Top Things To Do with Kids in Mykonos
Explore Ancient Delos
Our Ancient Delos Private Family Tour to the sacred island of Delos is a family favorite. Delos is the birthplace of the mythological twins of Zeus and Leto, Apollo and Artemis. Delos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an incredible island, and a must-visit when on vacation in Mykonos with your family. Take all the time that you need, this private tour is adjusted to your kids’ pace and interests.
Join a Family Cooking Lesson
During our Family Cooking Lesson, you and your kids will get the chance to spend some time together creating traditional Greek dishes. With the help of a local chef, your family will learn more about life on Mykonos island, its history, and its people. You will listen to personal stories and experiences while cooking tasty creations and having lots of fun!
Visit an organic animal farm
If you have young kids, our Family Visit Animal Organic Farm excursion is the perfect interactive activity to discover Mykonos village life and traditional farming methods. You and your kids meet the livestock and explore what it is like to be a farmer on a small Greek island. All kids love animals and it might be possible to harvest some vegetables or crops. Whatever farming tasks you and your family will have, everyone will enjoy spending quality time in nature.
Hike together in Mykonos
This Guided Family Hiking Adventure in Mykonos is ideal for the active family. Our local guide and his friendly dog will help you to discover and admire the bare Cycladic landscape and enjoy the exercise of walking together outdoors. This is a hike that everyone older than 6 years will enjoy. Too hot to walk? Don’t worry, and at end of this trip you will be cooling off in the waters of a lovely beach. The perfect way to finish the hike!
Sail the Greek Seas with the family
Sail the Greek seas and create family memories for a lifetime. Explore amazing beaches and swim in crystal clear waters with your kids. You can experience a small group Catamaran Sailing or a Private on your own. They both offer the ultimate experience in vibrant Mykonos. Book a catamaran Sailing Trip because no family vacation in Mykonos would be complete without a family cruise to secluded beaches or Delos island!
Create your own Mosaic
Our family guide artist will reveal all secrets for a piece of Art from Mykonos during the Private Mosaic Workshop. The place is the best inspiration for such a masterpiece!
Wander the streets of Mykonos Town
Mykonos Town is one of the most picturesque old towns in Greece. It is the ideal place to wander around and be lost in the narrow alleys. Make a stop at the Archaeological Museum to discover an interesting collection of jewelry, figurines, funerary statues and pottery of thousand of years old. Do you kids like ships? Take them to the Aegean Maritime Museum, where they can see a wide range of nautical instruments and ancient vessels. The Folk Museum, as well as Lena’s House, is also worth a visit. Mykonos town has many lovely souvenir shops. Kids will love buying souvenirs for their classmates or teachers back home!
Meet Petros the Pelican
As you wander around, search for Petros the Pelican, the fabled resident and famous mascot of Mykonos. He is definitely the most sociable Pelican you have ever met!
Go to the beach
Honestly, there are so many beaches to choose in Mykonos, your choice all depends on your mood! There are so many beach options that you can swim in a different beach every day, if you want to.
For example, if you like a quiet beach with basic infrastructure, Agios Ioannis is perfect for you.
Kalo Livadi beach is located on the southeastern shore of Mykonos. Alluring, inviting and with shimmering, crystal-clear turquoise waters, the golden sandy beach of Kalo Livadi offers an amazing view to the Aegean archipelago and Naxos Island. One of the longest and most popular beaches, where you can feel the immensity of the sea and the free-spirited wind in combination with excellent facilities and food.
If you like some action but not as much as the crazy party scene, go to Platys Gialos, Psarou Beach or Ornos. Ftelia is also a very nice beach.
In Panormos Beach are good restaurants and kids love the gigantic bean bags in the trendy beach club.
We particularly like Agrari Beach because it offers a good mix of tourists and locals. Agrari Beach is ideal for kids due to the calm waters, water sports, and the small playground. There is also a cafe and bar.
Water sports are available at most of Mykonos beaches and we also recommend you to discover the underwater world while snorkeling.
Note that the beaches on the Northside of the island can get windy and rough in July and August. On those days, choose for a beach along the South coast of Mykonos because they are protected from the wind.
There is also a service where you can book your own sunbed in advance on the popular beaches (with popular beach clubs). Parents find such service very handy!
Take A Picture in Little Venice
Yes, you read correctly! Little Venice is in Mykonos and not in Italy! Little Venice is located on the western part of Mykonos Town and it is a row of buildings that have been constructed right on the sea’s edge. Look how close the balconies of the houses are to the water! Your kids will love to hear that Little Venice was a great spot for the loading and unloading of goods by pirates during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Sunset at the Windmills
The windmills of Mykonos are the most recognized landmarks of Mykonos. These picturesque windmills are positioned in the western part of the town and serve as a remembrance to the island’s wheat and bread industry, which spanned many years ago. A great place to take a photo for your album and a romantic spot to visit at sunset!
Visit famous landmarks
You will recognize the Paraportiani church easily because it is widely featured in many books and postcards. There are over 800 chapels and churches in Mykonos but the Paraportiani church is the most unique due to its construction. It combines four different architectural styles; Byzantine, vernacular, traditional and western style.
If lighthouses fascinate your kids, you should visit the one at Armenistis. Located only 7 km north-east of Mykonos Town, this lighthouse of Mykonos is built at a majestic place. From here, the whole family will enjoy stunning views of the nearby island of Tinos and observe boats arriving and leaving from Mykonos port. Do not forget your drawing pads!
If you love karts, visit Mykonos Raceland, one of the best Go-Kart outdoor tracks in Greece. The track is 750 meters and is located in the middle of the island. The Go-Kart Mykonosraceland is pen from April to November daily from 10:00 am (morning) – 2:00 am (night).
Food tips by Locals
- For frozen yogurt, go to Yogurt Berry
- The favorite Greek souvlaki in Mykonos is Pontus (Οβελιστήριον ο Πόντος)
- Mamalouka is the favorite Greek restaurant of the locals with Mediterranean and Greek cuisine. There is a lovely garden too.
- Ftelia Beach Club has a nice beach restaurant with sea views
- If you find yourself near the airport, stop at the beautiful Flora Supermarket.
- For horseback riding with professional riding instructors, there is a school located in Ano Mera
Parents should know
- Siesta time is between 3-5 pm in Mykonos, and many stores might be closed during this time.
- Be prepared to pay a high price for sunbeds/ umbrellas, but even worse, you might see the sign “reserved” on some of them.
- Head to the beach early or very late so that you will not be disappointed.
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