Mykonos Island

Mykonos is probably the most cosmopolitan of the islands of the Aegean Sea. Every year is visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world, many of whom return year after year. All the houses, shops, churches, restaurants and windmills are perfectly painted white, with door frames and shutters green, sky blue and jade. The streets are a maze of narrow streets of a few meters wide, decorated with pink and purple flowers.

Mykonos is also known as "the island of the wind" for the strong "Meltemi" blows it, but that adds to the charm of the island thanks to the addition of several "Windmills". Many visitors find that a sense of freedom Mykonos gifts hard to find elsewhere. You have to experience firsthand the beautiful beaches (gay, family, nudist, more or less organized with water sports or beach party), the amazing nightlife of Mykonos, the party non-stop or live on relaxation.

You've probably heard that, besides being a beautiful island rich in natural beauty, Mykonos is considered the most gay-friendly island of Greece, offering a fun nightlife and absolutely unmatched. Most tourists spend their days on Mykonos one of the many beaches after waking up late, a quick breakfast in the hotel bistro or a special brunch in town. Most beaches are close to the city: just take the bus or a kayak from Platis Yialos Beach, or a taxi, or rent a car, bicycle or jeep. All the beaches, even the most distant, have at least a small tavern open from noon. Most of the tourists come back late at the hotel for a nap and a shower, and then are ready for the start of the cocktail bar and sunset around 20:00. Dinner in restaurants and taverns around 21 and then only late night bars and discos that open at about 23:00. The crazy hours are between 1 and 3 or 4 in the morning. Then, again return to the hotel ... you take the day as always ... at a rate of vacation that goes on day after day.

Mykonos Island, reachable by plane or ship, is located near the sacred island of Delos and Rhenia, part of the group of Greek islands known as the Cyclades. According to mythology, Delos is the birthplace of the god Apollo and his twin sister, Artemis, which is possoibile visit the temple daily excursions to the ancient ruins of Delos from Mykonos accessible. The charming Cycladic architecture made ​​of white cubic houses with blue doors and windows are green and perfect location in Mykonos.

Moving in Mykonos is a breeze. Most beaches are just minutes away from Mykonos town, served by taxis and buses. Mykonos Town, known as the "Chora", is a maze of extremely narrow streets paved with stone, adorned with colorful flowers and lined with traditional houses, chic shops, trendy boutiques and stylish jewelry stores. In the original plan of the maze of streets there was the need to confuse invaders and help the citizens to protect themselves from pirates. The variety of shops, cafes, taverns, restaurants, discos and night clubs in Mykonos property by it's incredible. Just get to the port to discover countless bars, bistros and cafes, or stretch on the stretch of waterfront homes with foundations that sink into the sea and therefore called Little Venice, or the main shopping street, Matoyianni, lined with restaurants and boutiques.

At the antipodes of Mykonos Town is the village of Ano Mera, which offers a taste of rural life in Greece. This small village is home to the famous monastery Tourliani which has a beautiful courtyard and a small bell. The square (plateia), surrounded by traditional Greek tavernas shaded by trees, is at center stage in the life of the village, the square is not visible when moving from the main road. Ano Mera may seem like nothing compared to the more frenzied Mykonos town and offers little in terms of entertainment and shops, but it's worth a stop to enjoy the hospitality of the village.

Last but not least, are the beaches of Mykonos! While Mykonos Town is the epicenter of the action to the small island of Mykonos, its many beaches and bays are designed for tourists. Places such as Agios Stefanos, Platis Gialos, Psarou resort beaches are quiet. With other Paradise, Super Paradise and Paranga-are extremely crowded and offer young people the chance to party, sex, romance and relaxation in a non-stop mix of sun, sea, sand, and fun dance music. The clear, blue multi-color of the Aegean, with the intensity of the greek sun and the sand beneath your feet revives the senses.

Getting to Mykonos: Mykonos is accessible by plane from most international airports via Athens. The flight time from Athens to Santorini is approximately 20 minutes. Nearly all international scheduled flights arriving in Athens allow adequate time to take the connecting flight to Mykonos. Numerous charter flights from several European cities fly directly to the island during the summer. During the same period Mykonos is also connected by direct flights to and from Thessaloniki. Mykonos can be reached by ferry with regular services from the port of Piraeus in Athens, Thessaloniki, Santorini and Crete (and almost all the Cyclades islands). The journey by ferry takes about 3-6 hours depending on the type of ferry, hydrofoil or catamaran and ports of call. On a daily basis to high-speed ferries and hydrofoils, which takes about 3 hours, are available only during the summer and leave the port of Piraeus, from numerous other Cycladic islands and Crete.

Mykonos Town
Little Venice - Mykonos Town
Platys Gialos - Mykonos
Paranga - Mykonos
Paradise Beach Party - Mykonos

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