Magical describes this great getaway location. If you are at a lost for the best summer holiday destination for 2009 do not look any further.
The Mykonos Islands, Greece, are like a rare and beguiling jewel consisting of a wealth of culture and beautiful merging into a melting pot of lush landscape and golden beaches. The sandy beaches of Cyclades are in fact some of the most golden beaches in the regions. The sophistication of the Mykonos Islands only but enhances the attraction of this Greek holiday spot. Noted as being one of the most famously known islands in Greece, Mykonos will simply take your breath away.
Take the time to discover the neighboring island of Delos which is one of the most historical areas of Ancient Greece. In fact the Delos is a very small island at the heart of the Cyclades. The historical significance of the Delos makes this a superb location to explore dating back to the days of the Greek god of light called Apollo and Artemis, the goddess of hunting. The name Cyclades comes from the unique formation of near by islands to the Delos Island which begun to appear in circular configuration. The islands date as far back as the 3rd millennium B.C.
One of the islands most famous aspects and point of mention are the beaches. In two words golden and translucent best describe the beach experience waiting for you when you touch down at the airport of this glorious island. The closest beach to Mykonos town center is known as Agios Stefanos. Located on the north side, expect this beach to be one of the more overcrowded beaches due to its close proximately. Some of the facilities you will find at this beach include plenty of water sports and activities.
For the most popular beach you will definitely want to try the Platis Gialos. Local buses provide transportation to this beach for easy access and convenience. This beach can be described as golden sand with eye catching “turquoise” clear waters. Here you can also partake of an assortment of water sports activities along the shore. Water sports activities are available on almost every beach and are a large part to the island’s beach going experience. So, do expect them to be present on almost every beach in the region. This is great news for those who are aficionados in the way of all this water sport or water activity.
But, if you are in search of sandy white beaches and coves, the Agios Ioannis will mesmerize you with a collection of small coves especially available to the general public. This beach is quite the famous location for feature films such as “Shirley Valentine.” This beach is located on the west side of the island with an outlook of the Delos Island. It is said to be both relaxing and calming at the same time in comparison to the other numerous beach locations. General access to the beach is provided by way of a local bus service.
Photo of beach in Mykonos, Greece, by NervousEnergy