Famous for its cosmopolitan lifestyle and splendid beaches, Mykonos is acknowledged as the most popular island in the heart of Cyclades, Greece offering the modern day visitor infamous nightlife, natural beauty, traditional picturesque villages, 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 fascinating world by celebrating your summer holidays with your friends or family. If you wish to explore the island”s history and tradition, Mykonos will certainly meet your expectations!
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 marble streets and admire the Cycladic architecture, bougainvillea trees in purple bloom and the beautiful 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 to visit 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 with brand name stores, chic boutiques, charming cafes, fine jeweleries and stylish restaurants.
A great quantity of nightclubs and bars fill with crowd ready to party and dance all night long can be found in the capital, proving the fame of Mykonos to be 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. While wondering around you might come across with the official mascot of Mykonos, the famous Petros the Pelican! He loves to pose for photographs, so don”t miss to take a picture with him!!
During night time “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 joy and leisure!
Don”t waste your time and discover the unique and beautiful selection of sun-kissed beaches with unique characteristics! On the South coast its visitors can find a great selection of cosmopolitan beaches like Paradise and Super Paradise with all day & night parties, Ornos and Psarou which are a favorite spots for families and Platis Gialos a well organized beach that 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, ideal to unwind 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 volleyball or try sea parachuting – jet skiing at Elia or Kalafatis. Diving fans can do 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 in Mykonos don”t miss the opportunity to taste some of the local Aegean specialties like kopanisti, ksinotira, louza, its sausages and the good local pastries such as “Amygdalota” which are cookies made from almond and are an excellent accompaniment to a cup of Greek coffee!
General, Mykonos cuisine features taste that is extremely varied from the fusion of continental and Greek flavors, traditional Greek dishes, Italian, Asian and almost anything else that you can think of…