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Best Things to do in Mykonos

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Mykonos is one of the most popular islands to visit in Greece, and for good reason. In Mykonos, there are a plethora of experiences including luxurious beach clubs, water sports, private boat charters, charming whitewashed villages, great shopping and great food. The best things to do in Mykonos depend on what type of vacation you’re looking for. Mykonos is known to be the party island, but there are also a ton of things to do in Mykonos if you’re not into partying. Wandering and shopping around Mykonos Town, relaxing at the beach, taking pictures of the windmills and sunsets and enjoying great food are all things you can enjoy in Mykonos that don’t involve partying. Below, we’ve compiled the best things to do in Mykonos.

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Things to do in Mykonos: Tips and Advice

  • One or two days: Walk around Mykonos Town or go to a beach club (Nammos, Scorpios)
  • Three days: Mykonos Town and Beach Club (Nammos or Scorpios)
  • Four or more days: Mykonos Town, 1-2 Beach Club Days, Boat Day
  • The best tour / excursions: Beach club day at Nammos or Scorpios (we did Nammos for the beach club and Scorpios for dinner).
  • Most important tip: There are very few sidewalks in Mykonos, aside from Mykonos Town which is pedestrian only. Even if you are close to Mykonos Town, you will likely need an ATV or taxi to bring you there and back. Since there aren’t that many taxis on the island, if you plan on traveling a lot or want to go somewhere when you want it is best to rent an ATV. If you want to take taxis, make sure to book in advance as sometimes there can be an hour wait.

Best Things to Do in Mykonos

Explore Little Venice

drinks in little venice, best things to do in Mykonos

Little Venice, located in Mykonos Town, is a great area to shop, dine and drink during your vacation to Mykonos. It’s built on the edge of the sea with quaint whitewashed houses, making it the perfect place to grab a seaside drink and a sunset dinner. It is one o the most visited tourist spots on the island. There are lots of bars right next to each other which makes it easy to bar hop such as Negrita Bar, Bao’s Cocktail Bar, Scarpa Bar, Semeli Bar and Caprice Bar. Due to Little Venice being a tourist hot spot, it also has some great boutiques and gift shops. You’ll find Mykonos Sandals, which is a popular boutique that makes handmade authentic Greek sandals. For dinner, one of the most popular places to eat is at Kastro’s Restaurant.

Shopping and Exploring Around Mykonos Town

Exploring Mykonos town, best things to do in Mykonos

Mykonos Town, also known as Chora, is a great place to wander around the quaint whitewashed houses and do some shopping. There are many streets within Mykonos Town that have great shopping like Matogianni Street, Polykandrioti Street and Zouganeli Street. Mykonos Town also has centuries-old churches, and the famous windmills. It is easy to wander in Mykonos Town, as there aren’t really streetsigns and a few landmarks, so if there are certain stores you want to visit pin them on your Google Maps ahead of time. Some popular stores in the area include LALAoUNIS for handcrafted jewelry, Soho-Soho for clothing and cookies at Attica Bakeries. D.S Souvenier gift shop is a popular place to get souveniers. On Zouganeli Street, you’ll find art, souvenier and furniture stores. Chora Mykonos is a store that sells wood and rope art. You’ll also find popular boutiques here including Lara Modamare, Casper and Ergon Mykonos.

Designer Shopping in Mykonos

If you want to buy designer goods in Mykonos, there are two places known for luxury shopping: Enoplon Dinameon Street and the luxury shopping at Nammos Village. In both of these places you’ll find stores like Louis Vuitton and Gucci.

Relax at Soho House

Pool at Soho House Mykonos

Do you have full house membership at Soho House? If so, spend a morning or afternoon at Soho House Mykonos. Soho House Mykonos has gorgeous views of the Mediterranean Sea, and is a relaxing oasis away from the beach parties but still has great poolside service. It is one of the best Soho houses we have visited.

Scorpios

Sunset Dinner at Scorpios Mykonos

Scorpios is a legendary beach club and restaurant in Mykonos, located on Paraga Beach. It has a bohemian-chic vibe, breathtaking views and is an iconic destination. Frequent visitors of Mykonos say the best time to go is on Sunday, especially if Valeron is paying.  We went for a sunset dinner, and enjoyed the bread & spreads and octopus the most. After sunset, the vibe starts turning into a party so if you’re going for dinner and want the party scene, go near or after sunset and if you want a more relaxing dinner, go before sunset.

Beach Club at Nammos Mykonos

Beach club day at Nammos Mykonos, Nammos Beach Club

Nammos Beach Club is one of the best  beach clubs in Mykonos. It is located right on the shores of Psarou Beach, and next to Nammos Village, a luxury shopping destination in Mykonos. There are lounging areas and luxurious cabanas. No matter what you book, you will be treated with a luxury experience. It almost feels like there is one attendant per couple, the employees at Nammos are so attentive. If you decide to rent an ATV, there is a paid parking lot to park in. Nammos Beach Club doesn’t take reservations for lunch chairs, so it’s suggested to get there early but even if you get there at noon you should be fine. Two lounge chairs were 210 Euros in 2023, and included towels and incredible service, with no food or drink minimums. It was a very relaxing environment until around 4:30PM. Around that time, it started turning more into a party scene.

Spend the Day on A Boat

Mykonos Boat Day

Unfortunately we didn’t have time to spend a day on a boat in Mykonos, but many friends, especially those that have gone to Mykonos with a group of people, highly recommended spending a day or half day on a boat in Mykonos. There are plenty of boat rental options, from choosing a group tour and exploring Delos and Rhenia or Mykonos South Beaches, all the way to renting a yacht and choosing your own itinerary for the day.

Drinks at Zumas Mykonos

Zumas Mykonos, best place for drinks in Mykonos

Zuma’s Mykonos is located next to one of the most luxurious hotels in Mykonos, Cavo Tagoo Mykonos. It is about a 10 minute drive from Mykonos Town. Zuma’s is the perfect setting to enjoy cocktails or an appetizer if you don’t have time for a full dinner. The views are absolutely incredible. We have been to Zuma’s Las Vegas and Zuma’s Miami as well, and Zuma’s Mykonos by far offered the best views and ambiance. The food and cocktails we enjoyed were the same as their other locations, but the scene and views at Zuma’s Mykonos make it a must visit, at least for a cocktail.

Mykonos Windmills

Mykonos windmills, iconic windmills Chora

The Windmills in Mykonos are iconic. They are perched atop a hill overlooking Mykonos Town (Chora) and are a popular tourist site to visit and take pictures. The Mykonos Windmills once played a vital role, harnessing the power of the wind to grind wheat into flour. Today, they stand as symbols and from the hill they offer breathtaking panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the charming whitewashed buildings in Mykonos Town below.

Best Things to do in Mykonos Conclusion

There are many great things do to in Mykonos, from lounging or partying on pristine beaches, wandering around the charming whitewashed villages in Mykonos Town to vibrant nightlife. Mykonos offers experiences for both the partier and traveler who wants to indulge in great food surrounded by beautiful beaches and the beautiful sea.


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