My travel bucket-list: Mykonos, Greece

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Mykonos is an island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea famous for its pristine beaches and great nightlife and it is among the most popular Greek islands.
And as many Greek islands, also Mykonos town is characterised by the white houses, blue doors and windows and colourful bougainvilleas.

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Beside its well known beaches for their bars and dance clubs that attract world-renowned DJs and typically stay open well past dawn, Mykonos offers gourmet food, cultural activities, and romantic holidays.Β  It’s a great destination for solo travellers, couples, and families with many things to see and do.

For example discovering the Windmills in Chora.
The windmills along with Little Venice are one of the most famous Mykonos attractions. With the help of the high winds that blow on the island, for many centuries the mills used to refine grain but with the progress of technology, the use of the mills declined, and now the ones that survived are used as private homes or museums, only seven of them being preserved. The most famous ones are the Kato Myloi (Lower Windmills) that stand on a hill facing the sea, imagine the view from up there.

Little Venice is a neighbourhood with colourful houses built on the edge of the sea and due to its resemblance with Venice, was named Little Venice. Nowadays the houses have been turned into elegant bars and restaurants that make you feel like in Italy and are among the best places in town to watch the sunset while sipping a cocktail or a prosecco. CheersπŸ₯‚

You may take a boat trip to the archeological site of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, considered one of the most important Archaeological Sites in Greece. According to Mythology, it was the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. The island is now uninhabited, but you can visit it by taking one of the many ships that depart daily from Mykonos old harbour. A visit to the island of Delos is among the best things to do in Mykonos.

You may discover and enjoy Mykonos also by bike as there are plenty of tours around the island offering also wine tasting accompanied by traditional Mykonian products like different kind of cheeses, hams and the well known Greek salad.

If you are just looking for a relaxing holiday by the sea, the beaches of Mykonos are famous for their golden sand and crystal clear waters.

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The best way to reach the island is by air as there are many flights from Athens and Thessaloniki to Mykonos and the flight trip from Athens to Mykonos is about 30 minutes. During the summer months, many airlines have also direct flights to Mykonos from many European cities.

Or you may take a boat from Athens’s two major ports Piraeus and Rafina. There are daily ferries going to the island and the trip lasts about 3 hours if you take the high-speed ferry and 5 hours if you take regular one.

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Mykonos has a Mediterranean climate, with mild and rainy winters and warm and sunny summers.
The island is windy, and for this reason it’s cooler in summer than other islands of Greece. Rainfall follows the Mediterranean pattern, in fact it is concentrated from October to March and is not abundant.
Peak season is July and August and can be quite crowded. If you prefer avoiding the big crowds, the best time to visit Mykonos island is between May to June and September.
The water can be a little bit chilly but the weather is perfect.

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It is quite difficult to find budget friendly accommodation in Mykonos but the prices can be more accessible in low season.

It looks like a paradise destination! πŸ™‚


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  1. Oh well another lovely and breathtaking destination 😊 Windmills, white houses with blue doors, little Venice, trip by boat, watch the sunset while sipping a cocktail or a prosecco! Mykonos is amazing! a paradise destination indeed πŸ‘πŸ˜Š CheersπŸ₯‚ 😁 even though they’re imitating Italy 😁
    There are organized flights from here to Greece and to Mykonos and Santorini and other islands and it’s really worth the visit!
    Thank you for another beautiful destination and hope you will visit it very soon as well 😊😊
    Hope the weekend is great and going smoothly πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–

    1. The strange fact is that I was living in Europe for almost my whole life and I never was able to visit it πŸ€” My friends and colleagues used to go with organized flights but it seems it was never my turn to go too πŸ€” However I hope one day 😁πŸ’ͺ🏻 It seems a wonderful place! Yes, they are similar, but Mediterranean country I think all have something special πŸ˜‰πŸŒΈ
      Have a wonderful week my dear and thank you always for your kind words! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈ

      1. Good morning dear Ribana and hope the weekend was great 😊 probably you were busy visiting other parts of Europe right??πŸ˜‰ Hope you will visit it very soon! Yes Mediterranean countries have many things special hahaha 😁😁
        Have a great Monday and it’s always a great pleasure πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸŒΈ

      2. Good afternoon to you my dear 😊
        Weekend was great and short as always πŸ€ͺ would love to have 5 days weekend and 2 work πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‰
        Yes, definitely, in my dreams I’m always visiting some new country, even when I’m not sleeping πŸ€ͺ
        Hope you are having a wonderful Monday πŸ˜‰πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸ’•

      3. 😁😁 Hello and sorry for the late reply, hectic week at work :/ I wish there are 5 days weekend as well! Or even better I wish I don’t have to work at all! 😁 Thanks God for our dreams 😊😊
        Hope your week is great! mine is super busy but no problem, all is good πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•

