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Couples celebrating recent wedding vows can choose to go anywhere in the world for their honeymoon. If you are looking for a fun place to spend your honeymoon, Mykonos should be one of your options.
According to Wiki, Mykonos is a Greek island, part of the Cyclades, lying between Tinos, Syros, Paros, and Naxos. It’s popularly known for its summer party atmosphere. Mykonos gorgeous beaches, famous eclectic bars, and throbbing dance clubs are its main attractions.
How to get to Mykonos
One thing I know is that Mykonos will not disappoint you. From Athens, you can get on the ferry early in the morning and arrive in Mykonos anywhere from two to five hours depending on the speed of the boat.
Of course, those couples who wish to begin their honeymoon sooner may opt to fly from Athens to Mykonos on Aegean Airlines or Olympic Air, as it only takes approximately thirty-five minutes from take off to landing.
On the first day in Mykonos, you will want to visit the town of Chora. This little town is filled with whitewashed buildings, narrow streets, and plenty of shopping opportunities. The whitewashed windmills stand high on a hill, and will merely gawk at them as you marvel in their beauty.
If you plan to venture closer to the windmills, take the main road, and when you get there, you will find the Agriculture Museum – Boni Mill. The agriculture museum is a must place to visit. A place where you can learn about the old tools used for agriculture. This museum has several interesting agricultural information, but it is the view of the water that you will appreciate the most.
After leaving the museum, check into the Relais and Chateaux Hotel. This luxurious hotel offers a magnificent view of the water, the windmills, and the rest of the surrounding area. Couples can relax on the terrace as they dine on delectable cuisine or sit by the pool under the spectacular sun. There are other hotels in Chora, and couples can also choose to stay at the Hermes Mykonos Hotel or the Hotel Terra Maria. They are both excellent options, although they do not offer many luxurious amenities.
After check-in, you can venture over to the Agyra Bar, as it is one of the most prominent bars in town and the party continues late into the night there. It is not uncommon for couples to be at Agyra till the wee hours of the morning and then sleep in late the next day.
However, the next morning, you want to be up bright and early to venture over to Korali. At Korali, you can take a phenomenal day cruise in the historic harbor with the windmills within the distance.
You will definitely not want to end this beautiful journey, but the food at Diles or Kalita start calling your name when hunger strikes.
Diles is an elegant restaurant that is the perfect stop for honeymooners, and it is conveniently located within Lakka Square. They serve delicious Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, and everyone always comes back for more.
The ambiance of Kalita is breathtaking with all the flowers and palm trees everywhere, but it is the local specialties that always bring people back there. You can enjoy fantastic local cuisine with one of the fabulous stock of Greek wines.
What to do in Mykonos
The night is still young after dinner in Mykonos, so you want to head over to the Tropicana Beach Bar and Restaurant. It is the place that people go to hear the best DJ in town as they drink energizing cocktails to keep them on the dance floor all night long.
On day three, you should wake up early again to enjoy a fabulous breakfast before venturing out to the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani. This monastery dates to the 18th century and people are intrigued with all the intricate folk carvings as well as the marble bell tower. You have to make an arrangement in advance to tour this beautiful attraction. So, if you forget because of all the wedding planning, you can choose to take a tour of one of the traditional farms instead.
Where to stay in Mykonos
The rest of the day should be designated for some relaxing on the local beach in Kyma before venturing to Mamacas for a delicious dinner. This restaurant can be found within the garden of a house that was constructed in 1845, and there are five palm trees, the oldest is more than one hundred and fifty-five years old.
After dinner, head back to your room at the Myconian Kyma. You can swim in one of the five pools before relaxing in your room that overlooks the Aegean Sea.
The next day takes a Mykonos town walking tour, and see many of the attractions that the town is famous for. Some of the sights are the three wells, the Maritime Museum, Manto Square, and a traditional Gioras Bakery.
On your last night in Mykonos, you can stay at the Myconian Naia, where you can live in luxury in one of eighteen deluxe suites with views of the sea.
This is the perfect spot for your last night in Mykonos, as it is tucked away on the top of a hill, and offers the tranquility needed after such a busy honeymoon.
In the morning, you can take an early ferry or a flight back to Athens to return home or a stopover in Santorini.
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