|Mykonos is the most elegant, lively, fashionable and transgressive greek island: an island to drink in and dance!
Once upon a time a simple fishermen's village, nowadays Mykonos is the ideal island to enjoy clubbing: a world famous gay paradise!
You will be rewarded with a very intese nightlife walking through the small alleys of Mikonos town, drinking in Little Venice, dancing among Windmills.
Not only for the gay community, Mykonos is the island for those looking for crystal waters, sandy beaches ... free love and greek movida!
Mykonos is the perfect island for those seeking for fashion clubs
Mykonos Greece is a trendy, sophisticated and eventful place to experience.
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||Mykonos is the greek capital of fun and transgrassion, with more visitors attracted by the unquestioned reputation of its nightlife.
It is just 2 hours and 35 minutes far from Santorini. Mykonos is one of the top destinations in Greece and it's located north-est of Cyclades archpelagos close to Syros (the capital island of Cyclades), Naxos and Paros.
For centuries Mykonos has been just for short stays on the way to Delos (infatti il nome Cicladi si deve alla posizione delle isole a cerchio intorno a Delo), but soon it became the most lively, transgressive and trendy island in Greece.
Eating out in Mykonos is not a problem, a bunch of restaurants and taverns where you can taste really delicious greek specialities. Mykonos restaurants have a good reputiation in Greece for the quality and genuinity of the products and for the variety of restaurants.
Infact in the small alleys of Mykonos town you will surely find plenty of taverns and restaurants for all tastes and pockets: chic, luxury and traditional ones.
Mykonos has an ancient cooking tradition. Among typical products of local gastronomy the most popular one is the spicy gaot Kopanisti cheese produced through several fermentations. It is generally an appetizer served with ouzo or wine, sometimes with cucumber and tomato salads.
Although it is easy to find on all Cyclades islands, the Kopanisti cheese produced in Mykonos is the most tasty and delicious one.
Suggested restaurants in Mykonos are: Avra Restaurant in Mykonos Town, CoCo Club on Super Paradise beach, Fokos Taverna on Fokos beach.
- Delos Island, visit the ruins of ancient Delos and archaeological excavations
- Ano Mera, visit the 16th century Monastery of Panagia Tourliani
- Monastery of Paleokastro (also called Darga), right out of Ano Mera, on the way to Chora
- Petros the Pelican of Mykonos, the official mascot of Mykonos, an old celebrity of the town's waterfront
Mykonos is the most cosmopolitan island of Cyclades and the mass tourism bosses the show with tour operators organizing you vacation from soup to nuts.
Nevertheless, lots of quality accommodation in Mykonos working with online systems allow you to organize your vacation on yur own contacting directly hotels and rental agencies and booking online.
Hotels and apartments to rent are located in Mykonos Town (Chora, the capital), in Platys Gialos and on other Mykonos beaches. Camping on the beach are the Paranga Camping and the Paradise Camping.
You will find a bunch of luxury hotels in Mykonos, buotique hotels, design hotels and resorts.
Among the wonderful sandy beaches in Mykonos boasting a fabolus crystal water, some are not busy at all, while the most popular ones are voted to drinking and dancing all day long with international DJs and artists taking turns at the console.
There are also naturist and gay beaches in Mykonos, located on the south coast.
Popular ones among young people are Paradise e Super Paradise with beach-bars, playing non-stop dance music. Some spots on these beaches are just for gays and nudists.
One of the most beautiful beaches in Mykonos for its stunning landscape and blue ocean waters is Elia beach, the last stop of kayaks, but it can be also reached by land passing through the village of Ano Mera.
In the vicinity of Chora, the capital of Mykonos, there is Platys Gialos village famous for its accommodation and a fine beach.
Right after it you'll find Psarou beach, boasting 150 metres of white sandy beach protected by a grove of reeds and other small trees.
Passed the cape you get to Paranga beach splitted in two by a rim. here you can find the Paranga Camping of Mykonos.
