Mykonos Greece: A Travelers Guide

Greece, the home of ancient mythology. The home of the titans… The oldest reference of Gods and supreme beings… The catalyst to most of Shakespeare’s work. Not the motherland, which is Africa… Yet, a sister land with vast mountains, beautiful oceans and a culture almost as old as time.

Following Athens, Mykonos is one of the worlds most toured places. Mykonos is a Greek island, part of the Cyclades, lying between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos.

Some of the attractions that tourists want to see on their trip to Mykonos are as follows:

The Mykonos Windmills

The windmills can be seen from every point of the village of Mykonos, the island’s principal village, which is frequently called the Chora (which translates to “Country” in Greek, but refers to an island’s “Town”) on Greek islands. The windmills are the first thing seen when coming into the harbour of Alefkandra, as they stand on a hill overlooking the area. Most windmills face towards the North where the island’s climate sources its strongest winds over the largest part of the year. There are currently 16 windmills on Mykonos of which seven are positioned on the landmark hill in Chora. Most of them were built by the Venetians in the 16th century, but their construction continued into the early 20th century. They were primarily used to mill wheat. They were an important source of income for the inhabitants. Their use gradually declined until they ceased production in the middle of the 20th century. The architecture of each of them is similar, all have a round shape, white colour and a pointed roof and very small windows. Such windmills are found in almost all Cyclades islands. One of these windmills has been transformed into a museum. The whole village of Chora and part of the harbour are visible from this point. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mykonos_windmills)

Other notable places: Fokos Beach, Aegean Maritime Museum, Archeological Museum of Mykonos, Rarity Gallery and Church of Panagia Paraportiani

You don’t have to be rich and you don’t have to be military in order to make travel plans for Mykonos Greece. Below you will see details regarding prices and costs you can expect to pay for flight, stay and fun!

Although traveling to Greece is popular, even more popular than that is to couple trips togethers. For example: Some people want to visit Rome and Mykonos. Some want to visit Athens and Mykonos… Some want to visit Santorini and Athens… I think you got me at this point..

So! From there begins the plans. Would you like to stay one week or two weeks. On average people do not travel and stay at a location any longer than two weeks as we have jobs and a life to come back to… In some circumstances you can stay longer, in those instances you are usually staying with family members who are residing in the country that you will be traveling to.

For most of us the later is not an option and therefore we need… A place to stay during our time in another country.

Cost for hotels, VRBO and Airbnb:

For a 8 day/night stay you can anticipate a cost of around $2,000. For a 14 day stay you can anticipate around a $2,700 stay. In Greece the cost for an Airbnb and a hotel are fairly similar in cost that either option would sit the traveler. If you are traveling with a group larger than two… It may be best to consider a VRBO or an Airbnb.

So what about the flight?

This will largely depend on where from the United States you are traveling from, but in general the average cost would be anywhere from $400 to $700 one way. Sometimes airports will allow you to get a discount when you are flying round trip.

So what about the spending money?

This depends on your spending habits and if you prefer to eat out versus cooking. One thing about Greece is there is an abundance of stores, markets and places to buy fresh produce. The fresh produce can be used (Meat, Starch and veggie) to COOK. You will of course need a stove and if you are in a home you are renting that will be a cost effective strategy to save on your trip.

Then your money can be used to visit different museums and exhibits and learn more about the Greek culture (Which I am hoping was the main point of this excursion in the first place?)

Putting aside at least $300 dollars for eating out a few times to enjoy the Greek cuisine would enhance the experience. Additionally you will have relatives who will expect small trinkets from your trip, to show that you thought of them on your travels.

Tips to enjoy your trip even more…

Stay by your phone… But, stay OFF your phone as much as possible. You will want the comfort of having your phone with you in case you need to make a call, but you also want to enjoy your trip so constantly checking social media and uploading pics will take away from the experience.

Save the photos for the flight back and then do a massive download. Want to save yourself from what most Greeks and Egyptians term as “The Evil/Bad eye?” then it may be best to save the photos for once you are safe at home.

Need to catch up on Greek mythology and myths? I encourage you to check out sites that discuss the Top 20 Greek Myths, the Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology and Amulets and symbols of protection.

Author of: Urban Garden-A Twin Flame Story (A.J.Washington)

Published by Lee's Mirror

Author of the Urban Garden series (If you enjoy romantic thrills, YA and magical realism) You will love my first book. You can find the link below to some platforms that it is posted to. I am growing as a new author and would appreciate any honest feedback in regards to your thoughts on my book. So far I have received all Five stars from the many readers who have taken the time to read my book and enjoy the positive feedback regarding how my book changed their perspective and kept them reading page after page with no desire to put my book down. I hope you will share in this experience and I hope to hear from you soon.

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