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acamp7

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I am still trying to decide if I should visit Mykonos and am still completely on the fence. Then, I bump into photos like this and I start thinking that I want to go again. But then, I read that it is expensive and I decide to skip it. I keep going back and forth! Maybe it will help if I see some of your photos of the place? Or maybe a photo of a place you think I should visit instead?

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Deborah

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I hesitated to reply because it will seem as though I’m putting Mykonos down - and I’m not. It was one of the very first islands that I visited in 1974 and I have some beautiful photos of the traditional Cycladic way of life (like these gorgeous windmills) and some incredible memories that prompted me to return to Greece year after year!

The one question you have to ask yourself is what kind of vacation are you seeking? Are you looking for upscale accommodation, days spent on the beach, and celebrity-worthy party nightlife - or - something more laid-back; traditional; with more possibilities for activities such as hiking, historical sites, exploration, and the chance to interact with local people? Once you decide this, you will know if Mykonos and the expense is worth it to you. Santorini is also very popular, expensive, and has probably the most surprising and stunning scenery (outside perhaps of the Monasteries of Meteora) of all of Greece. Nonetheless, ALL locations in Greece have their own unique beauty; you really can’t go wrong. It mostly depends on what you’d like to do. I hope that this helps.
 
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Lotjeurope

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I am still trying to decide if I should visit Mykonos and am still completely on the fence. Then, I bump into photos like this and I start thinking that I want to go again. But then, I read that it is expensive and I decide to skip it. I keep going back and forth! Maybe it will help if I see some of your photos of the place? Or maybe a photo of a place you think I should visit instead?

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It is as expensive as you want it to be. Don't go to the beaches where they ask 50 euro for a sunbed.
We've been to town this year (and to Delos). It was allright. We ain't party people so don't know how much that costs. Restaurants and regular bars/coffeeshops are not too expensive and town is nice for 3 nights.
 

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acamp7

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It is as expensive as you want it to be. Don't go to the beaches where they ask 50 euro for a sunbed.
We've been to town this year (and to Delos). It was allright. We ain't party people so don't know how much that costs. Restaurants and regular bars/coffeeshops are not too expensive and town is nice for 3 nights.
That's where I am leaning - to spend just a few nights here and then move on to somewhere else. Our group is large - and not all of us can stay for an extended period of time. This is helpful, thanks!
 
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acamp7

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I hesitated to reply because it will seem as though I’m putting Mykonos down - and I’m not. It was one of the very first islands that I visited in 1974 and I have some beautiful photos of the traditional Cycladic way of life (like these gorgeous windmills) and some incredible memories that prompted me to return to Greece year after year!

The one question you have to ask yourself is what kind of vacation are you seeking? Are you looking for upscale accommodation, days spent on the beach, and celebrity-worthy party nightlife - or - something more laid-back; traditional; with more possibilities for activities such as hiking, historical sites, exploration, and the chance to interact with local people? Once you decide this, you will know if Mykonos and the expense is worth it to you. Santorini is also very popular, expensive, and has probably the most surprising and stunning scenery (outside perhaps of the Monasteries of Meteora) of all of Greece. Nonetheless, ALL locations in Greece have their own unique beauty; you really can’t go wrong. It mostly depends on what you’d like to do. I hope that this helps.
A few in our party are insisting that they want to see the party scene, but the rest of the group is reluctant because of the expense, and they don't like to party as much. This trip has been crazy to coordinate because the group is so large, and not everyone's days are overlapping (some can stay for a week, others just a few days...) - given that, trying to get to an island may not be our best bet unless we stay for just a few days in Mykonos and then move on to somewhere more laid back. Thank you for chiming in!
 
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I don't have a pic to share but I want to chime in about Mykonos. It can be nuts, especially in peak season. If any in your party are reluctant I vote to skip it. The ones who don't like chaotic party scenes will drag the whole party down. This happened to me. I had someone in my group drag us all down and they had a terrible time and had to spend a bunch of money. I suggest trying to find a consensus - a great place in Greece everyone can be excited about.
 
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