Laid-back luxury near Mykonos Town
Scattered with whitewashed buildings and chic hotels, Agios Stefanos is all about barefoot, laid-back luxury. This small, secluded resort is close to Mykonos’ new harbour, Tourlos, and just a 10-minute drive from glam Mykonos Town.
The beach is Agios Stefanos’ biggest asset – a lovely little curve of powdery-soft sand and pristine, shallow waters. There’s a decent watersports offering, and a number of seafront tavernas good for lunch, cold drinks and people-watching. Tourlos’ upmarket marina is well worth a visit, with boats setting off on coastal cruises and a clutch of Greek restaurants, shops and bars.
If you fancy exploring, the sugar-cube buildings, narrow streets and chic boutiques of island capital Mykonos Town are a 10-minute drive away.
The flight to Mykonos is around 3 hours 45 minutes from the UK.
Transfer time from Mykonos airport to Agios Stefanos is approximately 10 minutes.
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.