Kickin’ It in Mykonos

Want to party it up in Mykonos? Just don’t come in October!
Apparently, the party does stop in Mykonos.

Off season is really off here in Mykonos. The tourists are all gone, so are the locals. Shops — closed. The few that stick around open for business when cruise ships, that’s us, pull into port.

Mykonos

We spent most of our time kickin’ it. Literally. Got lost plenty. Even had time to catch the bus back to the ship for a power nap and made it back out just in time for sunset and dinner.

So here is our day kickin’ it in Mykonos in photos!

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You’re probably wondering, if there is nothing to do in Mykonos during off- season, why bother going? We chose to spend the day doing nothing and it was great. But Mykonos has a lot to offer. It’s not all bikinis and beach parties. Here are a few funtivities to do in Mykonos any time of the year.

  • Rent a vespa. Athens is too crowded and Santorini barely has any roads. If ever you want to learn and ride a vespa, now is the time, here in Mykonos. Unfortunately for us, our time was limited and the wind was particularly strong this day. It just wasn’t safe to test drive anything.
  • Explore the ancient ruins. Take a half day trip to Delos– one of the biggest and most important mythological and archaeological sites of Europe. This is the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Know your history and get your Wikipedia on before you go. It’s a fascinating place but only if you know the facts.
  • Shopping. Lots of trendy boutiques! Weird but good to note, stores take a siesta and open back up again early evening just before dinner. A tip, make sure if there is something you like that you’re contemplating on buying, buy it. You’re most likely not going to be able to find your way back to the same shop.
  • Windmillin’ it. Can’t leave Mykonos without taking pictures with it’s iconic windmills. There are currently 16 windmills on Mykonos. We spent a good amount of time testing out our jumpin’ shots in front of the windmills. What do you think of G’s jump? Props to the great photographer who captured that jump! 😛

Kickin' it in Mykonos | October 2009

It’s a rare occasion for us to be able to travel during off-season. But I enjoy the lesser traffic and slightly lower prices. The pace is slower and I feel more relax. I would have love to do Mykonos the way most come here do, party hardy and dance the night away, but this meander with no agenda kind of day was just what we needed.

How do you enjoy traveling during off-season?



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  • http://twitter.com/alschiele Amy Schiele

    I actually LOVE travelling off season because I love autumn’s perfect weather! Plus, swarms of tourists bustling me about has never been a good experience.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      It’s nice to be able to go at our own pace and not have to deal with the shoulder to shoulder traffic as we made our way through the narrow streets of Mykonos. Where have you been off- season that is worthy of a visit? I think we’ll be making plans for more off- season travels in the near future. 😀 Thanks for trippin’ by!

  • http://twitter.com/alschiele Amy Schiele

    I actually LOVE travelling off season because I love autumn’s perfect weather! Plus, swarms of tourists bustling me about has never been a good experience.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      It’s nice to be able to go at our own pace and not have to deal with the shoulder to shoulder traffic as we made our way through the narrow streets of Mykonos. Where have you been off- season that is worthy of a visit? I think we’ll be making plans for more off- season travels in the near future. 😀 Thanks for trippin’ by!

  • Anonymous

    Love the kickin’ it shot!

    We too love traveling off season whenever we get a chance. Working 9-5 forces us both to have to rely on public holidays to stretch our vacation so we don’t get to travel off season as much as we’d like.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Thanks! We get good exercise trying to get good jumpin shots. =P My work has company shut down the last week of every year so I definitely add PTO on top of that to stretch out vacations as much as possible. Good thing the weather is more pleasant in so many places all over the world Dec/Jan.

  • idelish

    Love the kickin’ it shot!

    We too love traveling off season whenever we get a chance. Working 9-5 forces us both to have to rely on public holidays to stretch our vacation so we don’t get to travel off season as much as we’d like.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Thanks! We get good exercise trying to get good jumpin shots. =P My work has company shut down the last week of everywhere so I definitely add PTO on top of that to stretch out vacations as much as possible. Good thing the weather is more pleasant in so many places all over the world Dec/Jan.

  • http://twitter.com/passion_4travel Jessica Kleiner

    gorgeous photos! Went to Mykonos on part of my honeymoon, and loved it! Too bad it was off season for you! We loved little venice- the cobblestone streets added so much character to the little town. Hope you enjoyed!

  • jess_apassionandapassport

    gorgeous photos! Went to Mykonos on part of my honeymoon, and loved it! Too bad it was off season for you! We loved little venice- the cobblestone streets added so much character to the little town. Hope you enjoyed!

  • TUBA

    We want to rent a vespa .But there is nowhere 🙁 Do you know where can we rent a real vespa in Mykonos..

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Yeah. That might be harder to come by considering the streets are a little rougher on Mykonos. Looks like scooters or ATV’s are your better bet to get around the island.

  • TUBA

    We want to rent a vespa .But there is nowhere 🙁 Do you know where can we rent a real vespa in Mykonos..

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Yeah. That might be harder to come by considering the streets are a little rougher on Mykonos. Looks like scooters or ATV’s are your better bet to get around the island.

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