As the plane descends towards the international airport of Mykonos, your breath will be caught by the great blue carpet, decorated by small rocky islands, that spreads under your feet. There is no other blue so crystal and vivid, like the blue of the Aegean Sea! During the final approach, as the plane is flying over spectacular golden sand beaches, you will no doubt catch a glimpse of the colorful kites and parachutes dancing over the waves, in a fascinating daily show that transforms this bright Cycladic gem into a huge, exciting Water Park!
Most organized beaches in Mykonos have their own water sport center with experienced instructors, that can cover a wide range of activities. Windsurfing is definitely one of the most popular ones! Also known as the island of the winds, Mykonos attracts thousands of professional windsurfers every year, who come from all over the world to practice their favorite sport, taking advantage of the strong north “meltemi” wind that usually peaks during August. They say that riding the Aegean waves is different than windsurfing in the ocean, but still challenging and fun! Ftelia beach is considered a surfer’s paradise due to the strong winds that blow here, but there are other beaches to try, too, like Kalafatis and Korfos.
An alternative to windsurfing is wakesurfing; a water sport in which you trail behind a boat and riding its wake without being directly pulled by it. After getting up on the wake, typically by use of a tow rope, the wakesurfers drop the rope, and ride the steep face below the wave’s peak in a fashion reminiscent of surfing. Wakesurfing is quite similar to wakeboarding which is a combination of water skiing, snowboarding, and surfing. Platis Gialos is one of the beaches that will offer you a great wakesurfing experience!
Either you are a beginner or an expert, scuba or wreck diving to discover the treasures of the underwater world is an experience not to miss while in Mykonos! In some beaches, like Paradise and Lia, you will find diving schools with experienced coaches who will guide you to an amazing experience. If, on the other hand, you are a bit intimidated by depths, consider snorkeling which is also magical!
From the most extreme activities like parasailing, kite-boarding or hydro-flying to the more children-friendly fun water games like sofa, donut, rings, or tube rides, choose what suits you and have the summer time of your life! All you need to do is rent a villa in Mykonos to use as your home base and get ready to splash!