Mykonos is one of the most beautiful islands in the Aegean Sea, known throughout the world for its waters and its countless entertainment and dining opportunities, so many travelers choose it as a holiday destination.
It offers luxury, entertainment, history, and amazing people. There are few such places that will make you go “wow” and simultaneously take your mind back to past centuries. It is a monumental and exotic place to be on your vacation.
Why You Have To Visit Mykonos
1. The Architecture
The traditional Cycladic architecture was respected and preserved despite the enormous tourist growth of the island. The small cubic houses with bright white walls and small windows together with the stone-paved alleys create a beautiful picture. For those who want to see more of the traditional architecture of Mykonos, there are the windmills built between the 17th and 19th centuries, the Paraportiani church with its unique blend of different styles, the 500 churches and chapels of the island, and the small fishing villages.
2. Little Venice
It is one of the oldest and most characteristic districts of Mykonos. It begins at the beach of Alefkandra and ends in the castle district. With its houses built almost on the sea, it will remind you of the famous Italian city. The houses form a unique spectacle in Greece. The waves wash the balconies and the windows, which are painted in bright colours. In other words, a visit to Mykonos is the ideal way to spend a relaxing afternoon!
3. Petros, the famous pelican
You can’t leave Mykonos without taking some great photos with one of the island’s trademarks! Petros likes tourists, and you will easily find him in the harbour, near the fishing boats or the cafes. If you do not see him soon enough, ask the locals.
4. Half century of cosmopolitan life
Mykonos was “discovered” in the 1960s by rich people and VIPs who wanted to have fun away from the masses. They were amazed by the natural beauty of the island and the friendly way the locals treated them. The special culture on Mykonos had a great tolerance for everything that was different so that the island soon became a meeting place for gays and nudists.
Today the landscape has changed a lot: Five-star hotels and villas can be rented in Mykonos, but the locals’ respect for their guests has remained the same. International VIPs, movie stars, top models, rock stars, athletes, and fashion designers come to Mykonos every summer to have fun, live in luxury, and have some privacy. You can easily spot them on the famous beaches, in the bars or restaurants of the city, or even while walking through the narrow streets of Mykonos.
5. All day and all night entertainment
As you will notice very early on, your mind will be stuck in the same mode from the morning you wake up until the next morning: how not to miss the best parties on the island. You will get the first hints from the organizer of your holiday, who will surely have a great suggestion for all your days and nights in Mykonos. Many hotels have transport facilities directly to the main entertainment venues.
You wake up at noon, eat your breakfast, and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. You are ready for Super Paradise! The party here starts early, and what happens after 3 p.m. can only be seen on the most famous party islands, in the TV news, and in your wildest dreams. Crazy DJs, party animals, naked bodies of all kinds ready to be burned by the hot sun, liters of alcohol, and one of the few clubs in Greece where the guests never get bored dancing, drinking, and having fun. Anything can happen on Super Paradise Beach.
Alternatives to the beaches Super Paradise, where you can attend early parties, are Paradise, Psarou, and Paranga.
Around 9 o’clock in the evening, you will have had enough “daytime fun”. You go back to your hotel or villa in Mykonos, take a shower, put on your best clothes, and get ready to see what the word “nightlife” really means. Mykonos Town has many bars, clubs, and restaurants; in some of them, you will see many celebrities among their guests. Distances are short, so most tourists go from one bar or club to another. The nightlife in Mykonos lasts until the sun rises in the sky.