The contrast of the warm azure sea against the cool whitewashed buildings of Mykonos immediately makes this Greek destination stand out. If you’re looking for the most glamorous and glitzy of the Greek islands, then either luxury or cheap hotels in Mykonos might be just the right choice for you.
Super Paradise beach is one of the island’s biggest draws, not least because it has a reputation as something of an international celebrity hangout. This makes it the perfect place to soak up the exclusive atmosphere, as well as the sun. Nearby Paradise Beach is also a place to enjoy star-spotting, watersports by day and cocktails as the sun goes down.
There’s no shortage of other golden, sandy, sun-kissed beaches on Mykonos either. Platis Gialos beach is a family favourite, with a large expanse of sand plus plenty of cafes and restaurants. Agios Sostis is more quiet and private, and if it’s seclusion you’re after, the beaches on the island’s north coast tend to be calmer.
After sunset, Paradise and Super Paradise are once again the places to go if you want to enjoy lively nightlife, but don’t miss watching the sunset from Little Venice, which quickly fills up once the sun starts to go down. If you’d prefer to partake of a romantic meal for two or a more laid-back family dinner after sunset, then Mykonos Town has plenty of local tavernas to choose from, as well as sophisticated Michelin-starred restaurants. Whether you want delicious, sustainable vegan fare or modern Greek fusion, you can find it in the island’s capital.
Traditional Greek food is much-loved by people the world over, so a holiday to Mykonos provides a great opportunity to sample some authentic specialities - from lamb-based moussaka to souvlaki or gyros made from grilled pork. After dinner, baklava is a favourite of locals and visitors, so you must sample these honey-drenched, filo pastry morsels.
There are all sorts of Mykonos hotels to suit all sorts of holidaymakers. Cheap hotels are often small, family run places that offer all the home comforts as well as the chance to sample authentic Greek hospitality - and, perhaps, food if the property includes a taverna. Many of the 5-star hotels in Mykonos, meanwhile, are centred on the Super Paradise beach area. If you want to plan your perfect Greek island escape, why not have a look at our range of hotels in Mykonos, Greece?