Mykonos, Greece

May 24 (Saturday) - Mykonos, Greece (7:00-3:00)


The next leg of the trip brings you to Mykonos, one of the smaller Cyclades islands on the Aegean Sea.

Mykonos became a popular getaway for jet setters when Jackie Onassis started vacationing here in the 1960s, and today it’s best known as Greece’s party island.

Drinking and dancing starts on beaches with names like “Paradise” in the late morning, and revelers drink ouzo in booming nightclubs until sunrise.

Take some time to appreciate the striking landscape, though: whitewashed villages cling to rugged cliffs, mazelike streets lead to sugar-sand beaches, and 16th-century windmills dot the waterfront.

Other highlights:
Paraportiani, a 15th-century church, is one of the most-photographed sites on the island.

The soft sands and calm waters of Ornos beach offer a quieter alternative to the party scene.

Classic whitewashed buildings line the labyrinthine streets of Mykonos, the largest town on the Greek island of the same name.

Matoyianni Street is particularly charming. Iconic 16th-century windmills keep watch over the village from the hills above, and the fully functional Boni Mill is part of the Mykonos Agricultural Museum.

The Aegean Maritime Museum and the Folklore Museum will give you a proper introduction to the area’s rich cultural and economic history.

Other Fun Things to Do
Take a tour boat over to Delos Island to visit the birthplace of Apollo on this historic island. Dating back to the third millennium B.C., Delos is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world. Marvel at the ancient ruins from famed architectural sights.
Visit the Archaeological Museum on Mykonos, featuring important finds from the ruins on neighboring Delos.

Spend an enchanting afternoon exploring the charming cobblestone streets and two-story, whitewashed shops and homes of these beautiful islands.
Get a Taste of Local Flavor

Greece is famous for honey, olives, olive oil, pistachios and cheeses, such as salty feta. All are generously used in this delicious, flavorful cuisine.

Local Currency
The Euro (EUR), the currency of the European Union, is the official currency of Greece. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember there is a Value-Added Tax added to most purchases.