Upmarket beach resort
Psarou is one of Mykonos' most exclusive beachside addresses. Its golden sands skim the crystalline waters of the Aegean Sea, and the beach service is the best on the island; celebrities, Greeks and in-the-know tourists settle down on the VIP sunbeds.
There's a fistful of swish restaurants, tavernas and mini-markets, and make sure you're around when Psarou hotspot Nammos has a party – Champagne and fireworks both feature. There's said to be a waiting list to grace the beach in August, but here's a little tip: the hottest hotels open straight out onto it.
When perfectly pedicured feet get itchy, beach-goers can taxi to Mykonos Town within 10 minutes to visit its cafés and cocktail bars, or soak up the charms of button-cute Little Venice.
The flight to Mykonos is around 3 hours 45 minutes from the UK.
Transfer time from Mykonos airport to Psarou is approximately 15 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.