Mykonos is one of the top Greek Isle destinations. The island sits as the southern end of the country right in the heart of the Aegean Sea which is part of the lovely Mediterranean. You might be aware that the cities along the Mediterranean are some of the most beautiful and sought after vacation destinations anywhere. People come from all over Europe and the world to visit these cities and islands which include Sicily, Barcelona, Cannes, St. Tropez, Maltta, and Cyprus.
For backpackers who look to have a different type of experience than the usual traveler, coming to this region of Europe can present specific challenges. The cities can be expensive, difficult to navigate because of language and culture issues and because backpackers often like to go their own way, additional caution should be taken to make sure to not get into any trouble.
Mykonos is a popular destination for backpackers. Here are a few reasons why the Greek island is such a desirable stop for backpackers.
Backpackers typically stay in hostels or low end motels because price is typically an issue. However, in the case of Mykonos, you should forgo the hostel and stay at one of the beach hotels to get the most out of your time here. Although the prices certainly are more than a low cost hostel there is a beach hotel that offers great rooms and service at affordable prices. Check out Adorno Suites and you might be surprised at the prices you can pay and be right on the water. And unlike a hostel you will have privacy, safety, and your own private room and bathroom too.
Mykonos has as big a selection of food as any island in Greece and the prices fit into a backpacker’s budget. there are literally dozens of local food places ranging from food carts to restaurants that serve delicious local salads, lamb dishes and stews that will delight your palate and fill your stomach too.
The Free Activities
Rent a bike when you are Mykonos to get you around the city. They are cheap and rental shop are abundant. This will help you save on cab fares and many people use this form of transportation.
You can ride your bike to all of the free attractions available. They include:
- Many free beaches throughout the island.
- Architectural ruins sites where you can take photos and learn about the history of Mykonos.
- Free parks and museums that show artifacts, and art created on the island by local artists.
- Street fairs and festivals that happen throughout the year on the island.
A trip to Mykonos is a chance to step back in time and see how people lived 2,000 years ago. At the same time the island is beautiful and modern. There are literally hundreds of picture taking places that cannot be found anywhere else and that you will love to show your friends forever. So bring a good camera.
Backpacking on Mykonos is great because you can explore the island on your own terms. There is so much to see and do and it is a great place to relax and chill a bit. Use Adorno Suites as your headquarters and you can venture out each day to have fun and then come back to a beautiful room and a great pool.