Mykonos is one of Greece's most expensive islands and a trendy stop for fashionistas. Its shopping scene is thrilling; from supermarkets to smaller boutiques, the destination offers quality and variety, though price points can be high. Matogianni Street is the main strip and a good place to start browsing. With fantastic art galleries, Byzantine jewellery stores and clothing stores, a lot of the shopping is geared towards cruise-ship day-travellers. Other popular buys include hand-woven scarves, rugs, and even locally made sandals. Paros doesn't offer as much as Mykonos Town, but shoppers may discover some beautiful art and jewellery.


Often compared to the Balearic island of Ibiza, Mykonos has a pumping party scene, and its nightlife is famous throughout Europe. Visitors often stop for sundowners before heading out for the night, when celebrated gay clubs, live jazz, rock and blues all vie for attention. The island also has many popular party haunts with large pools, DJs, theme nights and great places for watching the sunrise. Visitors can find traditional Greek music and dancing too.