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Mykonos Holidays

Mykonos Holidays

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Destination Highlights

  • Vibrant beach parties
  • Warm, inviting sea
  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Delicious Mediterranean food
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    Beaches | Hotels | Nightlife | Food | Events | Things to do | Weather | Important information | Reviews |


    What are the best beaches in Mykonos?

    Holidays in Mykonos are famed for the best parties, particularly along the South Coast. But that doesn’t mean the beaches aren’t beautiful! Get the best of both worlds at these spots:

    • Paradise Beach - THE place to be for young people to dance on the sand from sunset to sunrise.
    • Super Paradise Beach - A smaller beach that’s great for sunbathing and swimming by day, and great music from the afternoon onwards.
    • Ornos Beach - Away from the pumping beats, visit this beach on family holidays to Mykonos and enjoy the safe swimming and stunning views.
    • Elia Beach - A favourite with the LGBTQ+ crowd, including a chilled-out nudist area, which is secluded from the main beach.
    • Psarou Beach - The place to feel fancy as you lounge right next to a luxury mall and a posh superclub.
    • Kalafati Beach - A long, pebbly beach where you can try out all kinds of water activities, including windsurfing and snorkelling.
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    What are the top hotels in Mykonos?

    Though the island is famed for its parties, there’s a wide selection of relaxing hotels available, so you can get a great night’s sleep on your Mykonos holiday.

    • Myconian Imperial Hotel - This lush five-star hotel has amazing views of Elia Beach, plus its own spa and private beach for quieter days.
    • Boheme Mykonos - Located close to Mykonos town, this luxury lodging is the ideal base for all of your island adventures.
    • Yiannaki Hotel - Stay close to the Ornos beach at this relaxed hotel, with several pools and a kids’ playground.
    • Kouros Hotel & Suites - This five-star location has its own spa and fine dining restaurant, making it our top pick for romantic breaks.
    • The George Hotel - Overlooking the gorgeous Platis Gialos beach, this is a great place to return after long nights dancing - plus you can catch a water taxi to Paradise Beach from the seafront.
    • Aphrodite Beach - Stay close to the water sports hub of Kalafiti beach, with two Mediterranean restaurants to choose from when you’ve worked up an appetite.
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    What's the food like in Mykonos?

    The Mediterranean diet is famed for its health benefits, but it’s also incredibly tasty! In Mykonos you’ll find these classic Greek options as well as some local island delicacies:

    • Souvlaki - The Greek answer to BBQ, with marinated meats and veggies on skewers.
    • Moussaka - Layers of aubergine and minced meat in a rich, creamy sauce.
    • Kopanisti - A speciality cheese with a uniquely spicy and aromatic taste.
    • Amygdalota - You’ll find these chewy almond cookies in all local bakeries.
    • Soumada - A traditional soft drink flavoured with rosewater and almonds.

    If you explore beyond the fab food offered on all-inclusive holidays to Mykonos, you’ll find a mix of tavernas (the name for a traditional Greek restaurant), fresh seafood eateries, and fast-food spots ideal for party fuel. Here’s a selection of the best:

    • Elia, Elia Beach - Take a break from the sun and sample the delicious local seafood in Elia’s cool dining room.
    • Pepper, Mykonos Town - Once you try their freshly cooked Greek kebabs and gyros, you’ll always want the real deal.
    • Stasi Diethnes, Platys Gialos - An ideal taverna for date night, serving traditional Greek dishes in a romantic garden.
    • Koukomi Restaurant, Ano Mera - Serving the finest Mediterranean food with creative dishes and generous portions - all completely vegan!
    • Kostantis, Ornos - A family-friendly and relaxed restaurant, serving the best of Greek food, right on the beach.
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    Where’s the best nightlife in Mykonos?

    The beach clubs of the South Coast put on some of the biggest seaside parties in Europe, and if you arrive in the afternoon you can go from sunbed to dancefloor in seconds. Mykonos Town has its own nightlife too, including some less intense options.

