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May 2, 2006“American resident of Athens and Mykonos.”
based on 4 votes
Mykonos is a totally different island in the spring, a whole different kind of beauty.
Category: Perfect weekend
Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Beachgoers
Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Families with small children, Large groups, Seniors, Budget travelers, Tourists
1. Ano Mera Village on Mykonos
Traditional village built around a monastery and central square. Celebrations in sprintgtime at Easter and on religious days throughout the year. Easter weekend nights has a candlelight parade around the church carrying a flower-filled icon stand representing the tomb of Jesus as on-goers sing. Saturday night candlelight service represneting the Ascension followed by a fireworks and firecrackers celebration. ALl take place in the square arou d the monastery where six different tavernas are available to choose from before, during or after the celebrations. First of May is also a celebration of the flowers of spring where residents scour the fields for multi-colored flowers and and make wreaths which they hang on their doors "to bring the May days into the household" and thus celebrate the coming of spring. Truly an unusual way to spend spring in Mykonos which is normally known for its beaches and magnificent sun. Spring on Mykonos means fields full of flowers on your way to the beach, where you might find cows, goats or sheep grazing nearby. The benefits are less people, excellent year-round shopping, availability at the best hotels at off-season prices, and 60% of the time, you will find good swimming weather. Also take a boat ride to the ancient kingdom of Delos island nearby to view the museum and archaelogical site.
2. THe wild beaches of Mykonos: Fokos Beach, Ftelia Beach, Merhia Beach
Although Mykonos is known for its calm clear blue waters, there are beaches on the island which offer windy excitement. THe northern beaches of Fokos, Ftelia and Merhia are worth visiting to clear the senses although swimming on a very windy day will be a challenge. Fokos and Ftelia offer wonderful tavernas to visit and enjoy the sunny invigorating view with excellent appetizers and Greek wines.
3. Wild Greek Partying Afternoons for the over 30+: Nammos at Psarou Beach, Mykonos
Greek music, dancing on tables, drinks and excellent food and seafood, and all right on the beach. Swim and party, party and swim, live the passion of life the way the Greeks do.