You are planning your next vacations, and you are thinking about Mykonos as a possible destination. You may be wondering what makes people crazy about this little Aegean island and why so many tourists are attracted to it.

Here we give you the five main reasons that make Mykonos an excellent choice for your next vacation.

The award-winning restaurants and eateries

Mykonos is a paradise of fine dining. A suitable proof for this is that it has some excellent restaurants which have won international awards. To give you an idea, here is a list with the restaurants in Mykonos that have received an award by FNL Best Restaurants Awards just last year:

Kensho (2 stars – Ornos Beach)

Kensho Boutique Hotel & Suites has a great fine dining restaurant where guests can enjoy the gourmet dishes and the calming sea view. The menu includes Mediterranean, Greek and European dishes.

M-Eating (Matogianni, Mykonos Town)

Three different areas to enjoy a fantastic dinner with Mediterranean and Greek cuisine.

Reeza (Agios Stefanos Beach)

It belongs to the Rocabella Hotel, and its name means “root” in Greek. Fusion Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, based on traditional recipes.

Nammos (Psarou Beach)

Mostly known for its crazy parties, as Nammos is an all-day resort and night club, it offers organic Mediterranean dishes.

Principote (Panormos Beach)

Great views and food in a peaceful location on the north seaside of Mykonos.

Nobu Matsuhisa (2 stars – Rochari hill, Mykonos Town)

The world-famous chef brings his signature Japanese dishes in one of the most luxurious hotels of the island, Belvedere.

Jackie O` Beach (Super Paradise Beach)

Exotic environment and fusion Mediterranean and Asian cuisine.

Ling Ling Hakkasan (Mykonos Town)

The renowned restaurant chain brings Cantonese dishes to Mykonos island.

The beautiful surroundings

In Mykonos, you will see a lot of beautiful landscapes. The sandy beaches, the rocky hills and the turquoise waters offer the best background for amazing photos. Brilliant touristic attractions like the Windmills, Little Venice or Paraportiani Church will take you to a pleasant trip to the island’s past. Also, if you want to meet the serene, wild part of Mykonos, all you have to do is to take a road to the hills towards the centre of the island.

The best way to enjoy the beautiful natural environment in Mykonos is to rent a Luxury Villa in a remote location. Many Luxury Villas in Mykonos can be found at the most idyllic spots of the island, offering magnificent views to the sea and extreme luxury.

The amazing beaches

You can visit around 30 beaches in Mykonos if you have enough time. Most of them have golden sand and crystal clear waters. Some are organised with restaurants, bars, sun beds and watersports. Some others are virgin or partly organised, leaving plenty of room to people who want to enjoy the sea away from crowded or noisy places.

Mykonos beaches can cover almost all tastes. If you want something different from the typical, sandy beach you can try the pebbled or rocky shores of the island.

The incredible nightlife

It looks like Mykonos never sleeps. Nightlife here is exceptionally vibrant and most night clubs close in the morning. The centre of Mykonos Town is full of bars, clubs and restaurants and the narrow alleys often get crowded with people drinking and having fun.

Apart from Mykonos Town, the southern party beaches create a second “zone” of intense nightlife. Wild parties with champagne showers and lots of events attract hundreds of tourists every night.

The endless shopping

If you like shopping, you will find the centre of Mykonos Town irresistible. Here you can find the latest creations of international clothe and accessories designers, fabulous jewellery or the most famous watch brands. Many art galleries offer a long trip to art, and you can buy the sculpture or the painting you liked.

Don’t forget to buy some local delicacies, such as Kopanisti cheese, local ouzo and wines or Amygdalota sweets. They come from local farms and bakeries, and they are very hard to find outside Mykonos.