I had not been very active on my blog for a few days and you’ll quickly find out why 🙂
Seen from France, Mykonos enjoys (or suffers?) from a sulfurous reputation … and to be honest, given the number of Greek islands to visit, it was not one of our priorities. But since our arrival in Athens, our friend (s) Greek advised us to discover it.
We have done well to listen to them for several reasons :
- Mykonos is one of the most beautiful Greek islands
- The beaches are beautiful and some are still preserved in their natural setting,
- There are great restaurants both traditional and international,
- The atmosphere is festive, but certainly we can also find peace, (some of our friends are also with kids and family).
In fact, the main point is to choose the good time to go. The month of June is in my opinion the perfect time to discover this island at 6:00 ferry from Piraeus. This is indeed the beginning of the summer season, so the hotels, restaurants, beach places are just installed and there are enough people to be nice, but not too much.
Here are some pictures and the places we loved :
Mykonos and its windmills
Little Venice in Mykonos
This is the most popular place to watch the sunset. There are small bars at the edge of the water, you can enjoy a cocktail while admiring the view.
Bars and restaurants in Mykonos
You’ll be spoiled for choice. They usually have a very neat decor and the food is good but they are also relatively expensive. You can still find some typical taverns. Here is my selection with some places we loved during our stay.
You describe the beaches would be useless, they are beautiful and the pictures speak for themselves. However, it is important to know that a car (or a scooter) are required for access. The beaches are chosen according to what you want. So here are some tips to help you in your selection.
Agios Sostis is a beautiful beach in a natural environment but without any particular arrangement, only the sea and the warm sand.
The color of water of Paraga Beach is a beautiful turquoise. This range is divided into two parts insulated from one another. One is fitted (with umbrella and paying all chairs) with music and the other one that I preferred, is simply furnished and has an excellent traditional restaurant, the “Taverna Nicolas”. There are also 10 studios for rent on the beach Agia Anna Studios : http://www.agia-anna-studios.gr/index.htm
Finally, we loved Panormos Beach, the left side is furnished with cushions, mattresses and parasols (free) conditionally to eat in the bar / restaurant, Panormos beach bar, very good and nicely decorated.
However, I do not recommend Paradise Beach (unless you are 18 years old max and you like to listen to techno music … again and again …)
In Mykonos, you can also discover beautiful houses, nice shops and art galleries.
If you are looking for complete serenity, you can also find beautiful homes in the land. It is generally well insulated and accessible by small roads.
For a cultural visit, je vous conseille Delos Island, UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is still the island where Apollo was born! It is a well preserved archaeological site, where you can admire including the Temple of Apollo and the beautiful terrace of lions (guarding the island).
To sum up,