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Mykonos, a beautiful Greek island for families and couples






Tourism in Mykonos is a very wonderful thing that tourists and honeymooners should not miss, as it is one of the most important and most beautiful islands of Greece, with its archaeological and service places and charming natural landmarks. Mykonos is the perfect place you are looking for while tourism in Greece, whether you want to have fun and have a good time, or you want to explore the island and learn about its history and traditions, it is famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, elegant hotels, seafood restaurants and live music performances, and it is also very popular especially Among international celebrities, it is the best cities to travel to alone or for couples.

Let us know together where Mykonos is located. It is in the east of Greece, specifically near the coast of the Aegean Sea. It is the smallest island in the Cyclades archipelago. It is only about six hours from Santorini in Greece by car, and you can reach it from Rhodes Island by plane in only about three hours.

According to ancient Greek myths, the island was formed from the bodies of giants that were petrified after being killed by Hercules. As for its name, it was named after the grandson of the god Apollo “Mykonos”.





Best time to travel to Mykonos


Best time to travel to Mykonos
Mykonos Climate 


During the summer, especially in August, the island of Mykonos is very crowded with crowds of tourists, which makes it one of the most crowded regions of Greece during this time of the year, so you should plan your trip at another time away from the summer months (July and August) to avoid crowding Perhaps spring (April and May) or autumn (September and October) are the best times to travel to Mykonos.






How to travel to the island


The nearest major international airport, You can reach Mykonos via Athens Airport, and from there, passengers can continue by plane or ferry from Piraeus or Rafina to the island of Mykonos, a journey of about five hours.

As for ground transportation, cars are not allowed in Mykonos Town, but you can leave your car in the parking lot on the outskirts of the island, where buses, taxis and small passenger boats provide transportation around the island.





Safety in Mykonos


Mykonos is generally a safe island, the most serious problem here remains the off-road driving, which is sometimes very narrow with sudden curves, as well as you must watch out for theft and pickpocketing, do not drive at night in remote areas and far from the main tourist centres, nor Wear valuable jewellery and also do not carry a lot of cash with you during your travels on the island so as not to be lost or stolen.







The most important tourist activities in Mykonos, Greece


Mykonos is one of the most beautiful islands of Greece. Many consider it a paradise full of charm, beauty, scenic views, and beautiful beaches. It is characterized by its white streets and alleys, which are lined with shops, restaurants and cafes, in addition to beautiful houses with classic architectural style.


You can learn about the most important tourist areas in Greece, the island of Mykonos, through this article:





Explore the island's capital, Hora


The most important tourist activities in Mykonos, Greece
Explore the island's capital, Hora


The capital city (Hora) is one of the best examples of the splendour of architecture on the island of Mykonos is most attractive to tourists, where visitors can wander among its narrow cobbled streets while admiring the white houses with colourful doors with trees and hidden churches. Here you can visit the Panaya Paraportiani Church, the town hall and the castle above the harbour, and do not miss the amazing archaeological, folklore and maritime museums to learn about the history of the city.





Mykonos windmills (Kato Mili)


The most important tourist activities in Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos windmills (Kato Mili)


One of the most important places of tourism in Mykonos at all is the seven Kato Mili mills, which are located near the island's port, where you will be impressed by their largeness and designs, especially when you know that they are ancient mills dating back to the sixteenth century, as they were used to grind grain at the time. Although wheat is no longer ground in these mills at the present time, it is considered an important cultural symbol of the island of Mykonos.

Next to Kato Mili mills, cafes and restaurants are serving local delicacies and drinks to enjoy your meal while seeing the sea and the windmills.





Museums in Mykonos Island


The most important tourist activities in Mykonos, Greece
Museums in Mykonos Island


The island also has many interesting museums that you should not miss, as it contains huge numbers of ancient collectables and rare artefacts that you will not find anywhere else in the world.

You will find the Archaeological Museum, which is one of the most popular places in the city, which is located near the port area of ​​Mykonos and houses an impressive collection of ancient carvings, ships and religious artefacts that are regularly updated, and it is open daily for tourists from 8:30 am to 3 pm, except Monday.

