Destination guide

Join the club(s) in swinging, seaside Mykonos

Pack your swimsuit and dancing shoes—you're going to Mykonos! A lively destination with a year-round spring break vibe, Mykonos is an island in the Aegean Sea that's known for its vibrant bars and nightclubs, many of which cater to an international LGBT clientele. Mykonos boasts a wealth of sandy beaches and rocky coastline, and the main village—also called Mykonos, but you can make like a local and call it "Chora"—is home to plenty of museums, shops, and eateries. Your Mykonos vacation rental will put you at the heart of some of the Mediterranean's most dynamic revelry.

Things to do

Catch some culture in Mykonos's museums

Apart from the bars, clubs, and beaches, you'll find plenty of cultural activities in Mykonos, too. At the Aegean Maritime Museum, you can learn about the region's seafaring history through artifacts and exhibits, as well as a charming garden with a restored lighthouse. For a look at local life, you can head on over to Lena's House. Here, you can find a treasure trove of everyday objects and furnishings representative of a typical middle-class Mykonian home in the 19th century. At the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, you can explore statues, pottery, and other artifacts from as far back as the prehistoric period.

Activities

Do the D.A.N.C.E.— Mykonos's lively nightlife

If round-the-clock beachfront partying is what you like, then you've come to the right place. A major destination for dance music aficionados, Mykonos is home to a lively nightlife scene, with Paradise Beach boasting a number of bars and clubs that host big-name DJs from all over the world. Looking for a quieter spot to sleep off last night's revelry? Then check out Agios Ioannis Beach on the island's southwest coast. Here, you'll find fine sand, sparkling waves, and a little more peace and quiet than the party-hard spots closer to town.

Weather

Seasonal sunshine in Mediterranean Mykonos

Unsurprisingly, Mykonos has a Mediterranean climate, which means warm, dry, sunny summers, and cool, relatively wet winters. Average summer highs peak around 79 degrees in July and August, though temperatures can climb as high as the triple digits. Winters are cooler, with average highs around 60 degrees in December and January. A popular summer destination thanks to its wealth of warm-weather partygoers, you'll find that winter is usually the slowest season for the island. You'll have the best luck finding wallet-friendly Mykonos vacation rentals during the cooler, less busy winter months.

Natural features

Marvelous Mykonos—an island in the sun

One of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, Mykonos lies about 70 miles off the coast of mainland Greece. Just over 30 square miles, the island is relatively hilly, and it boasts plenty of sandy beaches and rocky coast along its ample shoreline. You can find plenty of parks and open space on the island, and a number of outfitters in the area offer hiking and biking excursions. Birdwatching is a popular pastime, and local species include pelicans, falcons, and gulls. With a Mykonos vacation rental, you'll find iconic Mediterranean scenery right outside your door.

How to get there

How to get to and around Mykonos

Fly into Mykonos (JMK-Mykonos Island National), the closest airport, located 1.3 mi (2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Ermoupolis (JSY-Syros Island National), which is 21 mi (33.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Mykonos Island?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,187 vacation rentals near Mykonos Island. From 831 Villas to 181 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mykonos Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Mykonos Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Mykonos Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Mykonos Town Hall: 1,394 vacation rentals
  • Paradise Beach: 1,422 vacation rentals
  • Island of Delos: 1,587 vacation rentals
  • Faros Armenistis: 150 vacation rentals
  • Super Paradise Beach: 1,408 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Mykonos Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Mykonos Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Mykonos Island:

  • Naxos: 1,050 rentals
  • Tinos: 918 rentals
  • Naousa: 986 rentals
  • Ornos: 1,218 rentals
  • Platis Gialos: 1,185 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Mykonos Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Mykonos Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mykonos Town Hall: 1,394 rentals
  • Paradise Beach: 1,422 rentals
  • Island of Delos: 1,587 rentals
  • Super Paradise Beach: 1,408 rentals
  • Mykonos Museum of Folklore: 1,410 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mykonos Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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