The Mykonos Guide
Mykonos, a favourite destination for wealthy tourists and the LGBTQ community. Filled with picturesque scenes. From beautiful white beaches and crystal blue seas to the celebs on the coast.
Enjoy anything from seaside taverns to gourmet restaurants. Discover traditional Greek dishes like kopanisti partnered with some great wine and of course a variety of international cusine.
The party scene here includes a variety of bars and clubs that welcome people from all walks of life. Watch a drag show, party into the early hours of the morning, or have a chilled one in a lounge bar.
Tribe's Mykonos Key Facts
The vibe – Open and energetic
The talking points – Sunsets and DJs
Currency – Euro €
Airport – Mykonos
Language – Greek
Famous for – The beautiful towns and the gay scene
Risks – Always get a licensed taxi after a late night
Most famous resident – Leonardo Di Caprio
Considered the Ibiza of Greece, Mykonos is renownedfor the glitz, the glamour, and being a great place to visit for the LGBTQcommunity. Here you have so much to choose from, so we’ll help you out alittle. Dine organic at Nice ’n’ easy restaurant and taste the fresh Greekgrown dishes, cool down with an ice cream at Kayak Ice cream share yourInstagram-able black cones.
Located on Psarou Beach is the most famous (and expensive) beach bar on the island of Mykonos,Nammos. Here you could bump into the rich and famous, but you’ll be expected topay €130 for a couple of sunbeds, if you’re wantingsomething more reasonable, there’s a snack bar and sunbeds you can rent justnext door.
Mykonos by Day
Mykonos is beautifully bright, filled with whitewashed houses, golden sand and the beautiful Aegean sea. Take a walk and along one ofthe most popular beaches in Mykonos, Kavo Livadi. Here you can swim,sunbathe, and enjoy a cocktail at Solymar a popular watering-hole forinternational celebrities.Pop down a couple cobbled streetsfrom Solymar and you’ll discover the village Ano Mera, where you can visittaverns, an ancient church and PanaghiaTourliani. For some more culture visit the iconic windmills (Kato Myli), or ifyou have some time out from sitting on the beach with a cocktail visit thenearby island of Delos. This little island can be visited by ferry, once thereligious capital Delos is open depending on the season.
Mykonos by Night
Start early at SuperParadise Beach and dance whilst the sunsets across the ocean, asyou listen to the latest dance hits mixed with traditional Greekmusic. Another stunning beach with active nightlife is the Paragabeach, complete with restaurants and bars making it the ideal spotto relax during the day and party into the wee hours of themorning. If you’re looking for something a little more laid-back, head toScorpios on Paraga beach. Here you can dine and have a somewhat tame night witha couple of drinks on a canopy, or use it as your pre-club bar.Alternatively, for something relaxing there’s Little Venice -Galeraki has a beaut upstairs terrace with a wide sea view. Saving the besttill last, The Cavo Paradisio. An open air mega club that will keep youdancing and sipping on cocktails even as the sun rises.
Take a walk through the white cubed houses and down the cobbled roads,visit the boutiques, cafes and traditional shops. Head to one of the manybeaches in Mykonos, from the family friendly Agios Ioannis and Kapari to theparty beaches like Ornos, Platys Gialos. Looking for activities? Kalafatis is agreat beach for all water sports like windsurfing, diving, kayaking and more.For something more relaxed and refined head east to Psarou.
See Greek culture, check out Little Venice for great jewellery andcheesy souvenirs. Visit the incredible galleries like the Art and Soul Galleryand Rarity, filled with quirky art you’ll want to get a snapshot of.With plenty of bars to choose from here are a few of our favourites; Paradise beach, Queen of Mykonos, Aigli, and the Piano bar for live music andcheap shots.
Hotels in Mykonos
Paradise Beach Hotelis a treat, located only 15 minutes from the airport and right next to thestunning beaches with crystal clear sea water; it truly is paradise. Anothergreat hotel located on Paradise Beach is Tropicana, a complex featuring a beachbar restaurant. Which is perfect to lounge in one evening with a few cocktailsor to dine on traditional Greek and Italian food before you head off into town.In Mykonos Town, hotel Hermes combines quiet tranquillity with traditionaldesign with a perfect view of the picturesque town.
Leto Hotel an elegant hotel just a couple of minutes from the beach, and aprivate beach nearby. Vencia Boutique Hotel, an amazing place to call home fora week or two. Float in the infinity pool, lounge on the sunbeds and dine onGreek cuisine.Or if you’re looking for something a little more in budget (but still central) takea look at Paraga Hostel, sitting on the rocky coast line.