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Located in the centre of the Cyclades islands, Mykonos is one of the most cosmopolitan of the Greek islands. A favourite among sophisticated travellers, a villa holiday in Mykonos, Greece is a stunning choice for your next break. Famous for its minimal Cycladic architecture, Mykonos is full of traditional whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches. The trademark of the island are the beautiful traditional windmills in front of Little Venice, where you can also enjoy the magical sunset.
Things to do in Mykonos
A villa holiday to Mykonos is an experience of a lifetime and there’s a whole heap of amazing things to do, stroll around the narrow paved streets of Chora, dance the day away at epic beach parties and swim at the exotic Mykonos beaches. When the sun goes down, join the vibrant scene of the island and party all night long at the legendary Mykonos bars.
History and Culture in Mykonos
Mykonos owes its name to the son of the King of Delos, Mykons. According to mythology, Hercules, in one of his twelve tasks, was fighting the Giants. Having slain them, he threw them in the sea where they turned into huge rocks, forming the island of Mykonos.
Visit the archaeological museum of Mykonos which includes findings from excavations on the island and the surrounding small islets, such as small statues, ceramic vases, and jewellery.
The Castle of Gyzi is located on a hill above Ano Mera, in the island of Mykonos. Although it stands in ruins today, its location offers a gorgeous view of the island. The Monastery of Paleokastro is located on a hill above Ano Mera. Constructed in the 18th Century, this monastery still works as a nunnery. The island is littered with churches, museums and archaeological sites just waiting to be explored.
Family holidays Mykonos
Mykonos has something for everyone. It is famed for its vibrant nightlife, but also very suitable for families too. The kids will love it here, using your family villa as an ideal base. This 33 square mile island is home to beautiful beaches, stunning blue-green waters and white-washed villages.
If you want to stay close to the main town of the island, choose from our range of family villas in the beach resorts of Ornos or Agios Stefanos. Located in the southern part of the island, these long-stretching sandy beaches are well protected from the northern winds, making them a paradise for families. There are plenty of family activities, such as visiting the many beautiful calm beaches, open-air cinemas, family friendly restaurants and of course relaxing in the beautiful weather.
Adventurous activities in Mykonos
Just a few of the many adventures you can experience from Mykonos include, a catamaran trip, diving, hiking tours, wine tasting and even authentic cooking classes. Purchase some of the local produce and recreate some of the delicious delights at your private villa or even when you return home. Mykonos is renowned for its lively entertainment, with bars and parties to attend all night and day, should you wish. You will be grateful for the space and privacy of your private villa with pool to help you relax after dancing the night away.
Romance in Mykonos
Easily reached from your private couples villa, Mykonos Town is an incredibly picturesque town with narrow whitewashed streets, colourful flowers and charming tavernas. Find your own place to escape the crowds and enjoy a romantic setting when the sun starts to set. A popular visit for couples of all ages, the island’s most recognisable landmarks are the picturesque windmills of Mykonos. Built by the Venetians in the 16th Century and used primarily to mill wheat and barley. Round in shape with a pointed roof and small windows, the whitewashed buildings have become a symbol of both Mykonos and the Cyclades.
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