Mykonos, the island that never sleeps, has hosted the entire international jet set and has divided its visitors for one reason only. Because she fails to match their expectations. Famous for its endless parties, Mykonos often prevents tourists who want to discover the Cycladic beauty to visit her. But I will tell you five places on the island that you must visit, whether you are coming to Mykonos for the first time or you have come again in the past, but without the pleasure of combining fun with magical landscapes.
- LITTLE VENICE
Little can we say about this place! No matter how many photos you see and whatever I describe to you, it is beyond! In the town of Mykonos is a neighborhood of houses with special architecture and with colorful balconies, windows, doors and stairs, buildings that give you the feeling that they are floating in the sea. Little Venice began to be built in the mid-180s and consisted of houses of wealthy merchants and captains.It is worth enjoying the sunset, one of the most magical in the world, in one of its shops, feeling the waves of the sea on your table! In fact, the wind, which is something common on the island, will offer you an incredible spectacle, to see the small waves embracing the rocks and raining the colorful buildings.
- AGIOS SOSTIS BEACH
Although all the beaches of the island are more than magical, this beach is unorganized and suitable for diving, tranquility and relaxation. Although it has not been affected by its natural environment, it is accessible by car or motorcycle. The contrast of the blue and turquoise sea with the excellent location of the beach makes Agios Sostis the most interesting point on the south side of the island. In other words, if you want to avoid the busy beaches with loud music, Agios Sostis is for you!
- RIZES-FOLKLORE FARMSTEAD
If you believe that Mykonos is the island that implements only foreign ideas and escapes the Greek element, then you are probably wrong. Rizes is a traditional farm with animals and Greek products that you can visit to try authentic Greek dishes in the restaurant that operates in this small village. These products include wine, toast and cheese from domestic animals, all produced by the farm family. You also have the opportunity to participate in various activities offered by Rizes such as cooking lessons, the traditional kneading of bread, a tour of the farm, experiences that reveal life on the island before the advent of technology.
- DELOS AND RINIA
I have put them together because you can visit them the same day with boats that organize individual or group excursions.
Delos, known as the garden of the gods, was a beacon of religion, trade and culture in Ancient Greece. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is a point of interest for all visitors. Some argue that Mykonos is influenced by the energy fields of Delos and this is why every visitor feels more beautiful, more relaxed and is in the mood for madness.
Rhenia or Rinia is an archeological site that operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture. You will enjoy the pristine beaches with the turquoise waters and the wild nature and you will return to the island of winds with the most beautiful memories.
The people in charge of these excursions take you first to Delos for a mini tour and then to Rhenia for diving and relaxation, while at the same time providing food and drinks.
- BUDHHA BAR-RESTAURANT/SANTA MARINA
Because you are going to tell me that I forgot to take you somewhere for food, drink and party I left the Budhha bar-restaurant last. The spectacular views inside the luxurious Santa Marina Hotel make Budhha the number one choice for all hours of the day. Apart from the fact that you can enjoy your swim on the private beach of the hotel, from 8pm a party starts at the restaurant with top gastronomic options, original cocktails and perfect music. You will have a view of the wonderful beach of Ornos, the pier and the boats that are decorated by the lighting of the shop and the special decoration of the space.