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Beyond the clubbing scene: 10 best things to do in Mykonos

By Steph Loseby   21 June 2023

There is so much more to Mykonos than its justifiably vibrant nightlife. A multicultural melting pot of traditional charm, ancient history and sublime beaches, a Mykonos yacht charter promises to provide an unforgettable vacation filled with excitement and relaxation. 

For all the glamour and glitter that the Greek island flaunts, it offers just as much natural beauty and traditional scenery that you can see for yourself on your next Mediterranean yacht charter vacation.

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Set amongst the idyllic Cyclades archipelago, Mykonos was first discovered by the bohemian travelers of the 1960s before becoming renowned for its cosmopolitan, vivacious atmosphere. The heart of the island is the place to indulge in the vibrant social scene but as soon as you step out of the center of it all you will find traditional villages, quaint restaurants and remote beaches which remain a stark change of pace from the busy main town of Hora. 

Read on to discover the best things to do in Mykonos, beyond the clubbing scene. 

1. Explore the weaving streets of Hora

Mykonos’ main town Hora is the perfect introduction to Greek island life. Made up of winding streets filled with high-end boutique stores, lively cafes and top restaurants that create the perfect atmosphere for any special occasion with family and friends. Venture further out from the heart of the town and you will discover quaint streets and quieter corners where you can fully immerse yourself in the island’s vibe and catch a glimpse of some of Mykonos’s most picturesque streets. 

2. Admire the famous windmills

The icons of the island, the seven windmills that silently overlook Hora’s harbor are a must-see when visiting the island during your luxury Greece yacht charter. Take a short walk from the comfort of your superyacht and up the small hill on which they perch, from here you can enjoy the island's beauty in all its glory. The views create the perfect backdrop for a romantic picture as you admire one of Mykonos’ best sunset views.

3. Go back in time at the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

woman standing outside the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

A great pastime for history and culture lovers, this museum showcases a variety of ancient objects collected from the island overtime. Based in Hora, the museum is also home to a spectacular marble torso of Hercules dating back to the 2nd century BCE. 

4. Discover the beautiful underwater world

From shipwrecks to underwater caves, Mykonos has an abundance of diving opportunities amidst its sparkling blue waters. The beauty of a luxury yacht charter means you can dive from the comfort of your own yacht and explore the fascinating marine life as you please. Begin your dive from Paradise Beach and immerse yourself in the beauty of Mykonos’s waters, you definitely won’t be disappointed with what you find. 

5. Explore the uninhabited island of Delos

2 km off the west coast of Mykonos, the sacred island of Delos is at the top of your to-do list when it comes to exploring this Greek island. Known to be the birthplace of the twins of myth Apollo and Artemis, Delos is some of the most beautiful architectural wonders which deserve a moment of your time. From temples to treasuries, there is plenty to discover here. 

6. Hike or cycle through Mykonos’s tiny villages

village church in Mykonons, Ano Mera

There are a handful of tiny villages across Mykonos that provide the perfect backdrop for an afternoon hike or cycle ride. Made up of hilly landscapes and unforgettable scenery, Mykonos’s long roads are sublime for those that enjoy walking and cycling under the warm Mediterranean sunshine. Why not cycle to the white-washed Tourliani Monastery, Ano Mera? A favorite for those seeking beautiful architecture or interested in Mykonos culture. 

7. Visit the Rarity Gallery

Situated on the edge of the old town of Hora, the Rarity gallery is located within a historic manor house that boasts the exhibitions of top contemporary painting, photography and design. If you’re a lover of art and gorgeous architecture, this is the place for you! 

8. Explore Mykonos’ many fantastic beaches

Whether you’re looking for a tranquil golden sandy beach or something a little more upbeat, Mykonos has a bay that will suit you and your charter party's needs. Partying crowds tend to head towards the south coast beaches so for those in search of a quieter feel head to Agios Sostis. Away from tourists and booming beach clubs, this bay’s main focus is its soft sand and blue waters where you can kick back and relax in total peace. 

9. Make the most of your yachts watersports collection

man on jetski in Mykonos

On days when the winds preclude, your dedicated crew can pull out the water toys and you can turn the Mediterranean into your own private playground. Explore the surrounding areas on a Kayak or paddleboard or zip across the water on jet skis for hours of entertainment and laughter, a popular pastime for those enjoying a Greece yacht charter

10. Taste the dishes of a traditional taverna

Most beaches have lovely little traditional tavernas where you can sample the most delightful range of Mediterranean cuisine, fine wines and fresh fish. Reward your explorations with a drink at a waterside restaurant, M-eating is an island favorite where you can soak up spectacular views with a refreshing glass of wine in hand. 

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