Imagine just for some seconds a sunny island, full of white houses, surrounded by the turquoise sea and with pink flowers hanging on the white walls. This is a little taste of Mykonos, a famous Greek island that it’s very easy to fall in love with. Below, you can find some essential info on how to spend one day in Mykonos:
HOW TO GET TO MYKONOS
Surrounded by the sea, this rather small island (it spans an area of 85 square kilometers) is part of Cyclades Islands. Other neighboring islands are Tinos, Syros, Paros, and Naxos. The last one is the island where we spent most of our time in Greece and the place from where we took the ferry to Mykonos. Hence, you can get here by ferry or by plane (in the summertime there are around 18 flights from Athens to Mykonos).
WHAT TO VISIT IN MYKONOS
I would say that the atmosphere is the most important thing when it comes to the Island of the Winds. As soon as you reach the port or the airport, you feel a vibe of relaxation and fun. Mykonos is well known for its glam and for all the parties that take place over there. Even if it’s a small island, it’s full of charm: narrow alleys with luxury shops, the smell of freshly cooked seafood or the Bougainvillea flowers that lie against the white walls. Besides the port and the center that are loaded with shops and restaurants, two places are famous in Mykonos: Little Venice and the Windmills.
This place resembles almost perfectly with Venice because of the houses that lay alongside the glittering waters. The picturesque houses with red and blue window shutters make a charming spot that is perfect to be captured in a picture.
These windmills were constructed during the 16th-century and they are iconic for Mykonos. Its windy weather was perfect for operating windmills and back then, the industry on this island was based on grain production, specifically wheat. In our days, the industry in Mykonos is focused on tourism.
WHAT TO EAT IN MYKONOS
Greece is the paradise of food. Seriously. From the delicious Greek moussaka full of meat, zucchini, and eggplant to souvlaki and gyros, in Mykonos, you can find a lot of tasty food. Of course, let’s not forget about the famous Greek salad, the fish with magic flavors or the stuffed tomatoes with meat and rice (known as gemista).
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