This is in addition to the Folklore Museum, which offers tourists the cultural traditions of the ancient locals, including national costumes, musical instruments, textiles, as well as antique furniture, and is open daily from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Besides, we recommend you to visit the Agricultural Museum which is a huge outdoor complex that boasts a collection of ancient tools that were used in agriculture in the past decades.





Little Venice Mykonos


The most important tourist activities in Mykonos, Greece
Little Venice Mykonos


For those wishing to spend a time full of calm and romance, they should go to Little Venice as it is one of the most famous romantic places when tourism in Greece, where the wonderful white antique houses are lined up in rows stretching across the edge of the blue Aegean Sea since the 18th century AD, and once you reach this charming neighbourhood you will fall in love with it Especially at sunset, do not miss this opportunity, then stroll among the cafes, small shops and galleries scattered there.





Delos Island, Mykonos


The most important tourist activities in Mykonos, Greece
Delos Island, Mykonos


The island of Delos is located only 4 KM from the island of Mykonos, which has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is a completely historical place replete with many monuments of an ancient Greek city, so your tour looks like a tour in a vast open museum, especially since it is not populated. what increases its splendour, the ease of access daily trips are departing in the morning from the western side of the port of Mykonos city to there.





The best beaches and entertainment areas around the island of Mykonos


The best beaches in Mykonos
The best beaches in Mykonos


The wonderful beaches of Mykonos are among the most attractive features of the island, as there are plenty of coastal areas available for tourists, and perhaps the most popular is Platis Yialos Beach. This is recommended by many visitors on trips to Greece, as Platis Yialos is considered one of the most beautiful tourist resorts on the island of Mykonos.

This beach is located 4 km from Chora. Platis Gialos Beach is distinguished by its extensive waters and wonderful crystalline waters. All facilities equipped with high-quality services are available around it, including hotels, restaurants and cafes. It is also easy to move from this beach to other nearby beaches.

The Greek island of Mykonos along the southern coast includes a large group of wonderful beaches, which are cleanly characterized by their golden sand, and there are a lot of recreational and sports activities for water sports lovers, including a variety of beaches ideal for families with children, where the splendour of enjoying the beautiful sunshine. Among these beaches, we mention the wonderful Paradise Beach, Psarou Beach and Baraga Beach, which is the largest among them. There is no doubt that these beaches are one of the main tourist attractions in Mykonos.

However, if you are looking for a quiet beach to relax in solitude and privacy, head to the north coast of the island, to enjoy Agia Anna, Holakia, Kabari, Agrari and Ayios Stefanos.










What are the best things to do in Mykonos?

What are the best things to do in Mykonos?
What are the best things to do in Mykonos?



The island is the most popular for water sports enthusiasts, so, naturally, it attracts tourists from around the world to enjoy many diverse options, including, surfing, playing tennis or beach volleyball in Agia Anna or trying to windsurf or water ski in Elia or Kalafatis.

Diving lovers can also enjoy a great deal on the island of Mykonos, and it is believed that September is the best month for diving, as the waters are warm and the visibility is good at the seabed. On the island, you can find many well-organized diving centres, as well as opportunities to explore the island on board a boat while discovering secluded beaches and nearby islands, which are also ideal fishing spots.

One of the most beautiful places to visit on the island is Panagia Paraportiani in Mykonos Town. This white church, which dates back to 1425 and was not completed until the 17th century, is the most popular and most photographed of the 400 churches in the whole of Mykonos.





Shopping in Mykonos 


Shopping in Mykonos
Shopping in Mykonos



And the pleasure of tourism in Mykonos can not be complete without shopping, as the island has about 170 clothing stores and 90 jewellery stores, in addition to antiques, souvenirs, various food stores, and others. You will not find a single street on the island devoid of distinctive shops that push you towards Purchase with the various goods and products it provides you with.





The best hotels in Mykonos



The following are the best hotels in Mykonos, Greece.





