Top Places to Visit in Mykonos this Summer

Are you planning to visit Mykonos this Summer? Well, you are in for a great experience and a memorable holiday. Mykonos is one of the most popular Greek islands that is famous for its glorious beaches, great nightlife, and delicious Greek food. All kinds of travelers arrive here looking for a fun-filled , and you will come across families, groups, solo travelers, couples, and gay travelers. Mykonos is the perfect destination for a great summer holiday. 

There are plenty of amazing beaches and famous clubs in Mykonos where you can enjoy nonstop fun and excitement. As for the lodging and accommodation, travelers can choose from a variety of Villas in Mykonos that are located at prime sites and suit all kind of budgets.

Wondering what to do and see in Mykonos? Well, here are some of the topmost options and you can be sure of having a blast every time you come here.

Explore Mykonos town – Start your holiday by exploring the town of Mykonos with its charming houses, pretty cafes, and the winding alleys. It is indeed a unique experience as you feel like you have been transported to another world as you go past those white houses with blue doors and colorful bougainvillea hanging over the windows. Mykonos Town is indeed a pleasure to explore as there is a beautiful little corner at every turn. Moreover, you can sip coffee at those cafeterias or enjoy a drink at a bar and watch the local life. Shop from local shops and outlets for fashionable clothes, accessories, and Greek souvenirs.

The row of historic Kato Mili or windmills- Made in the 16th century by the Venetians, it is a must to visit those wood-and-straw capped windmills, that face the town of Chora. These are popular landmarks of Chora Hill that educate one how to harness the power of the wind as well as offering panoramic views of the surroundings. Keep your camera ready to click some Instagram worthy pics of the windmills as they make a striking contrast of white against the clear blue skies.

Mykonos beach parties- Get ready to explore the beaches and the epic parties at Mykonos, the party island. It is well famous for its crazy parties, and you will come across some of the biggest DJs here during peak season. As most of the parties are themed, you can be part of all that rivalry in the craziest party destination in the whole of Europe. You can party till morning in famous clubs and mingle with the locals and enjoy the tasty Greek cuisine. Tropicana Mykonos Club located on the southern part of the island, in Paradise Beach is the most popular because of its party atmosphere and amazing cocktails.

Visit the two uninhabited islands, Delos and Rhenia– It is a great idea to cruise around Delos and Rhenia, and each of them has something unique to offer. For example, Delos is famous for the archaeological site, and Rhenia is well known for its azure waters.  Delos is the mythological birthplace of Apollo and was an important religious center and port during the 1st millennium B.C. There are many interesting ruins here that comprise of temples, markets, houses with mosaics and statues.  Those temples, monumental structures, stadiums, gyms offer a vivid picture of the architecture. You can sail around the islands and enjoy swimming and snorkeling in those clear blue waters around Rhenia in the Aegean Sea or simply walk around the island and enjoy its shores with crystal clear waters. This is an experience you won’t regret or forget, and the trip to Delos and Rhenia islands is indeed worth taking.

Explore the beaches in Mykonos – There are many popular beaches and caves around the Island that offer a scenic hike and a beautiful experience. Platys Gialos Beach is one of the most popular beaches, and from here you can depart other famous beaches. Another famous beach is Elia Beach, which is easily accessible by bus service and the longest beach. You can relax on the laid-back beach and engage in different water activities. Paradise Beach is home to the island’s largest nightclub and offers nonstop beach parties.

Excursion to Ano Mera – You must make a trip to the 16th-century monastery, Ano Mera that is located in the village called the Panagia Tourliani. The monastery is a favorite tourist spot and boasts of a collection of Byzantine relics. You can explore the restored monastery with a marble fountain and statuesque bell and shop for souvenirs from around. The village is a quiet place to escape to, and there are other landmarks like Gyzi Castle perched above the village and the Paleokastro Monastery. Spend some time walking the streets, enjoying the local life of the island and its great meals.

A trip to Armenistis Lighthouse- If you look towards the northwestern side of the island, you will find a scenic view of the Armenistis Lighthouse, that looks majestic because of its height. The lighthouse is a few km away from the Mykonos Town and about 62 ft tall. One can drive to the lighthouse or simply hike. The Armenistis lighthouse was built in 1891 and is of French origin. The original mechanism is showcased in the Aegean Maritime Museum while fully automated mechanism operates the lighthouse today. enjoy the panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and watch the sunset during the afternoon. Do not forget to take your camera along.

Panagia Paraportiani Church- The Church Panagia Paraportiani is considered to be one of the most important architectural monuments of the island. The Church is located right next to the Aegean Sea and the medieval wall of Mykonos. There are five churches in the complex that was built between the 16th and 17th centuries. It draws locals and tourists because of its religious significance and unique architectural heritage due to asymmetrical shape. It is a famous monument for the whole Aegean islands and one of the most photographed sights of Greece. It is indeed one of the most historic religious sites on Mykonos.

The famous Matoyianni Street – Another spot of great interest in Mykonos is the very popular Matoyianni Street, and your trip to the island is incomplete if you have not explored Matoyianni Street. The street is dominated by designer boutiques and souvenir shops that sell high-end clothing, ancient handmade jewelry in original designs. The traditional to modern hand-crafted sandals are very popular with locals and visitors. You must visit the street before you leave Mykonos which also boasts of a number of restaurants, bars, and clubs. The markets remain open until around midnight and one can enjoy local Greek delicacies, sweets, and cookies along with shopping.

Victoria Brewood
victoria@pommietravels.com

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

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