Holiday In Mykonos
Depending on who you ask, the Greek island of Mykonos was either built from the bodies of giants that Hercules killed, or by volcanoes. Either way, it was a relatively quiet place to be until the 1960s, when holidays to Mykonos became fashionable with Europe’s jet-setters. Today’s “Ibiza of Greece” is hard to beat when it comes to round-the-clock partying, sunshine and shopping.
Things to Do in Mykonos
The first step to booking Mykonos packages is choosing your ideal stretch of sand. Psarou Beach, 5 km south of Mykonos Town, is the upscale playground—think celebrities, seclusion and no photos please! Just south of that, Platis Gialos is the hipster hangout, with trendy taverns and plenty of water sports. Keep heading south for Paraga, Paradise and Super Paradise Beaches, where the festivities get going in the late afternoon and don’t stop until, well, the next afternoon! Prefer the bright lights of the big city? One of lastminute.com.au’s Mykonos car hire deals can get you from town to the beach parties, no problem.
White-wash away those beach-party sins at Paraportiani Church, the most famous of the island’s churches, with spectacular views of the Mediterranean and one of the best sunsets around. Or take a ferry to the isle of Delos, the birthplace of Apollo that’s said to be blessed by the gods—no big deal. Want to get even more god-like? Check out our Athens holiday packages and hop west across the Aegean Sea; it’s only a 35-minute flight.
Shopping, Dining & Nightlife
Take a timeout from architecture and banana hammocks and do some sightseeing of another kind: shopping! Stores are scattered throughout Mykonos Town, but the biggest cluster is on Matoyianni Street. Make sure you buy Greek sandals and other leather goods—your friends will think you’ve spent hundreds, and they never have to know your secret. Keep an eye out for goddess-inspired jewellery, perfumes and ceramics, too.
A Mykonos holiday may be all about the party, but you’ve gotta eat sometime. If you’re at a beach fiesta, just grab some calamari from the bar, throw down your towel and have a Mykonos-style picnic in the sand. In the city, the brightly coloured waterfront of Little Venice and the area around the Old Port are good bets for classic dishes like pan-fried fish with garlic potatoes. You’re in the right place for a huge “bill”, too: The famed pelicans live near the waterfront and harbour.
The nightlife never really ends on a holiday in Mykonos, but it does have to begin somewhere. Watch the sunset over the iconic windmills from the balcony of a pub in Little Venice, then see where the night takes you. There’s no shortage of bars to dance on in this town, and you’ll also have classy duelling pianos, nightclubs and traditional Greek live music just steps away. And if you’re on the beach, the party comes to you!
Whether you want a wild getaway with 10 of your best pals or a romantic trip for two, it’s not too late to make your Greek island dreams a reality. Check out Mykonos holiday packages on lastminute.com.au and get ready to have the best Instagram account in the game.
Hotels in Mykonos
Don't get your knickers in a knot about securing your Mykonos hotel. lastminute.com.au lists more than 218 accommodations. Don't forget though, the sooner you book, the sooner you can start setting out your amazing adventures! (You'll likely save a bit of cash too.)
Travellers making their way to the island on a shoestring will be well catered to. The Vencia Boutique Hotel (Agios Elefterios) and the Kamari Hotel (Platis Gialos) are a couple of places to stay that offer value for money. Or maybe you'd rather live a life of leisure and luxury while you're here? We don't blame you! Let the knowledgeable staff cater to your every whim at the Casa Del Mar Mykonos Seaside Resort or the Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge.