Mykonos Quick Guide  PRIVE May 22, 2022

Mykonos Quick Guide 

How to truly live the experience of Mykonos.

A quick guide to visiting queen Mykonos
Mykonos is an island of legend, where luxury finds its natural home. From the shimmering sands of its beaches to the sun-filled piazzas of its town, Mykonos is a place where the timeless elegance of the Greek lifestyle is on full display.
The white-washed homes of Mykonos are the perfect setting for a world-class vacation, where you can relax and unwind in the lap of luxury.
Even better, you can visit Mykonos without worrying about the details; thanks to exquisite concierge services everything is taken care of, from the private helicopter transfer to the personalized concierge service, to the perfect booking on the island’s top-notch restaurants, bars, and shops for a safe private shopping experience. 
There are no hassles, just the finest accommodations, and services to become your personal gateway.
While your daily business may run busy as usual, keep this Mykonos quick guide handy, and you will need nothing more than the small-town feel and the laid-back atmosphere to make you feel like you’re on vacation instantly. 
And if that’s not enough, Mykonos offers the unique opportunity to experience the traditional lifestyle of the island in a unique way as she is the one where the timeless elegance of the Greek lifestyle is on full display. 

Mykonos 1962. Woman collecting water. Image Credit: © Hubertus Hierl.

The charm of Mykonos is undeniable. It’s a place where sun-kissed bodies, well-dressed men, strong winds, and abundant sunlight coexist.
The island is also known for its beautiful beaches, clear waters, and luxurious accommodations.
Like an endless ocean-view terrace, with a unique history, and less to mention the energetic nightlife represented by the best nightclubs in Greece (some of which are iconic to the international jet-set party life), Mykonos is a social paradise for all ages, a destination once reached, you will never want to leave.
Being the jet-setter of the Cyclades, Mykonos continues to attract visitors year after year, inviting you to experience its palpable energy, perfect beaches, and pulsating nightlife.

Mykonos Today. View of Little Venice. © Unknown Artist.

Mykonos has been attracting an international crowd like a magnet since the 1960s and has been voted a top summer holiday destination time and again for good reason. 
Our Mykonos quick guide includes exceptional beaches, award-winning restaurants, legendary parties, megayachts, luxurious villa accommodation, and a blend of social and private state of art lifestyle. Mykonos afterall, has it all. 
“The island of the winds” offers all possibilities and visitors are left satisfied yet wanting more, quite often reach to that point where they will even purchase land to become true Myconians.
Whether you are a “virgin” or a repeat visitor of Mykonos, you may know about all this already.
But, even if there are a few places on this earth where time seems not to exist, time matters; so, every time you visit Mykonos is invaluable, and how to make the best out of it, is what we looked for and include in this Mykonos quick guide.
Let’s start our guide, with her Majesty’s crown, the main town, aka Chora. 

A quick guide to Chora of Mykonos. 

Capturing Mykonos in all its glory, there is nowhere better to explore than Chora itself.

The architecture.  
No one can miss focusing on the little neighborhoods of the island’s main town, Hora, with the captain’s homes, old churches, and wells, the architectural style of which, is a unique combination of Cycladic, Doric, and Ionic styles, blended with the artisan-ish traditional knowledge of the local builders, characterizes the practicality, the beauty, the simplicity and purity of Chora’s architectural design.   
The atmosphere of Chora is truly unique. It is a small town that feels big, a captivating mix of old, new, and retro.
Many of the old stones that make up the streets of Mykonos were brought in from the nearby island of Delos throughout the millennia. 
A maze of whitewashed alleyways, looking different every time of the day, is waiting for you to explore it. 
Gialos, “Agios Nikolaos tis Kadenas”, the Town Hall (built in 1780), and the emblematic Mavrou School is where the famed Mykonian pelicans love to hang out. 
Walk your way through Barkias, to reach the Church of Panagia Paraportiani, a complex of churches representing five different time eras, that was completed in the 17th century.
Little Venice Mykonos

Little Venice, Mykonos ©

Little Venice and the Windmills

All narrow alleys of Chora will lead you to Little Venice.
Little Venice, also known as “Kato Mykonos”, is one of the most photographed spots of Chora. 
Little Venice is made up of homes that were built in the 18th century and have their foundations in the sea.
It has been said that pirates would store their loot here.
Little Venice, Mykonos

