Mykonos is iconic. There are few places on the Mediterranean that epitomize summer like Mykonos does! Popular locations sometimes get a bad reputation. We love showing our clients some of Greece’s spectacular smaller islands, they deserve at least a few days. However, a visit to world famous Mykonos- when done right- is the perfect spot for a summer vacation.
Just the name Mykonos is enough to conjure images of bright white buildings, sandy beaches and blue sea. After this challenging period and a too-long winter, it’s just the spot we need for a dream summer holiday!
Welcome to Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island. This paradise lies in the center of the Cyclades islands. According to mythology, Mykonos was originally made from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. It is in the southern Aegean Sea, located between Tinos, Syros, Naxos and Paros. Its landscape is slightly different from the rest of the Cyclades. It is a bit drier and also windier – great for wind surfing!
It’s famous for its nightlife and evening entertainment. Many of its beautiful bays host music events, and even beach golf.
In the evening, Mykonos Town (or Chora) has the most life. There are charming bars in the area of Little Venice. Or, for those looking for more, there is a variety of clubs and places to dance til dawn. You also cannot miss the romantic sunset from the windmills on the hilltop above Mykonos Town. It’s an unforgettable place!
Tailor made activities on Mykonos
There are so many special excursions and ideas for Mykonos. One of our favorites is our Delos Private Island Discovery excursion. Your private guide will give you a comprehensive tour of the island and its distinctive landmarks. Make sure not to miss the small sacred lake, now drained, and the ancient Agora, which was once a center of religious, political, and commercial life. Then, the tour will continue to the ruined marble theater, which was built between 314 – 250 BC, and onto the Temple of the Delians, followed by several market squares, colossal statues, and ancient living quarters.
For those who travel for the food, you cannot miss our Private Mykonos cooking class. Here, you will experience the traditional Greek way of life, culture, and art of cooking. Be transferred to the Mykonian Spiti, where your wonderful hostess will wholeheartedly invite you into her beautiful home. Hear stories about every life on Mykonos and chat with you while you enjoy Mykonian meze with wine. You will wander through her vegetable garden, learn about local organic farming and pick out a few necessary items for your class. . Then it’s onto the kitchen where you will make a Mykonian traditional menu. Afterward, you will enjoy the fruits of your labor with a wonderful sit-down feast created by you!
Mykonos is known for luxury and there is no shortage of amazing properties to choose as your place to stay. Some spectacular ones opened in the past few years, others are institutions that we know and love.
A personal pick is Kalesma Mykonos. It is a collection of whitewashed houses making up a charming, exclusive Mykonian village on the hill above Ornos Bay. There are 360-degree views where you can enjoy both sunrise and sunset, and lots of space for feeling as if you are one of just a few guests.
Another top choice is the Bill & Coo. It is one of the top luxury hotels on the island. Boasting a striking infinity pool, polished, attentive service, it also has one of Greece’s most award-winning restaurants.
These are just a few of the places that we can recommend for you. Our trips are all tailor made to your travel dreams and travel style. Each of our trips is as different as our clients are – we work with you to find you the perfect accommodations, and on Mykonos, you are certain to find them.
Your perfect summer trip is waiting…
Mykonos is the perfect spot for a summer holiday. Yes, it’s popular – but with good reason! When seen right, this breathtaking island is one of the most stunning places on earth. If Mykonos sounds like your perfect destination, please contact us to learn more about how we work and how we can put your dream vacation together. It’s a great destination paired with mainland Greece, or even island hopping. There are so many options in this amazing country!
We cannot wait to show you what we can do for you in Mykonos – contact us to start planning today!