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An Insider's Guide to Mykonos

Travel for Greek Orthodox Easter

If you’re planning to travel for Greek Orthodox Easter in Greece, it is a wonderful time to be here.

In Mykonos, just like the rest of the country, eggs are dyed red, the smell of sweet bread fills the air and touching religious ceremonies take place. These are customs that are steeped in centuries of tradition.

Greeks of all generations steadfastly follow Easter traditions. Across the islands and in the cities, a celebratory feeling slowly takes over leading up to Easter Sunday.  If you travel for Greek Orthodox Easter, you’ll be taking part in the most important holiday for the Greek people. Continue Reading…

Day Trip to Naxos: Top Things to Do in Naxos Town

Many of our guests love to take a day trip to Naxos, a neighboring island just west of Mykonos.

We love Naxos for its unique charm. It is the largest island in the Cyclades. It is also the most fertile and green, offering a contrast to Mykonos’ very rocky landscape.

Naxos Town is a must-see when visiting on a day trip to Naxos.  Also known as the Chora, it is the capital and main harbor of the island.  It has a very well-maintained castle full of interesting and historic architecture with Venetian and Cycladic elements. Like Mykonos Town, you can stroll the quaint narrow stone paths of Naxos Town and simply “get lost.” Continue Reading…