December 08, 2017

The Hidden Gems of Mykonos

Greece has plenty to offer from city roaming of Athens to island hopping on Santorini and Mykonos. A trip to Mykonos in particular, the Greek island in the Aegean Sea, is sure to be a memorable one full of hidden gems. Whether it's a first visit to the island or for the 100th trip to Mykonos, there are many great places to visit. As a popular tourist destination, Mykonos is filled with amenities and attractions that will pamper you to the max.

For a slightly different holiday experience, however, you should explore some of the island’s hidden gems. Gorgeous beaches, the streets near the town, and local restaurants with their authentic dishes are always fun to discover.

The Agios Sostis Beach
Agios Sostis is unlike any other beach in Mykonos. You will not find bars and restaurants as you approach the shore. There are no umbrellas and most of the time you can enjoy the beach in peace. But that’s the beauty of Agios Sostis, it is authentic and soothing in many ways.

To reach this beach, you need to travel around three miles to the north of the island. As you get closer to Agios Sostis, you will see the beach’s signature brownish sand and the arrangement of rocks protecting its beauty. Despite this beach being relatively untouched, you can drive all the way up to the top of the hill and simply walk down from there.

The beach itself is beautiful, but that’s not the only thing special about this place. You will find the water to be extremely clear and quite warm. It is one of the best spots for those who love swimming and snorkelling.

Little Venice
Little Venice in the town of Mykonos is not really a hidden gem but it is a must visit. It's a popular place where you can find great restaurants and souvenir shops. It is also the perfect setting for a nice morning or afternoon walk.

Visiting Little Venice is already a memorable experience, but you can take it a step further by exploring the back alleys and narrow streets. As you explore further, you will find authentic local restaurants and beautiful houses.

The further away from the town centre, the more local the ambience will be. Taking a walk down the narrow streets in this area is always fun for two reasons. First, the people are very friendly and second, the area really has a Venice feel to it. Don’t forget to have your camera ready because the scenery is incredibly beautiful.

Cine Manto
Saving the best for last, Cine Manto is a must visit. It hosts an open-air cinema at the heart of Mykonos, and is truly a gem with one important experience you will never forget: a chance to watch a movie and enjoy the classic, buttery popcorn that old theatres used to serve.

The smell of butter in the air is unmistakable, and is one of the few places on the island that can take you back to your childhood days and fill you with an unmistakably cosy feeling. You really have to try it for yourself to experience just how special Cine Manto can be.

From the cinema, there are a lot of places you can visit too. Bougazi Crepes is perfect if you want to slip a healthy meal in. The shopping scene in this area is just as lively, with souvenirs and unique items available at great prices.

Intrigued by any of these areas in Mykonos yet? If the answer is yes, you can find a hotel or villa specifically in an area close to these places – Blue Villas for example offer a range of Mykonos villas across the island, and so are likely to have one in the area you wish to stay.

Mykonos, evidently, is one of the best Greek islands to visit for an idyllic holiday, and has an unlimited amount of landmarks to visit.


So what are you waiting for? Book a flight to the island, and prepare to be blown away!


*This is a collaborative post

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