The beautiful island of Mykonos is one of the prime attractions in Greece for people from all over the world who love beach parties in gorgeous locations. In fact, it’s so popular that during the summer months, the population on the island grows from anywhere between 4,000 – 15,000 to a whopping 50,000 or more!
There’s no doubt that you will enjoy your visit here no matter what your plans are, but if you keep the following points in mind, your trip might just become even more enjoyable.
Rent a Car
You may not feel the need to rent a car right away as cab fares are actually quite affordable on the island, but you will dearly miss having a car to drive around in during the “business” hours. As business hours on Mykonos usually means the peak times when everyone is trying to get into clubs, beaches and parties during every hour of the day, the 30 odd taxis just aren’t enough for the thousands of visitors. The bus might be an option, but unless you are okay with travelling in an overcrowded bus in the heat, it isn’t recommended.
Book a Villa in Advance
Mykonos villas are the popular choice for most visitors on the island as they offer the right blend of luxurious stay and that much-needed sense of freedom and bliss. It isn’t only for the rich and famous though, because companies like BlueVillas have a whole range of beautiful options for different budgets. The only thing to remember is that you will need to book in advance to get the best deals. The more affordable Mykonos villas will be gone if you try to book at short notice and if you are planning to do a last-minute booking for the summer, you will have to be extremely lucky to get any at all.
Carry Warm Clothes
It probably took you by surprise when you read this one, but it’s advised that you put in a few sweaters and jackets during packing. Make no mistake, we are talking about the summer months here and you will likely appreciate the advice on getting there. The thing about Mykonos is that it is also known as the “The island of the winds” and for good reason. It’s a windy island in general, but on certain days, the wind may pick up and get to such speeds that it will feel like a storm. Anyone who stands on the beach on such a particularly windy day without some warm clothes on won’t enjoy their time as much and will likely catch a bad cold. You may not need warm clothes during your visit at all, but if you do, you will be glad that you packed them.
Mykonos might be famous for its parties and beach life, but that isn’t the only thing that’s great about this place. There’s a lot more to the island and you should get out of your villa and explore. Stroll through the town, try the local cuisine from the small diners, check out the famous Kato Myli windmills, or simply find your own little place to sit on the beach and enjoy the amazing sunset. Whatever you do, don’t spend all your days on Mykonos indoors.
Now that you have read this, you have already made sure that your experience is going to be smoother than most people that visit the island for the first time. Not that anyone will regret visiting the place, but preparation will definitely help, especially if you are planning to visit during the peak holiday season.