An Introduction to Mykonos on a Greece Sailing Holiday
Ancient Greek legend has it that Mykonos was the battleground where Zeus fought the Titans; today, however, the Aegean island is much more famous as the cosmopolitan stomping ground of the international elite, from moneyed jet setters to celebrities.
The Greek island, often nicknamed ‘the island of the winds’, is one of the Cyclades and found between Tinos, Paros, Syros and Naxos. Despite its tiny size, with a population of just over 10,000, it has come to prominence as the centre of clubbing and nightlife in the Greek islands and is the perfect stop for young revellers looking for somewhere to enjoy during a Greece sailing break.
There are several small settlements and villages scattered across the island, but the centre of the action is found in Mykonos’ largest town, conveniently named Mykonos Town, (buty also known as Chora), located in the west of the island.
Built along the waterfront, Mykonos Town is postcard perfect, with traditional whitewashed houses and narrow winding streets lined with boutiques, galleries, shops, restaurants and bars. Its modern lifestyle set against a traditional Greek backdrop gives the spot a real edge over its other tourist-heavy counterparts and visitors will get as much enjoyment getting lost in the maze of roads as sipping cocktails at a waterfront bar.
The nightlife, having taken seed in the 1950s, is legendary and is not something that can, or should, be missed. However, this is not all the town has to offer. The Little Venice part of town is a wonder, with balconied buildings built right on the sea. Meanwhile, people after culture of a different kind can investigate historic pottery and jewellery in the Archaeological Museum, or ships and nautical paraphernalia at the Aegean Maritime Museum- something particularly apt for anyone on a Greece sailing holiday!