3 days to visit Mykonos our advice
3 days to visit Mykonos: our advice
Mykonos is considered the flagship island of the Cyclades. Attracted by the jet-set and the party people during the high season, it will also seduce the souls looking for a sweet exile ! The vacation in Mykonos It is full of charm and warmth, between beaches, trendy hotels and immaculate landscapes.
Visit Mykonos: what to do in 3 days ?
The island of Mykonos is one of the most beautiful and most pleasant of the Greek islands. For a three-day stay, we advise you to book in advance your waterfront suite in a hotel in Mykonos. The island offers many walks, visits and activities according to your desires.
Just like on the island of Santorini, this island, which is very popular with tourists, looks like a haven of peace. Between epicureanism and relaxation, here is our itinerary of the island’s must-sees.
See the sunsets on the island’island
The beauty of the sunsets in Mykonos is well known. The photos abound on Instagram showing the end of radiant days. The show is really striking.
We recommend that you sit comfortably on a terrace with a 180° view with a cocktail to enjoy the view.
Lounging on the beaches
Mykonos, it’s also beautiful beaches. There is something for everyone. There are more touristy beaches full of people, ideal if you like lively atmospheres with bars and music. Others will suit you better if you wish to practice a nautical activity.
But there are also much wilder beaches and coves. They will seduce nature lovers who will marvel at their beauty idyllic setting.
Visit the windmills
A visit to the windmills of Mykonos is a must on our trip to Greece. They were originally used by the inhabitants to grind wheat or barley and contributed to the economic development of the city between the XVII and XVIIIᵉ century. Today, they dress the island by overhanging the sea, for the biggest joy of the visitors.
They are now part of the city’s historical capital with their thatched roofs and white exteriors.
Walking in the alleys
Among the city’s must-see alleys, those of Little Venice, nicknamed for its resemblance to the Italian city. From its real name Chora, the neighborhood is known worldwide for its blue and white facades and cubic houses. It is located just a few steps from the port above the beach. A real postcard setting is played out in the narrow streets, all paved and painted white.
In addition, they have the advantage of being cool, so it is very pleasant to walk around them when the weather is heavy.
Discover the churches of the island’island
Legend has it that the island has as many churches as there are days in the year. Each one is more picturesque than the other, and is truly typical of the island and well worth a visit. The most famous of them is the church of Paraportiani. It is in fact composed of five churches with different architectural styles. This white church offers a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea.
It is one of the most photographed buildings by tourists.
Taste the local gastronomy
The island is full of charming restaurants where you can taste the best of Specialties of Greece. Among the traditional specialties of the island, let yourself be tempted by the mezzes, these hot or cold starters to share at the table are among the best and give to discover an anthology of Greek recipes as the stuffed vine leaves and meatballs typical of the region. This is the opportunity to taste a tzatziki and a local tarama.
You will also find in all the restaurants the famous Greek salad with feta and a delicious olive oil. Beware of prices, they go up in summer. The Greek gastronomy is opulent, with dishes composed of fish, meat or local vegetables bursting with sunshine.
Take advantage of’a trip on the Aegean Sea
The Cyclades islands are also the Aegean Sea and its deep blue. Many tours are organized in the Aegean Sea, with a guide, for a day or half day. A great opportunity to discover the Cyclades archipelago andwatch Mykonos from the sea. A short stop during your cruise for a pleasant swim. It is also the opportunity to visit the island of Delos, a mythical island, to visit the museum of archaeology.
If you are not keen on tourist cruises, you can also choose to rent a boat. If you do not have a boat license, you can also hire a skipper.