Mykonos Greece Tourist Guide

Mykonos screams Mediterranean with its cube-shaped buildings and whitewashed exteriors. Mykonos is known for its rowdy beach parties and energetic nightlife. You’re never far from a party at any point in the day.

Aside from its nightlife, Mykonos’ silky sand beaches are the biggest draw. Vacationers come to them to see and be seen. There are also plenty daytime sights like the Cycladic-style buildings of Chora, the windmills of Kato Myli and the ornate temples of Delos. Here, you’ll discover the perfect Greek mix of sophistication, relaxation and jubilation. Continue to read my Mykonos Greece Tourist Guide and plan your vacation to Mykonos!

Mykonos Weather (When to Visit)

The best time to visit Mykonos is September and October. This island’s weather permits a year-round flow of tourists, but in September and October you’ll smaller crowds, the water remains warm and the hotel rates are lower and more in a reasonable range. The spring is also a great (and affordable) vacation time. Mykonos experiences a typical Mediterranean winter with average temperatures in the 50s. June, July and August are especially busy, and temperatures average in the upper 70s and 80s. In the summer you’ll have nonstop parties and pricey hotel rates.

Best Mykonos Beaches

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Platys Gialos Beach

Often also spelled Platis Gialos (and sometimes Platis Yialos), this large beach is quite popular, thanks to the number of hotels which are almost literally on the sand. The hotels, sunbeds and umbrellas, plus the shallow crystal waters, attract families and young couples. Great beach for water sports.

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Psarou Beach

Known to attract local and international celebrities, this beach is one of Mykonos’ most famous, and is always crowded in the summer. Visitors come here is for the beautiful scenery, swimming in emerald green water, and water sports. There are many sunbeds, but at quite high prices (the cost depends on how close they are to the sea, and you won’t find any for less than 25 euros).

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Super Paradise Beach

Super Paradise is one of the most popular beaches on the island, and is covered in sunbeds and umbrellas. If you don’t like a crowd, you may not like this beach, but you may overlook that when you set foot in the water. It’s absolutely crystal clear, and although the beach still has somewhat of a party atmosphere (with the music volume raised in the afternoon), the water makes it also ideal for families with children.

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Elia Beach

This beach is almost completely covered in umbrellas and sunbeds, but there’s a small sunbed-free section for those who prefer to lie on the sand. On the sunbed-free section you’ll find the gay crowds, usually wearing nothing but their birthday suit.

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Paradise Beach

It’s the famous party beach on the island, filled with bars where the 20-somethings want to be at, day and night. It has plenty of places to eat, drink, and shop for beach essentials, as well as frequent bus connections to Mykonos Town.

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Mykonos Catamaran Daytime or Sunset Sailing with Food and Drinks

Set sail on the bright blue Aegean with this unforgettable catamaran cruise from Mykonos. Swim and snorkel in the crystalline coves around the islands of Rheina and mythical Delos, or visit the pristine southern beaches of Mykonos. Drop anchor for a delicious, multicourse Greek meal cooked up right on board, accompanied by unlimited beer and wine from an open bar. Learn more about the Mykonos Catamaran Sailing.

Ancient Delos Tour

Uncover the myths and legends of ancient Greece on an educational tour of Delos from Mykonos. With an expert historian guide, discover ancient monuments like the Temple of Apollo and the Sacred Way. Enrich your historical knowledge at the Museum of Delos; marvel at the archaic Sanctuary of Artemis; and learn about the culture of the Greek empire from your expert guide. Opt to upgrade your tour to include lunch at a Mykonian farm and a walking tour of Mykonos Old Town. Learn more about the Ancient Delos Tour.

Mykonos: Small-Group Sailing Yacht Cruise to Rhenia and Guided Tour of Delos

Discover the beautiful Cyclades Islands the way they were meant to be seen — from the water! On this full-day yacht cruise from Mykonos, sail across the turquoise Aegean to the uninhabited islands of Rhenia and Delos, stopping to swim and snorkel at a pristine beach cove. Customize your day at sea with either a guided visit to the UNESCO-listed archaeological site at Delos or an extra swimming stop, and savor the good life with a light Greek lunch and refreshing drinks onboard. Learn more about the Mykonos Yacht Cruise.

