Mykonos - a Greek gem!

A Greek island, located in the Cycladic region of the beautiful Aegean Sea. Mykonos offers beautiful beaches, amazing lifestyle, delicious Greek food, amazing villages. However Mykonos is the most famous by it's extraordinary nightlife. If you want to party - you got the right destination!

In contrast to other Cycladic capitals, the capital town (Hóra) of the island is not built in the shape of an amphitheatre but instead spreads out over a wide area. It is one of the best examples of Cycladic architecture and a spellbinding attraction for visitors. Stroll around its narrow marble streets and admire whitewashed houses with colourful doors and window frames, bougainvillea trees in purple bloom and hidden churches. Pay a visit to the church of Panayia Paraportiani, the Town hall and the castle situated above the harbour. Don’t forget to visit the Archaeological, Folklore and Maritime Museums to take in a little history. Wander around the pedestrian shopping streets of the Hóra, always colourful and busy. The most glamorous of all is Matoyánni Street, lined with brand name stores, charming cafés and stylish restaurants.

Need an adrenaline rush?

The island is a paradise for water sport enthusiasts! It is only natural that the “Island of the Winds” should attract surfers and sailors from all over the world! There is a great choice of beaches for windsurfing; however, the most secluded ones are considered to be the best. Choose from Kórfos, Fteliá, Meyáli Ámmos and Kalafátis, where surfing lessons are also available. Play tennis or mini golf at Ayios Stéfanos, beach volleyball at Ayia Anna or try sea parachuting or jet skiing at Eliá or Kalafátis. Diving fans can do a little exciting exploration of the underwater magic of Mykonos. September is thought to be the best month for diving, as the water is warm and visibility is good down at the seabed.

On the island you can find many well-organized diving centers (some of them also offer snorkeling lessons) and stores specializing in diving equipment. Explore the island on a caicque or a boat and discover secluded beaches, or take a boat tour around the nearby islets, which are also ideal fishing spots!

What about food?

Don’t miss the opportunity to treat yourself to some local Aegean specialties! Pepper flavoured kopanistí, a soft cheese seasoned with pepper, is the island’s gastronomic trademark. Try it as a topping on a round rusk spread with grated tomato, a favourite local mezés (appetiser). Meat eaters can sample “loúzes” (cooked pork filet with spices) and tasty local sausages sprinkled with pepper, and local oregano that has been caressed by the sun and dried in the north wind. To finish off your meal you can sample two exceptionally good local pastries, “amigdalotá” (small round cakes with ground almond, rosewater and caster sugar) and honey pie.

If you find yourself in Mykonos take the opportunity to explore the tiny archaeological gem of Delos, just a short boat trip away. Delos was a sacred island in ancient times, and according to mythology was the birthplace of the twin gods Apollo and Artemis.

Source: VisitGreece

Want to party?

The offer for the night entertainment is very diverse, the party atmosphere mixed with transgression breathes in every corner of the island. It is impossible not to have fun in Mykonos!

The modern and elegant beach clubs strip clubs offering music of all types, mainly dance hits and don't close before dawn, cosmopolitan and fun atmosphere, between wild party and drag queen shows: Mykonos is definitely the more lively nightlife and crazy about the whole Greece.

Paradise Club (Paradise Beach, Mykonos)

Situated on the beach of Paradise Beach, the Paradise Club is considered as the most famous nightclub in Mykonos and assaulted daily by a thick festive throng, gathering on this beach to have a cocktail and dance or listen to House music, techno and rock, from the afternoon until the wee hours of the morning.

Tropicana Beach Bar (Paradise beach, Mykonos)

Open daily from 9.00 to 1.00.

Located Paradise Beach, the Tropicana Beach Bar is one of the most known for partying in Mykonos, a veritable institution for its Wild beach parties which attract many young people coming from all over Europe with the sole purpose of having fun.

Cavo Paradiso (Paradise Beach, Mykonos)

Open daily from 23.30 to 7.30.

Located on a hill that overlooks Paradise Bay and with a breathtaking view of the sea, the disco Cavo Paradiso is another highlight of the Mykonos nightlife. Here the party starts around 2.00 and continues until late morning. Cavo Paradiso, In addition to being considered one of the the most beautiful clubs of Mykonos, It is certainly the most expensive: the entrance ticket can cost 30 or 40 euros.

Scorpios (Paraga, Mykonos)

Open daily from 11.00 to 1.00.

Open until October, lo SCORPIOS is a great beach bar that captivates its guests with wide open spaces and the enchanting surroundings.

Source: nightlife-cityguide

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