At a glance
Party on the sand at one of the island's clubs
Go windsurfing on the breezy northern coast
Pick up handmade souvenirs in Mykonos Town
Destinations in Mykonos
Top things to See and Do in Mykonos
Pick a beach to suit your mood
She might be small compared to some of Greece's other islands, but Mykonos has her fair share of beautiful beaches – 25 to be exact. Sleepy coves are hiding in the north, and you can head south for lively drinking holes along the shore.
The big beach
A favourite with sun-worshippers by day, Super Paradise starts buzzing with a party spirit well before dusk. Expect to rub shoulders with millionaires and the odd celeb in swish cocktail bars. Dance the day away with the sand between your toes at a bash on the beach.
The secret beach
For less party and more peace, head north to the hidden beach of Agios Sostis. Accessed via a rocky path, it's an arc of golden sand washed by the azure Aegean Sea. The cherry on top is its panoramic view of rolling hills that fall away into the tranquil ocean.
A five-minute drive from Kalo Livadi are the whitewashed walls and cobbled streets of Ano Mera. The aroma of fresh bread drifts from bakeries selling tempting sticky treats. Every Sunday, the main square transforms into an open-air market, where stalls are stacked with local cheeses and colourful knick-knacks. Brush up on your bartering skills to get an authentic taste of local life.
The island's Little Venice is the place to go for leather accessories, low-key fashion boutiques and costume jewellery. There's also a smattering of traditional souvenir shops, so you can pick up an evil-eye glass charm to help you out if you're down on your luck.
To really treat yourself, pop into the designer shops along Mykonos Town's Matogliani Street. Or, head to Mavrogenous Street for a one-of-a-kind art piece to bring home. Jewellery fans will be in their element, too, with a wide range of little workshops selling intricately crafted bespoke pieces.
With its waterfront bars that like to play it cool rather than loud, Little Venice is a favourite with the in-crowd. There's a pick of tavernas and cafés, as well as postcard-perfect views of sherbet-coloured seafront townhouses. Order something refreshingly fizzy and get your camera ready for sunset.
During summer, the island doesn't sleep. Bass begins thumping at beach parties in the late afternoon and doesn't stop until the sun rises. Mykonos Town's got a couple of clubs and queer-friendly venues, but the life of the party's found in the beachfront super clubs. Expect to be dancing until dawn to live music from local DJs and internationally known stars.
A Greek take on kebabs, gyros are flatbreads wrapped around spit-roasted pork, juicy tomatoes and onions. They're finished with creamy tzatziki sauce, and you'll often find a few chips inside too.
A national dish that's veggie friendly, Fasolatha's a hearty white bean soup. Simple but packed with the flavours of Greece, it's made with crushed tomatoes and seasoned with thyme and bay leaves.
Sniff out your local bakery to try these sweet custard slices, made with flaky filo pastry and dusted with cinnamon – best eaten fresh from the oven.
These sticky doughnut-like balls are fried, covered in honey and topped with cinnamon or walnuts. They're served piled high in a big dish – because one's never enough.
After dinner, do as the locals do and order Tsipouro instead of ouzo. Similar to Italy's grappa, this boozy tipple's been around for centuries and might just knock your socks off.