Half-Day Small-Group Guided Tour of Mykonos

Experience the best of Mykonos during this combination walking and driving trip. Along with a small group, enjoy the scenic drive to Mykonos hotspots like Kalafatis Beach and the charming village of Ano Mera. Then, take a walking tour to explore the white-washed buildings of Mykonos Town. Learn more about the Mykonos Guided Tour.

Catamaran Day Cruises around Naxos & Small Cyclades

Let them take you to the most beautiful, secluded beaches and coves where you will be able to swim and snorkel in the clear waters. In one of their stops you will enjoy on-board delicious traditional lunch prepared with local products, served with a Greek salad, accompanied by cold refreshments, beer, raki & wine. Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins) for everyone is provided and there are many beautiful spots to dive. This amazing catamaran trip runs for approximately nine hours and will be one of the highlights of your holidays. Learn more about the Catamaran Day Cruises.

Best Mykonos Restaurants

Spilia Seaside Restaurant $31 – 60

Spilia is perched on the rocks of Agia Anna cove by Kalafatis beach, overlooking the sea. The restaurant places the focus on Mediterranean-Mykonian cuisine and in particular the seafood and fish that comes straight from the water; oysters, mussels and urchins as well as crayfish and lobster come straight from a natural sea pool. Telephone: 30 694 944 9729 Web: Spilia Seaside Restaurant

Interni $31 – 60

The Interni is a favorite on the island, combining gastronomy with an idyllic garden setting. The Mediterranean cuisine here is fused with flavors from across the globe. Tuck into dishes like fresh yellowfin tuna sous vide with caponata, wasabi mayo, leek, wakame salad and soy-honey sauce, Miyazaki wagyu strip loin sautéed with pearl barley risotto and aged red wine sauce, and risotto with lobster tail, sweet potato, aromatic butter and truffle oil. Telephone: 30 2289 026333 Web: Interni

Ling Ling – Hakkasan $31 – 60

This open-air restaurant and bar with private dining and a lounge is located within the island’s old town. The restaurant offers a Cantonese menu of dishes fusing the signature cuisine of Hakkasan with local ingredients; the dim sum platter includes lobster, king prawn, seabass and Mediterranean red prawn truffle dumplings. Telephone: 702 891-3838 Web: Ling Ling – Hakkasan

Matsuhisa Restaurant $31 – 60

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa opened his restaurant here at the Belvedere Hotel in 2004 to combine his distinct culinary style with the local ingredients, taking particular pride in the fresh seafood. Guests here can dine by the pool with a view over the hillside’s white houses, which lead down to the Aegean Sea. The wine cellar here has won awards too, as it provides an extensive collection of old and new world wines, including a number of Greek labels. Telephone: 30 2289 027362 Web: Matsuhisa Restaurant

Kiku $11 – 30

This fine dining restaurant at luxury hotel Cavo Tagoo pays tribute to Japanese cuisine and culture. In a Japanese inspired ocean-facing and open-fronted space designed by Sissy Fida, diners can savor modern gourmet Japanese dishes and sushi with a view over the infinity pool and the sea beyond. Telephone: 30 2289 022207 Web: Kiku

Best Mykonos Beach Bars

Scorpios

Scorpios is by far one of the best and most famous beach bars in Mykonos. You’ll find this trendy beach bar spread out over two different beaches with numerous lounge areas and quality vibes all over the place. During the day, you can find a shady canopy under which to enjoy a few cocktails. Then, prepare for a stunning sunset set to live music that’ll help carry you on into the night. Telephone: 30 22890 29250 Web: Scorpios

Kalua

Kalua is one of the trendiest beach bars on this Greek island. You’ll find this bar on Paraga Beach where it’s home to a contemporary restaurant serving tasty eats and strong drinks. Numerous canopied lounge chairs line the sandy shores of Kalua, which are perfect for when you want to catch a drink with a friend. Telephone: 30 6948313131 Web: Kalua

Tropicana

Tropicana is the place to be in Mykonos if you’re looking to party. Situated on the iconic shores of Paradise Beach, spending an evening here truly is paradisiacal. Live DJ sets, thumping music, vibrant lights, and some of the best dance moves are all to be expected on a night out at Tropicana in Mykonos. Head here ready to party. Telephone: 30 22890 23582 Web: Tropicana

