Mykonos is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Greek Islands. It is well-known for beautiful beaches, luxurious resorts, summer party atmosphere and wild nightlife. I spent a week on the island and indulged in delicious food, epic sunsets and some of the best parties I’ve ever been to. It's the ultimate destination for a whole lot of fun in the sun! This Mykonos travel guide is filled with travel tips to help you plan an incredible trip!


Many people find that Greece tends to be a lot less expensive than other European destinations, however, Mykonos tends to lean on the pricey side. Mykonos is famed for beautiful beaches, fantastic seafood, romantic resorts, and a crazy party scene. It is a popular tourist spot amongst the wealthy and many celebrities! While it’s an excellent honeymoon destination, the summer crowds tend to be young people looking for a good time.

Language: The official language is Greek, but English is widely spoken.

Currency: The Euro is used as currency (€). Currently, $1 U.S. dollar will get you €.86 in Euros.

As mentioned before, Mykonos is a bit pricier than other Greek islands, so plan to pay a premium at restaurants in the heart of Little Venice and for accommodation in central or beach areas.

Credit Cards and Banks: Most restaurants and hotels will accept credit/debit cards. Be sure to bring plenty of cash for small purchases and public transportation.

Climate: Hot dry summers and mild winter with constant winds.

Rainy season: Rain is very scarce in Mykonos, but showers can occur between Oct – April.

Dry season: Mid-May through Mid-October weather is sunny and beach-worthy.


Depending on your type of trip, I’d recommend staying close to town. I stayed at an apartment in Lakka Square which was located in the heart of Mykonos Town. This is where all of the shops and restaurants are located (including “Little Venice.”) You can stay closer to the beach, but you’ll likely pay a premium. Most beaches are just a few miles from the centre of town, so you can easily take a scooter to the beach for the day.

Transfers: Organize an airport transfer through your accommodation if you can. Taxis are reliable at the airport for a quick ride to town.