Mykonos Greece: the complete travel guide

05 Feb 2021, by Laura May

Why should Mykonos Greece be on your travel wish list? 

Incredible gay nightlife, beautiful beaches and authentic charm await. We caught up with Aggelos Manioudakis, the Regional Hotel Manager at the stunning Katikies Mykonos, to find out more. 

Aggelos Manioudakis, the Regional Hotel Manager at Katikies Mykonos

Mykonos Greece

What’s so special about Mykonos? 

Mykonos is synonymous with seaside verandas, extravagant nightlife, glamorous beach parties, upscale shopping opportunities and endless natural landscapes where guests can unwind and enjoy the revitalizing energy of the island. Mykonos in Greece is one of the few places that guests can truly have it all. 

Why should we stay at Katikies Mykonos hotel? 

Katikies Mykonos is all about experience, location and service. A property that embodies all the reasons why Mykonos is such a special destination. It is nuzzled in a gorgeous setting above the sun-kissed beach of Agios Ioannis, where guests can enjoy the serenity of Mykonos within walking distance. The hotel offers two pools (one infinity), Mikrasia Restaurant (Greek-Anatolian fine dining), Seltz Champagne Bar & Restaurant (Greek/Asian seafood), a spagym and MO’s Boutique.   

Except for the nightclubs, everything else is right on your doorstep. 

Pool at Katikies Mykonos

Is it a gay-friendly resort? 

For decades, Mykonos island has been among the top options for the LGBTQ+ community. Katikies Mykonos is a welcoming, stylish and gay-friendly resort where guests can enjoy the serenity of Mykonos by visiting the spa or enjoy masterfully-blended recipes of a bygone era in the restaurant, always with a sophisticated and authentic essence of the island. Within a 10-minute drive from the hotel, guests can enjoy the famous and vibrant nightlife of Mykonos Town. 

Are there any Mykonos villas that you would recommend? 

Katikies Villas Mykonos is the perfect place to experience your own holiday villa with natural surroundings, a sparkling private pool, ocean view and maybe a private chef awaiting your request for a special dinner. Ideally located within minutes from the glamorous Elia Beach, it is perfect for families, groups of friends, couples, special event celebrations, as well as intimate getaways. 


Which Mykonos beaches would you recommend? 

Agios Ioannis Beach is great for serenity and snorkelling. Psarou Beach is best for decadent luxuryElia Beach is the place to go for barefoot hedonism and Rhenia Beach is all about untouched beauty. If you are a foodie, the best beach with a thriving food scene is Agios Sostis Beach.

What’s the nightlife like in Mykonos? 

Often compared to Ibiza, Mykonos Greece has righteously earned the nickname party island’. It combines beach parties, elegant nightclubs and international parties at all hours of the day and night. For quieter night, wander around the alleys of Little Venice – it is highly recommended. 

What are the best things to do in Mykonos? 

Wandering around Mykonos Town is a must during your stay, as is a beach-hopping experience. We can arrange a yacht day trip to Rhenia or Delos; and the food scene is one you’ll never forget, from refined restaurants to tasting traditional homemade dishes in little tavernas across the island. The white-washed buildings are picture-perfect, but search beyond the hotel, and the main strips of bars and restaurants, and you’ll find a real flavour of authentic Greece, from the welcoming locals to the natural surroundings and wildlife. Don’t miss shopping in the alleys of Hora and a stay on the island isn’t complete without experiencing some of the legendary nightlife! 


Should we wander around Mykonos town during our stay? 

That’s a must. Mykonos Town is a like a maze full of picture-perfect spots. Friendly locals will make you feel like Mykonos is your second home and they will elevate the entire experience.   

Can Mykonos and Santorini be easily combined? 

Mykonos and Santorini are the two queens of Cyclades. There is no better option for a Greek getaway if you’re looking to celebrate life to the fullest, but also experience natural beauty, taste great food and relax. Katikies Hotels has hotels in both Mykonos and Santorini. You can combine the warm embrace of Greek hospitality with the dramatic beauty of the country’s unforgettable landscapes. Katikies Mykonos and Katikies Santorini contains a hint of Greek island magic and, combined together, they celebrate beauty, authenticity and life itself. 


Mykonos weather: when is the best time to visit? 

The best time to visit Mykonos in Greece is between May and September, when the weather is hot and the water warm enough for swimming. For guests that seek less crowds and want to enjoy the natural beauty of the island, May and October can be a better option. 

Which airport do Mykonos flights touch down in? 

Mykonos Airport (JMK) is the official airport of Mykonos, serving flights to domestic and international  destinations. 

Find out more about Katikies Mykonos. 


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