Exciting things to do in Mykonos on a rainy day
Mykonos, bright sunshine, crystalline seas, sandy shores, gay-friendly beaches and clubs, night-long parties, and a vibrant lifestyle go hand in hand. And, yes, 99% of the time, you will enjoy exactly that and much more. But, what happens during that 1% chance when something is missing from the equation that leads to ultimate Mykonos fun? The thing most probable to spoil your plans, even temporarily, is the weather. Although it hardly rains in Mykonos, some showers are expected, especially after mid-August and moving into Fall. This is where the greatness of Mykonos comes in. As you will realise yourself shortly, the Island of the Winds can still be a whole lot of fun on a rainy day. Here are some ideas to consider:
Stroll Mykonos Town
Even though rain showers can put a damper on your beach holiday, remember that rain is very short-lived in Mykonos. This means that you will be able to hit the beaches within the next couple of hours following a rain shower. Meanwhile, you could savour a nice cup of coffee, have a drink, please your taste buds with traditional Greek tastes, or even admire the charms of the cobbled streets of Mykonos Town. The rows of quaint little restaurants, bars, and shops are covered. Given that the paths are narrow, the island capital barely ever gets wet, giving you much freedom to move around.
Visit the Museums & Galleries
You can spend some time learning a little about Mykonos history by visiting the Mykonos museums that are located in Mykonos Town. Both the Mykonos Archaeological Museum and the Maritime Museum are open to the public most of the hours and only require a small entrance fee, which makes them easily accessible by everybody. Also worth a visit are the House of Fine Art and Rarity Gallery – they will enable you to see some fine modern art signed by incredible esteemed artists.
Pamper yourself with a Spa Day or Yoga Session
For the few hours that you won’t be able to savour activities like sunbathing and swimming, a spa endeavour might be the best alternative option. Allow yourself to indulge in relaxing and rejuvenating massages and spa treatments that revitalise the body and mind. With so many spas offering exclusive, world-class therapies, you won’t have issues finding one near you. Nevertheless, you could also arrange for private spa treatments to be delivered straight to your luxury villa by a personal masseur and beautician. In this case, simply ask your concierge service provider to make the necessary arrangements for you.
Alternatively, a Yoga lesson with a friendly and experienced yoga instructor at your premises or another location throughout Mykonos will allow you to benefit from the incredible energy that surrounds the island. Namaste!
Take a Jeep Tour or Wine Tasting/Brewing Tour
Light showers don’t stop you from sightseeing Mykonos, although this is probably not the reason that got you here in the first place! Anyway, when there is not much else to do due to rain, why not explore the roundabouts through an exciting and adrenaline-pumping jeep tour? You will reach nooks and corners of the island very few visitors know of, see what beaches you might want to add on your must-visit list and familiarise yourself with authentic Greek landscapes.
For wine lovers out there, a wine-tasting tour or a walk to one of the most popular breweries in Mykonos will give you the chance to taste brews and local wines directly from the tanks. Give it a though.
What if it is raining cats and dogs? Nothing can put a brake on the legendary Mykonos beach parties. Rain or no rain, shores like Paradise and Super Paradise don’t let anything get in the way when it comes to having upbeat fun delivered by some of the biggest DJs from the international jet set. The beach clubs there never sleep.
Whatever you choose to do at Mykonos on a rainy day, the experience will be rewarding – have no doubt about that. Even if you prefer to stay in your elegant mansion, there are still a lot of options to keep you entertained until the sun comes out again. Just look into your villa’s services and amenities for what is provided.