Mykonos’ amazing spring

Travelling to Mykonos during springtime is like receiving an upgrade to paradise’s first class! Everything around you seems to be perfectly balanced; not too hot, not too windy, front-line sunbeds available at the most popular beaches, fair chances for an empty table at fancy restaurants, private-like guided tours in the archaeological site of the nearby sacred Delos Island, and wide smiles from the locals who have been eagerly waiting for their guests during the winter and are now delighted to see you. Mykonos is a spectacular destination to visit all year-round, but the period before the summer frenzy is probably the best!

In spring, most cafes and bars are open, offering personalized service as they are not yet crowded. The same applies to restaurants, where you can enjoy fresh fish or even an omelet without having to wait in line. It’s also a great time to engage in friendly conversations with the island’s permanent residents, who are more than willing to share stories about Mykonos’ glorious past, and suggest the best places to enjoy local delicacies. Follow their advice, as spring is the best time to visit local farms and wineries, where you can taste the best of what the island has to offer. Greek people, especially those on the islands, are renowned for their hospitality and are always eager to make new friends.

If you are a water sports fan, spring is the perfect time for some serious fun, as most of the organized beaches are open but not very crowded yet. Back in Chora (the town of Mykonos), you will have plenty of space and comfort to enjoy a relaxed shopping tour, sip some good coffee and visit the local Museums, such as the famous archaeological one that was built in the 20th century to house excavations from the islands of Delos and Rineia.

Alternatively, you can hang around the famous Windmills in Kato Mili, one of Mykonos’ grand trademarks visible from every point of the Town. Built in the 16th century by the Venetians, the Windmills were primarily used to mill wheat.

From the Windmills, you can also enjoy a view of the notorious Little Venice, a picturesque and romantic neighborhood with small houses lining the waterfront. Today, these houses operate as bars, cafes, shops, and art galleries.

Before you leave Mykonos, make sure to visit the Armenistis lighthouse, built in 1891 after the sinking of a British steamship near the north coast of the island. Located less than 10km away from Mykonos Town, its position above the Aegean Sea offers beautiful views of spectacular sunsets that will leave you longing to return to this magical scenery!