Mykonos is a small island belonging to Cyclades complex; located in the heart of the Aegean Sea between the islands of Syros, Tinos, Paros and Naxos. It is known for its rich history, unique architecture, beautiful natural beauty, cosmopolitan aura and wild nightlife. Endowed with sandy beaches, rocky hills, heavenly crystal clear seas, cheerful and hospitable residents.
The island’s capital is among the most discussed places in Greece, embellished with cobbled narrow streets, whitewashed churches and white houses with colored windows and doors that are resembled with a painting. The busiest street of the Chora is Matogianni, where trendy restaurants, simple taverns, cafes, bars and countless shops with designer clothes and jewelry are located.
There is plenty to see on the island. One of the most picturesque and famous corners of the island is Little Venice. Mansions with wooden balconies built next to the sea, literally bordering the sea. Across from Little Venice, the historical windmills gazing the Sea. The church of Panagia Paraportiani, the Town Hall and the castle situated on a hill above the harbor are some of the boasting places. At Gialos, the small port of the Chora, farmers and fishermen sell their fresh products to residents and tourists of the island. There are several cafes, and traditional coffee houses where you can try our traditional Greek coffee and meet the island’s mascot, Petros Pelekanos. You can also visit the Archaeological, folklore and the Maritime Museum.
The quiet beach of Platis Yialos, usually attracts families and water sports enthusiasts. The beaches of Agia Anna and Paraga are two of the oldest picturesque beaches. The natural beauty, the umbrellas of palm leaves, and the famous beach bar Scorpios will travel you to exotic places.
This beautiful village is a few kilometres from the capital. It is worth taking a walk in the streets, to taste local recipes in taverns around the village square, to visit the historic monastery of Panagia Tourliani and discover the north-eastern beaches of Mykonos.
Finally, you should not forget to travel to one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece; the mythical, sacred island of Delos, where the god Apollo was born. A great, historical place an open museum that you should not neglect visiting.
Sailing, surfing, tennis, mini golf, beach volley, Jet Ski, parasailing, scuba diving are some of the activities you can enjoy while on the island.
- The arrival on the island of the winds is very easy, as there is ferry and air connection with most European countries. It has 3 ports, the Old Port, the new port and the port only connecting Mykonos with Delos.
- There are also compatible or high-speed passenger ship and ferries from Piraeus, Rafina and from other islands ( Paros , Naxos, Syros, Tinos, Santorini and Crete) with destination Mykonos.
- The Journey time is 5 hours from Rafina and 6 hours from Piraeus, while with speedboat 2.5 hours and 3.5 respectively.
- Besides coastal connection, there is also the airline connection with Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines offering 3-4 daily flights from Athens with 30 minutes duration, and from Crete, Santorini, Rhodes and Thessaloniki.