You may have to share the road....
Mykonos is home to quite a few rural properties and small farms. When the animals need to be moved they use the same roads as the cars. Since it's a bit difficult to teach the rules of the road to a sheep, it goes without saying that the sheep have right of way and you and your car don't scare them a bit. They just carry on regardless as you will see in the pics. We had the added experience of being overseen through the process by a very cheeky donkey!
Alternative port; Rafina
Rafina is the second port of Athens.It is 30km NE of city center and has easy access from airport.(less that 20min.)
You can either use a "normal" ship,or a catamaran type.
Bluestarferries use the normals and the duration is about 4 hours.They also have catamarans which make the incredible 2 hours! Imagine that the very first row of seats,must use a seatbelt!!!
HellenicSeaways also use catamaran type ships and they get to Mykonos in 2,5 hours.
Rafina is my preference cos takes you less time in the sea and usually is less crowded.
First option to those who travel right after flight to Athens int.airport, cos it's very close to it.
The absolute party beach.Loud music people drink and drink and mainly drink... and dance... everywhere over the rocks, on the beach, in beach bar's pool... its the absolute party... all this after 3.00pm...
This is the time i usually leave.Super is a fantastic beach.If you get there at 11.00am or at 12.00pm you will probably wonder which sunbed to catch.Near the rocks or in the middle of the beach? First row to be close to beach, or on the lasts to be close to the bar?For sure you will find only 2-3 couples, 1-2families with children(?!) by that time and thats all... If you like the party stay till late.if not take your towels and get to another beach.Mykonos has more than 20 perfect sandy beaches...
I like this one as my morning choise! Trust me and you will be happy.
Lastly take one more tip! Next to the bar is a restaurant-self service...Usually beers there, are a little cheaper than in bar...
Paradise Beach is a notorious party spot in the Greek Isles, although it didn't live up to it's reputation when I visited. The texture of the beach is somewhere between sand and pebbles, but not quite either and it's almost entirely covered with beach chairs, which you must pay 3.5 - 7 euros (I don't exactly remember, but I think it was on the higher end) to use.
There are a few bars at the beach which pump out dance tunes even when the place is less than half full. Despite what I heard, I saw no bartop dancing or widespread nudity and left Paradise Beach feeling somewhat cheated.
It was one of our port of call in our Aegean Cruise. It is such a beautiful island! We landed early in the morning when the residence were still enjoying their breakfast, fisherman were selling their local catch of the day and we saw a nanny with a pony with loads of fresh herbs and vegetables.
We took a short bus ride (0,90EUR) to a beach and took the local boat (5EUR r/t) to Super Paradise Beach. The most beautiful blue I saw in the Aegean -