With thousands of visitors rushing to pay their tributes to the glorious and absolutely ravishing Μajesty of the Cyclades, Mykonos is, hands down, the most highly sought-after Mediterranean destination with reason, if hedonism, unprecedented levels of fun, and utmost pampering are on your agenda.
At the same time, though, Mykonos is one of the most representative and beautiful Greek islands, spoiling travellers with an unbeatable allure and lots of natural charms worth exploring whether you are with the kids, partner, group of friends, or even solo (though, you won’t remain solo for long at Mykonos!). As to which is the best area to stay, although it all has to do with the type of experience you are after, here are four of the top ones you could certainly consider.
Mykonos Town – An animated party area
Mykonos Town or Chora is the capital of Mykonos and is the beating heart of the island, as it gathers nearly all nightlife options, including bars, clubs, restaurants, and tavernas. On top of that, it features an exquisite shopping scene that revolves around the infamous Matoyianni street, alongside numerous sights and local attractions, such as the scenic Little Venice with the gorgeous seascapes and sunset views and the Windmills. As expected, it is also home to some of the most elegant Mykonos villas and very close to sugary shores you definitely don’t want to miss out on.
Ornos – Every adventure seeker’s heaven
One of the most popular Mykonos regions with a scenic bay and a sandy stretch of sand that is adorned with restaurants, cafes, and elegant bars. Home to a quaint village with traditional whitewashed houses with blue doors and shutters, Ornos is perfect for people in search of a mind-blowing mix of cosy moments and adventurous ventures. These include from kitesurfing to bike rides, and even an abundance of more isolated or crowded beaches within walking distance to choose from. And, you guessed it right. The allure of the chic mansions here for rent is beyond imagination, as they sit at prestigious locations overlooking the vastness of the Mediterranean and provide a wealth of amenities to suit a VIP lifestyle.
Psarou Beach – A Dreamy Family-Friendly Spot
One of the most idyllic places to be with your significant other or family. Psarou beach is, indeed, a scenic, secluded spot with a sandy shore and azure waters just a few kilometres away from the bustling capital. Much more relaxed than its other siblings, this shore is, no wonder, popular with families, individuals looking for a quiet escape, and honeymooning couples alike. Here, you can find a much wider range of more affordable accommodation options (and more resort-style experiences; plus, plenty of cafes, restaurants, bars, and more) compared to other southern regions. Plus, with regular water taxis and buses running to the area, you can easily get to any Mykonos attraction, either along the coastline or inland.
Paraga Beach – the Ultimate Party Destination
Come and stay near Paraga only if you are ready and totally prepared for night-long parties, loud music being blasted from the decks of international DJs, events where attendees shower with champagne, gorgeous sunset views, and a lively ambiance overall. This beach on the southern coast attracts with its youthful vibe and provides an all-around beach experience, with a portion of it being lined with seafront restaurants, lunch spots, bars, and club-lounges, while another is exclusively for partying endeavours that start in the afternoon.
No matter the region you decide to stay in Mykonos, what you’ll gain out of your summer escapade is a far cry from even your wildest dreams. With its royal upbringing, the Queen of the Cyclades will ensure the memories you pack in your bags before leaving her court are nothing like what you have ever imagined you’d live, even once in your lifetime.