What to Do in One Day on Mykonos

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There are several reasons why you might visit Mykonos. Although most people come to the island and stay for at least a few days, this isn’t always possible. For example, some may find their way here because it was a cruise stop. If you find that you only have a short time on the island, it can feel stressful. How do you know what you should be spending your time on? Here are some ideas for what you can do if you only have a day to spend:


Visit Mykonos Town

Most cruise ships drop people off at Mykonos Town, which is actually the biggest city on the island. This is where all activity is centralized on the island, you can easily find something to do. This is a touristy place that has plenty of souvenir ships, landmarks, restaurants, and even some nearby beaches. You can easily spend the whole day wandering the streets.

You will also have time to get away from the central area and explore more of the town. As you get away from the port, you will start to see the way the people of the island actually lives. You’ll also want to make sure you visit the Little Venice area and also that you have a chance to take some amazing photographs. You won’t want to miss the chance to visit the windmills, either.


Go to the Beach

Of course, no trip to Mykonos would be complete without a trip to the beach. This island has some of the best beaches in Europe. If you want a quieter beach, head to a place like Psarou. If you’re looking for a party, a beach like Super Paradise might be a better choice.

Getting to the beaches from the town is fairly simple. There’s a boat that departs from Old Mykonos port and goes by the beaches on the south part of the island. You can also take one of the buses from Fabrica Square.

You can rent a chair or umbrella, and there are plenty of places to find snacks and drinks. Some of the beaches can get pretty crowded, but if you’re only staying for a few hours, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

Rent a Bicycle

One of the best ways to see all around the island is to rent a bike and make your own itinerary. There are bike rentals located all around the island in the town and at both of the ports. This is a great option because many of the little streets are closed to cars anyway. A bike gives you the freedom to move around without being so restricted by pedestrian streets. You can be free to see most of the island comfortably and not worry about catching buses or being on someone else’s itinerary.

Whatever you choose to do, Mykonos offers options for what you want to see. You can find something for the family, take romantic excursions, nightlife and food. Despite its tourist popularity, Mykonos has managed to retain its old-world charm. You might find yourself making plans to come back for a much longer visit.

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