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Are you looking to spend a few days, perhaps even weeks, in Mykonos?
The island of the winds has a lot to offer – more than meets the eye.
With no further ado, here are the best things to do in Mykonos!
Mykonos isn’t accidentally known as the new Ibiza. And it makes sense; people who go there to enjoy “peaceful holidays with their family” are the exception. Most tourists, Greek themselves includes, visit Mykonos for its vibrant nightlife, and to party until sunrise.
Clubs, discos, rock-cafés, live music venues – the nightlife’s variety is remarkable. Some of the most popular Myconian bars and clubs include Cavo Paradiso, Babylon, Astra, and Skandinavian Bar & Club.
Stay in a Villa
If you are going to stay in Mykonos, you might as well live the experience as you should. Hotels never feel like home, Airbnb’s usually are full of bad surprises, and we better skip the option of camping entirely. Staying in one of the Mykonos Villas is actually how you are supposed to experience your summer in Mykonos.
More privacy: a villa offers privacy at scale. From your bedroom to the kitchen and back to the swimming pool, you will share your space with the people you’ve selected to do so.
More space: you are renting a villa, not a room! You can actually be outdoors and in the villa at the same time.
More luxury: villas are there to indulge ourselves. Their high standard facilities and luxurious elegance make our summer a little more comfortable and a little more extravagant.
Taste The Local Cuisine
Greek cuisine is known for its fresh ingredients, liberal use of herbs and spices, and making excuses for adding virgin olive oil on every kind of dish!
Traditional Greek island cuisine usually features fish, octopus, and calamari. But the Myconian cuisine goes beyond that. Some of the traditional dishes include louza (pork meat fillet), kopanisti (cream cheese), xinotyro (sour cheese), and the famous Myconian sausages.
From gourmet restaurants and seafood restaurants to traditional taverns, you will find more places to experience the local gastronomy than you will have time for.
Enjoy the Beaches
It wouldn’t really be summer without the beaches. And Mykonos has plenty of them.
Most of the island’s beaches are sandy, loud, and have umbrellas and sunbeds for rent. Mykonos is all about partying, remember? However, you can still find more quiet beach options, as well as nudist-friendly beaches.
Mykonos’ most famous beaches are Psarou beach, Platys Gialos and Super Paradise.
What’s more, if you are more on the adventure side, some of the beaches offer watersports services. Windsurfing, wakeboarding, jet & water skiing, scuba diving, and kite surfing are some of the watersports you can do there. Additionally, you can opt-in for more family-friendly activities like banana boats, pedal boats, and tube rides.
Explore The Town and Its Alleys
‘Chora’ is what the locals call the name of the main town of the island when the town and the island itself have the same name. In Mykonos’ case, they do, therefore the capital is usually called Chora, instead of Mykonos.
Chora is the heart of the island and it beats accordingly. For Mykonos, its beats a bit faster. The paved narrow alleys, Matogianni Street being the most famous, are filled with life, day and night; especially night. In those alleys lies a market where you will find a lot of jewelry stores and souvenir shops, designer boutiques and local designers, international brands and traditional craftsmen.
It’s on these alleys that you will also find some of the island’s best cafés, restaurants, pubs, and clubs.