5 good reasons to go to Mykonos
To see / do
Culture and history
Chora, your first stop on Mykonos
There’s lots to see and do in the island’s main town, Chora, also known as Mykonos Town. Its maze of little streets and white houses are particularly pretty. Matoyianni Street is one of the most attractive. Some breathtaking views await those who walk up to the higher part of town, when you can look down on the old port. You might even see some pelicans!
Eye-catching windmills and churches
The landscape on Mykonos is a mixture of beaches and undulating arid lands, but you’ll also spot lots of windmills and churches. The most beautiful churches on the island include Panagia Paraportiani, Agios Panteleimon Monastery Church and Panagia tou Rodariou – all worth the trip! You could also visit the Panagia Tourliani and Paleokastro monasteries at the same time.
Explore the island of Delos
A 30-minute boat ride from Mykonos, the island of Delos looks as if it’s been frozen in time. The Greek gods Apollo and Artemis were born there. The whole island is an open-air archaeological museum and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tourists will be able to see the Terrace of the Lions, the theatre, mosaics, sculptures and more. And there’s an official museum to round off your visit too.
A crazy atmosphere on the beaches
Mykonos is the perfect party destination, and each year it attracts swarms of visitors looking to have some fun into the early hours of the morning. If that’s you, try out Paradise Beach and Super Paradise Beach! Both of these beaches have unmissable bars and nightclubs, such as Tropicana. It’s the ultimate spot for party-goers.
The old port of Chora
If you’re looking for somewhere more peaceful but still upbeat, then head to the old port of Chora. The port is great whether you’re on your own, with family or friends. Soak up the warm and welcoming atmosphere as you sit by the sea. There are plenty of restaurants and bars, where you can relax in a beautiful setting after a day’s sightseeing.
Fancy a quick lunch? Souvláki, or Greek kebabs, are just the job! Souvláki are skewers of meat (chicken, pork, lamb, etc.) and vegetables that have been seasoned then grilled or barbecued. The skewers are often served with chips if you’re sitting down, or the meat and vegetables are put in a pitta to take away. A traditional and very tasty Greek dish.
Kopanistí cheese from the Cyclades Islands
Cheese-lovers will simply adore kopanisti. Kopanisti is a cheese made from goat’s or sheep’s milk, and seasoned with salt and spices. It has a strong flavour and is sometimes compared to Roquefort. Kopanistí can be served as an appetiser, or as part of a mezze or main meal. It’s nice and soft, so you can use it as a dip for vegetables or breadsticks.
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