Your Perfect 3-day Mykonos Itinerary

From archaeological sites to the quaint old town, explore Mykonos thoroughly with our perfect 3-day itinerary
A view of Mykonos port with boats, Cyclades islands, Greece
A view of Mykonos port with boats, Cyclades islands, GreeceShutterstock

Mykonos in Greece has a long history dating back to ancient times. According to Greek mythology, the island was formed from the petrified bodies of giants that Hercules killed. Due to its proximity to Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, Mykonos played an essential role as a religious centre in ancient Greece. Over the years, various civilisations, such as the Ionians, Dorians and Athenians, have inhabited the island. In addition, Mykonos has been mentioned in Greek literature, including the Odyssey. The city flourished as a trading hub and maritime power in antiquity, leaving behind archaeological treasures such as the ruins of ancient settlements and temples. Even today, these treasures continue to attract visitors to the island. It is a popular holiday destination for tourists, celebrities, and honeymooners. The old island is known for its lively party atmosphere, beautiful beaches, delicious seafood, romantic resorts, gay-friendly outlets and spaces welcoming the LGBTQ+ community. Check out our thorough 3-day itinerary and book your tickets to enjoy the perks that the island has to offer.

Day 1: Discovering Mykonos


View of Mykonos and the famous windmill from above, Mykonos island, Cyclades, Greece
View of Mykonos and the famous windmill from above, Mykonos island, Cyclades, GreeceShutterstock

Begin your trip with a relaxed breakfast at one of the local cafes that offer stunning views of the charming streets of Mykonos Town. Once you're done with breakfast, make your way to the iconic Windmills, considered the most recognisable landmarks on the island. The island has 16 windmills, seven located on a hill in Chora. As one of the most fantastic bits, the movie "Chalte Chalte" (2203) has a song, Tauba Tumhare Yeh Ishare, which features Mykonos as one of the destinations. Take ample time to explore the area and soak in the panoramic views of the Aegean Sea.


A view of Panagia Paraportiani
A view of Panagia ParaportianiShutterstock

Take a stroll through the enchanting winding streets of Mykonos Town to discover the hidden gems of this charming place. You'll find an array of boutique shops, art galleries and traditional Greek tavernas in every corner. Make sure you don't miss the Church of Panagia Paraportiani, a magnificent example of Cycladic architecture worth visiting. It is a Greek Orthodox church located in the Kastro neighbourhood of Chora. The church's name translates to "Our Lady of the Side Gate" in Greek, as its entrance is located in the side gate of the Kastro area.


A view of Little Venice
A view of Little VeniceShutterstock

As the sun begins to set, make your way to Little Venice, a picturesque area famous for its beautiful architecture, colourful old houses and stunning sunsets. Enjoy a romantic dinner by the sea while admiring the mesmerising sunset. Afterwards, dive into Mykonos' vibrant nightlife by visiting the island's renowned bars and clubs, like Queen of Mykonos or the Paradise Beach Club.

Day 2: Exploring The Beaches


An aerial view of Psarou Beach
An aerial view of Psarou BeachShutterstock

After breakfast, head to one of Mykonos' beautiful beaches to soak up the sun and relax. Psarou Beach and Paradise Beach are popular options known for their crystal-clear waters and vibrant beach clubs. The beach is known for its clear, turquoise water, sunbeds for rent and water sports. It also has a diving school, and activities like jet skiing and fishing are available.


When the sun is at its peak, take a break and enjoy some refreshing cocktails and light snacks at one of the beach clubs along the shore. Nammos at Psarou Beach and Tropicana Beach Bar at Paradise Beach are both great options, providing beachside lounging, music and delicious drinks to keep you cool and refreshed throughout the afternoon. For those who are feeling adventurous, water sports are available such as jet-skiing and paddleboarding.


As the day comes to an end, head back to Mykonos Town to freshen up for the evening. When it's time for dinner, you may want to check out one of the beachfront restaurants that offer stunning sunset views. Be CooL Cavo Psaro at Psarou Beach and Scorpios at Paraga Beach are both known for their upscale dining experiences and spectacular sunset views. After dinner, you can continue the party at one of the beach clubs or head back to Mykonos Town to explore its vibrant nightlife scene. You'll find many options, from chic cocktail bars to lively dance clubs.

Day 3: Cultural Exploration


Inside the Archaeological Museum
Inside the Archaeological MuseumShutterstock

Start your third day in Mykonos Town with a visit to the Archaeological Museum. The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos is one of Greece's oldest museums. It was built in 1905 in a neoclassical building above the old port on the north entrance of Mykonos Town (Chora). Explore its collection of ancient artefacts, including pottery, sculptures and jewellery.


The Temple of Isis in Archaeological Site of Delos island, Cyclades, Greece
The Temple of Isis in Archaeological Site of Delos island, Cyclades, GreeceShutterstock

After your visit to the museum, you can take a brief boat ride to the nearby island of Delos. This island is considered one of Greece's most important archaeological sites, as it is believed to be the birthplace of the Greek gods Apollo and Artemis. Delos is home to many well-preserved ruins of ancient temples, houses, and theatres, which are worth exploring.


Head back to Mykonos in the evening and have your last dinner on the island. Pick a restaurant offering a sea view and relish a scrumptious meal with local wine. Following your meal, take a relaxed walk through the streets of Mykonos Town, enjoy the atmosphere, and appreciate the charming architecture illuminated by the gentle glow of the evening lights.

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