Mykonos, Greece cruise holidays
One of the most visited Greek islands; Mykonos is a jewel in the Aegean Sea, famed as a vibrant and cosmopolitan destination. It is one of the most visited islands in the Aegean, yet still retains much of its picture postcard beauty. Mykonos effortlessly strikes a balance for visitors with a mix of lively bars and restaurants in the most populous areas, with nearby areas of tranquillity, outstanding natural beauty and rich history. The Town of Mykonos is a hive of activity with some of the most famous landmarks such as Little Venice, famous for its picturesque medieval two and three storey houses which stand like a colourful wall against the sea. Mykonos is also world famous for its beaches. Kalafati Beach is a prime example with golden white sand lapped gently by a crystal clear sea.
According to mythology, the small island of Delos, the Greek word for ‘revealed’, appeared amid the waves so that Leto, the mistress to Zeus, would have a place to give birth to her twins, Apollo and Artemis. From the Terrace of the Lions and the Temple of the Delians, to the Sacred Lake and the House of Dionysos, the island of Delos is one of the most important archeological sites in Greece.
Really get into the holiday mode and make the most of the famed and beautiful Mykonos beaches. Dig your toes into the golden sands of Platis Yialos, one of Mykonos’s most famous beaches, while pondering what delicious Greek mezze to sample while gazing out over the dazzling blue sea…