Principote

Principote is one of the best beach bars in Mykonos if you’re looking to enjoy a delightfully relaxed atmosphere that’s equal parts unpretentious and elegant. Luxurious covered cabanas also make this one of the most Instagrammable spots in all of Mykonos. Telephone: 30 2289 077184 Web: Principote

Kenshō Ornos

This chic boutique hotel is located in a whitewashed Cycladic-style building overlooking Ornos Bay, and the bar is perfectly positioned so that you can peer out onto the entire town of Mykonos. Candlelit tables and key lighting set the mood for a romantic evening in one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. Telephone: 30 22890 29001 Web: Kensho Ornos

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40 Comments

  1. Parveen

    Hey, I enjoy a lot while reading your article and find it very useful for me. While reading I know that Mykonos is known for its rowdy beach parties and energetic nightlife. I see plenty daytime sights like the Cycladic-style buildings of Chora, the windmills of Kato Myli and the ornate temples of Delos. If I got a chance to visit Mykonos, we will enjoy Platys Gialos Beach & Paradise Beach. Thanks for your awesome guide.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You’re welcome Parveen.  Thank you for stopping by and leaving me comments 🙂

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  2. Kell

    Wow, awesome article on Mykonos, Greece. Knowing the right location for your next vacation especially when you don’t have a firsthand experience of where you’re planning your tourism could be very hard. But here, your website is here to solve this I must say.

    Mykonos is a nice and beautiful place to visit. I’ve been there on a vacation to this part of Greece when I was a kid with my family. The images of Mykonos are still in my head. They have many awesome restaurants and beaches, and amazing places to visit. This is just great for anyone thinking on their travel to Mykonos, Greece.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I agree Kell!  It is perfect for anyone.  Yes it is a party town, but there is so much more to Mykonos.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  3. MrBiizy

    This is my first time to know Mykonos and I am very much amazed how popular and crowded it is. It must be a fun and exciting place one should get an experience of. However, due to the high demand, price tags are inflated so it is better to go with your advice by visiting around September and November to get lower prices. There is so much to explore and enjoy…

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, there is so much in Mykonos to explore and enjoy.  I think that anyone would have a great time here.  I am glad you enjoyed reading my Mykonos Greece Tourist Guide.

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  4. S.J

    I found your article very useful and informative. I have learnt a lot from your post. Spilia Seaside Restaurant, Ling Ling – Hakkasan , Matsuhisa Restaurant , Kiku are quite affordable  accommodation for travellers.Beaches are very scenic , Visitors come here  for the beautiful scenery and water  sports.

    Thanks for sharing this article  on mykonos Greece tour guide

    Keep up the good work!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome S.J.  Thank you for stopping by.  I am glad you enjoyed my Mykonos Greece Tourist Guide.

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  5. Harish

    Hey, I enjoy a lot while reading your Mykonos Greece Tourist Guide. You listed every thing in an unique style. I like it. while reading I know, the best time to visit Mykonos is September and October. Your awesome guide is very helpful for making a decision. Now I am planning to visit this beautiful tourist place with my family. while visiting we will enjoy Elia Beach & Paradise Beach.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Harish!  I know that you and your family will have a wonderful time.  Please let me know if you need any additional information or help with your travel plans.

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  6. Pablo

    It is as you say! It is a beautiful place…
    We went with my Girlfriend and I remember very much that at dusk we went to see the sunset in the town of Mykonos. Another unmissable place is its famous Windmills, which date back to the 16th century when wheat and bread were produced on the island.

    From there there is an excellent view of the sector called Little Venice, a waterfront full of restaurants and white houses of 2 and 3 floors that resemble those of Venice and represent the typical landscape of Mykonos. It is the ideal place to watch the sunset, people congregate there to chat, have a few beers, a good wine or just watch the sun melt in the waters of the Aegean. It is quite beautiful.

    At night, the best plan is to walk the streets of white houses lit and crowded with people. The nightlife in Mykonos is an experience to live, for some time I felt in the Milan fashion week or in a haute couture fashion show in Paris. The amount of elegant people, more women than men, the waste of money and the cameras that capture the new trends of European summer fashion make the whole environment transport you to the depths of waste and human superficiality.

