Mykonos - with no doubt - is the most cosmopolitan of all Greek Islands with its vibrant atmosphere, exciting nightlife, unrevealed Cycladic architecture and magnificent beaches. Mykonos, a small island known also as The Island of Wind, constitutes a thrilling destination, combining luxury jet set venues with nature’s rich heritage.
It is one of the Cycladic islands, nestling securely in the Aegean Sea, it has a regular connection with the ports of Piraeus and Rafina and has an airport connecting with Athens, Thessaloniki and other major cities in Greece. During the summer period, there are frequent international charter flights.
This is the first Greek island that made tourism prominent and fashionable, firstly for the sea and sun and later a haven for anyone from well-known international artists to renowned politicians and colourful media figures, nowadays Mykonos is no longer just a fashionable destination but a stable value for any holiday style.
Mykonos Town or Hora, presents a unique picture from all the other island towns as within its' harbour little fishing boats nestle happily side by side with magnificent luxury yachts. This is where the heart of the island beats with awarded restaurants, designer boutiques, elegant bars and amazing nightclubs you will be guaranteed a most unforgettable greek holiday experience!
The town is sporadicly spread over a flat area and conveys the impression of solid aesthetic cohesion, against all other island towns, which are built on naturally amphitheatrically sites. It is famed as the quintessential town with maze-like narrow paths framed by dazzlingly white-washed buildings.
Alexandra or Little Venice, is a unique neighbourhood and well known throughout Greece, as the waves splash the whitewashed waterfront building creating an epic landscape. The adjacent neighbourhood of Kastro, the Archaeological Museum, the picturesque windmills, the church of Panayia Paraportiani and shopping in Matogianni (a world famous street with international fashion boutiques) are some of the hottest spots of Mykonos and an unmissable "People Watching" experience.
The island is small but easily explored. It has pristine beaches with soft white sand and crystal blue waters, offering all kinds of entertainment.
Super Paradise and Paradise are the top and most famous in the Aegean Sea. Elia beach, with the endless golden shore, Platys Yialos, with its' amazing water sports, Agios Ioannis, Kalafatis, Ftelia, Ornos, Psarou, Tourlos, Houlakia, Agios Stefanos, Ano Mera and Megali Ammos are some more well known beaches on the island.
Mykonos’ nightlife is second to none in the Mediterranean, with celebrated European DJs performing in the conventional nightclubs. For those seeking a bacchanal holiday with sun and beach during the day and endless night partying, Mykonos is the perfect choice for you.
Activities in Mykonos
• SCUBA and snorkelling (SCUBA at Psarou beach near Platy Yialos)
• Best nightlife on the Greek islands
• Jeep safari
• Day trips to the ancient holy island of Delos
• Church visits (Mykonos has more than 800 churches)
• Multiple water sports: windsurfing, water skiing, parasailing, pedal boats, jet skiing.
• Windmill Museum and Traditional Mykonian House Museum
• Go-Karts on race tracks
• Mascot Pelicans to pose for pictures with
• Sophisticated shopping and dining
Mykonos is only a thirty-minute sail from the sacred island of Dilos, which was in the myths the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.
Transfers in Mykonos
The central bus station is in Fabrika and there are routes all over the island.
Only 25 taxis are in operation and taxi transportation can become an exercise of great patience. For this reason, it is suggested that you pre-arrange a taxi for your arrival. This means that you will be met at the port/airport by a person holding a sign with your name on it, who will then take you to your accommodation. Since there are no street names or building numbers for addresses in Mykonos this is also extremely helpful because you will be shown directly to your accommodation.
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