Christmas has been and gone, and we’ve welcomed 2017 in style! A new year is a time of exciting change – a chance to sweep away the old and usher in the new, and an opportunity to start looking forward to what promises to be another great season at Mykonos Panormos Villas. It might seem quite hard to imagine in the depths of winter, but we’re only a few months away from spring now and the new year has got us thinking about all the great things this season of rebirth and new life represents. And did you know that spring is actually a great time to visit Mykonos? To help explain why, we’ve put together the Mykonos Panormos Villas guide to spring holidays in Mykonos just for you! Read on for more…
It’s possible that if you’re in northern Europe or part of the States you’re currently having to endure the post Christmas blues in the depths of another miserable wet, cold and dark winter! Well, the good news is that now’s a great time to start looking forward to the weather you can expect in Mykonos this spring! We generally enjoy a nice bit of sunshine during April through to June, with average temperatures starting out in the mid to high teens (60-65F) and getting progressively warmer as spring turns to summer. If you’re hitting one of our beaches, expect a cool and refreshing sea temperature in April (around 16 degrees celsius, or 61F) rising to the balmy low to mid 20s (70-77F) in May and June. Just right then, for a spot of sunbathing and the odd swim if you fancy it! We do expect to get a few days of rain each month in springtime, but you can use this is a great opportunity to see a new side of the island instead!
You’re likely to find that spring in Mykonos is a little quieter than our fabulous hectic summers when we party non-stop and attract a host of celebrities to our shores. A spring holiday is a great time to get to know some of the ‘real’ Mykonos. Explore the island’s rich cultural wealth at your own pace, as you’ll be free from some of the crowds of the summer. Spring is an excellent time for keen photographers to visit Mykonos – you’ll have sweeping blue Mykonian skies with occasional spectacular cloud formations to play with, and the opportunity to shoot photos of the gorgeous whitewashed houses and winding cobbled streets of the Chora without having your shots photobombed by tourists! Don’t forget the landscape photo opportunities too, as the countryside comes to life in a rich palette of vivid natural colours! You can also explore Mykonos’ famous sights like the iconic windmills and Panagia Tourliani Monastery in cooler temperatures (you won’t need to hide from the midday sun as much), and it’s a good opportunity to take a day trip to Delos to discover the ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site without the crowds. And of course, for any of those few days when it may be a bit rainy or cloudy you can also visit Mykonos’ Archaeological Museum or Maritime Museum, or even take a wander around one of our lovely art galleries!
If you visit Mykonos in spring you’ll have the rare opportunity to see the island at the very start of the season as everything starts gearing up for the summer! It’s an exciting time as everyone comes out of their winter hibernation, and shops, restaurants and bars begin to throw open their doors, show off their latest facelifts and new looks and welcome their first customers. If you’re the sort of person who likes to get a sneak preview of everything (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?) it’s a great opportunity to get a first look lowdown on the new Mykonos hot spots opening for the summer, and also catch some fashion trends and ideas in the boutique shops of the Chora before anyone else. A real goldmine for you trendsetters out there!
If you holiday in Mykonos this spring, you will also be able to witness and take part in the marvellous spectacle that is the Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations in Mykonos. As religion still plays a big role in our country, Easter is the most important public event of our year, so if you’re a Grecophile it really is something you must take part in at least once! In 2017 Easter Sunday will be on the 16th of April, just after we’ve opened for the season – so you can combine your experience of Greek Easter with a stay in our luxury sea view villas in Panormos bay!
Don’t forget that we’ve started hosting Yoga Heaven Mykonos packages with international yoga instructors at Mykonos Panormos Villas that include accommodation in our villas. We’ve got two yoga retreats planned for spring – so any yoga buffs take note! From the 13th to the 20th April Jessica & Isabel from Germany will be leading a week-long yoga holiday retreat with twice daily yoga sessions that includes a full board stay in a twin bedroom of one our luxury sea view villas in Mykonos, all for a very special early bird discount price until the end of January. And between the 20th to the 27th May Elisa from London will be the instructor for another yoga holiday at Mykonos Panormos Villas! So if you’re tempted by a spring yoga holiday break in Mykonos, make sure to get in touch with Zoi at email@example.com for more information.
Hopefully you’ve found something on our little list of to make you see the benefits of spring holidays in Mykonos! If you’re interested to learn a little more, you may like to read our guide to autumn breaks in Mykonos too, as you’ll often find many benefits like cheaper prices and better value apply in spring as well as autumn, not to mention our advice about the best ways to travel to Mykonos too. The start of the season really is an exciting time to visit the island, and arguably one of our best kept secrets! So cast away those post-Christmas January blues and start looking forward to your spring in Mykonos. We can’t wait to see you!