Top 5 Instagrammable places in the island of Mykonos

The island of Mykonos is the most iconic of all Greek islands. It is a very popular and colorful summer destination and a party mecca that caters for several types of people from groups of friends looking for party nights, to honeymooners and cruise ship passengers, with elegant, luxury villas, (luxury villa in Mykonos with private pool) elite restaurants, luxury boutiques, VIP beach bars, and more.

For all of these amateur or professional photographers, we’ve prepared a guide of the 5 most Instagram worthy places in Mykonos, the picture-perfect spots, where there’s so much beauty hiding in plain sight.

We, as Mykonos Luxury, have been managing dozens of Villas in Mykonos, for more than five years, and we have established ourselves as the A-Z property managers, so as experts of Mykonos, we can give you the best tips.

If you plan visiting the island of Mykonos this summer, you may read our suggestions!

1. The Picturesque Streets of Chora

Your first stop on the tour of the most Instagram worthy places in the island of Mykonos should be Chora. This cute and picturesque village is the biggest tourist attraction on the island. Around the town’s little streets, you’ll find old churches and luxury boutiques, hip eateries, art galleries, and cafés.

It’s a joy to get lost in the maze-like streets of Chora, with the beautiful pink bougainvilleas growing across the alleys, the whitewashed houses and the white stairs everywhere. Chora offers some of the best photography spots in Mykonos.

Fun fact: According to strict colour code, the windows and doors in Mykonos should be painted blue, green, or red. The tradition of using these striking colors dates back to when sailors used blue to paint their windows and doors, farmers painted them green, and red was used by everyone else.

2. Little Venice

The waterfront area of Little Venice offers some of the best photography spots in Mykonos. Small fishermen’s houses built right in the water, some of which with wonderful balconies, in the traditional Cycladic way, using gentle simple lines and vivid colours, form the so-called Little Venice, a natural sequel of the endless horizon and the joyful witness of the Aegean sunsets. Today these houses have become restaurants, cafes, and bars, the best among them being Caprice bar and Sea Satin Market restaurant.

Fun fact: The place took its name from the fishermen’s cottages, built two centuries ago, perch on the sea with their colorful balconies that look like a small version of Venice.

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3. The Windmills

For centuries, locals and travelers have lovingly referred to Mykonos as the Island of Winds. Strong airs have long been a trademark of the island, which is why it has so many windmills. They are the first thing you see upon entering the harbor of Alefkandra, as the windmills are seated on top of a hill. The windmills in Chora are a truly iconic sight and make up 7 out of 16 windmills found in the island and is one of the best spots to watch the sunset in Mykonos.

Photo Tip: These mills are photogenic from different angles, both at sunrise and sunset. Best time to go to the windmills is in the morning and the busiest before dusk.

4. Panagia Paraportiani Church

Besides the signature windmills, the gorgeous Paraportiani Church is the most popular and most photographed of the 400 churches on the whole island of Mykonos. What makes this white, unspoiled church that dates back to the 15th century, so unique is its construction which is an asymmetrical conglomeration of 4 churches into one, built in four architectural styles mixing Byzantine, vernacular, traditional and western style. Its spartan white walls and time-worn shape contrasts with the blue sky and is one of the most photogenic places on the island.

Fun Fact: The name comes from the Greek word “Porta” that means Door, as it was built right next to the entrance of the Medieval castle in Mykonos town, which unfortunately has been completely destroyed.

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5. Beach Clubs

Mykonos is full of incredible beach clubs and many of them offer great photo opportunities.  Scorpios in Paraga beach is the hippest beach bar in Mykonos. It’s a boho chic oasis and basically a modern interpretation of the ancient Greek agora. With lots of open spaces, Scorpios has a super rustic look, that looks amazing in pics and is also the best beach club in the island. The other iconic beach club of Mykonos is Nammos in Psarou beach. Its design is based on traditional Cycladic architecture, in whitewashed stone and deep turquoise. A true feast for the eyes, the Nammos concept goes well beyond a beach club: it’s almost a resort. It has suites, restaurants, boutiques, and much more.

Tip: Scorpios and Nammos are some of those places that can get really crowded in summer, so it’s a good idea to book ahead!

