Giannis Antetokounmpo escaped the Athens heat over the weekend to cool down on the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos.
Local site Mykonoslive.tv spotted the Greek freak walking on the main street of the island in the evening accompanied by his brothers and members of his private security. Holidaymakers spotted the NBA star and kept asking for selfies.
Antetokounmpo is a great fan of Mykonos
Last year he visited the island with his family. He was seen enjoying the sun and Greek food at Psarou Beach, known to attract local and international celebrities (and their huge yachts). This beach is one of Mykonos’ trendiest and most famous and is always packed in the summer.
Recently, Antetokounmpo delved into the dilemma many visitors to Greece have when he compared two of the most glamorous Aegean islands, Mykonos and Santorini.
“Mykonos is one of the best islands in Greece…it’s a party island. You cannot go there with your significant other, you got to be by yourself. It’s got to be a boys’ trip. Obviously, we have Santorini, Santorini’s really romantic. It has the best sunset and sunrise in the world. You can take your significant other there,” Antetokounmpo said.
NBA star vacationing in Greece
The NBA star continues to spend his offseason doing his own thing and finding his way onto social media in the meantime. He has spent most of his time in his hometown, Athens, Greece with his family.
In the Greek capital, he has been teaching the children at the Antetokounbros Academy to play basketball.
The athlete dedicated some of his time to grassroots basketball and shared some of his skills and knowledge with children at the open basketball court in Athens.
“Just like the good old days!” tweeted Antetokounmpo. “A ball, a hoop and some sun.” The basketballer and philanthropist also shared images of himself coaching children on the basketball court in Athens.
While in Athens Antetokounmpo has bought a massive new home for the whole family, including his mother and brothers, in the leafy suburb of Psychiko in Athens.
According to a report in Proto Thema, he bought the futuristic apartment building for an estimated 10 million euros ($11 million),
The newspaper says that the property is located on a plot of 1500 sq.m. It has published a video where Giannis is seen moving belongings to the new house.
Giannis will be returning to the Bucks with a vengeance next year after Milwaukee’s very disappointing first-round exit.
He still has a good amount of work to do to put himself in conversation with the all-time greats, and it is highly unlikely that he is happy with just the one NBA Finals ring he has so far.
After this season’s playoff debacle against the Miami Heat, Giannis and the Bucks are going to be gunning for a ring every night next year.