Mykonos holidays take you to a small island in the Aegean Sea, fairly close to the Greek mainland. Owing to its very low rainfall, it is possibly the least verdant of all Greek isles. With sparse vegetation on its hills which reach a height of a little over one thousand feet, its attraction lies in its pretty towns and villages, its old thatched windmills that dominate the skyline above Chora the principal town, its wonderful beaches and its warm and friendly atmosphere. The guarantee of long, hot, dry days, good accommodation and pleasant service make cheap Mykonos holidays a very popular choice. Young and old, families and couples can all enjoy a relaxing break by the sea. The beaches in the south are ideal for those with young children where the waters are calm and shallow, and those in the north are perfect for wind surfing and sailing. Mykonos has resorts to satisfy young adults looking for a lively nightlife as well as those who want to spend their evenings enjoying a relaxing family meal, or couples looking for a romantic dinner under the stars. Mykonos is known as being particularly gay friendly and there is an abundance of gay bars and clubs.
Chora is a very attractive town and the windmills on the hills above are a well known landmark with their distinctive thatched roofs. Built in the sixteenth century by the Venetians, they were still in use at the beginning of the twentieth century. The town has a very picturesque waterfront, Little Venice, dating from the eighteenth century. Build by rich merchants, the houses have balconies that overhang the water. Many are now restaurants or small shops. Chora has many beautiful churches, the most famous being Panagia Paraportiani, the Church of Our Lady. It took over two hundred years to build and it is easy to see why. If you enjoy visiting archaeological sites, take the short boat trip to Delos Island, a World Heritage Site, said to be the birthplace of the gods of Apollo and Artemis.
A number of regional airports have flights to Mykonos which helps to make your journey shorter and easier. You can check on the Cheekytrip website for the availabilty of holidays from your local airport. Catch an early plane on a cool, grey morning and by lunch time you can enjoy an al fresco meal overlooking the sea. The season is long, from early spring to late autumn with temperatures rising into thirties in the height of the summer. The winds for which the island is noted have a tempering effect on the heat so that it rarely feels uncomfortably hot. Low cost Mykonos holidays have a range of accommodation to suit all budgets. Don't make the assumption that the all inclusive holidays will be beyond your means. Do check the tariffs, especially when travelling with children as you may be pleasantly surprised at the good value they offer. There are restaurants, tavernas, bars and pubs serving such a variety of cuisine that even the most fussy eater can find something to satisfy their appetite.
If you think a Mykonos holiday sounds great, you'll be even more pleased when you see the prices. Cheekytrip is a price comparison site with access to offers from over three dozen holiday companies, including some of the market leaders. Since they are all competing for your booking, you are certain to get a discounted Mykonos holiday. Offers change daily so if you find what you are looking for, make that call and book today.