By Darren Griffiths

6 Reasons To Visit Mykonos In 2023

15th March 2023

Last updated on April 23rd, 2023 at 07:30 am

Mykonos is one of Greece‘s most famous holiday islands and attracts millions of people from all the widths and lengths of the earth.

Greece has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, attracting visitors from all over the world in both Summer and Winter, thanks to the country’s fast growth in tourism over the previous several decades. 

Mykonos is well known for being a “party island,” yet there is no doubt that it has something to offer everyone. There’s more to Mykonos than its well-known party scene, such as its breathtaking scenery, which includes blue-painted homes, crystal blue waters, and gorgeous beaches.

The “island of the winds,” as it is known, is a luxurious holiday destination. Still wondering about visiting Mykonos this summer? Here are 6 main reasons why this incomparable island should be on your bucket list!

Party Nightlife Scene


Maybe you have heard about places that never sleep. Mykonos is definitely one of them as it’s the ideal spot for staying up late and partying all day at the numerous beach bars. Music and dancing are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you just have to be in a ‘‘party’’ mood and ready to experience the vibes. 

There are obviously a lot of nightclubs here. The narrow streets of Little Venice begin to fill up with tourists in the evenings, and the bustling nightlife scene begins. From all-day cafés with live DJs to British pubs blaring music till the early hours of the morning, there are places to satisfy all kinds of music. Live settings are performed by famous DJs from all over the world, just make sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time!

Amazing Beaches

mykonos beaches

Whether you choose to party on the beach or simply relax and enjoy the greek sun, Mykonos has plenty of options for you.

All of the island’s beaches offer crystal clear waters and lovely sands that make you feel like you’re in paradise.

If you’re traveling with your kids, there are many ideal beaches for families like Ornos Beach. It sits in the heart of the city and is surrounded by various bars and restaurants. 

If you enjoy dancing and partying, there are numerous beaches where parties begin at 4 p.m. every day, such as Elia, Platys Gialos and Paradise beach.

Picturesque Little Venice

mykonos little venice

Little Venice is a stunning area of Mykonos that should not be missed. As the name implies, the area is reminiscent of Venice, Italy, combining the beauty of classic architecture and white buildings with the natural charm of the sea. The area is also known as Alefkantra, and it has long been a popular destination for both international visitors and locals.

Little Venice is also well-known for its sunsets. In fact, it is one of the best places in the area to watch the sunset. You can spend a relaxing afternoon by the sea or take a boat tour to get a different perspective. Remember to bring your camera because the entire area is really astonishing.

Deluxe Villas

mykonos villas

There is no doubt that the “island of winds” is a place full of luxury & style and its accommodations are no exception. You could arrange your stay at countless resorts or hotels with great facilities for any taste.

You have the chance to rent one of the many unique Mykonos villas available, which offer privacy, uninterrupted views to the Aegean sea and bespoke services like catering, transfer, beauty amenities or special event planning.

Mouth-watering Food


Greek food really doesn’t need an introduction. Local food is a unique culinary journey that you should have the chance to experience. 

Mykonos cuisine is based on Mediterranean flavors & ingredients, offering almost any type of food that you can desire: either fine dining in luxurious restaurants with well-known chefs or traditional street food like “gyros”, the final choice is depending on your mood and wallet!

As Mykonos is a Greek island, most of the restaurants and local tavernas serve the famous Greek specialities like moussaka, tomato salad, tzatziki or feta, numerous vegetables and of course top-class seafood.

Speaking of seafood, it is true that all the greek islands offer plenty of options including fresh fish, different kinds of shells, squid & octopus, shrimps and many others.

Last but not least, you should definitely taste as many local food options as possible, such as Louza (spicy deli meat) or sausages, ksinotiro or kopanisti which are soft cheeses, almond cake or amygdalota for the dessert lovers.

Limitless Shopping Therapy


Are you addicted to shopping? Well, Mykonos is considered to be a paradise for shoppers with its countless alternatives for every taste. Either you are interested in high-end brands and well-known fashion designers or in local souvenirs & artifacts to remind you of your holidays, there are plenty of options for everyone.

The majority of the shops remain open until midnight, so there is always time for your shopping regardless of your busy daily plans. Every place on the island has its own market but Mykonos capital town(Chora) offers the most choices which can definitely satisfy your needs in every aspect.