If you’ve found yourself on this exciting island in Greece and you have about a week to spare, you might be wondering – is 7 days in Mykonos too much? After all, this island is quite small, and it would be easy to assume there’s not much to do. But that couldn’t be further from the truth, so here are 7 reasons why a week on this Cycladic island is perfect for experiencing everything this wonderful island has to offer.
If you’re spending, let’s say, three days on this Greek island, you will have to stick to the main attractions in the town center, like the famous windmills or the area called Little Venice. However, when you’re lucky enough to spend an additional day or two, or even a week, there’s just so much more time to explore, not only in the town center but outside of it as well.
More time will obviously let you visit more places, from the galleries and museums close to the town center to the famous beach clubs a bit further away. You also don’t have to limit yourself to a small shopping spree that’s just enough to pick up a few souvenirs for your loved ones – you will have enough time to indulge in it as much as you want. And, the best thing of all? Your travel plan will not only get bigger but less packed as well, and you will have more time to relax and just take in the beautiful scenery all around you.
The same rule applies to exploring the best beaches this place has to offer – you don’t have to limit yourself only to those nearby the town center. With a car hire and enough time to explore, you can check out as many beaches as you want. So, get your beach bag ready because there’s nothing better than spending your days chilling at a beach bar with a cocktail in hand.
Here are a few beaches you definitely need to consider:
The town center might be completely walkable, but when you have a car rental, you will be able to explore more interesting places outside of it. You can take a trip and visit the beautiful Ano Mera village and even find some hidden gems along the way. If you’re up for the full travel experience, it doesn’t get much better than spending the day on a Mykonos yacht rental and exploring this part of Greece and its beaches.
The best way to discover the authentic side of Greece is by tasting traditional Greek food. The more time you have here, the more of this island’s best restaurants you can visit – it’s as simple as that. Souvlaki, moussaka, and spanakopita are just the beginning. Don’t skip the seafood restaurants, and maybe check out some street food options. Here’s just a small part of what you can expect:
When you’re on a short trip, it’s best to stay near the town center and explore as much of it as you can. But, when you have a week to spare, you can plan an exciting trip and get off the main island for a bit and explore the nearby Greek islands. So, let’s talk about the few options you could check out and add to your travel itinerary.
The first obvious destination would be the nearby Delos, so if you’re interested in learning more about Greek mythology, definitely book a morning or evening tour and visit Delos. All of the fascinating things you’ll learn there about the history of Greece will definitely stay with you for a long time.
If you want to explore more of the Cycladic islands, it’s a good idea to consider catching a ferry to Santorini in order to visit this equally beautiful island. While it’s further away than Delos, it’s still not that far away, and you can catch a glimpse of the breathtaking horizon of the Aegean Sea on the way. If you add Santorini to your travel itinerary, it’s definitely going to be a trip to remember.
This destination came onto your radar probably because it’s known as one of the main party islands. From the famous beach clubs to the many nightclubs, having a fun time has never been this easy. You can even host a private party in your Mykonos villa with a private pool if you want. And the best part of it all is that you’ll be able to chill out and recover without having to worry about catching a flight back to Athens.
When you’re lucky enough to spend a week in this paradise, why not ensure an unforgettable experience by staying in one of the Mykonos villas for rental? With a little bit of help from the concierge VIP services Mykonos provides, you will be able to pick your accommodation among some of the most beautiful private villas in Mykonos. So, book one of our Mykonos villas for rental and prepare for one of the best vacations you’ve ever had.