Important Travel Information
for Mykonos Vacations
Passports & Immigration
WIMCO recommends that U.S. & U.K. citizens ALWAYS travel with a valid passport whenever traveling outside of the continental US. While many of our destinations may only require a birth certificate and a valid driver's license at this time, immigration requirements may change without any notice. For ALL other non-US citizens, please check with the embassy of the country/island to which you are traveling (French, British, Italian) to see if you need a special visa. (Note: If one of a honeymooning couple is a US Citizen and the other is not, a visa is still required by the non-US citizen). When bringing a nanny or babysitter, please be sure that they too have appropriate documentation.
When to Go to Mykonos
Most people come to Greece in the summer, especially August, when Greece is crowded and less personal, and the penetrating sun bleaches hot afternoons. Walkers, nature lovers, and devotees of classical and Byzantine Greece would do better to come in the spring and fall, both being cooler and less tourist-riddled.
Spring's islands burst with thousands of varieties of wildflowers, and sprightly crimson poppies dapple stern marble blocks, but the sea is cold. Autumn days are short. This is when zesty olives are gathered, bulging grapes are pressed, and verdant fields plowed.
New Year's Day, Epiphany (January 6), Clean Monday, first day of Lent, Feast of the Annunciation and Independence Day (March 25); Easter holidays (in May); Labor Day (May 1); Pentecost, Assumption of the Holy Virgin (August 15); Ochi Day (October 28); Christmas Day, Boxing Day (December 26).
Only on Orthodox Easter and August 15 do you find most establishments closed.
Rooms are hard to get around Easter and August 15 (especially the latter). Traveling around this time, however, offers a compelling glimpse into Greek culture.