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Indulge in luxury on Mykonos, Greece
Sweeping golden beaches backed by classic whitewashed houses, glistening in picture perfect sunsets await visitors to Mykonos in Greece. Although one of the smallest Cyclades Islands, Mykonos, with its luxurious resorts, sophisticated nightlife and abundance of Greek charm is big in character. Make your next Greek destination Mykonos for a holiday of a lifetime.
What to See and Do in Mykonos
Since its popularity took off in the 1960s Mykonos, Greece, has upheld its luxury reputation.
The main action takes place around Mykonos Town, Chora to the locals. Be sure to explore the labyrinth of cobblestone alleyways of the Alefkandra neighbourhood leading to new shops and cafes upon every turn of corner. Then make your way up to the Kastro for stunning views over the bay.
Inland, Ano Mera is the most rewarding of the island's traditional villages. Here, in addition to local cafes and taverns, you will find an ancient monastery, bell tower and marble fountain.
Top 5 Mykonos Beaches
The island's biggest attraction is its numerous glorious beaches of powdery white sand and perfect turquoise water:
- Agios Ioannis - On the island's western tip, this beach offers unsurpassed views of Delos.
- Agios Sostis - Laidback and undeveloped beach with great scenery in the island's north.
- Kalaftis - Large sweeping bay popular with windsurfers.
- Paradise - Mykonos' number one nightlife beach offering chic beach clubs and full moon parties.
- Platys Gialos - Busy spot in Psarrou with plenty of dining and shopping options.
Many of the larger beaches are blessed with an abundance of accommodation options. If you are arriving independently then take some time to wander around and weigh up all the options available to you.
And, if you are looking to save a few pennies then travel outside of the peak season which runs from mid-July to the end of August.
With temperatures reaching 20C and more until the end of October, some great out of season and last minute deals can be found. Check out the offers at Icelolly.com.
Getting to Mykonos
Mykonos airport is situated just a short drive from Mykonos Town and is served by regular flights from Athens and the neighbouring islands of Iraklio, Kos, Rhodes and Santorini.
All flights from the UK incorporate a stopover in Athens. Airlines operating the route include Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air and Thomson.
Return fares from the UK to Mykonos Greece start from around £250 per person.