Mykonos Travel Guide

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    Windmills still used as homes and shops
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Mykonos Highlights

  • Pro
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     Tons of shopping, bars, cafes, clubs, great beaches 

  • Con
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     bad value, overrated nightlife 

  • In a nutshell
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     Good, Bad and Ugly of Aegean Tourism 

Mykonos Things to Do

  • Delos Island

    A must-see day trip from Mykonos is to take the boat to Delos, birthplace of Apollo and the largest city in the world at one point. Its history goes back to 3000 BC, and the remains are in excellent condition. The entire island is a UNESCO site. I don't think it took more than 20 minutes to get there.

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  • Paradise Beach

    This place is AWESOME! It's a total scene from morning 'till night. The beach is pretty rocky, but you can rent a chair for the day. Don't e afraid to bargain low. They would ask for 4EUR/chair, and we would bargain down to 1.50 or 2. It's a bit more mellow until about 4 pm when the bar scene starts to pick up. The music starts playing and the...

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  • Town of Hora

    One of the most beautiful Chora in Cyclades islands. In fact Chora in greek means “town” and it’s the way locals call the capital of an island when it has the same name with the island (the capital of Mykonos is Mykonos if you got confused :) ) Definitely you will stroll along this amazing maze of twisting tiny alleys leading to nowhere. Don’t use...

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  • Little Venice Quater

    Ninety per cent of the movies showing the Greek islands have a scene in this bay. It becomes a familiar place, but its beauty is undeniable. Don't miss it, because it has much more than the pictured coast to see.

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  • Church of Panagia Paraportiani

    This small and discreet church is a very uncommon construction: built from the 15Th to the 17Th, it is only the visible part of an ensemble of five chapels, four of them underground. Security reasons? Escaping from heat? Maybe! the thickness of the walls, and its pure white may confirm that idea.

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  • Elia Beach

    If it's water-skiing, para-sailing, windsurfing or boating that you like, then Elia Beach is the place for you. This is a lovely long sandy beach on the South Coast of Mykonos and there are plenty of tavernas to drop into for a cool drink and a bite to eat when you have finished. If you just want to relax in the sun, you can do that too as there...

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Mykonos Restaurants

  • Trio Bambini

    This was a small coffee break for us. It’s located right in the center on a nice corner where you can watch the people passing by. Actually there are only 3-4 tables outside so we were lucky to find a free one. Service was friendly.It’s focusing on ice cream (the sign advertises Gelato&yogurt) but we just needed something to drink as it a really...

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  • Heaven

    A funny story:The hotel's shuttle dropped us in Kalo Livadi, a quite empty beach close to the hotel (a few nudists at ease). By lunchtime we looked around and saw... nothing! There was a small and discreet house, hundred meters from the beach, and Jose and me decided to go there. IT WAS a restaurant. We entered to check if it would be suitable for...

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  • Perseverance

    I cannot forget the great experience that was our lunch in Kalu Livadi beach. Passing the film from VHS to digital I reviwed some more images, and from them I tried again to identify the restaurant. No doubt - It is Solymar rather spanish name for a rather good lunch.

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Mykonos Nightlife

  • Cavo Paradiso

    When you are at the beach (during the day) - keep your eye out for the people with the guest lists.... they will put you on the guest list which is usually discounted entry and usually gives you a free drink (& the drinks in mykonos ARE STRONG)))))!!! oh my!!! - its like 2-3 drinks in one & THEY ARE IN PAPER CUPS!!! haha OH - another tip... dont...

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  • Hard Rock Cafe

    When i visted mykonos in 2003 hard rock cafe had a restaurand outside the city center in the road to anomera (Car or vespa needed) I have been 2005 and 2006 and this restaurant was closed. There is a place named FLIX on the sourroundings but i think is for 100% greek people (not sure). The picture on Pakistaniguy tips seems to bve located on the...

