5 Facts about Mykonos you Probably Didn’t Know

There is still time to enjoy the last few weeks of summer, and if you haven’t managed to get a breakaway yet – Mykonos could be exactly what you are looking for. 

This Greek island attracts millions of tourists every year, and people come from all over the world to see this fabulous treasure of the Aegean sea. 

Here we let you know some facts you may not know about Mykonos that will make you want to visit there even more!

5 Facts about Mykonos you Probably Didn’t Know

It’s “The Island of the Winds”

Mykonos is a fantastic destination for those of you who like windsurfing. There are lots of different kinds of wind types on Mykonos which is what makes it so popular. 

It has strong summer winds which the locals call the Meltemi. They also have lots of options for both beginners and pros, and there is no shortage of beautiful beaches to test out the waters on.

5 Facts about Mykonos you Probably Didn’t Know

It has its Own Little Italian Village

Mykonos is also home to the picturesque Little Venice which is the most romantic hotspot in Mykonos. 

As it had lots of little fishing houses from the 18th Century that look directly onto the see – it has the feel of Venice about it which is what makes it so popular. 

You will now find that these fishing houses have been turned into cafes, bars, restaurants and shops – making it a beautiful place to visit. Little Venice is a busy little spot, so make sure you arrive early. 

5 Facts about Mykonos you Probably Didn’t Know

It has Lots of Luxury Accommodation

Luxury is all around at Mykonos – and it doesn’t stop with the accommodation.  You will find lots of beautiful luxury hotels on the island.

On top of this, there are lots of fabulous Mykonos villas for rent where you are guaranteed to find somewhere fantastic to stay on your trip. 

If you want something truly spectacular, be on the lookout for a Mykonos villa with an infinity pool.

5 Facts about Mykonos you Probably Didn’t Know

It’s a Hotspot for Celebrities

The popularity and decadence of Mykonos haven’t gone unnoticed by celebrities – so don’t be surprised if you are sipping on a cocktail or tucking into a beautiful dinner and you find an A-lister sitting right next to you.

The likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Mariah Carey and Billy Zane have been known to visit it. 

5 Facts about Mykonos you Probably Didn’t Know

Petros the Pelican is their Mascot

You may not have heard of Petros the Pelican before, but he is probably the most infamous animal that has ever graced Mykonos and is affectionately known as their mascot. 

He was named in 1958 after he was found injured by some local fishermen in 1958. He became so famous that he even had a movie star lifestyle in New York for a while.  Although he passed on in 1985, Petros is still a mascot of Mykonos.

If Mykonos was on your possibility list as a travel destination before summer goes to a close, hopefully, you will know a little more about it now!

5 Facts about Mykonos you Probably Didn’t Know

MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

This was a guest post by Rosana, she is a Business Management graduate from the United Kingdom, who is a mother of 2 that she adores greatly. She enjoys writing informative articles from her curiosity to explore meaningful topics and share her own knowledge on raising children. 

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5 Facts about Mykonos you Probably Didn’t Know
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