Once among the poorest and barest Greek islands, Mýkonos is now one of the glitziest, most renowned tourist destinations in the country. Picturesque cobbled streets, an abundance of tasty tavernas and beaches make Mýkonos a perfect short haul getaway for the family.
We recommend visiting Mýkonos in late spring, when the landscape is still green, the sea has warmed up to comfortable swimming temperatures, but the crowds have yet to descend – and early autumn, when the summer hordes have departed and the sea is at its warmest. In both spring and autumn you can expect attractive prices for accommodation compared to summer.
Elia is Mýkonos’ longest sweep of white sand, popular with families, while Platys Gialos and Kalafatis are particularly good for water sports.
Hora the capital, is located on the west side of the island, and is the second biggest attraction after the beaches. Here you can spend hours exploring the narrow streets finding tiny churches, restaurants and boutiques.
Mýkonos is a great place for diving, you can visit plenty of caves and wrecks for divers of all levels. Diving operators are based on Paradise, Lia and Kalafatis beaches.
Mýkonos has a terrific dining scene.Hora has a vast array of restaurants from up market fusion dining to traditional Greek tavernas. However most of the beaches have very good waterfront restaurants so there is plenty to choose from.