Area Guides: Mykonos

"The wisest men follow their own direction"
- Euripides, Greek Tragedian
  • Mykonos
  • Mykonos
  • Mykonos
  • Mykonos
  • Mykonos
  • Mykonos

Mykonos, or else The Island of The Winds, is part of the Cyclades, located in the middle of the Aegean Sea. It is accessible from sea (from the ports of Piraeus and Rafina – duration of travel ranges from 3 to 5 hours) and air (from The Athens International Airport duration of flight is 45 minutes, while Mykonos airport is also directly connected to major European cities). In addition, due to its location Mykonos is the perfect hub for private cruising in the central Aegean.

The island of Mykonos is legendary for its picturesque beauty, consisting of white houses, windmills and heavenly beaches. Night life of Mykonos is legendary, with the island being considered the ultimate party destination in the whole Mediterranean Sea, attracting rich and famous from all over the world.

In the alleys of Chora (the capital of the island) one can find everything, ranging from world class brands to traditional products and from quiet restaurants to famous night clubs. Many celebrities wander around in the area of Matogiannia and then enjoy a premium cocktail at sunset by the sea in scenic Little Venice.

Beaches of incomparable beauty invite one to explore all shades of blue, while some of them possess world class beach restaurants. Indicatively, one could mention the exceptionally well-organized Psarou beach and its glamorous beach bar-restaurant Nammos that has evolved to a beloved destination for the international jet set. At the same time, more private beaches, such as Fokos, promise one an exclusive view of the Aegean Sea and enchanting sunsets.

Moreover, Mykonos is linked via small boats to Delos. Delos is the best preserved ancient city in Greece. In the antiquity it was considered a sacred place, as it was believed to be the birthplace of Apollo (the God of Sun) and Artemis (the Goddess of Hunt, Wildlife, Childbirth). The archaeological museum of Delos is one of the most important museums of Greece, displaying rare sculptures, potteries, inscriptions and mosaics.

Mykonos is a unique combination of peacefulness and conviviality that attracts the elite from all over the world, rewarding at the same time those willing to discover its tranquil side.

Geographical Area : Mykonos