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Mykonos island guide in Greece

The Island of Mykonos is a small island located in Greece that belongs to the archipelago of the Cyclades, in the waters of the Aegean Sea and in the middle of the Tinos Islands (northwest) and Siros (southeast) y Naxos (south).

Mykonos is the same name of the capital of the island, which is also known as Jora. It is an island with a great tourist attraction, with a diversity of beaches and a great nightlife with a multitude of events.

The discos, next to the beach and electronic music, are synonymous with summer and winter in Mykonos, not in vain has Mykonos been called la Ibiza from Greece.

Mykonos is one of the most visited stops by tourists who approach Greece and the Aegean Sea on a cruise trip. Given the small size of Mykonos, the island can be visited on a weekend, which does not exclude longer stays. But it may be best to combine it with Athens, Santorini y Crete, since the ferry connections are good and the flights are not excessively expensive.

Night and party, hand in hand in Mykonos

The Island Mykonos It is characterized as a place that offers a lot of party and fun, to the point that some they compare it with Ibiza. On this island you can find night shows for all tastes and also parties during the day.

La Paradise Beach it is one of the places where you can find bars and clubs with dances and in which you can drink different drinks throughout the night. Also during noon there are interesting parties, such as electronic music at Tropicana Beach and the Sunrise Bar. One of the nightclubs that can be visited in Mykonos is Paradise Club, which contains large dance floors and outdoor terraces with swimming pools.

This place is visited by DJs from all over the world They deal with playing music all night long. For those who wish to spend the night, on the Greek island It can be enjoyed from 5 in the morning until 10 in the Cavo Paradiso club, in which there are various parties depending on the time of the year.

In addition, during the afternoon you can resort to the beaches of the island where you can drink and dance electronic music. Different types of parties are also organized in hotels and boats.

Best areas to sleep in Mykonos

Do not forget, by the way, that from the 2018 you have to pay tourist tax for sleeping in Greece. The fee varies between 0,5 € and 4 € per day depending on the category of the hotel or accommodation you have chosen to sleep.

The capital of the island, Chora

Chora is the capital of the island of Mykonos and is where you will find the greater hotel offer, most restaurants, bars and shops.

If you do not plan to rent a vehicle, it is the Best area to stay in Mykonos, especially since all the buses that go to most attractive points of the island leave from there. A important disadvantage Having to stay here, especially during the tourist season, is the noise that the capital suffers, especially at night.

For the center you will find the most bars and discos that attract from backpackers to celebrities as well as a Important offer of gay nightclubs, in fact in Kyriaki Square opened the first gay bar on the island.

Ornos, to combine beach and tourism

This is the beach area with more hotels in Mykonos as it is one of the closest beaches to the city of Mykonos, just 3 kilometers from the heart of the capital.

The water and the environment are calm, so it becomes another great option where to stay in Mykonos to travel as a family. The hotels in this area have all the services that are needed for the holidays, including swimming pools, kids clubs, family restaurants and lots of shopping areas.

The beach is sheltered from strong winds, making it easier to start in sports such as windsurfing and sailing.

Platis Gialos, the best beach for the family

Platis Gialos is an extensive beach full of Sunbeds and umbrellas for rent. Protected from the wind by the surrounding hills, it is a quiet beach, suitable for families, which has several playgrounds and with some hotels and restaurants on the beach.

The beach is very good by bus and is famous for water sportsIt is ideal for renting a kayak or paddleboarding, this will be your favorite area to stay in Mykonos.

It is a very complete area because it has restaurants of all kinds, clubs where to party (more discreet than in other parts of the island) and many hotels. Nearby, at 10 minutes on foot, you reach the beach of Paraga.

How to get to the island of Mykonos by plane

En high holiday season summer, that is, the months of June to September it is usual to find enough Direct flights to the airport of Mykonos Island, beware that some "direct" can stop at the airport in Athens and have to make connection with a second flight to the island of Mykonos. If you take flights out of high season, it is almost certain that you will not find direct flights and that nobody frees you from the stopover in Athens.

Our recommendation is that use a good flight comparator to locate the flight that best suits your needs, here we leave one to facilitate the work of looking for.

Once in Mykonos airport, to move to your destination you have two options: take a taxi or take the bus line, if you want to know bus schedules you have them in http://www.mykonosbus.com/index.en.html

How can you move around the island of Mykonos

The option that most of us who visit the island use is rent a vehicle, be it a car, quad or motorbike. On the island there is a lot of rent to rent a quad because they are super-manageable and are parked anywhere. We leave below a car rental comparator for you to see the best offer on the island.

