Mykonos is one of Greece's most famous island paradises and a great place to find an unforgettable holiday rental. Although this island may be known for its international party scene, it has something for everyone: beautiful architecture, stunning beaches and fascinating culture. Rent a beautiful villa with a private pool or find a luxurious hotel room in this stunning place.
Book a holiday letting in Mykonos
Mykonos is a beautiful island in the Cyclades, where you will find white washed houses surrounded by pretty flowers, overlooking the sparkling blue sea. There are also many tavernas on the island serving delicious local cuisine. Mykonos has something for everyone especially in terms of accommodation. We offer many types of holiday lettings; ranging from self-catering apartments through to luxury villas with pools. So, depending on your budget, your travel buddy and what you want from your stay, we have something to suit.
When to visit Mykonos
When to visit the island? Stick to the spring and summer months if you want guaranteed sunshine. From April through to September, the sun shines brightly throughout the island. During low season the weather tends to be sunny but milder with cold winds and regular downpours; however this doesn't change the stunning setting that is Mykonos.
How to get to Mykonos?
Known as the Ibiza of Greece, Mykonos is a party until dawn type of island and party goers from around the world head to the island. Mykonos, like many of the Greek islands, is easily accessible from the UK with direct flights from London and many of the regional airports throughout high season. There are a couple of ways to get to there, you can fly to Athens and get a 5 hour ferry from either Piraeus or Rafina, the two biggest ports in Athens. The other option is to fly direct to Mykonos airport from the UK or get a domestic flight of 30 minutes from Athens to Mykonos. The choice is yours and prices vary for each options depending on the time of year. Flights during the high season can hit over £300 per person, so ensure you book early to avoid those pricey flights.
How to get around?
We would definitely advise against renting a car, as motor vehicles are banned in the capital of the city and so parking is a nightmare. There are several efficient taxi companies that will get you and your luggage to and from your hotel. Once you are settled why not rent a bike or a moped and enjoy travelling around the island with the sea breeze blowing gently in your hair. If you are on a budget then we would highly recommend using the Mykonos bus service, it is very regular and it runs across the whole island.
Where to stay in Mykonos
Depending on whether you're looking to party 24/7 or whether you're looking for a chilled relaxing break will determine which area of Mykonos you choose to stay in. Chora is the capital of the island, you will find mazes of beautiful cobbled streets, lined with lovely authentic greek houses and quaint shops for visitors to enjoy. Chora is packed with luxury apartments and villas with private pools. There are also plenty of charming, seaside tavernas and bars; Mykonos town is a pleasure to explore. Head to Little Venice for a sensational sunset, waterside bars and the unmissable Kato Mili windmills.
Ornos beach is one of our favourite areas on the island, and although it may be the most popular spot for tourists on the island, the variety of accommodation options make it worth booking a holiday rental. Choose from a selection of charming B&B's many of which are run by the locals, you will also find some relatively good value hotel rooms and serviced apartments. Ornos is popular with families because of the calm, shallow and sheltered bay nearby. However it also attracts the ‘younger generation' thanks to its lovely seaside bars and fantastic cocktails, this area has a buzzing atmosphere almost all year round. If the atmosphere gets a bit too much for you, then a 5 minute walk you'll find the stunning Korfos beach, where it'll be much less crowed.
Super Paradise Beach
Super Paradise beach, known primarily for its beach bar and club, is overlooked by exclusive luxury villas and serviced apartments sitting upon the hillside of the cove. During summer seasons, you'll find afternoon beach parties that continue until the early morning and famous DJ's often headlining at this world renowned spot! If you're travelling with a big group of friends then check out the options for a cheap greek villa with a pool, an hourly shuttle bus runs from Mykonos Town to make getting home after a few cocktails that bit easier.
What to See and Do in Mykonos
One of our favorite beaches is Elia, it a long white sandy beach only accessible via boat making this a beautifully secluded spot on the island. It is limited for restaurant options however it is a great place to bring a picnic and enjoy some tranquility. You can explore the nearby Agrari beach where you'll find a small range of local restaurants serving up fresh seafood.
Although Mykonos is famous for its Ibiza style nightlife; the island has much more to offer than just DJ's and party goers. We would recommend enjoying a stroll around Little Venice, named for its medieval styled houses dotted along the water's edge, it is full of art boutiques and quirky cafes.
A Cultural Tour
If you want to see some culture then visit the Archaeological Museum and educate yourself on the islands history. Its collection includes jewelry, pottery and vases found from the Prehistoric to the Hellenistic period. Another fascinating part of Mykonos' history lie just outside of Mykonos Town, the ruins of Gyzi Castle. Packed with history from the 13th century, the castle offers old wall fortifications, a prehistoric market and an ancient cemetery. Along with the interesting history, the views across the island are not to be missed.
For a day of exploring, book yourself a cruise to Delos Island, home to one of the most important excavation sites in Greek history. The island is now lucky enough to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site and rumour has it that is was the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Spend the day exploring the islands impressive sculptures, temples, mosaics and monuments. Even if history isn't your cup of tea, then the views of the island are one's you will see once in a lifetime, so it is worth the visit purely for this experience.
If you're a water baby, then Mykonos has some of the best snorkelling opportunities in Greece. The Paradise House Reef attracts snorkel lovers and divers from all of the world. If you aren't that confident in the water but want to explore; you can book one of the popular diving and snorkelling tours of the reef! Home to seahorses, moray eels, starfish and octopus; chances are you'll see the underwater world in another light.
Hire a Quad Bike
When in Mykonos, there a few modes of transport that we'd recommend. Hiring a scooter, motorbike or quad bike is the quickest and the most popular, you'll find shops to hire these out all over the island. They are cheap and reliable and you will certainly have some great memories cruising around the island on these!