Mykonos

Cosmopolitan and History Combined

Mykonos has a reputation as a lively, glamorous place with a plethora of restaurants and bars, making it one of the most popular Greek Islands. Famous in equal measures for the five windmills that stand over the main harbour, and for the beautiful white-sand beaches that ring the island, despite the influx of international tourists that flock to the island over the summer months, Mykonos still retains its unique Greek heritage and culture.

A cosmopolitan mix of different visitors flock to the sun-drenched beaches of Mykonos each year, and it’s easy to find the super-yachts of the rich and famous in the harbour, hen’s and buck’s party groups in the nightclubs each night, and the island is also home to a vibrant gay nightlife scene.

If night-clubbing and hedonism is not your cup of tea, Mykonos is still a beautiful and culturally significant island to visit. The picturesque Little Venice offers a romantic dining destination with incredible sunsets, and the impressive Panagia Paraportiani church offers some of the most scenic and well-photographed views of Greece.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Escape the party scene and take a trip to the neighbouring island of Delos, a UNESCO world heritage area known for its important archaeological sites
  2. There are a numerous beaches dotted around the island. Beware, you might stumble on a nudist beach, or even may be small section of the main beach
  3. Dining options abound on Mykonos. Try the Chora area, where there are Tavernas scattered throughout the maze of narrow streets, or Little Venice, with Tavernas and cafes along the waterfront
  4. Visit Lena's House: Lena's House allows you to take a look inside a typical, authentic middle-class Mykonian residence, free of charge.
  5. What a View: Located on the north-western side of the island, the Armenistis Lighthouse overlooks narrow pass that separates Mykonos from the island of Tinos.
  6. Lose your Inhibitions: You'll find nudist beaches, usually small sections of the main beaches, dotted all around Mykonos.

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