Sharing my third post from Mykonos in the Greece Travel Diaries today. Greece has so much to offer that everything seems as important and spectacular. Greek Islands are no exception to this. On our trip, we did only Mykonos and Santorini, two of the most famous Greek Islands.
We flew from Athens to Mykonos via Ryan Air (a low-cost carrier), and the journey was about 40-45 minutes. As a budget traveller for this much duration, I'd any day fly with the low-cost carrier. If you plan to fly with Ryan Air, make sure you do web check-in ahead of time as they charge for that at the airport. Also, we purchased baggage as nothing was free except the hand bag (<7 kg), but even after all theses charges the total cost was less than any other flight.
Mykonos - Greece Travel Diaries
We stayed in Mykonos for 3 days. As we went in the shoulder season (just before the peak season) we could enjoy the place without the craziness that is in the peak season.
The best way to commute on the island is to rent a quad bike or a car. We rented a jeep for a day and it cost us €50 and €10 for the fuel. It was a perfect choice as the ride to Paradise beach (the most happening beach) is a bit rough for other cars.
Things to do in Mykonos
- Paradise beach
- Little Venice
PARADISE BEACH: Paradise beach is a party beach in the pure sense. Shoulder season wasn't as crazy but if you prefer little less craziness than this time is best for you. If you like to party hard then I'd say go in mid-May. We literally spent the whole day chilling, sleeping, eating, and drinking at the beach, they play awesome music throughout the day. There are many beach resorts next to each other on this beach, you can take a sun bed at any of those and indulge with your favourite drink.
WINDMILLS: These are the most iconic structures of the Greek Island of Mykonos, visible from almost everywhere in the central Mykonos. There are five of these giant vintage windmills.
LITTLE VENICE: This is a small area with houses in a row and their balconies towards the sea making it look like the ones in Venice, hence named so. It's a beautiful area to watch sunset and have an awesome dinner.
How’s What in Mykonos, Greece?
FOOD: We experienced some of the most awesome dishes in Greece and Mykonos was no different. So much goodness, and being a vegetarian I was never left with fewer options. MUST VISIT: Ling Ling Restaurant (a bit on the pricier side but totally worth, it's a fusion Asian / Chinese restaurant).
TRANSPORT: Rental cars or quad bikes are the best options.
SAFETY: We found it pretty safe.
PEOPLE: Extremely helpful, courteous, and full of life. The night life is what it's famous for, you can just stroll in the central Mykonos area and will find plenty of clubs with superb music.
OUR STAY: We stayed at Magas Mykonos. It is a two-star family-owned property. The rooms were small and cosy, but the bathroom was super small. The breakfast buffet was also not very great. If you are looking for a budget hotel you can try this but if you prefer spending a little more then you should skip this one.
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