Lena & I did the "tour of the Mykonos" beaches today. We had heard the beaches in Mykonos were nice but we had no idea. Celebrity Cruises wanted $125/person for a guided tour of seveal beaches. Lena & I decided to skip the Celebrity tour and expore Mykonos beaches on our own.
We disembarked the ship around 9:30 and caught a bus into Old Town Myknonos. From there we rented a Vespa scooter and started our tour. It was fun riding around the island on a scooter, exploring the town and trying to find each beach. Despite a few wrong turns and a bit of wind, Lena held on tight and we found some amazing beaches.
We saw six beaches on our tour and went swimming at three. The weather was in the mid 80's and the water was clear, clean and comfortable. The beaches weren't too crowded and the "vibe" was definately European. Several languages spoken, and many women sans bathing suit top. Lena liked Rick Steve's favorite beach called Agios Ioannis beach. We visited beaches called Paradise, Super Paradise, Psarou and Kapari. Psarou was like being in Las Vegas with a fine hotel on the beach, music and lots of "beautiful people" laying on the beach.
We spent the entire day at the beach and were suprised the day ended so quickly. We raced back to return our Vespa and caught the last bus back to the ship. Lena & I agreed Mykonos was worth a return trip someday!