S pringtime in the Cyclades is an exquisitely beautiful prelude to the summer; you get the magic without the frenzy. With the temperatures rising to 25°C and more, the islands of the Aegean archipelago are opening their arms to welcome the first groups of demanding travelers who long for an exclusive getaway before the craziness of the high season.
Mykonos makes no exception to this rule. The strong winter winds have washed away all human traces from the spectacular beaches along the island’s coastline, and the golden velvet sand glitters under the warm sunrays. Everything is already in motion, the beach bars and watersports facilities are open, and the crystal clear azure waters are full of life, turning diving or snorkeling into a colorful, breathtaking experience.
Now it’s the perfect time to combine a late morning swim with a mouthwatering lunch at one of the many restaurants and fish taverns on the beach or at the picturesque old port. There is plenty of time left for some exclusive shopping and a relaxing promenade down the Matoyianni central alley, followed by a piece-of-art cocktail at one of the bars in Little Venice, from where you can enjoy the most dazzling sunset in the Aegean!
Locals love the coming of the spring as, after their winter isolation, they are eager to practice their glorious tradition of hosting distinguished guests from all over the world and offering them a royal treatment. By late March they are ready to open their fancy restaurants and world-renowned nightclubs. Due to the sweet and mild Mediterranean climate, even in early April Mykonos is already super alive and going strong!
When in Mykonos during the spring, don’t miss the opportunity to visit usually crowded places, like museums, monasteries or Ano Mera, a quintessential village right in the heart of the island. There you can try the famous “raki” —a local, completely transparent yet very strong drink—, raise your glass and drink to a most exciting stay in one of the world’s most amazing paradises!