Mykonos island is famous all over the world for its summer parties and its unique atmosphere. The windmills, the golden beaches, the crystal-clear sea, Little Venice, the white-and-blue houses in the narrow alleys of Mykonos Town (Chora in Greek), and the fabulous sunsets are just some of the reasons that made Mykonos one of the favorite and most targeted places in the world for summer holidays.
Back in the days, it used to be pretty much unknown, until the 70s, when it became popular among the hippies. With time it became an exclusive island, symbol of glamour all over the world. Nowadays, many tourists from all over the world, as well as many VIPs choose to spend their holidays in Mykonos.
The island offers options for all the tastes. From one side there’s its fun-loving side, with its restaurants, bars, clubs and nightclubs well-known all over the world, which every night host international DJs, shops and top-class beach bars. On the other side, it is still possible to enjoy the quiet of the most secluded places, desert beaches, and the incredible colors of the sunset by the sea.
Mykonos is not only about parties: lately there has been an effort by the local authorities and organizations to revamp the cultural and traditional aspects of the island through a series of cultural events that take place during the summer (Mykonos Art Festival)
Since the island is quite small, renting a moped or a motorcycle is surely the best option for moving around easily avoiding the traffic of the rush hour. However, if you feel more comfortable on four wheels, renting a quad (ATV) or a buggy (UTV) could be best for you. Finally, hiring a car, a jeep or a mini-van could be more convenient for big groups.
The streets of Mykonos are mostly paved, although the more you move far from the city center, the more they get narrow. Almost all the beaches feature free parking, which are usually quite safe. The city center is entirely dedicated to pedestrians. Therefore, no vehicle is allowed to enter and it’s possible to reach Mykonos town only on foot. However, there is a free parking next to the old port, by the north side of the city, which is only about 5-10 minutes on foot from the center.