Scorpios Beach Club -The best party hotspot in Mykonos!

Over the past several years, a diverse crowd of holidaymakers has been constantly visiting Mykonos and Scorpios Beach Club. Mykonos is turning gradually the island into a paradise for the world’s wealthy and famous, hard-partying vacationers, dance-music junkies, and cruise-shippers peeking in for a glance. For this crowd, Mykonos is the king of the chummy beach club parties, as just about every beach on the island’s southern side has a DJ, playing some chill beats. However, the lively spirit of the island of Mykonos is definitely concentrated around the famous bohemian cultural Scorpios Beach Club, that offers genuinely the real treat of great nightlife on holiday.

Nested in a sun-drenched southern tip of Mykonos, overlooking Paraga bay and Kavos, a weatherworn house has been transformed into a modern-day Agora. Part ceremonial, part intellectual celebration, Scorpios is taking the mystical charge of nighttime rituals into daytime and slowing it down a pace or two. Scorpios Mykonos has a bohemian-luxe visual identity, with relaxed design themes and a style perfectly suited for passing leisurely days and evenings and is the hippest place to visit and be seen whilst on the island of Mykonos. It’s the new movement in holistic beach hanging, a cultural multi-space that is part market, restaurant, art gallery and music venue. The place is run by Thomas and Mario, two Germans who met through the electronic music scene, back in the 1990s and spent a decade in Mykonos turning Paradise club into one of the most popular clubs.

The rustic-chic restaurant of Scorpios Beach Club, at the center of the house, comfortably seats 200, spilling onto an outside Terrace overlooking the sea, the ideal place to gather under a shady canopy, where long, leisurely meals can stretch into the afternoon or evening.

The impressive menu is primarily Mediterranean with an emphasis on vegetarian and health foods, and is curated by  the famous Executive Chef Athinagoras Kostakos, orchestrating with envious precision a huge brigand of forty people in his kitchen, serving on a daily basis at least a thousand people, keeping the high standards of fine dining. 

The bar staff has a good knowledge about their bottle-shelves, and in case you get confused what to drink, they will be happy to give you a hand, and you can rely on their recommendation. The daytime ambience that reminisces a good friend’ s living room, gives way to a more festive energy, as the sun goes down, and the place is transforming when the Sunset Music Rituals take the center stage.

The sunset party begins around 5:30pm, though movers and shakers start queuing up at least by 5:00pm, as the demand for these parties is always high.  With top international DJs playing their downtempo medleys, as well as deep ethnic sounds and world folklore, the live gigs and the amazing sunset views over the Aegean Sea, the partygoers go until midnight, in an epic sunset party!

Sundays are the latest culmination of a Scorpios institution, bringing the island together for an ethno-electro feast that fully activates the dance floor, with the Australian DJ and producer Kaz James who held a residency at Pacha Ibiza, for over a decade and has always been in it for the love of house music. Dating back all the way to the origins of Scorpios, this breezy sunset-colored series captures the jovial spirit of Mykonos and feeds on its fluent high-voltage energies.

People can either sit on the cushioned steps of the Terrace or at the large cushions laid around   a large fire right on the sandy Sunset beach.  

Scorpio’s parties are legendary, and in one visit you’ll find out why!

Guests of Scorpios are highly encouraged to make reservations well in advance, as the demand is extremely high, especially on Sundays. Reservations can be made for Scorpios Sunset Area, Scorpios Beach & Sunbeds, Scorpios Restaurant for lunch or dinner and Scorpios VIP Party area.

The space is also well known as an art and culture hub in Mykonos, where guests are able to buy Caravana garments, an organic brand that aims to preserve the ancient traditions of handicraft, as well as handmade jewelry and accessories, designed by M. Cohen and VK Lillie, preferred by worldwide celebrities including Johnny Depp, Gerard Butler, Chris Hemsworth, Jared Leto, Mark Wahlberg and Robert Downey Jr.

Scorpios has also its own helipad to help the extravagant to make a spectacular appearance and entry into the club, as well as a pier for small boats that offers a simple solution for customers that need a transfer to their yacht.

