Mykonos, along with the rest of Greece is getting ready to welcome its guests. After a long winter of pandemic restrictions, airlines are scheduling new flights to the Aegean islands, coast liners start adding more itineraries and islanders expand their daily routine to include all necessary preparations for the new season. Mykonos is no exception to this rule. After all, having already been voted a thousand times as one of the world’s top destinations, it has become an expert as to what luxury travelers have learned to expect from international paradises!
Have you already booked your ticket and found the perfect villa in Mykonos to be your home base during your vacation, but have never been here before? We bet that you already know the basics about this amazing place with the spectacular beaches, the picturesque alleys, the whitewashed churches, and the fancy night clubs. Below, you will find a beyond-the-basics list; like an insider’s guide that will help you explore the magic of Mykonos at the fullest!
Open air magic
Open air cinemas are an unparalleled summer attraction in Greece. So, while in Mykonos don’t miss the opportunity to visit Cine Manto, where you can watch some of the latest Hollywood box office hits. The cinema is located inside the Municipal Garden in Matoyianni and you will love it for its garden with palm trees that also hosts an old church and an all-day bar-restaurant!
Many beaches in Mykonos, especially in the north of the island, are perfect spots for windsurfing lovers. However, if you decide to become a wind-tamer, you must follow instructions as the island has a large share of the strong summer meltemi winds that may require extra expertise to handle. Best windsurfing beaches are Ftelia, Korfos and Kalafatis.
See also: Water sports in Mykonos
You may have heard that Paradise is one of Mykonos’ most amazing all-day party beaches. What you probably have not heard about it is that is also a spectacular place for scuba diving! You can rent the necessary equipment and take scuba-dive lessons on location.
When in Mykonos, a private tour of nearby Delos Island is a must. Delos is the birthplace of ancient gods Apollo and Artemis; and the only place in Greece where ancient private homes have been found in a wonderful state and are perfectly preserved. Since 1990 Delos has been declared a World Heritage Site, protected by UNESCO.
Already looking forward to this experience? We understand; after so many months of isolation, escaping to a beautiful island like Mykonos seems like the perfect idea! Fingers crossed…