Enjoy the breathtaking clarity of the Aegean Sea, bask in the Greek sun as its turquoise waters lap against white sandy beaches, stroll around picturesque spots by the sea, admire the unique whitewashed island architecture, surf in crystal clear waters and go on some spectacular excursions during the day – but don’t forget to save some energy for the nightlife!
Where: at the centre of the Cyclades island group; Mykonos Island!
Why: Greece’s most famous and cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades, is synonymous with entertainment and fun. Discover a fascinating world where glamour meets simplicity! On Mykonos celebrities, college students and families mingle together to celebrate the Greek summer. Whether you are an entertainment junkie out for a real good time or a culture vulture who wants to explore the island’s history and tradition, Mykonos will certainly live up to your expectations!
Must visit: the capital town (Hóra) of the island, one of the best examples of Cycladic architecture; the church of Panayia Paraportiani; “Little Venice”, an 18th century district, dominated by grand captains’ mansions with colourful balconies and stylish windows; the quaint windmills standing imposingly on a hillside; the traditional settlement of Áno Merá, and of course the sun-drenched cosmopolitan beaches spreading all around the island!
Where to stay: Mykonos has excellent tourist facilities; choose from luxurious hotels, rooms to let in Hóra or traditional guesthouses by the sea!
Join in with: Festivals and local celebrations are organized throughout the summer accompanied by plenty of local wine and delicious local specialities!
Hot tip for young people: The island is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts! It is only natural that the “Island of the Winds” should attract surfers and sailors from all over the world! There is a great choice of beaches for windsurfing; however, the most secluded ones are considered to be the best. Choose from Kórfos, Ftelia, Megali Ammos and Kalafatis, where surfing lessons are also available. Play tennis or mini golf at Agios Stefanos, beach volleyball at Agia Anna or try sea parachuting or jet skiing at Eliá or Kalafátis. Diving fans can do a little exciting exploration of the underwater magic of Mykonos.