The Greek island of Mykonos is one of the most popular of the Cyclades, and though famous for its party scene (rivaling Ibiza as the quieter and more refined of the two) it is also a place of astonishing beauty, culture and sophistication. Spending only a week on this charmed island is never enough to allow you to do and see it all, but guests of Isle Blue can enjoy this suggested itinerary in the hops that it can allow you to enjoy the very best the island has to offer.
Day One – Arrival
Most travelers arrive via a flight into Athens and then embark on one of the regular boats to Mykonos. We can help you arrange a smooth and easy transfer via a private car from the airport, if desired, and also help you select the right boat from Athens (leaving from the Piraeus port) to Mykonos proper.
Upon arrival, we can arrange for you to be driven to your villa or you can opt to enjoy access to a rental car or scooter, but since you are in Mykonos town, you may want to kick off a visit with a meal or snack in one of the many charming restaurants nearby. If your villa is close to town, you may opt to drop your bags and rest before heading back out to explore the town.
There are excellent markets with which you can stock your kitchen, or you can just familiarize yourself with the famous sites, including the windmills, the bay, the small beaches and Little Venice. Dinner in town gives you a chance for scenic dining and truly gourmet options.
Day Two in Mykonos
Mykonos is a wonderful island and most travelers are surprised to discover that it is crisscrossed with charming dirt roads that take you to beaches of all kinds. A morning of exploring these roads and looking for your favorite beaches is a good idea. Pack a picnic or stop at the shops to purchase some local delights, and then enjoy your exploration. Paradise Beach is a tourism spot, so consider heading to Agrari or Platys Gialos. Panormos Beach is a gem!
After your lunch (Fokos Taverna is a must), why not visit the gorgeous monastery of Panagia Tourliani with its beautiful carved screens and bell towers. Then head home to rest before you enjoy a night in Mykonos town or even just a serene evening in your villa.
Days Three in Mykonos
A day spent touring Mykonos is one you will never regret. We can help you arrange a private walking tour that takes you past the most historic sites and ensures you meet authentic locals, sample amazing foods, and capture those iconic blue and white scenes with your camera or even your paintbrush.
Enjoy dinner at one of the waterfront restaurants before making your way home. Nikos Taverna is fantastic and the treats at Gelarte are the ideal dessert.
Day Four in Mykonos
Delos Island is a must, and as it is just off shore from Mykonos, you must pay a visit. Depart in the morning to avoid any crowds and enjoy a few hours wandering the ancient ruins, learning about the sites like the House of Cleopatra and the mosaic floors dating more than two thousand years old. See the Avenue of Lions and dip a toe into the Sacred Lake. Head home around sunset for unprecedented views, and grab a cocktail in Little Venice.
Day Five in Mykonos
This is a beach day, and you must return to some. One of the hidden gems of the island is Psarou Beach, without crowds, partiers or nude sunbathers, it is idyllic, quiet and tranquil. A perfect place to just relax! If touring is still on your mind, head to Ano Mera, the “other” town in Mykonos and spend time at Panagia Tourliani.
Day Six in Mykonos
Last day, and a great time to shop for souvenirs, get your fill of the fantastic Mykonos town cafes and restaurants, and take in the iconic sites you might have missed. If you have yet to see the windmills and Little Venice, this is the day. Stroll the rocky beaches at the southwest end of town and grab good photos of this remarkable area. The Mykonos Folk Museum is here too, and you may want to head to Chora for the archeological museum too.
Day Seven in Mykonos
Return to Mykonos town for your ferry back to Athens. Arrive early and get a good coffee and breakfast in Il Forno di Gerasimo.
Small but full of wonderful things to see and do, you will love any amount of time you can spend in Mykonos.