Also known as the Queen of the Cyclades, Mykonos is an idyllic Greek island combining a bustling nightlife with breathtaking sunsets, beautiful sandy shores, and romantic scenery. So, besides a popular destination for party-goers, the Island of the Winds is also a great option for couples’ holidays that wish to unwind and live a unique Greek island experience. With lots of hidden treasures in offbeat areas shielded away from tourists’ prying eyes, Mykonos offers refreshing alternatives to wild parties and night-long dancing and drinking! Here are some of the things you can add to your to-do list when visiting Mykonos with that special person in your life.
- Enjoy the salty air and warm sun in secluded sugary beaches
If mingling with infamous celebs at loud beach bars is not your cup of tea, then stray away from shores like Psarou and Paradise Beach and head straight to more isolated and peaceful options like Lia beach. You will have the chance to enjoy a million shades of blue swirling in the air and the sea while also taking on the adventure of snorkeling and scuba diving in Mykonos. Lia Beach is a south-east-facing shore protected by rocks that even offers a more secluded little beach where you can be all by yourself.
You may also keep your romance away from crammed shores by opting for Agrari Beach, Kapari Beach, Agia Anna Beach, and Fokos Beach. They all provide much-needed privacy and tranquility so you can savour the allure of the Aegean Sea while soaking up the warm Mediterranean sun.
- Join a Beach Club Atmosphere
If spending your time at the beach with your partner means sipping cocktails, swinging to the beat of the music, and even joining a party, then beaches like Super Paradise and Paradise are superb options. Covered with sunbeds and featuring crystalline waters and spellbinding views, they definitely entice with their upbeat vibe.
Prefer to wander around with your birthday suit? Panormos hosts a nudist-friendly side far from its vibrant organised beach and the beach club. As for gay couples, Elia is an excellent shore to visit and enjoy your fun and precious time with your partner.
- Nurture Romance at Little Venice
Although not an off-the-beaten-track option, visiting Little Venice will overwhelm you with a magnetic emotional closeness and a sense of intimacy. One of the most photographed local attractions, Little Venice is a miniature of the famous Italian city that shares the same name. Expect scenic cobbled alleys, seaside cafe-bars and restaurants, and colourful buildings with wooden balconies hanging over the sea. Once the residences of rich and wealthy captains and merchants, they are now inviting spots to relish heart-stopping sunset views and seascapes.
- Watch the sunset from the Windmills
There are many different locations around the island offering mind-blowing vistas of the descending sun. You can, for example, lay eyes on enchanting sunset views from the picturesque streets of Mykonos Town, the spectacular Ornos village, your luxury suite, or Little Venice. You may, however, get to the highest point of Mykonos Town and have an incredibly whimsical experience. That would, of course, be the 16th-century, Venetian-built Windmills standing proudly on the landmark hill of Mykonos Town or Chora. Feel free to hold hands and close your eyes as you are drifting to a magical land with every sea breeze that will embrace you.
- Dine in utmost luxury onboard a luxury yacht or private dining area
Closing an exciting day with a romantic dining experience is one of the most rewarding ways to live a Mykonos adventure for two. Luxury resort Kivotos Hotels at charming Ornos bay offers exceptional dining endeavours at its private seaside area where you can please your palate with delicious traditional Greek dishes and the finest local wine. Or, you could gaze at the sunset while pampering your taste buds with succulent Mykonos flavours onboard the hotel’s privately-owned luxury yacht!
And, why not, continue with a sailing escapade across the azure waters of the Cyclades with a sailing tour! You can visit the historical islands of Delos and Rhenia or explore the rest of the Cyclades, including both popular islands like Paros and lesser-known destinations offering ultimate privacy.
As you can realise yourself, Mykonos provides an abundance of options to share romance with your partner and keep (or relight) that fire between you. No wonder so many newlyweds choose this Cyclades pearl for their honeymoon!