When you think of the island of Mykonos the first things that come in mind are luxury, cosmopolitan lifestyle and crazy nightlife, but is that all there is to it? Mykonos may be a haven for those looking to have a good time by letting loose and partying until sunrise but it also is a great escape for families looking to bond and enjoy a peaceful summer vacation.
Travelling with small children or teenagers the island of Mykonos offers a variety of activities and locations to explore and experience. If you are looking to relax by the beach front and play with the waves, the island is full with beautiful family friendly beaches. Platis Gialos, Agari and Lia Beach are popular choices for fans of sandy shallow beaches. Keep yourself entertained playing different water sports, explore the sea by snorkeling through the calm waters or just build sand castles with your children and create priceless memories.
For history fans, the island of Mykonos, as every Greek island, has its own special history. Be sure to visit the Archeological Museum and take a glimpse of Mykonos during the Hellenistic Period. A vast collection of vases, ancient artifacts and more are waiting for you to explore. Highlights of the exhibition or a pithos un-earthed in 1961 depicting scenes from the Capture of Troy and an Archaic Hydria that embellishes designed floral patterns and horses. For a more recent taste of Mykonos’s history visit the Folklore Museum in Kastro, rich in antiquities from the 19th century and the Greek Revolution. Spot the differences between 19th century Greece and your country of origin by viewing vintage Greek clothing, accessories, furniture even fully decorated rooms according to that period of time. For another fully Greek experience visit the Maritime Museum and travel through the history and tradition of Greek Maritime. Housed in a 19th century Mykonian building, former home to Master of Merchant ship “Enosis” Nikolaos Sourmelis captain. This is an attraction that will definitely excite your family. In the same feel is the Paraportiani Church.
The most unique church on the island of Mykonos, it is great place to visit and be astonished by its different architecture styles: Byzantine, Vernacular, Traditional and Western. But don’t just stop at Mykonos, hop on a cruise from the cruise ship port and have a day trip at the island of Delos and go back in time by visiting the Temple of Apollo a Unesco World Wide heritage.
Travelling with small children or teenagers the island of Mykonos offers a variety of activities and locations to explore and experience.
For a more laidback holiday enjoy the views and streets of Mykonos by taking a guided walking tour of the town. Visit Mykonos’s iconic landmark the windmills and Little Venice where a row of buildings that date back to the 16th and 17th century still remain on the edge of the sea. Visit the Armenistis lighthouse a testimony of Mykono’s maritime history, or just stroll around the narrow streets where you will meet Petros, Mykonos’s most famous resident, the friendly pelican that has become the island’s mascot.
If adventure is what you are looking for go for a hike or visit a traditional organic farmhouse and come closer to the Mykonian traditional agriculture. For a bonding family experience take a family cooking class and get taught how to cook traditional Greek meals.
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