WHEN IN: MYKONOS
WHAT to expect
Peering through the window of our Boeing 717 while the cabin prepared for landing, we were greeted by a view that immediately lived up to every expectation we had of the justifiably popular Greek Island.
Our fortunately timed descent synchronised with the sun as it sunk behind the Aegean Sea, creating a striking contrast between clear blue and a wall of white.
With a wanderlust-inducing selection of luxurious hotels, cost-efficient rentals and party resorts, Mykonos attracts holiday-making families, party-hungry backpackers and loved-up couples alike.
Whichever experience you seek, this magical little island will surely deliver. Here are our must-dos to ensure you get the most out of Mykonos...
WHERE TO STAY
Splash out - Vencia Boutique Hotel
This taste of luxury will leave your travel fund slightly lagging but if you can spare some euro, the views, food and service guarantee a high return on investment. Ideal for a romantic getaway or indulgent weekend.
Agios Elefretios, Mykonos, 84600, Greece, email@example.com
Go wild - Paradise Beach Resort
Situated on one of Mykonos' most popular beaches just above the iconic Tropicana Beach Bar, this place is a party-goer's paradise. It is perfect for euro-trippers but won't tick the box if you're looking to wind down. The affordable villa-style rooms come with fantastic views and sell fast during the summer months, so you're best to book well in advance.
Paradise Beach, Mykonos, 84600, Greece, firstname.lastname@example.org
Like a local - Airbnb "Attic Apartment - Old Port"
Centrally located in the heart of Mykonos town, this picturesque apartment boasts a 35 square-meter roof terrace with stunning views of the Old Port. Comfortably accommodating 4 people, host Elina helps to provide a gorgeously authentic Greek Island experience.
WHERE TO EAT
Our pick - Kiki's Tavern
Arguably one of the island's most in-demand restaurants with people queuing for up to 4 hours to eat, all food is uniquely cooked in a wood fire outdoor oven as Kiki's uses no electricity. The complimentary wine and serene atmosphere make the wait a lot less painless. The incredible and well priced food doesn't hurt either.
WHERE TO PLAY
- Little Venice, Mykonos Town
- Panamas Beach
- Agios Sostis Beach
- Ornos Beach
- Hire quad bikes or APVs to explore the island