Mykonos’ main attractions are the beaches. While you’ll find plenty to choose from, it’s worth scouting out the best. The most popular and coveted beach in the island is the idyllic Psarou Beach, fully equipped and offering full facilities, water activities and dining options to locals and tourists from around the world. Platys Gialos Beach has everything one could need: seclusion, sand, sea, and some excellent restaurants. The shallow bay also makes it a popular departure point for boat trips to the other surrounding islands. Paraga Beach is very family-friendly, with plenty of water sports on offer and activities for younger visitors.
If you’re visiting Mykonos with an aim to learn a little about its history, as well as topping up your tan, the island of Delos is a short boat trip away. This is where you’ll encounter the remarkably well-preserved Doric temples, markets, streets, and an amphitheatre. Legend has it that this is the birthplace of the Greek god Apollo; thus,the island held a deep religious significance for the Ancient Greeks. It’s also the home to the Terrace of the Lions. Built around 600 BC, these stone lions face east towards the Sacred Lake, which they are thought to guard according to legend.