Ultimate Mykonos Honeymoon Guide

Find out everything you need to know about planning a heavenly Mykonos honeymoon!

Ultimate Mykonos Honeymoon Guide | The Honeymoon Guide
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The crystal clear waters of the Aegean, the inviting golden sand beaches and the labyrinthine streets. Welcome to planning a Mykonos honeymoon!

Mykonos is enchantingly luxurious, so it’s no wonder that this beautiful island ranks high on the list of Greece’s most sought-after honeymoon destinations.

But Mykonos is more than just its iconic windmills and exciting nightlife. Wander through the maze-like old town, stumble upon secluded beaches, and indulge in gourmet dining experiences.

For couples with a penchant for both relaxation and adventure, a Mykonos honeymoon is paradise. Whether you’re a gastronome, a history buff, hotel lover or simply in search of the perfect beach, Mykonos has all this and more.

You may be wondering: Is Mykonos good for a honeymoon? What are the best times to visit Mykonos? How do we get there and around the island? Where should we stay — Mykonos Town or the beaches? 

We’ve got you covered. Prepare to be swept off your feet as we guide you through this Aegean paradise with our Ultimate Mykonos Honeymoon Guide!

Good to know about Mykonos

Time Zone: GMT +2

Language: Greek. English is widely spoken.

Currency: Euro €

A few phrases in Greek:

Hi: Yassou (ya-su)

Thank you: Efcharisto (ef-carrie-sto)

Goodbye:  Ya

Visa Required: EU passport holders can travel freely in Greece. UK, US, Canadian, New Zealand & Australia passport holders will need an ETIAS visa waiver from 2025. Other passport holders may need a Schengen visa. If you need help to get a visa, check out iVisa.com.

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Travel Health: Greece is a malaria-free and Zika free honeymoon destination. Some travel vaccinations may be needed. We encourage you to visit the Center for Disease Control website for up-to-date travel vaccination recommendations or speak to a doctor specialising in tropical medicine.

About Mykonos

Imagine an island where the sun kisses the sea, and the wind whispers tales of Aegean allure.

Mykonos is a petite gem in the Cyclades cluster of islands, renowned for its party spirit.

Often dubbed the “Island of the Winds,” it’s believed to be named after the grandson of Apollo. 

The island, which has been a bustling hub since antiquity, saw a surge in tourist attraction in the 1930s, following significant archaeological finds on the neighboring island of Delos.

Its ascent to fame skyrocketed in the 1960s when the Greek magnate Aristotle Onassis anchored his yacht here, accompanied by the legendary opera diva Maria Callas

The glittering visits of icons like Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, and Elizabeth Taylor further amplified its chic magnetism.

With a population that barely scratches the ten-thousand mark, Mykonos still magnetises over half a million visitors each year. Whether arriving by jet or sailing in on a cruise or yacht.

Best Time to Visit Mykonos for Honeymoon

The best time to visit Mykonos is from mid May to the end of September.

From May to June and in September you’ll find a harmonious blend of warm weather and fewer crowds, where you can experience the island’s charm without the bustle of peak high season.

In the peak months of July and August, Mykonos becomes a magnet for party-goers and tourists, where the heat, energy and the prices swing upwards.

For those looking to indulge in socialising, the party scene doesn’t get going until June and usually ends by the end of September. Temperatures average around a balmy 28°C / 82°.

In April and October you’ll find the majority of tourist businesses shut and the weather, while generally good, can be mixed with rainy days. However, if you want to experience a more relaxed, less touristy time, you could definitely consider these months.

Come winter, from November to March, Mykonos takes on a more tranquil persona. The temperatures dip to an average of 12°C / 54°F, and the island sheds its touristy skin.

You can explore the island’s less frequented corners, although keep in mind that many accommodations, shops, restaurants and bars have shut their doors for the season, and transportation options become sparse.

mykonos town view from cruise ship

Where to stay on a Mykonos Honeymoon

Mykonos is famed for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, golden beaches, and iconic windmills. But where you stay is important for your overall Mykonos honeymoon experience.

Most of the postcard-perfect images you see of Mykonos are from Mykonos Town, and the glamorous beaches like Ornos, Psarou, and Platis Gialos, which are on the south coast.