    It is not the environment that I like most in life, however, you have to see it to believe it!

    Thank you for this excellent review, the truth is that I have many things left to do! 🙂

    regards
    Pablo

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Pablo for taking the time to leave me comments and tips.  The windmills is a great choice and not to miss.  Sounds like you had a wonderful time.  Again, thanks for sharing and stopping by beach travel destinations.

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  7. Lucky Thomo

    That and amazing place. Thanks for the very detailed information and your website very much alive you are able to find what you need easily and post you wrote it in away that everybody will understand. Most importantly you makes me to pack-up and go Greece with this post. Thanks again keep up the good work

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Lucky.  Thank you for stopping by and leaving me comments 🙂

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  8. Alketa

    Hello Leahrae, this is a great review. I love Grece, and I went on vacation a lot of time in this country. During my trips to Greece, I couldn’t visit the Mykonos, but I will like very much to go there one day. Reading this article, I got much necessary information about this beautiful destination.

    Thank you

    Alketa

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks Alketa.  I am glad you enjoyed and hope you can make it to Mykonos Greece soon!

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  9. Shanta Rahman

    Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with me and I, as a traveler, would like to say that your tourist  guide is a great tourist  guide. You did a great job providing all the information to plan a great vacation through your article .I would like to go to greece for my next vacation because the traditional beach restaurants here are my favorite places to visit .Ancient Delos Tour Unveils Greek Mythology .Kenshō Ornos Hotel Candlelit table and original lighting create a romantic evening moment on one of Greece’s most beautiful islands. And through your tourist guide, I learned that it’s great to go here in September because the weather is favorable at this time. One of the benefits I get the most from tourist guides is in terms of money transactions and language expression.

    And seeing what you saw in your Mykonos greece tourist guides, my desire to go has increased a lot and I will definitely be here and I will keep this article for your future and I will share my new experience with you soon.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad you enjoyed your visit to my Mykonos Greece Tourist Guide.  I appreciate you taking the time to leave me comments as well.  I am glad I have peaked your interest in a vacation to Mykonos!

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  10. joshua collins

    I have never visited the Mediterranean before but looking at all these photos of Mykonos makes me want to go there soon. It just looks great and you can never beat those blue waters and cube-shaped buildings lol

    As I have never been before I will plan a trip, it will probably have to be at least 2 weeks with all the beaches and different activities you can get up to. 

    Overall looks like a place that needs to be added to everyone’s bucket list.

    Thanks,

    Josh

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I agree Josh, it is a destination for everyone.  Not just for the beaches either.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. sabrinamou

    I enjoy while reading your guide on Mykonos Greece Guide. I found it is the best travel guide for Mykonos Greece. I also read your previous articles. Mykonos Greece history, culture, and architecture with a rugged Adriatic setting of traditional villages, beaches, restaurants, and bars. There are so many beaches in this area. The video is very awesome. Thank you so much for giving this video because this video will make much easier to travel Mykonos. While traveling to Mykonos Greece, we will try to visit everything listed by you. Your guide is very helpful for travelers.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Sounds like you will have a vacation packed with tours, beaches and good food 🙂  I would love to hear how your vacation goes.  Thanks for visiting my Mykonos Greece Tourist Guide.

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  12. Rhain

    Mykonos definitely has fun and adventure written all over it. My friends and I are planning a get-together and this feels like the ideal destination but it seems we’ll have to find a way to make it happen in the summer for the reason that it is supposed to be a fun and unforgettable experience. We also have every intention of meeting new people and making friends in the process. I’ll have to put the Psarou beach at the top of our visit list. Thanks for sharing 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Rhain.  Sound like a great place for your get together.  Please let me know if you need any help with your planning.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. Sebastian

    Thank you for this comprehensive and complete guide.
    I’ve already heard about Mykonos but I didn’t know there are beautiful landscapes and many fun sites like these to visit.

    Reading your article and seeing the beautiful pictures makes me want to be there.
    I love to travel and I will definitely put Mykonos on my list.

    And thank you so much for specifying the ideal time to visit. I’ll take that into account when I’m ready to get there!
    Thank you very much!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are so welcome Sebastian.  I am glad you enjoyed my Mykonos Greece Tourist Guide and found it helpful in deciding to head there for a vacation 🙂  Please come back and visit when you are ready to plan.

