Mykonos Island: Top Things to Do in Mykonos

Mykonos Island is just one of the must-see islands of Greece! The coast is lush with people, architecture, and food. There are plenty of things to do in Mykonos, but even just walking through the town feels like an adventure.

Your day will never feel wasted simply sitting on a bench and watching the boats in the harbor. But I do recommend you at least try one of the things on my list!

white chapel in front of Paralia Agios Sostis beach

American Living in Germany: Know Before You Go

Mykonos is a small, beautiful island in the Aegean Sea, and perfect for a long weekend getaway!

But if you’re planning a long European vacation, I recommend just a couple days in Mykonos. There are so many islands and places to visit in Greece! And if you really want to hit up all the hot spots, consider taking a cruise.

Never taken a cruise before? Check out my guide to plan the best cruise vacation!

Mini horse on mykonos island greece

As always, remember to bring your tourist passport when you travel. Your SOFA passport allows you to live in Germany, but it doesn’t give you the same travel rights as an EU citizen.

Are you PCSing to Germany soon? Learn more about your SOFA passport in our PCS Arrival guide!

Also, many beaches attached to restaurants or clubs will require payment for access. There are some that you can visit for free, but they may be a little more inconvenient to reach. More on than in a bit!

The beach harbor in downtown Mykonos Island

Where to Eat in Mykonos

While seafood lovers will get their fill, Mykonos Island also offers lamb, chicken, beef, and pork, all marinated in various spices and served with your favorite carbs. And late into the night, you can continue the party at a seaside club to soak up the views.

Lobster. pasta at raya restaurant in downtown mykonos island


Mussels, fried calamari, fresh catch of the day, beer, wine, grilled chicken, lamb shank, lobster…it’s all great, but the staff makes this restaurant the right choice. They’re pleasant, quick, and happy to have you! And if they offer you island shots at the end of the meal, your answer is always yes (it’s on the house).

180 Degrees Sunset Bar has one of the best views in Mykonos

180 Degrees Sunset Bar

As you can probably guess from the name, this bar has an incredible view of Mykonos Island, complete with sofas, beanbag chairs, and swings.

Make the hike up to 180 Degree Sunset Bar for appetizers and cocktails with a sunset view! But get there way before the sunset crowd so you can actually find a seat. And stay all night as the DJ plays a mix of deep house and electronic music.

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Best Mykonos Beaches

These are a couple beaches I recommend visiting if you just want to relax.

Walking down the cliff to Paralia Agios Sostis beach

Paralia Agios Sostis

Paralia Agios Sostis is great for a quiet day at the beach, but you’ll need a car to get there. It’s one of the more secluded Mykonos beaches you can visit.

If you want some relief from the sun, bring an umbrella – you won’t find any shade. And fair warning: you may see a couple nudists walking around!

Looking for quiet beaches? Check out Thessaloniki!

While you’re at Agios Sostis, you should go to KiKi’s Tavern. It’s very popular, so make a reservation when you arrive and then go chill at the beach!

Then, before your reservation approaches, I recommend sending someone from your group to the restaurant to check the status of your table.

Eating at Ftelia Beach Club in Mykonos Greece

Paralia Ftelias

Paralia Ftelias is another quieter, relaxed beach. Depending on where you stay, it’s a quick drive or a healthy walk (it was around a 30 minute walk from Mykonos Dream Villas).

While you’re there, you can eat at the Ftelia Beach Club. It’s a great spot to have a refreshing bite and a cocktail while looking out at the cove.

Best Clubs in Mykonos

Mykonos beaches are a great place to party all day and night!

Enjoy music on the beaches in Mykonos

Lohan Beach House

It may seem unusual to pay to visit the beach, but trust me, it’s worth it – you’ll get a recliner, a shade umbrella, food and beverage service, and access to working restrooms. Plus, there are options available for large groups, as well as a DJ.

Club Cavo Paradiso

There is no shortage of things to do after dark in Mykonos! Cavo Paradiso sits on the side of a hill with an amazing view of the sea.

The island attracts all kinds of DJs and nightlife talent, so stop by the club and dance until the sun rises.

Walking through the warm waters of Lohan beach club in mykonos greece

Frequently Asked Questions about Things to Do in Mykonos

If you still have questions, let me know in the comments!

Where are the best beaches in Mykonos?

It depends on what you want from your beach experience! There are essentially two types of beaches in Mykonos: beaches with DJs and beaches without. Quieter beaches are Agios Sostis Beach, Paralia Ftelias, and Agrari Beach (which also has a bar and restaurant).

If you prefer a beach with a DJ, check out Alemagou Beach Bar & Restaurant and Lohan. If you really want to party, visit Super Paradise Beach Club or Cavo Paradiso Club Mykonos.

Almost anywhere you eat in Mykonos will have a view of the ocean

Where is the best Mykonos nightlife?

If you’re looking to party ’til the sun comes up, visit Super Paradise Beach Club and Cavo Paradiso Club Mykonos! When I went to Paradiso, I was there from 2 to 6 a.m. dancing through the break of dawn.

I suggest looking up which DJs are playing at the different clubs before you go. I was lucky enough to see Steve Aoki, one of the more popular DJs that play in Mykonos. Be prepared stand shoulder to shoulder with party goers from around the world.

Where is the best place to stay in Mykonos?

Just like the beaches, you can’t really go wrong! We stayed at Mykonos Dream Villas because it was secluded, private, and quiet. This was important to us because it didn’t mean party noises all day and night! They served breakfast every morning by the pool, and we were walking distance to the beach. I highly recommend it.

Aerial views of Mykonos Dream villas in Greece

Relax on the Mykonos Beaches!

Whatever you decide to do in Mykonos, just make sure to relax and enjoy yourself. It’s a vacation, after all!

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