Mykonos Mini Guide
Mykonos is the most popular of the Greek islands and welcomes tourists year after year to enjoy the fine weather and blue waters of the Aegean Sea. First you will fly into Mykonos Airport which operates domestic and inter-island flights between Athens
on the Greek mainland. AirSea lines, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Airways are some of the carriers which operate those journeys. There are also a great deal of charter flights from many European countries
in the summer given the popularity of Mykonos as a holiday destination.
Upon arrival at Mykonos Airport you will find the rental car offices easily and the car hire teams will help to complete your journey by showing you to your car and making sure everything is to your satisfaction. Once you have reached your hotel, villa or apartment where you are staying your first thought will probably be to head to the beach. There are plenty of them to choose from in Mykonos and having your rental car will allow you to see them all and get away from the summer season crowds.
If you want a nice beach on which to relax while also having the opportunity of indulging in various water sports, try Elias Beach. There you can rent umbrellas and deck chairs for about 10 Euros and it is possible to jet ski, parasail or wakeboard there as well. For underwater marine life go to Agios Ioannis where the snorkelling is great while the beach itself is not over crowded.
More racy is Paradise Beach which is frequented by young night clubbers who often sunbathe nude. This island is famed for its nightlife and there is enough in the way of bars and clubs to keep you entertained for a whole holiday. A number of them are also gay friendly. Something a bit more family orientated is Platys Gialos, a fine beach where you can also go jet skiing.
In terms of the rest of the island, Mykonos is split into different areas. There is Little Venice, a charming part of the town, while the windmills are worth seeing too. Ano Mera is a good part of Mykonos if you want to get a bite out to eat. Also you should definitely do a day trip to the nearby island of Delos where you can get a guided tour of the ancient temples which were built there in homage to the Greek gods.
Mykonos is renowned as a hedonistic party island but there’s so much more to the island than the excellent club scene. Hire a car and head off with your camera to see the beautiful area called Little Venice. There, the homes have been built right on the water’s edge with their balconies overhanging the sea.
For those that want to find out more of the island’s past, the Archaeology Museum has an excellent display of artefacts dating back thousands of years. Visit the Aegean Maritime Museum too, to find out more about the importance of the sea to Mykonos.