Scorpios Mykonos is an amazing place to be, while in Mykonos, mingling the experience of being close to the nature and of euphorically dancing in a frenzied Mykonian night

Island of Mykonos, villas in Mykonos Summer 2020

Island of Mykonos:  a glamorous destination and accommodation in villas in Mykonos for the world’s wealthiest and most famous

The Greek island of Mykonos is a majestic, cosmopolitan place and one of the top summer destinations worldwide; it has been the “in” spot for years, hosting the most ravishing beach parties and welcoming world-renowned celebrities to their memorable summer vacations. With summer soon kicking off there’s really no question where the Arab world should be heading for the season: because we vote for Mykonos and villas in Mykonos, all the way!

This cool island of Mykonos of just 33 square miles in size is stuffed with luxury villas, thumping beach clubs, haute couture shops, white sandy beaches, whitewashed alleyways, and swanky restaurants. To put it short and simple, Mykonos has something for everyone looking for a fun summer vacation and to make life easier. Discover luxury villas in Mykonos and make your vacation in Mykonos, the best of your life! Here are five things for you to indulge in on the enchanting island of Mykonos for the Summer 2020 ahead..

Exquisite cuisine

Since Mykonos has become an international favorite, the culinary scene caters to taste buds from all over the world, not to mention the exceptional selection of traditional Greek food.

Begin with Nammos Mykonos, the most famous beach restaurant for the international jet set at Psarou Beach, then head to Alemàgou, the absolute all-day beach bar and restaurant in Ftelia beach or Kiku Restaurant, where Japanese dining comes in all its style and deliciousness. Then, there’s Uno con Carne, offering a revolutionary combination of the freshest Aegean seafood with fine, Argentinian-style meats and Matsuhisa Restaurant where Chef Nobu creates Japanese-South American fusion dishes. The choices are endless really! For the end, enjoy your shisha experience and the seductive fragrance of tobacco smoke, choosing from the Shisha flavours menu

Shopping 

If you thought Mykonos was merely a great place to get a tan, party and live it up, think again.The Cycladic island is not only one of the best destinations for parties and celebrity-spotting, it’s also an excellent place for shopping.Enjoy strolling between cozy little boutiques that are traditional in every sense and are bombarded with ultra-signature brands such as Louis Vuitton, Franck Muller, Dsquared2, Linea Piu, Chanel, Blumarine, Christopher Kane, Tom Ford or John Galliano!It is safe to say that Mykonos is as fashionable as it is beautifully unique.

Beaches for days

From the party beaches of Super Paradise, Psarou and Paraga, to the quiet family beaches of Agios Stefanos and Platys Gialos, Mykonos has a little something for everyone since all beaches on the island are created equally beautiful. If you are looking for a secluded time to connect with nature and relax by the beach, either Ftelia, Panoromos or Agios Sostis coast lines will answer your calls.

If you want to spend some family time and enjoy water sports, Kalafatis and Platys Gialos beaches will provide you with that. If however you are looking for a romantic getaway, then the options are endless, and a simple look across the mesmerizing Aegean will rekindle the love.

Party until dawn

Mykonos might be a tranquil little Greek gem, but it’s also got some wild bars and music to experience. The island has earned the nickname “Ibiza of Greece,” and rightfully so with clubs like Paradise, Guzel, Ling Ling, Jackie O’ Beach bar, Kahlua and Club Scorpios. In the day, hop over to Paradise Beach where you can grab some epic cocktails at The Tropicana Beach Club. Or to Paraga beach and the extremely popular Scorpios club. In the evening, bounce on up to Cavo Paradiso that’s perched overlooking the town itself. Think DJ sets, big crowds and a pool, obviously! Steve Aoki, Martin Solveig, Benny Benassi, and many top international DJ’s are making Mykonos a must for partygoers in the Arab world.

The Kardashians approve

The American celebrity family the Kardashians enjoyed Mykonos last spring, taking advantage of the sunny weather and the high temperatures of the blue waters of Mykonos.

The famous family lodged in a luxury villa, with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and Kendall Jenner posted on Instagram a photo of the pool connected to the sea, commenting that: “I’m in heaven!