Spending a vacation on Mykonos is a dream come true for many, but before you book your stay on the most popular of Cycladic islands, you should make a travel plan. The first thing to ask yourself is, what is the best time to visit Mykonos? Depending on what kind of weather you like and what you plan to do during your stay in Greece, the answer may differ. Let’s see what part of the year is right for you.
The right time to visit Mykonos depends on what you want to see and do here. Everybody knows that The Island of the Winds is famous for its party scene, but hanging out in beach clubs and partying until dawn isn’t the only great activity here. Mykonos has a lot to offer in many areas of life – culture, leisure, great cuisine, archeological sites (located on the neighboring Delos), and even shopping in Mykonos town is top-level for shopaholics all around the world.
It’s no secret that this is one of the top-rated and most expensive Greek islands, which means that it should absolutely be a part of your bucket list. Vacationing in the most luxurious Mykonos villa here and experiencing the characteristic lifestyle of the most cosmopolitan out of all Greek islands is a unique experience.
People who love a good party will enjoy Mykonos, but when to go if this is your primary vacation goal? Parties start in the middle of June, but July and August are the peaks of party season – that’s when the most popular DJs will be on the island. People are having fun on every corner – from beach clubs to Chora (principal town), wherever you go, you can’t make a mistake.
Mykonos nightlife is wild and glamorous, and parties are usually over only when the sun rises. There are many world-famous clubs, such as Lindsay Lohan Beach Club, Jackie O’, Paradise and Super Paradise Beach Club, Scorpios Beach Club, Buddha Bar, and Nammos. Of course, keep in mind that prices will be higher during the high season than the rest of the summer.
When is the best time to go to Mykonos, Greece, if you want to have a nice, relaxing vacation? We suggest the beginning of June and the whole of September. Why choose these parts of the year? Considering that your goal is to enjoy beaches and the sea, skipping the party mania in July and August is probably a good idea.
The great thing is that the weather on the island is perfect the whole summer – and June is less hot than July and August. The temperatures and the breeze are ideal. September is also quite nice – it’s not too hot, and the crowds have gone away. The party season ends at the beginning of September, which means that you’ll also get to enjoy this place for lower prices.
Why not explore more than one place during your travel to Greece? This is a perfect opportunity to check out islands close to Mykonos – experience Greek island hopping. The most popular ones are Santorini (of course), Paros, and Naxos. The mere experience of riding on a ferry will be splendid, and you’ll also get to see other beautiful places.
Be sure to set aside more than just a day, especially for Santorini. There’s much to see – plus, the ferry ride from Mykonos to Santorini is 2-3 hours, so you should count that in. Also, don’t forget that you can hop on a quick boat ride to Delos – the archeological sites are breathtaking.
If you can’t afford the luxury Mykonos experience but still want to see this legendary place, there is a solution. You just have to come here during the so-called shoulder season – that is, the part of the summer when there aren’t parties. Of course, this doesn’t work for everybody, but if you only wish to see the beaches, you’re in luck – Mykonos weather is warm in April, May, and even October.
Don’t expect food and drinks to be much different when it comes to prices. Still, it is reasonable to expect lower accommodation prices in hotels and private villas in Mykonos, especially in October, when there are not many tourists. This part of the year is also great for cruising the islands. Santorini has a bit longer season than Mykonos, so you can be sure that October there will be pretty warm.
If you can help it, it’s better not to travel to Mykonos once November starts. It’s winter from November to April, which means rain, clouds, and gloomy weather. It will be cold for anything besides walking around Chora and soaking in the view of Little Venice and windmills. Most restaurants, hotels, and luxury Mykonos villas are closed in winter, but there are enough places to get by.
Of course, if you’re a fan of lower temperatures, this could be quite an interesting vacation for you – Mykonos is beautiful no matter the temperature outside. Also, by lower temperatures, we mean around 12°C (53.6°F) in December, which is not that bad for winter, isn’t it? Besides the temperature, prices also drop during this period, so it is the perfect season for everyone on a budget.
When you plan on coming to such a luxurious place as Mykonos, you most certainly should treat yourself to high-quality accommodation – one of our Mykonos luxury villas on the island awaits you. All you need to do is reach out to us, and we’ll make sure that you have the most beautiful place to stay while you’re enjoying the amenities of Mykonos. We also offer a car rental service, perfect for those who want to get around the island and explore everything it offers.