Emerging from the Aegean Sea, the rugged, hilly and yet mesmerizing landscape of Mykonos was said to be formed by the petrified bodies of the Giants that were exterminated by Hercules according to the myth and blessed by god Apollo whose grandson Mykonos became the first ruler of the island. From then on the myth began to unravel into mythical moments and legendary stories one must experience to grasp. So, if you feel about ready to write your own myth, a week in Mykonos is all it takes!
Arrive in the island of Mykonos by plane or ferry and get settled at your Junior Suite at Kirini Mykonos, step outside to your balcony and breathe in the island’s cosmopolitan essence and blissful sophistication. Head to the beautiful beach of Psarou where you will encounter the island’s crème de la crème and accompany your swim with fine flavors at Nammos, bask in the sun as you enjoy the serene ambiance of Paranga Beach or unleash your adrenaline with a series of water sports at Platys Gialos. You may also check out the ruins from three towers of the Hellenistic period at the area of Lito nearby. Then return to the hotel, relax for a while and make your way to Little Venice, to the exact point where the town meets the sea. Enjoy an ice-cold coffee or a refreshing spirit as you watch the sun set over the scintillating Aegean Sea. Once you finish your coffee take as stroll through the picturesque cobblestone alleys of Chora, the white cubic houses, the designer boutiques and specialty stores and experience the vivid nightlife of Mykonos at one of the numerous legendary bars and clubs. Your holidays in Mykonos have just began!
Wake to the delightful aromas and tickle your taste buds with the explosive breakfast flavors served at Kirini hotel restaurant and get ready for an exciting day in the sun at Paradise or Super Paradise beach. Savor exceptional flavors and ice-cold drinks, partake in diving adventures and join the “party” scene of Super Paradise and Cavo Paradiso as the music never stops pumping. Before the sun sets over the cerulean Aegean Sea make sure to head to the Windmills of Chora, the island’s most photographed landmark reminding visitors of the once-great wheat and bread production in Mykonos. Then make your way back to Chora and watch out for the island’s mascot, Petros the Pelican.
If you had enough of the crowded beaches and you wish to avoid the great winds of Mykonos, then make sure to visit the beach of Panormos at the northern part of the island or the calm and small sandy beach of Agios Sostis. If again you are looking for more excitement and you are wondering what to do in Mykonos on day 3 get ready to windsurf through the azure of Ftelia. After enjoying your relaxing swim or thrilling windsurfing adventure head back to the town for a mouth-watering local meal. Mingle with the locals and trace the paths of history to some of the most important sites and places to visit in Mykonos such as the Archeological, the Folkloric and the Aegean Maritime museum where you can marvel artifacts, jewels, utensils and sculptures of the Cycladic art, embroidery, antiques and byzantine icons, nautical artifacts and naval maps. Don’t leave the island without visiting the church of Paraportiani that used to be part of a complex of 5 churches constructed in 1475 in the main entrance of the harbor.
On day 4 add to your morning an extra dash of luxury by visiting the beach of Elia, the biggest and best organized beach on the island featuring an exceptional range of luxurious accommodation choices, gourmet delights and a great range of water sports facilities. If again you rather hide away in a tranquil haven on the beach then Kalo Livadi, Kalafatis and Agia Anna are the perfect choice for you. After you enjoy your morning in the sun head to Ano Mera, the second biggest village in Mykonos, experience the authentic island living as you hang out with the locals and visit the monastery of Panagia Tourliani which is considered one of the best places to visit in Mykonos.
On day 5 you may explore the other side of Mykonos and the beaches of Choulakia and Agios Stefanos were you can test your skills with some of the most thrilling watersports and fun activities in Mykonos. As the day unfolds, grab your camera and visit the Armenistis Lighthouse to take some photos with your beloved ones to cherish for the years to come. Pause for a moment and marvel the awe-inspiring view to the island of Tinos.
Now that you’ve seen most of Mykonos it’s time for you to set sail, cruise the cobalt waters of the Aegean Sea and explore the sacred island of Delos, the so called island-museum. Visit the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, the temples, the open air theater and the ruins of the courtyards, shrines, houses and baths, Cleopatra’s house, the Temple of Isis and the Altar of Dionysus. After a day filled with history and tradition there is nothing better to do than relax with a fruit-infused cocktail in view of the endless azure at one of the upscale bars of Chora.
Follow the footsteps of Shirley Valentine to Agios Ioannis beach and the quaint haven of Ornos beach and delight in the high-end lifestyle. Fully organized, the beach of Ornos offers all you may desire for your last day on the beach in Mykonos. At night, lose yourself in the streets of Chora and its effervescent vibe.
Our week is now over in the island of contradictions and your holidays in Mykonos are now coming to an end. We are not seeking for a rational explanation of what you experienced but rather of an emotional interpretation of your journey, how did it make you feel? Collect your memories, thoughts and feelings…and there you have it, your own Mykonos myth!