Follow our Tips for family friendly holidays in Mykonos and enjoy this amazing island in Cyclades.
Families Should Know
- Siesta time in between 3-5 pm in Mykonos, and many stores might be closed during this time.
- Be prepared to pay a high price for sunbeds/ umbrellas, but even worse, you might see the sign “reserved” on some of them.
- Head to the beach early or very late so that you will not be disappointed.
Recommendations By Locals
- For frozen yogurt, go to Yogurt Berry (+30 2289 078588).
- Our favourite Greek souvlaki in Mykonos is Pontus (Οβελιστήριον ο Πόντος)
- For coffee, juices and snacks, go to ODE Mykonos; some locals might know as Palia Aigli.
- Mamalouka is the favourite Greek restaurant of the Greeks. There is a lovely garden too.
- Ftelia is a nice beach restaurant with sea views at Ftelia Beach.
- If you fancy meat, go to Uno Con Carne (steak house /oyster house).
- If you find yourself near the airport, stop at Flora Supermarket. This is one of he trendiest supermarkets in Europe, and it even has a DJ!
- If you are a waterpark lover, go to “Watermania” near Elia.
- For horseback riding with professional riding instructors, there is a school located in Ano Mera.
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Have you already seen the photos of Obama visiting in Athens the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum? On Wednesday, November 16, U.S. President Barack Obama visited two of the most famous attractions in Greece, the Acropolis monument as well as the Acropolis museum.
President Obama entered the Acropolis citadel through the Propylaea and walked along the Parthenon, the temple which was dedicated to the goddess Athena, the patron god of the city of Athens. The 5th Century B.C. Parthenon temple was built by Ictinus and is surrounded these days by scaffolding. From the Acropolis hilltop, President Obama enjoyed an amazing view of the Greek capital. The whole site was closed for his visit.
Greece’s government has hailed Obama’s visit, as it is the first official visit of a sitting U.S. president since 1999, when Bill Clinton visited Greece.
Although the President traveled solo, without Michelle Obama or his family, he visited two of the top family attractions in Athens. He got so impressed that he promised he will come back soon… this time with his family and for much needed vacations!
Right after the tours he gave a speech where he strongly supported the value of democracy and the significance of the ancient Greek civilization.
Obama Visited the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. How about you? Now it is your turn!
As of May 2016, American Airlines will commence the seasonal connection between Athens and Philadelphia.
There will be daily flights with an Airbus A330-300 aircraft, with 27 Business Class seats, 259 Economy Class seats and an individual entertainment in-flight system for every passenger.
Get ready to book your flights at www.aa.com
KidsLoveGreece.com can help you plan your family stay in Greece. We offer free family planning services which suit a wide range of travel needs. All you have to do is email us at info [@] kidslovegreece.com
Have a safe flight!
What does Zadar, Athens, Plovdiv, Nantes, The Azores Islands, Paris, Novi Sad, Brussels, Kotor, Milan, Prague, Rome, Vienna, Madrid and Nicosia have in common?
The answer is: all of these destinations competed for the prestigious title of Best European Destination 2016. After a three weeks’ period of online voting, on February 10 and after more than 288,000 votes, Zadar in Croatia was elected Best European Destination 2016 and won the title.
We are really proud of Athens which was voted as the second Best European Destination for 2016!
See below the list of the top 15 destinations for 2016.
- The Azores Islands
- Novi Sad
Last year, Athens came in third place in the prestigious electronic pool for best European destination.
Source: European Best Destinations
While it is fun to plan your own adventures while you are on vacation, there are times when hiring a tour guide for a special trip is beneficial. After talking to hundreds of parents, we have summarized below the benefits of having a tour guide in Greece. And do not forget… our team knows the best organizers of family-friendly guides in Greece (for private and group).
- Invest in knowledgeable and experienced kid-friendly tour guide
Choosing a family-friendly guided tour guide means investing in knowledge and experience, something that cannot be beaten no matter how much you research ahead of your trip.
Professional tour guides are very experienced in what they do and they will have undergone a training program to gain qualifications in travel and history, meaning your trip to the Acropolis and other archaeological sites in Greece will be so much richer than if you were to plan it on your own.
2. Maximizing learning opportunities while traveling
A holiday that involves more than lying on a beach can be an incentive for your family to get active and go home feeling a little more educated than you were before you came. A fun-filled trip in which you take in local historical sites can leave your kids full of energy and inspired to learn more about Greece.
3. Family-friend tour guides make sightseeing sound exciting
Not all tour guides work well with children; the most knowledgeable guide sometimes might overwhelm children with detailed facts resulting in loss of interest. All tour guides recommended by the Kids Love Greece team are using family friendly guides and those who offer private guided tours always customize their tours and programs to the needs of each family.
4. Immerse Yourself in Local Life
As well as knowing the facts about the places that your family are visiting, a tour guide will be aware of local culture and traditions and will be able to provide extra information that you do not read about in brochures.
5. Enjoy an Action-Packed Holiday even if you have limited time
A family friendly tour guide is a great option for those who are only staying in Greece for a short period of time. If you want to pack in as much as you can on your vacation you will not want to waste time trying to find out where to go, how to get there and the best ways around—let the tour guide do everything for you.
By allowing a tour guide to do all of the organizing, you and your family can kick back and relax on the beach in-between tours. Nobody likes cranky kids and frustrated parents while on vacation so let your tour guide choose appropriate tour for your family, such as the Acropolis Museum, the Palace of Knossos, Mycenae etc to avoid traveling a long way for unsuitable tours.
Family posing at Hellenistic stoa of Lindos Acropolis, Rhodes, Greece
6. Private versus group guided tour?
It all depends on your family needs and budget! While you may invest a little more money for a private tour guide than you would for a group tour, the personalized service, and increased flexibility will far outweigh the cost. That said, group tours are more social and definitely cost less.
What it is certain though… the services of a family-friendly guide (either private or group) will enhance your experience of a site or museum in Greece.