Mykonos is one big island and there are only 30 taxis or so on it (amazing pub quiz fact! We asked the locals) so if you want to explore, you will need to rent transportation.
Which is just what we did one morning! We picked up a little Fiat 500 and off we went on the (rather narrow) roads of Mykonos.
Note that this trip is a little less busy than our Santorini road trip as we dedicated a few hours to relax on the beach.
First stop, Armenistis Lighthouse on the far north side of Mykonos.
The lighthouse is a little dated and could do with a new lick of paint but the views are amazing!
From there you will be able to see Tinos, Rineia, Delos and Siros.
We then headed to Agios Sostis beach for a swim. If you have a car or a scooter, I really recommend going there as it is off the beaten track and therefore really quiet.
Having worked an appetite we stop at Kiki’s Taverna for lunch as it’s just next to Agios Sostis beach.
With our belly full of Greek food, we headed back to Agios Sostis beach for a little nap in the sun (covered with SPF 50 of course!)
Our final stop was Paradise beach. Mykonos is very famous for its parties and nightlife and we couldn’t not have a taste of it before leaving, and Paradise beach is the local Ibiza.
We lounged for a little while on the beach with cocktails in our hands, and eventually headed back to Grace Hotel for a much more civilised dinner.
So if you are wondering if it worth renting transport in Mykonos, yes it does, but I wouldn’t book it for more than one or two days.