ride in Mykonos is very popular to visit different attractions. Also, quad bikes and car on rent are available. 

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scooters in Mykonos

Sunset from lighthouse away on the hilltop is very enchanting. Though many people don’t go there from here you see the whole island. An isolated place and before heading towards it, check your car has enough fuel.

10 Best Things To Do in Mykonos

10 Best Things To Do in Mykonos
sunset across Mykonos

Where to stay in Mykonos?

Nature on Island while going on roads through different attractions 

GENERAL GUIDELINES OF MYKONOS – WHAT TO DO IN MYKONOS

  • For Internal commuting hire a car, bike or scooter. There is not much public transport. Or you can book guided tours. Click here to book Mykonos half day tour with the guide.  Or you can book to historic sites of Delos to the nearby island by boat. Book 8 hours 4WD jeep safari in this beautiful island to explore some idyllic beaches and rural villages with many stops for swimming and lazing around. Also, you can take 40 minutes cruise which runs from Mykonos to Delos. Delos is an uninhabited island and was a center to the ancient Greek world.  Delos is a historic island.
  • If you are not looking for expensive options then plan your visit in shoulder season like April and September. From May to August Mykonos can be expensive as it is a peak season there. 
  • You will get vegetarian food as Greek cuisine has Stuffed Capsicums with herbs and rice, Fava Beans ( a type of lentils), Bread, Spinach pie, Roasted Eggplant, and Greek style pizza.
  • Stay with a view of windmills & ocean or in the narrow streets of authentic white houses. 
  • Sunset is worth here and even you can book a cruise for sunset. But the best point is to watch the sunset is from a higher point like near the lighthouse or from some hilly top. Drive down there and wait for perfect timing.  
  • If you find Mykonos expensive to stay then choose nearby islands for staying in the night and do Mykonos as a day trip cruise from your stay location.  You can also stay at Naxos island nearby and visit Mykonos as a day trip. Click here to book Naxos to Mykonos day trip. 
  • As it is a party island lookout for some of your favorite DJ’s nite or theme parties. Favorable for a Destination party. 
  • Mykonos is a windy island and therefore carry some coat or jacket for evenings. 
  • Apart from Mykonos if you want to do know what other places are in Greece to visit then read my other post on Glorious Greece.
  • What to do in Athens click here.
  • Click here to book your Mykonos trip from Athens for 2 days and an overnight stay.
  • Carry loads of suntan cream to enjoy in sun.
  • Indulge in blue waters.
  • Have Evenings full of Party.
  • Get lost in the maze of streets.

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Can we do Mykonos trip from nearby islands?

Ans – Yes, You can do Mykonos day trip from the nearby island – Paros, and Naxos. As Mykonos can be very expensive during peak season, you can have your stay at Naxos or Paros and can visit Mykonos as a day tour option. 

Day trips from Mykonos to nearby islands

Best Beach clubs and Bars (Mykonos Entertainment / Nightlife options)

Do we get Vegetarian food in Mykonos? 

Ans – Yes a lot of Greek food is vegetarian-friendly. Some of them are Vegetable fritters, Greek Salad, Fava beans, spanakopita (or spinach pie), Spinach rich, stuffed Capsicum or tomato with herbs infused rice, Gemista, Ladera dishes, Briam (made of baked eggplant), Gigantes, Melitzanosalata, and Greek-styled pizza.

We landed in Mykonos from Santorini, by Super Jet Ferry on Old Port and left Mykonos through Blue Star Cruise on New Port. Ports of Mykonos are also worth visiting. 

Read about Interesting facts on Greece.

OldPort
Oldport of Mykonos

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131 Comments

  1. Incredible! I am sitting here in a house that the air just went out. Sweating and wishing I was there with all that wind! Great post with amazing photos. You really captured Mykonos.

    1. Greece is just beautiful. I love all your pictures, specially of Little Venice (with cozy cute cafes and restaurants) and Super Paradise Beach. Super Paradise Beach looks like a mini paradise doing justice to its name.

  2. Sunsets are my weakness and oh Geeze the ones you captured in Mykonos have taken my breath x Everybody I know speaks about the Windmills and they really are beautiful, a brilliant photoshoot spot!

  3. Mykonos looks like so amazing, with the white buildings and the blue waters everywhere. Have come across Mykonos a couple of times on Insta, but never knew the meaning, nor did i know that there were so many things that can be done in this place. Now I know, thanks to this lovely thought off post.

  4. I just love Mykonos, so much so that I have been a few times now. Your post takes me right back there in every way, especially about riding around on scooters. I have an exact picture on my instagram of me on a scooter in Myknonos. You took some lovely pictures of the beaches and very informative.

  5. Mykonos is absolutely beautiful! There aren’t too many places in the world, I image, that can say the sun shines 300 days out of the year. If I’m ever lucky enough to go, I’d love to see all of the pretty windmills and also the houses that are close to the sea. Isn’t it crazy to think pirates visited them a long time ago? x

  6. I always thought that Mykonos was all about partying and celebreties. But this postshoes me that the nature of the island is so pretty. I would love to visit Agios Stefanos Beach.

  7. So beach, beach or beach? Mykonos certainly looks like a great place to scoot around and enjoy the beach life. And the amazing food.

  8. The colors of Greece are so beautiful. I love all the white and blue! We haven’t visited Mykonos yet but it’s just moved up my travel bucket list!

