If you ask the locals what the best time to visit Mykonos is, they will answer ‘any time, between January 1st and December 31st’; which is partly true as this famous island is a year-round destination! Every season has very special and unique beauties to show, attracting, accordingly, artists, authors, surfers, party lovers, dreamers and so on.
[dropcap font=”” size=”1″ background=”” color=”” circle=”0″ transparent=”0″]N[/dropcap]evertheless, summer is a time of the year that really adores this rare Aegean gem, with the amazing coastline and the explosive day & night life! Temperatures are high, the sea is warm, there is music everywhere and Mykonos’ visitors can enjoy a thousand different things, including sunbathing and swimming in its spectacular golden sand beaches, trying some of the most mouthwatering dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine in one of the exclusive restaurants or the humble but unique fish taverns, dancing in one of the island’s notorious nightclubs — and much much more!
Summer, but especially the period from late August to even early October, is considered an ideal time for visiting Mykonos. The large and loud crowds start decreasing and the beautiful beaches get quieter, but the temperature stays warm with the sun usually keep shining every day, till the end of October! It’s a great time for swimming and snorkeling, sailing —as it gets less windy—, horseback riding by the sea and organizing tours to explore the best that Mykonos has to offer. Don’t expect deserted places, though; most organized beaches and beach bars remain open way after the local children have gone back to school and partying, indoor and outdoor, keeps going strong throughout September – and much later.
This is also a perfect time for romantic travelers, who will love walking around the still vivid but not packed small alleys of Chora (the island’s main town), having a long, not at all rushed, drink at the most photographed Little Venice neighborhood with the picturesque houses and cafés, taking a ride at the colorful Ano Mera village, enjoying the beautiful view from the world famous Windmills of Mykonos and visiting some of its imposing Byzantine monasteries and historical museums, like the Archaeological, the Maritime and the wonderful Lena’s House.
To cut a long story short, next time you ask yourself “when is the best time for a holiday in Mykonos”, just pick the phone or write an email to book your tickets and your villa in Mykonos, and prepare yourself for the time of your life — anytime!