    • Paradise Beach Club, Paradise Beach - This iconic megaclub rivals even Ibiza’s hotspots, everything kicks off after midnight, so this is one for the hardcore partygoers.
    • Cavo Paradiso, Paradise Beach - International DJs regularly play at this legendary cliff-top club that features a huge open-air dancefloor.
    • Super Paradise, Super Paradise Beach - Another amazing beachside club that plays your favourite party tracks alongside Greek music, often with live dancers.
    • Jackie O’ Beach Club & Restaurant, Super Paradise Beach - An incredibly friendly LGBTQ+ club with great cocktails, nightly drag shows, and beach views.
    • Cine Manto, Mykonos Town - An open-air cinema hidden inside the botanic gardens, a great option for families or those seeking a calmer evening under the stars.
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    What events can I go to in Mykonos?

    While the summer months are the best time if your beach holidays in Mykonos are all about partying, you can also find cultural events for fun and feasts in the surrounding months. Here’s what to expect:

    • Aprokies (Lent) Carnival (February) - Religious events such as Lent are celebrated throughout Greece with local street parties and masquerades.
    • Independence Day (March) - Huge feasts of traditional food are shared across the nation to mark Greece’s independence.
    • Greek Orthodox Easter (April) - Easter is a huge deal across Greece, so you can expect parades and outdoor events, which visitors are welcome to attend.
    • Party season (June-September) - If you’re wondering when to book your 2022 holiday to Mykonos, these are the best months for the biggest beach parties and international DJs.
    • Mykonos Cultural Festival (June-September) - Running throughout the summer season you’ll find a wide variety of theatre, music, and art that celebrates the island’s culture.
    • XLSIOR Mykonos (August) - The island’s answer to Pride, this week-long festival welcomes thousands of gay visitors each year for riotous beach parties and concerts.
    • Harvest Festival (September) - Head to the Agricultural Museum in Hora to discover traditional dishes brought by families all over Mykonos.
    • Mykonos Run (September) - This recently established event sees keen runners follow a trail through the island’s most important historical sites.

    Things to do in Mykonos

    Dive off the deep end

    To get out on the water, head to Kalafiti beach where you can zoom about on a jet-ski or try your hand at windsurfing. If you’d prefer to go under the waves, then the Mykonos Diving Center is a great place for beginner and experienced divers alike to get close to the local marine life.

    Absolutely Kebab-ulous

    If all the tasty food has inspired your inner chef, then why not spend a day at the Mykonos Cooking Class? You’ll learn about the history of traditional dishes in a charming family home and help to prepare a feast to share at the end of the day.

    Discover hidden gems

    For fans of independent shops and boutiques, strolling through Matogianni Street is an excellent way to spend an afternoon. The colourful streets are lined with cute shops selling jewellery, clothes, and souvenirs. There are also plenty of places to stop for a snack.

    Can you dig it?

    A short boat ride from the island will get you to Delos, one of the most important Ancient Greek archaeological dig sites. Guided tours depart from the Mykonos town harbour each morning, taking you on a trip through time to these rare remains of ancient civilization.


    What's the weather like in Mykonos?

    With 300 days of sunshine each year, the island has favourable weather all year round. The air is cooler with more chance of rainfall in the winter months, which leads to cheaper Mykonos holiday deals, but be wary that this is the tourist off-season. May–October is your best bet for fun in the sun!

    Month

    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 9 °c 16 °c 7 h
    Feb 9 °c 15 °c 7 h
    Mar 12 °c 16 °c 9 h
    Apr 15 °c 16 °c 10 h
    May 19 °c 19 °c 12 h
    Jun 23 °c 22 °c 13 h
    Jul 26 °c 24 °c 14 h
    Aug 25 °c 24 °c 13 h
    Sep 23 °c 24 °c 13 h
    Oct 19 °c 22 °c 9 h
    Nov 14 °c 19 °c 8 h
    Dec 10 °c 17 °c 6 h

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    Important Information about travelling to Mykonos

    How long does it take to fly to Mykonos?

