If you’re an adrenaline junky going on a summer vacation to beautiful Greece, have you ever thought of going skydiving in Mykonos, Greece? It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a wonderful opportunity to experience this sunny country from another angle. So do your research, look at private villas in Mykonos and find out where you can skydive.
What Is Skydiving?
Skydiving, or parachuting, is one of the extreme sports of jumping out of a propeller-driven airplane with a parachute at approximately 10,000 meters. The tours can be done for either recreational or competitive purposes, and this sport has become more and more popular over the last few decades. It’s meant to give you an adrenaline boost while you freefall from a great height, and it can be pretty addicting. You are guaranteed to fall in love and want to do it again.
You can even pay a bit extra to have a third jumper jump out of the plane with you and record your fall on video, so you can have that memory forever. Another option to immortalize that day is to have your instructor record everything with a handy cam.
Jump Alone Above the Greek Islands in the Aegean Sea
If you’re fearless and you want to try jumping alone, there are two ways you can do it – accelerated free fall tours and static line diving tours. If you choose accelerated free fall, you will have to take courses and pass intense training beforehand. The same principles apply as they do with tandem jumping, but you will be doing it all on your own.
The second option is static line diving. It involves less training, it’s just one full day, and you get to jump the next. Again, it’s a solo operation where you jump out of an aircraft, but your parachute opens up immediately, and you don’t get to experience terminal velocity during your freefall.
For Those Who Are Afraid – Tandem Skydive Is the Ideal Solution
If you’re not feeling confident enough to do it on your own, try tandem jumping. It’s a great option for beginners since you will be jumping with a professional instructor to whom you will be attached by a harness.
You will not need any special training, your instructor will take care of everything, and you won’t have to touch the harness or control anything. All that you will have left to do is enjoy the ride. The price of tandem jumping varies, but it is definitely worth the experience.
Is This One of the Safe Extreme Sports?
Since its beginnings in the 18th century, parachuting has come a long way and developed into a professional, safe sport. Chances of something bad happening are about one in a million. You will be either well-trained or accompanied by a professional who will handle everything from start to finish. So there’s no reason to spend the entire day at the beach when you can also be in the air.
You will also be provided with professional equipment that will keep you safe, including two parachutes, where the other is meant to be used in emergency situations. However, if you still don’t feel safe enough but you want to get a glimpse of what it might feel like, here are some alternatives:
- Indoor skydiving – You can experience the rush of adrenaline in controlled conditions, without jumping out of a plane, for around 50 euros.
- Paragliding – Instead of jumping out of a plane, you will be stepping off a fixed structure attached to a pod-like parachute by a harness.
- Parasailing – You will be attached to a parachute and towed by a boat.
How Long Does a Tour Last?
Depending on the altitude and which type of skydive you want, this journey lasts about two and a half hours on average. While the whole experience lasts that long from start to finish, your time spent in the air isn’t nearly as long. There are various factors to take into consideration, but the freefall usually lasts no longer than a minute. After that, you will spend about 5 minutes riding down with a parachute.
Athens Is the Only City in Greece Where You Can Go Jump From a Plane Every Day
While not all places in Greece offer it, the best skydive is in Athens, Greece, so you might want to consider a short trip. The gorgeous Greek scenery and the islands like Delos you will be able to see from the heights are unmatched and something everyone should experience in their lifetime.
Athens is the only skydiving center in Greece where you can go on this adventure every day. Other centers usually work only during the weekends. The aircraft reaches an altitude of 4,200 meters (14,000 ft) in the air in only 10 minutes.
How Can You Get From Mykonos to Athens?
If you feel like you’ve run out of things to do in Mykonos and want to go on a skydive on a Tuesday, for example, it’s time to leave your Mykonos villa rental and travel to Athens. There are many ways to get to this beautiful city, the first one is to look at Mykonos to Athens flights.
On the other hand, if you were wise enough to rent a car on the island, you can take the ferry from Mykonos port until you arrive at the port of Rafina or Piraeus in Athens. The trip will take a couple of hours, but if you have more than a day on Mykonos, the views will be worth it.
If Skydiving in Mykonos Sounds Like a Dream, Contact Us to Book One of Our Mykonos Villas for Rental
Whether you want to try out skydiving or any other activities and Mykonos attractions, there are so many fun things to do on this beautiful island that three days will hardly be enough. Besides the wonderful Mykonos beaches, there are countless places to visit and fun activities, which include things like water sports, or even cliff diving if you want something more extreme.
Mykonos is known for showing people a good time, and that’s why you should contact The Ace VIP and take a look at our Mykonos luxury villas. We also offer yacht rental if you want fun activities to make this vacation memorable. And, of course, our Mykonos concierge will be there to help you organize any activity you want.