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Mykonos

«Trasgressive» MykonosSaint John Hotel Beach

Mykonos is the most rule-breaking island in Greece and … most of the times is compared to Ibiza, in Spain.

Some info about Mykonos  – ελλ. Μύκονος

Μykonos is located in the Cyclades islands. It’s one of the most famous and popular Greek Islands that after Santorini and Crete  attracts thousands of visitors every year !

Mykonos is famous for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, it’s very exciting nightlife – that is the reason why it’s often compared to Ibiza – still it has all the beauties of the Cyclades islands – with it’s  whitewashed houses with turquoise waters.

As a typical Cycladic island, Mykonos landscape is very stony and hilly and almost treeless – still charming with its white washed houses and tiny white churches facing the sea

Comparing to other islands it’s quite expensive and this is one of the reason why here like in Santorini there is an exclusive tourism – this is really my style !!!

Mykonos windmillsYou can easily get to Mykonos since there is the airport and it’s well connected to Piraeus – with the boats

Mykonos Chora (the capital) is very charming and considered one of the most beautiful tows in the Cyclades – who doesn’t know the famous windmills of Mykonos or Little Venice ?

Let’s go to my trip

I know … I said that Mykonos is a very °trasgressive° island ! but believe me . .. it depends with whom you are going to see this island ….. Actually I went to Mykonos with my mother, last September and unfortunately had no possibility to enjoy the night life … Mykonos seemed to me a very relaxing and charming island  ……

I am telling you this because I want to reassure people that maybe want to avoid this island because it’s famous for its night life – and because they are scared about finding a lot of chaos – but  don’t worry ! in Mykonos you can have the holidays you are looking for.

The landscape is charming, lot of sandy beaches with crystal waters, nice tavernas (some expensive) and beautiful sunset in the centre of Mykonos town ….. a real dream having your cocktail at Little Venice … waiting to the sun to set ….

Unfortunately I didn’t have the possibility to visit the island as I usually do – we were staying in a simply amazing – astounding chic hotel … with private beach ….. therefore … it was a real pity to leave all that beauty to look for other beache :)  – how to blame myself??! … I will never afford to pay another holiday like that …. it was my mummy present  :)  therefore I enjoyed the beauty of this luxury hotel !!! the massages …. the Jacuzzi etc ……

Still I can give you full description about the Mykonos town and a couple of other beaches I visited ! and I know … I need to come back to Mykonos, maybe with my friend Dimitris that he is from there – that told me that he will show me the island ! He loves Mykonos !!!

First  suggestion – if it blows ….. BRING A SCARF !! otherwise you will be freezing !!!! ahahhah

Mykonos town

Little VeniceWhen you first get to the Chora you will be charmed by the ever famous windmills that introduce you to this charming and cozy Cyclades town

It has whitewashed cubic houses with wooden coloured doors, windows and balconies, narrow streets forming a labyrinth, beautiful churches, lovely chapels and purple bougainvilleas contrasting with the bright white of the buildings’ walls.

All the center is pedestrian, with narrow streets, numerous cafes, chic boutiques, souvenir shops and fine jeweleries –  as soon as you have a look at the shops … well you can understand that this is like Via Montenapoleone ! international brands….. very expensive shops ! I told you … Mykonos is very exclusive ! it’s like Montecarlo, like Saint Tropez  … like Saint Moritz …….

At sunset everyone is moving to “Little Venice” to see the beautiful sunset – while having a delicious drink !

Travelling around the Island

I must advise you – all street are very very very narrow ! I think I never saw an island with such narrow streets. So .. be careful if you decide to drive ….

There are buses – but who knows at what time they come and usually they are pretty overcrowded …..

TAXI – could be a good solution at least for moving in the night. There are 2 taxis stops in Mykonos town –  you will be waiting for a long while but still it worth

BeachesGialos Beach

 

A part from the private beautiful beach of the hotel, I only had the chance to visit the very Famous Paradise Beach and Platis Gialos

Paradise Beach – This is the beach of the party ! of the nightlife ! (I didn’t see it unfortunately in the night …. )  – it’s also where the camping is located. Here you can find nice food and cheap food.

The Beach is very sandy but …. there is a huge rock in the middle of the sea that really disappointed me  :(

Platis Yialos is one of the most popular beaches of the island, filling with thousands of people during summer time attracted by the golden sand and the wonderful turquoise crystalline waters.

On that beach you will also find Ammos Restautant – one of the famous restaurant in Mykonos – perfect for romantic dinners  ……. but for the day … well …. if you can afford to stay under their umbrellas you are very lucky J If I am not mistaken it was 40 euros per person  – very chic !!! my style !

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g189430-d1054435-Reviews-Nammos-Mykonos_Cyclades.html

Dinner in Mykonos Town

In the Chora there are plenty of very nice restaurants ! Have a walk in the labyrinths chora to find yours :)

Close to Little Venice there are also good psari tavernas (tavernas with fish) where you can have lobster … but quite expensive !

I am waiting for Dimitris inviation to go back to Mykonos ! I will enjoy all the island and will write another updated chapter on Mykonos !

