While others are enjoying their glamorous holiday on the beach or on a yacht why not stand out and explore Mykonos and the Cycladic islands from the sky? Flying in the luxury of a private helicopter blends you right into the jet set on one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the world without having to necessary take your budget sky high.
Here are three reasons why you shouldn’t miss the adventure of experiencing the exclusive helicopter tourCycladic Highlights from the Sky.
Mykonos: The Playground of the Jet Set
Mykonos attracts millions of visitors every year from all corners of the world seeking to live out their dream vacation. Mykonos is the place to be and to be seen. Luxurious accommodation dots the island along with a plethora of exquisite restaurants and bars. Its coastline is ringed with heavenly beaches and its historic whitewashed windmills are simply picture perfect at sunset. Once you’ve seen it all on land, why not witness all of the island’s sights from above? Only via helicopter can you experience the spectacular contrasts of whitewashed houses against the rocky Cycladic landscape as well as the azure crystal clear waters. It is guaranteed to capture your heart.
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Hidden Gems of the Cyclades
Mykonos is just one of the many hidden gems that one will discover in the Cycladic islands. While in the sky, why not explore four islands in one flight? Delos, the uninhabited island sacred to the Ancient Greeks is a short boat ride from the island – and even closer via helicopter. Delos is considered to be one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites of Greece. According to the mythology, Leto, a bride of Zeus gave birth to the two twin gods Apollon and Artemis on the island. Tinos is another Cycladic island known for the fantastic pilgrimage Greek Orthodox worshippers make two times a year, on March 25 and August 15, to visit the church of Panagia Megalochari (the Blessed Virgin Mary). They come hoping to fulfill their vows and to seek comfort. Tinos is the most important Orthodox center in Greece but at the same time an important Catholic center too. Next on the map is the island of Syros. Its capital Ermoupoli means “the city of Hermes.” It’s known as first important trade and industrial center of the country back in the 19th century.
Once you’ve experienced four Cycladic islands from the sky you’ll want to continue your journey and add three more islands to your list. Expand your helicopter tour itinerary and head over to Naxos, Paros and Antiparos.
Sweep over Naxos, the largest island of the Cyclades, known for its impressively high mountains, lush green gorges and breathtaking seascapes. According to mythology, this was the nuptial isle of the god of wine, Dionysus. Paros is among the most popular Cycladic islands, famous for its Byzantine footpaths connecting traditional villages and breathtaking landscapes. Across from Paros lies little Antiparos, a secluded island ringed with picturesque beaches. It’s the island that has been attracting numerous Hollywood celebrities, like Tom Hanks, that seek the perfect Greek island holiday hideaway.