Between cruising around Santorini’s caldera and exploring ancient ruins on Crete, it’s hard to pick a favorite moment from our Greek Islands tours. But, for Go Ahead Tours staffer Matt, it was Mykonos’ beachy vibes and beautiful views that won him over on his trip, The Greek Islands: Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete. Here are his five reasons to make a visit to Mykonos.
You can get lost (in a good way)
Wander the winding streets of Mykonos Town, and you’re sure to stumble on some incredible discoveries—whether that’s a bougainvillea bursting with color or a street vendor serving up the best gyro you’ve ever had.
The coffee breaks are better
“There are tons of little cafes and bars with outdoor seating—perfect for people-watching,” Matt said. Grab a coffee and kick back with a bite to eat, or follow Matt’s lead and sip on some Ouzo—Greece’s signature drink—at a restaurant in Little Venice.
It’s just a hop, skip, and jump to the beach
Whether you’re up for a swim or just soaking in the sound of the waves, there’s no shortage of incredible shorelines in Mykonos. Feel your toes in the sand at one of the island’s 25 beautiful beaches, or just admire views of the Aegean from the streets above.
You’ll make new friends
Despite Mykonos’ status as a busy travel hot spot, everyone on the island seems to share the same sunny disposition (the almost-everyday sunshine probably has something to do with it). “All the people I met were so accommodating and friendly to visitors,” Matt said.
You have to see it in person
Those iconic windmills, the views of the ocean, the white-washed buildings covered in colorful blooms? “It’s all even better than the pictures,” Matt said.
Is a trip to the Greek Islands on your travel wish list? Tell us why you’d like to go in the comments!