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.
The island's longest running contemporary art gallery, Rarity (Kalogera 20-22, Mykonos Town, http://www.raritygallery.com ) opened in 1995. Showcasing the works of both Greek and foreign artists, including painters, sculptors and photographers, it is well worth a look in.
Handmade leather sandals are timeless, and get better with wear. Mykonos Sandals (founded in 1948) makes and sells classic Greek sandals, as well as more colourful versions decorated with beads. It stays open till late October, after which you can buy direct from their website (2 Venetias Stree, Scarpa, Mykonos Town, mykonos-sandals.gr).
Spend a day paddling to explore the island's deep blue sea and indented coastline hiding secret coves and beaches, some accessible only from the water. Mykonos Kayak (Vrysi, 84600 Mykonos, http://www.mykonoskayak.com) will provide you with a kayak, an instructor and a picnic lunch.
Leave the land behind to explore underwater depths with Mykonos Diving Centre, a PADI Five Star Dive Resort offering an introductory programme for beginners, as well as further training for more advanced divers. It stays open (weather permitting) until late October (Paradise Beach, dive.gr).