I have been trying to take this trip for a while but covid got in the way. But September 2021 I finally made it to Mykonos and what an absolutely stunning place it is!
Mykonos is popularly known for its summer party atmosphere, but it’s also simply a stunning place to immerse yourself. I’m going to share some of the top things to do and see and also tell you about the trips I took to Naxos and Paros. Of course there will be lots of pictures as its hard to put your camera down here!
I travelled with British Airways Heathrow to Mykonos (the airport in Mykonos is very small) and as soon as I stepped off the plane I could feel the wind. The weather in September was mid 20’s with a strong wind, just lovely.
I stayed at the Aeolos Resort which was great. They came to collect me from the airport and then took me wherever I wanted to go in the days I stayed at the hotel. Bear in mind that Mykonos is not a cheap destination and hotels can be very pricey. I found this was on the high end of the scale in terms of quality with a reasonable price tag. It was a 10 minute walk from the centre (the walk is not ideal, rough terrain/steep hills) but as mentioned the hotel are happy to drive you wherever and whenever.
I stayed in the Sunset Wing which is the top tier. The hotel has 3 areas each with a separate pool. Breakfast was pretty standard and what you would expect and I didn’t take any other meals there so can’t comment on that.
Top things to do and see in Mykonos
- Stroll around Mykonos town
- Mykonos Windmills
- Little Venice
- Old Harbour
- Go island hopping
- Pubs and Clubs
After a few days aclimatising in Mykonos I set off for a day trip to Paros. Booked through Ferryhopper which was all very straightforward. Very inexpensive and only takes around 40 mins, so easy to do as a daytrip.
While in Paros I basically just wandered round and marvelled at the beautiful streets, like Mykonos there are photo opportunities around every corner.
My last trip was to Naxos, again booked through Ferryhopper. One thing I would mention is the ferry’s don’t seem particularly reliable and I overheard a few people who had their ferries cancelled a few times. Obviously they are heavily dependant on the weather but there are lots of ferry’s each day so no need to panic too much.
I absolutely loved my time in the Greek Islands and would love to visit more islands some day soon.
It’s worth it for the photo opportunities alone.