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Visitors can do as much or as little as they like on this vibrant Aegean island, often referred to as the Capri or St Tropez of Greece.

Cheat Sheet

  • Sleep…in the barefoot-luxe Mykonos Blu, one of the few beachfront properties
  • Experience…the sunset at Caprice, a Myconian institution overlooking the Little Venice neighborhood
  • Splurge…on a villa with a private pool and sweeping sea view at Santa Marina
  • Eat….mouth-watering sushi al fresco at the lovely Nobu Matsuhisa
  • Drink…Greek wines at legendary restaurant Katrin’s
  • Savor…the chic scene at Scorpios, a beach club and restaurant
  • Visit…the ruins at Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis
  • Shop…for Byzantine-inspired jewelry at Lalaounis
  • Know…that as an Indagare member you can contact our Bookings Team for customized recommendations and itineraries

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Lay of the Land

The island of Mykonos spans just 33 square miles (it takes about 30 minutes to drive from one end to the other). The heart of the island is the bustling main town of Mykonos (called either Mykonos or Chora), where winding, narrow pebble stone streets lead onto pretty squares of Cycladic cubic white washed houses, dotted with pots of geraniums and bougainvillea. It’s a joy to explore and get lost in Chora amidst the tempting boutiques, galleries, restaurants, bars and quaint, small churches. The top hotels are located either within Chora or a ten-minute drive from town. Mykonos lacks the summer traffic of St Tropez or the highways of Ibiza.

Mykonos seamlessly combines sandy beaches, a charming authentic main town with narrow whitewashed alleyways and those much-photographed windmills, chic hotels, sophisticated restaurants and an exciting night life that gets going around 3am. Shops close around 2 a.m.

Indagare Tip

Be aware that taxis are notoriously difficult to find in the small hours. If partying and going out late are part of your summer plans, be sure to book a hotel in walking distance to town. Many of the locals travel via motorbike or vespa and these or ATV quad bikes are available for rent everywhere on the island.

Getting There

In summer 2014, Easyjet will get some competition with British Airways starting direct flights from London to Mykonos’s international airport, less than two miles from the island’s main town. Athens, 93 miles west of Mykonos, is a 25-minute flight.

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