  9. Mykonos is one of those places I always wanted to go but never did. Those windmills are so iconic! I would love to scoot around the island and go beach hopping.

  10. I’ve been to a few Greek Islands but never to Mykonos. I really would love to go though. It looks like a beautiful place. Your images have captured it so well. I love that scooter! Was it yours?

  11. At a quick glance of the photos, Mykonos could easily be Santorini! I’m visiting Greece this winter and I will consider Mykonos, it’s so Instagrammable. I just look where Mykonos is on Google maps and it looks well connected by the ferry. I’d love to photograph the 16th century traditional windmills, I would not have expected these in Greece!

  12. Mykonos looks beautiful! The beaches especially. Those sunsets are so intense, too, and the windmills make for a great photo opp! Thanks for sharing your lovely captures.

  13. Those whitewashed buildings look so dreamy and you captured them beautifully! I’d love a trip to Mykonos just for the photo ops (especially of the windmills)! I think a lot of people choose Santorini over Mykonos but from the photographs they actually look really similar!

  14. We have been here before but had no idea how diverse the island actually was. Little Venice looks like a sweet spot to have a lovely meal and watch the ocean. Was it an expensive island to stay on?

  15. Greece is a fascinating country. Mykonos is perhaps the most famous place in Greece. It is so picture perfect that I want to make a You Tube video here. I am a fan of Mediterranean cuisine as it is a perfect option for vegetarians like me. I want to travel here with my parents.

  16. Somewhere I have always dreamed of visiting! Matoyianni Street sounds so cool! Those windmills are gorgeous and I had no idea just how many beaches there were! Really need to get there soon!

  17. Oh Mykonos, I’ve had this in my travel bucket list for a long time. Your photos validate why it has been on my travel bucket list. The colorful buildings, the narrow alleyways and the gorgeous beaches are calling my name!

  18. Mykonos is gorgeous and your guided tour with stunning photos adds to the excitement one feels when they arrive there. Next stop Santorini. 🙂

  19. This place is beautiful. The houses are all painted white and the streets are so clean. This is what dream vacations are made – sun, sand, blue seas, and a community so friendly, they all feel like family!

  20. Greece truly has some of the most beautiful beaches that I have seen in the world. I like the look of Super Paradise Beach, the sea is so vibrant and full of colour x

  21. good stuff to know of suchh amazing place and have in hand ahead of the trip things and places to do visit when you get there. i love the images as it speaks calm and good of the place. now this is a wishlist bucklisted destination.

  22. OMG this post is everything! I’ve been dying to go to Mykonos, and am trying to plan on a trip next year. I will def be bookmarking and referring back to this!

  23. Ah! I feel so bad for missing Greece! Hope I’ll get a chance again to visit the beautiful country! Matoyianni Street and those Windmills are just stunning! I’d never stop clicking photographs here! All those beaches are beautiful!

  24. One thing I love about Greece is their structures! The color of blue and white gives the feeling of relaxation especially when the sunset colors were added to it. Who would’ve known that this paradise used to be a Pirate Island too!

  25. Mykonos is on my bucket list as it is one of the Greek Islands I have not visited yet. This Island looks pristine clean judging from your photos. Its so pretty and so perfect that it almost doesn’t look real. Beautiful can’t wait to travel there.

  26. I’ve always wanted to visit Mykonos and this just makes my wanderlust that much worse! 🙂 I love the shot with the colorful boats in the water. I’d love to see the windmills in person.

  27. Mykonos is like a fairy land. I want to tak my parents here. I hope it is a senior citizen friendly place. The windmills have almost become the very identity of Mykonos. I didn’t know that they are dysfunctional and so ancient. Interesting.

    1. But this place is famous for adult parties in the world so i cannot say whether your parents will like this or not. I took my children but it was slight off season

  28. I find this is extremely interesting and pretty dam cool that pirates used to use this as a quick pit stop of loading and unloading goods. That’s really cool! Nice article!

  29. Literally blue everything !!!! From the sky to the doors and roofs, I have ALWAYS wanted to go there! Every single person who visits says it just doesn’t look real. I didn’t know about little Venice there though. The whole country is just amazing from the pictures!

  30. You can definitely see the winds in those first photos! Paradise Beach looks so quiet in your picture…it’s good to know that it’s one to avoid for me. I can’t wait to get to Greece some day and experience the beauty of these islands.

  31. The Sea looks really rough on your photos while the island seems so quiet and peaceful. The white and blue is so iconic, would love to visit Mykonos. Matoyianni Street (Mykonos street) is beautiful.

  32. I was sold at Super Paradise beach! I’m so in love with Greece it’s not even funny. Mykonos looks like heaven on earth, and you post has convinced me to include it on my next visit!

  33. Whoa. This is an amazing post. I have seen many pictures of Mykonos on Instagram and have been thinking of going here. You have really covered this place so well that I am tempted to go here. The photographs are incredibly beautiful

  34. Greece is somewhere I have never been to but heard a lot about it. And after reading your article and seeing your pictures, especially the street of Mykonos, which looks absolutely breathtaking, is now somewhere I would like to go.

  35. I have always wanted to go to Mykonos and your photos are so beautiful, it makes me want to go even more. I really like your list, there’s quite a variety of things to do there. I would love to see the windmills!

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