Tips for your trip to Mykonos

Mykonos is, after Santorini, the most popular destination in island Greece. It has been so for many years and continues to be so every summer, without a stop. Tourists love the island “of the mills”, they love its white houses with blue roofs, they love the beaches overlooking a crystal clear sea. Here, millenary history recalls that Hercules fought the Giants and transformed them into the large rocks that shade the shores. Apollo’s grandson lived here. You come here to immerse yourself in timeless joy… where everything disappears, in front of a sunset over the sea.

When to go to Mykonos

The best time to go to Mykonos is summer, i.e. the period from June to September, when the island comes to life. Although it is always beautiful, Mykonos is more solitary and melancholic in winter… so the best time to enjoy its beauties is the hot season.

Travel Documents

In order to enter Mykonos, which is part of Greece, you need to show a passport and/or ID paper. if your country belongs to the group of nation of the Schengen Agreement, you will only need to have an ID paper to enter. If you come from a “non-Schengen” nation, you must show a passport – valid up to three months after the date of your arrival.

What to pack for your trip to Mykonos

The suitcase for Mykonos must contain everything you need to enjoy the sea. Swimsuits, light clothes, sandals, hats, sun creams, cameras (video cameras or drones), comfortable trekking shoes. Don’t forget to bring some elegant clothes too, because in the evening along the coast and around the marinas there are also parties of a certain style.

How to get to Mykonos

Mykonos has its own airport well equipped to accommodate flights from all over Europe. Although it specializes mainly in summer, charter and low-cost flights, Mykonos Airport (JMK) also welcomes larger scheduled flights. You can also reach the island via the many ferries departing from the mainland.

How to move through Mykonos

Mykonos offers different transport choices so to suit every traveler’s needs. Starting from its efficient airport, and the connections to and from it, you will easily move through the island all the time, no matter the means you will decide to use.

Companies like Transfeero offer personalized chauffeur and shuttle services, ensuring a smooth ride to your accommodation. As an alternative you could choose car-rentals, in order to be more independent. Taxis are also available, especially in high-traffic areas like Mykonos Town. While the public bus system links major attractions and beaches. If you want to enjoy the island from a different point of view, book a boat trip among so many offered by local companies.

What to see

As an island of fishermen, Mykonos’ main attractions are the lovely villages overlooking the sea or the inner landscape. Places such as Agios Stefanos, Ano Mena, Elia … they mix a very ancient charm with moder tourist way of life.

You should live and enjoy the main urban center, Mykonos City, where places such as Little Venice, Matoyianni Street, the Old Port, the Church of Paraportiani attract tourists all the time. But nothing compares to the wonderful wind mills that are now a part of the postcard-style view everyone loves to take.

From the Panagia Tourliani monastery to Paleokastro, from Ornos to Paralia Korfos, Platys Yialos, to the beaches of Kalafatis, Lia, Agios Sostis, Merisini, Ftèlia, Agios Ioannis … Mykonos is the best relaxing place you can imagine. Do not miss the archaeologic sites (Delos, Drafaki, Vrisi).

What to do and NOT to do in Mykonos

Come to Mykonos if you are looking for the best holiday with everything around: beaches, history, art, party, good food. You will experience many different things by also exploring many beautiful places.

What you should NOT DO in Mykonos: spend all your time at the disco or at the pub, criticize the island’s traditions with local people …. And, sleep at night! Do not come to Mykonos if you want just a quiet place. This is the land of colours and music.