A Lovely Island Paradise in Mykonos
Mykonos is one of the most frequented destinations on the globe because of its surreal natural beauty and the pristine beaches found throughout the island. Mykonos is the most trendy, cosmopolitan area in Greece, and there are a lot of different activities to do and sites to explore while in Mykonos. Travel to this location can consist of anything from a relaxing, secluded beach getaway to a lively night on the town. The tourist areas are very crowded in the summer months, so during the off-season is the best time to travel to Mykonos for the best prices on accommodations and the least amount of people. Paradise Beach in Mykonos is probably the most popular destination in Mykonos .
Sightseeing Of Mykonos
Many people find their sunny haven nestled in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea on this spectacular and diverse island. You will find a labyrinth of colors and terrains as you traverse through this idyllic city. The Windmills in the West are a great place to visit for the fantastic views and the deep cultural significance. Next, walk to Little Venice to experience another interesting destination to visit while in Mykonos. Medieval houses standing in stark contrast to the deep blue sea and the sandy beaches are found throughout Little Venice, and it is a romantic, enchanting place to spend a day or an entire evening (at least until you have watched the sun set among the picturesque backdrop).
You will encounter a number of churches and museums, and the Panagia Paraportiani is one you will certainly not want to miss. It is an impressive white washed building constructed in traditional Greek architecture with exceptional detailing and design from the Byzantine era. For museums, the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos provides interesting exhibitions on rare prehistoric pieces. The Folklore Museum with the Lena's House Museum as an extension is a collection of different pieces with historical or cultural significance for Greece.
The many beaches will give you a reason to postpone leaving this enchanting island. The sea is usually warm during the summer, and many people spend all of their vacation experiencing the many beaches on the island. This is the perfect place for traditional beach activities: swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and boating. Ferries to Mykonos run everyday from Piraeus and Rafina. If you are not interested in staying at the resorts on the island, a hotel in Mykonos will give you the opportunity to stay more affordably and still experience the pleasure of being nearby a beach. To learn more about Mykonos travel, watch a video of the area so that you will have a clear understanding of the breathtaking beaches and landscapes found in this region.
Panormos, (north coast). On the north side of the island and facing east onto Panormos Bay is the long and beautiful Panormos Beach. Two restaurants, one hotel and a trendy beach club serve this otherwise remote area. Panormos Beach is nudist beach mostly in the right side. To get to Panormos you need your own transport.
Agios Sostis, (north coast). This beach faces the east of Panormos Bay. Agios Sostis is one of the more remote beaches on the island. Void of accommodation and crowds this beautiful beach offers not only peace and quiet, but also a very good small restaurant. Nude bathing tolerant. To get there you need your own transport. Take the road beyond Panormos beach.
Tourlos, (west coast). A small beach near the new port of Mykonos. The actual beach of Tourlos is not used much anymore since the construction of the new port and marina, but is still a busy area.
Agios Stefanos, (west coast, 2km north of Mykonos Town). A well developed, sandy beach next to the new harbor. Agios Stefanos is very popular and gets very crowded during summer time. This beach is about the length of a soccer pitch. Agios Stefanos is reachable by bus from Mykonos town.
Mykonos town beach, (west coast). There's a small beach at the harbour front (Aghia Anna, one of several by that name on the island). Unless you are waiting for a boat, there is no reason staying there. Much better beaches are within easy reach.
Megali Ammos, (west coast, 1km south of Mykonos Town). The nearest beach to Mykonos town, just a 10 minutes walk from Mykonos Town along the coast into the direction of Ornos (or hop on the bus to Ornos). Accommodation is also available.
Ornos, (west coast, 3km south of Mykonos Town). Busy family and tourist beach. It gathers many for its sunbeds and umbrellas, and bars and restaurants. The sandy beach slopes gently into the sea. There are schools for sea-skiing and surfing. Ornos is easily accessible by bus from Mykonos town.
Agios Ioannis, (west coast, 3km south west of Mykonos Town). Agios Ioannis is a small beach with snorkeling opportunities. The beach never gets over crowded and deck chairs are available to rent. Great tavern and cocktail bar very close. Not a tourist beach. With a small nude section. Agios Ioannis is easily accessible by bus from Mykonos town. Next to Agios Ioannis is the small beach of Kapari