What kind of holiday are you ready for? Do you seek a thrilling adventure or a serene repose? Do you wish to enjoy the beauty of the present or marvel at the richness of the past? Everything you are looking for in a holiday can culminate in a trip to the renowned island of Mykonos in Greece. Let us tell you how that is possible with a list of five incredible and diverse things to do in Mykonos.
Start from the top and make your way through the winding alleys, down to the seashore. Admire the quaint little white-washed houses, with their cerulean doors and colorful balconies. Stop by the medieval churches that lend Mykonos its enchanting aura. Chat with the local fishermen, with their wide hats, and watch the stray pelican ambling down the paved paths. And don’t forget to shop at the chic boutiques and stores tucked into the hillside.
If you are looking for a rather more lively experience of the town, why not rent an ATV (all-terrain-vehicle). Sure you could opt for a car or a motorbike, but how often does one get to ride an ATV? It will be the perfect opportunity to zip past the streets and get a quick tour of the town while having loads of fun. Just don’t forget to carry your local or international driver’s license!
#2 Enjoy the scenery
The Greek island of Mykonos is probably best known for its surrounding breath-taking scenery. With its deep turquoise ocean and white houses, the island itself is like a gorgeous painting. You can stop and photograph the iconic 16th century windmills, the most often photographed scenery in Mykonos. And you can stop here till sundown to catch the stunning red-orange backdrop of the sunset against the silhouettes of the windmills. You can also catch sight of a marvellous sunset from Little Venice, built along the sea edge in a characteristic similar to the city of Venice in Italy. Or you can hop on-board a vessel and watch the sunset while actually on the sea.
Another way to see the scenery on and surrounding Mykonos island is to rent or buy a villa on a prime location on the island that gives a stupendous view of the whole island. With the current reasonable real estate prices and the VIP services most villa providers, such as Mykonos Estates, vouch for, this is a great option for an all-encompassing vacation.
Don’t be misled by Mykonos’ aura of serenity. This island can be home to a vivacious nightlife filled with bright lights, music, drinks and food. So let your inner party animal dominate the day. And if partying is not your thing, then you can always enjoy the color and energy of the surroundings while reclining on a deck chair with a drink in hand.
When in Greece, eat like the Greeks do in Greece. Mediterranean food with its emphasis on olive oil will not only be a treat for your palate but also a boost to your health. Try the local charcoal barbecues in the small restaurants as well as the Greek specialties such as Souvlaki and Moussaka. Don’t forget to try the local seafood at restaurants like the Hippie Fish which serve everything from crab to fish to lobster and even sea-urchin! And for midnight treats try the legendary Jimmy’s Gyros which stays open late at night.
There are many enchanting historical sites tucked away in and around Mykonos, the most well-known being the ancient city of Delos which is a mere ferry-ride away. You will find a myriad of carefully preserved temples and sanctuaries atop the hills of Delos, said to the birthplace of the Greek god Apollo. Other sites include the old Armenistis lighthouse, the 18th century monastery of Panagia Tourliani with its rust-colored dome, magnificent tower and stunning works of art, the afore-mentioned windmills and a variety of other medieval chapels scattered around the towns.
So what are you waiting for? Start planning this all-encompassing holiday for yourself and your loved ones. And what better way to relax and truly enjoy your vacation than to rent or buy a genuine Mykonos Villa, big enough to accommodate your whole family, small enough to be cozy, equipped with all the latest facilities and at a location with a breath-taking view. Mykonos Estates is one such company and their knowledgeable and trained staff and VIP services can help you find that perfect piece of real estate to help you take your first step towards a great summertime vacation.
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