Day 6: Mykonos
The ship arrives at Mykonos port at 09.00 and overnights.
Beach umbrellas peppering an eternal coastline, a pelican population just as teeming as its local fishermen and copious shades of blue in all directions, Mykonos just has that – je ne sais quoi.
Travel beyond the Mykonos that you’ve seen on your screen and lose yourself within the labyrinth of whitewashed building lined streets – accented, of course, by blue, green or red doors and handrails (and you thought your homeowner’s association was strict.) Beauty is synonymous with Mykonos, and the only thing more beautiful than its aesthetic is its people and its acclaimed nightlife.
Less than a century ago, Mykonos was most well-known as a trading port and the site of a slew of historic wars, including the battle between Zeus and the Titans. The 1950s entered into an era where artists, bohemians and chic jet setters started flocking to the island’s white sand beaches. Now, Mykonos is known as the epicenter of nightlife revelry. Two of the top 20 clubs in the world call Mykonos home, as well as dozens of other fabulous nighttime watering holes whose colored doors only close when the sun comes up.
With an average of over 300 sunny days a year, it’s an obvious utopian isle for travelers looking to indulge. Spend the day laying in the sun on a luxe lounger. Discover hidden enclaves while off roading in a 4x4, or island hop the stunning coast. Wander the bar-lined cobblestone streets of Little Venice on foot or indulge in some of the best food Greece has to offer – no matter how you choose to enjoy your time in Mykonos, the only emotion you’ll never feel – is guilt.