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  14. Nate Stone

    Hi Leahrae,

    I’m planning a stag do for August this year & just trying to decide location, Mykonos sounds like it may be ideal and specifically Paradise Beach.

    It sounds ideal in terms of restaurants, bars and nightlife. The only other thing we’re ideally looking for is beach and water sports to do during the day.

    In your experience is Mykonos good for that as well?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Of course Nate, there is plenty of water sports to keep you all entertained for the duration of your vacation.  You’ll find everything you need in Mykonos.  You’ll want to go to Kalafatis beach where you will find a variety of water sports can be found here, such as jet ski, water ski, scuba diving, windsurfing, and wake boarding.  At Platis Giolos Beach there is also a big range of water sports and water games are available, including jet ski, water ski, wake boarding, wake skating, wake surfing, snorkeling, canoes, tube and banana rides.  These two beaches have everything you need 🙂

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  15. Daniel

    Being in Greece one day is my passion and hope i would learn a lot now from your website, yes you offer  various opportunities to tourist who Visit Greece, moving from flight ticket,hotel reservation, and as i can see they are very affordable. i would tell friends from today about your wonderful site.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Daniel and I am glad you have enjoyed my Greece guides 🙂  Thank you for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  16. Jake

    Hi, I never been to Greece before but I imagine that it is wonderful place to visit. I’ve never been to Europe actually. I really enjoyed the video, of the Drone footage I was really impressed to see if there’s buildings like that so close to the water. My first thought was that it would be the time to go right now. Which is almost February. However, like you said there are less people oh, and the water is warmer, in September and October.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      It is a wonderful place to visit Jake!  Now you will have to start planning.  I am glad you enjoyed my Mykonos Greece Tourist Guide.

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  17. shariful islam

    Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us .Travel is my favorite and I love to travel whenever I have a vacation.And I love your travel guide because I’ve been traveling with your travel guide before.I visited Mykonos Greece in September and October of 2019 and the place is very beautiful.And the silky sandy beaches of this Mykonos are so big and so beautiful that captured my mind.And I like Elia Beach the most, because here lies on the sand and the sand is very humid.And there I was in a restaurant called Matsuhisa Restaurant and the food there is delicious.Looking at the white houses in this restaurant, it was amazing to me to eat with the pool.After reading your article everyone will know about Mykonos Greece tourism and everyone will be interested to get there.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Sounds like you love visiting Mykonos!  I wish I could go there that often.  I appreciate you taking the time to leave me comments.  I am glad you enjoy my beach travel destination guides.

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  18. Jon

    Psarou island looks awesome with clear blue water and I would love to take a tour in this same area to see what else there is to see when it comes to this tropical paradise. I look forward to planning a vacation to Mykonos, and you have given me quite a bit of information.  I am especially interested in the ancient Delos tour and the sunset cruise.  Thank you for all this great information you have put together.  

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yep Jon, I agree.  The water is so inviting and you can’t go wrong with any beach actually.  The tours you have decided to do are great, you will have an amazing time.  Thanks for visiting my Mykonos Greece Tourist Guide.

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  19. Nimrodngy

    This travel guide about Mykonos is fantastic.
    In my opinion, as a European, the most beautiful summer vacation destinations are those in Greece. Last year I was in Thasos and Crete and I want to say it was amazing. This year I would like to get in Mykonos. The water here is so blue and warm that I would sit at the beach all day. I look at Elia Beach and I can say that it is the perfect destination for swimming. I have heard that the restaurants here are full of Greek delicatessens and the biggest advantage is that the prices are not very high. Thank for this guide. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome.  I envy you having been to Thasos and Crete last year.  Must have been amazing.  I think you will find Mykonos Greece to be just as amazing.  Please let me know how your vacation goes.

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  20. RazvanIlie

    Thanks a lot for such an amazing review about Mykonos Greece Tourist Guide and explanations are given.

    I plan to visit Greece this summer, I already bought my plane tickets. I started looking for tourist places that I could visit. I will definitely go to Mykonos Greece.

    Thanks again and I wish you all the best.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Well sounds like you are on your way to Greece.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.  I would love to know how your vacation goes.

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