The stunning island of Mykonos is the most famous island in Greece. Famed not only for seeing Shirley Valentine fall in love in the award winning film but also because of the amazing holiday it promises to offer you!
With 300 days of sunshine throughout the year, Mykonos is an amazing all year round holiday destination with everything you would expect from such a famous Greek island including dazzling sandy fine beaches with crystal blue waters, exciting watersports, charming fishing villages and whitewash and cobble towns and a night life second to none in Mykonos Town, famous for its stylish cafes, chic cocktail bars and romantic waterfront bars and restaurants in Little Venice.
Mykonos is also considered the top gay destination in Europe, with an abundance of gay clubs, pubs and themed nights.
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Mykonos is a fantastic destination to visit nearly all year round, with over 300 sunny days per year. During the summer months right up until September, the weather in Mykonos averages between 25°c and 26°c and often have daily highs of 30°c.
The Meltimi wind is famous for bringing a much needed refreshing breeze to the island during the hot summer months especially as the rainfull is so low in the summer.
October sees the weather drop slightly to the low 20s and rainfall increases with the start of Mykonos rainy season leading to a mild but wet winter. During winter Mykonos sees heavy winds which often result in electrical storms. The temperatures can often drop down to 5°c or 6°c.
Mykonos' landscape is very stony, hilly and almost treeless with only a few olive trees and a few bushes which gives the island a deserted feel when out of the built up areas of the main towns.
Things To Do on Mykonos Holidays
For those looking for a little history and Greek culture, the island offers some interesting day trips. Choose from a visit to the Island of Delos, LIttle Venice, the Kato Myli windmills, the Archaeological Museum or the monastery at Ano Mera. Stroll the labyrinth of streets in Mykonos Town and enjoy some excellent shopping and dining.
The main attraction on the island are the varied beaches along the coastline - the perfect place for sun-worshipping. Offering many diverse stretches, from gay beaches boasting a party atmosphere, nudist areas, and Blue Flag awarded beaches, to family- friendly sheltered bays and peaceful stretches for quiet sunbathing, there are beaches to suit everyones' taste on Mykonos.
For those looking for more active pursuits, Mykonos offers a host of water sports. Many resorts offer pedalos, banana boats, tubes and jet-skis, with water skiing, canoeing, parascending and paragliding available on the island. Known for its strong winds, Mykonos is also the ideal spot for both windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Mykonos is well-known as one of the best places in the Aegean to dive, and is home to some established dive schools and centres. With warm temperature and excellent visibility, the waters around Mykonos offer a host of marine life to be found amongst the many reefs and rocks, with numerous wrecks filled with antiquities to discover.
Rent a skippered yacht and take to the blue waters of the Aegean whilst on holiday in Mykonos. Set sail for a relaxing cruise and discover the charm of the rest of the Cyclades Islands, including Santorini, Paros, Naxos and Syros.
Mykonos is known to many as the Ibiza of Greece. Partying all day and throughout the day and night is common practice in Mykonos with the famous Little Venice area and its amazing selection of bars and clubs, Hora with its back streets crammed with bars, and dancing until dawn around a pool at Cavo.
Mykonos is also very popular with the gay community and is known as the top gay destination in Europe due to the abundance of gay bars, clubs and nights.
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