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MYKONOS ISLAND

Famous for its cosmopolitan lifestyle and splendid sandy beaches, Mykonos is acknowledged as the most popular island in the heart of Cyclades, Greece offers the modern day visitor, infamous nightlife, natural beauty, traditional picturesque villages, interesting archaeological sites and digs. In Greek mythology, Mykonos was the location of the battle between Zeus and the Titans, and the island was named in honor of Apollo’s grandson Mykons.

Explore Mykonos's fascinating world by celebrating your summer vacations with your friends or family. If you wish to explore the island’s history and tradition, Mykonos will certainly meet your expectations!

Discover Mykonos capital town

The capital town of the island, Chora is a Cycladic village of whitewashed cubic houses with wooden colorful doors and window frames. Stroll around its narrow stoned streets and admire the Cycladic architecture, bougainvillea trees in purple bloom and the beautiful white churches such as Panagia Paraportiani which has been recognized as a national cultural monument located on the hill of the old Venetian castle.

Don’t miss visiting the historic monastery of Panayia Tourliani (a 16th century church with a wonderful carved wooden iconostasis) and a 13th-14th century BC Mycenaean tomb, in Ftelia to the north.

Worth-seeing in the capital town of Mykonos is the Archaeological, Folklore, Maritime Museums and a sightseeing tour on the small island called Delos! You can also wander around the pedestrian shopping streets of Chora where you can come cross brand name stores, chic boutiques, charming cafes, fine jewellers and stylish restaurants.

A great number of nightclubs and bars packed with crowds ready to party and dance all night long can be found in the capital, proving that Mykonos as it is renowned is a “party” island.

Enjoy a truly magical aura in one of the most magnificent parts of the capital, Little Venice with balconies perched over the sea. Relax by one of the waterfront cafes and admire the view of the famous whitewashed Windmills standing on the hillside above.

During the evening,“Little Venice” becomes a very lively and noise area as it has a great variety of trendy cafes and bars where visitors can spend unique moments of enjoyment and leisure!

Mykonos is also famous for the friendly pelicans that often wander around the streets near the port.

Need to explore the natural beauties of the island?

Don’t waste your time! Discover the unique and beautiful selection of sun-kissed beaches with their unique characteristics!

On the South coast, visitors can find a great selection of cosmopolitan beaches like Paradise and Super Paradise with all day & night parties, Ornos and Psarou which are favorite spots for families, and Platis Gialos a well organized beach where you can relax and soak up the sun.

On the northern coast of the island, Agia Anna, Houlakia, Kapari, Agrari and Agios Stefanos, less organized ones, are ideal to unwind for example, by reading a favorite book in a serene atmosphere.

If you are a lover of water sports, Mykonos island is the ideal travel destination! It is also called the Island of the Winds and every year attracts surfers and sailors from all over the world! A great choice for windsurfing will be Korfos, Ftelia, Meyali Ammos and Kalafatis. At Agios Stefanos, you can play mini golf or tennis, at Agia Anna beach, there's volleyball or try sea parachuting – jet skiing at Elia or Kalafatis. Diving fans can tak part in an exciting exploration of the underwater magic of Mykonos. September is considered to be the best month for diving, as the water is warm and visibility is good down at the seabed.

If you find yourself on Mykonos, don’t miss the opportunity to taste some of the local Aegean specialties like kopanisti, ksinotira, louza, its sausages and the delicious local pastries such as “Amygdalota” which are cookies made from almond and are an excellent accompaniment with a cup of Greek coffee!

Generally, Mykonos's cuisine features dishes that are extremely varied from the fusion of continental and Greek flavors and traditional Greek dishes to  Italian, Asian and almost anything else that you can think of...!
 
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