The best 5-star hotels in Mykonos






Tharroe of Mykonos Hotel

The best hotels in Mykonos
Tharroe of Mykonos Hotel


A luxurious stay awaits at Tharao of Mykonos Boutique Hotel, located within a 20-minute walk of popular places like the Windmills of Mykonos and Panagia Paraportiani. Features at this hotel include a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool. Additionally, you'll find free Wi-Fi in public areas. Free self-parking is also available, along with a free airport shuttle.



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Boheme Mykonos Town


The best hotels in Mykonos
Boheme Mykonos Town


One of the best 5-star hotels in Mykonos, Greece, offering luxurious accommodations with great views of the Aegean Sea. It is only about 300 meters from the town, the old port of Mykonos and the airport are 2 km from the property.



Visitor reviews summary


The hotel received an excellent rating in terms of cleanliness, comfort, facilities, staff and location.


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Myconian Ambassador Relais & Chateaux


The best hotels in Mykonos
Myconian Ambassador Relais & Chateaux


This hotel is located a few minutes drive from the main town of Mykonos and overlooks the famous Platis Yialos Beach. Mykonos Airport is 2.5 km from the accommodation and the hotel provides a round-trip shuttle service. It is considered one of the best hotels on the island of Mykonos.



Visitor reviews summary


The hotel received an excellent rating in terms of cleanliness, comfort, facilities, staff and location.


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Myconian Villa Collection


The best hotels in Mykonos
Myconian Villa Collection


One of the best hotels in Mykonos Greece, this property offers elegant rooms and villas on Elia Beach, 12 km from the centre of Mykonos. The villas offer wonderful views of the sea and enjoy privacy suitable for families.



Visitor reviews summary


The hotel received an excellent rating in terms of cleanliness, comfort, facilities, staff and location.



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Mykonos Greece 4 star hotels






Hermes Mykonos Hotel


The best hotels in Mykonos
Hermes Mykonos Hotel


If you are looking for a family-friendly stay in Mykonos, we recommend Hermes Mykonos Hotel, which is within a 15-minute walk of great places like the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. Features of this hotel include free buffet breakfast, free self-parking and free airport shuttle.

Enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool and lounge chairs. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities.


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Rocabella Mykonos Art Hotel & Spa


The best hotels in Mykonos
Rocabella Mykonos Art Hotel & Spa


It is one of the best 4-star hotels in Mykonos. It is close to the sandy beach of Agios Stefanos and offers comfortable and elegant accommodation overlooking the sea.

Mykonos Town is less than a 10-minute drive away.



Visitor reviews summary


The hotel received an exceptional rating in terms of cleanliness, comfort, facilities, staff and location.


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Alkyon Hotel


The best hotels in Mykonos
Alkyon Hotel


One of the best hotels in Mykonos Greece, just a few minutes walk from the town of Mykonos, offers elegant and comfortable accommodation. There is a bus stop directly in front of the hotel, providing access to the island's beaches.



Visitor reviews summary


The hotel received an excellent rating in terms of cleanliness, comfort, facilities, staff and location.


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Vencia Boutique Hotel 


The best hotels in Mykonos
Vencia Boutique Hotel 


Vencia Boutique Hotel is just a 15-minute walk from famous places like the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos and the Windmills of Mykonos. Features at this hotel include a free buffet breakfast, a restaurant, and free self-parking. You can enjoy free Wi-Fi. There is also an outdoor pool. There is also an airport shuttle service.


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Mykonos Bay Resort & Villas


The best hotels in Mykonos
Mykonos Bay Resort & Villas


A family-friendly stay awaits you in the heart of Mykonos at Mykonos Bay Hotel which is located within a 20-minute walk, of Windmills of Mykonos, Panagia Paraportiani and Paradise Beach.

Features of this beachfront hotel include 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and an outdoor pool. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi in public areas.


