Top 10 islands of the world: Mykonos, Greece | Said to have been where Hercules killed the invincible giants, the island of Mykonos is steeped in some real mythological history. But this popular cruise ship stop, nowadays is more known for its raucous parties. That would certainly impress even Dionysus …
Mykonos easily steals the show from Santorini, simply because the “underdog” has a few things Santorini does not have. There are no trees naturally growing on Santorini. That automatically means, there is no wildlife – apart of some caged birds. Santorini also lacks of white sandy beaches and nightlife. Mykonos got all that in abundance. Just avoid July and August. Skip those major tourist crowds and get a better sense of local greek island life in September. Don’t miss out on “Little Venice”, a neighborhood full of tavernas. While in the area, stop by Kounelas, close to the harbor of Mykonos, to eat what locals say is the best fish.
The natural landscapes of this Cycladic Island are wondrous and they add to the elegance that you witness. If you are looking for a place where white sand meets blue sky in a stunning matrimony, Mykonos will for sure capture your senses. Whether you are seeking nightlife adventures or you are in search of a perfect sanctuary for serenity and luxury accommodation, Mykonos will meet and exceed your expectations.
A distinctive detail on Mykonos is the wind. Windmills boast above everything else and remind the guests of the past. Windmills have been the means of producing the necessities for this Greek island, as the energy provided from wind was vital. Apart from that, tourists agree: the architecture of Mykonos is quite romantic and scenic. Cobbled whitewashed streets and white houses, intoxicating smells from the blooming flowers and of course amazing white sandy beaches all over the coastline will make a vacation remembered forever.
If you conquer Mykonos the right way, it will become a journey of your senses, with imposing landscapes and great sights, vibrant nightlife including prostitution, wonderful attractions of nature and beaches that belong to fairy tales.
Getting to Mykonos
Daily flights from Athens take about 35 minutes. Ferries are the less expensive option. They need between 3 and 5 hours – depending on wether it’s a high-speed or slow ferry.
Where to stay on Mykonos
Our recommendation: the Vencia Boutique Hotel; it’s a truly unique place.
Where to Party in Mykonos
Try Paradise Beach Resort Mykonos for a start. From there party yourself thru the night. You will end up somewhere else …
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