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kosta_karapinotis

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Mykonos is one of those Greek islands that just can't escape its reputation of being expensive. I love this video because it gives you an honest look at how expensive the island can actually be. As always, take it with a grain of salt because you can truly make anything affordable in Greece by being smart and planning ahead.

 

Hash

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Mykonos is one of those Greek islands that just can't escape its reputation of being expensive. I love this video because it gives you an honest look at how expensive the island can actually be. As always, take it with a grain of salt because you can truly make anything affordable in Greece by being smart and planning ahead.

Excellent video Costa, terrific content coverage.... great blog! Grekotel in Psarou is one of the best hotels and extremely professionally managed..... They got lucky with โ‚ฌ300 bill @ Nammos ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚The Taxis are the most Extortionately expensive...and no one has the power to challenge them!... I will add more later on... Thanks for your post!... Fillya
 
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blopez34

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Excellent video Costa, terrific content coverage.... great blog! Grekotel in Psarou is one of the best hotels and extremely professionally managed..... They got lucky with โ‚ฌ300 bill @ Nammos ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚The Taxis are the most Extortionately expensive...and no one has the power to challenge them!... I will add more later on... Thanks for your post!... Fillya
Wow, I always thought that I could barter in Greece, especially with the taxi drivers
 
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Hash

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Wow, I always thought that I could barter in Greece, especially with the taxi drivers
Really?.... not in Mykonos.... here is a true story..a few years ago we arrived at Mykonos Airport with 1 hour to spare before catching our Ferry to Syros from Tourlos...in comes a Taxi.... now remember I lived in Mykonos for many years and I knew all the Taxi Drivers and all the people I knew were busy to assist us..!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚....he wanted โ‚ฌ75 for 5 Kms? journey.... says Palikari Afto iney Timmy mu....in comes another one...he wanted โ‚ฌ65๐Ÿ˜‚....he recognised me and said Edho isey?....we had just arrived after 4 flights..and were exhausted......so comes the third one... this time from my village Ano Mera... recognises me .... says...Filey...ya Sena....โ‚ฌ25....๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.....so the YouTube video and the taxi services they have in a limousine is excellent and exceptionally good...and it is from Grekotel...this makes all the difference!.... Kalley Mera...all good fun.... remind me to tell you about our experience in a taxi from Thai border to Siam Reap for 3 hours on a muddy gravel road... first time I saw windscreen wipers working full speed without water spray..!!. felt like we were in car rally!!...and our backsides very sore for a few days!!.. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
 

k_tsoukalas

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From what I remember, Santorini can be expensive. I recall the taxi situation is not prime for bartering because the number of taxis is limited - the island won't allow a lot. Supply and demand I guess. It's fun there, though! This is a great video, by the way.
 

My Mykonos recommendations for a 3 day weekend

Mykonos is one of the most fun islands to go to!! It has some of the best beaches, nightlife and daytime activities. Here is a layout of what I would recommend for a three day trip to Mykonos :)

Day 1:
- Paralia Megali Ammos beach
- Lunch at Pelican restaurant
- Visit Windmills of Mykonos
- Super Paradise Beach Club

Day 2:
- Paralia Korfos
- Ride around the island with 4 wheelers
- Parasailing at Super Paradise Beach
- Dinner at Kastro's Restaurant

Day 3:
- Armenistis Lighthouse
- Lunch at Nautilus
- Psarrou Beach
- Monastery Of Panagia Tourliani
- Dinner at To Maereio

Visit the folklore museum in Mykonos

The folklore museum is one of the best ways to get to know the culture and heritage of Mykonos. Personally I find it very important to get to know the culture of the places that you visit, it provides really great context to your present day visit of Mykonos and you will start to notice the remnants of the history in the present day architecture, music and food all across the island. This museum is located near the neighborhood of Kastro in Chora.

Even Petro the Pelican loves Beautiful Koristia in Mykonos!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

Is Mykonos noisy at night?

Don't get me wrong, I am super excited to see all of the nightlife in Mykonos when I visit this summer, but I am a little concerned about the noise level at night past 2 am. Is it still noisy at this time? I don't stay out too too late, and I would love to be able to get some sleep after I come back home from the day. What is everyones experience? And is every area noisy? Or is the nightlife located in a central place that is easy to avoid when booking a hotel? Thank you in advance!!

Mykonos Bar Taken To Court By American Tourists For Charging โ‚ฌ600 For Two Drinks And A Meze !

Sadly nothing directly will happen to this place..... and no-one has the power to shut them down......yes they will be fined...so what?....There are countless negative reviews on Tripadvisor which I have already posted.....the way I have understood this is that they believe this is media exposure to enhance further business....I have lived and worked in Tourism Industry in various parts and I must say this is spectacularly show biz style negative PR ..... ripping off Travellers is not new in Mykonos.....I will ask my friends who are born and live there what the motives are behind this to allow this situation get out of control....
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/06/02/mykonos-bar-american-tourists/
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