A Mykonos boat charter is an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the most popular and most high profile of the islands in the Cyclades. There is no denying that Mykonos Town gets crowded in high season – August is particularly busy – but it is still delightful and picturesque with whitewashed houses and hundreds of tiny churches, chapels and shrines.
The nightlife is wildly exciting in Mykonos. The locals don’t bat an eyelid, their tolerance enhanced by an appreciation of how important this tourism is to the local economy. The streets of the town are labyrinthine – supposedly designed that way to confuse the pirates who plagued the island in the 18th and 19th centuries and now having the same effect on visiting tourists.
The Archaeological, Folklore and Maritime Museums are worth a visit, as is Lena’s House – a restored and furnished middle-class home from the 19th century. Little Venice and Alefkandhra is packed with art galleries, trendy shops, plus more bars and restaurants than you could imagine on an island this size!
The beaches on the south coast of the island tend to be crowded in high season, with many of them pumping out music 24/7, but Pasarou is a pretty stretch of white sand fringed by reeds and is a little quieter. It has a great fish restaurant on the waterfront in N’Ammos. On the north coast, Panormos Bay is sheltered from the seasonal meltemi wind and has two lovely sheltered beaches – Panormos and Ayios Sostis – where you can anchor your Mykonos yacht for a quiet afternoon of swimming and snorkeling.