Mykonos is a fairly safe place to visit.  Having said this, there are certain precautions that should be taken in order to ensure a smooth trip to the island.  Like always, the most important tool used for staying safe is common sense. 

          One of th things to keep an eye out for is drunk and intoxicated people roaming about. Mykonos is a place where many young people go to party and often get intoxicated and agressive.

  Although street crime is not very common on Mykonos, taking certain precautions can avoid these rare situations.  Don’t carry around large amounts of money, and avoid wearing expensive jewelry or looking flashy.  Drawing un-needed attention is never a good idea, so try blending into the crown instead of sticking out. 

            This is a general recommendation for any unfamiliar area, but should be followed in Mykonos as well:  Avoid traveling alone at night.  If staying with a group is not an option, make sure to remain in lighted areas and take safe modes of transportation (car or taxi).  Walking alone at night is never a good idea, especially for women.

            There are many beach activities available on the island, and with these come certain inherent dangers.  Valuables should never be left unattended at the beach.  Doing so is asking for trouble.  Also, visit the American Red Cross website for some useful water safety tips.

            There are no foreign embassies on Mykonos, but many countries have one located on the mainland of Greece.  Visit Embassies List for locations and contact information.