Mykonos in an island very well connected, network Bus works very well, especially in summer because it has multiple routes to a Reasonable price that run practically all the surface of the island.

Is a perfect island to travel in bike several trails to explore but general transportation can be done without problems with a car or a rental motorcycle, because all the towns are asphalted and for the main road It is easy to access, so we recommend it because it is the easiest and fastest way to visit the island.

Go taxi is also good choice If your wallet doesn't care, you can also find them almost anywhere.

The trip in boat It is indispensable to visit certain beaches de Paros, nearby islets and even for Antiparos beaches which are the most wonderful to see and cannot be missed, most of these boats they leave the capital. This island is also perfect to do walking excursions and marvel at every lost corner that only getting lost can you discover, but we must warn you not to go out when the sun is tightening because the area is very warm.

The best what you can see and do during your stay in Mykonos

When is the best time to go to Mykonos?

The best time to traveling to Mykonos is between April and June and from September to the beginning of November. In the summer months (July and August especially) is very hot, while spring is the best time, high temperatures are avoided, visitor attendance is lower and accommodation is cheaper.

El winter is usually a little rainy and autumn is unstable.

La spring is the best time to enjoy the sea, warmer, peaceful and cozy. The best sunsets and shortage of calima that allows the days to be bright and transparent. The colors of the Mediterranean, the light seems unreal. Perhaps the only disadvantage that this time of year has is that its days are slightly shorter.

El Summer is the mix of the previous 2, but with many visitors and higher prices.

The winters, from December to March they are rather cold and unpredictable. It is the ideal time for a cultural type trip and make an itinerary of archaeological and landscape court of Greece and perhaps leave the sea for more entered the year.

What are the best beaches on the island of Mykonos?

Some basic criteria that you have to know about Mykonos beaches: Those of the at they are more crowded with people and those of the north the least. This is because in the north there is much more wind and bathing is more complicated.

The beaches of Mykonos are generally good white sand and there are some of them, like paradise and super paradise that are destinations for party and fun. We recommend some of the most important:

Paradise

Mykonos - Paradise Beach

Mykonos - Paradise Beach @Luca Grandinetti / Shutterstock

Located at 6 km southeast from the capital of the island, Chora, Paradise beach is located between the beaches of Paranga y Super Paradise and it's accessible through a path from Platis Gialos with local bus or in caique.The famous beach of Paradise is a smooth sandy beach, which has a a lot of beach hotels and trendy bars.

The majority of beach tourism is young looking forward to partying. Nudists also frequent this beach. There are facilities for water sports and there is a diving center. Behind the beach there is a fairly well organized campsite.

There you can find one with the famous Cavo Paradiso, which is a large complex that works like a club at night and has a pool, restaurant and beach bar. You can find it located on a hill, just above the beach. At night, Paradise is transformed into a huge club with music and people dancing in the sand and rocks until dawn.

You will stay impressed by the number of cafes and the large number of existing sun loungers. You can go from here to Super Paradise on foot, but it is not really recommended. It is possible, but there are a number of walls that require a certain degree of agility and the coastal route is not marked and sometimes you can go wrong and get lost.

It's curious see people dancing at the tables already at the 17: 00. The music is strong, and the party atmosphere is just warming. You must be in the "right" mood for this beach. Here you do not come to seek peace and tranquility. There is a bar located on the right side of the beach that plays relaxed music during the day and then at 5 pm it transforms, change the music and people start dancing on the tables. The Tropicana bar also pumps music and becomes a party area at night.

Paranga

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Mykonos - Paranga Beach (c) Can Stock Photo / stoyanh

To the beach of Paranga can be reached in bus, in a walk of 15 minutes from Platis Gialos or by one of the frequent caiques that go to the beach from Super Paradise.

Located 7 km southeast of the island's capital, Chora, Paranga Beach is a combination of two beaches of sand that are separated by a point and form an extensive beach. The south beach is quieter, while the north one is perfectly organized and surrounded by many bars with music.

It is a beach that is usually quite busy, it is not very big, but it has a lot of sun loungers. Beach bars usually play disco music at a good volume. There is a small area about 30 m from the rocks of the coast where you can swim very well.

