Most enjoyed in the late spring when the landscape is green and the days are long, Mykonos is also a favorite early-autumn destination – the sea is still warm and the summer crowds have dissipated. (Should you only have time in the summer to visit, fret not, we’ll help you find your way to the lesser-known beaches where you can enjoy an absolutely private swim).
Tiny whitewashed alleyways give way to blue balconies framed by brilliant fuchsia bougainvillea, where you can drink in the beautiful beaches and make your plans to venture out for the celebrated dining and lively nightlife. It seems you have all the time in the world to enjoy the abundance of clothing and jewelry boutiques and art galleries in the center of town – most are open until nearly 2 AM! And if it’s nightlife you seek, this is an island that prides itself on exceptional VIP experiences – we’ll craft an elegant night on the town, combining amazing beachside eateries with renowned bars, replete with locals and jetsetting travelers alike.
Of course, you’ll want to take to the beckoning sea and we can arrange for a day cruise on a private yacht – a quintessential Greek Isles experience. Combine this with a visit to the archaeological site of Delos, more than 2,500 years old, where you’ll glimpse the remains of homes, grand statues, mosaic floors and towering columns – a uniquely rewarding visit that lets loose your imagination to envision life so long ago.
The refreshing sea air is sure to work up a hearty appetite, so we’ll make sure you have ample opportunity to indulge in pepper-flavored kopanistí (a soft, seasoned cheese) or loúzes (corked pork filet with spices), the island’s culinary trademarks. There’s happy contradiction everywhere you dine, from gourmet restaurants boasting lengthy menus of international and Mediterranean cuisine, to tucked-away Greek taverns and tiny family-run establishments and trattorias.
Descend underground to the Metro to explore the incredible art installations at the Syntagma, Acropolis and Monastiraki stations. As you’ll soon realize, there’s hardly a corner of this significant city that’s not touched by artistic and architectural wonder.
In fact, Mykonos is a juxtaposition in itself, a lively island where there’s always a party going on, and yet at the same time, a haven of peace. The choice is yours.