Everyone dreams of visiting the Greek Islands, and A Short Break on the Greek Island of Mykonos is up there. Visiting Mykonos means you will live the dream. The Greek Island of Mykonos is about the windmills, the white washed houses, all surrounded by the blue azure Aegean Sea. It is the fishing boats and the rugged cliffs as well as the barren land, higher up in the island. At the Armenistis lighthouse you get to view this very popular island from above. The best way to explore Mykonos is by quad bike or 4 wheel drive. For some great tours around Mykonos, check here for latest prices.
Mykonos is 33 square miles on size, and is home to 10,000 residents. This rises markedly in the summer months and visitors from all over the world descend onto this very delightful island. The history of Mykonos dates to the 11th century. It was once a poor fishing village, but its sheer beauty has brought the tourists to enjoy the hospitality, fantastic weather and Mediterranean food.
Exploring the main town in Mykonos
As you walk towards the iconic windmills of Mykonos you will wind up and down little streets and past the whiter than white houses and churches, and along the whiter than white streets. You will pass through Little Venice , so named because of its resemblance to Venice in Italy. You will walk past the Church of Panagia Paraprtiani, and through the bustling Mayotianni Street. The Main Square is called Mando Mavrogenous and as the day progresses it becomes a hive of activity.
Getting Around Mykonos
To see the most of the island, there are a number of ways to do this. One of the best and most enjoyable ways to explore Mykonos is to hire a quad bike. At 30 euro, a day it offers great value and a fun way to get to around the island. This flexibility means you can get off the tourist path and visit the villages of Ioannis, Ornos, Kalaftatis and Ano Mera.
Take a Tour in Mykonos
Another way to see a lot of the island is by a 4×4 tour, which shows you a lot of secret gems. Latest prices for the tour are here.
These are some tours that will take you around the island and help you to understand the history and culture of this very beautiful island of Mykonos, and help you to live the Greek Island dream.
A Mykonos Catamaran Sailing Tour around the beautiful island. A private half day tour with a professional and local guide will help you to understand the island, as well as give you time to explore on your own.
Eating in Mykonos
Not journey to this Greek island would be complete without eating the local food. The island is famous for its octopus which is served in many different ways. Breads, oils and olives are compulsory. A shot of ouzo is certainly not out of places as you bask in the summer sun, while enjoying your Short Break on the Greek Island of Mykonos.
A Short Break on the Greek Island of Mykonos will tempt you into a longer break next time .. the island is that enticing.