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Mykonos Island: magical & welcoming destination of the world: top Aegean spot to be and see: your perfect holiday choice ...
beautiful, cosmopolitan, friendly, and safe.
Spring, Autumn & Winter-seasons: Calm & ideal for relaxing and romance, plus a real " must-do" on any Greek island-hopping tour.
Summer-season: Lively & bustling: the great vacation spot for fun and meeting friends/ people from the world over. July and August mean great beach-time & big parties, loads to enjoy for the young and the young at heart. Mykonos Island offers finest beaches, vibrant nightlife with a huge choice of  clubs, top-class hotels and restaurants

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Mykonos has a superb choice of hotels
( luxury to economical), summer rentals, villas, direct flights from all over Europe, plus many interesting one-day excursions & cruises.
Mykonos Accommodation Center, offers a personalized way to book your lodgings & travel arrangements..all in real time.

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Island Presentation
Areas & Beach settlements
Travel to Mykonos
All lodging possibilities
Activities & things to do: Sports, Beaches, Excursions
Transportation: Car & Bikes

Mykonos among the highly reputed & successful tourism islands of the world; famed  cosmopolitan destination with major up-market & contemporary facilities, welcomes countless scores of discerning tourists and regular visitors each year from the world over. MYKONOS GENERAL INFORMATION

Mykonos one of the Cyclades islands, in the Central Aegean Sea, close to Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos. Spans an area of 105.183 km2 (41 sq mi) and reaches 341 m (1,119 ft) at its highest point. Mykonos a maximum 14 km long and 10 km wide. The length of the coastline amounts to 81 km, and the shoreline penetrates deep into the land with the  Ftelia and Korfos Bays.

 Mykonos awarded for the 7th consecutive year
from 2004 till 2010

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The island is primarily granite-based and mainly arid. It has little natural fresh water but has 2 excellent reservoirs ( in Marathi and Fokos), plus a desalination seawater plant: all cater the island needs throughout the year. The total permanent population is estimated at 9,320 residents in accordance with the municipality of Mykonos. (census of 2001) but is probably greater now.

The majority of locals live on the island's west side, where renowned Mykonos Town, also called Chora is located.
 Mykonos is mostly probably named after an ancient local hero, thought to be an offspring of Apollo (the god widely worshipped in Antique Greece and who was born on the neighbouring island of Delos).
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discover Mykonos by area: Mykonos Town to all beach areas - choose the perfect location for your hotel, beach, restaurant, water sport and visit...

Mykonos island is renowned for its: - Traditional & unique Cycladic architecture, - Magnificent sandy beaches,
- Excellent shopping and dining facilities, - Cosmopolitan lifestyle, - diverse and fun nightlife .

Mykonos is visitor-full mid July till end-August. Quieter accommodation-time to visit Mykonos is sunny, cooler May through June (early  season) or September till mid-October (end summer season) as more choice and more economical.  

Mykonos town - Around town, outskirts
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Mykonos Town (Chora) is a stunning, a  picturesque Cycladic town with a maze of tiny streets, whitewashed steps, houses, colourful doors and plants and myriad of chapel churches; all gathered around its wide-bay harbour. One of the most busiest & cosmopolitan towns in the Aegean. Main streets are lined with shops, boutiques, art galleries, cafes, stylish bars and restaurants, yet Mykonos Town retains its special  identity. Its traditional Cycladic architectural style and character -despite the island's rapid growth and development- is firmly intact, all thanks to the island’s strict care & building regulations.

You can shop or window shop at the many small boutiques carrying exclusive brand names - among them outstanding Greek jewelers & art-galleries - or at the attractive local souvenir and product shops. Most shops open seven days a week (some clos 2pm - 5pm), many are open till very late-night in high season.There are no large department stores). ATM's are available throughout town.
Mykonos Town main attractions are: The Windmills, Little Venice (Alefkandra district), Panagia Paraportiani church and it's ever loved Petros the Pelican, the island mascot.

You can also visit the various museums including :the Archaeological, Folklore, & Maritime Museums, also Lena's House, and the working Boni Windmill.

Beach areas 3, 4 or 5 km away from town
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Nearly all beaches have tavernas, restaurants/bars and are well equipped with with deck chairs and parasols.
€ 12 for a set of two deck chairs plus umbrella is usual price.
Many favourite beaches are on the island's south side of the island and sheltered from any north wind.
Platys Gialos: busy tourist & family-organized beach. Multiple hotels, apartments and beach bars, sunbeds etc line the long sandy beach shoreline; regular bus service from Town..
Ornos: also a busy family and tourist beach...attractive sandy beach, with sun beds and umbrellas, slopes gently into the sea: several beach restaurants & bars, regular bus service.
+ mearby 1 km further away from the Ornos?korfos area 2 villa residential areas Aleomandra & Costa Ilios, & Pouli hillside location.
Agios Ioannis: small peaceful beach in sheltered bay, 2 good restaurants, snorkeling.
Psarou: upmarket beach especially popular with VIP & jet Setters from all over the world + Greek celebrities. Pretty bay, beach & surroundings, plus famous restaurant Nammos & luxury hotel, + nearby mountain location Agios Lazaros.
Paranga:lovely long, sandy beach with lively beach bar and quality taverna. Good camping site off the beach and 2 good quality hotels.
Agios Stefanos: another organized, family-favourite, sandy beach, restaurants, sun beds, and regular bus service.
Paradise (Kalamopodi): probably the most popular party beach on the island. Camping, self-service restaurant, cafeteria, snack bars, beach bars/discos, and mini-markets. Nude bathing is still common.