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  • La Notte

    La Notte is the place for the Greek Music Lovers. It's the place where you will find Greek Music. You will find Clubing - bouzouki and contemporary Greek dance music on the play list. Anything which makes you feel confident and comfortable.

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Mykonos Transportation

  • By Ferry

    the ferries to Delos run half hourly til about 3pm taking about 45 minutes to get to the island where the ancient ruins of the community of 20,000 or so worshipped Dionysus. You can time your visit with a ferry going over and coming back so you have an hour and a half to 2 hours to armed with a map that can be purchased at the entrance where you...

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  • Local Buses

    The bus station is up on the hill of the Hora on the south west side of town. The bus schedule is hand written on a chalkboard under the tree. There are hourly or semi hourly departures to various beaches. You need to buy a ticket before boarding. Our Lonely Planet guide never mentioned the fare, but at each stand we went to, it cost 1euro...

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  • Airport Transfer Transport

    if you are doing a package hol to mykonos tell the travel agent you dont need the transfers as they cost about 30 quid and a taxi from the airport to town costs about 5 quid and is far quicker and easier than being herded on the coach with other tourists.

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Mykonos Shopping

  • what to buy

    If you are interested in local products try some amygdalota (desserts based on almonds), kopanisti (soft spicy cheese) louza (air dried meat), sausages (seasoned with salt, oregano, savory, pepper and other spices and have higher content of lean than fat). We also tried bread from local bakery (pic 3).There are many galleries with unique but...

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  • Matogianni str. shopping

    The Matogianni street is the main shopping street of the island.Lots of shops of any kind, jewelrys,local souvenirs,small cafes and restaurants,but also high end boutiques and top designers.Also you will find great home decorations of sea-wood, antiques and special paints.Really full market with all range of prices. For clothes check; First,...

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  • For really good quality "designer"...

    This store has everything.., food and drinks to take away, sort of like a convenience store. They've also got beach essentials too. Ok so the thing I bought from this store is so much a great mykonos souvenir but anyway you should stop here just for the great fake shades. I got a cool pair of bottega venetas for 12 euro and have gotten so many...

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Mykonos Local Customs

  • Friends of Animals

    The island of Mykonos has a volunteer organization which strives to control the stray animal population through neutering,spaying and assisting with adoptions. There are donation jars for this organization in some shops. It must be working to some degree because there didn't seem ( to me) to be as many strays ( especially dogs) as in other...

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  • 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...

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  • Easter celebration

    If you visit Mykonos during easter time you will have an opportunity to see the locals doing something that has nothing to do with tourism! lol Easter Sunday called Pascha in greek and it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. It’s very important for the orthodox not only that day but the whole Easter season that lasts 40 days but in ourdays most of...

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Mykonos Warnings and Dangers

  • "NOT" OK Car Rental

    If you read no further, my strong recommendation is that you NOT rent a car from OK Car Rental in Mykonos. If I had to do it again, I'd rent from Avis or Budget, both of which rent on the IslandIn August 2011, I rented a car from OK Car Rental in Mykonos. I used OK because it was listed on our hotel's (the San Marco) website. The car was delivered...

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  • If you drive, read this tip!

    I really feel to have the most freedom while on the island, the best is to rent a car. Many people prefer to rent small motorcycles or these 4 wheeled motorcycle things. What you really need to know is that although having a car is the best way to get around, you need to be very cautious at all times when driving. The roads are very narrow in some...

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  • There are practically no taxis!

    I hear that in other months it is not so bad, but in July when we were there, it was practically impossible to get a taxi. When we arrived at the airport, we waited for about 30 minutes for a taxi to arrive to take us to our hotel, and there was a long line. This was not so bad. In Mykonos Town there are two taxi stands, but there are not taxis...

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Mykonos Tourist Traps

  • Kapari Handicrafts -- Do Not Trust Them...

    We purchased several ceramic items from KAPARI HANDICRAFTS. The owner assured us that she could ship them safely to our home in California. The shipping cost was 75 Euros. When the items arrived they were very poorly packed and two of them were damaged beyond repair, literally in pieces. The owner refused to replace or refund, telling us that the...

