- JC Scott
Mykonos Ultimate 3-day Itinerary plus Other Things to Do
Updated: Nov 5, 2021
We spent 3 amazing days in the beautiful island of Mykonos, Greece, in the Cycladic island chain in the Aegean Sea. See the amazing island in our latest video.
We left Athens via a plane. We used Kiwi to book our trip as intra-European airline travel is about 2/3rds low cost carriers, we used Spanish airline Volotea. It took 45 minutes, a ferry is about 3-5 hours depending on the speed of the ferry.
Mykonos is a windy Island, the southern beaches have more protection from the wind, so we decided to stay in Platis Gialos in the south.
We had our hotel book a transfer for our arrival and departure. We stayed directly on the beach at Acrogiali Beach Hotel (highly recommended). They have lounge chairs on the beach that are part of your stay, an amazing breakfast buffet (included) and a sister hotel across the street with a pool. Other lounge chairs on the beach either come at a cost, or are "free" if you purchase food and drink from the owners of the lounger, these are often loaded with hidden expensive charges so get the price upront if you can.
Beach day, plus check-in, they checked us in early. We enjoyed the beach and then checked out the nearby Agia Anna beach, and Scorpios Beach Club. We also walked over to the high-end Psarou beach, the luxury shops, and Nammos beach club / restaurant. We ended up eating dinner that evening at Nammos, which was very pricey. It is a place to be seen, mega yachts in the bay, this is the place the rich and famous frequent. The food was good, service was good (although when a princely looking group showed up the service centered around that group), the atmosphere was very nice, just pricey.
We reserved a lounger in the front row early, had an amazing breakfast at the Acrogiali buffet on the patio. We then did the beach walk from Platis Gialos to Paradise Beach via Paraga beach. It was beautiful, we recommend comfortable shoes that can get dirty for this walk. We ate, drank, and swam our way from beach to beach, it took about half the day. We purchased a few floaties at the variety store on Platis Gialos, there is a variety store and a small grocery on the beach, very convenient. We lounged back at the beach and swam more with our new floaties before we cleaned up and headed out for the evening.
For the evening we took a taxi to Mykonos Town, we had our hotel book us a sunset dinner time at Katerina's Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge in Little Venice, Mykonos Town. Highly recommended! Perfect location right on the water, facing sunset and the beautiful windmills. The food was great, we were on the balcony over the water and it was perfect!
We took the bus back to our beach (Bus Routes / Times Here).
We spent more time on the beach using our floaties, ate another amazing breakfast buffet and eventually packed up to head out to the ferry. We arranged a transfer to the ferry port from our hotel and it was easy. We used ferryhopper to book our ferry, highly recommended, allowed us to have our tickets electronically and skip a huge queue at the port. We booked the fastest ferry to Santorini, which was the Seajets World Champion Jet, a 1 hour + 55 minute with stops in Ios and Naxos (very short stops). This is a FAST ferry, set a record in 2013 for the fastest, over 40 knots fast. The other ferry options are a bit cheaper but take significantly longer, you can search on Ferryhopper for all the options.
We love Mykonos! It is a perfect beach destination. Stay tuned for our next stop, the incredible island of Santorini!