Greece, Mykonos Guide (B): Winding Down in Mykonos
Mykonos was my Greek island epilogue. After 2 weeks hopping around – from Crete to Santorini to Paros – we were nearing the point of blue and white beauty overload, plus the sun and high temperatures were definitely starting to ware on us. So when we arrived in Mykonos towards the end of our trip we were looking for the exact opposite experience than other visitors to this so-called party island. We wanted to enjoy one more good meal and one more good beach, so in a sense were searching for the milder side of Mykonos. And luckily, that’s just what we found. Here’s how it all unfolded, plus a few tips and recommendations for your trip to Mykonos.
Like most visitors we arrived by ferry at Mykonos’ New Port where our taxi driver was waiting. You can also take the bus into town depending on the location of your hotel, but with luggage the taxi was the most convenient option for us (20 euros, prearranged through our hotel since taxis are very limited – only about 30 on the entire island). We were slightly worried that Mykonos would put us back on tourist overload like the ever-popular Santorini, but surprisingly the island felt less chaotic than we anticipated. Also, Mykonos is often referred to as a luxury island, made popular by Jackie Onassis in the 1970s, but we found that a visit here doesn’t have to be expensive if you don’t want it to be. Another important fact about Mykonos is you can’t drink the tap water, but there’s a small supermarket near the Fabrika bus station where you can purchase bottled water along with fruit and other snacks during your stay. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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