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Is Mykonos good for families?

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Is Mykonos good for families?

We are considering a family trip to Mykonos with our 21 year old daughters. Have heard the island is ultra liberal with many nude beaches and a large gay community. I am worried this could be uncomfortable for us. Do you think there is plenty to do there with our daughters?

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1. Re: Is Mykonos good for families?

Mykonos has something for everyone! There are many family beaches (just remember topless is common all over Europe)

the nude beaches are around the island for sure, but not "in your face"..there is a gay vibe in certain areas at night that makes for colorful fun...but again..no prob with kids..especially with young adults..far less overt than Provincetown on the Cape. Mykonos gets slammed alot but it is fun..great beaches, shopping, restaurants and the color of the water (as it is all over Greece) just breathtaking..make sure you venture to other islands..and do not miss Santorini..it is a pleasant journey by boat and no matter how touristy it keeps getting..its an unforgettable place. Relax and unwind in the Greek Islands..there is no other place like them..have a blast.

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Like the previous poster said most of Europian beaches allow topless sunbathing. That said, beaches that are considered family friendly will still have topless sunbathers. Europians for the most part have a much more liveral attitude about nudity than Americans.

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If you are uptight about gay people, you should probably not go to Mykonos. There are plenty of islands that would cater to people like you.

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4. Re: Is Mykonos good for families?

It depends on your point of view about these things. Myconos does have a certain degree of gay visitors, more than other Greek islands but to most people this is not something annoying, adding sometimes to the vibe of the island in a good and not in a shocking way ( but this is something more of a personal opinion ).

As for nudism, as the other posts refer, topless bathing is something usual in any greek island beach, but total nudism is something different. In Myconos, sometimes, there is a shlightly higher possibility of viewing a nude swimmer, even if you are not at a nude beach.

If these could be uncomfortable to you, it would be better to choose something different from the beginning. Myconos is great, with great beaches and nightlife. Santorini is also a great choice, in the same area. Totally different landscape, unforgettable island.

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I would reccomend Mykonos to anyone. If you don't want to party, you go to the "non-party" beaches, and stay away from the clubs. Mykonos is very family friendly, and hundreds of Athenians live in Mykonos in the summer with their families. Mykonos can be whatever you want it to be.