Mykonos island, in Greece
Mykonos, one of the most famous islands in the world, is a dream destination for celebrities, jet setters and youngsters from all around the globe. Attracted by its magnificent beaches, traditional Cycladic architecture and vibrant night life, millions of tourists visit the island from spring to late autumn every year.
The island offers impressive diversity: Whether you are looking for delight and fun, exotic beauty, archeological sites, art galleries and high-end shopping – this beautiful island has it all!
The 5 things you shouldn’t miss
Enjoy a spectacular sunset from Little Venice
Rows of fishing houses line the waterfront with their balconies hanging over the sea. The first of these was constructed in the mid-18th century. They originally belonged to rich merchants or captains and the little basement doors that provided direct access to the sea and underground storage areas led people to believe that the owners were secretly pirates. Some of the houses have now been converted into bars and cafes and little shops and galleries. Little Venice is considered one of the most romantic spots on the island and many people gather there to watch the sunset. The area attracts many artists who come to paint the picturesque coastline.
Swim in magical beaches
Mykonos has to offer the most beautiful beaches in the world with golden sand and crystal clear turquoise waters. Maybe the most beautiful, Panormos a secluded beach away from crowds, is located right below Lidia Villas. Within a 2 minute drive you will arrive at a spectacular beach with a little gourmet restaurant that serves delicious and pleasing to the eye dishes right on the sand. Only a small part of the beach is organized with a few cushions and umbrellas, leaving its right side free for one to experience a more private swim.
Whether you are looking for delight and fun, exotic beauty, archeological sites, art galleries and high-end shopping – this beautiful island has it all!
The most famous beaches, such as Super Paradise, Paradise, Elia and Lia, organized with water sports facilities and beach bars, are found on the southern part of the island where one can combine swimming with day and night super parties.
Party all night long
Whether it’s at a bar, at a club, or at a restaurant it’s up to you. Mykonos didn’t gain its infamous reputation from the early risers, so enjoy the notorious Mykonian nightlife like it’s been done since the 60’s.
Most nightlife action takes place in the beach clubs, scattered around the island on the most popular beaches. Celebrated Mykonos clubs, the most famous located on Paradise beach, Super Paradise beach and Psarrou beach, organize raving parties all day and night long. In Mykonos Town, there are also lively clubs to drink and dance. More lounge options are found in Little Venice, Mykonos Town, at the wonderful beachfront.
Walk and shop at Mykonos Town
Mykonos town, called Chora by the locals, is a typical Cycladic village built amphitheatrically. It has whitewashed cubic houses with wooden colored doors, windows and balconies, narrow streets forming a labyrinth, beautiful churches, lovely chapels and purple bougainvilleas contrasting with the bright white of the buildings walls.
The famous whitewashed windmills, trademark of the island, are standing on a hill overlooking the city and from where one can enjoy a magnificent view over the Little Venice
Chic boutiques and fine jewelry shops can also be found at Chora for high-end shopping along with more traditional little merchants offering souvenirs, sandals, pareos etc.
The island of Delos near Mykonos, at the center of the Cyclades archipelago, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. Accessible on a daily basis by boat from Mykonos, this small island is not only an archaeological site but a lifetime experience.
It’s often called “the sacred island” and “the island of light” because, in Greek mythology, it was the birthplace of Apollo, the god of light, and Artemis, the goddess of night light.
According to the Delos page on Visit Greece, “nowhere else in the Globe is there a natural insular archaeological site of this size and importance. No other island on Earth hosts so many monumental antiquities from the Archaic, the Classical, and the Hellenistic periods, i.e. the centuries of the great Greek art, on a territory used exclusively as an archaeological site.”
Mykonos Airport is located 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) southeast of the town of Mykonos and it is served by international flights during summer. The flight from Athens to Mykonos is 25 minutes
Mykonos is also accessible by boat and ferries. High speed vessels travel there daily from the surrounding islands and from Athens
References: Wikipedia, Greeka.com, Visit Greece