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Out and About in Mykonos

Mykonos is the gateway to the Island of Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Aphrodite.

An eclectic place – pristine beaches, elegant boutiques, fine dining, and rowdy bars are all packed onto one tiny piece of land, a mere 15km long at its widest point.

One of the biggest tourist destinations in Greece, Mykonos attracts cruises, families, party lovers and honeymooning couples.

It’s tough to resist the winding streets and small alleys lined with whitewashed houses overlooking a beautiful harbor and although Mykonos is the most expensive island in the Cyclades, it tends to be a lot less expensive than other European destinations.

In summer or high season, the Greek island is packed with rich jet-setters and cruise-ship with turists going ashore on a Mykonos cruise stop as part of a Greek isles or Mediterranean cruise. It’s always going to be difficult giving a destination the time it deserves during relatively short shore excursions. Fortunately, due to its compact nature, you can see many of the must-see highlights of Mykonos island in just a few hours.

There are several beaches around the cosmopolitan island, all of them beautiful, with crystal-clear turquoise waters, some with bars and restaurants, others nearly deserted. 

Each beach attracts different types of people and offers different types of activities, but they’re all guaranteed to give you the perfect Greek island experience.

Beautiful sandy beaches are abundant in Mykonos but partygoers, look no further than Cavo Paradiso, Paradise Beach and Super Paradise Beach, the most popular party beaches on the island.

On the other hand, Elia and Ornos Beach are two of the most popular quiet and white sand beaches on the island.

Mykonos has a long-standing reputation as one of the top European destinations for party seekers, but it is also an amazing destination for anyone looking to relax and for 5-star quality Greek cuisine.

In the tiny capital Hora (aka Mykonos Town) is Mykonos second-biggest attraction, after the beaches. You lose yourself for hours in the enchanting warren of narrow pedestrian streets bedecked with bougainvillea and lined with picture-perfect, tiny churches, restaurants and cool boutiques.

Mykonos is the gateway to the Island of Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Aphrodite, a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the most important well-preserved archeological sites in Greece.

The sun shines more than 300 days per year, with temperatures in summer easily reaching 40 degrees. But no worries, Mykonos is the island of the winds and those cool winds will make your holiday way more comfortable.

When it comes to a Greek holiday, Mykonos is an island that gives you a bit of everything. A picture-perfect paradise in the middle of the Aegean Sea with its white houses and cobblestone streets. Which Instagram girls wouldn’t go crazy here! It’s really as amazing as you see in the pictures.

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