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21 Best Things To Do In Mykonos

From beach clubs to night clubs, museums to neighborhoods. 

There’s no place quite like a Greek island, especially Mykonos. With its whitewashed Cycladic architecture, ultramarine roofs, crystal clear waters, beach bars, and bustling nightlife, this small island hotspot packs in a whole lot to see, do, and eat.

Although it's hard to know how best to plan out your itinerary for optimal sightseeing—whether it's your first time visiting or your fifth—this list of the best things to do on the island of Mykonos is a great place to start.

But remember—no list of things to do can compare to a custom-built itinerary from Journy. Leave it to the experts to build a daily travel plan from scratch just for you—complete not only with activities/guided tours, but also restaurants, cafés, bars, transportation, and the best hotels/Airbnbs for your time in Greece.

Thinking about spending a few days in Athens as well? Refer to this list of the best things to do in the capital city. And if one island just isn't enough for you, hop over to Santorini.

1Explore Little Venice


Greece, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Little Venice is one of the most romantic places in Mykonos and stands as a quiet, relaxing alternative to the busier elements of the island.

Peppered with elegant and gorgeous old houses that are situated precariously on the edge of the sea, this charming neighborhood is the perfect place to watch the sunset over the Aegean Sea.

2Visit the beach club & restaurant, Scorpios Mykonos


Paraga, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
What better way is there to watch the sun set than with a cocktail in hand and live music in the background at Scorpios Mykonos? This lifestyle commune embodies the holistic message of sun worshipping hedonism with a beach club, restaurant, and boutique hotel. Indeed it’s far more than just a restaurant. It’s a self-proclaimed “gathering place” at the intersection of food, music, community, crafts, and more. 

A mix of Burning Man and DJ-curated beach club, their summer parties lure some of the best music talent to the island. Spend the early evening hours swaying to the beats, then sit down at one of the communal tables in the open-air restaurant for delicious, sea-to-table Mediterranean fare with organic, locally-sourced ingredients.
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3Dance the night away at Cavo Paradiso


island, Paradise Beach, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Cavo Paradiso is widely regarded as one of the best and most impressive nightclubs in the world, having attracted a plethora of huge music industry names since it opened its doors in 1993.

More than just a nightclub, Cavo Paradiso promises exciting nights spent in the presence of music royalty, overlooking the famous "super Paradise beach" of Mykonos.

4Take in the Grecian vibes at Principote Panormos Beach


Panormos Beach,, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Principote in Mykonos is where you'll want to eat every meal.

This gorgeous beach club is a dream come true, with fantastic views of the stunning ocean, comfortable beach furniture, and a relaxing ambiance. Sample the delicious food of the Mediterranean as you unwind, sip on a crisp wine, and gaze out at the dazzling beach.

5Snap a photo of the iconic Mykonos windmills


Mikonos 846 00, Greece
The iconic Mykonos Windmills are quintessential symbols of this beautiful little island. Located just south of Mykonos Town along the shore, the windmills were originally built in the 17th century. There were once as many as 20, which were used for refining grain on trade routes between Venice and Asia, although now only seven remain in this cluster (called Kato Mili). They are no longer in use but are a wonderful place to visit and photograph.

6Try your hand at water sports at Platis Gialos Beach


Platis gialos beach, Mykonos, cyclades, Greece 846 00, Greece
Located on the southern side of Mykonos Island (about 4km from Mykonos Town), Platys Gialos is a gorgeous beach lined with tons of restaurants, beach cabanas, and luxury hotels. The beach is so well organized for enjoyment that you can often walk straight from your hotel down to the shore and post up at a cabana, never leaving except to swim (yes, you can order food and drinks from nearby restaurants directly to your sun bed). Surrounded by hills, it remains protected from the strong winds and offers full-scale facilities for water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, banana boating, and other water activities.

7Take a ferry to the birthplace of Apollo & UNESCO World Heritage Site, Delos 


Kastro, Mykonos, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
The island of Delos sits about 3.5 kilometers south of Mykonos. This UNESCO World Heritage archaeological sanctuary, which dates back to the third century BC, is the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. With round-trip ferries departing from the pier at the west side of Mykonos harbor every day of the week, it's the perfect half or day trip.

The trip takes around 30 minutes, and the ferry costs €20 for a one-way ticket and €50 for a round-trip ticket.

8Bask in the sun at Agios Ioannis Beach


Ag. Ioannis Diakoftis 846 00, Greece
The beaches of Mykonos are generally known to be windy; however, Agios Ioannis' position makes it one of the calmest on the island. This is your go-to for prime sunbathing and relaxation without the worry of sand in your face. Linger into the late afternoon to witness a dazzling beach sunset over Delos Island.

9Take a dip & indulge in fresh Mediterranean fare at Buddha Bar Beach Mykonos


Ornos Bay, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
The sand in Mykonos tends to be rocky, but Buddha Bar prunes its beach for the softest white sand you'll find anywhere on the island. Enjoy some of the best Mediterranean cuisine here as well—standouts are the quinoa salad, burrata, and five-spice chicken with rice. Relax to laid-back beats from the in-house DJ with a view of the super yachts docked at bay, then take a refreshing dip in the sea.

