Mykonos by Private Jet
16 July 2019
Mykonos - Cosmopolitan and beautiful
Mykonos is possibly Greece's most cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades.
According to mythology, Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. And the story goes that the island took its name from the grandson of Apollo, “Mykonos”?
This is where glamour meets simplicity. On Mykonos celebrities, students and families mingle to celebrate the Greek summer. Whether you are an entertainment junkie out for a real good time, or a visitor who wishes to explore the island’s history and tradition, Mykonos has everything.
One of the most scenic corners of the island is Alefkántra or “Little Venice”, an 18th century district, dominated by grand captains’ mansions with colourful balconies and stylish windows. With balconies perched over the sea, pictures of the famous Italian city spring to mind. Relax at a waterfront café and admire the view of the famous windmills standing imposingly on the hillside above, set against a luminous blue backdrop.
The island is a paradise for water sport enthusiasts! It is only natural that the “Island of the Winds” should attract surfers and sailors from all over the world! There is a great choice of beaches for windsurfing; however, the most secluded ones are considered to be the best. Choose from Kórfos, Fteliá, Meyáli Ámmos and Kalafátis, where surfing lessons are also available. Try sea parachuting or jet skiing at Eliá or Kalafátis. Diving fans can do a little exciting exploration of the underwater magic of Mykonos. September is thought to be the best month for diving, as the water is warm and visibility is good down at the seabed.