TRAVEL GUIDE TO MYKONOS
Mykonos is an island of the
Cyclades in the Aegean Sea in
Greece. