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Mykonos

Famed for its distinctive white-washed villages, paradise beaches and cosmopolitan nightlife, Mykonos certainly deserves its crown as the most stylish of the Greek Islands.

The island boasts a clutch of sandy beaches, with impossibly clear blue water. The watersports and cocktails bars at Paradise and Super Paradise draw in the younger set, for something a bit more relaxed head to the coves of Elia and Ornos. You’ll find plenty of sunloungers, and a handful of authentic tavernas at each. Plati Yialos is perfect mid-ground – a lively stretch of sand fringed with hotels and family-friendly bars and restaurants.

When it comes to night life, Mykonos is particularly well served. After dark, Paradise and Super Paradise are the place to be for cocktails and dancing. If you’re looking for a relaxing meal out, head to Mykonos town. You’ll be spoilt for choice with options ranging from Greek fusion, to bespoke vegetarian meals. For a special occasion, book into Nobu restaurant, Matsuhisa to enjoy culinary masterpieces in the most stylish surroundings.

Where to Book

  • Windmills above Mykons Town with views of Little Venice

  • White-washed walls of street in Mykonos

  • Agios Stefanos Beach, Mykonos

  • Panagia Paraportiani Mykonos

  • Panorama of Little Venice, Mykonos

  • Early evening in Little Venice, Mykonos

  • Mykonos in the evening

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 13℃
  • 14℃
  • 16℃
  • 19℃
  • 23℃
  • 27℃
  • 29℃
  • 29℃
  • 26℃
  • 22℃
  • 18℃
  • 14℃
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 1
  • 4
  • 8
  • 10
  • 8

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

January

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

February

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

March

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

April

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

May

May marks the start of the holiday season. Bars, restaurants and hotels open their doors, temperatures rise above 20 degrees and fewer tourists means this is a fantastic month for a spring time beach holiday. What’s more, there are usually great value offers to be had from tour operators and hotels.

June

As temperatures start to rise, the holiday season is well underway. This is the perfect month for those wanting a Summer break before the schools break up for holidays.

July

As schools break up and the destination experiences some of the best weather. This is a fantastic time to travel so special offers are becoming limited - book early if you have specific holiday needs.

August

Schools out for the Summer and the weather is perfect for beach holidays. There are little or no deals available during this period and popular hotels are likely to become booked out.

September

As schools return, the crowds reduce making September a great time to sit back and relax on the beach. Special offers return as familes are unable to travel during this period.

October

The temperatures start to drop but it's the perfect time to grab a beach holiday away from the crowds and to take advantage of any special offers.

November

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

December

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

Our Ratings

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  • Not Recommended

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Hotels

  • Best of the Best
  • Life of Luxury
  • Unique & Fabulous
  • Creature Comforts
  • Basics covered

5*+ Myconian Collection

A collection of 11 family run hotels on the glamorous Greek island of Mykonos, the properties are based either on Elia Beach, Platis Gialos, Ornos Beach or Mykonos Town. Design led, with a focus on food and service, the Myconian Collection features private pools, shuttle services and a dine and spa around programme.

Our Rating: Best of the Best

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