Why Mykonos is the Best Greek Island
Greece has its fair share of beautiful holiday destinations. From the ancient city of Athens to the romantic island of Santorini, there is lots of choice when looking for picturesque Greek holidays.
If you’re looking to enjoy the best holiday, Mykonos is frequently voted as the best Greek Island. Here, we’ll look at why Mykonos tops the charts as one of the leading Greek holiday destinations.
A great choice of beaches
If it’s a beach holiday you’re looking for, Mykonos has you covered. There’s a great choice of beaches on this tranquil island, all featuring stunning stretches of sand and sparkling water.
If you’re a party lover, you’ll want to head to the Super Paradise or Paradise beach. Here, beach parties start at 4pm every day, lasting until the early hours of the morning. If you visit during peak season, you’ll also be able to see performances from some of the top DJ’s in the world.
If you’re looking for a more family friendly beach, Ornos is the one to head to. There are a lot of restaurants and bars surrounding the beach, and it benefits from a central location. Its calm and shallow waters make it safe for youngsters.
There is even a nudist beach for those who want to get back to nature. Ditch your clothes and develop an even all-over tan at the Paraga beach.
Beautiful white-washed buildings
One of the key draws of Mykonos is its beautiful white-washed buildings. They are the colour white to keep the homes cooler and more comfortable to live in. However, they have become a staple feature of Mykonos town, providing a picturesque setting.
The white buildings are complemented by pops of colour such as blue domed roofs, purple and red accents.
Whichever part of Mykonos you visit, you’ll find a great choice of luxury accommodation. The island has a cosmopolitan vibe, with luxury hotels and villas offering the perfect base for your holiday. A couple of our top luxury accommodation options on the island include Mykonos Theoxenia in Mykonos Town and the De Light Hotel in Agios Ioannis.
The Mykonos Theoxenia hotel benefits from a waterfront location, offering superb views over the Mediterranean. It has a contemporary design and all rooms exude an aura of unique aesthetics and good taste. You’ll find a nice selection of bars, restaurants and boutiques within easy reach and it’s just five minutes away from the port and airport.
The De Light Hotel is situated just above one of the most popular beaches on the island. With its white-washed design, the hotel incorporates the national flag’s colours into its interiors. There is a great a la carte restaurant serving up traditional Mediterranean dishes and the views from the hotel are definitely memorable.
You’ll find cuisine to suit every palate in Mykonos. From traditional Greek dishes such as moussaka and gyros, to more luxurious Mediterranean dishes, there’s a lot to choose from. Its worth paying a visit to the local restaurants where you’ll be able to try out more unique dishes inspired by local islands.
Great for all budgets
Although Mykonos is typically for luxury holdiays, cosmopolitan ambience, it has something to suit all budgets. The island benefits from fantastic weather most of the year round. So, if you’re looking to save money, it’s best booking out of season.
Avoiding common tourist hotspots will also help you to save money on your holiday. You could also choose an all-inclusive break which are great for families.
Fantastic shopping opportunities
Mykonos is a real shoppers haven. You’ll find a great choice of stores from high-end fashion designers to bustling markets. There are even unique cave style boutiques for a more memorable shopping trip.
A lot of the stores are open until midnight too, so you can spend all day shopping if you really want to. You’ll find plenty of souvenir shops too, offering a good selection of locally made goods, postcards and trinkets to remember your trip.
The above are just some of the reasons Mykonos is one of the best Greek island to visit. Check out our range of Mykonos holidays today.