Resort

Greece,
Mykonos

Introduction

Located in the heart of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea, Mykonos and its rocky landscape is one of Greece's most popular destinations. Despite the enduring meltemi (a dry wind from the north), the island's pristine beaches and lively whitewashed towns have attracted eclectic groups from Jackie Onassis in the 1960s, to a swinging, gay crowd in the 1980s. Wealthy Greeks, realising they were missing out, have since contributed to the island's gentrification.

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Essentials

  1. Late breakfast, late lunch and late dinner are de rigueur.
  2. Don’t overpack: you’ll spend most of your time in your bathing suit.
  3. Forget motorcycles and rent a car – a much safer option.
  4. Be prepared for creative driving from everyone else.
  5. Cruise-ship crowds take over the town in the afternoon.

Two-hour tour

  • Delos Island

    Windmills Travel & Tourism, Fabrica Square

    +30 22 890 23 877

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Hotels

  • Independent and easy

    Rochari

    Agio Ioannou

    +30 22 890 23 107

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  • Dependable chain

    Mykonos Grace

    Agios Stefanos Beach

    +30 22 890 20 000

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  • Premium

    Belvedere Hotel

    School of Fine Arts District

    +30 22 890 25 122

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  • Villa rental

    Aqua Living

    +30 22 890 28 899 or +44 207 0606 24

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  • Independent and easy

    Mykonos Theoxenia

    Kato Mili (next to windmills)

    +30 22 890 22 230

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  • Premium

    Cavo Tagoo

    Coastal Road

    +30 22 890 20 100

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Dining

  • Leisurely breakfast

    Raya

    Gialos Waterfront

    +30 22 890 28 223

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  • Lunch with friends

    Nammos

    Psarou Beach

    +30 22 890 22 440

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  • Lunch on your own

    Kiki's — Agios Sostis beach

  • Al fresco dining

    Solymar

    Kalo Livadi beach

    +30 22 890 71 745

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  • Late drinks

    Pierro's

    Matoyanni Street

    +30 22 890 22 177

  • Late bite

    Jimmy's for souvlaki — Small grill at main road fork to Horta.

  • Fast breakfast

    Piccolo

    18 Drakopoulou Street (Chora)

    +30 22 890 22 208

  • Mid-morning coffee

    Aroma Cafe

    Matogianni Street

    +30 22 890 27 148

  • Picnic spot

    Mersini Beach — Follow the bumpy trail after Fokos Beach.

  • Sunset cocktail

    Scarpa

    Little Venice

    +30 22 890 23 294

  • Dinner for two

    Gola

    Drafaki

    +30 22 890 23010

  • Traditional Greek Taverna

    Ano Mera — Located 8 km outside Mykonos town in the island’s oldest village, it has one of the most authentic kitchens.

  • Drink after dinner

    Galleraki

    Little Venice

    + 30 22 890 27 118

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  • On the tiles

    Rock N'Roll

    Mykonos Town, Agias Kiriakis Square

    +30 69866 26646

  • On the tiles

    Cavo Paradiso

    Left on the hill on Paradise Beach

    +30 22 890 27 205

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Reading

  • Bookshop

    Eleftheroudakis

    Drafaki

    +30 22 890 28 992

  • Newsstand

    International Newsstand

    Next to Agia Kyriaki (off Matoyani Street)

    +30 22 890 23 316

Shopping

  • Something you can't get anywhere else

    Liontis leather sandals

    Matoyanni Street

    +30 22 890 24 409

  • Something for yourself

    Fashion fixes from Parthenis

    Alefkandra Square

    +30 22 890 23 089

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  • Lost luggage - where to buy shirts

    Carouzos

    3 Pigadia Shopping Centre

    +30 22 890 25 524

  • Something for someone you love

    Jewellery from Very Gavello

    2 Enoplon Dinameon, Matogianni Street

    +30 22 890 22 765

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  • Perfect manicure and pedicure

    Luisa Beach

    Psarou, Nammos

    +30 22 890 22 015

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  • Something you can't get anywhere else

    Minas jewellery - the Greek Elsa Peretti Agia Kyriaki

    Next to the International Newsstand

    +30 22 890 27 320

  • Something for the kids

    A stuffed Pelican or miniature windmill from the small gift stores on Matogianni Street

Basics

  • Pharmacy

    Anna Koukouzeli

    Next to Mykonos Hospital

    +30 22 890 23 800

Transport

  • Bus services — There are regular bus services across the island to the beaches. Water taxis can drop you off at several, but not all, beaches.

  • Taxi services

    +30 22 890 22 400 or 23 700

Limousine/car

  • Premium cars — There is no limousine service in Mykonos. Only premium hotels provide cars with drivers to their guests. For car rental, Avis has offices at the harbour and airport.

    +30 22 890 27 580

Fitness

  • Good gym

    Body Work

    Brisi, on the road to Plati Yialos Beach

    +30 22 890 22 225

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  • Good running route — Mykonos Harbour to Tourlos on the coastal road (new port)

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