Taken from the name of the grandson of Apollo, Mykonos is an island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea known for its lively waterfront, marble streets, history, and tradition. If you’re ever looking to take a trip to Greece, Mykonos is an island you must visit! Here are some things you should know about this beautiful Greek island:
1) Little Venice
In this neighborhood you can visit a beautiful harbor surrounded by restaurants, bars, shops, and nightclubs. This is a place where many ship captains had decided to settle down and build homes. Spending time here would make for a perfect day on a Greek Island!
2) The Windmills
Also known as “Kato Myli”, these 16 windmills overlook Little Venice. As you head up to the hilltop perch where they stand, be sure to stop by the neighborhood of Alefkandra for some food or a glass of ouzo.
3) Paradise Beach
Sooo this is a nudist beach which might not be everyone’s cup of tea BUT did you really go to Greece if you didn’t visit one?! This beach is open 24/7, is free to visit, and is surrounded by a strip of resort hotels, restaurants, the Tropicana Beach Bar, and Cavo Paradiso Club.
Try this soft cheese seasoned with pepper as a topping on round rusk spread with tomato.
For meat lovers, this is a presumably delicious cooked pork filet with spices.
For those with a sweet tooth, these are small round cakes with ground almond, rosewater and caster sugar.
Nearest Major International Airport
- Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) in Athens
- From here, visitors can travel via plane or ferry from Piraeus or Rafina to Mykonos Island
Best Time to Visit
- Spring or fall because Mykonos is one of the most crowded islands in Greece during the summer