What's the weather like in Mykonos in August
August is here and summer is in full swing with summer temperatures dropping ever so slightly to the average temperature of 25°C. The average high/low temperatures have dropped a degree or two to 21°C and 29°C. You can still expect the odd day over 30°C but the onshore breeze is still here giving some respite to all but the most inland areas. There are many things to keep you busy at this time of year or you can spend some lazy days on the beach or by a pool.
Average rainfall is starting to increase slightly to 23mm but is only falling on one day. The chances of a wet day on your holiday is still negligible. The 93% chance of a sunny day ensures you a fine and warm holiday.
Sunshine hours have levelled off this month to around 13 hours each day, just slightly less than the high of 14 hours in July. Chances of a windy day, though is still high at 78% as the cooling breeze is still evident. The breeze will die off as the seasons change and the chance of a windy day decreases.
August sea temperature is still 24°C before it starts to cool again in October. The sea remains warm until the end of October before it slowly cools for the winter months. Days by the beach are still pleasant well into September before the cooler temperatures take over heading into late autumn and early winter.
Mykonos Hotels in August
The Belvedere Hotel is located in the old town of Mykonos and this month hosts the famed chef Nobu Matsuhisa for the Nobu Food Festival. This is a 5 star luxury small boutique hotel offering you the choice of several room types that include a superior room with or without a pool, panoramic room, superior private room, suites and villas. The seaside villas offer the same services as the hotel but give you a different stay on Mykonos in private accommodation. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms, TVs, fridge, air conditioning, terraces or verandas large for outdoor eating and relaxing.
Be pampered at the Six Senses Spa with a massage or body treatment, detox treatment, rejuvenating treatments or de-stress combinations.
For a private renting experience for large family or friend groups try one of the villas on Mykonos. Athena House sleeps 7 people and is just 10 minutes from the main town and port and 30 metres from Kalo Livadi Beach. The owner is friendly and approachable and quick to reply to queries. For large groups, up to 24 people, the 24 Guest Retreat Estate has 9 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms and is 2 villas next door to each other. There is a short path direct to Agari beach and enough room for everyone to have private spaces and a relaxing holiday. For something try the Mykonian Windmill, a great spot for couples with views over the town of Mykonos and out to the Aegean Sea. Located in Castle Panigirakis, choose from the windmill or the guest house. The owner is keen to help with organising tours and rentals for a great experience.
Mykonos Beaches for August
Ftelia Beach is a great beach to windsurf at as it faces north and catches the Meltimi summer winds. You will follow a winding road towards this peaceful and often uncrowded beach. This is uncommon here as it is close to Chora and these tend to be the busiest beaches.
Super Paradise Beach is next to Paradise Beach and is one of the prettiest and busiest beaches on Mykonos. A lifeguard is on duty all summer season and there is shopping as well as sunbaking going on here. The Beach Bar serves cocktails, fruit juices and fresh fruit to keep your thirst at bay while at the beach. Music is played all day and by mid-afternoon it is getting louder and people are dancing as well as swimming. If you are young and want to party this is the beach for you.
Lia Beach is a great spot for swimming but also for diving and snorkelling. It is near Kalafatis on the south eastern edge of Mykonos. Just follow the signs from Ano Mera village. You can get food from one of the two nearby restaurants and a drink or snack from the beach bar. Relax on one of the sun lounges or deck chairs and take a leisurely dip in the cool blue waters.
Bars and Restaurants
Don't forget to check out the Belvedere Hotel for its Nobu Food Festival.
Thioni Restaurant is located in the Semeli Hotel and offers you breakfast right through to late night dining. This is one of the best places in Mykonos and has several signature dishes to choose from; Salmon Tartare with wasabi, lamb legs with haloumi and Tabouleh salad. Choose from seafood, pasta, risotto and Greek favourites as well as fantastic desserts.
At Popolo, all food is freshly prepared from the freshest seasonal food available for your eating enjoyment. Located in Drakapoulou Street they are famous for their sandwiches and salads. The menu options are extensive with a large range of meats and salad vegetables and cheeses and bread varieties to make a really unique sandwich just for you.
Things to do in Mykonos in August
The Nobu food festival is held at the end of July to the beginning of August and Nobu himself comes to Mykonos to host the festival. His exquisite Japanese food has been offered here since the restaurant opened in 2004 and includes all of his signature dishes such as Black Cod with Miso and Tiradito. Or dine at Thea for a Mediterranean food experience and enjoy a cocktail at the Belvedere Bar or a martini at the Martini Bar. Try out wines at the Cellar at wine tasting events throughout the year.
In August on Mykonos there is a festival in honour of the Virgin Mary in Ano Mera on the 15th and 23rd. A church service is held on the eve of the day and then a feast takes place with traditional food such as lamb ragout, bread and pastries and lots of wine and celebrating during the day.
If you want a short sea trip catch the Sea Bus between the new port of Tourlos and the old port of Chora. A quick 8 minute trip that saves you time and the hustle and bustle of the roads.
If you want to learn a bit of history about the oldest bakery on Mykonos and eat some delightful sweet treats and bread visit Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery. It is located in Saint Efthimiou Street and everything here is baked in a 500 year old oven. The owners love to chat and talk about their goods and you have to try the honeyballs.
For the shoppers on holiday there is a lovely variety of boutiques and gift shops to keep you occupied when you are not at the beach. At Ninemia you will find handmade jewellery and wooden craft and clothing. Hermes Gallery will take about an hour to wander around and marvel at the pottery and ceramics on offer. Many people have recommended a visit here.