The paradisical Greek island of Mykonos, the most famous of the stunning Cyclades, is best appreciated from a dual perspective. After all, what better way to soothe the effects of its cocktail lounges than from the comfort of its sun loungers?
This easy transition between nightlife and beach-basking keeps things simple on Mykonos, and points to why A-listers flock here in their droves. They come to soak up the electric atmosphere, laze on the sunkissed shores and rest their hedonistic heads in the achingly chic hotels that are popping up in the area.
Mykonos is leading the charge of traditional Mediterranean holiday destinations whose trendy, innovative new resorts are appealing to the next generation of jetsetters.
So get your flip flops and your glad rags ready as we run down the Top 10 Bars and Beaches that will make your Mykonos getaway as fun-loving as it is care-free.
1. Elia Beach
This hidden gem in the south of the island boasts the largest of the beaches in the area. Pristine sand and a fantastic location makes this a top beach spot for everyone, from VIPs and celebrities to couples and families. Walk along the stretch of sand and sit at one of the restaurants to sample local delicacies. Fresh, delicious food paired with sensational views are on the menu before visiting one of the cool beach bars.
2. Agios Stefanos
Located in a small, protected cove, this sandy beach provides a welcome contrast to the busy south. Here you can experience a calm, relaxed vibe, perfect for those looking for tranquility. Take a dip in the sea and savour the peaceful moments of this magnificent beach. Why not stay at Grace Mykonos hotel? Enjoy a blend of traditional architecture and contemporary décor and take advantage of Agios Stefanos, a beautiful beach on the doorstep of this relaxing retreat.
Soft white sands and crystal blue seas are what you’ll experience on a trip to Lia beach. This incredible family friendly beach is the perfect place to spend a day relaxing and soaking up the sun. With easy access from everywhere, you can’t miss out on the chance to enjoy it. Take the opportunity to sample some of the watersports on offer while you’re there. Snorkel below the surface or dive further and explore a shipwreck. To top it off, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views of natural unspoilt landscape. What could be better?
This celebrity hot spot is one of the first tourist beaches and makes for a great location to work on your tan. With a diving school nearby, test out your skills and see what marine life you can discover. Only 5 km from the island’s capital, it’s a great location to spend the day, with convenient access to the city. Feeling a bit peckish? No worries! There are lots of great restaurants and bars to satisfy your cravings. You can sample a fusion of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine for pure authenticity.
Famous for its watersports, Kalafatis beach boasts a range of activities from snorkelling to scuba diving and wind surfing. What makes this different to other beaches is its calmer atmosphere. With less tourists visiting, this beach offers a laid-back vibe for those looking for a spot of peace and quiet.
6. Cavo Paradiso
Over the years this club has gained momentum and popularity. It is now seen as one of the best clubs globally and the best club in Mykonos, with a range of music genres, artists and worldwide DJs performing all throughout the year. Party until the early hours of the morning and get ready for a night to remember.
7. Skandinavian Bar
Leading the Mykonos nightlife since 1978, Skandinavian bar is the ultimate place to meet your friends and enjoy a few drinks. Indulge in a range of the finest drinks and cocktails paired with premium service. Two open-air bars, a patio, dance floors and VIP areas, what more could you want?
8. Caprice Bar
Enter Little Venice and experience this gem of a bar. Named by Newsweek as one of the best bars in the world, it’s a must visit if you’re in Mykonos. Get ready to exceed your expectations as you enter a traditional setting coupled with the finest Greek cocktails. Arrive in the evening and enjoy sensational sunset views by the seafront and spend the evening sampling a range of different drinks and dancing the night away.
Step back to the 60s! Retro décor and stylish furniture provide the perfect setting for a night with a difference. An electric atmosphere will welcome you as the room fills with flashing lights, incredible music and real rock ‘n’ roll.
10. Delos Lounges
If you prefer a relaxed atmosphere, head to the new and trendy Mykonos Blu hotel, where the Delos Lounge awaits. This rooftop bar affords awe-inspiring views of the cobalt sea, which perfectly compliments the white and blue colours of the bar. Whether it’s a crisp glass of wine or a refreshing cocktail that takes your fancy, you’ll find it all.
From beaches and watersports to bars and clubs, Mykonos has it all. A perfect balance between partying and winding down on this stunning island makes this is a top holiday destination. At Kenwood Travel, we have a selection of luxury hotels on the island that will get you packing your bags and jetting off in no time.