Back in the 1960s and 70s, laid-back, sun-kissed Mykonos was a renowned haven for travelling hippies. And nowhere on the island has that friendly, chilled-out way of life been better preserved than at Ftelia on the island’s northern coast. The resort is famed for its natural beauty. With turquoise waters, golden sand and dramatic rocky hillsides studded with gleaming-white, sugar-cube homes, Ftelia holidays are tailor-made for folk who want to enjoy the simple pleasures of warm weather, soft sand and a chilled-out atmosphere.
The prevailing Meltemi winds on holidays to Ftelia also make the bay attractive to windsurfers and kitesurfers – having some experience is advised, as there are lots of experts zooming around on the water here. Failing that, savour a long, lazy afternoon relaxing on the beach-bar beanbags, watching the world go by, as the savvy travellers who congregate here have been doing for decades.