Book a luxury holiday on Mykonos, Greece's answer to Ibiza
The island of the winds
Mykonos was once a major trading port and the gateway between the west and the east, attracting traders because the calm sea and helpful winds made for easy sailing and docking, hence the name. These days, however, you’re far more likely to encounter a full moon party on a gorgeous sandy beach and world class DJs than a market filled with exotic silks and spices.
The new Ibiza?
Ibiza has the reputation of being the world’s number one party island, but those in the know go to Mykonos instead. There are only a few venues, but the island still manages to attract some of the biggest musical talent, with Calvin Harris and Richie Hawtin having played here. There’s also a thriving LGBT scene on Mykonos, with plenty of events and club nights being put on especially for gay people, although these are inclusive and welcoming, no matter what your sexuality is.
Be a beach bum
Spend your days relaxing and recovering from the night before on one of Mykonos' world-famous golden beaches and have a swim in the glinting azure sea. If you want a secluded spot, head to the north of the island and on to Foko beach. There are some rocks to scramble over, but these prevent too many tourists from discovering this hidden gem, so you can soak up the rays in peace. To join the cool crowd, put on your most stylish beachwear and go to Kalo Livadi beach. This beach has plenty of sunbeds, several incredible restaurants and is a favourite with everyone from the local hipsters to celebrities like Kate Winslet, who visits regularly.
Mykonos is the perfect size to explore on foot
For a small island, Mykonos has lots to keep you busy during the day. Stroll around Mykonos town to see the whitewashed, blue-roofed buildings the island is famous for, then head to Little Venice – a row of buildings hanging over the sea - for something to eat at one of the award-winning gourmet restaurants.
Mykonos is the place to be for the discerning party goer who wants to go to the best parties in beautiful surroundings. Sign up to our website to access exclusive deals on luxury Mykonos holidays and book up for a thrilling break you’ll never forget.