Romantic things to do in Mykonos

Where to feel loved-up in Mykonos

The Greek island of Mykonos is a haven for couples. Wander around the whitewashed 14th century churches and tuck into Greek cuisine along the seafront to feel seriously loved up - not just with your partner, but the place itself - while couples who are looking for something a little more active can enjoy watersports off of Platis Gialos Beach. History can be admired at The Windmills, a picturesque row of wheat mills, while livelier scenes can be enjoyed down bustling Matoyianni Street and Ibiza-like Paradise Beach. Browse our range of holiday packages to Mykonos to fall even further in love with this idyllic destination.

  1. Dine along beachfront Little Venice
  2. Get away from the crowds on Platis Gialos Beach
  3. Take in The Windmills
  4. Go for a stroll down Matoyianni Street
  5. Get down on Paradise Beach
  6. Tie the knot at Paraportiani Church

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1. Dine along beachfront Little Venice

Little Venice is one of the most romantic settings in Mykonos. Along the waterfront are a line of short-stacked, white buildings with colourful doors and handrails. Some of these buildings open up into delicious restaurants with tables that spill out over the pavement and offer amazing views across the bay. Choose a white-clothed table and gaze into your partner’s eyes while the sun sets in the background.

Best for: Romantic dinners.

While you’re there: Wind your way around the buildings - the architecture gives it its Little Venice nickname.

2. Get away from the crowds on Platis Gialos Beach

Ssh - Platis Gialos is a secret you’ll want to keep to yourselves. This tranquil spot is set in a horseshoe bay, and is blissfully located enough of a drive away from the main part of the city. Once you’re here, there’s the choice of watersports, snorkelling or simply resting up on the beach; you won’t be fighting off hordes of tourists here, that’s for sure. Once you’ve wakeboarded, banana boat-ed and sunbathed to your heart’s content, mooch over to a beachfront restaurant for a well-deserved break, and to plan the rest of your afternoons together before you return to your hotel.

Bets for: Intimacy.

While you’re there: Book onto a boat tour which covers the coastline.

3. Take in The Windmills

Could The Windmills (Kato Milli) be the most romantic spot in Mykonos? These four pure-white windmills were constructed in the 16th century and served as wheat mills until the 1950s. Their positioning makes it the first sight for those entering Mykonos by water, and indeed these genteel buildings are well worth a visit in their own right. Walk around the site hand in hand as you take in the rest of the area, which is lined with cafes and restaurants boasting sea views. While you can’t enter the windmills themselves, they make for a picture-perfect backdrop for a couple’s selfie or two!

Best for: Instagram-worthy spot.

While you’re there: Treat your partner to a local-made item at one of the small shops here.

4. Go for a stroll down Matoyianni Street

One of the main streets in Mykonos, Matoyianni Street is the place to go for the best shops and restaurants, which is all served with a lively energy. During the day, soak up the brilliant white of the area interspersed with colourful details, while at night the place comes to life in a totally new style. Linger in the boutique shops and jewellery stores during the day, then enjoy the people-watching views from your restaurant table by night.

Best for: Lively action.

While you’re there: Why not buy a piece of art to commemorate your trip?

5. Get down on Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach is popular for good reason, home to beach clubs, cocktail bars and swanky restaurants. It’s home to some of the most romantic things to do in Mykonos, from dancing and eating to drinking and sea diving. While there’s a large party scene here with an Ibiza-like feel to it, it’s still one of the most loved-up spots to venture to. You can both get down to the beats on the dancefloor or sample traditional Greek cuisine; or if you’re here during the day, launch yourselves into the sea and fall in love underwater. Whatever your vibe, you’ll find it here on Paradise Beach.

Best for: Best of both paradise worlds.

While you’re there: The bars stay open until the early hours, so you’ve plenty of time to make the most of everything there is to do here!

6. Tie the knot at Paraportiani Church

Well, you can’t actually get married at Paraportiani Church, but you can certainly fantasise about doing so. This brilliant-white church with its multi-stacked five chapels were built between the 14th and 17th centuries, and there’s certainly that old-world feel to it in all its higgedly-piggedly beauty. You won’t want to leave this ultimate romantic destination, and may find yourself wanting to ask a rather important question while you’re there...

Best for: Feeling like you’re up in the clouds.

While you’re there: Visit at sunset for ethereal views.

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