Mykonos, Greece

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Mykonos, Greece

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Enjoy Greek Island ife on Mykonos

For many, Mykonos is the very epitome of the Greek island experience. Ouzo shots clink on the terraces of the tavernas around Little Venice _ a particularly picturesque section of the main town's harbor, where ice-cream-colored homes mingle over Medieval streets. There are creaking windmills, whitewashed and silhouetted on the hills. The ruins of world-famous Delos hide over the waves nearby. Byzantine churches shoulder above characterful Mykonos vacation rentals between the bougainvillea-sprouting squares. And the beaches? From sandy Elia to hedonistic Plintri, they are surely some of the best in the whole Aegean.

Soak up the Mykonos vibes

Mykonos is all about escaping the mainland and feeling the pulse of Greek island life. That means whole vacations of soaking up the rays and splashing in the Aegean Sea, of snorkeling and boating around empty coves to seek out hidden beaches where there's not another footprint in sight. That also means a chance to learn the ins and outs of Greek island cooking _ you could leave a master of souvlaki and seafood. And it means dancing the sultry nights away _ you'll want to bag Mykonos vacation rentals in the main town to hit the cocktail bars and clubs.

Greek history abounds in Mykonos

Mykonos vacation rentals aren't just your ticket to sandy bays and sky-blue seas. They are also a base for a journey into the enthralling past of the Greek islands. Hop the catamarans or boats that head out to nearby Delos to see some of the most striking ruins in the country _ there are the haunting remains of theaters, crumbling temples to the god Apollo, and the famous effigies of the Lion Terrace to see. Back on Mykonos itself, the Archaeological Museum hides more artifacts from the site and countless more Hellenistic treasures besides.

Mykonos has long seasons

This far south from the mainland of Greece, the usual seasonal changes of spring, summer, and fall can be blurred. Mykonos starts heating up _ in terms of temperature and visitor numbers _ around May, and the tavernas of Little Venice don't really wind down again until October. That makes for one long season when you can bag Mykonos vacation rentals and enjoy the pulsing Greek island life. Just be aware that June, July, and August mean days hitting the 90s, while breezes from the Aegean Sea can make the evenings cool in spring and fall.

Mykonos offers golden sands and pebble bays

Mykonos is just a speck on the map of the Cyclades Islands, nestled between its bigger brothers of Tinos and Naxos. It peaks above the Aegean Sea with its granite-rock mountains and whitewashed towns, offering a south coast that's peppered with glowing sand and pebble bays. Its eastern haunch is wilder and more windswept, with whitecapped waves rolling in to wide bays. The north coast has the remotest coves, while the inland is given over to bald hills like Profitis Ilias that cast their gaze out across the Aegean.