Cheap Flights To Mikonos
For an enchanting Greek holiday destination with natural beauty and a great range of attractions, look no further than Mikonos. One of Greece's most popular islands, Mikonos has long been a popular holiday destination thanks to its shining blue waters, scenic whitewashed town and buzzing nightlife scene. One of the best features of the island is its eclectic mix of places to see and things to do -- there's something to suit all tastes. Cultured holidaymakers will naturally gravitate toward the Town, the island's heart, with a mass of winding streets and pretty traditional buildings to explore.
Of course, for many holidaymakers, the island is all about sun, sea and sand. Some of the best beaches here include Platys Gialos, which is ideal for water sports such as jet skiing, and Agios Sostis. When it comes to history, the island is brimming over with landmarks including the Panagia Tourliani and is just a short boat trip from the uninhabited island of Delos. This nearby island is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has plenty of archaeological treasures including the Temples of Apollo, Lion Terrace and the Altar of Dionysos. If nightlife is more your cup of tea, head to one of the island's many vibrant clubs including the Paradise Club and Cavo Paradiso. The island also puts on a stellar range of annual festivals and events including the Feast of the Harvest and the Antanaclasis Music Festival.
Things To Do
Mikonos is renowned for its friendly, laid-back atmosphere and traditional-meets-modern Greek lifestyle. The island offers good value for money as a holiday destination as it has everything you need for a relaxing Greek Island holiday including beaches, historic attractions and open-air cinemas.
You can watch romantic movies such as Captain Corelli's Mandolin at the Cine Manto: a picturesque open-air cinema with a scenic garden setting. There's a café on-site too, so you can grab snacks ahead of the viewing.
One of the island's best beaches Agios Sostis boasts a wide expanse of white sands and has much smaller visitor numbers than the beaches on the southern coast. One of the other highlights is the traditional taverna as well as an unspoilt hidden cove.
- Ships of the past and present
Greece has a long and rich heritage of maritime activity, which is reflected in many of its picturesque fishing villages along the coastline. If you're interested in boats and sailing, head to the Aegean Maritime Museum to see intricately-detailed models of the most famous Greek ships and paddle steamers throughout history and learn more about the country's maritime heritage.
Calendar Of Events
The island of Mikonos is home to a number of annual events including traditional Greek festivals and music events.
Feast of the Harvest: A traditional Greek festival celebrated on the second Sunday of each September at the Agricultural Museum at locals congregate with their families and friends, bake bread and bring along food and wine.
Xlsior Festival: One of the most exclusive Summer Gay Festivals in the world, the Klsior Festival draws in more than 30,000 people from around the globe to celebrate love through the universal language of music.
Antanaclasis Festival: A popular annual international music event that sees Greek and international artists perform both solo and as part of an ensemble. The event includes classical music and jazz.