Visit Glastros Village on Mykonos Greek Island
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The island of Mykonos is one of those places that people flock to each year. They come to the island for the beaches, resorts, and also for the party scene. Although Mykonos has a reputation for being a haven for those looking for a good time, that isn’t all the island is about. In addition to the many historical sites and landmarks that you can see while here, there are also some villages to explore. Glastros village is one of them. Here’s more information:
Getting to Glastros Village
Before you can spend time at the village, you first must get yourself to the island of Mykonos. This is an island that is connected to other areas of Greece and also to parts of Europe. As a result, visitors have their choice of taking a high-speed catamaran, ferry or airplane to Mykonos from the port of Rafina or the port of Piraeus, both of which are in Athens. Once in Mykonos, one can travel to Glastros Village by bus, taxi, or on foot. Referred to by locals as “Taxi Square,” a hub of taxi drivers awaiting passengers is found near the Mykonos town square.
About Glastros Village
Even though Glastros Village may not technically qualify as a village in the true sense of the word, its village-like atmosphere certainly makes it feel that way for visitors. Glastros is situated to the south of Mykonos Town, and is considered a suburb of Mykonos. It is located approximately 1.5 kilometers from the center of the town, between Ornos-Korfos and Megali Ammos beaches. The region has the classic Cycladic architecture for which the island is famous, and boasts a significant number of cafés, restaurants, luxury hotels, resorts, and high quality villas.
The village is also close to the beach resorts of Platis Gialos, Ornos and Tourlos. Glastros is a family-friendly location, but is also a good choice for couples searching for a quiet, romantic spot in which to enjoy a getaway. Although the area is far from a metropolis, there are plenty of choices regarding hotels, resorts and restaurants.
What to Do in Glastros Village
Those visiting the village are pleased to discover that there is a significant number of things to do and see. Some popular activities and attractions among both residents and tourists include visiting local beaches, shopping in Little Venice, and touring the nearby Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, which is within walking distance from most Glastros Hotels. From the highest point in the Village, one can also view the nearby Mykonos Windmills, which are iconic landmarks in the area.
Travellers planning to enjoy the sun and sea can spend time on one of the area’s many beaches, such as Agia Anna, Platis Gialos or Paradise beach, all of which are clean and well maintained throughout the year. Little Venice is another attraction worth seeing if one is staying in Glastros Village.
It is an expansive hub of specialty shops, restaurants, cafés and open-air merchant stands. Here, one can shop for souvenirs, enjoy a Greek coffee, or simply watch the sun set. Many travelers also enjoy visiting one of the area’s seaside Greek taverns. Nightlife is a fun time in Glastros Village as well, although it is not quite as boisterous as in other areas of Mykonos.
Glastros Village is an ideal area for virtually all age groups and visitors from all walks of life who are seeking a tranquil atmosphere in which to experience a pleasant and memorable getaway.
This post was written by Greek Boston