Mykonos (Greece)

Hilltops studded with windmills, endless rolling hills and beaches that glitter – a photogenic island from every angle.

Mykonos island, where tradition, nightlife and glamour live side by side

The Greek Island, Mykonos, flaunts its double personality the moment you set eyes on its coastline. Basking in year-round sunshine, its rugged rocky landscape blends seamlessly with smooth sandy beaches. In the distance, undulating hills host the island’s iconic windmills turning in symphony with the seasonal winds that have branded Mykonos ‘island of the winds’.

On appearance, traditional white-washed villages seem untouched by time, but delve deeper into their maze of cobbled streets and you’ll find cosmopolitan bars, exclusive boutiques and gourmet restaurants. High-energy nightlife gives way to calming, picture-perfect beaches where it’s easy to find your inner peace.

And travel back through the centuries at Mykonos’ archaeological sites where you’ll encounter the Sanctuary of Apollo and many other fascinating ancient relics that reveal the island’s varied past. Then explore traditional villages such as Ano Mera where the pure white walls of Panagia Tourliani monastery appear crafted from the landscape.

A windy maze of cobblestone streets flanked by deliciously white houses and shades of bougainvillea pink will have you captivated the whole time in Mykonos, Greece. Its quintessential feel beautifully balances with a mix of glamorous cafes, restaurants and bars that tempt you with ice-cool cocktails. And strolling further along the picturesque harbor, you’ll come across the oldest part of the town: the one and only Little Venice. Picture postcard wooden houses, balconies that trickle into the sea and a view over the windmills that sets the scene for one of the best sunset locations on earth.

Looking up towards houses perched high on the hilltops and a vast expanse of crystal clear water in front of you, Ornos beach is a slice of heaven on Mykonos island. Protected from the famous winds, here you can take it easy with uninterrupted sunbathing and swimming in the turquoise waters the Greek Islands are famous for.

Amazing excursions carefully curated by Celestyal Cruises’s experts