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Changes since my youth
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My last visit to Mykonos was when I was in my teens, and I had with me a gang of buddies for whom the place did not matter as much as the company. My faint recollections of the place include a backpack holiday sleeping at the beachside and imbibing a lot of alcohol with very little memories of the place itself. There were just a few beachside taverns and not many rooms to let on the Paradise Beach. So, armed with just 30$ and a lot of youthful spirit, I could spend a whole week in Mykonos. But that was way back in the seventies.

Things had certainly changed since then. And so had I. Mykonos had turned into one of the most happening places in Greece with a night life that would rival any of the high-profile metros around the world. And I had become a more discerning traveler. Clubs, bars, discos, and high-class restaurants have changed the face of Mykonos, and prices have skyrocketed. Far from the place of my teenage days, Mykonos today is a rich men paradise, where the best is available, but at a price. The rowdy wild, night life, great beaches, celebrity visitors, and some of the most exotic restaurants in the world, have indeed turned Mykonos into a holiday destination for the "haves".

The only thing that has been unfairly said about Mykonos, in my opinion, is its infamous reputation as a gay resort. It is about as much "gay" as San Francisco, and I found that although, the island has a high degree of tolerance for homosexuality, it does not really matter to those who don't go looking for it.



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Amazing holidays
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Unfortunately we thought that 3 days would be enough to enjoy Mykonos but it turned that we needed at least a couple more days! There are so many things to do on the beach that eventually you don't actually have the time for sightseeing. We tried to split our time but we missed something from both.

Chora is actually a small village but it has nice spots: the windmills, the old port, Little Venice, the small squares in the town centre. We loved the shops in Chora and the cafes at Little Venice. So relaxing moments and the sea actually reached our feet! The second day we took the boat to Delos, a small historical island with many antiquities and a museum. It was sad that there was such a mess in the museum of Delos. The exhibits were not labelled and if they were, it was hard to understand the archaeological terms. Also some wooden stands would be nice in Delos, the sun burnt us walking all the island with no shade at all. Generally I am not happy with the museums in Greece. The big archaeological sites (Mycenae and Olympia, for example) are open till sunset but the small museums on the islands close at noon, which is very restricting.

Beaches on Mykonos are amazing and it is sad that we went only to two of them (Paradise and Paranga). I am sure the other would be great, too! Maybe we come one day back to enjoy our holidays better. But still those two were nice. Great people, great music and bars, watersports. much fun! What else you want? We rode the banana and tried some windsurfing, but it was too damn hard to balance! How can you do it, people? We kept falling and falling all the time, till we gave up!



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Best bars and beaches
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Mykonos is a quick ferry ride from Athens. Actually we had been to Athens before, so this time after we landed in the airport, we took the bus to Rafina Port and then the ferry to Mykonos. Excellent nightlife on Mykonos, one of the best I have ever been to. The beaches are good, on average better than European beaches, but pricey for lounge chairs and umbrellas when comparing to other Meditarranean countries like Spain or Italy. Monuments on Mykonos are few, except for the half day trip to Delos and the small museums in Chora. People are very friendly and helpful and cook delicious. We mostly ate gyros, so food was great. Actually very reasonably priced and great quality. Better than in most countries. The only bad point was a small one-hour delay on the ferry for the way back, but fortunately we had plenty of time until we catch the flight at the airport.



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Worth all the trouble
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We took a ferry from Athens to Mykonos and when the ferry stopped we got off because we didn't understand what was being said and we assumed it was Mykonos. It was not and so we had to buy another ticket for the next ferry. We asked if we could just finish the trip on the next ferry since we got off by accident and our ticket said we should be in Mykonos, they said no. We felt ripped off but in the end we unbderstood it was not the company's mistake, but our mistake to get down earlier. Anyway...

Thank God, Mykonos was worth all the trouble. I have always wanted to visit Greece and the minute we got there, I felt like home. I loved it! Not much open (we went very early, April 1-3). The clubs were closed, the bars were closed, mostly everyone was getting ready for the tourist season, so we didn't really get to experience that but the restaurants were great, the people were very nice, and it was so beautiful it was almost unreal! No beach time of course, but walking along the beach was superb. It felt very romantic! Hotel was nice too, although we were the only guests in 10 rooms! Apparently it was too early to go vacations in Greece, but still we had the best time.



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Alone and safe
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I must admit I was a little apprehensive about some anti-publicity the island has received for being a highly expensive holiday destination and a drug/ gay capital. After having spent a week there, I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that this beautiful Cycladic Island is anything but what the media sharks make it out to be.

Despite being a budget traveler, I found plenty of accommodation to suit my requirements and I never once had any feeling of any sort of fear or insecurity. Of course, the island has a high influx of gay population, but this is because like in many other parts of the world, there is high degree of social tolerance there.

I traveled mostly on foot in and around Mykonos, drinking in the picturesque setting of white-washed sugar-like houses set alongside a labyrinth of alleys and narrow streets, sparkling blue waters and sandy stretches, windmills from a bygone era and tiny churches with blue roofs.

And everywhere I went, I was overwhelmed by the warmth of the locals. I took the bus to the beaches and although I was alone, nobody stole my things from the beach. I met beautiful girls to hang out and had delicious souvlaki everywhere. Mykonos is truly a magical island. No wonder that vacationers return year after year.



