One of the best things about a vacation in Mykonos Greece is its size. The island is easy to get around, with great bus connections, and some of the best international beaches in Mykonos are located within five miles of Mikonos town.
Mykonos also has great ferry boat services between the Greek islands of Crete, mainland Greece, Crete and the west coast of Turkey, making Mykonos Island an ideal holiday base for exploring fun things to do in Izmir Turkey.
Apart from stunning beaches, one of the most popular things to do in Mykonos Greece is to experience the amazing nightlife which is reminiscing of places such as Ayia Napa in Cyprus and Ibiza and Mallorca in Spain.
Things to do in Mykonos Greece: Beaches
Beaches North of Mykonos Town
If you are looking for a more relaxed beach atmosphere, the beaches north of Mykonos town offer some of the quieter beaches in the island.
Panormos Beach, just an 11 minute drive (3.5 miles).
Agios Sostis, just a 12 minute drive (4 miles).
Beaches East of Mykonos Town
If you are looking to enjoy water sports during your vacation in Mykonos, Kalafati Beach is one of the best places in the island that offers facilities for jet-skiing, windsurfing and more.
Those based in Mykonos town, Kalafati Beach is easily reached by car in just 12 minutes.
Beaches South of Mykonos Town
Three of the most popular beaches south of Mykonos town are located within 3 miles and they are easily reached by bus or taxi ride:
Platys Yialos Beach, just a 9 minute drive (3 miles)
Ornos Beach, just a 7 minute drive (2 miles)
Psarou Beach, just an 8 minute drive (2.5 miles)
Things to do in Mykonos Greece: Nightlife & Entertainment
As mentioned earlier, experiencing the nightlife in Mykonos is a must-add in your itinerary.
Two of the most popular and liveliest venues in Mykonos are Paradise Beach and Super Paradise Beach, which are known for hosting some of the most popular Dj’s in the summer months.
During the day these beaches are great for relaxing while soaking up the sun (top-less or clothed). In the evening they become absolute beach parties with a relaxed and a fun atmosphere.
Mykonos town is also a hot spot for nightlife and here you can find all kind of bars such as the popular Pierro's gay bar.
Things to do in Mykonos Greece: Places of Interest
A visit to Mykonos town is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular things to do in Mykonos Greece for those interested in Old Greece.
Mykonos town is an excellent example of Venetian influences, and today you can see their legacy in the form of beautiful and charming buildings such as Panagia Paraportiani church.
The town of Mykonos is also a popular place for taking pictures of the 16th century Venetian windmills, as well as strolling by ‘Little Venice’ which is a charming district where you can admire at the beautifully constructed Venetian houses.
Ano Mera Town
Ano Mera town (a 12 minute bus ride from Mykonos town) is a small charming town where you can explore more beautiful Mykonos Greece landmarks such as the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani
Island of Delos
If you are interested in Greek archaeological sites, the island of Delos, located west of Mykonos, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to a myriad of ancient landmarks.
Delos, located a mile away from Mykonos, is easily reached by ferry boat from Mykonos Harbor and the whole trip takes just under twenty minutes.
Some of the most popular landmarks there include the Delos Synagogue, the Doric Temple of Isis, the Minoan Fountain and the Temple of Delians.
Also, most of the many of the artifacts found at the archaeological site here can be seen on display at the Archaeological Museum of Delos.
Things to do in Mykonos Greece: Shopping
The island of Mykonos has also a great shopping scene with many traditional shops scattered along the island. Popular items to shop for include local hand-made crafts and textiles which make an ideal souvenir present.
For instance, the Little Venice district in Mykonos town is home to many lovely shops selling all kinds of crafts, textiles and local art.
For a more upscale shopping experience, Matogianni Street is home to many designer boutiques and jewelry shops.
Things to do in Mykonos Greece: Transportation
The Greek Islands have a great ferry service connection between them making it ideal for those who wish to do island-hopping.
Mykonos Island is easily reached by ferry boat from the other Cycladic islands and it makes an ideal base for day trips to Athens Greece and Turkey.
The island is home to the small airport of Mykonos Island National Airport, if you wish to fly into Mykonos, the summer months is the best time to fly into the island as the airport has more flight connections and longer operating hours.
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