What's the weather like in Mykonos in December
December and the start of winter brings colder temperatures and more rainfall. The average high/low temperatures range from a low of 8°C to a high of 13°C that has dropped from the November highs and lows by 4°C.
An average temperature of just 10°C during this month which is a significant drop from the summer high daily average of 26°C seen in July. When visiting Mykonos at this time of year you will need to pack warm clothes as well as umbrellas or water proof jackets and raincoats. However, there is still plenty to see and do at this time of year with the many museums and indoor attractions available.
Chances of seeing a sunny day is a respectable 21%, especially after a winter storm has passed over when the sun shines for the rest of the day.
Rainfall has lessened slightly from October and November, the wettest month, to 165mm falling on 8 days. Chance of rain is at 26% with the chance of a cloudy overcast day at a higher 30%. This is an increase from the summer months with the lowest rainfall at around 15mm.
Sea temperatures have fallen from the summer high of 24°C to a cooler 17°C. Not the ideal time for water sports or a day at the beach but the time of year to explore the interior of the island and what it has to offer.
Mykonos Hotels in December
The Omiros Hotel is a family owned establishment on a cliff above the old township of Mykonos with breathtaking views and friendly atmosphere. Choose from a variety of room types including family, twin, triple and quad, some with views of the sea and beaches or the beautiful gardens. All of the rooms have an ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, TV and free Wi-Fi and a small fridge. If you have rented a car to tour the island there is free parking on-site. Enjoy the breakfast area, bar or lounge while staying here. The stone building represents the local Cycladic architecture and each room is carefully decorated with relaxation and comfort in mind. Each room has a handmade mosaic mirror in the bathroom.
A stay at the Acrogiali Beach Hotel puts you right on the beach. Choose from a range of rooms with a view out to the Aegean Sea or with views of the hotels lovely gardens. Rooms vary in size from double, twin and triple. Enjoy breakfast in the Buffet breakfast area or have a meal in the Atlántida Restaurant offering a range of Greek and Italian dishes. Have a relaxing drink in one of two bars or get organised with the tour booking service available at the front desk. You are able to rent a car or a bike from here to explore the island. There is also a transport service from the airport and the port to the hotel and back again.
Mykonos Beaches for December
Korfos Beach is located 2.5 km south of Mykonos town and is a great beach for wind surfing but not a good swimming beach. There are many eateries and taverns nearby. The beach can be lovely and peaceful in the colder months and a great place for a quiet walk on a fine day.
Agia Anna is a small and quiet beach even in summer and in winter a nice sandy beach for walks. There is a small tavern nearby for a relaxing drink or snack.
Agios Ioannis is another small beach offering you great views of Delos located on the south west coast.
Houlakia Beach is a pebbled beach north of Mykonos town and not suited to swimming. This makes a good place for a winter walk on a clear or fine day. Sunsets are amazing from this beach and the surrounding scenery makes for a pretty place to visit.
Bars and Restaurants
Like many popular holiday destinations, not every place is open in the winter months but enough people flock to Mykonos to still give you a great variety of places to eat and drink.
One of the most popular places is the Blu-Blu Lounge that is open all year from 9am to 4pm. It is located in the Old Port with views of the Aegean Sea. It is the largest Internet Cafe on the island so is a good place if you need to catch up with people back at home. There is a comprehensive menu of meals, snacks and drinks and a large TV to watch sporting events. The atmosphere is social casual.
A small cafe and bar in the winding streets of the Old Town is Cafe du monde. It is a great place for morning tea or brunch with excellent Greek coffee and great fruit smoothies.
The Coffee Cat is located in Agia Kiriaki Square in old town and is a great spot for coffee and drinks. If the weather is fine you can sit outdoors or on the veranda. As a late night bar this is an excellent spot and it has free Wi-Fi.
If you are looking for great Greek food the Barko Cafe Snack Bar is the place to go. One of the best Moussakas in Greece and right near the port. For traditional Greek food of excellent quality and a large range of sandwiches and snacks this is the place to visit.
Things to do in Mykonos in December
December is the ideal time to check out the many museums on the island of Mykonos and the Folklore Museum is located in the Kastro neighbourhood. It opened in 1958 and is a collection of many artefacts from the 19th century including historical photos showing life in earlier times. See furniture, ceramics and traditional musical instruments as well as the bedroom and kitchen both faithfully produced to look as if in the 19th century still. The hand embroidered works are a must see for the intricate patterns and needlework craftsmanship.
A visit to Mykonos is not complete without a visit to the Church of Panagia Paraportiana located in the Kastro neighbourhood. This church is significant as it is actually 5 churches that have been built on top or next to each other from the 14th century. The oldest is the Agios Efstathios followed by the Agios Anargyros, Agios Anastasia and the Agios Sozon built in the 16th and 17th century. Renovations then continued until the latest in the 1920s. On the top is the dome of the Church of the Virgin Mary.