Mykonos is part of the Cyclades group of islands east of the mainland of Greece and north of the more famous Santorini island. Mykonos itself is famous for a variety of reasons – amazing beaches and crazy parties being just a couple of them. So if you are visiting Greece then make sure to put Mykonos on your travel list even if its for just a couple of days and you will not regret. Its that perfect destination full of summer vibes.
If you are travelling to Mykonos on a tight schedule and want to live it all, soak in all the flavors of Mykonos, then this blog is just perfect for you .
So lets get started with some basics to get you started for planning your trip to Mykonos.
How to get there :
There are couple of options to go to Mykonos. You can take a flight to Mykonos. Almost all major cities across Europe have flights connecting Mykonos. But if you are travelling from any other Greek island like Santorini, Paros, Naxos or even Athens then Ferries will be best option and much more pocket friendly. But be sure to book your ferries in advance to avoid any last minute jitters.
Where to stay:
I preferred staying budget friendly and spend that money exploring other options in Mykonos . “With Inn” was a blessing to us. The spacious rooms, the great hospitality, sumptuous breakfast overlooking the Aegean sea made me give a big thumbs up and put this hotel on top of my list of recommendations if you are looking for budget friendly accommodation. But if you are looking for a luxurious stay, Mykonos has plenty of options also. I will share the details of our hotel at the bottom.
Best time to visit:
It gets really crowded during the peak summer months from June to August ( with jacked up prices too ). May is a really great time, with not many tourists around but with the clubs all open so you still get to enjoy the party vibes. The weather is also warm and sunny from May to September.
Mykonos town is a very pretty town with lots of shops and restaurants around and with lots of picturesque and Instagrammable spots all over. I would especially recommend roaming around the beautiful cobbled pathways around Mykonos town and you will be sure to get some beautiful shots for that perfect Instagram!!!
So here is how I would recommend to plan out your 2 days in Mykonos:
After arriving in Mykonos, check in to your hotel to freshen up and head straight for the beaches to the south of the island (Paradise Beach) for a lovely afternoon swim and to soak up the sun. The beach clubs would already be open by this time and you can also enjoy some refreshing drinks along with lunch as the afternoons do tend to get quite warm in Mykonos during summers.
Then as evening descends get into the full party groove that must be enjoyed in Mykonos at one of the many beach clubs on Paradise beach. We spent ours in Tropicana Mykonos and had an unforgettable party. And if you are lucky you might even have a famous DJ playing ( you might have to check for dates with the clubs as often during summers the more famous DJs will fly down for shows ).