Discover luxury and boutique hotels in Mykonos
With its sugar-cube structures, curving white-sand coast and A-list-attracting credentials, Mykonos is the jet-set’s Cycladic isle of choice. Swim, sun-worship and dance ’til dawn at your pick of glamorous beach clubs, then swap the hedonistic for the historic and explore the local heritage: sleepy villages hide inland, Venetian windmills pepper the southern hills, and the nearby island of Delos – the legendary birthplace of Apollo and Artemis – is dotted with ancient ruins.
When to go
Mykonos goes to sleep between November and February. July and August are the island’s high season, so expect endless parties and crowded beaches. Spring is quieter, but the in-the-know opt for September and October for warm waters and thinning-out crowds.
PlanesFlights from Athens touch down at Mykonos Airport year-round, and there are seasonal direct options from European cities including London, Manchester, Paris and Zürich.
BoatsReach Mykonos by ferry from either Piraeus or Rafina, both in the Athens area. You can also island-hop by ferry to Santorini, Crete and more.
AutomobilesChora’s labyrinthine streets are pedestrianised, but hire a car to explore the island’s hidden beaches and inland villages.
TaxisRates are fixed and quite reasonable. Book them at your hotel reception to ensure reliability.