The island may be slightly breezier than some of the other Greek islands, but you can still expect a typical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. That breeze takes the edge off the summer temperatures, too, making it more comfortable.
In spring and autumn, temperatures are firmly in the early 20s (˚C); it’s a great time for sightseeing. The mercury rises to the high 20s (˚C) and early 30s (˚C) in July and August. There’s some welcome relief from the heat, though, thanks to the island’s Cyclades setting and the meltemi winds.
Party people: Let international DJs be your guide at the parties on Paradise Beach.
Beach fans: Choose your favourite spot along Mykonos’ famous golden shoreline to soak up the Mediterranean sunshine.
Scenery lovers: With its whitewashed buildings, cobbled streets and turquoise waters, Mykonos is a perfect photo opportunity waiting to happen.
More about Mykonos
Language: The language spoken is Greek.
Currency: The currency used is Euro (€).
Local time: Mykonos is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Mykonos Airport. The transfer time to most hotels is only about 20 minutes.
Flight time from UK: The flight time to Mykonos is 4 hours.
Tourist Information: You can read more tourist information here.
Visa / health: Before your holiday, be sure to click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health.
By taxi: They may not be the cheapest way to get around, but taxis are definitely a convenient option. There are no taxi meters; fares are fixed depending on your destination, so be sure to establish a price in advance.
By bus: The island has two main bus stations, and you can catch a ride to the most popular beaches and villages on the island. Tickets are cheap, and the buses run regularly during peak season.
By kaiki: Want to take the scenic route? Hop aboard a kaiki (small boat) and sail over to the beaches on the southern and western coast of the island. You’ll find schedule and ticket information at the travel agencies on the port. It’s a must-do on any Mykonos holiday.
Mykonos Summer Festival: When summer arrives, the island takes the festival spirit to the next level with a series of open-air concerts, theatrical performances, and art exhibitions, making it a great location for culture lovers.
Xlsior Festival: Join thousands of party-people from all over the world as they descend upon the island for one of the hottest (and biggest) LGBT summer festivals. It’s loud, it’s proud, and it’s fabulous!
Harvest Festival: Every September at the Agricultural Museum, you can enjoy a taste of real local culture. Expect food, wine, and storytelling; and don’t leave without sampling the fresh oven bakes.