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Things to do in Mykonos: The ultimate bucket list!

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Best things to do in Mykonos will satisfy everyone… Think about idyllic peaceful Greek landscape, picturesque white houses, and the tranquil Aegean Sea. Ok, this is how Mykonos used to be. Today, when someone says Mykonos, you think about crazy all-night-long parties, crowds of celebrities and paparazzi hunting for famous ones. Who would have thought that one visit of Jackie O. would forever change the island into Mecca for smaller and bigger stars? Sometimes it may be a little bit hard to find a Greek spirit here, which many seek while visiting the Cyclades (especially breathtaking Santorini) or Crete. It’s definitely easier to find Louis Vuitton or Hermes boutique! But what about the best things to do in Mykonos?

Mykonos is the second, next to Ios, perfect Greek island for all party-animals. The international crowd, many clubs, and luxury resorts are a perfect mix to tune in the atmosphere of fun. Do you know any other place where even at a supermarket there is a DJ playing his sets?! What are the best things to do in Mykonos to make your vacation truly memorable?

Tip: Find out our recommendations about best things to do in Santorini, Crete and Ios!
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Incredible colors of Greek houses


Mykonos is well-known for its beautiful beaches and everyone will find something matching perfectly their needs. Psarou Beach and the Nammos restaurant are popular among celebrities… and fans willing to take a selfie. If you dream of a party on the beach, visit Paradise Beach or located a bit further Super Paradise – party starts at 3 pm with dance shows, DJ sets and happy hour drinks 🙂 If you prefer spending your time actively, you should go to the Korfos Beach, a perfect spot for kiteboarding. Something more isolated? Ftelia and Frangias Beach are ideal for those seeking tranquility. Choose Elia Beach, if you are one of the guests of the nearby luxurious hotels. Ornos Beach is something for those into luxury, Instagram perfect drinks, and great food.

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Korfos beach – kite paradise!

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Ornos beach


Crowds partying at Paradise and Super Paradise Beach are mainly students from all over the globe. After midnight, they move to Cavo Paradiso, where the best DJs in the world play their music all summer long. The club is located on a rock next to the sea – sunrise from this place is amazing. The downside is that it’s a bit far away from Mykonos Town… So if you stay in the city instead, you will also find many great bars there. Go to the cult Skandinavian Bar – after midnight, girls dance on the bar 😉 Definitely one of the craziest things to do in Mykonos!

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Mykonos… party hard!


There is probably nothing more romantic you can do in Mykonos, than a catamaran cruise in the rays of the sunset. Viewing the island from the sea perspective gives a completely different impression. You can see tiny hidden shrines between rocks, secluded beaches and… great mansions of various celebrities. The cruise will take you to the extraordinary turquoise coves. You can jump straight from the boat into the crystal clear waters and admire the underwater life. During the cruise, you won’t miss, of course, excellent Greek wines and delicacies!

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The largest city in Mykonos is a tangle of narrow streets, whitewashed houses, charming eateries and designers’ boutiques. Skip those streets filled with tourists – the prettiest ones are actually those in the backyard! You will quickly discover picturesque corners and real Greek restaurants. You must visit the traditional bakery Gioras Wood and try baklava – it is not from this earth, definitely, Zeus had to do something with the recipe…

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Gioras Wood bakery

By the way, why all these houses are white? This tradition dates back to the 30th century when buildings were whitewashed to prevent cholera raging in Greece. In the 70s, dictator Papadopulous ordered to maintain white and blue colors of buildings as a tribute to the Greek flag. All subsequent governments upheld the decree when they noticed how many tourists go to Greece to admire an idyllic view of white and blue houses on the rocks surrounded by the sea.

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Amazing Greece

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Incredible street of Mykonos

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But wait, Venice? Well, in Mykonos Town, on the waterfront, there is so-called Little Venice, a number of houses, which grow out of the sea… when it’s windy, balconies are lashed by the waves. It’s a perfect spot to sit at sunset in one of the restaurants and watch the sun slowly immersing in the Aegean Sea. Honestly, one of our most amazing things to do in Mykonos.

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Little Venice


It’s probably the most famous landmark of the island. Windmills have been built here starting in the sixteenth century, and there were up to 40 of them. Nowadays, there are only 5 well-maintained windmills in Kato Myli, situated on a hill near Mykonos Town. It’s also a great place to watch the Little Venice from a distance.

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Mykonos windmills


There is a pearl of ancient Greece near Mykonos – the Delos island. It was here where, according to myths, Apollo and Artemis were born. There was also one of the most famous Greek oracles and the temple of Apollo, one of the wonders of the ancient world. This place is considered as the most important excavations in Greece – the port, numerous temples, a theater and well-preserved buildings were discovered here. As a result, it was possible to get a complete picture how life in the marine city looked like in ancient Greece. You must visit the Dolphin House with extraordinary mosaics, the temple of Dionysus Stoivadeion with an interesting sculpture and hike the hill Kynthos, which offers a remarkable panoramic view of the Aegean Sea and the Cycladic islands.

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Delos island

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  • Reply
    March 25, 2017 at 01:53

    Thank you so much for this post!! I am going in May and am so glad that I have this list to help me find some fun things to do. Thanks for a great share. So helpful!!

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      March 26, 2017 at 09:35

      Just let us know if you need any more info! 🙂 Always happy to help!

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    March 25, 2017 at 02:52

    Mykonos looks like the ultimate beautiful Greek destination.
    When I plan a trip there in the future I will check back here for sure!

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    Katie McIntosh (@katieshowblog)
    March 25, 2017 at 05:31

    Thanks for sharing! Now I have more to add to my (never ending) bucket list. I would love to do a cruise there especially at sunset because it looks so magical!

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      March 26, 2017 at 09:35

      It’s super romantic plus these views awww <3!

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    Cristina P
    March 25, 2017 at 05:51

    I will be on one of the Cyclades this May and contemplating a day trip to Mykonos. Initially we wanted to do some island hopping but the price is way too much for us. And yes, I’d rather find the Greek spirit than the all night partying haha

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      March 26, 2017 at 09:34

      Just let me know if you have any questions – especially regarding Santorini, Mykonos or Ios! 🙂 Spent some lovely time there…

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    Kyntra Strickland
    March 26, 2017 at 03:46

    I definitely want to visit Mykonos! I loved all of the different beaches. I would love to take a cruise or visit “Little Venice”. Your pictures are gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

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      March 26, 2017 at 09:33

      Thanks! 🙂 It’s nice to hear that!

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    March 26, 2017 at 09:18

    Loved this post. So much amazing information to take away on my trip to Mykonos! Thanks.

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    April 10, 2017 at 10:20

    I really like the cat in the photo !! Mykonos is one of the islands you want to turn around and see as many things and sights you! To rent a machine in Mykonos is a solution because there are plenty of taxis! The beaches are all wonderful I think I can not pick! For those who want to have fun all night with a lot of people are in August, which wants looser holiday is May!

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      April 10, 2017 at 10:22

      Yes! I went there once in October and it was still great with the sun shining and not so many tourists 🙂

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    April 16, 2017 at 06:45

    Love the charming streets of Mykonos, especially the houses with overgrowing plants and bougainvilleas!

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