What to Know About Houlakia Beach on Mykonos
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Mykonos is one of those beautiful Greek islands that attracts people from all over the world, especially during the peak tourist season. People come here to enjoy everything the island has to offer, such as the parties, shopping, and gorgeous beaches. Many of the beaches, however, are known for its nightlife and partying atmosphere. If you want to avoid this, Houlakia Beach is the ideal place.
Getting to Houlakia Beach
The beach lies to the north side of the island. It boasts of a wild beauty that you will realize the moment you set foot on its pebble stones. To discover the goodies it holds in store for you, however, you need to first make it to Mykonos island. Once here, you can easily take a rental car, taxi, or other transportation to the beach.
• Flights to Mykonos
If you are traveling in the summer, then you are lucky because the air transport near Mykonos tends to be readily available during the season as it receiving numerous charter and flights from abroad. Flights leave the Athens airport several times a day and on a fairly regular schedule from other places in Greece and in the surrounding area.
• Ferries to Mykonos
The two main ports of Athena, Rafina, and Piraeus are strategically located whereby Rafina is close to the airport and Piraeus close to the city. The ferries hailing from Athena to Mykonos are frequent and daily. If you opt for the high-speed ferry, you will take 3 hours to reach Mykonos while the ordinary speed ferry takes 5 hours.
About Houlakia Beach
Houlakia beach takes its name from the smooth and beautiful pebbles that are a characteristic of this area. The location is only 5 minutes’ drive away from Mykonos Town. This sheltered gem is hidden away from the main drag but is still convenient to get to. Its beautiful scenery remains untouched by human, making it an ideal place to bring your camera. The left side of the beach has a sandy area where you will find a family owned hotel, you can take your meals here. You can also rent umbrellas and sun beds if you wish to have a silent and relaxing time on the beach.
What to Do at Houkakia Beach
Although Houlakia Beach is small and isolated, there is still a lot you can do even as you let the tranquility wash over you. It has some great deep waters that are most inviting for swimmers who can take in a challenge.If you are more of the adventurous traveler, then the right side of the beach will prove to be exciting for you. The footpath along this side provides a stunning and enticing view of the pebble carpeted beach. You will be able to admire the breathtaking view especially when the sun sets in the background.
If you are looking for a great beach to spend some time at that is away from the beaten track, this is the perfect option! Yu can easily spend the day here during your vacation to Mykonos.
This post was written by Greek Boston