Top 5 Things to Do in Mykonos Besides Partying

Great party spots, superb food, and heart-stopping views help make Mykonos a splendid holiday destination for thousands of jet-setters, VIPs, and globetrotters alike. Whether you in for a week of fun, a solo adventure, or injecting some culture into your family vacation, the Island of the Winds might just be your ticket to the one-of-a-kind holiday in the Mediterranean you have been dreaming of. Below, you will find 5 top things to do besides partying till you drop!

Explore pristine beaches

Famous for their crystal clear waters and golden sand, the beaches of Mykonos please all tastes. Want to party? Head to Super Paradise and Paradise beach. Need a family-friendly spot to enjoy the sun and sea with the kids? Ornos, Elia, Kalo Livadi, and Agios Sostis beaches are for you. In search of a trendy beach to meet celebs and A-lists? Psarou, Paraga, and Ftelia beaches are where you will rub shoulders with Hollywood stars and athletes of world fame. And while there, you can as well pay a visit to the infamous Nammos, Scorpios, and Alemagou beach bars (also serving as restaurants).

Tip: Besides driving yourself around (or even riding your scooter), an even better way to explore the beaches in Mykonos is with your yacht – either rented or owned. That way, you get to lay eyes on secluded coves and spots not many can visit from land.

Visit Mykonian Landmarks

The windmills are an iconic feature of the island definitely worth seeing. They used to refine grain for many centuries using the power of the winds that blow on Mykonos. Although their use declined with the progress of technology, they now open their doors to visitors (as museums, like the Boni and Kato Myloi windmills) while some of those that have survived (from a total of seven windmills) also serve as private residences. It may be an uphill walk/drive to get there but an incredible view of the Aegean spreading down your feet will reward you for sure.

Island Hopping

The nearby archaeological island of Delos is loaded with Greek myths that place it as the birthplace of ancient Greek gods Artemis and Apollo. It is an uninhabited island declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site that you may explore with a boat ride or, even better, a helicopter ride you can take from the premises of your luxury villa in Mykonos Island. That way, you can enjoy amazing panoramas of the sea and the endless blue of the Mediterranean sky and also get to visit nearby Santorini, Paxos, Naxos, and Ios islands in a heartbeat (and absolute comfort). Alternatively, you could organise a cruise tour with your friends or family.

Walk Around the Old Port

The old harbour of Mykonos is a picturesque area with many restaurants and cafes overlooking the sea, offering fantastic sunset views. Beautiful whitewashed, square buildings with blue doors, winding alleys, and romantic spots to have a loving evening (followed by a delicious meal or cocktails by the sea) in Little Venice with your significant other are some of the things that will steal your heart. Speaking of magnificent sunset views and cocktails, The Belvedere is an exceptional place to relish luxury, fine champagne, and alluring sights of Mykonos Town, and not only.

Tip: Don’t forget to take a selfie with Petros the Pelican; the mascot of the island and the next most-photographed attraction!

Grab a Gyro

You can’t walk the streets of a Greek island without treating your palate to gyros! The yummy street food (pita bread with pork or veal meat, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, tzatziki or other sauces/dips of your likes) is a must-have in Mykonos, especially before or after a wild party or after a full day swimming and exploring the fab underwater world of the island. Start with Jimmy’s Gyros (legendary) that opens late at night and take it from there!