Further out (+8km) and some isolated beaches
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Buses every hour to Elia, Kalafati, Kalo Livadi, own transport recommended for Super Paradise, Agios Sostis & Panormos, Houlakia, Agrari & Lia.

Elia (south coast) is one of the largest beaches on Mykonos. Very well organized beach with sun-beds and umbrellas, and various water sports (ski and jet-ski), three restaurants plus taverns. Also gay-popular.
Kalafati (east coast): very large/wide, beautiful and less organized beach: favorite with windsurfers.
Kalo Livadi (east coast): long, calm sandy beach. Beach tavernas offer quality food & ambiance. Some small hotels available.
Super Paradise (Plintri), (south coast): restaurants, beach bars and villas. Still gay-popular, especially the right-hand side (facing sea)nude bathing frequent. Around 4PM the music goes up and loud; time to leave for some, time to party for others.
Agios Sostis (north coast): faces east onto Panormos Bay. Is a remoter beach of the island, well loved by those seeking calm and simplicity.
reputed taverna above beach, serves grills and salads.
Panormos, (north coast): also facing east onto Panormos Bay, a long sandy more lively organized beach then neighbouring Agios Sostis. Calm at end beach.
Ftelia beach halfway Town & Ano Mera Village: famous for windsurfing, but now with restaurants & villas...
Agrari (south coast): well liked but calmer, less crowded then nearby Elia. Well organized, taverna, plus water sports. Acess by road a bit more difficult then other beaches.
Lia, (east coast): pretty, popular, sandy beach. Tiny original fishermen houses, also villas; one small fish tavern, & large beach restaurant.
+ furthest villa area Tigani.

Ano Mera village and more remote countryside, hilltop areas (own transport needed)
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Ano Mera the 2nd main village of Mykonos and located mid-island, about 7km east of Mykonos Town; The only true/structed inland settlement on the whole of Mykonos, about 7 km east of Mykonos Town. Ano Mera center is a large pedestrian-only village square. The impressive monastery of Panagia Tourliani, founded in 1542, looks onto the square and is Ano Mera's main highlight and tourist attraction. Bus service available but own transport reccommended.

Getting around the island
For more detailed information click to our local transport page.
Buses: Bus network for a lot of the island. There are two bus stations on 2 opposite sides of Mykonos town.
Taxis: Only 30 Taxis on the island, so long queues/waiting time and great payeince needed in high season. 24hour Service.
Water Taxis: Platis Yialos Boat Service: regular service plus a fun/original way to access south beaches.
Car or Motorbike/Quads/Scooters: Car/Bike rental is the freedom way to explore the island, especially the remoter beaches/locations.
Find our wide range of cars and bikes here.

Getting to Mykonos by plane or boat / sea or air
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Boats to Mykonos (nb 2 harbours)
Daily regular Greek ferries & high-speed catamarans from mainland Piraeus and Rafine ports From the Greek mainland ferries and high-speed catamaran services run daily from Piraeus and Rafina ports.
Piraeus (Athens) - Mykonos takes approx 4h 30min and up to 5h 15min, depending on the ferry type you take/choose. All ferries to Mykonos depart Port Gate 7(?)

If arriving at Athens airport, you are much closer to ferries at Rafina Port.
Rafina - Mykonos takes approx 2h 10min up to 5h 30min, depending on ferry type

Mykonos can be reached directly from other Cycladic islands (Tinos, Syros, Paros etc)

Planes to Mykonos
Mykonos airport, approx 3km away from Mykonos main town. Daily Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines flights to/from Athens airport (flight time 35 minutes). Less frequent flights to/from Rhodes, Santorini and Crete (Heraklion) by Sky Express airlines. High Season only.
May - October several European/Europe based charter airlines fly directly to Mykonos.

Click for practical general tourist information that any Mykonos visitor needs to know  
Enoplon Dynameon No 10 (upper floor)
(end Matoyianni Street : main street)
Postal Address: P.O.Box 58 - 84600 Mykonos - GREECE
Tel: +30-2289023160 or 2289023408 or 2289028160. Fax: 2289024137.
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Last updated November 27th. 2016