Mykonos - Greece

Greece Mykonos - Greece

is a hip and chic cosmopolitan destination in the Greek islands of the Cyclades situated in the middle of the Aegean Sea. The best time to visit Mykonos is in the early off-peak season, from mid-May through June or in the post peak season from September through mid-October when accommodation is much cheaper. Mykonos, along with Santorini, is more expensive than other Greek islands.

The main communities of Mykonos are Chora, the island's capital and port town and Ano Mera. Chora is a spectacular picturesque town with whitewashed steps lanes and a maze of tiny streets, houses and churches, scattered around its harbor. Although the streets are lined with boutiques, little shops, cafes, art galleries, stylish bars and restaurants, Chora has not lost its charming identity.

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The village of Ano Mera is the only inland settlement on the whole of Mykonos. Its most significant landmark is the Panagia Tourliani. Other small communities include Agios Ioannis, a small settlement with two taverns, Agios Stefanos where many of the hotels in Mykonos are situated along with good restaurants, taverns and cafes, Platys Gialos, a resort where small fishing boats transport visitors to the beaches in the southern part of the island, Ornos which has several choices for lodging, food and drink, and a well-organized food market and Tourlos where most of the cruise ships, private yachts and fishing boats dock.

The most significant landmark in Mykonos are The Windmills in Chora having a splendid view of Little Venice and is the most popular place to watch the sunset. Little Venice, one of the most beautiful and romantic places in the whole of Mykonos, is a district located at the sea, famous for its picturesque medieval houses standing like walls above the sea with their colorful wooden balconies overlooking majestic sunsets. Another important landmark is the Panagia Paraportiani, the most impressive of all the 400 churches on Mykonos, a most photographed true Byzantine jewel.

For a taste of Mykonos cultural heritage visit the museums like the Archaeological Museum exhibiting a large number artifacts dating back from the prehistoric to the late Hellenistic period like vases, stelae, grave statues and funerary urns from the island of Rheneia. Other museums near hotels in Mykonos which you can easily reach by foot are the Folklore Museum just a few meters from Paraportiani, Lena's House Museum next to the Maritime Museum, Aegean Maritime Museum next to Lena´s House and Apono Mili near the Boni Mill. Majority of Mykonos’ visitors come in for the fantastic beaches on the south side of the island including the beaches of Elia, Psarou, Platys Gialos, Paranga with a camp site, nice beach bars, some hotels and restaurants. Paradise is the most popular beach offering camping, self-service restaurant, snack bars, beach bars, mini shops and discos.

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