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Tips to make that first trip to Mykonos unforgettable

April 07, 2023

Known for its charming, white-washed buildings, shimmering shores, and crystalline waters, Mykonos also happens to have one of the richest nightlife scenes of the Greek Islands. Make no mistake, once the wild reveling ends, there's infinitely much more Mykonos can offer.

Whether you want to dance the night away, are interested in history and architecture, or simply soak up the sun on one of its many pristine beaches, there's something for everyone on this magical island. If you’re visiting this Aegean paradise for the first time, here are some tips to ensure you’re getting the most out of the experience.

Timing is everything

While its temperate climate makes Mykonos an all-year-round destination, the best time to go is from June to August, when it’s the warmest and perfect for swimming. During the summer months, when the island sees nonstop action and an influx of tourists, Mykonos is one of the busiest destinations in Europe. Having said that, though, the heavy traffic does have its benefits. Summer in Mykonos means the good times never end with a range of parties, festivals, and other fun activities.

Plan to get lost

Mykonos town is a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys—and that’s part of its charm. Make sure to wander and explore the white sugar cube-like building, scenic balconies, and colorful doors that line its beguiling avenues.

A delightful area you should make time for is Little Venice, said to be one of Mykonos’ most picturesque areas with its row of colorful houses built right on the edge of the sea. The views are stunning and it's the perfect place to catch the island’s famous fiery sunset.

Visit the iconic windmills

The windmills of Mykonos are among the island's most recognizable and iconic landmarks, which is conveniently just a stone’s throw away from Little Venice.

Built by the Venetians in the 16th century, these white and brown windmills were once used to grind wheat and other grains. The island was one of the biggest wheat-producing places in Greece, with around 20 windmills spread across the island at some point. Today, only seven remain, many of which have been preserved and converted into museums or private residences. From here, one can enjoy awe-inspiring views of the Aegean Sea and the surrounding countryside.

Plan your beach days wisely

Mykonos is most famous for its beaches, and indeed you’re spoilt for choice. However, some of the most popular ones can get very crowded, especially during peak season. To avoid crowds, visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Some beaches are also better suited for different activities, so let LVH’s private concierge be your guide.  

For instance, beaches on the island's southwest coast host some of the Mediterranean’s wildest parties. Head east, and you will find something quite different. There, the crowds fade, revealing what originally made the island famous: its arid beauty, with rocky, filigreed coastline and sandy coves. Up for a soul-searching stroll? Mersini Beach will be perfect for that. But if you’re looking for steady winds ideal for wind and kite surfing, head to the far southeast to the broad crescent of Kalafati Beach.

One of the area’s most family-friendly beaches, however, would be Ornos. The beach is perfect for children because the sand is soft, the waters are crystal clear and shallow, and more importantly, far from the parties and bars you'll find in Mykonos Town or more adult-oriented beaches.

Just a few steps from Ornos Beach is the beautiful Villa Aegeas, a spectacular hilltop residence that boasts breathtaking open sea views. It features 11 ensuite bedrooms arranged across Villa Ageas' three-story primary estate and guest house. Four of the suites boast a private terrace with alfresco lounge furniture.

With its sun-bleached wood beams, rounded-edge interiors, and a sumptuous palette of beige, white, and alabaster, its architecture combines Cycladic charm with contemporary chic sensibilities. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls inundate the free-flowing common areas with ample light, illuminating modern decor elements and shimmering precious stone walls. The villa has a fully equipped chef's kitchen with ample countertops and well-integrated high-end appliances.

Villa Aegas

Enjoy the nightlife

When in Mykonos, you would be remiss not to explore its nightlife. Famous for its vibrant nightlife, the island has many bars, clubs, and restaurants where you can drink, dance, and be merry until the early morning hours. Mykonos attracts big international DJs to its shores all year round, so if you’re looking for a party, you’ve come to the right place.

Nestled among the myriad coastal enclaves renowned for their vibrant celebrations, Psarou Beach stands out as a cherished haven for both local luminaries and international icons.  It’s one of Mykonos' trendiest spots, with many upscale clubs and dining options.

With all the fun on Mykonos, you can complete your vacation with a stay in Best Mykonos Villa, a remarkable luxury complex that epitomizes unadulterated hedonism on the Greek island. Multi-tiered decks, verandas, and rooftops offer astounding vistas over Mykonos' Northwestern coastline, creating an unparalleled getaway destination. The villa showcases a stunning fusion of Cycladic authenticity, bohemian beach-chic refinement, and exotic panache. Perched above the Aegean waters, the villa exudes beachside rusticism with palapa thatched exteriors, exposed beam ceilings, and hidden nooks defining its festive, maximalist style. Accommodating up to twenty-four guests in thirteen sumptuous ensuites, the villa offers amenities such as an in-home gym, spa lounge, and multiple underwater bars. An infinity pool and outdoor jacuzzi add to the allure, while outstanding Aegean views stretch to Delos, Tinos, and Santorini. Best Mykonos Villa invites guests to embrace a no-holds-back philosophy of hedonism amidst breathtaking surroundings.

Immerse in its culture

There are many churches in Mykonos, but the most famous is the historic Panagia Paraportiani Church. Located in the heart of town, Paraportiani dates back to the 14th century and is said to be one of the most photographed churches in the world. The church is a complex of five small churches built over several centuries. Its unique and striking architecture, as well as chalk-white walls adorned with brightly colored doors, makes it a must-see spot. It also offers stunning views of the Aegean Sea.

If you wish to finally make that first trip to Mykonos to experience its magical beaches, get lost in its idyllic town, or party under the stars, please reach out to a client relations team member at LVH who will begin the planning process. Every travel detail will be handled with exceptional professionalism. You will have luxurious accommodations that include full services and support, and LVH will also create the itinerary of your dreams. No request is too ambitious or small–we aim to make this trip your most memorable yet.

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