The birthplace of Western civilisation and the epitome of island hopping, Greece remains one of the world’s most stunning and sought out luxury cruising grounds. The gem of the Cyclades Island group, Mykonos, is the picture-perfect postcard that springs to mind when someone thinks of Greece. Renowned for its sun-drenched beaches, whitewashed houses and azure domed roofs, its idyllic charm and appeal are second to none. Ideally located in the Aegean Sea, the best way to explore the alluring and inviting island of Mykonos and its equally stunning sister islands is via a yacht charter. From spectacular diving to historical sites to gorgeous beaches and unrivalled nightlife, we share three reasons why you should book a Mykonos yacht charter now.
Phenomenal beaches and diving
The Cyclades are known for their stunning coastlines and glistening waters, housing a treasure trove of diving sites. Mykonos, in particular, is home to a range of gorgeous beaches, ideal for everything from swimming, sunbathing, snorkelling and watersports. Some of the finest beaches are located along the island’s south coast and are protected from the strong winds. Psarou Beach is home to some of the island’s most exclusive clubs, while Agios Ioannis Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. For those looking to party on the beach after the sun goes down, head to Paradise Beach or Super Paradise Beach, where several bars and clubs are located and open all night long. Mykonos is also home to spectacular dive sites, including the shipwreck of Anna II and Lia reef. Home to an array of marine life, both are ideal for experienced and new divers.
History and culture abound
Mykonos is arguably the most beautiful of all the Cyclades Islands due to its stunning landscapes and architecture. The Old Town of Mykonos, known by the locals as Chora, is an emblem of traditional Greek living. Whitewashed houses characterise it with brightly painted shutters and blue roofs covered with red and pink bougainvillaeas and geraniums. Explore the many narrow, and winding streets of Little Venice in Mykonos lined with local boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Stop by the Paraportiani Orthodox Church, which dates back to the 17th-century, for stunning views or the Monastery of Paleokastro. Watch the magnificent sunset from the Venetian windmills before sampling some of Mykonos’s infamous nightlife.
Greece offers some of the best nightlife in all the Mediterranean, and Mykonos is no exception. Known as the capital of the Cyclades nightlife, there will be several parties taking place throughout the summer. Enjoy bar hopping on Matoyianni Street and sample local drinks like tsipouro and ouzo. Or party the night away by the beach at one of the many exclusive beach clubs by Paradise and Super Paradise beach like Nammos. Welcoming some of the world’s best DJs on a regular basis, one can easily dance all night before watching the sun come up from the VIP lounge.