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Mykonos. The mere mention of this Greek island - one of the 6,000 other islands and islets stretching across the Ionian and Aegean Seas - creates enchantment. Belonging to the very touristic Cyclades archipelago, it has been the most famous since the 1950s! Indeed, it is partly thanks to the Greek billionaire Aristotle Onassis that Mykonos owes its reputation as a land of freedom, but also to the gay community that has been living there for many years, giving a new lease of life to eccentric parties, crazy happenings and alternative bars. Despite an impressive and festive mass tourism during July and August, Mykonos has managed to maintain a simple way of life and the inhabitants of Chora, the capital, continue to cultivate village habits, punctuated by the alternation of the moon and the sun. The Mykonos tourist guide offers trails to discover this island enamelled with windmills and cubic whitewashed houses perched on rocks with green or indigo reflections. From the old port and its beautiful Byzantine style churches to the temples of Paraga and Paradise Beach, from its many beaches including Kalafatis to the inland villages and beautiful coves, Mykonos has much more to offer than its Dionysian nights! Kalos irthate! Welcome! Welcome!

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When to go to Mykonos?

When to go to Mykonos? It is of course the hottest summer but, if you have the opportunity to choose, avoid the month of August when sites and hotels are stormed by Greek tourists, in addition to the others. The first fortnight of July is the best time to go to Mykonos. The most peaceful periods are spring and autumn. The conditions are also ideal : between Easter and the end of juin  : the weather is mild and the sites are not yet crowded, while transport is already organized for the summer season. Moreover, the offers of stays are not yet those of the high season. In winter, most hotels and restaurants close, except of course in cities. When to go to Mykonos? From April to the end of October, taking care to avoid the crowd of August.

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Mykonos and the Cyclades in general are well known to travel agencies and tour operators, as tourism is far from being a new phenomenon in the Greek islands. It is not uncommon to be able to enjoy combined flight/hotel offers or even interesting all-inclusive stays. You can concentrate your trip on the island of Mykonos alone or include it in a larger tour or cruise in Greece, in the Cyclades and other archipelagos.

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To get to Mykonos by your own means, several options are possible, the simplest being the plane. In summer, direct low-cost flights are available. Out of season, you will then have to transit through the capital Athens, which is very well served all year round, and then head for Mykonos, either by plane or by boat. To save money, remember to book flight and accommodation well in advance.

The roads of Mykonos are well maintained but very congested and : they are no longer large enough for the large number of visitors who come to the island every summer. However, it is possible to rent a vehicle (car or scooter) to reach the four corners of the island. Taxis, although not numerous enough at the peak of the season, will also take you everywhere. The old port and the Chora are pedestrian only areas. However, the rest of the island is not suitable for walkers.

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Paradise Beach. - MevZup - Shutterstock.com
Sur la plage de Ftelia. - Natalia Dobryanskaya - Shutterstock.com
Survol de Mykonos. - Lukaszimilena - Shutterstock.com
Plage d'Elia. - Aetherial Images - Shutterstock.com

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When to travel?

When to go to Mykonos? It is of course the hottest summer but, if you have the opportunity to choose, avoid the...
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Weather forecast

Mykonos has a Mediterranean climate: very hot in July and August while from May to October, the weather in the Cyclad...
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Budget

Prices in Mykonos vary widely depending on the season: a large budget in June can become quite average in July or eve...
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Formalities

No visa required to travel to Mykonos. For European Union nationals, an identity card or passport is sufficient. For...
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Health

The Greek islands do not pose any major health risks and no vaccinations are required to travel to Mykonos. Be carefu...
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How to travel by yourself?

To get to Mykonos by your own means, several options are possible, the simplest being the plane. In summer, direct lo...
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How to get organized?

Mykonos and the Cyclades in general are well known to travel agencies and tour operators, as tourism is far from bein...
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Getting around

The roads of Mykonos are well maintained but very congested and : they are no longer large enough for the large numbe...
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