At the end of April when the first flight this season departs from Schipol Amsterdam to Mykonos we are the lucky ones to check in.
The flight takes about 3 hours and leaves in the early morning so you have a full day at the island and dont lose a day,if you are to early for chek in just drop everything at the hotel and explore Mykonos town or hang out by the pool or beach.
Perched within the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, Mykonos is one of Greece’s most famous little islands. North of the stunning Romantic island of Santorini and east of the mainland, Mykonos is an incredible island to explore, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. Set out on a journey to discover a fascinating world where glamour meets simplicity
We didnt book a long vacation, just a week and want to see as much as possible so we rent a car at the airport by Budget and leave the airport with a Mini Cooper to explore the island
After we had picked up the car we went to our hotel in Mykonos town or actually just on the edge of the hill with a view over Mykonos town and walking distance from the city. So perfect to discover the city and the island.
Boheme Mykonos is a luxury small hotel at 4 min walk from the beach and 10 min walk from Mykonos town. The suites of Boheme open to a balcony or terrace enjoying views over the Aegean Sea and have also upgrades to luxury suites with jaccuzi
Boheme features a free-form pool and a furnished sun terrace with unobstructed sea view. It has a poolside snack bar and a restaurant. Here we have honestly enjoyed the pool view over the city and every morning a full breakfast free delivered in our room or at the restaurant by the pool.
One of the things I love about Mykonos is that it’s tiny, it can easily be explored in a day or two though, a few days longer is a must if you really want to experience island life and visited all the beaches around.
Mykonos Town is the largest town on the island. Spend the mornings exploring the little walkways and narrow Streets. Its easy to walk around in a few hours so you dont need any tips for must visit or see just go walk and see by yourself
Within the main town of Mykonos itself, Paraportiani Church is a gorgeous example of historic churches on the island. Well over 500 years since construction commenced, it’s one beautiful church that you can easily visit when on the island
You can’t visit Mykonos without seeing the windmills of Kato Mili
Although you might not be blown away by their incredible height or dramatic cliff like positions, they are an iconic monument of the island and actually have lots of amazing history to learn from. The windmills are situated on the coastline within Mykonos Town itself and easily seen when you’re here.
Mykonos might be a Romantic little Greek gem but it’s also got some wild bars and music to experience. In the day, hop over to Paradise Beach where you can grab some cocktails at The Tropicana Beach Club. In the evening, bounce on up to Cavo Paradiso that’s perched overlooking the town itself. Think DJ sets, big crowds and a pool, obviously! If big crowds aren’t your thing, head over to the more intimate bars which spill out into the small streets and waterfront.
Mykonos has its own Little Venice in the town itself. Perched right on the waterfront, head here for some stunning sunsets and a bite to eat. You might find the bars and restaurants a tad bit more expensive in this area but that shouldn’t stop you from going. It’s also a great place to chill out with friends and travel buddies in the late evening.
Mykonos is known for its narrow streets with white houses and blue doors, for its parties, for turquoise water beaches. It is not difficult to fall in love with this island that promises to almost all tourists a holiday, at least, fun. For those who do not know Mykonos is also the most expensive island in Greece
Mykonos – 10 things to do:
Get some Tan
Get lost in the narrow streets of the city
Little Venice Mykonos town
Rent a motorcycle or car!
Visit the windmills
Take a Boat trip
Visit Ano Mera
Take a boat trip to the archaeological site of Delos
Green, blue and turquoise water, pebbly sand; some of the best beaches of the Aegean are found here. Open your eyes underwater and you’ll see the deep in all its technicolour glory. Agios Sostis, Kalafatis, Lia, Ornos, Paraga, Super Paradise, Ftelia, Psarou. By boat, car or on foot you can get to cosmopolitan beaches or secluded coves. You’ll find all sorts of water sports; tubes, banana, water-skiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, parasailing, windsurfing… The choices of how you’ll spend your day are endless.
Best beaches to visit:
Super Paradise beach
Platys Yialos (or Gialos) Beach
Kalo Livadi Beach
Mykonos has something for everyone. Tip: You’ll need four days to take it all in! So grab your suitcase and passport, because crystal-clear water is calling… Avoid high season!!!
Spring and Autumn are more cheaper and not to much crowed.
Here are some resources to help you get your trip going:
Travel Essentials what's in my bag: To help you get started on packing, here are my essential travel and photography gear
Flights: WayAway to start looking for cheap flights and great deals from your home country.
Car Rental: DiscoverCars.com is a great and reliable platform to find rental cars all over the world.
Internet: Airalo is the best way to get a sim card and has reliable internet access for your trip. All you need is an Esim-compatible smartphone, install it on your phone prior to your trip, and you are all set.
Tickets & Deals: Tiqets is always my go-to website when I want to find cheaper deals for entrance tickets to tourist attractions
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