Are you thinking about heading to another Mediterranean beach? So are we! On this virtual tour we had to cover Mykonos. This is a highly popular destination in the Greek islands — the Cyclades, to be exact.
When we say that it’s popular, trust us — it is definitely popular like you wouldn’t imagine! You’re going to find a wild mix of things to do. Loud nightlife, plenty of things to buy and other activities are what life in Mykonos tends to be about. This island is designed to be as pleasurable to tourists as it can possibly be. So if you’re trying to plan the best Med beach holiday you can, you definitely want to think about Mykonos.
So, when do you really need to book your trip? Aside from booking as early as possible, you want to make sure that you travel around mid-May to June. You can also go from September through mid-October. You’re still going to get some nice weather, but you’ll avoid the July and August times where the tourists just swarm the island and take over everything. When the demand is that high, the prices tend to follow suit.
If you’re looking for a gay-friendly destination, Mykonos is definitely where you want to be. Of course, even if you’re not part of the gay community Mykonos has something for you too — it really can get pretty wild!
If you want to check out the island in full, you have to check out the main communities. Chora and Ano Mera are the top two, followed by Ornos, Agios Ioannis, and Agios Stefanos. Each little community has plenty of places to stay as well as things to eat and drink.
This is not just an island of “things to do” — there’s plenty of amazing scenery that’s just hard to find anywhere else. So if you’re going to step into this part of the world, you really owe it to yourself to check out everything that you really can. A good digital camera is really a must, and we would even say a video camera is going to be essential as well. It’s just up to you.
While Greek is the official language of Mykonos and the other Greek Islands, you won’t have any trouble getting by on just English or any other foreign language. The local residents have gotten good at understanding all of the different languages of the tourists that flock to Mykonos year after year.
Public transport is the order of the day when it comes to this island, but there’s nothing wrong with renting a car. You will need to make sure that you add this to your holiday budget, because it can get pricey depending on demand.
When it comes to the beaches of Mykonos, you will need to be aware that many tourists do sunbathe at least topless. Complete nudity is frowned upon, but it can indeed happen. So if you have never been to a Med beach before, you might want to watch out for this. Just don’t stare — the “European” style of sunbathing is considered completely natural!
Given that this is an island you’re going to find plenty of beach to choose from. But don’t just take our word for it — check it out for yourself!