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Mykonos, Greece

Faberge is always looking for vacation homes across the globe. Mykonos, Greece is simply too irresistible to pass up. Located in the heart of the Cyclades, the famous group of islands in the Aegean Sea, Mykonos is one of the most beautiful island in the world. Know for its open hills, white sand beaches, and iconic Cycladic architecture, the island has a legendary past.

In Greek Mythology, Mykonos was formed by the petrified bodies of giants slayed by Hercules. The island itself is named after Apollo’s grandson, “Mykonos.” Whether you want to explore the island’s rich history and tradition, soak up the sun on exquisite beaches, or enjoy the nightlife entertainment, this island will exceed expectations.

The two popular beaches are the aptly-named Paradise and Super Paradise, each have a buzzing scene of oceanfront bars, classy cafés, and up-scale restaurants. Large dance clubs attract world-famous DJs, dancers, and entertainers with parties bumping well past dawn. Órnos and Psaroú are the favorite beaches for families and couples who want to relax and spend quality time with each other.

If you’re into more of a casual scene, stroll down the streets of Chora, a small town located in a protected bay on the west coast. Here, you will find narrow streets lined with cubiform houses trimmed with Bougainville, whitewash walls, wooden balconies, and decorated courtyards. Matoyianni Street is where most of your shopping will be with chic high-end shops, cafés, and galleries. Because the Greek islands attracted many Venetians, the town’s Little Venice quarter has 18th century architecture and a vibe of Venice with waterfront restaurants and houses, with balconies literally hanging over the sea.

If you’re looking for exciting things to do, be sure checkout all the outlets for water sports. “The Island of the Winds” attracts wind suffers and sailors from around the globe. The best beaches for windsurfing are often the secluded ones, such as Kórfos, Fteliá, Meyáli Ámmos and Kalafátis. You can find lessons at these beaches as well. Feel the need for speed with jet ski rentals or fly high into the sky with sea parachuting. There is also a diving and snorkeling scene with well-equipped and experienced diving centers. September is known to be the best time for diving with clear, warm waters. Lastly, one of the best ways to explore the island is by boat or caique. You will discover secluded beaches, islets, coves, and some of the best fishing spots.

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