Mykonos in Autumn: APerfect Gataway

Mykonos in Autumn: A Perfect Getaway

Are you wondering if travelling to Mykonos in autumn is a good idea? The answer is pretty simple: Yes, by all means!

Mykonos Little Venice

Forget about low temperatures, heavy rainfalls and having to stay inside day after day. The divinity that created Mykonos and the surrounding islands took special provision for the weather to be mild and friendly almost all year round; just like the people who live there, always keeping open arms to welcome visitors from far away!

In fact, many of those off-season travelers prefer this Aegean gem when its rhythms get slower and quieter than when it is tuned to its notorious summer frenzy. They prefer it because it helps them get in touch with their more romantic, explorative side and for a thousand other different reasons like:

tickThe weather might get a bit rough, usually after November, but roughness never lasts long in the Aegean archipelago to forbid sunbathing in December.

tickMost nightclubs may be closed but one can always find a cozy place with great music to dance the night away.

tickYou won’t miss the celebs! Maybe top models and jet-setters are gone to warmer locations but you might very well find yourself enjoying a coffee or drink next to a world-famous writer or director. After all, Mykonos is an all year round inspiration source!

tickFerry connections to the ports of Athens are daily and the same applies to internal flights. It goes without saying though that the options are a lot fewer than in the summer.

tickThere are many interesting sites to visit like monasteries, museums etc. Without a large crowd around one can appreciate more deeply their beauty. Most archaeological sites stay open through winter time, including the Apollo temple on the neighboring island of Delos. Nevertheless, you have to confirm hours, itineraries etc.

tickIf you miss the fuss just wait for the weekends when Mykonos starts rocking again as many Athenians choose the island for a short yet spectacular escape.

tickYou can find yourself enjoying mouth-watering local specialties in beautiful small restaurants that remain open during the winter.

tickAbove all, while being in Mykonos, you will have the opportunity to discover exactly why the ancient gods blessed this little spot of the Aegean with such a divine beauty…

Dawn Reveals the Real Beauty of Mykonos

Dawn Reveals the Real Beauty of Mykonos

After a long period of 24/7 crazy dancing at the beach bars and night clubs, after the paparazzi are gone, taking most of the celebrities’ glitter with them, September is like a new dawn, revealing the real, inner beauties of Mykonos.

Mykonos in September

Like a woman waking up, looking even more beautiful without her makeup, this unexpectedly multi-dimensional island changes face to seduce its visitors with a new aura and a more meditative, romantic energy. Colors get softer and the sea gets calmer as the strong north summer winds lose their overwhelming power to the sweet autumn breeze.

This is the time for long swims in crystal clear but still warm waters. It is also the time for long walks across the town, watching the fishermen prepare their nets for their night expeditions. Hora, the town of Mykonos, is still alive and rocking but if you feel like enjoying a quite cup of coffee or a drink, now is the time to discover the beauty of the small bars and cafes, hidden in the tiny alleys of Little Venice.

Little Venice Mykonos

You will be met by smiling villagers who, after the hectic high season, will be eager to fascinate you with stories about the Cycladic winter and their Xmas getaways to distant destinations. They will also tell you about the famous “merominia”; the empirical but faultless method to predict the whole year’s weather and treat you to a glass of homemade “tsipouro”, the transparent drink that burns the throat and sets the mind free.

Delos

And just before sunset, the island of Delos from across the sea, will mystify you with its purple colors and the falling shadows that silently speak of ancient journeys to where the gods of the Aegean were born: the same gods that are challenging you to come back to Mykonos again and again, just to find out that every time she has something new to show you.