Belonging to the Cyclades group of islands in the Aegean sea, this beautiful island offers picturesque villages, pristine beaches, fantastic Greek cuisine and a vibrant nightlife. There is something for everyone and with a Mykonos private tour; you will make magical memories that will last forever. The island is famous for its award-winning restaurants, expensive yachts, luxury villas and hotels. However; you will be pleased to know that there are also places to stay and eat which will suit all budgets.
Visit the idyllic village of Ano Mera on a sightseeing guided tour and explore the pretty whitewashed Tourliani Monastery. Take time to relax and see how the locals live in one of the charming little village squares. Mykonos mountain-biking tours allow you to explore the island and discover its hidden gems. Learn about the islands religious, culinary and rural traditions as you take in the breathtaking scenery along the way.
You will be spoilt for choice if you want to spend the day at the beach. If you like loud music, bars and water-sports, you will not have to travel far to find one. If you prefer peace and tranquillity, there are many beaches which remain amazingly unspoiled. Panormos beach is top-rated among naturists. Visit the archaeological museum with Mykonos cultural tours, which include exhibits dating from the Prehistoric to the Hellenistic period. The Aegean Maritime Museum is another excellent place to visit as it allows visitors to travel through time in Greek maritime history.
And remember you can also experience the Cyclades natural beauty on a Mykonos boat trip. Go island hopping, snorkelling, visit beautiful coves or even take a romantic sunset cruise. Read More...
Originally intended to confuse pirates, Mykonos town is the perfect place to lose your way in its twisting streets. The fun is exploring these streets while at the same time discovering something unexpected at every turn.
You could almost imagine you are in Italy as your stroll around Little Venice in Mykonos Town. Home to many highly acclaimed artists, you will recognize their paintings everywhere, making it one of the most photographed areas in Europe.
Celebrities love Mykonos. Leonardo DiCaprio, Alessandra Ambrosio, Bella Hadid, Paris Hilton, Gerard Butler, Ariana Grande, and Mariah Carey have all been spotted on the island over the years. As for shopping, Matoyianni Street is where it all happens. Dominated by designer stores, chic boutiques, jewellers and numerous cafes, you will be spoilt for choice.
Top 10 Things to Do in Mykonos
Platys Gialos Beach And Village
This charming beach and village are only 3 kilometres from Mykonos town. There are a variety of restaurants on the beachfront, and you can also rent jet skis or go waterskiing. Enjoy the rustic element of the village with its cottages and well-tended gardens. You can also visit the ruins of an ancient tower and wells which are still in use today.
Matoyianni Street is where it all happens by day and night. Shop in designer stores or at one of the many stores who display their wares on the pathways. You will find souvenirs, clothes, handicrafts and jewellery on every corner. At night there are many restaurants and bars set in romantic atmospheres and which trade well into the small hours.
Ano Mera Village
Your Mykonos private tour guide will take you to this quaint little village away from the hustle and bustle of Mykonos town. Admire the beautiful Bougainville's as you stroll around the centre with its traditional stone houses. Enjoy local cuisine, and a visit to Panagia Tourliani Monastery is a must. The monastery has a marble belfry, a water spigot and traditional marble sculptures.
Church Of Paraportiani
The Church Of Paraportiani has to be one of the most photographed churches not only in Mykonos but in the whole world. The church is unique as it is made up of five small churches built one on top or next to the other. At the centre, you will find the church of Agios Efstathios which is surrounded by the churches of Agios Sozon, Agios Anargyros and Agia Anastasia. On top of these, you will find a dome, which is the church of the Virgin Mary.
This iconic site was built in 1891and remains fully functional. Due to its strategic position, you will be overwhelmed by the scenic views of the surrounding areas. The nearby island of Tinos is visible, and the sunsets make for great photo opportunities. You can learn about the lighthouse's history at the Aegean Maritime Museum.
The first sight that greets you if you arrive on Mykonos by boat is a fantastic row of seven white windmills on the cape. It is said that the mills were built by the Venetians in the 16th-century and are positioned facing north to catch the prevailing wind. Due to their closeness to the harbour, ships would offload their grain to be milled. Although you cannot enter the windmills, they are a trademark of the island, and you can enjoy a magnificent view over Little Venice.
Archaeological Site of Ftelia
Visit this unique site on a Mykonos guided tour. The beach is set between two hills which extend out into the water. The area dates back to the Late Neolithic period, and although the ruins only occupy a small space, they are rich in historical value. There is also an idyllic restaurant where you can enjoy lunch out on the terrace.
Delos is accessible with a Mykonos boat tour. Enjoy your trip, and on arrival, you can visit the Maritime Quarter, the Theatre District, the Sanctuary of Apollo, and the Lion District. In between the Sacred Harbour and the Commercial Harbour you will discover the 150 BC area Agora (Market) In the centre you will find a round shrine with a square base where offerings were placed.
Founded by Professor Vasilios Kyriazopoulos, the museum is located at Castro, an 18th-century building. The museum has a 19th-century bedroom and kitchen for you to explore. Among the many collections on the show are hand-woven tapestries, plates, keys, locks and sculptures.
Aegean Maritime Museum
If you are fascinated by maritime history, then a tour of the Aegean Maritime Museum is for you. Learn about Mykonos' nautical past as you study the antique navigational instruments. The museum has model ships and old maps, and in the garden, you will discover more significant artefacts such as anchors.
Travel Tips for Mykonos
Best Time To Visit Mykonos
The tourist season on Mykonos generally begins around April and runs till the end of October. The high season is from July until the end of August. If you prefer the hustle and bustle, then the high season is for you. Many people prefer September and October as the crowds have gone and you will get your accommodation and tours cheaper.
Typical Costs in Mykonos
A meal in a mid-range restaurant for two should cost around 70 Euro. A pint of domestic beer is about 5 Euro and a 12 oz bottle of imported beer is also approximately 5 Euro.
Know Before Visiting Mykonos
Book your accommodation and tours early to get the best possible price. The sea is perfect for swimming in September and October as the waters are still warm. As always, look after your personal belongings and keep your passport in your hotel safe. Always buy bottled water and remember to bring plenty of sunscreen.
Weather in Mykonos
With its Mediterranean climate, Mykonos has warm sunny summers and mild winters. Average temperatures range from 110 degrees in January to 250degrees in August. December through to March are mild, although it can get very windy. However; the winds in Mykonos make for comfortable beach conditions.