Mykonos is an island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. It’s popularly known for its summer party atmosphere. Beaches such as Paradise and Super Paradise have bars that blare thumping music. Massive dance clubs attract world-renowned DJs and typically stay open well past dawn. Iconic landmarks include a row of 16th-century windmills, which sit on a hill above Mykonos town.
We will tell you in this post all our most instagrammable places in Mykonos. Since beaches, hotels to the beautiful hometown. For more information about Mykonos read our full travel guide!
How to go to Mykonos?
Though the airport in Athens is pretty near, Mykonos has an airport of its own that’s 4 km away from the island’s central town. You can fly from Athens to Mykonos in 35 mins as we finally did. While those flights are available daily, the high season introduces more flights to and from destinations like Crete, Rhodes, Santorini, Thessaloniki and Volos. Other European destinations like London, Zurich, Geneva, Vienna, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Madrid, Naples, Rome and many more also have flights to Mykonos between May and October. Visit SkyScanner.com to find the best airfare deals!
From the airport, you can reach town with direct transfers to your hotel or through riding a taxi. There’s a public bus service but it isn’t so reliable, though it is much cheaper at less than €2 a ride. During the peak season, it’s always best to book a hotel transfer as taxis are quite impossible to find in Mykonos. Most of the hotels included a free transfer with their booking.
Read here full information how to get to Mykonos from Athens!
Instagrammable places in Mykonos
1. Cave Hotels
For our luxury staying in Mykonos we chose Cavo Tagoo Mykonos. Have you ever heard about this place before? It´s the most popular accommodation in Mykonos island and there are cave pools inside the room. There are also infinity pools and an amazing view to the sunset. The design is so cool in the room and common areas. The vibe and food is amazing. The location is great close to the town and the new port and 5 kilometers far from the airport. They provide free shuttle to go around.
How to get to Cavo Tagoo? If you’re coming from Mykonos Town or in the old port quay area specifically, you can walk for about 10 minutes to Cavo Tagoo. But if you want to go faster and easier, it is always okay to take a taxi.
2. Little Venice
One of the most charming places in Mykonos is located right by the famous windmills. Little Venice is a waterfront area filled with restaurants, bars, house cafes and shops built right in the water, some of which with wonderful balconies where you can hang out, eat and drink. This is another excellent place to see the sunset and have a lovely dinner. Just make sure to call and reserve seats to the restaurant of your choice as Little Venice gets pretty crowded from afternoon till night.
How to get to Little Venice? For starters, you can use the road that leads to The famous windmills as from there, you can walk to the seashore where little Venice is located. If you’re coming to Platos Giatos, you can ride a bus to Mykonos Town for €1.60 one way. The ride will only take 10 minutes. From there, you can already walk to Little Venice.
3. Psarou Beach
Mykonos’ south side is well-represented by Psarou Beach, a summer hotspot for both local and international celebrities. Perhaps it is more frequented by people who love its idyllic vibe combined with the all-day party resto called Nammos. Psarou is a magical place in Mykonos with crystal clear waters. It´s located only 5 kilometers South direction from Mykonos town.
How to get to Psarou Beach? Buses run every half hour during the day and the price is €1.80. From Psarou beach to Platis Gialos beach you can get walking distance 5 minutes.
4. Platis Gialos Beach
A family friendly beach in Mykonos is Platis Gialos, another popular and accessible beach in the island. There are plenty of water sports to try here and you’re sure to enjoy the clear water in this beach. Sun loungers and umbrellas are available for only €10, which are relatively cheaper than other destinations. If you want to go to Psarou beach is only 5 minutes walking distances.
How to get to Platis Gialos? The bus ride from Platis Gialos to the center of Mykonos Town and vice versa only takes 8 minutes of your time and can costs €1.60 one way.
5. The Windmills in Mykonos
Located in the island’s Chora (or Mykonos Town), the windmills are a truly iconic sight that can be seen from any point in Mykonos Town. They are the first thing you see upon entering the harbor of Alefkandra as the windmills are seated on top of a hill. The windmills in Chora make up 7 out of 16 windmills found in the island and is one of the best spots to watch the sunset in Mykonos. Tourists visit the site to take pictures of the windmills themselves and the fantastic scenery from the hill.
You have to be patient and wait to take a picture since sometimes is crowded! Best time to go to the windmills is in the morning and the busiest before sunset.
How to get to The Windmills? If you’re coming to Platos Giatos, you can ride a bus to Mykonos Town for €1.60 one way. The ride will only take 10 minutes. From there, you can already walk to Little Venice.
6. Sunset at the Old Port
Another nice place to explore in the island is the old port at Mykonos Town. Aside from being the port for high speed catamarans, the area is also very scenic and is a great place to go people-watching. Its winding narrow streets lined with white houses, shops and restaurants make it a pleasant area to walk around. Sunset is the best time to walk around the port, sunsets are so colorful.
How to get to Mykonos Old Port? Old Port is located just in Mykonos town. It is just a 5 minute walk in the town and most boats, especially the flying cats and ferries go there.
7. Views from the airplane
8. Panormos Beach
Located in the North of Mykonos island. It´s not so crowded as beaches in South part of the island in Mykonos. To get here you have to get a bus from old port and it costs €2.30 one way. Check the schedule of the buses since there are only a few buses going to Panormos beach, last bus going back from Panormos to old port is 4 55 pm. If you are exploring the island by motorbike or car you will have more freedom. There are pool chairs for relaxing.
9. Agios Sostis
It´s located in North part of the island close to Panormos just 20 minutes walking distance. It´s one of our favorite beaches since there are not many people. The water is clear and you have to go down to reach the beach. To go there read above about public transportation going to Panormos beach. If you are driving a car or a motorbike will be 3 minutes driving distance from Panormos beach. It´s a quiet beach and perfect to spend your day in Mykonos.
10. Afios Stefanos
It´s located close to the new port just one kilometer walking distance and you can get to Agios Stefanos beach with the public bus. The beach is small with a beautiful view and it´s usually crowded since there are a few hotels and restaurants in the area. The colors are blue and it´s perfect for swimming and spending the day.
Accommodation in Mykonos
Accommodation prices in Mykonos are very reasonable. Mykonos is one of the most visited spots in Greece, with hostels, dorm beds, domatios (Greek B&B’s) and apartments that go for €30-60. There are numerous boutique hotels and spacious suites that can be afforded at less than €90 while €100-150 can give you a gorgeous studio or villa, or a room in a beautiful beachfront hotel. The top hotels and Mykonos start at €200 and reach up to the thousands depending on its location and exclusivity.
Want to enjoy a luxurious stay for less? Check out AirBnB in Mykonos, with shared rooms going for as low as €20 and smaller private rooms for €25. Click here to get €25 off your first booking when you sign up with AirBnB!
That’s it for our full instagrammable places in Mykonos travel guide! We really hope you enjoyed that as much as you enjoyed our other Europe travel itineraries. We’ve been through so many places on this journey and we feel so lucky! Did we miss anything you love about Mykonos? Let us know in the comments! You can also read about our recent trips to Gozo, Lisbon, Malta or Nice!