The Greek island of Mykonos is one of the most recognizable vacation destinations on the planet. With the brilliance of sea and sky as a backdrop, its beaches, sights and fun-loving ambience attract visitors from across the globe.
Mykonos, depending on the season, can be buzzing with activity, or at other times, peaceful. Whatever the season, it's an ideal place to explore, appreciate the local history, have long lazy lunches by the beach, and enjoy exciting night life by the main harbor at night. Luxury vacation rentals and comfortable beach villas abound. Stay in Mykonos Town, also known as Chora, on the eastern coast, or head across the island’s western coast where the most popular beaches lie.
Mykonos visitors can choose from among private beachfront villas, luxury rental homes or five-star hotels that have evolved as resort communities with luxury spas, fine dining facilities and non-stop activity.
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First-time visitors to Mykonos are enchanted by the visual, but it's the cadence of life that epitomizes its appeal. Creature comforts abound, but natural beauty and the variety of activities are the stimuli.
It doesn't take long to get into a groove in Mykonos, and relaxation and excitement exist in equal measure. Mykonos is also uniquely welcoming to the LGBT community. Beach house rentals can easily accommodate large groups or families, and there are dozens of smaller villas that are ideal for romantic getaways.
WIMCO Villas maintains a roster of vacation rentals and villas for rent in all categories. Our vacation consultants will help you tailor a vacation to meet your individual needs and preferences, whether it's your first trip to the island or you return to Mykonos regularly. We are certain that you'll find Mykonos charming; but we can also help you plan for visits to other Greek islands.
Rental opportunities for beach houses and beachfront villas run the gamut from "see and be seen" destinations like "Little Venice," rentals in the heart of town or on the southern coast.
Paradise Beach is where nude sunbathing is all the rage. Kalafatis beach, with its string of trees that provide welcome shade, is a good spot for families to spend a day, with enough breeze to keep cool, or even to try windsurfing.
On Mykonos beaches, there are plenty of taverns and eateries, or you can pack a lunch, stake a spot to plant a beach umbrella, and do nothing. In the evening, enjoy the sunset from your private patio, or head into town to party until dawn.
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There are numerous luxury hotels in Mykonos, and many offer villa rentals with up to six or more bedrooms, as well as upscale rooms in resort surroundings. If you enjoy the ultimate in personal services, WIMCO vacation planners will help you choose a 5-Star resort with exactly the combination of services that you desire, in the location that best suits your interests.
You can find 5 star hotels in the bustling harbor village of Mykonos Town, as well as in other villages on the island's more remote coasts. Each of. fers a unique brand of luxury, and extraordinary service
Some of the most popular resorts on the island include Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge; the luxury resort collection of Santa Marina; Kensho, with villas in Ornos and Psarrou; Cavotagoo, Myconian Korali, Grace Mykonos, and Mykonos Grand Hotel and Resort.
While each luxury hotel or 5-Star Resort has a unique personality and a wealth of attractions, the truth is that not everyone is attracted by the same amenities. Staying at a resort provides an opportunity to enjoy unparalleled comfort, fine food and drink, a variety of activities and a tantalizing daily routine. Privacy is assured and you'll enjoy extraordinary service at any one of the fine resort properties on Mykonos.
However, if you're traveling with friends or a large family group, a private luxury villa offers additional privacy with a bit more scheduling flexibility and personal convenience. WIMCO vacation specialists can arrange for a private chef and housekeeping staff and arrange island transportation, even a chauffeur. We'll be happy to book reservations at clubs and restaurants, plan local excursions, or leave you to your own devices to enjoy a vacation in your own way.
We'll arrange for transportation and luggage handling from your home to Mykonos, and help you settle in to the vacation experience of a lifetime, with an offer to stock the refrigerator at your villa with your favorite food and wines!
Also known as the "island of winds," Mykonos is characterized by whitewashed buildings with colorful doors and trim, stunningly beautiful flowers, cobblestone paths, friendly people, and an exuberance for life that is inescapable.
