Mykonos, which means ‘a mass of stones’ or a rocky place, is a Greek island part of a group of islands called the Cyclades located in the Aegean Sea. Famously known for its nightlife, no trip is complete without a stay in one of the many luxurious villas in Mykonos.
Wake up Like a Celebrity
Enjoy style, comfort, and convenience when you choose a villa on Mykonos Island. Luxury villas in Mykonos can be found scattered all over the island, most by the sea offering beautiful picturesque views from your veranda. Enjoy direct access to beaches, private pools, and fabulous facilities.
On a budget? Not to worry, as Mykonos villas offer a variety of price ranges. Family villas in Mykonos are also available for those looking for a relaxing holiday where children can play in a safe environment.
Peak travel time is June to September when prices are at a record high, and the beaches and restaurants are packed. Shoulder season (April to early June, late September, and October) is a more pleasant time to visit. You get the beaches minus the crowds and the accommodation prices are lower. If you choose to visit the island in the wintertime, don’t count on sunbathing and swimming as it may be too cold for it. The biggest bonuses, however, include virtually completely empty beaches and plenty of accommodation bargains.
Exploring The Island
The most popular natural attraction are the 25 sugary-white sandy beaches which cover this island. To the south, partygoers tend to look no further than Paradise or Super Paradise Beach. Paraga and Psarou are also beach party favorites. If you’re looking for meals with a view, Ornos has dozens of seafront restaurants.
To the north, Panormos and Agios Sostis receive a fraction of visitors compared to southern beaches. Elia is popular with families, while Pebbled Myrsine and Fokos’ coves offer seclusion and refuge from the crowds. Platys Gialos and Kalafatis are great for water sports, while secluded Agios Ioannis is a good spot for windsurfing.
Mykonos is nicknamed “The Island of the Winds”, so you might want to take advantage of the opportunity of taking windsurfing lessons on Kalafatis beach. You can also try your hand at adrenaline-rush activities such as flyboarding and wakeboarding.
There are also plenty of caves, walls, and wrecks to intrigue beginners and advanced divers alike. Head to Paradise, Lia and Kalafatis beaches if this is something you’d like to explore.
Watch the sunset at Kato Myli grain windmills, which overlook Little Venice, and are dated back to the 16th century. Sail a short ride to the Island of Delos, to see the protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, an important Greek mythology site.
A visit to the Aegean Maritime Museum is home to an amazing collection of artifacts representing Greek nautical history from antiquity to the present. For the lover of Greek antiquities, visit the Archaeological Museum.
According to locals, Mykonos Island has over 400 churches. The reason for the abundance of churches is that for many years in order to build a house, the islanders were required to build a church on their land first. Panagia Paraportiani is one of the most famous architectural structures in Greece.
Stroll through the enchanting narrow walkways of the small capital of Hora lined with picture-perfect restaurants and boutiques. Little Venice is excellent for art, fashion, and, of course, cheesy souvenirs.
There’s a little something here for everyone on Mykonos Island. With its turquoise sea and breathtaking landscapes, it’s no wonder that so many flock here every year. What are you waiting for?