    Flights from the UK mainland to Mykonos take between 4 and 5 hours.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and Mykonos?

    Mykonos is 2 hours ahead of the UK.

    What currency do they use in Mykonos?

    As per the rest of Greece, the official currency in Mykonos is the Euro.

    What language do they speak in Mykonos?

    The official language of Mykonos is Greek, but many people speak English in the tourist areas.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Mykonos?

    Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

    Do I need to pay tax on my holiday to Mykonos?

    Customers may be required to pay a tourist tax when staying in Morocco. This is usually between £1-£3 per person per night, and is payable in local currency to the hotel.

    Do I need a visa to travel to Mykonos?

    You do not need a visa for visits of under 90 days, though you do need at least 6 months remaining on your passport, so double check before booking any last-minute holidays to Mykonos.

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Mykonos?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Mykonos on the FCO website.

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    Customer reviews

    At On the Beach, we’ve sent many satisfied customers to Mykonos for a bit of sunshine. But don't just take our word for it, read some of their 5-star reviews below.

    Holly Brady:


    Easy app to use, booked many holidays with this company and never disappointed! Brilliant!!

    Elizabeth Finnigan:


    Amazing service will always book with on the beach

    Mr & Mrs Harmes:


    We have booked with On The Beach several times and never had any issues. Looking forward to another stress free holiday next year.

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    Mykonos Weather

    Mykonos is a fantastic destination to visit nearly all year round, with over 300 sunny days per year. During the summer months right up until September, the weather in Mykonos averages between 25°c and 26°c and often have daily highs of 30°c.

    The Meltimi wind is famous for bringing a much needed refreshing breeze to the island during the hot summer months especially as the rainfull is so low in the summer.

    October sees the weather drop slightly to the low 20s and rainfall increases with the start of Mykonos rainy season leading to a mild but wet winter. During winter Mykonos sees heavy winds which often result in electrical storms. The temperatures can often drop down to 5°c or 6°c.

    Jan 12ºC
    Feb 12ºC
    Mar 14ºC
    Apr 19ºC
    May 23ºC
    Jun 26ºC
    Jul 30ºC
    Aug 30ºC
    Sep 24ºC
    Oct 20ºC
    Nov 16ºC
    Dec 12ºC

    Landscape

    Mykonos' landscape is very stony, hilly and almost treeless with only a few olive trees and a few bushes which gives the island a deserted feel when out of the built up areas of the main towns.

    Things To Do on Mykonos Holidays

    Mykonos is well-known as one of the best places in the Aegean to dive, and is home to some established dive schools and centres. With warm temperature and excellent visibility, the waters around Mykonos offer a host of marine life to be found amongst the many reefs and rocks, with numerous wrecks filled with antiquities to discover.

    Rent a skippered yacht and take to the blue waters of the Aegean whilst on holiday in Mykonos. Set sail for a relaxing cruise and discover the charm of the rest of the Cyclades Islands, including Santorini, Paros, Naxos and Syros.

    Nightlife

    Mykonos is known to many as the Ibiza of Greece. Partying all day and throughout the day and night is common practice in Mykonos with the famous Little Venice area and its amazing selection of bars and clubs, Hora with its back streets crammed with bars, and dancing until dawn around a pool at Cavo.

    Mykonos is also very popular with the LGBT community and is known as one of the top LGBT destinations in Europe due to the abundance of LGBT-friendly bars, clubs and nights.

    Book a Mykonos Holiday now!

    Book a holiday to Mykonos today if you want a lively, exciting and fun packed break on one of the most popular Greek islands. On the Beach has thousands of cheap holidays to Mykonos which will ensure you will have plenty of spending money left over to enjoy both the nights and days in Mykonos.