Mykonos is known for its glamorous beaches and buzzing nightlife. It’s one of the most popular clubbing destinations during the summer months but it’s not just the party set who are booking cheap flights to Mykonos, Greece. The Greek island offers something for everyone.
Hip neighbourhoods such as Little Venice, picture perfect villages (complete with traditional windmills), plus some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe are just a few more reasons to fly to Mykonos with Ryanair. Read on to discover more before booking your Mykonos cheap flights.
When to book cheap flights to Mykonos
Tourist season in Mykonos usually begins in April and the island remains busy until October. Peak holiday season is between July and August when DJs from around the world jet in to entertain the masses. Weather during this time is what you would expect from an island in the Cyclades. July and August are the warmest months with temperatures climbing as high as 30°C during the day. If you want to avoid the crowds then it’s worth planning a trip in spring or autumn. Once you’ve booked your cheap Mykonos flights, check out Ryanair Rooms for great value deals on hotels, apartments and accommodation in Mykonos.
What to see in Mykonos
There’s the obvious nightlife that has earned the island the nickname of the ‘Greek Ibiza’, but apart from that there are plenty of things to see and do. Probably the most photographed landmark on the island are the windmills in Chora. For centuries they were used to refine grain, but these days you’re most likely to find them popping up in pretty sunset shots on Instagram.
With the savings you’ve made on your cheap flights to Mykonos you can afford to explore beautiful and interesting neighbourhoods such as Little Venice. This small, colourful neighbourhood is filled with houses that have been converted into bars and restaurants.
For a day-trip with a difference, head to Delos. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. Legend has it that it was the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo. Get there by taking one of the many boats that depart from Mykonos harbour.
When your Mykonos flights land, you’ll find the island has a convenient public bus service offering routes across the island that connect different towns, beaches and attractions. During the summer months they operate for longer hours too, sometimes until 4am. Journeys only cost a few euro and you can get tickets from stands in the street or in tourist shops around the island. Mykonos is a great place to explore on foot too. You can get lost in the narrow streets and find some cool bars, shops and restaurants. Locals in the town are quite friendly and will usually point you in the right direction. The island is also a wonderful place to discover by bike if you want to keep active during your trip. Prefer four wheels to two? Search Ryanair Car Hire for great value deals on car hire in Mykonos.
What to eat in Mykonos
Mykonos is home to some fantastic restaurants where you can enjoy traditional Greek cuisine. We recommend trying Greek classics like moussaka, pastitsio and souvlaki. Don’t fly to Mykonos without trying a gyro. Mykonos has food specialties of its own that you should definitely try as well. Try kopanisti, which is a spicy cheese, local appetiser ksinotira, and louza – a dish made from thinly sliced pork. The island is also famous for its seafood – order the catch of the day and you won’t be disappointed.