Cheap Flights to Mykonos
The whitewashed buildings of Mykonos sprawled out along the shore of the blue Aegean Sea provide a striking contrast to the sea and sky, making this charming island one of the most popular destinations for those visiting Greece. Little Byzantine churches, winding stone pathways and graceful windmills keep Mykonos locked in a past age when the pace of life was slower, and those who visit this hauntingly beautiful island can expect sun-filled days, fresh food from the sea and glimpses of life in a simpler time. Mykonos Island National Airport (JMK) is located just 3 miles from the city of Mykonos and acts as a gateway to this island adventure.
Mykonos Island National Airport
Flights to Mykonos Island National Airport are easily accessed from mainland Europe on some of the major airlines, including British Airways, EasyJet, Aegean Airlines and Germanwings. While the terminal is small, passengers on flights to Mykonos will have access to duty-free shopping, ATMs and snack bars after landing. The airport is just minutes from town with taxis and hotel shuttle buses providing the bulk of transportation to and from town. A ride in a taxi will cost around $8, but during the busy summer months, a public bus will cost just $2. Visitors can also rent a car or scooter to get around the island.
Attractions in Mykonos
Those who love photography will have no end of beautiful oceanic vistas and idyllic windmills to capture on film. Local windmills, with their thatched roofs and whitewashed walls, lend a bucolic and timeless air to this pretty island. Found on the western end of the island, the windmills are perfectly placed to enjoy views of the setting sun on the ocean.
The architecture on Mykonos is famous, especially in the Little Venice section right on the shore where dozens of buildings of all shapes and sizes crowd together on a strip of land jutting into the sea. This area contains some of the finest restaurants on the island as well as little shops to explore. The Byzantine-era Panagia Paraportiani is a beautiful example of a pastoral church and is one of the most popular places to visit on Mykonos.
Hints and Tips for Visiting Mykonos
In the summer, temperatures on Mykonos can rise into the 80s or even higher. While the days are warm and dry during the summer months, winter drops into the cool 50s, and the island experiences a short rainy season in early spring. Winter is also the time of the Sirocco, a dry wind that blows across the Mediterranean from North Africa.
Fresh seafood prepared with faithful attention to local Mediterranean ingredients is the hallmark of Mykonos cuisine, and many of the restaurants in town will charge a premium for these delectable dishes. Visitors can expect to spend $60 or more per couple at a mid-range restaurant, and eateries closest to the seashore offer incredible views from their dining rooms. The Mykonos Summer Festival brings visitors and inhabitants together for an island-wide event that includes art shows and concerts.
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