From novels that will take you on a journey through the stunning Greek Island of the Winds to thrilling reads about the adventures set in Mykonos, there is a plethora of choices for anyone and everyone. In our guide, you will find the best books about Mykonos that are not considered just casual reads one can toss aside but pieces that are worthy of placing on a bookshelf. Read our blog to find out about our top choices of works about this small place in the Cyclades.
Do you want to get to know The Island of the Winds before booking one of the luxury villa rentals in Mykonos and traveling? The perfect way to do this is by reading “Mykonos Muse” by Lizy Manola, which captures the exciting culture and beauty of locals’ everyday life. It is a 300-page book published by Assouline Publisher in 2018.
It featured century-old stories about history and ancient mythology as well as details about the current Mykonian party scene. The stories are accompanied by pictures of the island’s landscapes, architecture, and vibrant lifestyle. You will realize why the island’s nickname is the “Ibiza of Greece.” If the book’s price is too high, consider getting a used book online that is in good condition online.
An extraordinary book about the social and cultural changes can be found in “Mykonos: Portrait of a Vanished Era” by Robert A. McCabe. Once again, it is a captivating photographic journey that transports the reader to the era of the popular 1960s and 1970s.
In the book, you will find a clear layout of the transformation of this small spot in the Aegean Sea from a traditional fishing village to a gorgeous tourist destination that attracts celebrities from all over the world, artists, businessmen, intellectuals, and free spirits. There are retellings of stories that provide the insightful historical context necessary for understanding the island’s evolution.
The “Mykonos: Portrait of a Vanished Era” is a highly praised work that is greatly appreciated for its gorgeous photographs by customer reviews online. Some readers even point out that the pages simply evoke the background chatter of the people and the smell of the sea.
We suggest taking this amazing work with you while strolling down Matogianni Street, taking pictures in Little Venice, and drinking wine in one of the most beautiful Greek vineyards in Ano Mera. Modern-day travelers can witness the transformation of the destination, compare changes and learn more about its recent history.
An exciting page-turner that you don’t want to put down, “Mykonos After Midnight” by Jeffrey Siger is for all who are eager to read a piece of fiction that incorporates info about The Island of the Winds. It’s a novel that comes after “Target: Tinos” in the Andreas Kaldis series.
This is a crime novel that is set in “Ibiza of Greece” and it has elements of romance, suspense, and adventure. As a reader, you will go investigating with inspector Andreas Kaldis who discovers inconsistencies in the murder of a wealthy club owner.
Through the lens of a police investigation, you will get to see how the tourist mecca functions during the summertime and what the life of the wealthiest in Greece looks like. The best part is that you will get to know the interesting details of the destination while trying to solve the murder yourself.
A crime novel is best experienced while lounging on a Mykonian beach, such as:
Find a quiet spot by the Aegean Sea and indulge in one of the best Mykonos books about the thrilling adventures of Inspector Andreas Kaldis. If you need more peace and quiet, early mornings in one of the luxury villas in Mykonos are a perfect time to get to the bottom of a murder.
Once you have to leave one of the Mykonos luxury villas and go to one of the best restaurants or the exciting clubs, you will be more attuned to the Mykonian fabulous lifestyle after reading this novel.
The final book on our list is the absolute best read while you are on a plane flying or on a ferry from Athens to this destination. All the information about the vacation of your dreams is summarized in one place by Lenoz Leigh.
Here one can read about the places to stay, foods to try, and attractions to visit. There are numerous tips that will come in handy before arriving. So if you want to come to one of the luxury villas in Mykonos prepared for a great journey, order this guidebook online on the Amazon website.
Once you learn all about Mykonian secrets and history, you are prepared to book one of the Mykonos villas for rental. The best way you can ensure a superb vacation is by reaching out to The Ace VIP team. We offer different services such as concierge in Mykonos, private jets, private yacht rental in Mykonos, and private cars. Apart from renting stunning private villas in Mykonos, we can organize private parties both in a luxury Mykonos villa rental or a Mykonos yacht rental. Pack your books on Mykonos and come to experience the destination for yourself.