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  • "NOT" OK Car Rental

    If you read no further, my strong recommendation is that you NOT rent a car from OK Car Rental in Mykonos. If I had to do it again, I'd rent from Avis or Budget, both of which rent on the IslandIn August 2011, I rented a car from OK Car Rental in Mykonos. I used OK because it was listed on our hotel's (the San Marco) website. The car was delivered...

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  • Car rental advice.....

    Unless you intend to rent a car to get to a different remote beach every day to sunbake, then don't fall for the trap of "you'll get better value if you rent the car for three days". If you are only wanting to see around the island and have a look at the beaches and assorted little villages etc. then you only need the car for one day. The rental...

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Mykonos What to Pack

  • Be prepared for anything.

    If you are jsut doing the islands, you will need little else than your swimming gears. Remember sun tan lotions and sun screens . Ok, this will sound funny, but then again we had not thought of it. My husband dived into a sparkling pool of the hotel, and misjudged the depth. He was lucky to get away with just a superficial cut on his nose. But...

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  • It sits on your nose and wraps around...

    I practically don't have to mention it, but bring your sunglasses, and bring a cheap pair and a good pair! The good pair should be worn walking around town, lying on the beach, while shopping, on Delos...The cheap pair should be worn when doing wiler things like jet skiing. I've only owned one "good" pair of sunglasses and they are now sitting at...

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  • Travel light

    especially during the summer months, pack light, shorts T-shirts etc. It is quite hot and humid night life is fairly casual., Black pants for ladies and a nice shirt. You can do some serious shopping so only pack what you need.

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Mykonos Off The Beaten Path

  • To see and be seen, the beach is super

    Mykonos has some excellent beaches to get a tan, meet people, relax or party. One of the best beaches for all of these is Super Paradise Beach about 4 miles from Mykonos Town. Getting to the beach can be had by car, taxi, boat out of Plati Gialos or a shuttle from the old port during the day. A beach in the blue water bay with crowds of sun...

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  • Something unique you'll never forget!

    Wandering around Mykonos Town in the evening, you may come across 1-2 professional photographers that are offering their services. I don't think too many people take advantage of this unique opportunity, but we did, and it was a memorable highlight of our trip. We met Themis, our professional photgrapher for the day, at 4 in the afternoon. He took...

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  • 'Ano Mera' the unknown capital of...

    AnoMera is the capital of Mykonos.It is right in the middle of the island,so this helped all these years to stay out away of overcrowded.Last few years things changed and that is because people who own vacation homes in the island, needed a place not so noisy to get there for dinning.Thats how all happent.Now in AnoMera's big square, across the old...

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Mykonos Favorites

  • The elephant man

    I would like to talk about Tropicana Bar, especially, about an Italian man called “Sasá”, for me, “the elephant man”…I spent some days this last summer in Greek islands (mostly of time in Mykonos) and people talked to me about Tropicana Bar, so my friends and me decided to go there. The first day, it’s just made me laugh, see the entertainer of the...

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  • Mykonos with Family on a short vacation

    3 Nights-4 days is too short to cover a place as gorgeous and full of activities as MYKONOS but sometimes when you are travelling and wanting to cover a country that is the maximum you can spend at one location. So here are some suggestions to make the most of your time. When travelling with the family, picking the right location to stay is very...

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  • MYKONOS PLACES OF INTEREST

    Things and places of Interest, other than the beaches of Mykonos.Mykonos Town: A visit to Mykonos town is, undoubtedly, one of the best things to do. Mykonos town is an excellent example of Venetian influences, and one can see the legacy in the form of beautiful and charming buildings such as Panagia Paraportiani church. Panagia Paraportiani, is a...

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  • Jul 3, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    Panormos is also great! Great beach and nice waters! Next to the beach there is a pool venue with djs! We went after the beach and they have pool afternoon parties. We had some cocktails and amazing food. Guilty Beach !!!!

 
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