Mykonos Honeymoon Guide
Mykonos – the most glamorous and expensive of all the Greek Islands – boasts everything you need for a perfect Greek island honeymoon or romantic getaway.
Discover picturesque white-washed houses and blue-domed churches, classy boutique shopping, exciting nightlife, a cosmopolitan (some would say hedonistic) atmosphere and a selection of long sandy beaches ranging from family friendly and cosmopolitan to secluded and clothing-optional.
Get lost in the labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets that meander through the cubist charms of Chora (Old Mykonos town).
This traditional Cycladic town sprawls across a hillside overlooking a picture-perfect harbour and is characterised by white-washed houses with flat roofs and blue wooden doors.
Stroll through the traffic-free heart of Chora beneath balconies overflowing with bougainvilleas and geraniums, stopping off at cafes, restaurants and classy jewellery and fashion boutiques along the way.
Don’t miss the 18th century Church of the Panagia Paraportiani, a white-washed complex of four chapels, considered to be a national monument and recognised as a highpoint of Cycladic architecture.
Visit the exhibition of sculptures, vases and figurines from the nearby islands of Delos and Rhenia at the Archaeological Museum and admire traditionally thatched windmills that stand on a hill overlooking the picturesque waterfront district of Little Venice.
The former fishing district of Little Venice has been transformed into a fashionable nightspot crammed with trendy cafes, tavernas, restaurants, bars and quaint old houses offering chic accommodation – perfect for honeymoon couples.
Just 8km to the north and located close to the old fishing village of Ano Mera sits the impressive 16th century Tourliani Monastery, home to a collection of famous religious artefacts.
Just a short boat ride away sits the uninhabited island of Delos (above photo). Stroll through ancient sanctuaries and temples to experience some of Greece’s ancient history and culture.
The rolling dry interior of Mykonos is fringed with a choice of lovely beaches: try the family friendly Agios Stefanos, Ornos and Platis Gialos beaches or party hard at the clothing-optional Paradiso Beach – Greece's number one open-air seaside clubbing venue.
Mykonos offers a huge choice of accommodation options in Mykonos Town as well in the various beachside resorts, including the following 5-star resorts…
Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort
Location: Agios Ioannis Beach, Mykonos
Ave nightly price: AUD850 per room
Description: Located right on Agios Ioannis Beach, Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort provides 5-star, boutique accommodations set amidst cobble paths overlooking Delos Island. It includes a health center and features fine dining in stylish settings. Rooms and suites at Mykonos Grand combine the cube-shaped Cycladic architecture with the soothing interior décor. They come with a satellite LCD TV, DVD player and iPod docking station. All units open out to balconies or patios with sea, garden or pool views. Guests can enjoy fresh seafood, grilled specialties and other Mediterranean flavors either at the open-air dining room or by the pool offering panoramic sea views. The White Bar is ideal for a glass of champagne in a minimalist setting featuring an outdoor terrace. Althea Spa Centre offers a wide variety of natural treatments based on traditional Greek techniques. Guests can spend relaxing moments by the pool featuring private areas, while a state-of-the-art gym and a tennis court are also available. The cosmopolitan center of Mykonos Town is about 2.5 miles from the resort. The island’s port and airport are both 3 miles away. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout and free on-site parking is available.
Location: Mykonos City
Ave nightly price: AUD589 per room
Description: Located 300 metres from the lively Mykonos Town, Boheme features a free-form pool and a furnished sun terrace with unobstructed sea view. It has a poolside snack bar and a restaurant, and offers air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi. The suites of Boheme open to a balcony or terrace enjoying views over the Aegean Sea. They are equipped with satellite TV and a fridge. Each features a seating area and a private bathroom stocked with hairdryer and bathrobes. A la carte breakfast is served daily in the guestrooms or on the terrace, while guests can also enjoy a variety of beverages and drinks at the snack bar by the pool. Mediterranean dishes can also be enjoyed at the on-site restaurant for lunch or dinner. Staff at the front desk can arrange car rental and can provide information on excursions in the area. A transfer from and to the airport is provided upon request and at extra charge. Boheme is situated 2 km from the Old Port of Mykonos and 4 km from the new port. Mykonos Airport is 2 km away, while the famous Psarrou Beach is at a distance of 3.5 km. Free private parking is possible on site.
