Mykonos is not just a party island – it is also a place full of luxury and forgotten beauties. Called by many “the Aegean Dubai”, it is a global resort of unparalleled bliss.
Those who first visited Mykonos in the 1960s and 1970s, when the island was still a small, hidden, almost primitive paradise, would be shocked by today’s image. The once barren island (a major transitional center at the end of the 19th century), a carefree and simple fishermen village, a getaway for bohemian cosmopolitans, famous and gays, is today a bustling hive, with thousands of cars and motorbikes sweeping all over it.
But Mykonos has still a lot of beauties to offer to the visitor who wants to look for them and explore.
Impeccable accommodation and services in private villas
Book a Mykonos villa can be your dream accommodation for a few days. They offer everything you may wish for: swimming pools, beautiful gardens, large rooms and elegant decoration. You will find a big range of sizes and prices.
You can organize your trip with a concierge services agency and hire additional staff according to your plans. You can have your private chef to cook for you and your friends delicious gourmet meals or you can throw a private party at your Mykonos Villa with the help of private entertainers and waiters.
Unimaginable sandy beaches
Each beach has a different character and they all together contribute to the uniqueness of this island with its international reputation. No matter how crowded Elia becomes, it remains one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. No matter how many visitors discover Fokos, the place still has a unique beauty. Today, most Mykonos beaches are really overcrowded and high prices make them inaccessible for most, but fortunately some of them remain unorganized, without umbrellas and sun beds – such as Agios Sostis, Myrsini, Ftelia, Kapparis, Frangia. In contrast, some of the beaches like Psarrou, Panormos, Paraga, Elia, Agrari, Lia, Kalo Livadi and Agia Anna are noisier, partly or fully organized.
- Some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Mykonos are:
St. John (or Agios Ioannis): A lounge beach on the south – west side of Mykonos, organized but not so loud.
Ftelia: A virgin beach on the north shoreline with golden sand and only a couple of bars and restaurants.
Panormos: A lot of empty space on this sandy beach with only one tavern, a day resort and 2 hotels nearby.
Paradise: One of the first beaches that made Mykonos famous. It is an organized, party beach, ideal for those who prefer lots of people and facilities.
Paranga: Lounge – party beach with a boho chic atmosphere.
The hottest beach bars-restaurants
Beach bars – restaurants are a big trend in Mykonos. Some of them are much more than an eating or drinking place: they have lots of facilities and a luxurious, relaxing atmosphere. They have everything you may need to spend a whole day (and even the night) without having to move – like swimming pools, cabanas, shops and water sports facilities. Here are some of the hottest ones on the island.
Scorpios at Paranga beach: Anything you expect from your vacations to Mykonos you will find it here; relaxation under the sun, fun on the beach, exotic cocktails, tasty dishes, dancing under the stars.
Principote at Panormos beach: A wonderful venue that impresses you the first moment you step here! The sea is fantastic and the scenery unique, wild but beautiful.
Nammos at Psarou beach: This is the spot where the most famous parties take place. Here you will find delicious food, great fun and a lot of celebrities.
Alemagou at Ftelia beach: An all-day elegant restaurant and beach bar on a beautiful northern beach.
Fascinating town architecture and landscapes of natural beauty
Built with traditional Cycladic architecture, Mykonos Town fascinates its visitors with its narrow streets and its small white houses with colorful flowers. You will find it pleasant to walk through the stone-paved alleys as the breeze will comfort you from the high temperatures of the island.
Take the small roads to the hills and escape from the noisy town. From there you will be able to enjoy wonderful views to the sea and Mykonos Town and admire the surrounding, wild nature landscapes.