Have your ever dreamed of travelling to any of the Greek Islands? Well….I did dream and I made it to Mykonos. Mykonos is a colored island, where every structure is painted white, with blue patches on doors and windows. The strongest trademark of the Greek Cycladic Islands are the paintings, which are in some ways, the preexisting colors of the Greek Flag.
What Can You Expect in Mykons?
Mykonos has approximately 400 churches and are beautifully architected. The most recommended church to visit is Panagia Paraportiani, which is of significant attractions. This church is the photographers’ delight. After every 20 steps you take, there is a beautiful church blessing your way.
Mykonos has great number of beaches and most of them are extremely spectacular. Some of the common beaches are Elia, Lia and Kalo Livadi which are relatively crowded. Agios Loannis is popular with families. For youngsters, Platys, Gialos and Psarrou beaches are recommended. If you are crowd friendly, you may not want to miss the best and busiest beaches like Paradise, Super Paradise and Paraga. A gentle reminder that nudity is normal in these beaches.
This is for history enthusiasts who wish to relook the ancient histories. There is a Municipal Library which houses over 8000 volumes and vast collections of ancient photographs, documents, coins, seals, sketches and books. The museum is located at the square of Aghia Kyriaki.
Some of the other featured museums are The Archeological Museum which exhibits the ceramics of mass grave, The Folklore Museum which house the traditional furniture of Mykonos and few more.
There are exceptionally rich food culture on this island. Seafood and day dishes are always worthy and prices are reasonably normal. There are varieties of meat dishes, salads, seafood and even the vegetarian options, without the vegetarians being offended on the island.
Some of the bakeries have surprisingly delicious cakes and breads, one of which is the wood-fired bread or a walnut cake, which will strike your foodie nature for lifetime.
Do not miss the magic garden where you can experience the unique atmosphere of nature and city. The food is exceptionally good with treats such as baked lamb with yoghurt, garlic and nutmeg.
Mykonos is a place where the party never stops. It reminded me about the life in Southern Italy and Southern Spain. The Little Venice area has the most spectacular night life. Some of the recommended clubs include Caprice, Galleraki, Veranda and Scandinavian. These clubs are set with beautiful bars, relaxing and funky atmosphere and sea views with romantic and ravishing atmosphere.
The Mykonos Windmills define the features of its landscape. There are numerous windmills spread across the island, but most are concentrated in the main town of Chora. The windmills are the first thing seen when coming into the harbor of Alefkandar, as they stand on a hill overlooking the area.
Getting to Mykonos
The cheapest and fastest way to get into Mykonos is by flight from Athens, if you are already in the Greek Capital. There are also scheduled flights from Thessaloniki, Santorini, Rhodes and Heraklion.
As for by sea, several ferries are scheduled from Piraeus, Rafina, Andros, Tinos, Syros, Naxos, Paws and Santorini. The drawback is that you will spend some of your valuable times on sea.