One of the top destinations in Greece, this island is famous for the vivid nightlife and the gorgeous beaches.
Geographically located on the northern side of the Cyclades, almost in the centre of the Aegean Sea, Mykonos is the ultimate holiday place for all ages and preferences, especially for youth looking for all day and night entertainment.
Many private yachts and cruises also arrive in Mykonos Greece almost daily in summer, creating a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Things not to miss on the island are the fantastic beaches on the south, the sunset from Little Venice, the view from the windmills and a night out in Mykonos Town.
What to see and what to do
The island of Mykonos is one of the most popular Greek islands and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group. Mykonos island, the Ibiza of Greece as it is called, is particularly famous for the picturesque town and the fantastic beaches. It is also famous as a gay friendly destination. The main town is a characteristic sample of Cycladic architecture, with whitewashed sugar houses, lovely churches and cobbled streets. On a hill above the town, there are traditional windmills, while the most beautiful quarter in Little Venice with restaurants and bars right by the sea.
The most fabulous beaches are located on the southern side of Mykonos island. Super Paradise, Paradise, Platis Gialos and Lia amaze visitors with the soft sand and the crystal water. Beach bars are open all day and attract many visitors for swimming, kitesurfing and other activities. In the evening, people head to the Town, where there are also many bars for gays and lesbians. A nice trip is a boat trip to Delos, a small island that is considered an open archaeological site. According to mythology, Delos is the island where god Apollo was born and this is why there is an entire sanctuary dedicated to this god. In this travel guide of Mykonos island, you shall see all the important things to see and do on the island.