Mykonos, the island made famous in the 1960s by Jackie Onassis and Grace Kelly, has emerged as the undisputed leader of hip holiday destinations. Relax at the crystal blue water beaches or potter in Mykonos town and spot the celebrities who come here to relax and party. Hollywood stars such as Lindsey Lohan, DJs, singers, footballers and basketball stars have been photographed sipping champagne, dancing and partying on Mykonos's famous beaches.
Mykonos is not only for the party goers; it’s an island that offers gourmet food, cultural activities, and romantic holidays. It’s a great destination for solo travellers, gay travellers, couples, and families with many things to do.
Fine sands, clear water and plenty of sunbeds make the beaches here so sought after. It’s a beach paradise whether you like swimming, sunbathing, water sports or beach parties. Most beaches are located along the southern coast of Mykonos – the northern coast can get windy in July and August but because of that, they are quieter too.
Paradise Beach is one of the best known and most popular beaches in Mykonos. It’s popular with young crowds. Here, you can party non-stop, and also opt for a variety of water sports, or arrange a diving or snorkelling expedition. Paradise beach is surrounded by bars, and it gets lively from sunset onwards.
Kalo Livaldi is one of the longest beaches on Mykonos and its warm sands, bright blue waters are perfect for family fun. It has lots of restaurants and beach facilities too.
● Nor far from Paradise Beach, Super Paradise is truly picture-perfect – imagine a beach with soft, golden sand, turquoise waters and a fun atmosphere. It’s one of the busiest beaches in Mykonos with lively beach parties and clubs. Super Paradise is also one of the most nudist and gay friendly beaches in Mykonos, but families or couples in search of a secluded atmosphere may prefer other beaches. Elia Beach is a spacious beach and offers lots of facilities, including beach bars with famous DJs often visiting. It’s an excellent option for families and those loving parasailing, water skiing, and windsurfing, and also for those looking for beautiful views and a quieter atmosphere. Mykonos town is postcard pretty with the white houses, blue doors and windows and colourful bougainvillea. Head to the area of Matogiania with the chic shops and trendy bars. The place to be in the centre of the town. The picturesque old harbour of Mykonos is a great area to walk around especially at night. There are many cafes and restaurants in the area overlooking the sea. The island of Delos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered one of the most important Archaeological Sites in Greece. According to Mythology, it was the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. The island is now uninhabited, but you can visit it by taking one of the many ships that depart daily from Mykonos old harbour. Mykonos's restaurant scene runs from the modest to the magnificent, as you might expect from one of Greece’s more glamorous islands. Its capital, Chora or Mykonos Town, is crammed with places to eat to suit every budget. And around its various villages and beaches you can find a good range of options, from low-key and traditional, to high-end and experimental. One constant is friendly service and really great, locally sourced food.