Why Mykonos is the superyacht hotspot to visit in the summer

By Oliver Pearson   Last Updated: 23 February 2022

A Mykonos yacht charter certainly never disappoints. If you are planning a superyacht charter vacation this summer, here are the reasons why you should consider the sun-dappled Greek island of Mykonos.

The Greece yacht charter of choice amongst members of the superyacht set, Mykonos is known for its pristine waters, boho beach clubs, and chic nightclubs.

For those looking for an early spot of summer without the crowds, the cosmopolitan Greek island attracts superyachts from May through to late September.  With the option to embark a superyacht in Athens and cruise to Mykonos, or simply fly into the island directly, accessing this hotspot couldn’t be easier. It is a great place to start or finish a charter through the Cyclades, and to spend a few days exploring before cruising on to the stunning island of Santorini, and the lesser-known islands of Paros and Naxos

Follow in the footsteps of Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis and discover the St Tropez of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Nammos Beach Club

Superyachts and sunbathers gathered at Nammos Beach Club
Young men and women partying in summer clothing
A woman holds her hand in the air, holding a drink

Let's start with the beating heart of the Mykonos party scene, the Nammos Beach Club. Nammos has helped to transform the historic island into the superyacht hotspot it is today and offers exclusive waterside cabanas as well as an award-winning restaurant.

Frequently named the best beach club in the world, Nammos is renowned for throwing some of the most memorable parties in the Mediterranean.

One of the Mediterranean's top 10 superyacht hotspots, Mykonos is the perfect destination to visit in summer

Finely balancing a formal dining arrangement with a laid-back lounge area and beach club, Nammos has something for everyone. From dancing on the tables to browsing the Luisa boutique, or dining with your feet in the sand, spend the day ashore doing whatever your heart fancies. This is the place to see and be seen when cruising around Mykonos.

Read more: 9 of the best Mediterranean beach clubs to visit by superyacht.

Exquisite restaurants in Mykonos

The sea hitting the shore of Mykonos, pastel buildings can be seen in the background

For those cruising Mykonos for a few days and looking for a change of scene then the restaurant and beach club at Scorpios is a great alternative to Nammos. Flanked by two bays, it boasts driftwood day beds and a chilled playlist.

For a break from the beach take the tender to Spilla. Tucked in a cove on the water, this is the place to head for a seafood lunch; bringing a new meaning to fresh, live urchins and lobsters are plucked straight from a saltwater pool and will appear in your pasta by the time you have finished your first glass of rosé. 

For sunset cocktails head to Caprice. DJ's play chilled out tunes as the sun goes down and the views are spectacular. 

Soak up the marvellous cultural scene

A woman stands overlooking the beautiful Oia town in Santorini, Greece

Mykonos also offers superyacht giests the opportunity to get a taste of Greek culture as they walk the quaint streets and enjoy a bite to eat at restaurants owned by welcoming locals. An impressive hubbub fills the maze of alleyways throughout Mykonos Old Town. Step ashore for concerts and performances at the Anemo Theatre, located in a large garden overlooking the town.

For those looking for a peaceful nights anchorage, Ornos Bay is one of the most popular. Sheltered from the Meltemi, it is located in the south west of the island and is the best place to access some of the best beaches aong the south coast, including Platis Gialos. 

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There are few destinations as exciting and youthful which promise to satisfy all of the desires of the yacht charter guest. In order to find out more regarding the kinds of itineraries which can be enjoyed in Mykonos, be sure to get in touch with your preferred charter broker.

Alternatively, take a look at all of the superyachts available to charter in Mykonos.

Nammos photos:  Stathis Bouzoukas

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