Mykonos is known as an island for adult fun with its clubs and celebrity-packed parties. However, Mykonos is also a great island to head to if you want some vacation time with the family. Here are some fun family activities to get up to in Mykonos:
Visit an Open-Air Cinema
Human beings love being told stories and sitting together to experience a telling is one of our favorite activities. Tucked in a quaint corner of Mykonos Capital, Cine Manto offers an open-air cinema experience that combines the tradition of sitting under the elements with modern screens for experiencing stories through movies. Sit with your family under lush, beautiful trees and watch a classic movie while enjoying simple movie snacks or delicious grilled meat and salads. Before and after the movie, guests can mingle and chat, or simply sit together and listen to music. The movie listings also contain child-appropriate screenings, making it a great place to visit regardless of your kids’ ages.
Hit The Beach
A family visit to the beach is always a wholesome activity. Greece has absolutely no shortage of beaches and Mykonos Island is no different. Head to the pristinely organized Platis Gialos which is located in southern Mykonos, only a few miles from Mykonos Chora.
This long and perfect stretch of sand and surf is properly equipped for families with bathing stalls and shady umbrellas. Kalo Livadi is located about 5 miles further down, but has nice shallow waters for families with small children. Ornos beach is famed for being great for families and even has hotels conveniently located on it. If you would like your family to be close to the water and sands then you should consider staying at Adorno Suites hotel in Mykonos.
Go Exploring Nature
Nature-loving families will be enchanted by the diverse nature of Mykonos’ landscape and how many opportunities there are to interact with nature. Families can plot out long countryside walks, using any of the numerous hiking trails on Mykonos island. The hiking trails are safe and well managed, catering to both beginner and experienced hikers with their difficulty levels. Families that wish to cover more distance in a short time can also opt to explore using bikes, which can be easily rented. Regardless of how you choose to move about, make sure you and the family have dressed appropriately and carry snacks and water to stay strong and hydrated.
Have A Family Meal
Eating together is what family is all about, and there are lots of amazing places to enjoy a meal with your family on Mykonos Island. Visit the Sea Satin Market beneath the famed windmills. Most people go there for its amazing shellfish, its picturesque seaside terrace, and the magical view it provides. Kalosta Restaurant is located in Panormas and offers legitimate Greek cooking away from the bustle of the busy parts of the island. Enjoy a meal with rice, grilled sea urchins and amazing Greek salads.
Mykonos is a great island for clubbing and parties, but it is also awesome to visit with family. If you get to take your family to Mykonos, try out these activities and have some wholesome family fun.