Unwind in Fascinating Places During Your Mykonos Holidays By Daisy Wilkinson

30 August 2019 Travel ≈ Destinations

Nicknamed the 'Island of the Winds', Mykonos is a renowned Greek island visited by plenty of tourists every year for its enchanting natural surroundings and a vibrant nightlife. It is a part of the island group of the Cyclades located in the Aegean Sea.

Nicknamed the 'Island of the Winds', Mykonos is a renowned Greek island visited by plenty of tourists every year for its enchanting natural surroundings and a vibrant nightlife. It is a part of the island group of the Cyclades located in the Aegean Sea. This Greek island enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year and its visitors would never feel the rise in temperatures during summers owing to the seasonal cool 'Meltemi' wind. Mykonos experiences a pleasant summer characterised by dry and sunny weather. Winter on this island of Greece is generally mild with many sunny days throughout the season.

The winter season arrives in November and lasts until March. Your Mykonos holidays would be cost-effective if you choose to visit during this time of the year as it is a low season. Spring from April to May brings the much-needed warmth for tourists to unwind on the beaches and indulge in their favourite outdoor activities. However, the peak season is summer from June to August, when the island comes alive with many tourists visiting this part of Greece from various corners of the world. If you wish to have lesser crowds as well as discounted room rates of hotels, visit during the autumn months of September and October.

One of the best places to visit while holidaying on this island is the Little Venice Quarter near Alexandra Beach. Constructed by sea merchants during the 16th and 17th centuries, this neighbourhood is full of charming houses, elegant restaurants, and cafes. A short trip to the island of Delos would allow you to explore some ancient ruins of the House of Dionysius, Terrace of the Lions, and Cleopatra's House. Kato Mili or the 'lower windmills' are also worth exploring for their unique architecture. They were built in the 16th century by the Venetians to harness the power of the wind.

You'll also get to indulge in some exciting activities outdoors while holidaying in Mykonos. One of them is a sailboat tour, which would allow you to witness some fabulous sights on the way and enjoy some delicious meals. Bike tours organised by the local tour operators can also be an excellent way to take the off-beaten path and get to popular attractions. Snorkelling or scuba diving in the waters off the coast of this island would be one of the best ways to explore the marine life of the Aegean Sea. Canoeing and sea-kayaking would give you the chance to see certain places on the island that may otherwise be missed.

During your holidays spent in Mykonos, you'll get to enjoy some popular dishes from the local cuisine. One of them is 'Mostra with Kopanisti' which comprises wet rusks topped with olive oil and tomato. You would also relish the 'Kalathaki' or almond cake prepared using almonds, eggs, butter, cinnamon, and flour. An onion pie called 'Kremidopita' can be found in any of the Greek restaurants on the island. They are thick, fluffy, and have a sweet and balanced flavour. A deep red variety of wine called 'Mavri Kountoura' can be a soothing drink to savour after a busy day of sightseeing.

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Nicknamed the 'Island of the Winds', Mykonos is a renowned Greek island visited by plenty of tourists every year for its enchanting natural surroundings and a vibrant nightlife. It is a part of the island group of the Cyclades located in the Aegean Sea.

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