Another campsite in Mykonos is the well-know Paradise Camping located on the Paradise Beach Resort's area.
Mykonos is the island where the greek and the international movida takes place, where you have an embarrassing wealth of choices clubbing in the night and during the day both downtown and on the beach.
Mikonos nightlife is more intense than in other greek islands and it rolls from dust until dawn.
Binge drinking and dancing on Paradise beach until 10pm, after a short break back dancing from 1:30am until 5am, moving then to Cavo Paradiso until 10,30am.
Downtown you'll discover all the most famous gay bars in Mykonos, rock cafè and sicos with DJs coming from all over the world.
Busy bars can be found in Little Venice, the meeting point in Mykonos town. Some clubs are: Kastro bar, il Rhapsody, il Caprice Bar e il Veranda Bar.
Also in the ancient town nightlife runs non-stop flying from one club to another. The Skandinavian Bar and Four Roses, the Pierro's Bar and the Icarus are the most popular.
||Flights and ferries to Mykonos from Santorini and from Athens:
Mykonos, like most of Cyclades islands, are easy to reach by hydrofoil and ferry from Athens and from Santorini. Mykonos along with an international airport has 2 harbours, one for fast ferries and one for cruise liners and big traditional ferries.
If you fly from Italy in the high season (July and August) you can get a direct flight from all major italian cities (Rome, Milan, Naples, Bologna, ...), while in the rest of te year departures from Rome Fiumicino airport stopover in Athens with connecting flight to Mykonos.
To get to Mykonos by ferry or hydrofoil is easy.
From Santorini to Mykonos:
Santorini-Mykonos ferry takes only 2 hours and 35 minutes, by FlyingCat 4 (fast ferry).
When you need to look for connections to Santorini, look for Thira (Santorini) or the port code ATI, because in many cases the name of the port doesn’t match the name of the island.
The frequency of hydrofoils and ferries from Santorini to Mykonos depends on the sesonality.
During the high season (June to September), there are 2 or 3 ferries a day (FlyingCat 4 SuperJet and Seajet 2) depending on the day of the week: 09:00 (except Saturdays) at 11:55 am (daily until mid-June and from the second half of September), 11:30 am (daily from mid June to mid September), at 12:00 (daily).
During the low season (April) there is at least one daily ferry at 11:55am, 12:00pm or 12:55pm (daily) while in October only at 11:55 (daily).
Available ferries from Mykonos to Santorini in the high season, depending on the day of the week, can be at 14:45pm, 14:50pm, 14:55pm or 17:45pm (at least 2 or 3 daily).
In the rest of the year no fast ferries are available due to unfavorable weather conditions, only large vessels such as the Blue Star operate on major routes.
From Athens to Mykonos:
Travelling from Athens to Mykonos by ferry or hydrofoil can be the best way to save money rather than flying from Athens airport.
Infact the journey between the port of Piraeus (Athens) and Mykonos takes between 4 h 30 min and 5 h 15 min, depending on the type of ferry you are taking.
All the hydrofoils and ferries to Mykonos from Athens depart from Piraeus at Port Gate Ε7 (at Karaiskaki square, Akti Tzelepi). The gate is both for passengers and vehicles.
During the high season the following ferries are available between Athens (Piraeus) and Mykonos :
- at 7:25am, daily
- at 7:35am, daily
- at 05:45pm, daily (except on Wednesday)
During the low season:
- at 7:25am, daily
- at 7:35am, daily
- at 9:00am, on Fridays
- at 12:00pm, daily (except on Tuesdays)
- at 03:45pm, on Wednesdays and Thurdays
- at 04:30pm, on Wednesdays and Thurdays
- at 04:45pm, on Thurdays and Fridays
Going back from Mykonos to Athens there are plenty of daily connections by ferry.
The ferry schedules available on line are not very accurate, because the ferry companies submit their schedule to the Ministry of Merchant Marine weekly so the info you see today online might not be accurate next month.