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Mykonos is an undeniable Queen in the Cyclades (and not only of course) with a loyal following that counts millions of worshipers who step foot on the hottest island in the Mediterranean every single year. Can you blame them? Besides being one of the most luxurious destinations in the world, Mykonos is also a beautiful island with unique charms.

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No wonder thousands of celebs and VIPs prefer Mykonos for their summer vacations. It is the place where raw natural beauty and elegance come together with an irresistible combination that attracts those seeking thrilling, exciting, and luxury experiences.

With so many exclusive villas and chic mansions spread across the island, choosing the one that best suits your needs and requirements is key to memorable holidays. This guide will help you pick just the right one for you and your loved one(s) based on several essential factors that need to be taken into account before deciding where to stay in Mykonos. Given that most available villas feature the charms of traditional Cycladic architecture and an appealing design, do choose your next Mykonos villa based on:

The Right Location

It all depends on what you have in mind before coming to Mykonos. If, for example, you are visiting the island intending to join every single party that will make headlines, then a mansion close to the capital will fit the bill perfectly. Prefer spending most of your time by the beach, soaking up the warm sun and enjoying sandy shores and crystalline waters?

You can pick a property nearby a cosmopolitan beach such as Paraga, Super Paradise, or Paradise or a more secluded option where you can be with nothing but the bare minimum. Or, you may wish for natural allure and a place to stay that is amidst a relaxing environment away from the bustle and craziness of this party mecca. 

Other considerations before picking the right location include:

  • Do I need to be somewhere close to regular public transport options? 
  • What level of privacy do I need?
  • Do I want sunset views and breath-taking seascapes, or am I okay with a cityscape? 
  • Do I need access to tourist facilities, such as restaurants, shops, tavernas, and clubs or something a bit further off the city centre?

If you are visiting Mykonos with children, then being close to an organised beach, which means a plethora of tourist facilities as well) is definitely a must for you. Unless, of course, you have plans for a different style of family vacations.

The Views from the Mansion

To most people visiting Mykonos for their summer holidays, being able to lay eyes on heart-stopping views of the shimmering Aegean Sea and the cloudless Mediterranean sky is an unnegotiable must-have. Rightfully so. The Cyclades, as well as the other Greek islands, are homes to incredible panoramas you can see nowhere else on this Earth. If a sense of romance runs in your blood, and appreciate the tranquillity infused while watching the sun taking its place in the sky or slipping behind the horizon, then an East or West-facing villa is probably your best choice. 

To those of you loving the liveliness of the city centre, then a mansion close to all the designer boutiques, elite restaurants, and the popular sights, such as the Windmills or Little Venice, is a great pick. Of course, you may also opt for a lux residence with private balconies, terraces, and gardens, which also offer arresting views of the coastline and provide easy access to the things you love the most. 

The Size of the Property

How many of you will be spending your holidays at Mykonos? Will it be just you and your partner? The entire family? Large groups of friends? Several couples together? A couple of families with their children who wish to be on the same land, yet, in different mansions? No matter the case, it is critical to have your privacy ensured and find a villa that is just the right size for you.

Being on top of one another is certainly nobody’s cup of tea, so mind the square footage of the property. Make sure it has enough bedrooms and living, dining, and lounging areas for all of you to enjoy. Extra features, such as guest houses with individual entrances and private balconies, are pluses for large groups. 

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The Services provided

Do your dreamy Mykonos vacations come with VIP services and a regal stay? Then the selected villa should have all the grace and lavishness required alongside the amenities and services that ensure royal-like holidays. You can find properties equipped with things like private infinity pools overlooking the Aegean Sea, spacious dining and living areas, built-in BBQs, a wine cellar, a personal gym, a private theatre, Jacuzzis, lovely gardens to enjoy your morning cup of tea, private terraces, fully equipped outdoor pool bars and kitchens, and many more. Create a list of the services you absolutely need during your vacations and see which villa serves them the most.  

On top of that, you may use an agency that provides concierge services, which could include anything from a private chef and chauffeur to VIP reservations and private cruise tours or helicopter rides. That way, you will have the entire range of the elite amenities A-lists enjoy. 

Now, if you are budget-conscious or an extravagant lifestyle is not your thing, there are plenty of accommodation options to suit your needs and still have a GREAT time! 


  1. Awk don’t! You have me dreaming of a nice wee holiday by the sea now! But I don’t even have a passport lol. I’ll have to get that sorted so I can take a wee week away somewhere similar!

    Great post, pet!

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