Against all odds, the mythical isle of the Cyclades is the perfect destination for families. Explore our favourite experiences for a Mykonos family holiday.
Crazy nights, a lack of activities for kids and unsuitable beaches. These may be your first impressions of the Greek island that never sleeps. But Mykonos is also a stunning family destination, full of secrets to uncover, culinary delights to try and paradisiacal beaches to laze on. Follow us to discover our favourite experiences for your luxury Greece holidays on the beautiful island of Mykonos!
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For an adventurous family
Go on a summertime adventure in Mykonos. Though it may seem small at first glance, the island hides a multitude of secrets to unveil and family-friendly adventures to enjoy. It is one of our favourite luxury holiday destinations.
The mysterious island of Delos by boat
In the early hours of the morning, embark on a sailboat for an unparalleled escape to the mysterious island of the Cyclades, Delos. Explore in the still, warm morning air, the ruins of the sacred island of Apollo and learn about its myths that will delight children of all ages. Then take the path to a magnificent wild beach for a day of idleness at the edge of crystalline water. If you wish to continue the adventurous day trip, take a leap of faith to the Island of Rhenia, the magnificent little sister of Delos.
Lia Beach, the secret beach
On the island of Mykonos, head towards Lia Beach, an isolated beach nestled between rocks and clear blue waters, perfect for diving. Armed with masks and snorkels, explore the bottom of these crystal waters as a family. When the hunger kicks in, there is a little restaurant on the beach, perfect for a family lunch made from all fresh produce, with an incredible view of the seafront.
The secret mills of Mykonos
Explore the land and discover the mills of Mykonos, symbols of the island dating back to the 16th century. Most of them have now been converted into second homes but some can still be visited. Follow our guide on their discovery, the rhythm of the tales and legends of the island will certainly keep the youngest in suspense.
For a foodie family
If you're someone who loves to discover a destination in terms of the food scene, Mykonos will not let you down. Go on a voyage of discovery of the tastes of the island and marvel at the beautifully decorated tables. Here are our favourite from a wide range of addresses on the island to visit during luxury family holidays to Mykonos, perfect for the little ones.
Breakfast on the beach
To kick off your luxury holidays in Mykonos, there is nothing better than breakfast by the sea. Sip your coffee on Platys Gialos beach, or on the port where you can watch the centre slowly come to life with the early arrival of the fishermen.
Lunch by the sea
In Mykonos, lunch is taken on a terrace by the sea and gives pride of place to delicious, fresh seafood. For a delicious, no-fuss lunch, we recommend Kiki's, a restaurant with simple beauty and excellent food, tucked away near the pretty church on Agios Sostis beach.
For chic decor, head towards Spilia, hidden in a cave just above the water with a tremendous view. You can't leave the island without trying their sea urchins and their lobster pasta.
To immerse yourself into the lively scene that Mykonos, sit back and relax in the trendy decor of Nammos. This club, restaurant, and bar is the place where the jet-setters all meet but it is also great for kids, who can play on the beach whilst you enjoy your lunch.
Dinner under the stars
After strolling through the streets of the town and exploring the heavenly beaches of Mykonos, it's time for dinner. Mykonos has a multitude of addresses to try out as a family. For a glamorous dinner, Ling Ling, little sister of the famed Hakkasan in London, is perfect. The decor and food blend urban and asian influence, in a charming courtyard full of bougainvillea
If you're in the mood for a more relaxed evening, go to Catari. This restaurant has an Italian feel to it, with its menu based on pasta, delicious Neapolitan pizzas and tasty trattoria style dishes.
Finally, if your family is a fan of natural cuisine, this is a restaurant that will delight you. Nesea applies the "farm-to-table" philosophy, using only fresh produce from neighbouring producers. An elegant setting for an ultra-fresh, delicately prepared meal.
After enjoying the delicious cuisine of Mykonos, admire the magnificent sunset from the terrace of Caprice, which has been enlivening the quays with its relaxed atmosphere for over 30 years.
For a laidback family
Mykonos is the ideal place to let yourself be carried away by the summer atmosphere and your desires. Family holidays in Mykonos are synonymous with freedom and relaxation. Discover our little corners of paradise where you can laze with your family all day long.
Agios Sostis, the idle beach
Agios Sostis beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Mykonos for a family day out. Wild and very calm, without deckchairs, looked over by an adorable little white chapel, it is profoundly peaceful. Relax under the sun all day long, while the children swim in the clear and calm water.
Fokos Beach, the wild creek
Another hidden beach with a quiet atmosphere, Fokos Beach has the advantage of being very easy to access. On this beautiful wild cove, you can spend the whole day with your family. But don't forget to bring umbrellas and water as the beach is poorly equipped. For lunch, a pretty straw hut serves a delicious grilled fish, almost with your feet in the sand.
Kalo Livadi, joyful atmosphere
Kalo Livadi is a beach for everyone. This long stretch of white sand, with its clear water and relaxed atmosphere, is ideal for families. Here, trendy youngsters and large families mingle in a friendly spirit. The beach's restaurants and bars play soft background music, which only becomes present at the end of the day.
Explore our most beautiful villas for a Mykonos family holiday
A view of the turquoise sea and the Greek islands, raw materials and a fairy-tale atmosphere: Villa Anthéna is the perfect villa for a family of adventurers.
Between white and stone walls, Villa Baïos is the ideal family refuge in the Cyclades' countryside, where you can spend hours with your loved ones under its many shaded spaces with a view of the Mediterranean.
Just 5 kilometres from the center of Mykonos, Villa Venetia is a refuge of well-being ideally located in the heights of the Cyclades. Its traditional and sophisticated decoration, as well as its panoramic terrace, make it the Greek villa par excellence to discover these mythical islands.