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Mykonos is a beautiful Greek island in the Cyclades complex. It is located in the south of the Aegean Sea, and experiences a Mediterranean climate which brings mild, wet winters and warm, sunny summers. Mykonos is a popular tourist destination due to the many things it has to offer, including gorgeous scenery made up of golden-sand beaches and clear blue waters. Pretty rolling hills adorn the landscape of Mykonos, making it a picturesque location perfect for your Instagram feed!
Mykonos has plenty to offer for visitors to the island. There are lots of beaches perfect for relaxing under the sizzling Greek sun with an abundance of bars and restaurants in close proximity. It is a notoriously popular party island, attracting countless tourists every year looking for the perfect spot to let their hair down. If the party lifestyle isn’t for you, there’s plenty more to do in Mykonos including strolling around the white-washed town, where you can find various shops and eateries; visiting the Rarity gallery, a hot spot for art and installations; or catching the SeaBus to the Old Harbour full of hidden gems like boutiques and restaurants.
Mykonos is an island with something to offer for every type of tourist. With beautiful beaches, electric nightlife and plenty of fun filled activities on offer, everyone from solo travellers, couples, families and friend groups will love a trip to Mykonos!
Flights depart from Dublin to Athens regularly. You can then either fly from Athens to Mykonos or you can take a ferry. The flight time from Dublin to Athens is approximately 4 hours.
To learn more about things to do in Mykonos, the best time to go and local info see here.
A trip to Mykonos is a must if you’re looking for a party holiday. With a varied mix of entertainment on offer, from massive nightclubs, small, quaint bars and beach parties, there’s something for everyone no matter what kind of a night out you’re looking for.
Mykonos has something to offer for every type of palette. Here, you’ll find cuisine from all over the world at a price point to suit every type of traveller. Of course, authentic Greek food is readily available and can easily be found all over Mykonos, with many restaurants serving dishes such as moussaka, gyros and baklava.
A number of the beaches in Mykonos have calm, shallow waters perfect for kids. A visit to places like the chora, the centre of Mykonos Town, and the various museums and tourist sites are sure to go down a treat with kids and adults alike, and will make for a fun day filled with things to do.
Mykonos is filled with fabulous beaches perfect for sunbathing, swimming, watersports and partying. The beaches on the south of the island are sheltered from the brisk winds that can sometimes blow through Mykonos, but the beaches to the north are just as stunning and lively. Some of the most popular beaches in Mykonos include Platis Gialos Beach and Ornos Beach.
Mykonos offers a great mix of high-end boutiques, beautiful markets and souvenir shops where you can buy locally made crafts to take home with you.
The Mykonos Summer Festival takes place every year. During this time, a range of events take place such as open-air concerts, theatre performances and art exhibitions.
The best time to visit Mykonos is during the summer season, as this is when temperatures are at their hottest and the island sees its highest volume of tourists, so the atmosphere is incredible. If you’d like a quieter, more relaxed trip to Mykonos, we would recommend visiting just outside the summer months as the weather will still be pleasant and there won’t be as many crowds.
Euro is the currency used in Mykonos.
Mykonos is 2 hours ahead of Ireland.
Mykonos offers an efficient bus system that will get you to and from many of its surrounding towns and attractions. Alternatively, walking or cycling are also popular options for getting around Mykonos.