It is not one of the beaches mentioned in many travel guides. The environment is very similar to the beach Paradise, but a little more moderate.

Super Paradise

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mykonos-playa-super-paradise @Mykonos - Super Paradise Beach @Georgios Alexandris / Shutterstock

Super Paradise is less organized than its neighbor Paradise and has beautiful crystal clear waters and soft golden sand. Super Paradise is the Greece's most famous gay beach, which attracts homosexuals and heterosexuals from all over the world.
Located at 7 km southeast of the island's capital, Chora, the Super Paradise beach is located right next to the Paradise beach and you can access it via caique (there are regular boat services from Platis Gialos) and bus site.

Due to its popularity, the Super Paradise beach can be very Busy in high season.

The parties here are as extreme as those on Paradise Beach. Keep in mind that this beach is smaller than Paradise, do not be fooled by the word 'super' in the title.

Kalafatis

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mykonos-playa-kalafatis @Mykonos - Kalafatis Beach @Natalia Dobryanskaya / Shutterstock

Located at 12 km east of the capital of the island, Chora, Kalafatis beach is known for its water sports, being a fairly active beach. In the left corner of the beach you can find a cabin with snorkeling rental facilities for diving.

There is a Windsurf center where you can rent tables, as well as take classes. There is also a "Water Action" where you can do jet ski, etc ...

There is a restaurant / bar (Thalassa) on the left side of the beach that offers fresh fish and greek cuisine.

If you need to buy something, there is a minimarket very close. It also has a public telephone.

Elia

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mykonos-playa-elia @Mykonos - Paranga Beach (c) Can Stock Photo / stoyanh

Elia is the Mykonos most extensive beachIt is perfectly organized and offers a wide selection of pubs and bars, as well as water sports facilities, such as water skiing, parasailing and windsurfing.

Located at 11 km southeast from the capital of the island, Chora, the Elia beach is next to the Agrari and the two come together forming an immense sandy beach.

Elia is the last stop of the caiques (traditional fishing boat used as taxi-boat).

Is a pretty quiet beach if we compare it with Paradise and Super Paradise, where most of the people who visit it do nudism.

Going up the hill, and if you look to the left, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the traditional houses of the Cyclades Islands.

Ornos

The beach of Ornos in Mykonos
The beach of Ornos in Mykonos

Located at 3 km south of Chora, Ornos beach is located in front of a small fishing villageIt has fine sand and sun beds and umbrellas for rent and is a very beautiful beach, but unfortunately it is often overcrowded.

Here we can find from a diving school, schools for sea navigation, skiing and windsurfing on the beach. On the shore of the bay there is a large hotel complex offering several restaurants and bars.

A Ornos can be reached in bus urban, since they often leave from the capital. The view from this beach is very good, especially the view of the houses hanging on the cliff.

There are several bars and a restaurant that is open until 01,30:8 in the morning and serves breakfast from XNUMX am If you need a supermarket, there is one very close. The beach has parking and a public telephone. Anyway, you can arrive by bus from the city.

Platis Gialos

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The beach of Platis Gialos in Mykonos

Located to 5 km south of Chora we find the beach of Platis Gialos, which is one of the most popular beaches on the island, filled with thousands of people during the summer attracted by the golden sand and the turquoise color of its crystal clear waters.

Platis Gialos is a fully equipped beach, with many hotels located in front of it. In fact, many people have to walk very little to the beach from their rooms. This beach It offers sun loungers, umbrellas, water sports and many restaurants and bars. You can enjoy a drink on the beach on the sun loungers with seats and table.

Regarding transport, you can reach it by making use of the Local buses from the capital (there is every half hour). This beach also has service caiques towards the beaches of Paranga, Agrari, Elia, Paradise y Super Paradise.

There is a bar with a pool (Astria) that is open day and night. Unlike other beaches such as Paradise and Super Paradise, it is a good place to chat and enjoy the view. If you have to buy something, there is a minimarket on the left side of the beach. At the entrance to the beach there is a public telephone.

Other beaches that are worthy of the island of Mykonos

Agios Stefanos

Located at 3 km north of Chora, the beach of Agios Stefanos is the closest to the capital of Mykonos, located 1 km north of Troulos and the new port. It is protected from the wind and there are various offers of water sports, as well as some bars and hotels. Agios Stefanos It is very popular and crowded during the summer. Its length is comparable to the length of a soccer field. The good thing about being so close, is that it is very easy to get from the city of Mykonos, 10 minutes by car / motorcycle, although there is also a local bus.

