Since the days of the ancient symposia, when philosophers like Plato discussed issues while playing a prototype of beer pong (no, really!), Greeks have loved to party. Even adults take a daily afternoon snooze to recharge before dancing all night.
Where to Stay
The stucco walls, blue shutters and classic furniture make the Tagoo Hotel feel about as authentic as a Greek yaya's home—with a posh roof- balcony pool (from $94; HotelTagoo.gr).
Near the center of Mykonos, couples-only Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge has a swank cocktail bar and pool overlooking the Aegean Sea (from $290; Bill-Coo-Hotel.com).
What to Do
See offshore reefs with Mykonos Diving Center, which offers training for rookies (Dive.gr).
Go al fresco at Matsuhisa Mykonos at the Belvedere Hotel. The sushi hot spot is a fave among celebs (Belvedere Hotel.com).
Rent a moped and check out the island's 20 beaches.
Hit Cavo Paradiso where hot global DJs like Carl Cox and David Morales have manned the decks (Cavo Paradiso.gr).
What to Bring
Deodorant. Many stores don't have it.
Eat well with these greek recipes.