Mykonos' famous windmills by the old town harbor

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Destinations in Mykonos

The white-sand beach and small town of Agios Stefanos

Agios Stefanos

Three fishing boats moored in a harbor with Mykonos Town's white sugar-cube buildings behind

Mykonos Town

A large rocky hill with a small town by the sea


The busy resort town of Agios Ioannis Diakoftis with a white sandy beach and clear blue water

Agios Ioannis Diakoftis

A white sand beach at Elia with a sailboat in the sea


A small fishing boat in clear shallow water at Platis Gialos

Platis Gialos

A rocky cove with white sand at Psarrou


Mykonos villas

Beautiful Mykonos is one of the most famous Greek Islands, a destination famous for sugar-cube houses, breathtaking beaches, and charming cobblestone alleyways winding through traditional villages. Vacations in Mykonos take many forms; on the one hand, the island is renowned for its party culture, with vibrant nightclubs pumping out beats night after night. On the other hand, there is the romantic side of Mykonos, with bougainvillea-lined tavernas overlooking the sea and waterfront cafes for early morning coffees. 

Our incredible Mykonos villas are the perfect places to stay for an unforgettable vacation on this stunning Greek island. You can rent luxury villas in Mykonos with pools for family vacations, homes with maid services, and vacation rentals near the beach.

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Villa Eternity villa rental in Mykonos

Useful information

Where is Mykonos?

Mykonos is one of the Cycladic Islands in the Aegean Sea, 150 km south of Athens.

How far is Mykonos from Santorini?

Mykonos is 86 miles away from Santorini.

How long is the ferry from Athens to Mykonos?

The ferry crossing from Athens to Mykonos can take anything between 2 and 5 hours, depending on which ferry company you use.

Is Mykonos safe?

Mykonos is a safe destination, although we always recommend keeping an eye on your belongings while out and about, particularly after dark.

How big is Mykonos?

Mykonos is 40.6 square miles across.

Does it snow in Mykonos?

Surprisingly enough, it does occasionally snow in Mykonos. Snowfall is not extensive, or all that common, but it has been known during the winter months in some years.

Does Mykonos have an airport?

Mykonos Airport (JMK) is located in Chora, 2.5 miles southeast of Mykonos Town.

Can you drink tap water in Mykonos?

The tap water in Mykonos is not drinkable. It is fine for brushing your teeth and washing, but not recommended for drinking.

Mykonos harbor at sunset

Things to do in Mykonos

A cobbled street in Chora, Mykonos, with white-painted buildings with blue windows and doors

Explore the old town streets of Chora

Mykonos' labyrinthine old town is the quintessential image of a Greek Island getaway. Clean white buildings adorned with sky-blue painted windows and doors, cobbled pathways snaking down narrow streets, and boutiques and tavernas leading you on a scavenger hunt to the glittering sea, Chora is the beating heart of the island.

Five Mykonos windmills in a row above the old town and sea

Discover the Mykonos windmills

Arguably the most famous symbol of the island, the majestic Mykonos windmills stand sentinel over the old town and the Aegean Sea. Particularly popular at sunset, the windmills make for an incredible photo opportunity. To avoid the biggest crowds, our top tip is to brave an early start and get to the windmills for sunrise.

Ancient columns on the island of Delos

Discover history on Delos

A short boat ride away from Mykonos is the island of Delos. The island is an archaeological marvel, the birthplace, according to Greek mythology, of Artemis and Apollo. Today Delos is a maze of ancient columns, ruined temples, statues, and sculptures, a living history book telling the story of a time long since passed.

The old town of Mykonos at sunset, with buildings lit up

Dance the night away

Mykonos is famed for its vibrant and eclectic nightlife, and certain parts of the island pulsate to heady club beats each and every night during the summer months. Partying from dusk until dawn is certainly on the itinerary for those that want to, while those who prefer a quite evening out can enjoy numerous taverns, bars, and restaurants.

A white sand beach in Mykonos with umbrellas ad loungers by the sea

Relax on the beach

Mykonos is a fabulous beach destination, with long stretches of white sand that are gently warmed by the sun. Beaches in Mykonos range from glamorous and popular to quiet, wild, and secluded, so there really is something for everyone. Mykonos' most popular beaches fill up quite quickly, so get there nice and early to snag a sunbed.

An arched door that is painted blue against a white wall of a building in Mykonos

Visit Mykonos' small villages

Away from the hustle and bustle of Mykonos town, the island has got many beautiful and charming small villages to explore and revel in the slow pace of life that permeates the Greek Islands. A great way to get around Mykonos and see the villages is to hire and car or an ATV and enjoy the freedom to stop wherever you please.

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Mykonos private pool villas

At the height of a Greek summer, there is nothing more relaxing than a dip in a beautifully cooling and refreshing pool. Our Mykonos private pool villas are stunning places to stay with the family, boasting luxurious infinity pool villas and lap pools overlooking the Aegean Sea. Our Mykonos private villas with pools also have fantastic outdoor spaces for sunbathing and enjoying your vacation, with sun loungers and alfresco dining areas.

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Family villas in Mykonos

Mykonos is a fabulous destination for families. From lazy days on the beach to fun-filled explorations of ancient sites, there are plenty of attractions to delight and inspire all ages. Our family villas in Mykonos are the ideal places to base yourself during your stay, in fabulous destinations around the island and with great facilities including games areas, private pools, and much more, you’ll find somewhere that suits your family, whether you want to stay in and relax or head out and explore the island.

Villa Ornella vacation rental in Mykonos

Large villas in Mykonos

Mykonos is a seriously fun destination and the perfect place to enjoy with a big group of friends or family. Sleeping as many as 30 people, these spectacular homes are magnificent spaces that everybody will love, with spacious dining and entertaining rooms and beautifully designed outdoor areas with large private pools and alfresco dining places. Many of our Mykonos villas for large groups also come with maid or housekeeping services, to add an extra touch to your vacation.

Villa Noel Mykonos vacation rental

Sea view villas in Mykonos

If there is one thing that makes the Greek islands famous, it’s the 360-degree views of the glittering Aegean Sea. With a sea view villa in Mykonos, you can wake up to postcard-perfect views every day, and watch one of those famous Greek sunsets from the luxury of your own pool, balcony, or dining area. A sea-view villa in Mykonos will have everything you need for an unforgettable vacation in Greece, including private pools, on-site staff, and home gyms.

Villa Karkos Mykonos vacation rental