Mykonos is famous for its sandy beaches and intense nightlife. World-renowned DJs play is bars and clubs by night and party-goers recover in the crystal clear sea during the day.
The main town is officially called Mykonos but it is known as Chora, meaning 'town', to distinguish it from the whole island. It has a maze of narrow, windy streets designed to confuse pirates. The other important area is nearby historic Delos Island with its ruined ancient settlement, now part of UNESCO's World's Cultural Heritage.
The permanent population of Mykonos is about 9,000 people but this increases massively during tourist season - the total tourist number in a year reaches a million, most of them in August.
Mykonos can be reached by air from Athens daily or by ferry from many ports on the mainland or other islands, including Piraeus near Athens. Delos Island is a short ferry ride from Mykonos, but is closed on Mondays.
Tours & Tickets
Mykonos Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Little Venice, Kalafati Beach and Panagia Tourliani Monastery
When your cruise docks in the Mykonos port, see the best of the town on a private shore excursion. Enjoy some of the best views of Mykonos and its surroundings ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
While you’re in port in Mykonos, head out on a private shore excursion to enjoy the best of the island, from traditional houses to historical wonders. Explore ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Go island hopping in Greece on an unforgettable 5-day tour from Athens, taking in the islands of Syros, Mykonos and Santorini. In between ferry cruises from ... Read more
Duration: 5 days (approx.)