Mykonos offers you sand, sunshine, ouzo, and windmills! Located in the Aegean Sea, Mykonos is a dream destination, and many cruise ships dock in port here. If you don’t come by cruise ship you can come by ferry or plane from Athens. The slow ferry takes most of the day. High speed ferries cut the time in half, while planes take under an hour. During your visit you can get a taste of Greek culture (both modern and ancient) while enjoying luxurious modern hotels, high-end shopping and exciting nightclubs.

The main town is a maze of narrow streets, deliberately confusing to deter pirates, lined with whitewashed homes and churches (and boutiques). In the western side of town you’ll find Little Venice where buildings border the sea; having a drink here while watching the blue water turn gold at sunset is almost mandatory. There are also windmills in the western part of the town, leftover from when they ground local wheat; whitewashed in the Greek style they look nothing like the windmills in Holland. A photogenic Byzantine church, Panagia Paraportiani, is also on the western side of town.

You might encounter the town’s mascot, Petros the Pelican, almost anywhere in town or along the waterfront. Mykonos is on its second or third generation Petros now! He’s often seen along the dock where you can get a boat to the nearby “sacred island” of Delos, a world heritage archeological site with ancient buildings and mosaics. The archeological museum in town has some items from Delos also.

Beaches line the island edges, almost all with beach chairs, umbrellas, and restaurants. Vendors roam up and down many beaches selling additional items.
Mykonos and Kivotos Clubhotel
Of course, if you stay at a hotel with a beach, all of that is at your doorstep. Kivotos Clubhotel on Mykonos’s Ornos Bay has a beach with vistas of Aegean blue and green. Condé Nast Traveller included the hotel on its list of the 10 best beach hotels in Europe. The 5-star hotel has rooms and suites; most come with views of the ocean. For the ultimate in deluxe comfort and privacy, you can stay in their waterfront villa with its own private pool. The 3-story villa has private access to the hotel’s spa, but also has its own mini gym, sauna, and Jacuzzi. 

If you use the spa, you can enjoy treatments including Ayurveda, Hammam, and Thai Massage, among other therapies. You can also keep fit with the yoga and Pilates classes. 

Dining at the hotel is seaside Mediterranean fusion, featuring fresh, locally caught fish. For lunch dine al fresco at poolside. One day each week octopus dries around the pool for the Fresh Fish barbecue. The dinner restaurant is candlelit, overlooking the bay. There are also options for private dining, whether a group dinner party, a private dinner for two on the beach, or dinner on the hotel’s private yacht (either docked or at sea). If a romantic dinner leads to thoughts of marriage, you can make use of the hotel’s chapel for your wedding.

If you need to get into Mykonos Town, it’s less than 2 miles away. The hotel can help arrange transportation services. To get to Mykonos and Kivotos Clubhotel, contact Concierge Travel Design for all the help needed to make your Greek Island dream trip happen.