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Kato Milli Windmills - Mykonos

Flights to Mykonos

Mykonos Airport is just a ten minute taxi journey from the town center, so your holiday can begin almost as soon as you step off your flight. Mykonos is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Aegean, so you’re sure to find plenty of home comforts and activities to keep everyone entertained. 

What to Do

Let your body clock slip into the island’s rhythm. Not many people dine before 10pm, and usually the beaches are deserted until lunchtime when holidaymakers and locals finally emerge from their beds.

Mykonos is famous for its glitzy nightlife, with revellers partying until the small hours of the morning in the cocktail bars and nightclubs which line the seafront. Of course, it’s not just party animals who will find a warm welcome on Mykonos. In recent years, chic boutique hotels and posh restaurants have been popping up across the island, making it a favourite destination for luxury travellers who have put their dancing days behind them. 

During the day, relax on one of the island’s famous beaches.  Platys Gialos beach is great for families, while Elia beach is a good choice for those who want to banish their tan lines once and for all.

If the beach isn’t to your taste, spend a day shopping on Matoyianni Street. Eclectic shops and narrow alleyways make for a great afternoon of exploring; just try not to get lost.

Finish off your day sipping a cocktail, watching the sun set over romantic Little Venice. 

What to See

There are a few historical sites on Mykonos which are worth a visit, although many travellers avoid them in favour of beaches and bars. The Monastery of Panayia Tourliani is a fine example of traditional Cycladitic architecture, and it’s certainly worth a daytrip. The friendly monks are happy to provide guided tours.

You’ll notice a number of windmills dotted around the landscape, but by far the most iconic ones are located at Kato Milli, right beside the water near Little Venice, it’s a great place to take some holiday photos.  

When to Go 

Most people visit Mykonos in July and August. The beaches and hotels can get quite crowded at this time of year, so if you want to save a bit of money head to the island in the early season (May to June) or after the season finishes in September. The weather will still be very pleasant, and it will be easier to find cheap flights and accommodation.

Top Tip: Pick up a free Skymap in the baggage hall while you’re at Mykonos Airport. Shops in the town sell the same maps for a few Euro, so it’s a good way to save some cash. 

 

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