Discover the best things to do in Mykonos, and spend 48 hours on this chic and stylish Greek island. From tasting your way around the number of authentic Greek taverns to challenging yourself to an afternoon of watersports on Mykonos’ longest beach, Elia. In this ultimate weekend travel guide, we have planned out the perfect sun-kissed break that will help you experience the very best of Mykonos.
Day 1: Saturday – Things To Do In Mykonos
Start your day by renting a car and exploring the best of Mykonos on your own. With its rugged cliffs, hidden coves and endless stretches of sand, there is plenty to discover while driving around this island. Pack a picnic, and be sure to pull over and take in the spectacular panoramic views of the island every so often. If you head north by car, you can also reach Agios Sostis, considered a local secret beach ideal for swimming. With crystal clear water, hire a sunbed for around 6 euros and soak up the sun until you get hungry.
Now time for a spot of lunch and a coffee. Head to Bowl on Peripheral Road, highly rated on Tripadvisor and a great place to grab a smoothie and superfood bowl of goodness. This restaurant in Ornos, Mykonos, uses ingredients such as bee pollen and spirulina to create energy bowls. Choose from acai smoothie bowls to salmon poke or spicy Mexican.
Now recharged and ready to go, here are some unique things to do in Mykonos.
For the perfect holiday pic, visit the Mykonos’ famous windmills of Kato Mill. Built in the 16th century, they can be reached by a number of steps or can be enjoyed from afar.
As the sun begins to set, one of the best things to do in Mykonos is to visit Little Venice, an area of the town where you can watch the sunset over the Aegean Sea with a cocktail in hand.
As night falls, head to one of Mykonos’ many open-air clubs to dance the night away under the stars.
Day 2: Sunday – Attractions & Activities In Mykonos
On Sunday, make the most of the glorious weather by spending the whole day on one of Mykonos’ many beautiful beaches. Elia beach is a great option for those looking for an action-packed day, as it offers a wide range of watersports activities to choose from. Experience a bird’s eye view of the island and try parasailing for around 100 euros, or take on the waves and be prepared to get seriously wet as you try wakeboarding and wake surfing. Get your adrenalin pumping or simply relax on the white sandy beach.
When you start to get hungry, indulge in moussaka and feta salad at Farm N Sea. Authentic and highly rated, this Greek restaurant uses local ingredients such as farm picked lettuce and fennel along with Greek cheese and fresh fish to create a delicious seasonal menu.
Top tip: Ask for the catch of the day for an incredible seafood dish.
In the afternoon, take a stroll through the streets of Mykonos Town, where you’ll find quaint alleys and plenty of souvenir shops and boutiques. You can also visit Rarity Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in the centre of Mykonos that is now a hot spot for discovering up and coming international artists.
In the evening, you will find plenty of Greek taverns in Mykonos Town, where you can end your weekend on this stunning Greek island with one last meal and celebrate with a shot of Ouzo!
Now you know the best things to do in Mykonos, all that’s left is to book your flights!