Mykonos Island has been producing excellent wine for many years. There are a number of vineyards on the island where visitors can take vine tasting courses and tours around the vineyards. There are also a number of Wine and Culture tours that combine the history of the island with the history of the islands vineyards, the tours finish with a tasting of a number of the island’s wines.
The Nautical Museum of the Aegean is a fascinating museum that is dedicated to the nautical history of Greece and its surrounding islands. The Archaeological Museum in Mykonos Town exhibits artefacts that have been excavated on Mykonos and on the island of Delos.
The historic white cobbled streets of the island is a wonderful setting for shopping. There are a large number of designer boutiques and stores dotted around some of the islands larger towns, specifically Mykonos Town. The island is also famous for its gold jewellery made in both classic Greek style and modern designs.
For traditional Greek cuisine head eat where the locals eat at the tavernas which specialise in local dishes. Fish and seafood make up a large part of the menus on Mykonos and there are plenty of seafood tavernas along the beaches and ports of the island.
Family Friendly Beaches
Elia beach is one of the islands favourite beaches with plenty of sunbed, loungers and umbrellas. There are also plenty of bars dotted along the coast. Another great option is Platis Yialos, a clean and busy beach with calm waters that are ideal for children. If it's activities and water sports you are after then try Super Paradise, it is a busy and popular beach with plenty of activities available.
Water Mania is Mykonos’ premier water park. This popular attraction is an ideal family day out, there are plenty of water activities and swimming pools as well as rides and water slides. The park is the ideal place for families who want to get away from the beach for a day, the park is situated minutes from Elia beach.
The Island of Delos is one of the world’s most important historic archaeological sites. The island was once a religious landmark and the legendary birthplace of the Greek god Apollo. Little Venice Windmills are situated on a hill above Mykonos Town. The windmills are traditional island windmills which have been restored. The views of the town and port are not to be missed.
There are a great number of tavernas, traditional Greek restaurants/bars which serve some of the freshest seafood. For restaurants that serve international food such as burgers and pizzas head to the larger towns or the larger beaches where there are plenty of restaurants catering for tourists, many of which have children’s menus.
Paradise beach is the best beach on the island for groups. The beach plays host to parties both day and night, there are plenty of bars and clubs lining the beach and the beach itself becomes a club at night, with people dancing on the sand until the early hours.
Mykonos Town is a hive of activity during the day and night. There are plenty of bars and clubs which line the major streets of the town that stay open throughout the night and well into the morning. The nightclubs and bars that line Paradise beach are a popular nightspot where revellers party into the night on the beach.
There are a number of beaches across the island which have plenty or water sports available such as water skiing and paragliding. Boat trips are an ideal way to spend a day in the sunshine; they also make a great break from the beach.
In Mykonos Town there are a number of eateries which provide reasonable food at affordable prices that are great for larger groups. There are also a number of bars and restaurants that serve food well into the night, perfect if you intend to stay up late dancing.
Paraga beach is a popular beach that is split into two sections; one is busy and full of amenities and the other is calm and peaceful ideal for relaxing. On the other hand, Lia beach is a beautiful and peaceful beach with calm, clear waters ideal for swimming and enjoying the sunshine.
Mykonos has some of the finest restaurants in Greece; the classy garden restaurants in Mykonos Town are the perfect way to spend a romantic evening. The tavernas that line many of the beaches serve fresh fish and seafood straight out of the Mediterranean and are popular with locals and tourists alike.
Shopping in Mykonos
There are a large number of jewellery stores in Mykonos Town that sell traditional Greek jewellery as well as more modern designs, there are also plenty of boutiques and clothes shops, as well as many internationally fashionable stores. The delightful cobbled streets are a delightful backdrop for some of the world’s most famous designer shops and boutiques.
Mykonos Town or Chora is the island’s capital and known as the most beautiful town on the island. The traditional Greek style buildings and white cobbled streets make for a beautiful day out. The hill above Mykonos Town is home to traditional island windmills which have been restored and have become the iconic image of the island. The hill is the best place to view the picturesque town and port.