For party lovers and fun seekers and LGBT community, Mykonos is perhaps one of the hottest destinations for a holiday. Many people regard it as the hottest party spot of Cycladic islands. It is definitely Greece’s counterpart to Ibiza. You will come across tanned bodies that throng the beaches of Mykonos Island in the Cyclades. You will also come across bass lines that are pounding away in the super clubs here. The excitement lingers all through the night, right until dawn.
Visitors to this place will realise that there is more to Mykonos than just the dazzling sand on its beaches and its insatiable revellers. Those who have spent time on this island before have already discovered that the charm of its capital town, Hora, has given many a traveller the excitement of going through back country paths and taking part in dining and partying scenes that can rival the exciting spots in France or Spain.
Some of the most popular disc jockeys in the world have informed media channels like the BBC that the Spanish island of Ibiza has become rather expensive for them and that it concentrates more on pleasing the VIPs. Most of the disc jockeys have been candid about how they have preferred partying in Mykonos. Celebrities like Sharon Stone, Stefano Gabbana and Mel Gibson have docked their private yachts in the harbours of this island during the past few months. This island has always been a popular haunt of big time celebrities such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly and Brigitte Bardot. Celebrities also approach this island through yachts, helicopters and in their private jets.
Partying on the beaches of Mykonos
The beach life in Mykonos offers plenty of variety to each visitor. You may be seeking a secluded or a tiny cove that gets lapped at by azure waters or you may be after a vast expanse of white sandy tracts to take in the sun. Mykonos offers a beach retreat to suit the needs of all individuals. This island has twenty five beaches and there is no arguing that its beaches are its biggest attraction for party seekers. The party goers do not have to look any further than `Super Paradise’.
It is dominated by exotic clubs. Psarou and Paraga are other popular haunts for people who want to hold their parties on beaches. Elia offers the longest stretch of white sand in Mykonos and we recommend that you make Villa Elia as your base for staying on this island since it is one of the most beautiful Mykonos villas. This property is very popular with families. Platys Gialos is also popular for people seeking water sports activities. To the south west, Ornos is bustling with plenty of water front restaurants. Agios Ioannis is an ideal place for windsurfers.
Mykonos does not sleep
People who visit Mykonos do away with sleep as they are too engrossed partying whole night long. There are clubs in Hora that keep people engrossed with their late night parties and many of such clubs are LGBT-friendly venues. Gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender groups would love to party in these clubs. Super clubs like Super Paradise and Cavo Paradiso attract international disc jockeying talent throughout the year.
Beach parties start around late afternoon and you can expect the excitement to go on until dawn. Regular shuttle services ferry the visitors between beaches of Hora and Super Paradise. People who want sedate nocturnal parties can try out various bars in Hora and sample champagne cocktails at Aigli, Galleraki or Queen of Mykonos. People interested in cabarets or live music can visit the Skandinavian Bar or the Piano Bar.
Plenty of excitement for water sports enthusiasts
For avid divers, there is plenty happening in Mykonos. There are caves and wrecks to attract beginners in diving and experienced divers. Diving operators would mostly be found in Lia and Kalafatis beaches. Some examples are GoDive Mykonos and Mykonos Diving Centre. You can also take windsurfing lessons at the Windsurf Centre Mykonos on the Kalafatis Beach. You may also try out activities such as wakeboarding, fly-boarding or wake-skating. You may approach Platys Gialos Water Sports. The prime spot in Mykonos for watching a sunset is Little Venice and Kato Mili where you will come across four windmills on a hill that overlooks the waterfront.
Where should you stay?
Make your base at Villa Elia. This is an exotic beach front boutique property. It has all the makings of an up-market property on a Greek island. It has a typically elegant Cycladic architecture going for it with its curves, its interiors, its infinity pool, ceilings and terraces which absorb the breeze from the Aegean Sea. You can have access throughout the year with the help of ferries which connect Mykonos with the ports of Piraeus and Rafina in Athens. These ferries also connect the neighbouring islands of Andros and Tinos. Catamarans also link other islands in the Cyclades with Mykonos that include Paros and Santorini. There are connections available from Mykonos ferry to islands of Rhodes and Crete.