I am thinking of heading to Mykonos this Christmas season to visit some people. I thought I would share some thoughts about what I can do there this time of year.
Like many other places in Europe, Mykonos also has its own version of Christmas markets. Wander around the charming alleys of the old town and discover festive stalls selling handmade crafts, traditional sweets, and local delicacies. The main market takes place in Manto Square, where you can also experience the lighting of the Christmas tree and carol singing.
Christmas celebrations in Mykonos follow the Greek Orthodox calendar, which means that the main festivities are held on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. You can attend the midnight Mass at one of the island's many churches, such as the Paraportiani Church, or witness the local traditions of kalanda (carol singing) and feasting on traditional dishes like avgolemono soup and roasted lamb.
There are some great shops on Mykonos. I can do my Christmas shopping here!
I visited Super Paradise Beach about ten years ago and really loved it. It had a nice energy - I love the beach and I loved the party atmosphere. I was there in June.
I want to visit Mykonos again sometime in the near future and I am curious - has it changed? I have been hearing stories of people going to Mykonos and not liking the experience, but I am not sure why. Some did say they thought it was too loud, some said it was expensive. It was loud and somewhat expensive back then but I still loved it. Have things changed or is it possible that the people who didn't like it simply didn't like the party vibe?
I will be in Mykonos for about 6-7 days but some of that will be taken up with a wedding and the related festivities.
I estimate I might have 4 full days to sightsee that don't involve the wedding. This isn't a lot of time. I will get at least one beach day, and I would like to get to know the island - its history, culture, etc.
I have heard mixed reviews about partying in Mykonos. Some really love it, some can't stand it. I love a good nightclub so I am hoping I will love it. I love to dance, too. I don't like anything over the top, just normal club vibes.
I did some preliminary research. What do you guys think?
- Skandinavian Bar
- Cavo Paradiso
I don't know how to tell if any of these are still open.
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