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Best Places To Stay In Mykonos: Mykonos Holiday Guide

     Welcome to the Number 1 website for renting luxury villas in Mykonos, Greece. Whether you want to bask in the sands of a sun-filled Mediterranean destination or party beneath the stars with a sun lounger ready to calm your hangover in the morning, Mykonos is a buzzing, glitzy island getaway close to Santorini.

     From the best places to stay to top attractions, restaurants and must-see beaches, read on for your complete travel guide to Mykonos.

Mykonos sits in the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece, counting Santorini and Naxos amongst its neighbours. As part of the islands that make up the Cyclades, Mykonos delivers endless days of warm sun, sandy beaches and lazy days on the beach.

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Why choose Mykonos?

      When you want to get active, there are lots of watersports, cycle trails, historic sites and boat trips along the coastline or across to neighbouring islands to enjoy. At the water's edge you'll find stylish seafront restaurants, beach bars and world-class open air clubs where you can dance to top international DJs into the early hours.

     Mykonos shares the pretty whitewashed buildings of Santorini which sit alongside historic churches and charming towns rich with beautiful architecture. This is a glam destination so there are plenty of boutiques and designer stores where you might spot some of the many celebrities that frequent the island as well as those selling artisan Greek products

      Mykonos has a long history of welcoming the LGBTQ community so you can expect to find plenty of friendly faces as well as gay bars and clubs.

      You'll uncover lots of beautiful places to stay in Mykonos, with a wide range of stunning luxury villas to choose from – all with picturesque views, private pools and top facilities making them perfect rentals for families, couples and groups.

      For the perfect island getaway with family or friends, Mykonos delivers all the fun and relaxation in the sun you need.

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Best things to do in Mykonos

      Whether you want a relaxing beach holiday or to party in the midst of the Med, Mykonos has just the right amount of each. From the best beaches to top restaurants and must-see sights, here's our top picks of the best things to see and do in Mykonos.

Best things to do in Mykonos:

Best beaches:

     Crystal clear waters and soft sand make Mykonos' network of beaches and bays to die for.

     Kalafatis Beach, Ornos Beach and Platis Gialos Beach are some of Mykonos' best beaches with lots of bars and restaurants close by. Kalafatis Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Mykonos with lots of watersports on offer whilst Ornos Beach is a top spot for families.

Paradise Beach

     If you're in a party mood head to Paradise Beach where you can party at its plush beachfront club and enjoy the many surrounding beach bars at all hours of the day and night. Paraga Beach and Super Paradise are other top party spots with Paraga Beach home to Paraga another top Mykonos beach club.

Agios Ioannis

     For quiet relaxation head to the famous shores where Shirley Valentine sipped her wine with the sea lapping at her feet. Agios Ioannis is the idyllic setting from the movie and the perfect place to revel in peace with the rhythmic sounds of the waves to keep you company. Other top unspoilt, serene Mykonos bays are Lia and Fokos for R&R away from the crowds.

Psarou Bay

     For the most luxurious place to be seen, Psarou Bay is a must, this much-photographed beach is guaranteed to deliver plenty of famous faces particularly at its stylish beach club Nammos.

Best local attractions:

     Mykonos Town is one of the best examples of historic Greek architecture. You'll find a pretty town by the water, with whitewashed buildings each with its front door painted in a cheery bright colour and bougainvillea adorned along its exterior.

Little Venice

     Little Venice is another gem with houses built over the water. Constructed in the sixteenth century, it now has many cocktail bar where you can enjoy a dazzling sunset from your waterside vantage point.

Mykonos Old Town

     The narrow white stone streets of Mykonos Old Town lead to boutiques, shops, galleries, a great history museum and all sorts of delicious eateries. Getting around is easy, scooters and ATVs are extremely popular there are also little boats called a kaikis plus buses and taxis.

Paraportiani Church

     You'll find churches dotted all over the isle to the grand total of 365. The island's most iconic church is Paraportiani Church. Built over 500 years ago, Paraportiani Church is a magnificent white structure featuring five interconnected buildings. Paraportiani is conveniently situated in Mykonos Town.

Panagia Tourliani Monastery

     Discover the resplendent Panagia Tourliani Monastery in traditional village of Ano Mera. Built in the sixteenth century, inside its domed exterior Panagia Tourliani boasts opulent decor and lots of historical artefacts.

     Other particularly notable Mykonos churches and monasteries are the 12th century Monastery of Paleokastro and the gorgeous Agios Nikolaos Church.

Mykonos Windmills

     For the best place to see the sun go down, head to the site of the Mykonos Windmills. Once playing a crucial function in islanders' wheat production, the Mykonos Windmills are one of its most famous landmarks delivering glorious views across Mykonos Town and out to sea.

Delos Island

     Take a short boat trip over to Delos Island to walk amongst the ruins of what was once a prosperous Ancient Greek city. This incredible World Heritage Site is said to be the birthplace of Apollo. You'll find well-preserved homes, market squares, temples, mosaics, theatres and more.

     Bikes are a great way to explore the island and there are many bike tours to choose from. Trails will take you into the countryside and along the coast with stop offs at the island''s best beaches and sights along the way.

Best restaurants:

     From fine dining to relaxed eateries serving traditional cuisine, you'll find plenty of great places to eat in Mykonos. Juicy grilled meats, fresh seafood, salads, just baked bread, local produce, pastries and local wine create memorable meals that taste even better eaten by the water's edge.

Kiki's Taverna

     Some of the best Mykonos restaurants include, Kiki's Taverna where you'll find an unassuming beachside shack serving up grilled local delights and wine. Niko's Taverna, Salparo, Kastro's and Leonidas are other top Mykonos eateries.


     For dining in style, Scorpios is the place to be seen. You'll enjoy delicious fresh local food in hip surroundings, if it's the evening, expect a DJ to be spinning tunes that will have you swiftly heading to the dance floor. For more glitz check out Spilia for a romantic cave setting by the sea or Interni for Med fusion creations.

Best places to stay in Mykonos

     This beautiful island has plenty of luxury Mykonos villas to rent. From luxury beachfront villas to 5 bedroom villas for large groups, villas for couples and villas with dreamy sea views, you'll find a superb choice of stunning holiday rentals.

     Browse our top picks of the best places to stay in Mykonos to find the perfect luxury private villa with a pool to rent in Mykonos with all the top facilities you need. The best places to stay in Mykonos, handpicked by us include:

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Which airport do you fly into for Mykonos:

     Fly into Mykonos Airport for all the island's international flights.

When is the best time to visit Mykonos?

     Mykonos is a world-class party destination so if you want the full buzzing atmosphere you'll need to visit in the summer months. Unlike some places in the Med, temperatures don't really rise above 30 °C, usually sitting around 25°C.

     Warm temperatures last from June to October when you'll still find temperatures in the low twenties although all the party revellers won't be there in October. The rainy season follows October so most people come between June and early October for endless sun.

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