Travel to Mykonos - the Greek cosmopolitan destination

  • The buildings of the city reflect a beautiful light into the streets.
    © Martin Siepmann/ age fotostock
    White dominates

    The buildings of the city reflect a beautiful light into the streets.

Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Greece

Trendy, festive, cosmopolitan, touristic... The many words that can be used to describe this star island of the Cyclades can sometimes make you forget that it is primarily one of the most beautiful and most typical of the islands. You will come across a lot of night clubbers, but you will also see an old fisherman selling his fish in the port, a pelican searching for fish or a farmer pulling a heavily loaded donkey through the white streets of this large village. One of Mykonos' assets is to have been able to preserve its natural and historical heritage despite the influx of tourists and the many buildings that mushroom along its 50 miles of coastline. On the superb beaches in the south of the island (Livadi, Elia Beach, etc.), as well as inland (visit, for example, the monasteries of Panagia Tourliani or Palaiokastrou), the typical architecture of the Cyclades (small square buildings with one or two storeys, whitewashed lime with blue shutters) can be seen. The hotels make no exception. Although there is a wide range of businesses (i.e the small family-run hotel on the heights of Mykonos in a resort complex of 150 rooms), they always blend in seamlessly with the surroundings.

Mykonos: what to do?

Diving enthusiasts can give in to their passion here, especially on the south coast where they will be able to find a host of clubs (Platys Gialos, Paradise Beach or Ornos).
At the end of a day of sport, do not hesitate to have a drink at the "Kastro Bar" (located in a small street at the end of the port). Here, with music in the background, usually classical, you can enjoy a stunning view over the Mediterranean and watch the sunset.

  • Diversified hospitality and a good level of service
  • A fairly well-preserved environment
  • Quality service
  • The tourist influx during the peak season

To avoid

Watch out for the crowds in many places on the island; the charming small streets of the town of Mykonos are full of people during the summer and the price of rooms tends to soar!

Mykonos: what to eat?

Good quality fish is the island's main asset, but there is also Greek salad, tsatsiki, etc. Parikia is overflowing with small restaurants where these dishes can be found at reasonable prices. When in Mykonos itself, you can enjoy the delicious cuisine in its restaurants, especially at Paul, in the Taverna Opa. Do not hesitate to try their home made aperitif flavoured with cinnamon and cloves and the moussaka here is a far cry from British recipes! It is not only the cuisine though, it is the Greek atmosphere, the music, and everything that goes with it.

Mykonos Reviewedhotels
  • 8.7 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Myconian Ambassador
    Mykonos - Greece
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    A member of the select Relais & Châteaux club, the Myconian Ambassador ...

  • 8.5 /10
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    Santa Marina Resort and Villas
    Hotel Hotel 4 Etoile(s)

    A Member of the hotel chain Starwood, the Santa Marina Resort ...

  • 8.35 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Petasos Beach
    Mykonos - Greece
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    This beautiful modern hotel, composed of more than 80 rooms, ...

  • 8.3 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Cavo Tagoo
    Mykonos - Greece
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    This luxurious hotel located north of the town of Mykonos has ...

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