Hidden Gems

See the secret side of Mykonos with yacht charters in Greece

By Jenny Wilson
on  August 24, 2016

When you think of Mykonos, you almost certainly imagine an island that parties non-stop around the clock. Whilst this is undoubtedly true, Mykonos has a softer side with plenty to entertain those whose idea of fun is not dancing until dawn.

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The village of Ano Mera is one of those perfect settlements where you can enjoy Greece as the locals do. There are animals grazing, crops growing and – to top it all off – the fabulous monastery of Panagia Tourliani in the main square. Admire the wooden carvings of the monastery’s interior before enjoying a drink and a spot of people-watching in the sunshine.

Greece is blessed with thousands of churches, each celebrating their special saint’s day during the year. If you are lucky enough to be visiting when one of these local celebrations, known as a panigiri, is taking place, you are definitely in for a treat.

The beaches on Mykonos are rightly famous and consequently draw the crowds, but there are plenty of more secluded ones to explore if you know where to look. Explore the north of the island to find quieter spots at Tigani and Fokos, which are blissfully free from tourist development; alternatively, head south to romantic Kapari to watch the sunset.

The island of Mykonos has plenty to offer in terms of vibrant nightlife, but yacht charters in Greece are the perfect way to see the other delights that can be found here.

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