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Travel to Mykonos - the Greek cosmopolitan destination

By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Our Editorial team's advice

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.

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!

To try

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.

Weather Mykonos

These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Mykonos . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Mykonos so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Mykonos , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.

Weather August
Overall rating 93/100
  • Temperature indicators 98% Hot / Optimal

    The maximum temperature is <24°, temperature felt between 30°C and 33°C.

  • Bad weather indicators 94% Dry / Optimal

    Little or no rain (less than 1.5mm per day).

  • Sunbathing indicators 94% Sunny / Optimal

    Sunny (over 80% sunshine).

  • Swimming indicators 80% Very pleasant / Optimal

    High air temperature (>24°C), high sea temperature (>24°C), light to moderate winds (between 7 mph and 12 mph).

  • Wind indicators 76% Warm breeze

    Near optimal comfort: strong to moderate winds (between 12 mph and 18 mph) in a warm atmosphere (>24°C).

  • Humidity indicators 76% Normal

    Slight feeling of discomfort due air humidity registering higher than 65%.

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