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Destination guide

Relax in holiday lettings on Mykonos

Mykonos is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea that is known as a destination for travellers looking for a good time. The island is famous for its celebratory atmosphere with lively beaches, waterfront bars and dance clubs featuring world-renowned DJs. However, the island also offers many historic and archaeological sites to visit, romantic walks in the sunset, family-friendly activities and all the makings of an unforgettable holiday. Whether you’re on a family adventure, honeymoon or any other type of trip, all of it begins with securing your Mykonos holiday lettings.

History

Historic sites near Mykonos holiday villas

There’s plenty to see in terms of archaeological sites near Mykonos holiday villas as well. The Aegean Maritime Museum displays and celebrates the history of the maritime industry from ancient times through the modern era. The Archaeological Museum of Delos has a massive collection of statues, many of which date to the Greek Classical period. The Windmills of Kato Mili are an iconic site dating back to the 16th century featuring wood and straw roofs. The Paraportiani Orthodox Church is a complex dating to the 17th century that is comprised of five churches joined together and whitewashed.

Weather

Seasonal weather in Mykonos

Travellers enjoy Mykonos for its boating. If you're planning a holiday around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Mykonos

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Mykonos is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Paradise Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Super Paradise Beach (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Megali Ammos Beach (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Tourlos Beach (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Ornos Beach (1.6 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Agios Stefanos Beach (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
Beaches

Searching for beaches around Mykonos Island holiday lettings

  • Head to Psarrou if you want to do a little celebrity spotting between sunbathing and swimming
  • Super Paradise is a fusion of topless sunbathing, LGBT bars, thumping cocktail spots and chic eateries – it's the place to be if you want to party
  • Platis Gialos has turquoise water and yellow-glinting sand – it's the longest beach on the island
  • The 2 beaches in Ornos are both excellent, lined with tavernas and coveted Mykonos Island holiday cottages
  • Kalafati is blasted by winds on the east shore – it attracts surfers and wakeboarders
How to get there

How to get to and around Mykonos

Fly into Mykonos (JMK-Mykonos Island National), the closest airport, located 1.3 mi (2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Ermoupolis (JSY-Syros Island National), which is 21 mi (33.8 km) away.

How to get around

Travel to and around Mykonos villa rentals

There are many options for transport around villa rentals in Mykonos. Most visitors will fly into Mykonos Airport. International flights are available in the summer, but during the low season, flights come in from Athens. Boats and ferries from the mainland also serve the area. On the island itself, there is access to taxis, boats and buses. The island is also quite walkable, and many visitors enjoy club-hopping or walking the long, soft-sand beaches. Hiking is also a great way to see the many historic and cultural sites in the region.

Food & drink 

Food and drink you must try near Mykonos holiday homes

Mykonos cuisine is a combination of regional and classic Greek food. Just steps from holiday homes you’ll find Greek classics like moussaka, made from aubergine and béchamel sauce. Gyros, of course, are a Mykonos staple and are essentially Greece’s answer to a sub. Kopanisti cheese is a Mykonos delicacy that is famed for its aromatic spices. Another Mykonos original is louza, which is a dish made from pork that is sliced, spiced and roasted. For dessert you’ll want to try some locally made baklava, a sweet pastry with honey and roasted nuts.

Restaurants and bars

What areas are there for restaurants on Mykonos Island?

  • Little Venice is the place to go for that evening aperitif – you'll have your wine and snacks accompanied by a stunning sunset
  • The main harbour of Mykonos Town is peppered with loads of blue-and-white Greek tavernas serving grilled cheeses and moussaka
  • Kalogera Street has hidden pita and hummus and mezze places in its whitewashed alcoves
  • Late at night, loads of fast-food holes-in-the-wall open to cater to the hedonists in Mykonos Town – think kebabs and chips and pizza
  • Head to sleepy Ano Mera, in the heart of the island, for more rustic and traditional tavernas, serving regional Greek food
Essential info

What you need to know about your Mykonos holiday rental

Mykonos is part of the Cyclades islands. It covers an area of just 33 square miles and at its highest point rises to 341 metres above sea level. It’s home to around 11,000 people, though the population swells by many thousands due to its popularity as a holiday destination. Greek is the core language, but most businesses near your holiday rental do speak English. It has a typical Mediterranean climate with sun up to 300 days per year and an average high temperature around 28°C. Though it’s generally a safe place for travellers, it’s still best to remain in hospitality-designated areas and to travel in groups when possible.

How many holiday rentals are available around Mykonos?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,369 holiday lettings around Mykonos. From 941 villas to 200 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Mykonos?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Mykonos. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Mykonos Town Hall: 1,532 holiday lettings
  • Ornos Beach: 1,531 holiday lettings
  • Mykonos Museum of Folklore: 1,534 holiday lettings
  • Mykonos Lighthouse (Armenistis): 1,566 holiday lettings
  • Elia Beach: 1,528 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Mykonos listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Mykonos?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 941 Villas in Mykonos. Our other popular types of Mykonos holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 200 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 168 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 181 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Mykonos?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 910 holiday homes with pool available in Mykonos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.