Five reasons to fall in love with Mykonos


Mykonos is a truly mesmerising base for a sailing holiday. One of the most famous Cyclades islands, Mykonos is an island like no other, mixing beautiful scenery and secluded bays with great sailing conditions and vibrant nightlife.

Although sometimes overlooked due to its proximity to the wildly popular Santorini, Mykonos is probably HELM's favourite Greek island. At the end of your charter, you won't want to leave!

Mykonos is also Greece's main short-term and day charter hub

Here are just five reasons to fall in love with Mykonos and the surrounding sailing area.

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The Architecture

Mykonos is full of typically Cycladic white-washed houses, many with the traditional royal blue roofing. A simple stroll through the winding paved streets is breathtakingly beautiful.

You could spend hours wandering around admiring buildings, taking photographs and visiting hotspots, including the iconic windmills, and discovering hidden side streets and narrow alleyways.

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The Beaches

Walking through Mykonos town is simply captivating, but there’s even more magic to be found on the island’s beaches.

Long stretches of golden sand provide the perfect canvas for the deep blue Aegean that laps gently against the shore, so pack your bathing suit and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Agrari beach or the bustling vibe of the aptly named Paradise beach.

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Food, glorious food

Mykonos is an excellent place to sample some of the world’s finest cuisine.

Gorge on traditional Greek fare like gyros, Greek salad and grilled fish to your heart’s content, and end your meals on a sweet note with a delicious dessert, from loukoumades to Mykonos’ own amygdalota (exquisite almond cookies).

If food is the way to your heart, you can't help but fall in love with Mykonos.

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The Nightlife

Mykonos is the glimmering jewel in Greece's nightlife crown.

Whether you’re travelling with friends, family or your significant other, you’ll find a myriad of bars and buzzing hotspots to suit all tastes.

So, whether you enjoy a classy cocktail with a sunset view, or a night of partying on the beach, Mykonos is the place for you.

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The Atmosphere

Charming but exciting, glamorous yet mystical, Mykonos has a wonderful atmosphere that can be felt by everyone who sets foot on the island.

It’s the kind of place you can’t help but fall in love with.

The beaches dazzle, the streets hum with mopeds, the sky is an otherworldly blue, and the restaurants and bars stretch endlessly along the waterfront and beyond.

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If you’re ready to fall in love with Mykonos, prepare to plan your next island break with HELM

We offer a range of skippered and bareboat yacht charters to a number of beautiful destinations, including a yacht charter through the breathtaking Cyclades, giving you the chance to experience the world’s most beautiful destinations from the luxury of your own boat.

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