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As Athens Boils and Banks Teeter, the Party Goes On in Mykonos

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Why The Champagne Keeps Flowing in Mykonos

After spending six days in Athens, arriving in Mykonos feels like entering another world. It's only about 100 miles from the Greek capital, but the ''island of the winds'' could be another country, divorced from the nation's economic woes.

The bars, clubs and restaurants are busy, and it's only June. August is when the island peaks, as Greek holidaymakers flock here to join the Brits, Americans and Russians.