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Mykonos Greece: Discover the island of Mykonos, one of the most famous islands in Greece

   

Mykonos is one of Greece’s most famous islands. It is surely the most cosmopolitan, attracting each summer thousands of visitors. It is also the most expensive.

Mykonos: the introduction about the island

It is world known for its sophisticated night-life and has the reputation of being one of the gay capitals of the Mediterranean.

For that reason, it is often compared to islands like Ibiza.
The island welcomes direct charters from all over the world, domestic flights from Athens and always gets overcrowded during the high season.
If you donít mind the crowds, you will realise that it is a beautiful
island with fantastic landscapes and picturesque white villages, hundreds of little family churches, chapels and stunning windmills.


It has one of the clearest seas and the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Cycladic islands.
Mykonos Island covers an area of 85 km2 and has a population of 6.600 inhabitants. It lies in the centre of the Aegean near Tinos, Syros, Naxos and Paros.

The landscape of Mykonos is mostly stony and hilly. The island is almost treeless but becomes verdant in the spring time.

Mykonos is famous for its Cycladic architecture which attracts artist of all specialities.
The capital is considered to be one of the most beautiful of all islands towns. It is a Greek island cliché: cubic white houses with blue doors and windows in narrow little streets. Mykonos Town is a labyrinth in which you will enjoy getting lost.


The island is closely related to Delos (little Delos) and Rhenia (Big Delos). These islands were in the Ancient Time one of Greece’s most important spiritual centre. Rhenia and Delos are hilly and treeless.

As far as population is concerned, there are only a few local farmers and fishermen living there among the ruins of one of the greatest civilizations.
 
   

 
       HISTORY
Mykonos took its name from the son of the King of.... more

       DELOS
Delos is a small Island in the centre of the Cyclades...more
       ARCHITECTURE
Most of the Cycladic villages have adopted a similar architecture : little white cubic ... more
       CHURCHES
The Panagia Paraportiani is the most famous church...more

        FESTIVALS
Every year, the Municipality of Mykonos and some local association organise...more
 

 
 

 

 

 

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