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Mykonos Travel Guide

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Out of the Cyclades, the islands that encircle the sacred island of Delos, Mykonos is perhaps the most famous, renowned for its rolling hills, white beaches and the high-rolling international crowd that vacations there. While visitors who travel to Mykonos are sure to admire the island’s cubist Cycladic architecture – white country chapels dot its hills, creating a scenic vista – Mykonos also provides a good jumping off point for archaeological day trips to nearby islands, most notably Delos. Allow Travel & Leisure’s Mykonos travel guide to direct you towards the best activities, sights and experiences the island has to offer.

Things Not to Miss in Mykonos

• Visiting the Aegean Maritime Museum
 • Lounging on Agios Sostis Beach
 • Wandering through “Little Venice,” Mykonos Town’s historic 18th-century district
 • Taking pictures of the island’s famous windmills that line the coast
 • Visiting the historic Church of Paraportiani
 • Partaking in some of the island’s famous nightlife

When to Go to Mykonos

In summer or high season, the Greek island is packed with rich jet-setters and cruise-ship tourists alike. If you travel to Mykonos during this time, expect high prices, crowded beaches, and a non-stop party atmosphere. Those looking for a more relaxed vacation should visit Mykonos during its off-season. In winter, the glittering throngs are nowhere to be found, and the island becomes a relaxed, tranquil retreat.

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