Nissaki Boutique Hotel
Location: Platis Yialos Beach, Mykonos
Ave nightly price: AUD490 per room
Description: Built with an exceptional view of Psarou Beach, Nissaki Boutique Hotel enjoys an ideal location on the island of Mykonos. It overlooks the blue Aegean Sea, and is within a short walk of sandy Platis Gialos beach. The hotel showcases an exterior sea-view swimming pool, an exterior hot tub, massage and water sports and an open-air restaurant. Recreational amenities at Nissaki Hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness facility. Hotel Nissaki also has a bar lounge, and a coffee shop – café. The guest rooms at the Nissaki Boutique Hotel, decorated with whitewashed walls and multi-colored stone floor tiles, are well furnished and comfortable, each with satellite TVs, bathroom amenities, CD and DVD players and private sea-view balcony. Hotel Nissaki also has free Wi-Fi internet access, and provides complimentary transportation services to its guests.
Anax Resort and Spa
Location: Agios Ioannis, Mykonos
Ave nightly price: AUD413 per room
Description: Boasting a seafront location in Agios Ioannis in Mykonos, Anax Resort ideally blends Cycladic architecture with modern amenities. Facilities include a superb spa centre offering an abundance of beauty treatments, indoor and outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant serving fine Mediterranean cuisine. Stylish and spacious, the bright units at Anax Resort and Spa open to a balcony and patio with magnificent views of the sea. Some feature their very own private pool. Each boasts an elegant bathroom stocked with a spa bath and shower, while free toiletries are also offered. A smart TV is available in every unit. Air conditioning comes standard. Guests will find a fully equipped gym within the premises. The services that can be enjoyed at the spa centre range from hammam and sauna to rejuvenating massages and facial treatments. The poolside bar offers lounge-style sunbeds and a wide variety of premium cocktails. Other options include a lobby bar and a snack bar. Free WiFi is available throughout. The cosmopolitan centre of Mykonos, boasting an array of exclusive boutiques and high-profile bars and restaurants, lies within approximately 4.5 km of Anax Resort and Spa. The lively Psarou Beach is at 4 km. Mykonos Airport is 5 km away. Free private parking is possible on site.
Mykonos Princess Hotel
Location: Agios Stefanos, Mykonos
Ave nightly price: AUD404 per room
Description: Mykonos Princess Boutique Hotel is located within walking distance of the sandy Beach of Agios Stefanos. It features a magnificent sea view pool, modern rooms with luxury amenities, and a Greek contemporary restaurant. The rooms of Mykonos Princess all feature free internet access and they each include a satellite LCD TV, a minibar and a safe. Most of the rooms have a furnished sea-view balcony or terrace. The wellness center features a gym. It also provides facial and beauty treatments, and massages upon request. A la carte breakfast is served daily in the dining and pool area. The hotel’s restaurant serves modern Greek cuisine in a romantic poolside setting. Guests can also enjoy a drink at the pool bar with views of Mykonos Town and Delos island. Mykonos Airport is 4.8 km from Mykonos Princess. The picturesque town of Mykonos is less than a 10-minute drive away. Free on-site parking is available.
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The best time to honeymoon in Mykonos is during the first two weeks of September when the excessive summer heat has passed, the seawater is still warm, the crowds have dissipated and all the facilities are still operational.
The summer crowds of July and August are best avoided. You’ll also find a less bustling but equally enjoyable Mykonos by visiting during spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October).
The climate of Mykonos is typically Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot, dry summers. The average summer temperature is 28°C but can reach the upper 30s.
The Mediterranean is not comparable with the South Pacific or the Caribbean – the water is cooler and the sand typically coarser. As part of the European Union, the beaches in Greece are regularly tested for water quality.
For more climate info: Mykonos Weather Guide…
Mykonos is the most visited of the Cyclades island group, which comprises Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Ios and Mykonos, plus a number of smaller islands. The Cyclades are located in the Aegean Sea, south-east of mainland Greece.
High-speed catamarans make the journey from Pireaus to Mykonos in three hours. Time-pressed couples can fly direct to Mykonos, with daily flights from Athens taking around 40 minutes.
Information on how to get to Mykonos…
Latest update Mykonos honeymoon destination: 31 May, 2017