The Ultimate Mykonos Travel Guide to the famous fun-filled Cycladic island…
Are you looking for The Ultimate Mykonos Travel Guide? The Island of the Winds, as the Greek jewel of Mykonos is known, is one of those places that not only has a reputation for high-style and even higher hedonistic pursuits but also lives up to them. Here amongst iconic windmills, white sugar-cube houses, and eyelines of endless blue, the famous Greek island offers up amazing luxury hotels, award-winning restaurants, bars, and beautiful beaches. It’s not difficult to see why Mykonos is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Greek Islands.
Lux Nomade spent a week on the island and indulged in delicious food, epic sunsets, and jaw-dropping beaches. It’s the ultimate destination for a whole lot of fun in the sun! Our Ultimate Mykonos Travel Guide is filled with the best hotels, restaurants and things not to miss whilst on this fun-filled Cycladic island.
The Ultimate Guide to Things to do in Mykonos
Stroll through narrow and picturesque streets of Mykonos Old Town. Start walking from Mykonos Town and discover main sites such as the impressive whitewashed Paraportiani Church, cute boutiques and cafes try a gyro or two at Jimmy’s or Souvlaki Story. Whilst in Mykonos Town make sure to visit the traditional windmills of Kato Mili. Located on the western side of Mykonos Town, you’ll find five majestic and iconic windmills overlooking the sea. Built in the 16th century, the windmills were once used for the island’s history of grain milling. Nowadays, it’s a reminder of Mykonos’ past plus picture-perfect spot.
In the evening, kick back and enjoy a sunset cocktail in Little Venice. It might be a bit overcrowded during July and August, but it is definitely worth it. Sunset Catamaran Cruises are also an ideal alternative for unforgettable sunsets over the sea. Venture on an excursion to the neighbouring islands of Delos and Rinia. Since Mykonos is surrounded by water, make sure you visit and swim at as many beaches on the island as you can.
Rent a car or Vespa and explore the island at your leisure. Perhaps even pack a delicious picnic with local produce and enjoy at the beach or at any scenic place along the way. Make sure to visit Armenistis Lighthouse, one of the secret places of the island featuring dreamy views. For the true bon vivants wanting to get a true taste of the Cycladic gastronomy, Mykonos offers several local wineries and creameries producing famous “kapanisti” cheese.
Visit the Municipal Art Gallery of Mykonos. The former house of the Mykonian painter Maria Igglesi, to whom one of this year’s exhibitions is dedicated to, curated by Irini Savvani, Art Historian, operates as a gallery, hosting periodical paintings, photographs and sculptures by Grek and international artists. This year’s program lasts from June to October.
When it’s cocktail o’clock head over to Caprice Bar, a cosmopolitan and uniqe bar with impressively decorated cocktails. Aroma bar is worth a visit which is situated in the centre of Mykos town and is continuing its successful course since 1996 serving mouth-watering cocktails. Try the famous ‘Katerinaki cocaktail’ at Galleraki Cocktail Bar or have a wine at I Frati Apertivio & Wine Bar which is a comfortable bar for apertivios in the afternoon or a relaxed drink in the evening.
The Ulitmate Guide to where to stay in Mykonos
Mykonos offers unforgettable stays with its impressive range of accomodation options. Find your own star in the hotel universe of Mykonos…
The iconic Belvedere Mykonos is a refined and elegant luxury hotel with a pool club, Six Senses Spa, yoga retreats and exceptional restaurants including Nobu. The hotel benefits from a premium location. Situated near the windmills, Old Port, and Mykonos Town’s narrow streets, guests are not far from the best of shopping and nightlife on the island.
Famous for its timeless glamour and home to the jet-set, Belvedere Hotel offers sophisticated rooms, suites, and villas; most with sea views, and a few with private jacuzzis or pools. The main hotel features a large pool area as the centrepiece of the hotel. Read our full review.
