Things You Must Do in Mykonos, Greece

Must Do in Mykonos, Greece

Must-Do in Mykonos, Greece


Mykonos was the second stop of our Greek vacation and definitely the most lively. While this beautiful island is known for its party scene, that’s not all that it offers. Below are our recommendations for what you must do in Mykonos.

Platis Gialos beach in Mykonos

Things You Must Do in Mykonos, Greece:

Explore Little Venice

Little Venice is GORGEOUS! This is the “downtown” area of Mykonos and it should be at the top of the list for things you must do in Mykonos.

Little Venice in Mykonos, Greece

You will love all the whites and blues as you stroll down the alleyways.

Explore Little Venice in Mykonos, Greece

There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars in Little Venice, but our favorite part was just wandering around the quaint streets.

Cat resting in the street in Mykonos, Greece

Adorable stairway in Mykonos, Greece

Getting to this area is also very easy. There is a really good bus system on the island. (We had a stop just outside our hotel in Platis Gialos)

Snap a New Profile Pic

Speaking of the beautiful whites and blues in Little Venice, you may want to also wear those colors, too! They make for a great portrait when contrasting with the whitewashed walls.

Take a romantic getaway to Mykonos, Greece

There are plenty of portrait spots to choose from in the alleys of Little Venice, but we also loved this cute doorway spot at Annezos store. It’s also a popular Instagram spot with #Annezos!

Must do in Mykonos: take photos in Little Venice

Don’t have anything white or blue? No problem! Our friends’ colorful dresses also made for great photos with the white background.

Strike a pose in Mykonos, Greece

Visit the Windmills

The windmills of Mykonos are iconic and no trip to the island is complete without checking them out.

Visit the Windmills in Mykonos, Greece

To capture all of them in one photo, you’ll have to go into Little Venice, but you’ll also want to see them up close!

Checking out the windmills in Mykonos

It can be pretty windy in this spot so be careful if you’re wearing a dress or hat!

Party Your Pants Off

Well, don’t literally party your pants off, but definitely partying is a must do in Mykonos! This island is legendary for its clubs and bars and they do live up to the expectations. Our favorite spot was Kalua Beach Club on Paraga Beach. The bar was holding a party for the opening of the season and it had great live music!

We also enjoyed Jackie O’s in Super Paradise and may have danced on the bar at Paradise Beach Club! Scorpios is another popular venue, but it is pricey so keep that in mind! (Our group sat down at a table, only to learn it was a 2000€ minimum… needless to say we had to relocate!) If you’re in Little Venice at night, you should also check out Skandinavian Bar.

Relax on the Beaches

After a night of partying, you’ll probably need to recover with a relaxing day by the beach!

Beautiful beach of Platis Gialos in Mykonos

We stayed by Platis Gialos beach and there were plenty of hotels offering lounge chairs. Some charge for the chairs, others offer them for free if you are ordering food and drinks. We’d recommend asking around before making a choice.

Relaxing on Platis Gialos beach in Mykonos

Sip Cocktails on the Beach

After a little relaxing, you’ll be revived and ready for whatever Mykonos brings your way! There are lots of bars and restaurants along the beaches and many have wait staff that will bring drinks right to your chair. We especially enjoyed the outdoor bar at Branco hotel which had hand-crafted cocktails and a DJ playing music right on the beach.

Sip cocktails on the beach in Mykonos, Greece

DJ on the beach at Branco hotel in Mykonos

Hike from Platis Gialos Beach to Paraga Beach

A lot of the beach clubs we loved were in Paraga Beach. You can, of course, take a taxi to get there but why not take a scenic walk instead?

Hike from Platis Gialos to Paraga Beach in Mykonos, Greece

If you’re staying in Platis Gialos, it’s really not that far of a walk to get to Paraga. There is a path that’s easy to follow and the view once you get above the beach, you’ll have a great view.

NOTE: This walk is uphill at first and along the side of the cliff, so do not do this walk intoxicated!

View from above Platis Gialos in Mykonos, Greece

Other Resources

Heading to Mykonos and other parts of Greece? You may want to check out some of these other articles to help with planning:

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