      4. Hi dear Huguette, I thought only my week is super busy πŸ€ͺ I barely have time to answer the comments πŸ€ͺ luckily I’ve scheduled my posts this week 😝
        Yes, luckily with our dreams that helps us move forward also in these periods 😝πŸ€ͺ
        Let’s hope we’ll pass super fast and weekend will come soon πŸ€ͺπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸŒΈπŸŒΈ

      5. Good morning dear Riby 😊 oh no not only you! Do you have the same ministry if finance? they throw in our face some bloody decision and we’re back to 2014 with non stop work and the deadline in June 30th! Let me not start with cursing 😁😁
        All will pass eventually! Imagine we’re in June! half the year has passed :/
        Have a great day and hope your upcoming days will be less busy and hectic πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸŒΈ

      6. 😊 no, sometimes I have bosses that make this stupid decisions without considering the work needed…πŸ₯Ίsometimes I have time to breath but sometimes not even to go to the toilet πŸ€ͺ the good think, I think πŸ€”, is that is not happening everyday but randomly πŸ€ͺ Yes, June is almost ended, I cannot believe half of the year is gone already 😱 Hope the other half will be better πŸ€ͺ
        Have a lovely day 🌸 almost weekend πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

      7. Don’t they all make stupid decisions!! :/ Yes I can imagine! Hopefully you will manage to finish all 😊 It’s a good thing that it’s happening rarely 😁😁
        I hope the next half will be much better indeed 😁 Your day is over luckily! Hope the evening is great <3 πŸ€—πŸ€—

      8. Day gone, evening gone, I’m pooped πŸ˜“ πŸ’€
        Wish you a good evening and have a good rest my dear! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•

      9. Glad you’re finally in sleep mode πŸ₯Ί hope you’ll have a good rest and recharge for a new day πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  2. Hi Rebina,
    Thank you so much for sharing this Greek experience. I have never visited Mykonos but remember once receiving a post card from a guy I once met on holiday quite a while after we stopped communicating between England & Ireland.
    1979 accompanied my brother on an inter rail European holiday & remember eating the best meal ever in Athens after travelling on the Balkan express from Vienna to Athens. We visited Ipsos in Corfu. I really loved Greece & it’s people.
    Idea for another Greek holiday ??

    1. Hi Margaret, thank you very much for stopping by! I think it was a great experience 😊 I have never visited it yet and now I’m living quite far away, but I hope one day I’ll be able to see it πŸ˜‰πŸŒΈ

  3. Wow, That is an eye catching destination. Mykonos is surprisingly amazing.😍 A great share, Pictures are so perfect.. You did a really good marketing, πŸ˜‰ Seriosly people will start loving mykonos after this post.. Enjoy your weekend…

    1. Thank you very much Simon for your kind words! It seems really a wonderful destination! Definitely a must see for who likes to travel πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š Have a great day!

  4. wow the photo for the accommodation is to die for. When you mentioned beach – I am all for it, count me in. Thank you for sharing this place, I hope one day I can visit lovely places like this too. You have a great week!!

    1. Thank you very much 😊 it must be a wonderful place to see and relax by the sea 😊🌸 I hope one day we’ll be able to see it πŸ˜‰πŸŒΈπŸŒΈ Have a wonderful week 🌸🌸😊

  5. Such a paradise. I have a friend that worked in a bar there when we were all much younger. I think she had a wild time. I went to visit and it really is beautiful.

  6. Great report. I visited in September 2017. The weather was terrific as you stated. Also not so many tourists. It was easy to walk around through the very narrow streets in the shopping areas.

  7. Lovely article about beautiful Mykonos! We visited the island in October and you are right: it is not easy to find a cheap accomodation πŸ™ˆ Love Mykonos in low season with no crowds and affordable prices 🀩 It is definitely one of our favourite islands in Europe ❀

    1. I’m glad you like it! I love visiting in low season too πŸ˜‰ No crowds and affordable prices is awesome πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
      Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comment! Very appreciated πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸŒΈπŸŒΈ

    1. Thank you very much for stopping by Aryanna! I’m sure is wonderful! Great views, fascinating history and delicious food πŸ˜‰And I hope one day I’ll be able to see it! πŸ˜‰

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  9. We were fortunate enough to see Mykonos as a part of a Viking ocean cruise of the Mediterranean. I loved this pretty island with its white buildings and narrow streets. A couple of bakeries offered treats worthy of bringing back home. Your photos are lovely — we had an overcast day and a hurried walk with a tour group, but my pics remind me of a great day anyway.

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