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Your vacations in Mykonos are a good opportunity to do a lot of fun things. You already know about wild parties and intense nightlife – but these are just a part of what you can experience on the island.
Mykonos has some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the Mediterranean. The best ones are at the south seashore of the island, as this part is protected from the strong northern winds that blow here almost the whole year. In fact, these winds come as a soft breeze to these beaches, making it more comfortable to stay under the sun for many hours.
Some of the beaches are fully organized with a lot of facilities and places to eat or drink. Beach bars and restaurants usually have their own space on the sand with sun loungers and umbrellas available for rent. Most of them have watersports facilities where you can find experienced instructors and rent the needed equipment to practice your favorite sport. Organized beaches in Mykonos are Kalo Livadi, Elia, Platis Gialos, Paradise and Super Paradise, Agios Ioannis, Psarou, Paraga and Ornos.
Mykonos beaches can cover almost all tastes. You can find family friendly beaches, nudist beaches, secluded beaches and pebbled or even rocky beaches.
Going out for dinner is a great part of Mykonos nightlife. You will find a lot of restaurants and taverns on the island and their cuisine varies from the local and Greek ones to some really exotic menus. You can choose among famous fine dining restaurants or local taverns with fresh fish and Greek traditional dishes.
A few of the best gourmet restaurants in Mykonos are:
- Sea Satin Market, right in front of the Windmills
- Nobu Matsuhisa inside Belvedere Hotel
- Nammos at Psarou beach
- Ling Ling by Hakkasan at the center of Mykonos Town
- Buddha Bar at Agia Marina beach
- Koursaros at Meletopoulou Square in Mykonos Town
If you prefer a more relaxed atmosphere and genuine Greek recipes you can try one of the local taverns, such as:
- Kiki’s at Agios Sostis beach
- Tasos at Paraga beach
- Fokos at the quiet, north-eastern Fokos beach
- Bakalo at Lakka area in Mykonos Town
- Nikolas at Agia Anna beach, near Paraga
In Mykonos you will find the ideal place to stay, according to your needs. If your budget allows it, we suggest you choose either a suite in a 5 star luxury hotel or a Mykonos Villa.
Camping or rented rooms. There are 2 camping areas in Mykonos, one at Paradise beach and one at Paraga beach. Rented rooms can be found everywhere on the island – in the city, near the beaches or even on the hills away from the sea.
One to four star hotels. These can also be found almost everywhere and they are a good option for a moderate budget.
Five star luxury hotels and resorts. They offer a lot of amenities and services, lavish rooms and suites and sometimes they have their own restaurants, spa centers and sports facilities.
Mykonos Luxury Villas, this is the kind of accommodation more celebrities choose. The stay at the villa can be combined with concierge services of the highest standards that can take the accommodation to a whole different level. Also, there are Mykonos Villas for sale for those who want to associate their vacations to a potential investment.
The center of Mykonos Town is a shopping paradise, especially for visitors who wish to find the latest trends in fashion. Famous international designers have a shop or a representative here, including Luis Vuitton, Chanel and John Galliano.
Apart from clothes, Mykonos offers a great opportunity to buy jewelry, accessories and art pieces. Many Greek top jewelers have a shop in Mykonos town – like Lalaounis, Vildiridis and Minas. As for paintings and sculptures, you should visit Rarity, Minima, Dyo Horia, the Big White Gallery and the School of Fine Arts.
Fun things to do
Take a walk on the seaside or get lost in Mykonos Town narrow streets. Sit at one of Little Venice cafes and watch the amazing sunset. Rent a luxury yacht and discover serene beaches. Throw a party your guests will remember at your private Villa Mykonos. There are so many interesting things to do, see and explore on the island that you can never get bored.