10Relax at the remote Agios Sostis Beach


Míkonos 846 00, Greece
Agios Sostis is one of the most remote, secluded beaches on the island. Tucked away towards the north, it doesn't receive the same strong winds as the other beaches, nor is it as developed as its neighbors. Take note that this unspoiled stretch of beach is a clothes-optional area. Also, if you'll want a reprieve from the sun, be sure to bring your own umbrella as there are none for rent (no sun beds, either). If you're traveling in the peak summer months, brace yourself for crowds—but don't be's worth it!

11See the historic Paraportiani Orthodox Church


Mikonos 846 00, Greece
The Paraportiani Church (“Our Lady of the Postern Gate “) is perhaps the most famous of all the churches on Mykonos Island. Its unique construction is an amalgamation of four churches into one, each with a different architectural style (Byzantine, vernacular, traditional, and Western). Dating from the middle of the 15th Century AD, Paraportiani Church is located near Little Venice in the heart of the old port town of Mykonos. This site is a must-visit for architecture lovers. Our favorite time to visit is at sunset, when the light is particularly beautiful against the building.

12Visit Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm & Vineyard


Nikos Asimomytis, Maou Doubakia, PO 844, Ano Mera, Mykonos 846 00, Greece
Located on the old monastery vineyard of Maou in Ano Mera, the organic farm at Mykonos Vioma includes a winery, apiary, working farm, and dairy. Ano Mera is situated in the center of the island, giving the farm a lovely, bucolic atmosphere—perfect for getting out of the bustling atmosphere of the coastal towns of the island. When you visit Mykonos Vioma, you can take one of their guided bicycle tours, sample wine and honey, sit down to an organic lunch made with produce from the farm, or simply walk around to see the countryside (simple visits are free of charge). We recommend tasting some of the local, natural wines and, if you're up for it, going all-out and pairing a bike tour with lunch for the perfect country retreat. Protip: Rent a car for the day and drive to Ano Mera. This way, once you're done visiting, you can continue exploring the countryside.

13Go dancing at Moni Club, an intimate Myconian spot with hip hop vibes


Agia Moni Square Town, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Moni encapsulates the Mykonian identity: rich in history but also modern and cosmopolitan. The club was founded by a diverse set from all over the world who had been coming to the island every summer for over 25 years. Get ready for a late night out partying; this intimate spot doesn't get busy until 2am—and don't be surprised to see the sun coming up when you stumble out! Table reservations are a must for large groups, and entry is at the doorgirl's discretion.

14Relax at the tranquil Psarou Beach


Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Psarou's white sand, clear blue waters, and tranquil atmosphere make it one of the best beaches in Mykonos for relaxation, attracting honeymooners and families alike. Umbrellas and sun beds are available for rent, and there's a restaurant, traditional taverna, and cafe-bar on offer. Looking for something more adventurous? Head to the scuba diving center. 

15Go wind surfing at Ftelia Beach


Mikonos 846 00, Greece
A large though undeveloped beach, Ftelia (not to be confused with Elia Beach) remains a favorite amongst wind-surfers for its smooth sand and wild breezes. It's isolated and tranquil, and the crowds tend to be small even during the busy summer months. Bring your own umbrellas and sun beds. 

16Spend a calm afternoon at the hidden Agia Anna Beach


Mykonos,, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Agia Anna is a small, hidden beach named after the tiny chapel of St. Anna where locals enter to light a candle. An alternative to the crowded southern beaches, Agia Anna is rather protected from the strong winds and offers a window into a fisherman’s life, as one can find traditional tavernas, local fishermen’s houses, and even a boat launch on the left part of the beach. There are a few sun beds and umbrellas to rent, so grab one and enjoy the quaint surroundings.

17Enjoy chill beats and beach lounging at Solymar


Kalo Livadi, Mýkonos 846 00, Greece
Solymar is a perennial Greek favorite for its relaxed, summery beach vibe. It's just the spot for soaking up the sun, cool lounge beats, refreshing cocktails, and vibrant Mediterranean fare (highlights include the black taglioni and risotto, as well as the lobster and slow cooked octopus). The beach club is located on Kalo Livadi, a pristine strip of golden sand on the south coast of Mykonos. Head there on Fridays for a more upbeat vibe.

18Go dancing at ASTRA


Enoplon Dynameon St., Tria Pigadia (Three Wells), Mikonos 846 00, Greece
A Mykonos staple for 30 years, ASTRA is a bar-club that plays a mix of the old classics with house beats. Grab a drink and start out in the outdoor space just by the entrance, listening to the music and watching people pass by. Head inside as the night goes on to dance under a ceiling of stars.

19Go snorkeling at the secluded Fokos Beach


Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Fokos Beach is one of the last wild frontiers situated in the northern part of the island. This remote bay is fully sheltered from the wind, and the blue-green waters are clean and deep, making it the perfect place for snorkeling. Pack the essentials for this isolated spot.

20Discover ancient treasures at the Archaeological Museum of Delos


Dilos - Mikonos, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Located within the UNESCO World Heritage archaeological sanctuary, the small archaeological museum at Delos exhibits objects from excavations dating back to the third century B.C. The impressive collection includes frescoes, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, and mosaics—some of the most important finds are an ivory plaque dating back to 1400-1200 BC depicting a Mycenaean soldier with a helmet made from wild boar teeth and a lion statue from the Terrace of Lions. Entrance is €5.

21Visit the Armenistis Lighthouse


Unnamed Road, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Built in 1891, this iconic lighthouse—which is still functional today—offers picturesque views of the sea and the neighboring island of Tinos. It's situated on the northwestern edge of the island in Fanari, about 6.5km from the Mykonos town of Chora.

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