Greek’s answer to Ibiza and St Tropez all rolled into one, the island of Mykonos in the heart of the Cyclades is a cosmopolitan paradise that knows how to work hard and play even harder. Launched into the public consciousness by Hollywood stars of the 60s - including Jackie O who was reportedly captivated by the island - Mykonos is as glamorous and hedonistic now as it ever was. The capital town of
Hora (or Mykonos Town) is a picture of Greek beauty with its tangled maze of whitewashed buildings, cobblestoned streets and restaurants lapped at by cerulean waters, all overlooked by the town’s five iconic 16th century windmills. When the night takes hold, Mykonos really comes into its own and revellers flock to its beach bars and super-clubs where international DJs are often top of the bill and the parties only ever stop for a few hours a day. For another side to Mykonos holidays, hire a scooter and discover a more rugged character to this Greek gem as you traverse dusty hills to get to lesser-known rocky coves. If its beaches you’re after, there’s one for every mood and every day of your stay. A popular destination that’s prone to crowds, busy or not, there are many pockets of magic to be found in Mykonos and you’re guaranteed to come away truly charmed.