Mykonos was among the most photographed spots on our beautiful planet ever since the ‘60s! At the time, a paparazzi picture of Hollywood star and royal princess of the Monegasques, Grace Kelly, or of Frank Sinatra, or of Jackie Kennedy – later Onassis, onboard a luxury yacht in the old port of the island was worth thousands of dollars.
The most popular themes of Mykonos imagery were, among others, the legendary windmills, the much close to Mykonos sacred Delos Island, the church of Paraportiani, Little Venice, the world-class 9 Muses and Remezzo clubs.
Today, Mykonos remains one of the most Instagrammable places on earth. But taking again and again the same pictures of the windmills or of Little Venice, will not put your followers under the island’s —or your— magic spell! Instead, you can create super insta-opportunities by visiting Mykonos’s less known beauties:
- Hide in a cave. It is said that pirates loved Mykonos, maybe because they had already discovered Tragonissi; a small rocky island, only a few meters east of the island, which is famous for its caving systems. Go on an organized diving or snorkeling tour (never alone) there and take the most spectacular underwater selfies!
- Visit remote and deserted beaches. Does such a thing exist in Mykonos during the summer? It does if you take the road to Ftelia, Houlakia, Fokos, Kapari, or Mersini. They are all beautiful beaches, far from the crowd and the partying, yet worth visiting. In some, like Ftelia, you may need to take along your own umbrella —or tent— and beach chairs.
- If you want a selfie “flying” in the wind, go to Kalafatis beach in the afternoon of a windy day (one of the many) and try to walk against the “meltemi” north-east gusts.
- Watch a stunning sunset from the iconic Armenistis Lighthouse, about 6,5 kms drive from Chora (Mykonos capital) towards the north. The Lighthouse flashes a white beacon every ten seconds to remind the wrecking of an English ship that, in the 19th century, crashed on its rocks.
Of course, there are many more opportunities out there in Mykonos — just keep your eyes open and use your imagination to create a stunning, more interesting Instagram feed that your followers will love!