We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Pedro, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Pedro lives in the United Arab Emirates and submitted the following report about Mykonos. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers!
Solo travel rating: 1 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult. Please see chart below)
Languages spoken: Greek, English
Reasons to go: As a solo traveler myself I had always thought of Mykonos as a party place. When I went there, however, I found out that there are a lot of things to do in Mykonos aside from partying. I enjoyed wandering around the narrow, cobbled streets of Old Town, checking out the quaint shops and cafes and visiting the Mykonos Municipal Art Museum.
I can also recommend visiting Mykonos Windmills. It's a great place to take a selfie! From there, you can head down to Little Venice for a magnificent sunset view while sipping your favorite cocktail. These two locations are adjacent and close to one another.
If you are a beach lover, Agios Stefanos beach near to the new port is my favorite. No nudists whatsoever, so if that's your thing, this may not be the beach for you.
If you are on a budget like I am, food in Mykonos can be very cheap. In fact, there's a lot of fast food. Sakis is a place with a menu full of delicious food. The pork and chicken gyros are excellent. The staff are very friendly and prepare the food right in front of you. Then, you can choose between sitting and enjoying your meal, making new friends, or strolling through the tight Mykonos cobbled streets. Delicious and yet not expensive.
Mykonos may have a reputation as an island of hedonistic thrills and wild parties. I did not party there, but during my stay I feel that I discovered the real beauty and charm of the island.
Solo Travel Destination Rating System
Safety – 1 (1 very safe, 2 safe in most areas, 3 be cautious at all times.)
Language – 2 (1 English is first language, 2 English speakers easy to find, 3 English speakers rare)
Navigation – 1 (1 easy to navigate by transit or car, 2 poor transit, car necessary, 3 not easy to get around)
Culture – 1 (1 Similar to North America or Western Europe, 2 Different from above but relaxed and easy, 3 Challenging)
Average Rating – 1 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult)