Life on Mykonos is never stilled but slows to a gentler pace in the afternoon when the strong sun beats down on the island, although cooled by gentle breezes. Deep blue sea, lighter colour waves, with white towns and small villages, traditionally decked with blue painted shutters and doors.
Mykonos famous five windmills overlooking the town which has cube-like white houses and narrow pebble stone lanes where you might meet the island’s mascot – Petros the pelican.
There are bars, restaurants, and tavernas and along the seafront, a fish market located the “old port” (Delos ferries). Music with the sound of the discos ‘ pulsating life’ day and night as is also in Paradise and Super Paradise beaches. The Mykonos nightlife is second to none. If you are looking for a quieter time in Mykonos, low and early mid-season is the right time to choose.
Images of People, Mykonos Town fishmarket
Many churches, Mykonos Town (Chora) alone has over 60 churches. Panagia Paraportiani church, this unique complex of five churches, four of which are on the ground and the fifth on the roof, has become known as an iconic symbol of the island of Mykonos. Located in the Kastro part of the town. Agios Nikolaos church located in the old port of Mykonos Town along the sea and was built in the 4th century to honor Saint Nikolaos, the patron saint of fisherman.
Mykonos is a bare island with little vegetation, it’s also called “the island of the winds” due to the winds that beat the island for the most part of the time.
Some of Mykonos famous beaches
Super Paradise beach is the favourite for gay visitors to the island. The popular Cavo Paradiso Club is located here.
For windsurfers, there are the Kalafatis and Stella beaches.
The famous Paradise Beach with the favourite Tropicana Beach Bar. The party starts well before the sun sets and…
Agios Ioannis beach was made the world famous as the location for the award-winning motion picture “Shirley Valentine“. Located on the west side of the island, facing Delos.
Ornos Beach ideal for families and those in search of a quiet atmosphere. It’s well-developed, a family-friendly beach about 3km from Mykonos Town. Crowded during high season. Local bus from Mykonos Town.
Elia Beach is one of the longest beaches on Mykonos. Water sports facilities. Beach bars with music as famous DJs often visiting Elia Beach.
5km from Mykonos Town, Platos Gialos beach it’s a great family beach and easy to reach by taxi boat or local bus. Plenty of watersport opportunities here.
Get me to Mykonos
Direct flight to Mykonos (Small airport. 10th busiest in Greece) from several European countries including charter flights and scheduled flights. Distance 3km from Mykonos Town. Availability and price comparison with Momondo. Direct flights from Athens and other Greek airports.
Island Hoppers and ferry visitors plenty of daily arrivals (high season) Mykonos Ferry and Cruise Port. Located between 5.5km – 3.5km different routes often depending on traffic. Easy to check availability, book multiple routes, do your bookings with Ferries in Greece.