A School of Fine Arts District, 84600 Mykonos, Greece
Whether you are arriving from Mykonos Town or straight from the airport, a relaxing four-star stay overlooking beautiful Ftelia Bay in Mykonos offers a breath of fresh air. Tucked away four kilometers from the hustle and bustle of Mykonos Town, Ftelia can be accessed by car, motorbike or taxi. The surroundings are more rugged compared to other areas of the island with the hills surrounding the bay being mostly bare creating a feeling of freedom. Given its secluded location, Ftelia is rustic, authentic and a very tranquil place even during the busy months of July and August making it the perfect spot for those looking for more privacy and relaxation. Read our full review.
Mykonos island, Ftelia Beach, 846 00, Greece
Rocabella Mykonos is ideally located in the village and beach of Agios Stefanos, only a five minutes’ drive from Chora. Its secluded location offers total relaxation however, Mykonos Town is only a short taxi ride away for those looking to explore the island’s nightlife. At this stunning Mykonos beach resort, less is more. The hotel recently underwent a renovation inspired by minimal design and bohemian aesthetics. The result is a colour palette highlighting the crips white walls with accent colours such as different earthy shades of brown, beige and grey. Natural materials are being used such as wood and stone to add to the authentic feel. The 21 rooms are individually designed following the earthy theme. The heart of Rocabella Mykonos is the impressive pool area. Relax on the sunbeds built on the water and rest your head on one of the pillows whilst working on your tan to the chilled-out beats in the background. Read our full review.
Agios Stefanos Beach, Greece
Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge
The esteemed member of Leading Hotels of the World combines minimal design with total serenity. Enjoy a luxury stay in spacious suites and savour a dinner at one of the best restauranst on the island – the Bill & Coo Gstronomy Project – seriving Mediterranean cusine. The Valmont Spa offers a full array of beauty tratments, massages, facials and more, while the infinity pool becomes a haven of rejuvenation and peace.
Petasos Beach Hotel
Petasos Beach Resort & Spa, member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World benefits from the most superb sea views surrounded by the breathtaking private peninsula of Aegean 3,5 km from Mykonos town and 4,5 km from the airport. Located only 30 meters from Yialos beach 150 meters from Psarou Beach the hotel is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a great selection of Greek and Mediterranean restaurants. Taxi boats are available from both beaches for guests wishing to explore nearby beaches such as Paranga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari and Elia. Read our full review.
Platis Yialos, Mykonos 84600, Greece
Where to eat in Mykonos?
A warm homely atmosphere, tasteful aesthetics, unprentious intimacy, as well as flvours and aromas from every corner of Greece incuding local Myconian dishes.
Bakaló Greek Eatery, Lakka, 84600, Mykonos
Fine Greek Dining and Cocktail Bar Remezzo in Mykonos serves up food which is equally as amazing as its breathtaking sea view. Established in 1967, the legendary bar REMEZZO, world-known for its music and parties, became the meeting point of international jet setters for the decades to follow. The cuisine focuses on Mediterranean dishes highlighting the local seafood. Later in the evening the music starts pumping and Remezzo turns into a hot nightspot for the Mykonos crowd. Read our full review.
Polikandrioti, Mikonos 846 00
This iconic restaurant doesn’t need any introductions. At the famous Belvedere Hotel you can enjoy the world-renowned Chef’s signature dishes such as tiradito, new style sashimi and black cod with miso at the first open air sushi bar in the world! Needless to say, Nobu Matsuhisa is extremly popular during the high season so if you want to enjoy some of the best sushi on the island, ensure to book in advance.
School of Fine Arts District, 84600, Mykonos, Greece
Enjoy fine dining with a sunset view to boot. The Narcissus Restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner with the restaurant’s ambiance and stunning sunset view over Mykonos town oozing romance. The menu focuses on Mediterranean dishes using local produce. The wine list is impressive and the cocktails delicious with a price tag to match.
Kouros Hotel, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
CATARI Ristorante Italiano
The menu of this Neapolitan trattoria is dominated by pizzas and pastas. And you can’t go wrong with any of the dishes here since the restaurant has been certified by the Italian ministry of Foreign Afairs for it authenticity.
Catari Ristorante Italiano, Mykonos Town, 84600, Greece
We hope you’ve enjoyed our Ultimate Mykonos Travel Guide. Don’t forget to check out Mykono’s top beaches.