Mykonos is definitely a worth visiting place! Located in the north Cyclades the "area of the winds, is an unbeatable escape and a party island for magnets and celebrities.
In Mykonos, you can find plenty of options and things to do and get around, and here every single of your wishes can become reality!
Find day tours, activities and How to Get Around on the island
Mykonos apart from the main touristic attractions is worth visiting for the superb beaches, and beach bars where you can be offered plenty of activities.
Try also to find tours, cruises, activities while you are here, and spend your time visiting and learning more and more about the island!
Always remember that Mykonos is a worth visiting place for celebrities and big wallets, and as long as you are willing to pay you can find almost everything.
Away from the coast, try to go further to the island and visit Panagia Paraportiani and the Windmills, or you can even plan a day trip like a small cruise to the island of Delos or Rhenia end to explore the sacred island with the rich archaeological findings.
Travellers choose Little Venice, the picturesque area with the old houses at the edge of the sea, to find good restaurants with great views or to go shopping.
Many local and international artists feature their work at the art galleries here.
And of course, the nightlife here is amazing! You'll definitely want to have some rest for a night out, as you are in the top destination for such an instance.
The easiest way to get around in Mykonos is by bus
It is easy to get around Mykonos especially if you are staying in Chora (the Town of Mykonos, where you can always use the bus, but you can also check here how to get around in Mykonos.
Mykonos is not a small island, but if you are planning to see more then you might need transport.
Mykonos is closer to Athens than Santorini
Mykonos is a lot closer (almost half the distance) to Athens (100miles) than Santorini (176 miles), and this is why Mykonos is worth visiting from Athens!
In case you have come to Athens for a short time, and you have to choose between Mykonos or Santorini, then you have to know Mykonos is much easier and fast to reach from Athens.
You cannot do a day trip from Athens to Mykonos unless you take the plane
No, you cannot do a day trip from Athens to Mykonos. The boat from Athens to the Mykonos takes approximately 5 hours, so it would not be possible to operate a day tour without a flight.
Even with a day return flight, your schedule could still be restricted timewise, and furthermore Mykonos worth visiting for more days!
But hey, this is Mykonos, and no one stays for a day but only a few can stay for more! So try to visit the island ideally for at least 2 to 3 days to get the maximum of it.
The boat ride from Mykonos to Delos is 30 minutes long
The boat ride from Mykonos to Delos is 30 minutes maximum. The ferries take about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the weather and sea conditions. Be sure to get to the port about a half hour before departure time.
In case you want to take a cruise, a boat cruise to Delos or to Delos & Rhenia could last from 5 or 7 hours respectively.
In Mykonos, you can walk a lot if you want
Yes, you can definitely walk in Mykonos, the place is ideal for walks. Take a walk through the network of small narrow streets on your way and get lost (in a good meaning of course:) inside them!
You can also find some lovely churches, courtyards, and shops throughout the town between the port of Mykonos and the picturesque windmills.
Or just have a shore excursion. In fact, walking is the best way to see Mykonos Town and to get the most of it.
From Mykonos, you can visit all the islands of the Cyclades
From Mykonos, you can travel Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Syros, Tinos, Ios, Delos and Milos islands, making Mykonos a really worth visiting destination!
Find below some few hours of trips by ferry or even a quick flight to other islands in the Cyclades you can visit from Mykonos. These are the best islands near Mykonos:
You can do many things in Mykonos in 2 days
There are many things to do in Mykonos in 2 days. Get lost in the town, get tan at the wonderful beaches or visit the picturesque windmills of Mykonos, see the romantic sunset with drinks at Little Venice.
Or taste the amazing food in the restaurants and tavernas and explore the island either on a Jeep tour or on your own, or visit other islands, are some of the best things you can do in Mykonos.
In Paradise Beach, the parties and the unique DJ sets are a real no-brainer place to be, apart from its velvet soft sand, with parties from last afternoon till next morning :)
Mykonos is not a very big island, and you can combine many different things to do, and this is another reason why Mykonos is worth visiting!
You should definitely see Delos, Little Venice, and the Windmills in Mykonos some top worth visiting
Don't forget to see these worth visiting places while in Mykonos, and make sure you do not miss them out on your way:
Little Venice in Mykonos is in the western part of the town, where it meets the sea. It is an ideal place that you should not miss for some beautiful dining by the water, watching the romantic sunset and admiring the view by the terrace. Little Venice is the most famous and charming area on the island of Mykonos!
Little Venice and the nearby windmills are probably the most photographed and worth visiting attractions in the Town of Mykonos!
The Windmills of Mykonos are the iconic landmarks of the island. It is one of the most photographed areas in the island. The famous Mykonos windmills, also known and as Kato Mili can be seen from everywhere around the Town of Chora, Mykonos's capital. Windmills are a top visiting spot!
Another worth visiting spot in Mykonos is the Church of Panagia Paraportiani, located in the wider area of Kastro, in the Chora of Mykonos. It is the most photographed and popular of the 400 churches now existing in the whole island of Mykonos.
Its name (Paraportiani) means "standing next to the door", meaning that the church was built next to the door of the castle. The special thing about this church is that it actually consists of five small churches that were built one on top or next to the other.
The church of Agios Efstathios is surrounded by the churches of Agios Anargyros, Agios Sozon, and Agia Anastasia. On top of these four churches, there is the church of the Virgin Mary replacing the dome of the whole building.
The island of Delos right opposite Mykonos is one of the most important mythological, historical, and archaeological sites in Greece and the world. Delos is a must visiting site when you come to Mykonos! According to Greek mythology, Apollo was born on this tiny island in the Cyclades archipelago. Delos is a World Cultural Site since 1990 and you can only visit during the day on a cruise.
Paradise Beach is the most famous of all of Mykonos beaches. It has what literally brought tourism to the island in the 1970s. It's no longer the beach of hippies of the '70s, but it is always on the tempo!
Paradise Beach Club in Mykonos is voted as the 14th best club in the world. Come for a swim and spend the day on a beach bar by the sea!
About 8 km from Mykonos town you will find Ano Mera.
Ano Mera is the most populated village on the island of Mykonos. It consists of different dispersed settlements and sightseeings, with the most significant ones being the Cloister and the famous church of Panagia Tourliani.
Coming to Ano Mera you can explore the other side of Mykonos. Ano Mera Village is situated at the core of the island and is a quiet little village with a beautiful square and stores.
Psarou beach is one of Mykonos Island's most famous and well-organized beaches with golden sand and turquoise waters. Psarou is a fashionable beach with plenty of water sports, beach bars and other options to do.
It was established in 1958 and included, together with the main building, the Agricultural Museum also called “Milos tou Boni”, and also “Lena’s house”, all in all, an old, two-story, captain's house of the 18th century!
Is one of the oldest in Greece built at the beginning of the previous century. It was built in 1905 and its collections include a large number of vases, ranging from the prehistoric to the late Hellenistic period, grave statues and more. the Archaeological Museum is an interesting and greatly reviewed spot of Mykonos.
The Old Castle (Paleokastro) Monastery is an 18th-century nunnery located upon the hill next to the town of Ano Mera, probably on the greenest spot on the island. It has a unique architecture and a beautifully decorated interior.
The House of Fine Art or just visit the House of fine Art in Nammos village in Mykonos.
Other spots and places that worth visiting in Mykonos are the
All in all, Mykonos has all the options and things that make it an unbeatable destination and worth visiting at any time from May till October.
Either you come here for only a short, or for longer the island provides almost anything you can imagine and makes your stay a forever memory!
Mykonos will definitely amaze you on every step!