Mykonos Town aka Chora is the epicentre of all things lively. It’s the heart of the island and where you’ll find shops, restaurants, and bars and one of our top picks for where to stay on your Mykonos honeymoon.

Cobblestone streets meet high-end boutiques and nightlife. Ideal for couples who crave a mix of culture, shopping, and dining.

Wander through the labyrinthine lanes and discover hidden gems, from chic cafes to artisan shops.

There are some hotel gems around Mykonos Town. Insta-fave Cavo Tagoo Mykonos and Semeli Hotel.

Unlike all-inclusive destinations like Mexico, Mykonos’ honeymoon hotels are more boutique in style. You won’t find huge sprawling resorts. Most accommodations are on a bed & breakfast basis, which is fantastic, as you can explore the island’s culinary scene!

There are no beaches in Mykonos Town although there are some nearby like Megali Ammos, although it’s not the best on the island.

However, if you prefer to stay on a beach, it’s definitely a fantastic choice, too. You’ll find luxurious beach clubs and high-end hotels. These areas have magnificent sea views and plenty of delicious dining options around.

One of the downsides to Mykonos’ most popular beaches is that they’re lined with sunbeds which can add an expense and are rather busy in peak season.

You might want to weigh up whether the €50-100 (plus drinks) that you might spend (per day) on sunbeds and consider booking a room/suite with a view and a pool instead!

If budget allows, opt for a Mykonos honeymoon hotel with a plunge pool or hot tub to escape the crowds.

Saying that the beaches are lovely. Ornos Beach is all about luxury. Just a short drive from Mykonos Town, this area has some of the island’s most luxurious hotels, like Santa Marina, A Luxury Collection Resort.

The beach itself is a haven for relaxation during the day, while the evenings come alive with a sophisticated yet laid-back vibe. Perfect for your Mykonos honeymoon. It’s around 3.5kms to Mykonos town (10 minute drive / 40-minute walk).

Agios Ioannis is also on the southern peninsula with some lovely Mykonos honeymoon hotels like Bill & Coo Coast Suites and Katikies Mykonos.

Psarou Beach is the beach, glam and where you might spot a celebrity or two. The beach is beautiful with fine sand and stunning Aegean waters and is just 4kms to Mykonos town (15-minute drive / 40-minute walk). Stay at Mykonos Blu.

Just a few minutes away, Platis Gialos beach is one of the longest beaches in Mykonos and also has golden sands, water sports and beachside lounging.

It’s a lovely choice for couples who want to be active during the day and enjoy a romantic dinner by the sea at night. Check out the stunning Branco Mykonos.

Further along the coast, Paradise Beach and Super Paradise Beach are the epicentre of beach parties and socialising. The go-to spots for party lovers, but you can chill, too! Nimbus My Aktis is your go-to spot.

Elia is for those who desire a slightly more tranquil setting without sacrificing luxury. This area features one of the longest and loveliest sandy beaches in Mykonos and is less crowded than the southern / western beaches.

There’s a nudist beach here, too. It’s around 8km from Mykonos Town (20-minute drive / 1.5-hour walk). Panoptis Escape is a stunner that overlooks the beach.

Further along, on the south-east coast, Kalafati Beach is a haven for scuba divers, water sports and kite surfing and Cali Mykonos is the place to be.

North of Mykonos Town, Agios Stefanos is just 4kms (10 minute drive / 40-minute walk) which has some of the best Mykonos honeymoon hotels, too. Check out Rocabella Mykonos Hotel.

Take a deep dive into our favourite Mykonos Honeymoon Hotels

little venice waterfront mykonos

Where to eat and drink in Mykonos

Epicurean couples planning a Mykonos honeymoon will be in heaven, as the island is a gastronomic delight!

From high-end dining to quaint tavernas, the island has some delicious dining and extremely fun bars and beach clubs. Just remember, popular spots with sunset views can fill up quickly, so make your reservations in advance.

Mykonos attracts a chic international crowd, so you’ll find many world cuisines alongside heavenly Greek food.

Italian-influenced D’Angelo Mykonos is a delight and some of the best Indian food can be found at Indian Palace. For delicious Greek food, try NOA Greek Taverna in Mykonos Town.

