It’s Greek to me. Why don’t the Greeks obey the simplest rule such as safety? Or perhaps that’s just it…it’s Greek to the Greeks. I recently spent ten days in Mykonos and, on a day to day basis, spending time on an island is carefree but, safety does not seem to B! in the Greek equation.
We stayed in an area called Agios Ioannis in a villa organised by ‘Aqvaliving Mykonos’. The beauty about this area was that it was only 10 minutes to the centre of town by car and about another ten minutes to most of the beaches on the island. The restaurants in town are busy, alive and fun. The shopping is all about island shopping and no such thing as time.
Crazy Mykonos is known to many as the party animal island. Take a walk on the wild side during summer and go with the flow. Buzz around on a quad bike, Vespa or moped but dont expect them to give you a helmet, this seems to B! par for the course. It is mind boggling in this day and age that this is not a priority, but that’s just how it rolls.
Negotiating oncoming traffic, like buses can B! a tight squeeze on narrow dirt roads with sharp bends and roads that all look the same, heading in the direction of one of the hot spots, Tropicana, Paranga, and Super Paradise. Here time stands still as gyrating bodies move to the beats and to the likes of Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Benny Benassi and Swedish House Mafia, until the sun comes up and a new day is born.
The name of the game on Mykonos is Moolah! A table at Cavo Paradiso can B! anything between 1 and 3 thousand Euros a night. Partying up a storm day and night is expensive so keep this in mind. If you don’t want a table then the entrance fee is B!tween 30/40 Euros and drinks are unfeasibly expensive – bottles of Bacardi Breezes 10 euros each and manky Mythos beer 8 euros. The euro-trash can easily drop a couple of grand a night and think nothing of it.
Mykonos does not sleep. It is as buzzy at midnight and it is buzzy at midday. Shopping at night is fun; it’s exciting, different and not too hot. Think nothing of milling around on the streets at 2 in the morning – it is safe to walk – and you will still find shops open at that hour. If you want a crazy time mixed with a super chill factor and wind in your hair, cocktails and good food, then Mykonos is definitely on the agenda.
My personal experience on Mykonos was to spend time with good friends and to celebrate a birthday bash with my great girlfriend Milly. Which was all that we hoped it would B?