ad collaborative post // When it comes to the most romantic places in the Mediterranean (if not the entire world), Mykonos, and her twin sister, Santorini, are the first to come to mind for sure.
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This is a totally justified association, considering the magnificent beaches with the sugary shores and the crystalline waters, the heart-stopping sunsets, the beautiful, traditional, whitewashed architecture, and the impressive number of accommodation options to suit every budget, taste, requirement, and need. No wonder newlyweds around the globe choose Mykonos for their honeymoon.
With a striking combination between hip bars, fine dining restaurants, a romantic atmosphere, picturesque cobblestone alleys lined with cubic-shaped milky houses, charming blue-domed chapels on top of hills with a stunning Mediterranean background, shops, clubs that never stop partying, Mykonos is a dream land for anyone choosing to visit it, especially young couples!
Either you are here to celebrate an anniversary, just got married, or simply want to relight that fire, you can’t go wrong with the Queen of the Cyclades. Here are some of the best places to stay while on a honeymoon or a romantic escape for two!
Which side of Mykonos is best for a honeymoon?
It depends on what you want to experience. For example, for more tranquil and peaceful adventures, the northeastern part of Mykonos is just perfect. So, you could select Agios Sostis or Panormos and get your wish granted. The same quietness is also exuded from the beaches (and their surrounding areas) of Paraga, Kalafatis, and Elia.
Now, if you would rather be part of the island’s vivid nightlife, then the southern side will fit like a glove. In this case, you could opt for a luxury villa at Psarou, Platis Gialos, or Ornos beaches, which are some of the most developed shores in Mykonos with a resort atmosphere.
Where to stay for a honeymoon in Mykonos
Below are our top suggestions for newlyweds and not only!
Mykonos Town – The island’s capital has all the majority of entertainment options, including bars, cafes, restaurants, tavernas, shops, chic villas, and clubs. At the same time, it pampers with exquisite views from prestigious landmarks, such as the hilltop Windmills, the scenic and beachfront Little Venice neighbourhood with the colourful Venetian-style houses and the wooden balconies hanging over the sea. Plus, it’s near some great beaches, such as Megali Ammos, and also enchants with its lovely maze-like streets.
Ornos – A superb option around 3 kilometres from the island’s capital that’s home to the captivating Ornos beach (one of the most well-organised on the island). It provides a good nightlife and it’s mostly preferred for being a bit further away from the Mykonos Town noise and bustle. Ornos even features a picture-perfect bay and mind-blowing seascapes. Finally, two calm beaches are within walking distance from Ornos.
Psarou Beach – A celeb-favoured location and one of the trendiest beaches in Mykonos with stunning views of the shimmering Aegean Sea and the azure skies. The emerald green waters, the adorable scenery, the upscale beach club, the great restaurants, and the inviting ambiance overall are factors that keep honeymooners’ attention locked at Psarou!
Elia Beach – Another place with a fantastic shore and huge, designated sections for nudity (the same applies to Panormos Beach and Paraga Beach). Either a straight or gay couple, Elia epitomises luxury, pampering, and a “live and live” attitude that’s simply unbeatable. As for the beach itself, it is covered in sunbeds and parasols and you may also get your doughnuts, drink, or light snack served straight to your umbrella.
Super Paradise – This is where the partying heart of Mykonos beats. Nicely tucked into a lovely sheltered cove, Super Paradise is a lively spot along the coastline with crystal-clear waters, fine sand beach, and non-stop, night-long parties and events. The next best party beach is its sibling, Paradise Beach, which also hosts an amazing number of bars and clubs.
Agios Ioannis – Along with its almost adjacent Kapari Beach, Agios Ioannis is a beach not many people visit as it’s a bit off the beaten path. This, of course, is part of its allure as it provides private and relaxed moments by the sea with amazing views.
Without a doubt, Mykonos is full of superior locations to spend your honeymoon. It all has to do with what a dreamy holiday as a newlywed couple means for you. What is definitely a fact, though, is that you can certainly splurge on as much luxury and pampering as you desire, by selecting one of the many gorgeous and stylish villas with amenities like private swimming pool, massage or spa treatments, private chef preparing palate-pleasing meals for you, and ravishing panoramas of the archipelago and the hypnotising coastline spreading below your feet!