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My cousin and I are going to be visiting Mykonos this summer and are wondering if you have any youth hostels that you have been to that you recommend. We love to meet new people when travelling, especially from all around the world! It always seems like Greece is the best place to make friends...What has your experience been?
 
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One of the most popular ones in Mykonos is called Paraga Beach Hostel & Camping. Many hostels are campsites or have campsites in addition to hostel accommodation. In Greece, that's usually how University students will travel the islands, through camping or RV's. There aren't too too many hostels although you can find super cheap (usually run down) hotels for 40 euros a night.
 
My cousin and I are going to be visiting Mykonos this summer and are wondering if you have any youth hostels that you have been to that you recommend. We love to meet new people when travelling, especially from all around the world! It always seems like Greece is the best place to make friends...What has your experience been?
I used to live and work in Tourism industry in Mykonos....so here is the best camping/Hostel in Mykonos... over 50 years old..... A dear friend of mine Freddie opened in back in the Hippie days of 70s....now transformed into a very cool and stylish settings..you will have an amazing time,so much going on in Paradise Beach.
Paradise Beach - CAMPING - Mykonos
+30 2289 022129
A very happening place... Live DJs, lots of different kinds of food and BBQ,
Also Paraga beach camping as mentioned behind Paradise Beach.... different level of accomodation, much smaller and nice, fantastic beach front location, cool area!
Paraga Beach Hostel & Camping
+30 2289 025915
Have a lot of fun... Extremely busy in July and August...
Here is a new comer in Mykonos, hostel with exceptional reviews
Mycocoon Hostel Mykonos
+30 2289 078924
 
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I used to live and work in Tourism industry in Mykonos....so here is the best camping/Hostel in Mykonos... over 50 years old..... A dear friend of mine Freddie opened in back in the Hippie days of 70s....now transformed into a very cool and stylish settings..you will have an amazing time,so much going on in Paradise Beach.
Paradise Beach - CAMPING - Mykonos
+30 2289 022129
A very happening place... Live DJs, lots of different kinds of food and BBQ,
Also Paraga beach camping as mentioned behind Paradise Beach.... different level of accomodation, much smaller and nice, fantastic beach front location, cool area!
Paraga Beach Hostel & Camping
+30 2289 025915
Have a lot of fun... Extremely busy in July and August...
Always so nice to see you advice on here Hash. You are truly a Mykonos expert. I wish I was young enough to go to hostels but those days are over ahaha
 
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Always so nice to see you advice on here Hash. You are truly a Mykonos expert. I wish I was young enough to go to hostels but those days are over ahaha
Who said those days are over?....Siga!!!...On the contrary.... after we relocated from Mykonos we went for a short holiday and I didn't want to down memory lane in Kalafatis so we stayed at Paraga beach camping....and guess what?.....we met older generations like us travelling with their sons and daughters staying in wooden huts ....so basic and minimal,it was heavenly, just a mattress and a small fan!...and all mingling and having a good time, very nice atmosphere and had sleep less nights too!!😁....forgot how noisy the Wow Wow dogoo dogoo music sounded like!!.....and I should know...I organised the MTV Mediterranean Dance Tour with 40 Killowat sound systems at Hard Rock Café ...so don't give up on those days, bring them back....oh I nearly forgot to say.....on the Paradise Beach there is a beach bar....in one corner they had a mountain of empty champagne bottles only on display....I have never seen so many empty champagne bottles in my life before...we are talking Moët,Vive Cliqout, Pommery, Crystal and some 10 litres empties as well😁...I think the young ones had a roaring times.....
 

Nightlife question about Mykonos

I have seen footage of fun-looking club atmospheres on Mykonos. I went last year and couldn't find those parties! I want to try again the next time I am in Greece, probably in September.

I’d love to find places that strike a balance between great music (preferably a mix of international and local beats), a lively but not overly crowded atmosphere, and of course, stunning settings that scream ‘Mykonos’!

Does anyone have personal favorites or hidden gems they'd be willing to share?

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Visiting Ano Mera in Mykonos?

'm currently planning a trip to Mykonos and have been hearing a lot about a village called Ano Mera. From the snippets I've read online, it seems like a place rich in history with some wonderful local dining options, but I haven't been able to gather much detailed information.

I'm particularly interested in understanding the best time to visit, must-see attractions, and any dining recommendations you all might have. Additionally, if there are any local customs or cultural aspects I should be aware of before visiting, that would be incredibly helpful!

If anyone has visited Ano Mera or has insights into making the most out of a trip there, I'd genuinely appreciate your advice and suggestions. Any tips on navigating the area, hidden gems, or just general do's and don'ts would also be greatly valued.

Favorite Beaches on Mykonos

I know that people have mixed feelings about the beaches of Mykonos, but I plan to go this year. I've been in the past and wanted to share my three favorites:

1. Elia Beach​

  • Elia is the longest sandy beach in Mykonos, offering a less crowded experience. It's ideal for those who want to relax and enjoy crystal-clear waters.
  • Tip: Try the water sports facilities there — I don't enjoy it but my family members report that this is fun. They've rented jet skis.

2. Paradise Beach​

  • As the name suggests, Paradise Beach is lovely. It's known for the party scene, but during the day it isn't bad. They just play DJ music while you're at the beach, and there's a lively bar.
  • Note: Leave before the evening parties start if that's not your scene. I love the energy during the day but I have to be in the mood for the music.

3. Psarou Beach​

  • Psarou might allure you with its upscale vibe and excellent beachside services. It's all about luxury yachts, boutique shops, and high-end dining.
  • Recommendation: Don't miss the opportunity to snorkel in these beautiful waters. It's very serene here in general.

Advice for an extended stay in Mykonos

I plan to be on Mykonos for about a month over the summer and I honestly feel like I am a bit late to the party securing a rental for that long. I am not seeing much on airbnb.

That could change as more properties become available... I don't know.

Am I missing something? Are there other networks that people use when going to Mykonos that I maybe haven't thought of? I don't want to move mid trip but I guess I could. Like do a week here and there. It could give me a chance to see different things on the island.

Shopping from local artisans while in Mykonos question

I'm planning a trip to Mykonos soon and one thing I'm really excited about is exploring the local artisan scene. I've heard that the island is home to many talented craftsmen and artists, and I'd love to bring back some unique and authentic souvenirs.

However, I'm not quite sure where to start or what to look for when shopping from local artisans. I'd really appreciate any tips or recommendations from those who have experience with this.

Do you have any favorite artisan shops or markets in Mykonos that you would recommend? What are some typical items or crafts that I should keep an eye out for? Any advice on how to distinguish authentic, locally made products from mass-produced tourist trinkets?

I'm also interested in learning about any cultural or historical significance behind certain artisanal crafts on the island. Understanding the stories behind the products would definitely enhance my shopping experience.
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