Whether you’re jetting off on your honeymoon or in search of fun in the sun, the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos delivers on all accounts. From pristine beaches to people watching, you could easily spend an eternity here soaking in the vibrant sunsets and sipping rosé until dawn. Here is our itinerary for two perfect days in this idyllic Greek paradise.
Choosing the right hotel is essential, since many hours of your trip should be spent relaxing in the sun. Opt for a stay at Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, which captures the Myconian spirit and its island charm.
With a prime oceanfront location on Agios Ioannis Beach, this small hotel offers boutique intimacy with luxurious amenities like a sumptuous spa, tennis courts and yoga classes, all of which overlook the sea. The sunsets are breathtaking, the pool is exquisite and the service is top-notch. Dining options are decadent — especially the over-the-top breakfast buffet.
Spend your morning sunbathing and swimming to your heart’s content. For a late lunch, throw on your boho-chic cover-up and head to Psarou Beach — the capital of the see-and-be-seen scene — and celebrate the good life at Nammos. This seaside landmark often plays host to fashionable jetsetters like Mariah Carey with its Mediterranean fare, free-flowing Cristal and fabulous music. Book a table or cabana in advance for the full experience, but keep in mind that it will cost you to party hard with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio.
After lunch, make your way into the whitewashed town of Mykonos and meander its winding cobblestone streets. Get lost in the charming neighborhood of Little Venice and snap some Instagrammable photos of the iconic Mykonos windmills (Kato Myli) and the Church of Panagia Paraportiani. Stop for a cocktail at any bar in the area to enjoy the glowing sunset.
Then take your time perusing the adorable shops for souvenirs. Sandals are always great to bring home, but for an extra luxurious gift, pop into Ilias Lalaounis for a piece of jewelry guaranteed to make you feel like a Grecian goddess.
To cap off your day, sit down to a hearty meal. You’ll find authentic Greek dishes at Niko’s Taverna — dinner at this local staple is practically a rite of passage for visitors.
If you still have energy to burn after dinner, swing over to the Super Paradise Beach parties, which last until dawn.
Get up early for the breakfast buffet at the Mykonos Grand. Indulge in one of the specialty coffees or a glass of champagne, both of which are included in the lavish spread.
No trip to Greece is complete without a boating experience on the high seas. Book a small yacht cruise to Delos and Rhenia through Get Your Guide. First, you’ll sail to the pristine and uninhabited island of Rhenia. Snorkel and swim in the crystal-clear water of this secret paradise that’s only reachable by boat.
Next, it’s time for a delicious home-cooked lunch aboard your vessel before setting sail to the archaeological site of Delos. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most historically significant destinations in Greece. It’s often referred to as “the sacred island” or “the island of light” because it is said to be the mythological birthplace of twins Apollo (Greek god of the sun) and Artemis (goddess of the moon).
Take the guided tour and learn about the overwhelming array of ancient ruins. Top off your visit with a trip to the museum before returning to Mykonos.
Tonight, avoid the bustle of town and make reservations at low-key hot spot Hippie Fish. Conveniently located just steps from Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, this chic, open-air restaurant offers freshly caught seafood and front-row seats to one of the best sunsets on the island. The vibe here is magical.
Elevate your experience by booking a private dinner on the beach, the ultimate way to end your trip to this stunning island.