Little Venice, Mykonos Image ©

Today, Little Venice is one of the most popular places to visit on the island, with its photogenic architecture, picturesque views, and relaxing atmosphere.
Walking down the cobblestone streets of Little Venice, you’ll be greeted by the smell of freshly baked bread and the sight of the vintage houses that have mostly transformed into cute cafes and restaurants.
The scent of the sea, mixed with the sweet smell of flowers, will make you want to take a seat, feel the summer breeze and enjoy the sea view from the balconies of Little Venice.   
The windmills in Little Venice are a sight to behold.
They are located at the edge of Little Venice and were constructed in the 17th century. They are an attraction for visitors and Mykonos residents alike and are a testament to the island’s wind power potential.
The windmills, stand facing the sea and at night are beautifully lit up.
Powered by the north wind, these windmills used to grind the island’s grain into the flour that was used for the Myconians’ food needs until the early 20th century.

“Built around a contemporary interpretation of the ancient Greek agora, Scorpios is a gathering place meant to galvanize the artistic, spiritual, and social life of its community.” ©

Party 24hrs-a-day on an island that invented the good life.
The party scene on Mykonos is legendary. 
Summertime in Mykonos means fun, fun, and more fun – champagne on the beach, cocktails on balconies next to infinity pools, dancing and flirting until the sun comes up and goes down again.
The fun is endless.  

Pierro’s Bar is considered to be the first club in Mykonos that ignited nightlife (1972) and kept the fire burning for almost 5 decades.

The island is best known for its clubs, with a record-long history of 50 years in sync with the American disco culture that led to Mykonos being an attraction pole of the international crowd to her high-end nightlife and a key shaper of the modern dancing scene. 
Most Mykonos clubs are staying open from late night to early morning. They often have special events, like DJs, happy hours, and themed parties.
A late-night party with a top international guest DJ, or a theme extravaganza beach party with legendary residential music producers is a daily thing in Mykonos. 
Spontaneous or organized after-parties with guest DJs from all over the world are a common thing and happen in private villas across the island.
The beauty of it all, is you don’t need to wait for the sun to go down to enjoy the music and the party atmosphere of Mykonos.  Sunset parties are a daily thing and dance mode is on 24/7 no matter if you are on your swimsuit or not! 
Whether it is a prestigious club hosting an international DJ act, or a private after-party and everything in between, we at Mykonos Prive Concierge can make sure you don’t miss a bit of what happens in Mykonos’ day & night party life.

Mykonos. A vast beachfront, with a spectacular, feel of the heart of Aegean.

Treat yourself to the feeling of 5-star (wait), multi-star luxury.
What’s not to love about islands, sun, cocktails, and beach? 
A vast beachfront, with a spectacular, feel of the heart of Aegean, Mykonos is an amazing destination for those who love luxury, romance, and entertainment.
Wrap it all up with a multi-star experienced concierge service which is the island’s trademark when it comes to guest pleasure, and you have done a good step to enter the whimsical world of Mykonos. 
Mykonos is more than anything a destination that honors luxury in all its glory:
Elegant villas and suites with private pools that merge with the blue horizon, award-winning design hotels, and gourmet gastronomy served to you on dreamy balconies, on a yacht, or on a private pier. 
The hospitality here has reached a standard all of its own, and there is no number of stars to justify the service you will get once you are in Mykonos. 
The only thing you need to do is make that choice, and choose to treat yourself like the star you are. 

Mykonos quick guide features Matogianni Street and the ones surrounding it, which are where the heart of Mykonos shopping beats all summer long. Image ©

Shopping in Mykonos.
A fashion statement. 
The island is somehow an all-day, all-summer-long fashion show and a Mykonos quick guide can’t miss that out.   
From beachwear to clubwear and all in between, everyone is doing their best to come up with creative proposals that honor the fashion and the love for the design culture.        
The sunset after hours in Chora of Mykonos, announces the start of an uncommon “Met Gala-ish Lexicon of Fashion” show, that happens literally daily.
There are no weekdays or weekends in Mykonos.
The island sets its own time-space coordinates driven by the people’s passion to seek a cutting-edge lifestyle that would make any extravaganza look like it is a totally normal thing.    
Matogianni St., the central pave way that runs through the town becomes a catwalk fashion passarella that provides the scenery for a shopping experience unlike no other.       
The latest collections from top fashion designers are found here, in “Matogianni”, while the sun-kissed crowd, streams in and out of wonderfully lit stores, blends with the party-moving people, and those who would just sit on the sides of numerous DIY bar spots, watching live and dazzling the moment. 
Choose your favorite fashion house and arrange a private shopping experience with Mykonos Prive concierge.

