Waterside bars, sea-view windmills and a cosmopolitan air
If you are looking for a glitzy and glamourous Greek island experience then a holiday in Mykonos is for you. Whitewashed villages meet pristine golden sands and classy nightlife, alongside designer shopping, and mouth watering dishes served up in tavernas. There is something for everyone including families seeking warm, shallow waters for paddling, couples seeking a romantic city break or beach hideaway, and adventurers looking for some water and land based adrenaline-fuelled escapades.
Blue domed churches and pretty 16th century windmills are dotted around the island, with sandy coves sprinkled along the coast and bordered by sparkling azure waters. Known as the St Tropez of Greece, Mykonos attracts A-listers from around the world, in addition to families and couples alike. Psarou provide a more tranquil taste of Mykonos with quaint beach coves, Mykonos Town enjoys the best of both worlds with a balance of beautiful vistas, backed by galleries and boutiques.
Hand-picked and sampled by our most Personal Travel Planners, our portfolio of Mykonos hotels ooze luxury and authentic Greek charm, in addition to offering a wealth of facilities from infinity pools and private beaches to deluxe spas and excellent restaurants. Mykonos Town is the island’s hub, with a maze of cobbled streets lined with cafés, shops, restaurants, and cocktail bars. Eateries here range from Greek fusion to fresh seafood and modern vegetarian dishes, and if you fancy some posh nosh including black cod miso and caviar, head to Nobu restaurant, Matsuhisa. Little Venice provides waterfront dining as you enjoy the superb Mykonos sunset, and there are plenty of stylish beach clubs where you can spend the afternoon soaking up the sun in a stunning setting.
The flight to Mykonos is around 3 hours 45 minutes from the UK.
Spring and autumn are ideal for sightseers in Mykonos, with daily sunshine and temperatures staying around the early 20s. For the best beach weather, however, expect the mercury to soar past 30°C throughout July and August, although Mykonos’ location means you get some tempering winds to take the edge off the heat.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.