A whole world on a single island
Discover the Jewel of the Cyclades
Famed for its beaches, extravagant, jet-setting party scene and iconic white-and-blue houses, churches, windmills and cobbled streets, Mykonos is an undisputed jewel of the Cyclades.
Greece’s answer to Ibiza and St. Tropez, thanks to its hard-partying super-clubs, headlined by celebrity DJs, and the azure splendor of its Aegean shores, the Island of the Winds is justifiably among the world’s most desirable travel destinations.
Each year, holidaymakers fall under the spell of its cosmopolitan elegance, natural beauty and traditional architecture, combining the best of high living with a union of earth, sea and sky.
So, whether you’re here for the fine dining, elegant shopping, serious partying or unforgettable beaches, it won’t be long before you, too, surrender to Mykonos’ enchantments.
- Little Venice: 350m
- Mykonos Town: 0m
- Mykonos Airport: 3km
- Mykonos Port: 4km
- Ornos Beach: 3km
- Psarou Beach: 4km
Mykonos Town (Chora)
Mykonos Town, also known as Chora, is the island’s main urban area and one of the best-preserved towns in Greece. With a photo opportunity awaiting you on every corner, you can wander its pedestrian-only, labyrinthine streets to your heart’s content, discovering artisanal treasures, fashion and cultural diversions along the way.
White-washed cubic homes offer the perfect counterpoint to the brightly-painted wooden doors, with Chora’s houses, its hundreds of churches and its windmills creating a many-levelled panorama across the hilly landscape. Additional visual pleasures are Chora’s bright bougainvillea flowers, contrasting with the white of the Cycladic architecture, as well as its spectacular sunrises and sunsets that you can enjoy from several of its vantage points.
Shopping, Nightlife & Clubbing
Matogianni Street is Mykonos’ main shopping artery, with all kinds of goods on sale to tempt you: from fine jewelry and high fashion, to souvenirs. There are also delightful cafés and restaurants, boutiques with top International and Greek designers, home decorations made out of sea-wood and other local materials, antiques, traditional crafts and art.
But save some energy for later, as the island is famed for its nightlife, best described as one, unbroken party, running from dawn to dawn. Bronzed and attractive partygoers often begin their evening with an aperitif on the beach while watching the sunset, then dine at one of the island’s elegant restaurants, and later head for a cocktail in Little Venice.
Last stop on the itinerary are the show-stopping clubs and beach bars, where the music, dancing and drinking take revelers through to the morning. The most popular seafront clubs, featuring A-list DJs whose dominance on the decks moves thousands to the pounding beats of House, techno and rock, can be found at Paraga, Psarou, Paradise and Super Paradise beaches.
Speaking of beaches, Mykonos is blessed with 25, ranging from sugar-white sand and azure waters to pebbled, intimate little coves.
Other than the party-oriented shores mentioned above, Elia beach offers the longest stretches of sand, popular with families, while Platys Gialos and Kalafatis are outstanding for water sports.
To the north, Panormos and Agios Sostis beaches offer a quieter experience than the southern coast, with naturist-friendly sections. Also secluded, to the northeast, are the coves of Myrsine and Fokos, while the seafront restaurants and windsurfing opportunities of, respectively, Ornos and Agios Ioannis beaches are found to the southwest.