Upmarket and cosmopolitan
Mykonos holidays have proven to be very popular amongst tourists over the years. This small hilly island, which is one of the Cyclades islands set in the Aegean Sea, has an upmarket reputation and many famous Greeks as well as international stars have their own private summer villas here. Mykonos was also the setting for the famous film Shirley Valentine and it's so easy to see what attracted her to stay on this magnificent island.
One of the most cosmopolitan parts of Greece this island is bustling, vibrant and full of fun with a great and varied nightlife attracting many world famous DJ's. The island is a very popular destination for a gay holiday as the scene, in Mykonos Town in particular, is world renowned here but Mykonos also attracts many families and couples alike to its sandy shores. The capital of this lively island is Mykonos Town which is a sophisticated mixture of chic boutiques, stylish cafes and romantic restaurants. Days here are great spent shopping or people watching whilst enjoying a scrumptious lunch along the harbour. The town has its very own 'Little Venice' made up of Venetian buildings with their brightly painted balconies jutting out over the seas edge and the perfect place for a romantic evening meal.
Quick Mykonos Tips
The currency used on Mykonos is the Euro
Flying time to Mykonos from the UK is approximately 3 hours 35 minutes
Greek is the national language of Mykonos however English is widely spoken
The religion on Mykonos (and the rest of Greece) is Greek Orthodox
As with all holidays in Greece try some of the fresh local fish or a typical Greek Mezze
Greece is well know for the popular drink Ouzo, with its distinct liquorice flavour
Glistening sunshine and an array of spectacular beaches
A stroll around the town is a great experience wandering down the tiny cobbled alleyways uncovering all types of shops from upper class designer offerings to small locally produced craft and souvenir shops. An amble down the waterfront will ensure you meet Petros the Pelican, a stone sculpture that has been the official mascot of Mykonos for many decades. Evenings in the capital come alive and certainly appeal to the energetic with a range of bars and clubs going strong until dawn to tempt you. There is also a softer side to an evening in Mykonos Town and you can choose to enjoy a romantic drink in a trendy cocktail bar or an intimate meal in an authentic Greek taverna.
Another lively resort on this retreat of fun in the sun is Plati Yialos with its great selection of restaurants, bars and tavernas. The beach here is amazing and offers every type of water sport imaginable to while away your days and make the most of the glistening sunshine and warm seas. If you're looking for a more relaxed pace of life, the likes of Aghios Ioannis or Tourlos are an ideal choice. With just enough entertainment to keep you busy and amazing beaches to top up your tan these resorts are perfect for families and couples alike offering the perfect base for tranquil holidays in Mykonos.
You have an array of spectacular beaches to choose on your Mykonos holidays - a great day out is spent hopping between them via a local water taxi to ensure that you don't miss out on any of the lovely secluded coves or buzzing stretches of sand. Watermania is a great fourty acre complex assured to keep the children and adults entertained with its array of exhilarating water slides and rapids. Other places of interest include the islands archaeological museum or the landmark windmills that line the waterfront.
Whether you want to stay in a self catering apartment or a stylish 5 star hotel Mykonos has it all on offer for you. A range of great bargain holidays are available to this pretty island and there's something to suit everyone wanting a memorable sunshine holiday to Mykonos. You can book holidays to Mykonos online here at Latedeals.co.uk.
Top Places To Visit
Something for the little ones and those who just don’t want to grow up, Mykonos’ water park is great if you’re looking for a day away from the beach. One of the more popular tourist attractions in Mykonos.
If you have time and you always wanted to visit the birthplace of the gods then take the short trip to the tiny island of Delos. Greek legend has it that the sun god Apollo and his sister Artemis were born on this once holy site. Home to some of Europe’s most extensive excavations, if you like your Greek history you’ll love this place.
Paradise by name, paradise by nature. Relax and take in some sun, sleep off your hangover or continue partying, Mykonos’ most famous beach has it all. Mainly popular with a younger crowd, you’ll find bars, restaurants, dance clubs and an array of watersports. Don’t miss the closing parties here if you are on the island in early September.