What to do in Μykonos? The jet-setter that invites you to experience its palpable energy, perfect beaches and pulsating nightlife.
Everyone has heard of Mykonos, the most famous island in the Aegean and the most popular destination in Greece, and in the world, for travellers of all types. Satisfy your appetite for luxury and adventure in this cosmopolitan island that provides whatever you desire! It has been attracting well-heeled Athenians and international celebrities like a magnet since 1960.
What to do in Mykonos
„Star power“ It’s hard to imagine a time when Mykonos was a humble little island, without electricity, just a layover on the way to famous Delos. Things changed in the 1950s, with the arrival of the likes of Aristotle Onassis, Maria Callas, Jackie O, Marlon Brando, Grace Kelly, Princess Soraya, Elizabeth Taylor, Nureyev, Pierre Cardin, Stavros Niarchos… Legendary names of the international jet set became associated with Mykonos and the island quickly became the favoured holiday destination in Greece for the super-rich, artists and movie stars.
And the list of celebrities continues to grow: Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, Shakira, Lady Gaga, Steven Spielberg, Monica Bellucci, Liam Neeson, Hugh Jackman, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones, Clive Owen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Giorgio Armani, Russell Crowe…
Perhaps one of the most photographed spots on the island, Little Venice is made up of homes that were built in the 18th century and have their foundations in the sea. It has been said that behind these doors above the waterline, pirates would store their loot. Today they have been converted to bars and restaurants and the view of the sparkling Aegean Sea from their balconies is dazzling. Mykonos’ other main attraction is its Windmills, which stand facing the sea and at night are beautifully lit up. Powered by the north wind, these windmills used to ground grain into flour until the early 20th century.
Look who’s dancing barefoot around you; your favourite TV stars, supermodels, in-vogue fashion designers, pop stars. In Mykonos anything’s possible. From Little Venice to Super Paradise, from Matogiannia to Psarou, Orno, Paradise… the party’s swinging all summer long. Day and night, spontaneous and organised, with guest DJs from all over the world. Holidays in Mykonos mean fun, fun, and more fun – champagne on the beach, cocktails on balconies, dancing and flirting until the sun comes up.
During your holidays, dreams can become reality. This island is a luxury destination that has it all; elegant villas and suites with private pools that merge with the blue horizon; award-winning designs;five-star service; gourmet gastronomy served to you on dreamy balconies, on a yacht or on a private pier. Mykonos can surprise even those who are accustomed to a life of luxury. Here hospitality has reached a standard all of its own.
In the 70s Jackie Onassis introduced Mykonos to her gay American friends. Being particularly open minded, locals welcomed the gay community and Mykonos became known throughout the world as the most gay-friendly destination in Greece. More and more hotels, bars, beach-restaurants and clubs each year cater to gays.