If your favorite part of the Mamma Mia! movie is all the gorgeous scenery of its fictional Greek isle, remember that it's inspired by a number of real-world getaways. The feel-good movie set in a beautiful Mediterranean setting has definitely inspired an interest of traveling to the isles. On Mykonos you'll discover picturesque architecture, windmills, golden beaches and cosmopolitan nightlife and have easy access to the surrounding islands.
The gleaming white washed buildings, narrow winding paths lined with bougainvillea, picture-perfect tiny churches and renowned cuisine of Mykonos Town are always alluring, and this is a town that knows how to party. To help get you situated, I can arrange a private orientation tour that includes a cooking class at a restaurant with views over the sea, and you'll be able to dine on your own hand-made meal. When you're ready to take to the water, I can include for you a fun-filled sailing tour that begins with a stop on Rinia island to swim and take photos and savor a full buffet of lunch options with traditional Greek foods and wines. Back in Mykonos Town you won't want to miss the Archaeological Museum, Aegean Maritime Museum, a stroll through Little Venice and the art along Mavrogenous Street.
Elia Beach is popular with families and has the longest stretch of sand in Mykonos. It is consistently awarded the Blue Flag for its beautiful, pristine beach. In this area, I can arrange unforgettable accommodations like villas with butler service, guestrooms with a private pool or Jacuzzi, and a hotel with an infinity pool that seems to merge on the horizon line with the dazzling Aegean below. How much better do meals taste while dining alfresco surrounded by panoramic views from a terrace restaurant?
An absolute must for any lover of Greek history and mythology is a day trip to the island of Delos, just 6 miles southwest of Mykonos. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is reputed to be the birthplace of Artemis as well as Apollo, the Greek god of light, harmony and balance. Here you'll find one of the most important archaeological sites throughout Greece (which is saying something.) Mykonos is part of the Cyclades, which are named for the islands in a circle around Delos, considered a sacred place.
Arriving on Mykonos by Airport:
35 minute flight from Athens
60 minute flight from Thessaloniki
Mykonos Town: 10 minutes from Mykonos Airport
Elia Beach: 25 minutes from Mykonos Airport
Arriving by Sea - Mykonos Town:
Daily, frequent connections with the islands of Rafina, Tinos, Syros, Paros, Naxos, Ios, Santorini and Andros if you enjoy island-hopping.
Arriving by Sea - Elia Beach:
3.5 – 4 hours by high speed boat from Piraeus (within Athens) and 5.5 hours by ferry boat
Daily, frequent connections with the islands of Rafina, Tinos, Syros, Paros, Naxos, Ios, Santorini and Andros.
Call or email me when you're ready to make the most of Mykonos!