Parties, luxury and cycladic romance
Have you ever spent a holiday on the Greek trend island Mykonos? If not, it’s high time! Experience an island of superlatives, an island that has much more to offer than many people think.
White houses with doors and windows in intense blue, closely connected to each other in the narrow alleys, balconies everywhere, richly decorated with a splendidly fragrant floral splendour, in front of you lies only the crystal clear sea. You sit in a tavern covered with vine tendrils at the harbour and order one of the delicious Greek wines, while you let the atmosphere work its magic on you. I would like to welcome you to the Greek Cycladic island of Mykonos. The island is not only a Mecca for thousands of tourists, stars and starlets come here regularly to enjoy their holidays or to attend one of the numerous parties. So it is high time that I show you the most beautiful hotels and the best hotspots of the island.
Mykonos tips for a successful holiday
The best Mykonos offers
Harmony Boutique Hotel
Pietra E Mare – Hotel for adults
Myconian Ambassador Relay & Chateaux
How do I get to Mykonos?
You’re thinking about spending your next vacation on Mykonos? Then the best thing I can do is to tell you how to get to Cyclades Island. Since Mykonos is no longer an insider tip, you can get to the island comfortably in different ways. Almost all German airports offer flights to Mykonos, so you only have to board the plane at your home airport to get to the island.
Cyclades Island can also be reached within a few hours by ferry. They start for example at the harbour in Rafina or in Piraeus. In both cities there is a bus from Athens airport with a fare of about 3€. At the harbour you can book the crossing by speedboat for about 50€ to 60€ or the normal variant for 30€ to 40€. While the normal crossing takes about five hours, the speedboat needs only about 2,5 hours for the distance. No matter which boat you choose, you will have a great view of Mykonos and the surrounding islands of Delos, Tinos and Naxos.
Mykonos Hotspots – you shouldn’t miss that
In order not to miss a highlight on Mykonos, you should explore the island with a rental car. And what rounds off the sightseeing or beach day perfectly? A dinner in a cosy tavern and then a visit to the most popular bars and discos on the island. Eyes open and ring open – I introduce you to the hotspots on Mykonos.
Trubeliges Mykonos City
The capital and largest city of Mykonos is called just like the island itself. Here you will find numerous taverns directly at the harbour as well as several bars and discos. If you love long party nights, you should take an accommodation in Mykonos city, because there you are right in the heart of the party stronghold. If you’d rather take it a little easier on holiday, it’s still worth taking a stroll through the city: the romantic Cycladic architecture, expressed in the white, flat houses all over the island, together with the narrow, winding alleyways, guarantees a real Greek feeling! Cosy little restaurants invite you to feast and the atmosphere with palm trees, sea views and a lively atmosphere promises wonderful evenings.
- Kastro’s: First class Greek cuisine and seafood overlooking the Aegean Sea
- Kalita: Mediterranean cuisine on the cosy wooden terrace lined with palm trees
- I Scream: Designated as “the best ice on the island
From Mykonos town you can reach one of Mykonos’ most famous buildings, the Paraportiani Church, within a few minutes walk. The church, whose oldest chapel dates back to 1425, can only be visited from the outside due to the acute danger of collapse. In the immediate vicinity of the church is Little Venice, a relic from the time when Mykonos was ruled by the Venetians. If you walk through the small alleys, past the colourful houses, you will feel a little as if you were actually in Venice. But be careful, don’t get lost! The landmark of the island are the five old windmills that can be found on a hill not far from the city. When you’re on the island, don’t miss a photo of the famous Kato Mili.
The most beautiful beaches of Mykonos
Cyclades Island is famous for its beautiful beaches. The water is so clear that every holidaymaker gets into raptures. The most famous beaches of Mykonos, Paradise Beach and Super Paradise Beach, are located in the south of the island. With the popularity the number of visitors also increases steadily, so that you have to expect many tourists and full beach sections. The two Paradise beaches are just the thing if you enjoy celebrating and don’t mind the music played by the many bars along the promenade.
The exact opposite to the full Paradise Beach is the Agios Sostis in the north of the island. This beach can only be reached by car, there is no bus service. Once arrived, crystal clear water and empty bays await you, where you can really relax. In contrast to the very touristy beach promenade of Paradise Beach, you will find only a few taverns, which serve excellent fish and traditional wine. It is best to drive your rental car around the north of the island and visit the lonely beaches – the north is hardly visited by tourists.
In the southeast of the island you will find another beautiful beach, where you can relax far away from mass tourism – on the beach of Kalo Livadi you will meet families rather than party people. Holidaymakers especially praise the clear, clean water and the great service offered on the beach. There are plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas, and drinks and food are served in the surrounding restaurants.
Mykonos Nightlife – the party is here
Friends of a noble lounge atmosphere will certainly get their money’s worth at the Buddha Beach Bar in the southwest of the island. The stylish bar near Ornos offers predominantly Asian dishes and delicious cocktails, which you can enjoy with a direct view of the sea. Here, too, food and service are particularly appreciated.
If you want to turn the night into day, I can recommend the Paradise Club or the Scandinavian Bar in the party stronghold Mykonos City, two of the hottest locations on the island. Guests who have spent a night partying in one of the two clubs until the early hours of the morning report an unforgettable mood and fantastic atmosphere.
Popular hotels in Mykonos
Mykonos offers the right hotel for every budget – no matter if you are looking for peace and seclusion, or if you prefer to live right in the heart of the party stronghold. Should your travel budget be fuller again, I have found exactly the right accommodation for you. The unique luxurious hotels, resorts and villas will make your holiday unforgettable. And if you need to tighten your purse, I have a cheap alternative in stock for you.
The Cavo Tagoo
Very special villas and a private pool are available at Cavo Tagoo. The hotel, which combines luxury perfectly with the picturesque Cycladic architecture, is located not far from Mykonos city built into a mountain. Some of the stones of the mountain even protrude into the villas, creating a cozy cave-like atmosphere.