B. Well… Mykonos! One of the most famous islands in the entire world. In Mykonos you can find a variety of people types: billionaires, millionaires, celebrities, party people, crazy people and no ones. Yes, I was one of the no ones who visited the place to see what the fuzz was about.
When I visited Mykonos I was relatively young and perhaps I was one of the party people. Or at least I tried to be. I went there in July with a couple of friends to drink and party mostly. To get there we travelled from Athens by ferry and get this! We had no place to stay. Wild times… Fortunately, while we were at the harbour we asked around and one of the guys managed to find a place for us to stay in the islands main village, the so-called Chora if I’m not mistaken. Nice place, fair price, perfect.
Once we settled in, we immediately went out in search of “refreshments”. The plan was to visit the most popular beaches, drink a bit, go home, sleep, drink and go out to party.
And so we did… Or at least we tried to. Honestly, I was quite disappointed – probably I set the bar too high. The beaches beautiful yes, yet the water was quite cold and sand was kind of “rocky” – not quite soft and grainy (if that’s a word).
Food, and in general everything were quite expensive and of bad quality compared to what you can get elsewhere, anywhere in Greece. But ok… let’s say that wasn’t one of the trip’s goals; the goal was to party hard.
So one day we skipped the beach, we had a good day’s sleep to power up and woke up at night to start drinking in preparation of going out. By 02:00 – that is when the “nice” clubs open – I was pretty wasted. If my memory serves me right we went to Cavo Paradiso thereafter. The place was awesome, an open-air club, pretty packed and yet comfortable. The music however, that another story. I mean there’s only so much trance and house music I can take during a night. I was forcing my self to drink even more, dance, talk to girls, have fun… By 05:00, regardless of my drinking, I felt sober with quite the headache. I was quite disappointed.
As you can see from this post, there aren’t many photos, not many interesting things to say about the island. Nonetheless, in my short time there, I did form an opinion for the island: expensive, loud and overrated. Of course, to be fair, that’s only half of the island. From what I recently learned, Mykonos has another side, a completely opposite side. Relatively cheaper places, much better quality, quiet, iconic. This seems to be more in-line with my current self and most likely I will give the better-half a visit and Mykonos another chance.
P.S. It’s very windy! You’ll most likely need something autumnish or springish to wear at nights (unless you drink a lot).