Phos Restaurant in Platys Gialos, Apaggio Restaurant in Ornos and Kikis Tavern Agios Sostis are worth checking out if you’re staying in these areas.

Grab a cocktail and watch the sunset in Galleraki Cocktail Bar, the famous Kastros in Little Venice or 180 Degrees Sunset Bar overlooking Mykonos Town.

There are many beach clubs and beach bars to choose from. For the ultimate Mykonos honeymoon glam, we love SantAnna Mykonos and Scorpios Mykonos.

mykonos town street

Things to do on a Mykonos Honeymoon

Explore Mykonos Town: Wander through a labyrinth of whitewashed buildings and narrow streets, soaking in the local charm.

Relax in Little Venice: Sip a cocktail at a waterfront café as you watch the sun dip below the horizon.

Visit Delos: This ancient island is home to one of Greece’s most important archaeology sites.

Go Shopping: From high-end boutiques to local crafts, Mykonos offers a shopping experience for every taste.

Experience Authentic Mykonos Life: Take a detour to Ano Mera village for a glimpse into traditional island life.

Do a Wine Tour: Savour the flavours of Greek grapes on a guided vineyard tour.

Go Horseback Riding: Traverse the island’s scenic landscapes on horseback for a unique perspective.

Visit the Museums: Dive into the island’s rich history at museums like the Archaeological Museum and the Aegean Maritime Museum.

Go Hiking: Explore scenic trails that offer Instagram-worthy views of the island.

Have Fun in the Aegean Sea: Diving, snorkelling, water sports – you’ll find it in Mykonos.

Cinema Under the Stars: Enjoy a romantic movie night at Cine Manto, complete with popcorn and cocktails.

Spa & Wellness: Banish any residual wedding stress with luxurious spa treatments or a couple’s yoga session.

Romantic Sunsets: Catch breathtaking sunsets from spots like the Windmills or Little Venice. Take a sunset cruise.

Party the Days (and Nights) Away: From beach clubs to iconic bars, Mykonos offers a nightlife that’s as vibrant as its daytime activities.

Mykonos Honeymoon Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mykonos good for a honeymoon?

Absolutely, a Mykonos honeymoon is a gorgeous choice.

Stunning Greek beaches, some of Greece’s most luxurious hotels with the bonus of delicious food and lively nightlife, it’s one of the best Greek Islands for honeymoon

How long should we stay in Mykonos for our honeymoon?

If you are island hopping in Greece, we’d recommend at least 4 nights to experience some of the highlights of Mykonos. The lovely beaches, the local cuisine, and take in the island’s famous nightlife.

However, many couples opt to spend their whole honeymoon in Mykonos, too!

How long you have may depending on several factors, including your available time, budget, and the type of experience you’re looking to have.

Is Mykonos expensive?

In a word, yes! It may be cliche to say it’s the playground of the rich and famous, but it is Greece’s most expensive island (along with Santorini).

As one of Europe’s most popular destinations, a Mykonos honeymoon will be on the pricier side, especially during peak season.

Should we use a travel agent to book a Mykonos honeymoon

A good travel agent or tour operator who books Mykonos honeymoons regularly may have a relationship with local hotels.

They may have preferential rates, so it’s definitely worth checking things with a trusted travel agent. Planning with a travel agent can have some good benefits.

However, if you prefer to book a D-I-Y Mykonos honeymoon package, we’d recommend choosing a flexible hotel rate with free cancellation with Booking.com. You can get great discounts with their loyalty programme.

You can book all the extras easily. We book ferries with Ferry Hopper and tours and excursions with GetYourGuide or Viator.

When you’re booking flights, if you can’t fly directly and are booking connecting flights, give yourself enough time to change aeroplanes.
We’d recommend at least a 2 to 3-hour layover for a stress-free experience.

Give yourself plenty of time for transfers. Ferries can be delayed, too

Don’t forget to have travel insurance in place before booking!

How to get to Mykonos?

During the summer, from April to October, there are direct flights to Mykonos (airport code: JMK) or nearby islands such as Santorini from most major European cities.

