Mykonos Warnings and Dangers
There aren’t really any unique dangers to watch out for in Mykonos, but there are some things to be aware of.
Although it’s not dangerous, be aware that July and August are the windy months on Mykonos, when the so-called “meltemi” winds come in. The winds are great when you’re lying on the beach and it’s sweltering hot, because it really does cool things down, but keep in mind that if you plan to take a day trip to Delos Island, the boats only go if it’s not too windy. If it is slightly windy, the boats do go, but some people who suffer from sea sickness have a hard time even if it’s only a 30 minute boat ride. Also, the winds can kick up the sand into your eyes so it’s a good idea to keep your sunglasses on.
Delos is one of the most sacred sites in Greece. But if you go and haven’t read anything about it, probably you’re going to be hot (no shade) and bored (bunch of old ruins). But if you go with sunscreen, a hat, food and water, comfortable shoes, AND a bit of an understanding about the significance of the place, then you’ll definitely enjoy a visit. If you’re really not interested in Greek Mythology, ruins, incredible mosaics, well….think twice before making your day trip over here to Delos!
Mopeds are a convenient way to get around and also quite cheap, but if you rent one, pay attention, and don’t drink too much before you drive.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers in Mykonos.