Cheap flights to Mykonos
One of the most famous of the Greek islands, Mykonos is also one of the most beautiful, with its blazing granite rock, striking white villages and stunning beaches. Mykonos is the movie star of the Greek islands with a stylish, cool and cosmopolitan edge that makes it unique in the Aegean and never fails to impress. Holidaymakers range from your honeymooning couple to your group of sophisticated partygoers or families looking for a relaxing time.
This is a party island that rivals Ibiza for its good time vibe and the quality of its bars and clubs. But if you are looking for happy hour with pints at a euro a go followed by some fish and chips wrapped in newspaper then you’ve come to the wrong place.
It’s not all party, party, party though – well not completely. Mykonos has some of the best beaches where you can relax on pure white sands, take a dip in some of the clearest waters you’ll find in the Mediterranean, or if you’re still up for it, carry on the party at one of the island’s many beach bars. And the restaurants and hotels aren’t half bad either, with some of the best you’ll find in Greece.
Mosaic Zoo is a contemporary art gallery run by a young Greek-American couple. Besides showcasing their own mosaic pictures and sculptures, it hosts occasional works by guest artists (37 Agiou Euthymiou, Mykonos Town, mosaiczoo.com).
Greeks love their open-air summer cinemas and Manto on Mykonos is a great example to visit. Set in a walled garden with towering palms trees, it shows films in their original version (mainly English) with Greek subtitles. It also works as an all-day cafe (Mykonos Town, cinemanto.gr).
Mykonos is not just about sea, sunshine and clubbing. From the harbour, excursion boats run to the nearby islet Delos, which the ancients considered the spiritual centre of the Cyclades. Home to ruined temples dating back to 3000 BC, today it's a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site.
Those in search of adventure and romance should contact Horseland. From their stables in Ano Mera they arrange horse riding on nearby sandy beaches, with options including a sunset ride complete with red roses and champagne (Ano Mera, horseland.gr).