What's the weather like in Mykonos in October
October has arrived and the weather is cooling down and the rainfall is increasing as Mykonos prepares for winter.
The Average temperature is still in the high teens at 19°C with the average high/low temperatures of 15°C and 22°C. The occasional day can still head to the mid to high 20s and a day by the beach can be enjoyed. The water is warm enough for swimming or partaking in other water sports making this your last chance of the year.
Average rainfall is increasing and is now up to 167mm falling over 8 days. The chance of rain is still low at 10% but it is getting much heavier when it does fall. Rainfall will start to increase towards the end of the month to the November high of 170mm.
Sunshine hours have dropped off again and now stand at 9 hours but you have a better than 50% chance of a sunny day. The winter low is around 6 hours of sunshine in December which is 50% less than the height of summer. Chances of a cloudy day are 30% so you can still have a warm and sunny holiday this time of year.
In October the sea temperature has dropped to 22°C so it is still warm enough for swimming and water sports.
Days can be quite windy with a 66% chance of a windy day.
Temperatures start to drop to the sea temperature low of 17°C in October.
Mykonos Hotels for October
The Harmony Hotel is right in the centre of Mykonos town amidst the nightlife and clubs, although it is built in a quiet spot so you will not be disturbed if you stay here. All rooms have air conditioning and central heating, a fridge, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, double glazing and 24 hour room service. The superior rooms also have a Jacuzzi, slippers and bathrobes, fruit basket and toiletries. Facilities here include a swimming pool with bar, lounge bar, beauty salon and massage services. Baby sitting is also available and scuba diving, horse riding, tours of Delos and the island can be organised. Rental of bicycles, motor bikes and cars can be arranged.
Located in the Gymnasio area of Mykonos is Dina's Rooms and Studios which is open all year round. All of the 9 rooms have air conditioning and heating, a bathroom, fridge, TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a balcony or terrace. Get tour and travel information, daily maid service, room service and parking at Dina's.
Open from May to 31 October is Mariettas, offering accommodation in Chora. Choose from a double or triple room with sea views and balconies. All rooms have heating and air con, a bathroom, fridge, kitchenette, daily maid service with a change of towel and a car rental service with a private parking area is just outside the hotel.
Mykonos Beach for October
This is the latest month you would want to be swimming and surfing in Mykonos as the colder weather is on its way and the sea temperature is cooling down. If you are after scuba diving you need to visit Kalafati Dive Centre, Lia Beach or Paradise Beach. Lia Beach, 14 km from Chora, is also great for snorkelling around the rocks and is a pretty destination for a relaxing day at the beach on the sun beds and loungers. There are eateries and bars nearby for meals and snacks. This is a quieter beach by Mykonos standards and great for family fun in the water. At Paradise Beach there is a camping area behind the beach with a swimming pool, bar and restaurant.
On the north side of the island from Ano Mera you will find Mersini Beach near Fokos Beach. Mersini is a quiet and secluded beach best reached by boat. This is an ideal place to relax and sunbathe after a peaceful swim in the blue waters of the Aegean.
Fokos Beach is a nudist beach reached from Ano Mera and there is no development here so you will need to take your own sun shade with you. It is just past the artificial Marathi Lake that provides fresh water for the island.
Bars and Restaurants
To Neon is a great place to go if you have a sweet tooth as they offer lovely pastries and sweets. It is located on Agio Gerasimou in Chora.
For a fantastic fusion of Greek and French cuisine go to Chez Maria in Kalogera Street Chora. The dress code is social casual, this is the perfect place to meet new friends and eat fantastic food.
At Eva's Garden you will find quality traditional Greek favourites like Spanokopita, Tzatziki and fresh seafood dishes. Located in Goumenio Square of Kalogera Street this is worth seeking out for its romantic atmosphere and intimate Greek dining style.
Andreas and Maria is open from February to November and is located in the Glastros area. A grill restaurant serving excellent wood-fired pizzas and grilled meats. Daily specials are a selection of Greek delights. All food is fresh, wellmade and reasonably priced. Accompany your meal with an ice cold beer or glass or refreshing wine.
Things to do in Mykonos in October
For party lovers that are looking to go out in the evening, visit Paradise Club, the biggest nightclub on the island. The club has amazing DJs, an open air dancefloor and events all year round. Meet people from all over the world here and enjoy the three stages, VIP area, swimming pool and hottest tunes.
October sees the celebration of 2 saints; Gerasimos and Artemios in Chora where the celebration includes lots of traditional food and wine.
The Kalafati Dive Centre operates from Kalafati Beach and takes you diving on ship wrecks such as the Peloponnesos that sank in 1926 and the Anna II that sank in 1995. You can also take a trip to Delos and Rhenia islands that are nearby.
For beautiful jewellery visit Lolipop located in little Venice. Think Murano Glass and you will have an idea of what this little shop sells. If you are after a new perfume on your visit to Mykonos the Sephora Beauty Shop has to be on your hit list. The shop offer a variety of different perfumes and beauty products.
Do you want an unique T-shirt? Go to T-Bar Stores and select the colour and design of your choice and watch it being made up in front of you. Choose from a hoodie, men's and women's T-shirts and iPhone cases.
Simply watch the sunset on the gorgeous beaches on Mykonos. The best spot todo this is Little Venice as it is considered the most romantic place on the island. There are a range of bars, restaurants and chill out spots to choose from here.