mykonos island

Mykonos island, one of the wonders of the Cyclades Islands

 

Mykonos is the Greek island par excellence. Located between the islands of Tinos and Naxos, in the famous Cyclades archipelago, the island of Mykonos welcomes millions of visitors every year, especially to party until late at night. The island of Mykonos, however, has much more to offer and will surprise you. This is one of the great strengths of Mykonos: it can adapt to the wishes of visitors. In fact, you will want to return to Mykonos. Let yourself be tempted by renting a boat in Mykonos and discover its white houses, narrow alleys, windmills, blue skies and crystal clear water. 

 

The best things to do and see 

Mykonos island is not just a destination to go partying and relax on the beach. In fact, you will find many interesting places to visit during your stops on the mainland. Here are the places you should not miss during your stay. 

 
  • Little Venice: it is one of the most famous but also most fascinating districts of Mykonos. The name Little Venice comes from its unique location on the sea that makes it look Little Venice. Due to its popularity you will meet many tourists who come to take pictures at sunset because the place is really famous for being one of the best places in the Aegean Sea to admire the sunset. The squared houses with their colorful windows have become the most emblematic view of Mykonos. If you are lucky you will see the Pelican Petros which is the symbol of the island!

  • The windmills: they are one of the symbols of the island of Mykonos. Between the 17th and 18th centuries, the mills were fundamental for the economic development of the island as they were used for the production of wheat. Today you will be able to admire only seven mills, as they are no longer in use, but they are the symbol of the historical heritage of Mykonos island. You can also visit the Bonis mill, which has become a museum. 

  • Chora, the capital: the capital of the island is Mykonos itslef but the inhabitants call it Chora. Strolling these narrow streets is a real pleasure and you will find bistros, restaurants and many souvenir shops.

  • Paraportiani Church: located by the sea, at the entrance to the Kastro district, this church is the most photographed building in Mykonos. It is actually an agglomeration of five different churches. We recommend ypu to admire it at different times of the day to see the shades of colour. You will be totally fascinated by the contrast between the bright white of the walls and the turquoise of the sea. 

 
little venice mykonos island
 

The most beautiful beaches 

If you are thinking about white sandy beaches bathed by crystal clear water, the island of Mykonos is the ideal destination. In fact, the island is famous for its magnificent beaches, voted as among the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Unfortunately, however, the beaches are often crowded during high season. However, the island of Mykonos also offers secret and wild beaches for those who are looking for peace and quietness and want to relax in the midst of a relaxing nature. One of the advantages of a boat holiday, whether on a sailing boat or a catamaran, is the possibility to reach beaches that are often only accessible by sea and protected from mass tourism. In this list you will not find the most popular and famous beaches, but rather the wildest and best preserved.

  • Agia Anna beach: much less touristy than the other beaches of Mykonos, this beach is a corner of paradise.

  • Agios Ioannis beach: this beach, equipped with deckchairs and umbrellas, is perfect for relax and idleness. With its soft sand, crystal clear water and view of Delos, the beach of Agios Ionnis is magnificent, but above all very quiet.

  • Lia Beach: it is the quietest beach in Mykonos and is perfect for relaxing, sunbathing or reading a book. This very familiar beach is also perfect for diving.

  • Kapari Beach: it is the ideal beach for those who love contact with nature. Since it is not very crowded, you can enjoy the calm and lazy atmosphere in the sun while listening to the sound of the waves.

  • Divounia Beach: once a former sea port, this small isolated cove is renowned for its crystal clear waters and restaurants where you can enjoy delicious seafood. 

 
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When you rent a boat in Greece, choose to sail to Mykonos island. Far from preconceived notions, this island, despite its very festive side and its reputation as a "fashionable" destination, offers many treasures that we invite you to discover. Immerse yourself in authentic Greece and its landscapes of white houses with blue shutters, enjoy the local Mediterranean cuisine and enjoy the most beautiful beaches of the island. Get ready for a wonderful holiday with family or friends that you won't forget.


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