Filakia polla’

ursula

8 comments to Mykonos

  • Nacho

    I was there last weekend and I totally recomend it!
    It’s a very nice place, strange, because is very calm but at the same momment has a lot of alternatives for having fun and partying! I really suggest to wear sunscreen, cause it’s quite windy and you won’t notice how strong is the sun until you get really burnt!
    Another must: Renting a scooter or a four-trax in order not only to move over there, but also to enjoy the view while moving!
    For finishing, I would like to add that it’s an amazing place, and for me was the perfect destiny for a short weekend!

    • ursula

      Thanks Nacho for your feedback ! lovely to see that you really enjoyed Mykonos and the sun :)
      Yes – as states Nacho – you should be careful of the wind – Mykonos is quite windy and therefore you do not realize how strong is the sun and you can easily get burned :)
      ciaooooo

  • Poo

    Hi there. my husband and I are looking to travel to greece in early Oct/Nov and we are are very keen on not doing the usual tourist spots. i am keen on looking at Mainland Greece rather than the islands. We’ll be there for about 8 days… could you let me know your top picks.. i’m very interested in culture and a bit of the beaches would be fine. I want to experience all the local stuff… on a budget tho. Can you help me please??

    Poo from India

    • ursula

      Hi Poo
      first of all thank you very much for leaving a comment :) – wow the fist person from India to leave a message :)

      I am very happy that you are planning to come and visit this beautiful country.
      Taking into consideration the period of the year actually I would avoid islands – it will be pretty chilly already – best to focus on Mainland.

      I would suggest you the following 3 trips for the days you are planning to stay
      #1 Athens and Peloponnese
      I would spend 3 days in Athens in order to enjoy the city, visit the Acropolis, the Museum, The Agora, have a walk in beautiful Lycabetto etc ..
      I would then move to Peloponnese, for visiting Nafplio, Corinthos, Epidavors and town to Monemnvassia – you will love it. Eventually from there you could even spend 1 day in one of the Saronic islands like Hydra, Spetzes or Poros.

      #2 Athens, Close Peloponnese, Delphi and Meteora
      Athens as before 3 days
      I will then spend 1 day to visit close Nafplio and Epidavros
      one day in Delphi
      2 days in Meteora

      #3 Athens and Delphi, Pilio (volos) and Meteora
      Athens as before 3 days
      Delphi 1 day
      Meteora 2 days
      day 7/8 to visit the beautiful peninsula of Pilio

      In my blog you can find most of the places I am mentioning here (actually only Poros and Spetzes are missing :)

      Concerning budget if you book in advance and you make a good research you will be able to find nice hotels for your pockets. Do not leave it as last minute and … here everybody speaks English so you won’t have any problem

      Ciao and let me know your plans
      ursula

  • Marcos

    Hello Ursula¡¡

    I’m writing from Spain…so sorry for my english¡¡
    Next Monday We’ll abroad into a boat trip…the typical cruises…and we’ll spend 6 hours to visit Mykonos, 6h to visit Santorini, Corfu and Olimpia. Could you recommended us what we should see in these places??

    We’ll arrive these places in the morning and we’ll leave them at 6 p.m
    We don’t want to buy the programmed excursions with the boat company because they are quite expensive and we are 4 people(a family 2 adults and 2 children)

    Thanks you

    • ursula

      Hola Marcos !
      muchas gracias por dejar un mensaje !

      Pues nunca fue a Olimpia y Corfu :( lo siento mucho.
      Para Santorini tienes que ir a visitar OIA , tomarte una copita, un caffe’ frappe en unos de los bares donde puedes ver a la caldera y también hacer compras. OIA es muy famosa para las joyas de oro, para tu mujer :) Después vuelves a Fira – que también esta cerca del puerto. No vas a tener tiempo para visitar la caldera y / o la playa , son pocas oras.
      En Mykonos pues como llegues al puerto coge un taxi para ir un poquito a la playa – en Mykonos hay las mejores playas de Grecia :). Yo iría a Psarrou o Paradise Beach y después de unas horas tienes que volver a Mykonos town para visitarla y echar las fotos con los molinos a viento y tomarte una copa en little Venice :)
      Buen provecho !
      ursula

      ps acuerda-tes siempre de tomar nota del numero para llamar el taxi así que cuando lo necesita los puedes reservar :)

  • Meliza

    Hola Ursula! debo decir que te ganas un 10 por tu Blog. La verdad me ha ayudado mucho a ubicarme, y bueno, como siempre, una duda: estamos pensando en ir de luna de miel a Mykonos, pero seria entre 14 y 20 de noviembre… no se si el clima sea el mejor en esos dias pero no tenemos mucha opcion ya que son los dias que se nos acomoda. Ademas, preguntarte: dices que Agios Loannis es una gran playa, hay alguna otra recomendacion? estamos muy perdidos porque creo que no nos muestran muchas opciones los buscadores respecto a un hotel de playa comodo. Gracias!!

    • ursula

      Hola Meliza
      perdoname para contestarte tanto tarde .. pero’ es que soy mama ahora :) y mi hija Carmen … pues no me deja tiempo para nada :)

      Lo siento mucho pero jo no hiria de viaje de novio en Mikonos en noviembre – no es la temporada y vas a pasar frio :(

      Y ademans seria todos serrado :( – que pena !

      Se que Santorini ahy turismo todo el ano – pero siempre en esta temporada hace un poco frio …… de seguro no puedes desfrutar el mar

      besitos!

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