Mykonos is to Greece what Las Vegas is to the United States and Ibiza is to Spain : an electrifying party destination with several clubs and bars, some on the beach and others in the picturesque village of Chora.
Head out to a day party or save your energy for sunset parties that can get loud, wet and wild (make sure you spend some time at a beach club party that organizes amazing nighttime fireworks). There’s something for mixed and gay crowds alike (Mykonos happens to be one of the country’s most LGBT-friendly destinations).
The island is home to bustling, cosmopolitan beaches, sheltered family-friendly beaches, as well as secluded beaches. Some of the watersports and beach activities available include diving, speed boating, volleyball, windsurfing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, and jetskiing.
The architecture in Mykonos is Cycladic cubist – lots of white cube-shaped homes dotting the landscape, indistinguishable from one another. The exception is Chora, inspired by medieval architecture with narrow, winding streets and balconies projecting over the streets. Little Venice – which resembles the Italian city – is a major attraction. The neighborhood’s waterfront homes with their brightly painted balconies have served as a muse for artists over the years. Couples and photography enthusiasts make it a point to view the romantic sunsets over windmills here.
Mykonos is best explored on a scooter. Don’t forget to check out the pelicans at the harbor and indulge in Greek cuisine at one of the island’s traditional family taverns.