Mykonos | Designer Travel

Mykonos, Mikonos, Greece


Beaches, luxury hotels and the place to be seen

Mykonos is one of the most visited and cosmopolitian islands of the Cyclades. It’s everything you picture when you think of Greece, with picturesque windmills, traditional whitewashed buildings and a stunning coastline. This wonderful island offers sandy beaches, luxury hotels and great nightlife to suit all tastes.

Pristine sandy beaches can be found along the south coast, whilst Mykonos Town is a labyrinth of narrow streets with a wide choice of restaurants lining the harbour front. It’s an ideal place for a spot of shopping before trying the local meze and sitting back with a cooling drink to people watch – absolutely perfect!

The beaches are a lovely place to relax but there’s plenty of opportunity for being active too. The island has well equipped dive centres so you can learn to dive, or you can try snorkelling, waterskiing, surfing or windsurfing. Elia Beach has a long stretch of sand fringed by excellent eateries and from here you can take a water taxi to Paradise Beach which can be fairly quiet until the music and partying starts in the afternoon and goes on late into the night.

There are plenty of excursions and sights to enjoy and we would highly recommend a boat trip to the pretty island of Delos. This once sacred island was, according to mythology, the birthplace of the twin gods Apollo and Artemis. Other sights on Mykonos include the much photographed church of Paraportiani, Armenistis Lightshouse and Alefantra or ‘Little Venice’ with its historic buildings and colourful balconies.

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Key Highlights
  • We would recommend this fabulous island for both couples and families
  • The winds make Mykonos a haven for watersport enthusiasts, particularly windsurfers and sailors
  • There are plenty of dive centres offering lessons and snorkelling and diving trips
  • Take a boat trip to the small island of Delos or stroll round ‘Little Venice’
  • Top photo spots include the famous windmills, Armenistis Lighthouse and the church of Paraportiani
  • It’s easy enough to get round by bus, taxi or water taxi, but car hire allows you more flexibility
  • Head to Matoyianni St in the heart of the island for designer shops, souvenirs and markets
  • Gastronomic delights include kopanisti, local peppery sausages and ground almond pastry cakes
  • For a romantic stay in a boutique setting, we would recommend the beautiful Katikies Mykonos

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +2 hours

Currency: Euro

Climate Information

Mykonos offers a typically Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. The north of the island can be particularly windy which results in slightly cooler temperatures during spring and summer months. The hottest month is July with averages temperatures of 26°C and an average temperature of 9°C in the coldest month of January.

November is the wettest month with an average of 6 inches of rain.

Leisure & Activities

Little Venice
This is a very popular destination for visitors offering a stunningly beautiful sea frontage featuring colourful houses built right on the sea. It’s also very popular with local artists who will offer to sell their work to visiting tourists. Photographers will also find plenty of opportunities for sensational photos and you will see why it’s one of the most photographed sites in Europe.

Mykonos Town
The capital of Mykonos and the most picturesque village on the island. Known as Chora by the locals, it features a maze of narrow streets and white washed houses with colourful wooden doors and balconies. It’s also home to fantastic cafes, chic boutiques, souvenir shops and jewellers. Standing on top of the hills overlooking the town are the famous windmills

Lia Beach
Situated on the south eastern side of the island, Lia beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on Mykonos. It’s also one of the quietest beaches, so it’s perfect for relaxation. There are sunbeds and umbrellas available and snorkelling is popular due to the beach being surrounded by rocks. Nearby there are a couple of restaurants and a beach bar which sells snacks and drinks.

Hotels in Mykonos