The windmills are the iconic symbols of this distinctive island. Constructed by 16th-Century Venetians to mill flour, they remained in use until early in the 20th Century. Today, some have been repurposed as homes or for other purposes, including museums.
It's a distinctive destination in the southern Aegean Sea, one of the primary ports of Mediterranean and Greek island cruises, and a great destination for history buffs and lovers of sea, sun and sand. It's a perfect choice for a week-long stay in a private villa or beach house rental.
The Greek islands, situated in the southern Aegean at the eastern end of the Mediterranean, enjoy approximately 300 days of sunshine each year, rain is possible from September through May.
Winters are generally mild, but temperatures may dip into the 50s, and the water is often considered too chilly for swimming. Although there may be no bad time to visit Mykonos and Santorini, another fabled Greek island destination, many tourists prefer September and October, when crowds tend to thin, and the water is still warm.
Spring is also popular. June, July and August attract the summer crowds, and that is exactly why many people choose to visit at that time. If relaxation is your primary goal, try the spring or fall seasons.
Many international carriers fly to Mykonos, Greece, and local airlines land at Mykonos Airport from most major European cities. North American travelers may book flights with Lufthansa, British Airways, Swiss International Airlines, Air France, Alitalia and others.
There are also ferries from mainland Greece to the island, if you combine a trip to Greece with an extended stay on the island. WIMCO vacation planners are knowledgeable about routes and scheduling, and will be pleased to help you plan your trip.
We also will make arrangements for airport transfers and baggage handling, both in your home city and at your European destination. WIMCO can also arrange private charter air service from any destination to Mykonos.
Greece welcomes American and Canadian visitors with passports valid for at least six months following a planned trip. Visits of 90 days or less do not require a visa.
Mykonos is known for beaches and its party vibe, with music and DJs on the beach offering dance parties that last until dawn.
Best Known Beaches: They include Paradise Beach and Super Paradise, but there are other seaside areas that include both fine sand beaches and craggy shoreline to explore. They include Psarrou, Ornos and Korfos, Platys Gialos, Paraga, Elia, and Agios Ioannis. If you want to spend your days in the sun, there's ample choice and opportunity.
Visit Delos: With a minimum of half a day to spare, you can visit the World Heritage Site known as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Even if Greek mythology isn't your thing, you'll be transported to a mesmerizing ancient center of Athenian civilization. There's an excellent museum there.
Tour Panagia Paraportiani: Mykonos is said to be home to 365 churches, and they are dotted all across the island. This one is famous for its decorations that date to the Middle Ages. It's actually a complex of five churches, and its simple whitewashed exterior is silhouetted against spectacular views of the sea beyond.
The Windmills: You've seen the pictures, but you'll gain a new perspective when you stand next to one of the five centuries-old windmills of Kato Myli that overlook Little Venice. While you're there, plan to visit the Mykonos Agricultural Museum. It's free.
Little Venice: A neighborhood of Mykonos Town, this might become your favorite hangout on the island. It's filled with tavernas (bars), cafes, shops, nightclubs, interesting homes and public spaces. It's also filled with people most hours of the day and night. Plan to spend at least one night there.
Perhaps a better question is one that you should ask yourself is “what does my ideal day look like”, then share your dreams with WIMCO’s seasoned concierge team who will then take care of the details.
From scheduling to coordinating flights and other travel needs to stocking your rental vacation villa with food and beverages of your choice, to making dinner reservations are the hottest restaurant in Mykonos Town, the goal is not only seamless planning and execution, but a personalized vacation that satisfies every dream you've held of what a vacation experience should be. Did we mention, WIMCO’s concierge services are complementary when you book your villa with us?
Make a checklist: Would you enjoy a private sail around the island? A gourmet meal prepared especially for you on the patio of your luxury rental villa? A pair of rental jet skis reserved for your use during the day? A waterfront table for a romantic dinner; then a sunrise breakfast on the beach after a night of dancing?
The vacation planning team at WIMCO can make it all happen! Our complimentary concierge service at vacation destinations around the world is dedicated to making your special dreams come true. Contact us and let’s start planning your Mykonos dream vacation.