Guide to Mykonos Island

Guide to Mykonos Island

Greece, Mykonos
Mykonos, one of the most famous islands of Greece, is located in the heart of the Aegean Sea and is part of the Cyclades Islands.

This island attracts tourists with its unique architecture, clear waters, picturesque beaches and vibrant nightlife. It is ideal for lovers of both a relaxing holiday and those looking for adventure and new experiences.

How to get there

Mykonos is served by an international airport, with flights from most major European cities during the summer tourist season. A ferry service is also available from other Greek islands and Athens.

Best time to visit

The ideal time to visit Mykonos is from May to October when the weather is warm and sunny. July and August are the busiest months when the island is full tourists.

Beaches

  • Paraga Beach - famous for its golden sand and crystal clear water.
  • Super Paradise Beach - popular among young people for its parties.
  • Ornos Beach - ideal for families.

Activities

  • Yachting and water sports - Mykonos offers excellent conditions for windsurfing, diving and swimming.
  • Excursions – don’t miss the opportunity to visit the archaeological museum and take a trip to the neighboring islands.

Attractions

Mykonos offers a rich cultural heritage and a variety of attractions that are worth visiting for every tourist.


Windmills

The windmills of Mykonos are a symbol islands located on a hill above Mykonos town. Their white walls and round shapes stand out against the blue sky. These mills have been used to grind grain since the 16th century and serve as a reminder of the island's past to this day.


Little Venice Area

Little Venice is one one of the most picturesque areas of Mykonos, where colorful houses are built right on the water. This area is known for its restaurants, bars and magnificent sunsets, an ideal place for evening strolls.


Panagia Paraportiani Church

Panagia Paraportiani Church is one of the most photographed objects on the island. It is a complex of five churches built on top of each other and is a magnificent example of Cycladic architecture.


Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

The museum is located in the city Mykonos and houses important archaeological finds discovered on the island and surrounding areas, including sculptures, pottery and jewelry dating from ancient times to late antiquity.


Aegean Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum shows the rich maritime history of Mykonos, including ship models, nautical charts and other navigational instruments, as well as the lives of sailors.


Panormos and Agios Sostis

These lesser-known beaches offer a calmer and more secluded atmosphere compared to the island's more popular beaches. They are ideal for those seeking privacy and wanting to enjoy the natural beauty of Mykonos.


Ano Mera Village

Ano Mera is a traditional village in center of the island, famous for its monastery of Panagia Tourliani, founded in the 16th century. The monastery is famous for its magnificent iconostasis and religious icons.


Delos Archaeological Site

Although technically located on a separate island near Mykonos, Delos is one of the the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. It is believed that the god Apollo and his sister Artemis were born on Delos. This island offers extensive ruins of ancient sanctuaries, houses and theaters, and is a must-see for history buffs.


These attractions make Mykonos not just a beach resort, but also a place with a rich cultural and historical heritage, attracting travelers from all over the world.

Where to stay

Mykonos offers a variety of accommodation options: from luxury hotels to cozy guest houses. It is recommended to book accommodation in advance, especially during high season.

Where to eat

The island has many restaurants and taverns where you can try traditional Greek dishes. Be sure to try local seafood, cheeses and olives.

Travel tips

  • Rent a motorcycle or ATV to explore the island on your own.
  • Bring comfortable shoes for walking the cobblestone streets.
  • Don't forget sunscreen and a hat, as the sun can be very active.

Mykonos is an island that offers something unique to every visitor, be it relaxing on the beach, exploring ancient monuments or partying until the early hours. By following this guide, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience visiting this picturesque corner of Greece.

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