Mykonos is near the center of the Cyclades in the middle of the Aegean Sea. This tiny gem of an island is complete with labyrinth-like interior streets, magnificent beaches and a cosmopolitan flair. Walk along the narrow streets of Chora, see the sunset from Little Venice, and enjoy the glamour and simplicity of the island, simultaneously.
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Best Places to Stay
Belvedere Hotel – In the heart of Mykonos, the 5 Star Belvedere is a petite Grand Hotel rooted in the tradition of age-old splendor. Elegantly shifting through the decades, the Belvedere has carried the essence of old Mykonos into the modern age. They have transformed nostalgia into a genuinely social hospitality experience. A home away from home!
Kalesma Myconian Hotel – With authentic and luxurious Myconian hospitality, guests are welcome here to become a part of the island’s community. Meticulous yet spontaneous, the heightened attention to service and detail is unprecedented. The experience will engage all your senses. You’ll enjoy breathtaking views, comforting sounds, tantalizing tastes and enticing aromas.
Bohème Mykonos – A stone’s throw from the unique Windmills and Little Venice, Bohème is a Mykonos Town Luxury Hotel, built according to the traditional Cycladic architecture standards, with luxurious suites. Be Bohemian…Be lavish at this Small Luxury Hotel of the World.
Myconian Ambassador – Right above the famous Platis Yialos beach and surrounded by gardens, this temple of excellence and wellness has an exceptional location with breathtaking sea views near the finest sandy beaches and Mykonos town.
Pere Ubu – Delicious meals and laid-back luxury only at Kalesma, the Mykonian hideaway and hotel. With its odes to Cycladic tastes, flavors and smells, Pere Ubu is an all-day restaurant with an understated yet high-quality menu.
Nautilus – A sensory experience where you feel like you’re eating at a local’s house. Their Mediterranean cuisine is a blend of traditional Greek flavors. However, it’s with a modern twist that is sure to enhance your dining experience.
Buddha Bar Beach – The legendary Buddha Bar goes beyond its neo-Asian walls and for the first time ever finds its home on the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos, offering a unique dining and lifestyle summer experience on a breathtaking beachfront location.
Noema – Nōema embodies the open-hearted soul of Mykonos, where every occasion is an opportunity for a feast. This secret garden is protected from the elements. It is the hot spot for family and friends to come together to eat, drink and share stories. This new Cycladic cuisine spotlights indigenous ingredients and cooking methods, sharpened with an experimental attitude to satisfy the modern palate.
Avra – Nestled under colorful bougainvillea, cacti, candles, low lighting and crisp white linens, experience a delightful evening in their garden with carefully chosen music, excellent food, quality service, and perfect glass of Ouzo.
Matsuhisa Mykonos – Enjoy Nobu’s acclaimed creations in Mykonos in the Belvedere Hotel’s magnificent poolside setting with sweeping views over the brilliant white homes of Chora that tumble down the hillside. Indulge in the signature Martinis and cocktails, a vintage champagne selection and finger food at the restaurant’s Matsuhisa Bar.
Katrin – This beloved Mykonos kitchen keeps it in the family with Vageyalis at the helm. The beautiful location on a narrow walking street with a delectable cuisine will call you back for more.
Best Restaurants by the Sea
Kikis – There’s no telephone, electricity, or Wi-Fi at this bare-bones taverna near Agios Sostis Beach, and that’s exactly the appeal. Nothing distracts from the unobstructed coastal views. The simply, perfectly prepared plates of grilled octopus, prawns, and chicken are superior. Also, the Greek salads are super fresh. No reservations allowed but you can easily pass the time by drinking a glass of complimentary rosé.
Tasos Taverna – Since 1962 this Greek tavern is located a few steps away from the beach of Paraga. It is the ideal place for good mediterranean cuisine overlooking the deep crystal clear waters. You will be fascinated by the view, the cosy atmosphere, and the delicious dishes.
Kazarma Restaurant – A traditional atmosphere with a strong reputation on the island! Above all, it is located by the waterfront. Authentic Greek cuisine where history and great taste come together.
Kuzina – Enjoy the sun, sea, mouth-watering dishes and refreshing cocktails, to the sounds of the music by the resident DJ. When the sun goes down, the mood goes up.
Best Beach Clubs
Scorpios – Fresh, regional ingredients drive their simple, modern approach in the kitchen where the focus is on purity, authenticity, and the reinterpretation of iconic recipes. Scorpios embraces the Mediterranean diet not just as a culinary mode but as a lifestyle.
Alemagou – A bohemian setting on the beach that you wouldn’t expect to find in Mykonos. Originally laid-back yet eclectic, totally relaxed yet elegant, both remote and cosmopolitan, rough yet refined, featuring authentic Greek cuisine.
Principote – In Panormos, Mykonos, the Principote Beach Club lies in a haven where raw Mediterranean beauty meets refined services and luxurious amenities. The beach is breathtaking with pristine waters and fine sand. Soak up the sun under the hand knit umbrellas. In addition, enjoy a signature cocktail, and experience exquisite fine dining day or night.
Spilia – In the beautiful cove of Agia Anna, next to Kalafatis beach, you’ll find a restaurant-bar like no other. It is peacefully nestled on a natural platform on the rocks, hanging over the sea. Spilia Seaside restaurant is one of the most iconic Mykonos hotspots. This stunning all day venue features dishes served straight from the Aegean. Oysters, mussels, urchins, crayfish and lobsters await you in a small natural sea pool, to be prepared before your eyes.
Nammos – Redefining opulent beach life, Nammos serves sophisticated dishes with charisma and style. The beach bar is where the parties seem to emerge from the waves. This establishment improves year after year and is a point of reference around the world.
Aroma Bar – The heartbeat of Mykonos! Indulge in coffee in the morning and when night comes, quench your thirst with imaginative and mouth-watering cocktails.
180 Sunset Bar – Located on top of the hill overlooking Mykonos Town, 180⁰ Sunset Bar will give you the most memorable sunset experience on this iconic island. The extensive menu of cocktails, drinks and refined snacks are as exotic and unique as the bar itself. Enjoy your gorgeous drink while taking in the breathtaking panoramic view of Mykonos and the Cyclades.