Mykonos – the jewel of the Cyclades | Private jet charter
Mykonos offers visitors much more than its wonderful beaches: there are windmills and monasteries to explore, boat trips to enjoy, snorkelling and fishing as well as savouring regional and international cuisine in the many restaurants.
This charming area in Mykonos town – the island’s capital – is located between the Castro and Scarpa. Built in the 18th century, these beautiful houses with overhanging wooden balconies were owned by wealthy merchants or sea captains. Look for the small basement doors that provided direct sea access – as well as underground storage. These fascinating houses have been transformed into bars, restaurants, shops and even nightclubs. Stop for a cocktail here and watch the famous Mykonos sunset.
Windmills of Kato Mili
Follow the stone staircases from Little Venice up the hillside to the iconic Kato Mili windmills. Facing north to capture the strong winds, these windmills were built by the Venetians and used to mill wheat until the early 20th century. Visit Boni’s Windmill which has been transformed into a museum. The windmills look especially pretty from the water.
Beaches on the south coast of Mykonos tend to be more protected from the strong north winds and have good sand with plenty of amenities: bars, restaurants and shops. Choose Psarou, Paraga, Paradise, Platis Gialos and even the pebbly Agrari. If you’re looking for a more peaceful vibe, head to the unspoilt northern beaches of Fokos, Fgtelia, or Panormos. The main beach in Mykonos town is Agios Stefanos which is not as busy out of season but still very popular.
An iconic Mykonos attraction, Paraportiani Church is actually a group of five churches, grouped together and featuring various architectural styles; their whitewashed walls look stunning set against the deep blue Mykonos sky. Dating from the 15th century, the churches have no external decoration and are notable for the large, low dome next to the bell tower.
Visit Delos Island
A beautiful UNESCO-listed island, just a 30-minute boat ride from the Old Port in Mykonos Town, Delos was dedicated to Apollo, the god of light and music. During Roman times it was a pilgrimage centre with temples, theatre and active harbour. Today Delos is uninhabited but it makes an ideal day trip. Boats leave at 9am, 10am and 11am and return at 12.15pm, 1.30pm and 3pm, and the round trip is approx €20.
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