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Why You Should Visit The Island Of Mykonos This Summer

Visit the Cycladic island of Mykonos in Greece
Visit Mykonos, Greece [Image by Evan Roussos from Pixabay]

Mykonos Island nestles in the Cyclades of the southern Aegean Sea in Greece, between Syros, Tinos, Paros and Naxos. The island is known as a prestigious place for travelers in Greece and is deeply cosmopolitan and multicultural. In fact, it gained a reputation in the 1960s as a place for artists, hippies and the wealthy to visit. Nowadays, Mykonos is a welcoming location for the wealthy, party animals, romantic couples and families with children.

About Mykonos, Greece

Windmills in Mykonos
Windmills [Image by Andrea Spallanzani from Pixabay]
The island of Mykonos is a unique blend of traditional Cycladic Island landscapes. Here, traditional 16th-century windmills, sugar-cube houses and picturesque churches offer a beautiful scenic view. However, the island is also a renowned, luxurious nightlife location.

In summer, Mykonos attracts the crowds with its fun party atmosphere, delicious cuisine and nightlife. However, during the day, visitors head to the beaches, lying on the sand, splashing in the water, or dancing at the beach bars. For those seeking entertaining activities, Paradise, Super Paradise, Elia and Platis Gialos bays have plenty to offer. Here in summer, travelers can attend fun music events or even play golf on the beach.

Restaurant at the beach in Mykonos
Restaurant at the beach [Image by MustangJoe from Pixabay]
Paradise Beach is especially recommended for a party atmosphere. Here, visitors will find the Paradise Beach Club, which has a private beach, is free to enter and offers a nightclub and two beach bars. Moreover, world-renowned DJs are here in the summer and many celebrities party at the club.

Beaches to suit everyone

Mykonos beach
Quiet beach [Image by Nicole Klesy from Pixabay]
For those seeking a day on the beach, there is a choice of 25 beaches across Mykonos, including everything from party beaches to relaxing spots and secluded coves. Agios Sostis is recommended for those seeking a quieter place on the sand. Besides being remote and peaceful, the beach is also one of the most beautiful on the island.

The only drawback is that no sun loungers or umbrellas are available for rent here. It’s best to bring your own parasol, a beach towel and a cooler with ice-cold drinks to enjoy after swimming in the turquoise water. Remember to pick up after yourself after a relaxing day in the sun.

Mykonos sunset
Sunset at the beach [Image by hjrivas from Pixabay]
For those looking for the best beach to experience the sunset, Panormos Beach comes highly recommended. Here, travelers find clean, white sand, crystal-clear water, and a perfect sunset view.

Lively beaches

Platis Gialos is one of the fancier beaches in Mykonos and is a lively place in the summer, with plenty of restaurants, a mini-market and a number of hotels. This beach is convenient to reach by bus from the Fabrika bus station in Mykonos Town.

Generally speaking, the best beaches in Mykonos are on the southern coast, as they are protected from the winds. However, the beaches in the north of the island are just as beautiful and normally less crowded. This part of the island is ideal for all types of water sports, including surfing and diving.

Dusk view
Dusk view [Image by Yves Bernardi from Pixabay]
As for the water temperature, it ranges from 16°C to 25°F (60°F to 77°F) depending on the time of year. However, in August, the water reaches around 27°c (80°F), a truly pleasant temperature for swimming or relaxing in the water.

Whether seeking lively nightlife or seeking the perfect beach, take a trip to the Greek Island of Mykonos in the summer of 2023. Find out more about the island on the official tourism website.

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