Sail Mykonos and Beach Towns

We did some research and booked our semi-private sail with a company called Mykonos on board before we arrived.  After a short scenic drive to the beautiful coastal beach town of Agios Ioannis Diakoftis, we were greeted at the dock by the boat captain, Artemis.  It was a perfect day for sailing with blue skies, crystal clear water and lots of sunshine.  The sail included stops at Delos island, the most historical and archeological site in Mykonos, and Rhenia island.  We had free-flowing alcoholic beverages and a freshly prepared lunch, which included cheeses, salad, grilled meats and vegetables.  This half day sail could not have been more perfect.  There was plenty of time to relax, swim or snorkel and enjoy the company of two other couples and the crew.  Artemis and Leonidas gave us impeccable service and we highly recommend you book with them on your next visit!

After our amazing day of sailing, we set off driving around the island with the goal of checking out all the other beautiful beaches.  Driving in Mykonos was pretty easy, we started on the southeastern edge of the island and made our way down.  First stop was Lia Beach, then Kalafatis, Elia and finally to Super Paradise .  Littered along the coastline, each beach town offered its own unique character with plenty of lodging, activities and entertainment.  Last stop was  Fokos Beach, which was recommended by Artemis, our boat captain.  This lesser known quiet secluded beach is located north of town and offers gorgeous panoramic views and an opportunity to get away from the crowds.  Fokos Taverna is the lone establishment on the beach, offering beautiful views and has a reputation for some of the island’s best food.  We ended our fun-filled day with a bottle of greek wine and watched the sunset on our patio.

Sunset on hotel patio, Riva Suites
Mykonos Sunset, Riva Suites