Mykonos is a small Greek island that is part of the Cyclades archipelago. Santorini, Naxos and Paros are also part of this group. I’m sure you’ve seen it on postcards or in travel programs: the typical Greek white cottages with blue facades and doors. These islands are known for that. Want to know what makes Mykonos so special? Read on: Mykonos for beginners!
Mykonos in bird’s eye view
Not for nothing is Mykonos a popular holiday destination. The combination of the nice weather, the beautiful villages, the nice Greek food, the beautiful beaches and eternal Greek hospitality ensure that Mykonos attracts holidaymakers all year round. Mykonos is the most luxurious Greek island. Thanks to the many four- and five-star hotels, the bustling nightlife and offer of chic restaurants, Mykonos is also called the new Ibiza. From Amsterdam there are direct flights to Mykonos. Flight time is about 3 hours and 20 minutes. You don’t need vaccinations or a visa for your holiday to Mykonos.
Although Mykonos is only a small island of 86 square kilometres, it does have many and beautiful beaches. Most beaches are wide sandy beaches. It’s great, because that doesn’t make you very close to each other. In the north and east you will find the most quiet beaches. The most famous beaches including beach clubs are all located in the west and south. Tip: Paraga Beach is a beach with beautiful blue water and several beach tents. Platys Gialos Beach has crystal clear water. Here are sunbeds and umbrellas for rent.
Mykonos is a top destination if you love an evening of stepping into a club or enjoying an evening of drinking cocktails at a beach club. In terms of nightlife, the island is often compared to Ibiza. Also on this island come every summer top DJs give big parties for which tourists from all over the world flock to the island.
Luxury stay on Mykonos
Mykonos is a luxury holiday destination. The number of three-, four- and five-star hotels is no longer on two hands. Campsites are hardly there. Hotels with infinity pools, sea views or beachside are more common than exception.
The view of Hotel Elysium*** is up to that for. During sunset this is the place where many non-hotel guests also go for the view of the bay. The buffet of this hotel is hugely praised for its versatility. Getting up without worry and immediately joining breakfast is the rule here. This hotel is gay-friendly and is mainly booked by male and female couples.
At Hotel Mykonos Bay*** you have to make the same choice every morning: am I going to the big pool today for a day or walk to the lovely beach? The centre is also within walking distance. Ideal if you want to eat out in the evening.