“The impossibly stylish Interni is one of the most fashionable restaurants. CREDIT: © Margarita Nikitaki 2018 Source:

The culinary art in Mykonos

Some of the best restaurants in the Mediterranean and the world are found in Mykonos. 
Award-winning chefs bring a pantheon of local and international cuisine recipes to your table. 
Local fresh ingredients, spices from the endemic flora, and traditionally matured “carne”, are picked to create the most elegant dishes inspired by the world’s culinary chic culture. 
Paired with wines from all over the world intrigued by the simplicity of the local wine and grape distilled alcohol (raki and tsipouro), Mykonos is a modern temple for the foodies with daily ritual taking place to satisfy the most selective tastes. 
Add to the equation the fresh Aegean fish being fished from the local fish boats and daring spearfishermen that dive into the Aegean waters to bring you its most wanted delicacies.
Multiply by the bliss of a private feast organized only for you with wonderful summer recipes executed by exclusive chefs.
Maybe a dinner at a secluded beach that pushes the sunset dining experience beyond all known boundaries and does it your way effortlessly with Mykonos Prive Concierge making it all come true. 

Mykonos beaches are worth their fame. Emerald green waters hit its shores while mixed with the Aegean navy blue.

Discover Mykonos Beach Life 
Spend the day at breathtakingly beautiful beaches
Emerald crispy green waters dressed up with golden blue colors of the Aegean sunsets, reach the pebbly sand of the iconic Mykonos coastline.
Some of the most gorgeous truly unique beaches in Greece are found here: Agios Sostis, Kalafatis, Lia, Ornos, Paraga, Super Paradise, Ftelia, Psarou. 
Use a professional concierge service to rent a private luxury jeep with a chauffeur, an expedition vessel, or even a fully equipped yacht boat, to find yourself wandering around the beautiful Myconian coastline.

Paradise Beach 1985. The traditional greek fish boats “kaiki” keep transferring people to the beaches of Mykonos until nowadays. Image Credit ©P.Ramby

Trust the right team to book your private place on the cosmopolitan beaches and set up explorational escapes to discover the magic of Mykono’s secluded little bays and seaside natural coves. 
Add fun to your life on the beach with water sports activities, wellbeing massage sessions, and food from the hands of the most famous experienced local and internationally renowned chefs. 
The possibilities to live that special moment start by the time you set foot on the island and expand further to spending a whole day on the beach; literally endless.
Mykonos Prive is here to make sure you make the best choices for experiencing the maximum of the Mykonian life on the beach.  

Bank Que at the port 1982. © Jan Willemsen

Feel the open-minded welcome of the locals
Mykonos has always been the center of the world.
From ancient Delos days, being a central commerce port and market of the back then known world, to the 20th century French exhibitions set to rediscover the island, Mykonians are accustomed to the presence of foreign visitors, and the pleasure of an interaction with other cultures is in the locals’ DNA memory for millennia.     
Fast forward to the modern world, the gay movement of the 70s was introduced to the island with Jackie Onassis’s American friends becoming the flagship of freedom and radical self-expression, producing an explosive cocktail of good vibes with humor, romance, showered in bliss by the stardust falling from the Aegean skies.
The result is a unique sense of inclusivity and freedom without any compromise on the rights of exclusivity and privacy being exercised by all is the absolute norm.
Can’t think of any other place in the world that safeguards cultural freedom and quality through diversity, the simple, effortless, and beautiful way Mykonos does. 
Do you?           

One of the most special – and unknown – secluded landmarks of the Aegean archipelago. Image Credit ©

Live the magical sunset at Armenistis lighthouse
Dating back to 1891, this is one of the most interesting lighthouses in the Cyclades.
From the North West tip of the island, spend an evening there and watch the sunset, one of the most beautiful in Mykonos and in all of Greece. 
This is one of the best ways to escape within the escape Mykonos, decompress, and rejuvenate.
Not often found in a Mykonos quick guide, but it is worth making the trip on foot and seeing the old mechanism in the garden of the Aegean Maritime Museum in Chora.
Finally, what you really want to do in Mykonos is…
Feel like a star on an island that treats you like one (because you are one).
The unique world culture of Mykonos has been cultivated since antiquity only to see its seeds flourishing in the modern world with the mindset of the indisputable pioneer.
Mykonos and the Mykonians treat their visitors like true celebrities for more than a century.
Mykonos Prive Concierge Agency is here to make sure you enjoy this unique experience authentically and become a real part of her culture.

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