Mykonos | Authentic Greece at its Finest
Magical Mykonos Island welcomes you with its narrow-marbled streets, white-washed houses with colorful doors and windows, beautiful churches, bougainvillea bushes in full bloom, and the blue Aegean Sea as a backdrop. There’s no better way to explore this beautiful island than on a Mykonos yacht charter.
Mediterranean climate with mild, rainy winters and warm, sunny summers. The island is windy and cooler in summer than other islands in Greece. Winter is mild, relatively rainy, and windy from December to mid-March.
Places to see
- Ano Mera is near the historic monastery of Panagia Tourliani and is the second traditional village on Mykonos. Two priests constructed the monastery in 1542, reconstructed in 1767, and is now the island’s patroness.
- The Castle of Gyzi lies on a hill above Ano Mera. It was constructed in the 13th century when the Venetian family Gyzi ruled the Cyclades in medieval times. The view from the castle is magnificent.
- Ftelia is a significant Neolithic settlement, possibly the oldest on the island. It is on the north side of Mykonos. Excavations produced a vaulted Mycenean tomb of the 13th century BC, believed to be the tomb of Ajax of the Locrians.
- Armenistis Lighthouse is at Cape Armenistis and accessible from the road to Agios Stefanos. It is an old lighthouse, constructed in 1891, standing there as a reminder of Mykonos’ rich maritime history. Watching the sunset from here will be a memorable experience indeed.
Things to do on Mykonos
- Kite and windsurf. The Island of the Winds attracts water sports enthusiasts from all over the world.
- Scuba dive. Numerous exciting diving locations are along the varied coastline of Mykonos. For example, the reefs of Paradise and Super Paradise, the rocky formation at Dragonisi, the shipwreck of The Anna II, Ornos, and Prassonisia Isle have magnificent rocky formations to explore. There are dive centers at Kalafatis, Lia, Paradise, and Psarou beaches.
- Horseback ride. Riding centers in Chora can organize excursions on the island or the beaches.
- Walk. There are many very scenic hiking trails throughout Mykonos.
- Yoga. A vacation is a perfect chance to treat yourself to total relaxation. In Chora, many Yoga studios offer various yoga classes.
- Wine taste. Take a guided tour and watch the winemaking process. You can also taste the final product.
- Take a Cooking Class. Return home from vacation to Mykonos and impress family and friends with a traditional Cycladic meal. In Chora, Eleni Melirrytou offers a complete cooking session. In addition to learning to cook a fabulous meal, you’ll get to shop for the ingredients.
- Shop. There are so many venues for great shopping in Mykonos, most of them in the narrow, white-washed streets of Mykonos town. Cosmopolitan boutiques, souvenir shops, art galleries, and fine jewelry stores are open all day, from morning until late at night.
- Party. Mykonos’ party scene is famous throughout the world. In the summer months, parties take place day and night.
Beaches on Mykonos
Mykonos, known for its stunning beaches, offers a variety of coastal gems. Here are some of the best beaches on the island, each with its own unique charm:
- Paradise Beach: A renowned party destination with vibrant beach bars and a lively atmosphere. It’s perfect for those seeking a beach party vibe, beachfront fun, music, and dancing.
- Super Paradise Beach: Adjacent to Paradise Beach, Super Paradise is famous for its beautiful sandy shore and crystal-clear waters.
- Ornos Beach is family-friendly, with calm, shallow waters and various water sports activities. You’ll find numerous restaurants and beachfront taverns here.
- Psarou Beach: A trendy and upscale spot with luxurious beach clubs, including Nammos, where you can enjoy fine dining and celebrity sightings.
- Elia Beach: One of the longest beaches on the island, Elia offers water sports, taverns, and a more relaxed atmosphere. It’s suitable for both families and couples.
- Agrari Beach: A quieter alternative to nearby Elia Beach, Agrari offers a peaceful environment with crystal-clear waters and excellent snorkeling opportunities.
- Platis Gialos Beach: A bustling beach with plenty of water sports options, sunbeds, and beachfront dining. It’s great for families and groups.
- Agios Sostis Beach: A hidden gem with a tranquil ambiance, natural beauty, and a more laid-back vibe. There are no beach clubs here, making it perfect for relaxation.
- Panormos Beach: A pristine and less crowded beach with a bohemian feel. It has natural beauty, clear waters, and trendy beach bars.
- Ftelia Beach: A windsurfing hotspot with a rugged, wild beauty. Ftelia offers strong winds and a more remote atmosphere, attracting water sports enthusiasts.
Each of these beaches on Mykonos caters to different tastes and preferences, ensuring you can find the perfect spot to soak up the sun and enjoy the Aegean Sea.
There are many outstanding dishes and drinks to experience while in Mykonos. You can enjoy from kouvarotes (sesame rings) to freshly baked bread at the bakery and classic Mykonian meals such as snails with onions, fricasseed lamb, or fried ravioli, you are sure to find something unique and delicious. In addition to land-based foods, Mykonos offers many beautiful dishes from the sea.
Award-winning chefs prepare regional delicacies with local ingredients. Phos restaurant offers outdoor seating and local cuisine.
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