Low-cost airlines like Ryanair, EasyJet, Transavia, Vueling, Volotea have multiple flights to the island, along with British Airways and Air France. You can also fly via the Middle East directly to Mykonos during the summer with Qatar Airways.

The airport is no more than a 10-20 minute drive to most hotels.

You can also take the ferry. From Athens, fast, direct ferries take just under 3 hours and from Santorini, under 2 hours.

The ferries arrive at the new port of Mykonos, in Tourlos, 2km north of Mykonos town.

We use FerryHopper for booking ferries and we would recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment in high season.

There is also the new Fly Cycladic airline, who do short shared and private charters between the Greek Islands.

During winter from November to March, no international flights arrive into Mykonos and you’ll usually have to fly via Athens (airport code: ATH). There are also much fewer ferries between islands.

How to get around Mykonos?

Mykonos is tiny at around 86.12 km². Walking is the only way to get around Mykonos Town, as other than delivery vehicles, motorised traffic is prohibited. 

There is a bus service which will take you between the main beaches and Mykonos Town late into the night. They usually come every 30 minutes in peak high season and every 60 minutes. You can just pay the driver (so have the correct change in euros).

That are very few taxis on the island (around 30-ish) and even a ten-minute journey will be around €20.

Do you need car hire in Mykonos? Although car hire is available (book with RentalCars.com), you should booking early. It can be a challenge to find parking around the beaches and, as mentioned, cars are not allowed in Mykonos Town. Roads aren’t in the finest condition and are narrow in many places.

You can hire mopeds and ATVs if you’re an experienced rider. Make sure you have suitable travel insurance.

Although forgoing vehicle hire is a great way to make your honeymoon more sustainable, this is a good way to get to more remote beaches.

One unique (albeit weather dependent) way to get to and from the beaches is by water taxi. They stop regularly during the day taking you to the most popular southern beaches and are based at Platis Gialos. 

What to pack for a Mykonos honeymoon?

One of the biggest decisions when planning a honeymoon is what to wear in Mykonos!

We recommend packing plenty of swimwear and sundresses, sunglasses and chinos, light shirts, shorts and t-shirts for men.

Mykonos is romantic and stylish, so pack chic and glam outfits. Join us on Pinterest for some style- inspiration.

The streets of Mykonos are cobblestone, so we recommend being a little more practical with your footwear.

Discover our Ultimate Packing List in the shop.

What Mykonos souvenirs can you buy?

From artisan jewellery and accessories to tourist tat to upscale designer boutiques, Mykonos is a fun place to shop.

You’ll find some treasures to bring home from your Mykonos honeymoon.

Look out for Greek made jewellery and handmade leather sandals, local spirit, Ouzo and intricate windmill models, a nod to its famed landmark.

What is the best Greek island to combine with Mykonos?

The Cyclades islands chain comprises over 200 islands and islets, so Mykonos has many beautiful spots to explore nearby.

Santorini is nothing short of iconic and an ideal addition to your honeymoon. Much like Mykonos, there is even more than meets the eye with a ton of things to do.

We’ve written about some beautiful neighbouring islands like, Sifnos, Paros and Tinos, that we highly recommend you add to your list.

We love Athens and it’s easy to add on to your Mykonos honeymoon with cool boutique hotels and plenty of activities for foodies and history lovers, it’s worth at least a couple of days of exploration.

Where can we tag on to Mykonos for a multi-destination honeymoon?

As you can see, there are many islands to explore in Greece. However, if you’d like to tick another country off your list, during summer, you can also fly to many other destinations in Europe.

Mykonos combined with a city stop in Rome, Paris or London for an incredible city and island honeymoon.

Or how about splitting your time with Italy’s romantic Amalfi Coast? There is a direct flight from Naples, so you can tag on a wonderful Italy honeymoon itinerary. It’s one of our favourite multi-destination honeymoon ideas.

Map of Mykonos

We would love to hear from you in the comments if you are planning a Mykonos honeymoon. Let us know if this guide was useful or if we left out any essential information!

Check out more of our Ultimate Honeymoon Guides series. We’re always adding new guides and please contact us if there is somewhere you’d love to see on The Honeymoon Guide!

Happy Planning x

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