Mykonos is one of the most popular of the Greek Islands, and with it’s bright white buildings and crystal blue sea, it’s not difficult to see why. But beneath its relaxing and tranquil façade, as night falls Mykonos shows itself as a true party destination. It’s been described as an Ibiza meets St Tropez kind of vibe – and there’s nothing I love more than a bit of partying! Read on for my quick guide to Mykonos…
When it comes to choosing your accommodation you’re basically looking at two options: a hotel or a villa. While it’s possible to find hostel and camping options, the glamour of Mykonos calls for something a little more special. Hotels are available from budget to luxury, but there are also plenty of Mykonos villas to rent if you want something more private. Most villas come with their own pool (no fighting for a sun lounger) and enough space for you an all your friends!
Mykonos is renowned for its vibrant beach clubs and thriving gay scene. Hit Babylon for its contemporary décor, classic tunes and frequent drag shows. If you like EDM then head to Cavo Paradiso, one of the most famous clubs in Mykonos. Located on Paradise Beach, the club regularly hosts top DJs and is set in a cool open-air venue. For something slightly more subdued than the crazy beach parties, head to Scorpios for that chilled out vibe.
Things to do
Aside from all the partying, Mykonos has loads of other ways of keeping you entertained. If you’re a thrill-seeker, there are plenty of water sports centres offering jet and water skiing, wind surfing and tubing for both beginners and experts. If you want to wind-down, try out Yoga Mykonos for some relaxing yoga classes. They also offer special couple and sunset classes. To inject a little culture into your day why not try wine tasting? Head to the vineyard at Ano Mera and see the plantation up close while sampling the local produce!
Mykonos is the ideal destination for sun-seekers and has a great range of beaches. Paradise Beach is well-known for being the party beach, with plenty of clubs and open-air lounges. If you’re looking for something a little more peaceful or are traveling as a family then head to Ornos and Platys Gialos for a laid-back vibe. You can’t leave Mykonos without walking along the shoreline from Psarou to Paradise Beach for some stunning views. Psarou is said to be one of the chicest beaches and boast many restaurants and golden sand.
So, that’s our quick guide to Mykonos to give you a taster of what this sun-drenched island has to offer. Of course, there’s loads more to see and do, and the only way to truly appreciate the Mykonos atmosphere is to go there and see for yourself. What are you waiting for?