Greece doesn't get more glamorous than this, so book holidays to Mykonos and live the high life in the sunshine...
This Greek island has a mystical allure. If Mykonos was a woman, she'd be perfectly coiffured, decked out in subtle but stylish designer gear, and sporting a golden tan with just the right amount of bling catching the sunlight. Yes, Mykonos is chic and cosmopolitan, but it never veers into tackiness. It's the perfect summer destination if you are after endless sun, excellent shopping, cool nightlife, a classy café scene, luxury hotels and just enough beaches.
Flights from the UK reach this jewel of a holiday isle in around 3-4 hours, arriving into Mykonos Airport (JMK). It's a fairly small island, so transfers to the main resorts are short. There is a good range of hotels in the handful of resorts in Mykonos; you can book budget rooms with basic facilities as well as luxury, boutique hotels. Choose from popular resorts such as Agios Stefanos, Agios Ioannis, Ornos, Platis Yialos, Tourlos and Mykonos Town, which is also known as Chora and is the main town on the island.
Spend your days sipping iced coffee at a pavement café, browsing the designer labels in the boutique stores, or soaking up the sun poolside at your hotel. As the sun disappears for the day, find a great restaurant and settle in for an evening of taste sensations. Greek cuisine is renowned for succulent meat dishes, fresh seafood, herb-infused servings of vegetables and sweet pastries to round things off. When the last morsel is cleared off the plate, you can either retire somewhere quiet for a nightcap or join the throngs of party-goers who hit the uber-cool beach clubs to dance until dawn.
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Travellers journey to Mykonos throughout the year, though the main tourism season kicks off when the weather heats up...
The month of May is when average daytime temperatures stay above 20C, though it's the summer months of June, July, August and September that attract the biggest crowds to Mykonos. Temperatures can reach 30C and above in July and August, with evening temperatures hardly dropping below a balmy 25C.
For a small island, Mykonos has a lively calendar of events, especially during the summer months...
Easter; March/April: Processions and feasts mark this important holiday in the annual calendar and you'll be warmly welcomed at events across the island.
XLsior Mykonos; August: This much-celebrated gay festival welcomes visitors from around the world to a bevy of great parties. The wild nightlife of the island gets a little wilder during this annual event.
Harvest Festival; September: Harvest time sees grapes being trodden and all things wine celebrated as locals and tourists gather to hear traditional music, sing folk songs and, of course, taste a little produce.
Families, couples, singles, groups; every kind of traveller can create perfect holiday memories in Mykonos...
Grown-up families: You can't help but have family fun when you've got a beach, some great weather and your imagination. There are plenty of lovely beaches in Mykonos, though many families flock to the calm waters of Ornos for beach games.
Romance: Take your lover by the hand and journey to “Little Venice”, where 18th century mansions and their balconies hang over the sea. It's a magical spot for a cool drink when the sun beats down on the island.
Shopping: The boutiques of Mykonos Town are perfect for picking up clothing and accessories befitting of this stylish destination. Head to Matoyanni Street for some of the best shops.
Free and cheap: The passenger ferry to nearby Delos is a cheap way to see more of Greece. This UNESCO-listed island is overflowing with ancient treasures.
Nightlife: The summer season heralds day and night parties on the beach from the crack of dawn to, well, the crack of dawn. Tickets to the Paradise Club are some of the hottest in town.