Panormos & Agios Sostis

Located at 6 km north of Chora, the isolated beaches of Panormos and Agios Sostis have golden sand, forming low dunes in some parts and with crystal clear waters. They are quiet beaches, easily accessible by car or motorcycle.

  • Panormos is much quieter than other beaches. It is empty out of season. There is a beach bar that indicates that you can be much busier in high season.

  • Agios Sostis: unlike most of the beaches on the island, You have to make an effort to access this beach. You have to descend a treacherous path of rocks to reach the beach. It has a length of 250 m, and is well protected from the wind. It is usually a typical beach for nudism.

Lia

Located at 14 km southeast of Chora, Lia beach is a nice and quiet place with a good number of sunbeds. It has an approximate length of 200 meters and is surrounded on both sides by rocks. This area of ​​the island is a good alternative to the popularity and water sports of Kalafatis It offers a more subdued and peaceful atmosphere, so there are very few reasons not to pay a visit to this beach.

What are the best party areas to go to in Mykonos?

Without a doubt It is the great attraction which makes thousands of people approach the island every year, especially in the summer season. Here everything is allowed, the limit is set by eachIt all depends on your desire to have a good time.

Although the day is a good option to rest and enjoy the sun and the beach, the island of Mykonos is prepared to no one gets bored after five o'clock in the afternoon, when the beaches of Paradise and Super Paradise are transformed and all those who are there leave empty towels to move to the bars where it begins a party that is very difficult to describe in words, you have to live it live to know what is being said. Awesome!

Appetizers the night is when the whole march of the capital of the island, Chora. Within the city you can find everything you need, from quiet restaurants where to dine, going through bars where to drink enjoying the night vision of the waves banging against the beach, to Marching areas where you can enjoy one of the best parties from all over the Mediterranean. Do not miss bars like Skandinavian, discos like Space Dance or atmosphere bars, such as Pierro's, Kastro or Astra.

Galleraki

The bar is located in Chora, on Mitropoleos street, and It is the first place on the promenade of Little Venice. Open all day as a café-bar, the place offers a funky and informal atmosphere and attracts a large number of visitors who gather in the cafe-bar to watch the sunset in Little Venice. Once the sun sets, the fun in Galleraki is guaranteed.

Cavo Paradiso

Cavo Paradiso is located located on the beach Paradise in Mykonos and is one of the most popular party destinations, not only on the Greek island, but throughout the world. Here you can find one of the best parties on the island.

Skandinavian

The Skandivanian is one of the most famous bars on the island of Mykonos. Has held for decades long party nights and it is one of the oldest nightclubs on the island. It is definitely one of the places to see during the night while in the city of Mykonos.

In operation since 1978, it is extremely popular in the city of Mykonos. The bar / disco consists of two outdoor areas, a terrace and a large dance floor. The club too It has an exclusive VIP area For those looking for a personalized service. The VIP lounge is part of the outdoor patio where you can get a view of the people passing by.

Pierro's

Pierro's is a legendary gay bar located in the city of Mykonos. It is one of the most famous gay bars in the world and hosts fantastic parties during the summer. Located at the beginning of the busy Matoyanni street, it is a must when visiting the island of Mykonos.

The interiors of the Pierro's cafeteria are tasteful and have a classy atmosphere. For years, it has been visited by artists, designers and top models from around the world, and has built a great reputation. It is an exclusive club that boasts of wild parties, good music, shows, nice atmosphere and of course, you have the views of Mykonos Bay. The bar has witnessed the most famous international shows.

Astra

Located on the highly visited Matoyani Street in Mykonos, the Astra bar is the meeting place of elegant and classy people.

Designed in 1986 by the jeweler Minas, Astra opened its doors in July 1987. It is a small building, centrally located in the city. Astra has been visited by everyone and is the kind of place where you could rub shoulders with a supermodel or even a rock star. There is live music and inside you will find a variety of DJs, which continue the party until the early hours of the morning.

The bar is a good mix between a disco and an informal lounge. It plays the role of a living room in the early afternoon and becomes a club later in the evening. The interiors are elegantly decorated and allows you to enjoy your own space. The ceiling is also one of a kind and resembles the celestial vault of an observatory. The bar also has an open space where you can go to take a break.

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