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Stay awake at nights
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Before I visited Mykonos, I saw the romantic island locales in a Bollywood movie. This is a nice place to connect with yourself and celebrate with your friends as well as strangers. Language could be an issue to interact with/and befriend local tourists.

Despite being vegetarian, I didn't face any challenges. Most of the restaurant staff was extremely friendly to cook something special out of the menu to meet my requirements. There were several options across the island, on beaches and it was always to treat to take a seat in one of the local restaurants. Blue Bar (which also includes a cybercafe) downtown close to the port was my favourite - very helpful staff, fabulous harbour view with windmills in background, relaxed music, great F&B options.

My advice is to plan well in advance if travelling during peak-season, don't trust your friends who've travelled during lean season and assure you of easy accommodation on arrival. I was walking for 2 miles before I find my hotel and nobody knew where it was. I must had asked 20 people but they didn't know. There are too many hotels in Mykonos, so I suppose it isn't that strange that people can't remember all the names...

Spend the day at beach and stay awake to experience nightlife downtown. This is a safe island. I travelled myself, stayed for a week there and faced no problem.



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Sun music and the sea
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Unfortunately, we stayed only 3 days in Mykonos. If only we had a little more time...

We were a group of five and had rented a car, so we drove around all day and went from one beach to the other. I don't remember the names of the beaches, but they were all gorgeous!!!

It was my first time in the Greek islands and I found a paradise that I didn't expect. Clean water, people in the sea all the time, laughing and screaming and having fun and dancing in the beach bars and feeling so much energy!!! Why didn't I go to Mykonos earlier?

That's what I am thinking now but I can tell you I go again. Probably the best holidays for many, many years. Sun, music and the sea. I found out that these are enough for amazing vacations and Greece has plenty of them.

Also eat a lot of souvlaki and gyros. It is so pity we don't have such venues back home. Rent a car to see the island, especially if you are staying for a few days. Book early and it will be a burgain. If you wait last minute, probably you will pay it double or triple.



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Frenetic beaches and nightlife
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The main thing to do on Mykonos Island is to experience the night life. Night time is when the city comes alive. During the day, it is too hot to really do anything, and apart from the shops there isn't really anything to do anyway. Most people go to the beach or stay by the pool at their hotel.

Every meal we had in Mykonoswas fantastic. We ate out every night and we never disappointed with the food we got. In particular, if you love pepper, tomato, cucumber and feta cheese, taste the greek salad. Also taste pita gyros, it's really cheap but quite heavy!

The beach of Agios Sostis is reccomended for those who want to stay in an exclusive area, far from the noise of the centre (8 km from Mykonos Town, 10 minutes by scooter). Beaches in Mykonos are wonderful and famous between Greek people.

The island is characterised mostly by frenetic beaches and nightlife. For those who love discos I reccomend Cavo Paradiso. But attention to prices because it's very expensive!! Go to Paradise and Super Paradise beach: from 17.00 music and crazy people!!! Go also to Paraga and Platis Yalos. Visit Agios Stefanos if you want to admire the sunset. Go to Little Venice in the night, but pay attention to waves!



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Wonderful nightlife
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Mykonos is a wonderful place both aesthetically and culturally. The beaches are wonderful, the people are very kind, and the nightlife is extremely varied. A whole range of restaurants from traditional to trendy/ contemporary to suit the needs of all. Lots of different bars and clubs to go to and because the island is there for just letting your hair down and having fun the vibe is very electric.

While we were there, it was really windy which I did not expect. Nothing I had read said to expect such strong winds. The beaches were nice, especially the less crowded beaches. We ended up going snorkeling! Restaurants, bars, coffee shops are plentiful. The food is excellent from the kebab/crepes sold on the streets to the trendy restaurants serving things such as sushi. Our favorite was Blue Ginger (I think that is the correct name). It is a chinese/Thai place up above the main part of town. They had great food and an amazing atmosphere. We were there for dinner just in time to see the end of the sunset. I would definately recommend this place. Bars are in abundance so there is something for everyone. Little Venice is a great place to start the night with lots of bars in the areas and if you go before 8pm, you will be able to sit and watch the sunset which is wonderful.



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Freedom and beauty
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It was easy to go to Mykonos on a direct flight from Milan with Easyjet. Easy, quick and cheap flight. I hate boats, I think they are wasting of time, so I usually find destinations to go by plane. I already knew Mykonos because I went there for a week during summer 2006. I really like this island, the Chora is really nice and "Greek". The beaches are wonderful, but at the end of July there are already too many people (for ex. at Paranga). I love the island but next time I will try to visit it in June or early in July. Too many young Italian guys after July 15th! :)

I read people complaining that Mykonos is an expensive island, but I can list you some more expensive and less beautiful places in Europe. Yes, some restaurants in Mykonos are pricey, but you don't go to Greece to eat in expensive Italian or Mexican restaurants. You go to eat "souvlaki, gyros pita" and I think those were very good and not expensive.

Mykonos is the island to have just fun, dance, drink and meet people. My favourite bars were Tropicana, Kalua in Paranga and Skandinavian. If you want to stay in Chora, I suggest to choose a hotel in the centre to be close to nightlife, otherwise you might have to walk for miles in the dark. Swim and dance all day, you will feel free in Mykonos.

Mykonos is really an amazing island. It's freedom, it's beauty, it's... whatever you want it to be! If you are not "open-minded"... please, stay at home :)



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