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Myknonos - Greece for beginners

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CrabappleCake Mon 06-Nov-17 12:03:12

Seen a good deal to Mykonos in May. Haven't been to Greece before. Would it be a good place to go for 50 year old couple, who aren't into partying, like walking and good food.

Don't really just want to sit on a beach all day either...

KalaLaka Mon 06-Nov-17 12:08:54

I haven't been to Mykonos, but I would recommend Crete. Chania/Xania or Agios Nikolaos would be ideal; about hersonissos and malia.

Crete has enough going on regarding culture/ancient sites and amazing walks, as well as beautiful beaches. Incredible villages to visit.

mrsnec Mon 06-Nov-17 12:19:21

It might be too cool to swim in the sea or pools at that time of year.

Mykonos is beautiful and I am sure its suitable for a couple of your age. It has some nightlife but its not lairy and there are great restaurants and shops. I think its becoming popular with cruise companies niw though and certain parts of the island get crowded when the ships are in.

I found Mykonos expensive compared to other parts of Greece. I have never been to Crete but its on my wish list and I would chose Chania. I also love the look of Santorini but I think Mykonos has nicer beaches.

bananafanana1 Mon 06-Nov-17 22:43:10

For a typical Greek feel, loads of rooftop restaurants, lovely beaches, relaxing nightlife and nice shops to potter around try Lindos in Rhodes. Try the Exclusively Lindos website (Sorry maybe not helpful if you’re looking at Mykonos!) grin

Bamboofordinneragain Sat 18-Nov-17 06:11:01

Fly to Mykonos, have a look round the old town, then get a ferry to one of the nearby islands. Sifnos is a top pick if you like walking and food.

Booboostwo Sat 18-Nov-17 07:13:32

Mykonos is probably the most popular island. It is beautiful, architecturally preserved, long sandy beaches and incredible sunsets. It has a lot of shopping and is expensive as it is popular with the rich set and it has a lot of bars as it is popular with the party set.

If you like a busy, fun island then it's the one for you. If you want something quieter then try Sifnos, Mylos, Serifos, etc. If you want something bigger with more archeological sites then Crete is the place.

May will be plenty warm enough in Greece to swim.

LoniceraJaponica Sat 18-Nov-17 21:22:57

Mykonos always used to have a reputation as a party island. I don't know whether that has changed. Crete is wonderful. We have been twice - both times in May, and combined lazing around with sightseeing.

Last time we went we stayed at the Castello Boutique Hotel. I can't recommend it highly enough. Everything about it ticked all the right boxes - from the moment we walked into the hotel and were warmly greeted by the staff to the rooms, public areas and food. Having just checked on TripAdvisor they are still getting it right (we went 3 years ago.

shila40 Wed 22-Nov-17 07:59:02

May is a good time to visit Greece. Don't know about Mykonos, I have been to Santorini, a charming island, very fit for a 50 year old couple. lots of sightseeing and beautiful beaches.

very recommended!

shila40 Wed 22-Nov-17 08:00:29

have an article about santorini


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