Mykonos, a Greek Island is very famous among young crowd who loves to party all night on the beach side clubs until they are knackered !!! Don’t worry you do not have to be a party animal to enjoy this gorgeous island. We are in early 30s with a 2 years old, and can’t bother to dance all night anymore [Hell Yeah!! We have been through that stage of dancing our away all night too :P].
All we wanted was a relaxing holiday with time ramble around the maze of white washed Alleys in town of Mykonos, hearty meal, nap times, tranquility at the beach and a happy toddler. You can have all of it in a perfect family holiday at Mykonos.
We spent 2 days in Mykonos and if you are short on time too, hopefully this itinerary will help you planning for your trip.
How to get to Mykonos
You can either board a ferry or flight from Athens.
Arriving on an island with Ferry is an experience, and it takes 3-4 hours depending on the ferry.
We opted for flight as it was the fastest way to get to the Island, it is just a 20-25 minutes flight. It might come out cheaper at times as compared to ferry prices.
How to Get Around Mykonos
- Mykonos got an excellent public transport services (via bus) during the summer/peak season. We used public buses which was economical and fun for Ayaan 🙂
- Taxis – There are very few Taxis on the island (only 30 as heard from local) so you might have to wait for an hour attimes to get one. [I wonder why more no. of taxis permit are not being granted to drivers here]
- Rent a Car to move around.
Go out and wander in that beautiful maze of whitewashed alleys ornamented with pink & blue balconies and flowers of begonia dangling on every tree you come across. Locals call the Mykonos town as Chora. I bet you! You will love to get lost in those narrow paths. During our 2 days stay in Mykonos we always took different streets to reach our accommodation, irony it is a very small town 🙂
Stroll to old port area to have a nice lunch at one those beautiful seaside resturants.
Later half of the day, catch a bus to one of the many beaches in Mykonos. We headed to a very popular Paradise beach which is heaven for party lovers, but also suitable for family. You can hear the music from various clubs on the beach, lie down on those sun loungers & relax in the warm Mediterranean waters.
Fascinated with the photos of empty streets of Mykonos with only yourself in the frame. Well you need not wait for winters, we got to click those photos in the month of August. All you have to do is get up early and get yourself lost in those alleys yet again!! And trust me you will actually feel the essence & beauty of Mykonos. While party goers are still hungover, shops still closed, you can have whole of Mykonos for yourselves 🙂
Since it was an early start, why not have your lunch and head back to accommodation for a little nap. We did that as we had a toddler with us, and it relieved us from soaring 38 degrees in the middle of the day.
Head back out again in evening, and start walking towards Little Venice. We visited the very famous Panagia Paraportiani Chruch. This whitewashed church one of the most photographed and have an unusual shape and architecture Visit Kato Mili Windmills from there .
If you are an Instagrammar like me, you might want to visit the most instagrammed street of Mykonos near Kastro’s Cafe. It is a restaurant popular for its serene narrow alley heading to the sea! [ If you can’t find the spot, do not be disappointed because there are many other beautiful spots for you to fall in love 🙂
Where to Eat
There is no shortage of restaurants in Mykonos. But as a budget travelers we are always looking for economical Eat Ins or Outs. So if you are one of us you might want to try this:
- Captain Café
- Jimmy’s Café ( the most popular one)
When in Greece do not forget to eat Gyros & Greek Salad 🙂