Mykonos is a small island in Greece, part of the Cyclades group of islands in the Aegean Sea, to the South-Eastern direction of the mainland. The island is relatively small, spanning an area of less than 90 square kilometres, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region.
The Paraga beach is a very popular tourist spot in Mykonos. The atmosphere is young and lively, and travellers can choose to stay in hotels, or at the organised campsites near the shores. There are regular buses that take people to and from the main city and the other nearby beaches, and there is no dearth of options for food and entertainment.
Things to Do
Paraga beach is known for its organised facilities and beautiful views. The crystal-clear waters are soothing, and can help relax even the most stressed traveller. The beach has several coffee shops, snack bars and restaurants with several dining options. There is also a nudist section on the beach, which is relatively quieter than the other stretches. The beach is quiet during the day, but has a thriving nightlife atmosphere; from July to August, there is a special party season, drawing thousands of tourists from around the world.
The Paraga beach is quite cosmopolitan, so the facilities available cater to a variety of tastes. The rocks on the shore form a natural diving platform for those who like a dip in the sea. The beach is very close to others that offer several activities, including jet skiing, yachting and surfing for the more adventurous. Scuba diving and windsurfing are popular activities too. The many activities in the region can keep travellers occupied all through their seven-day package trip.
Camping at Paraga
Paraga beach is extremely popular for its campsites. Contrary to what the term ‘campsites’ may suggest, the beach has different varieties that range from the basic to the luxurious. The campsites give tourists a wonderful combination of nature as well as modern conveniences. Tourists can bring their own tents, or rent some that are already pitched at the campsites. Some of the tents have beds, locks, and electricity facilities; some campsites may even offer refrigerators on sharing basis. The campsites are clean and quiet, but only a short distance away from all the action.
Where to Go
Paraga Beach is well-connected with the main town and the sights on the island. There are several sights in Mykonos worth-seeing, which are easily accessible by bus, car or bike from Paraga Beach. The island is known for its windmills – the first sight for passengers on any ship approaching the island. There are 16 windmills on the island, built by the Venetians during different periods from the 16th to the 20th centuries.
Other spots include the Aegean Maritime Museum, the Mykonos Museum or Folklore ad Little Venice. The Three Wells – which are reputed to help any virgin who drinks from them to find her husband – are also popular among tourists. The evenings are more exciting, with the DJs weaving their magic in the clubs, and the unbelievable cocktails at the clubs. There are several activities, and tourists can choose a good option of the relaxing and stimulating ones to experience a very memorable camping holiday in Paraga beach.
If you are looking for great Mediterranean cruises, the village of Paraga in Mykonos is definitely one of the places to visit on your trip.
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