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The best hotels in Mykonos Greece 3 stars




Villa Konstantin 

The best hotels in Mykonos
Villa Konstantin 


A family-friendly stay in Mykonos awaits at Villa Constantin, located within a 20-minute walk of the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. Features of this aparthotel include an outdoor swimming pool, free self-parking and a bar. You can enjoy free Wi-Fi.


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Poseidon Hotel & Suites


The best hotels in Mykonos
Poseidon Hotel & Suites


One of the best hotels in Mykonos offers elegant and spacious apartments overlooking the famous windmills, which are only 200 meters away in Mykonos. The hotel is only 50 meters from Megali Ammos Beach and there are many small sandy coves nearby.



Visitor reviews summary


The hotel received an excellent rating in terms of cleanliness, comfort, facilities, staff and location.


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Argo Hotel


The best hotels in Mykonos
Argo Hotel


Enjoying a privileged location, only 100 meters from the blue-flagged beach of Platis Yialos, Argo Hotel is one of the best hotels in Mykonos, offering elegant accommodation. The hotel is a 10-minute bus ride from Mykonos Town. There are many restaurants near the hotel and there is a grocery directly in front of it.



Visitor reviews summary


The hotel received an excellent rating in terms of cleanliness, comfort, facilities, staff and location.


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Recommended hotels for Couples






Kouros Hotel & Suites


The best hotels in Mykonos
Kouros Hotel & Suites


Boasting a great location on the seafront of Mykonos Town, this hotel offers stunning views of the old and new ports. The hotel is 7 km from the airport and provides a free shuttle service to it, one of the best hotels on the island of Mykonos, Greece.



Visitor reviews summary


The hotel received an excellent rating in terms of cleanliness, comfort, facilities, staff and location.


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Anax Resort & Spa


Recommended hotels for Couples
Anax Resort & Spa


One of the top choices, Anax Resort & Spa boasts a waterfront location in Agios Ioannis in Mykonos, and facilities include a spa, swimming pool, heated pool and a restaurant serving fine Mediterranean cuisine. A private beach area is also available.

Couples specifically loved the location and rated it 9.2 for couples.


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St. John Hotel Villas and Spa


Recommended hotels for Couples
St. John Hotel Villas and Spa


One of our top picks in Agios Ioannis Mykonos. Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa features a swimming pool with uninterrupted views of its private beach. Rooms with private bathtub, spa, fine restaurants and bars.


Couples specifically loved the location and rated it 9.0 for couples.


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FAQ




Why is Mykonos the perfect choice for many?


Accommodation in Mykonos offers many advantages, the most important of which are:

- Proximity to the most famous sights such as the windmills of Mykonos, Jackie or  Mykonos, and Little Venice.
- Proximity to commercial complexes and shops, as well as famous restaurants and cafes.
- Easily accessible to other touristic areas of the city due to the availability of public transportation.



What are the best hotels in Mykonos Greece?


You can choose from among a group of the best hotels in Mykonos that we have collected in this article based on real reviews from previous visitors who have stayed in hotels in Greece, Mykonos Island .. Read more



What are the best hotels in Mykonos for families?


Rocabella Mykonos Art Hotel & Spa, Mykonian Ambassador Hotel & Spa and Mykonian Villa Collection are all among the best hotels in Mykonos is suitable for families; This is because it offers a babysitting service, connecting rooms, a family suite, and multi-bedroom apartments.



How much does it cost to stay in a hotel in Mykonos Greece for one night?


The cost of staying in a hotel on the island of Mykonos ranges between 193 USD and 474 USD, and the price varies according to the period of the year, the size of the room, and the advantages of the hotels in Mykonos Greece.



What are the best hotels on the island of Mykonos near Mykonos Airport?


Bohemian Mykonos Hotel, Alkyon Hotel Mykonos, Poseidon Hotel Suites Mykonos are among the best hotels in Mykonos Greece near Mykonos Airport.




What are the recommended hotels for couples? 


Kouros Hotel & Suites, St. John's Hotel Villas & Spa, Myconian Collection Villa and Anax Resort & Spa, hotels get a high rate from couples.


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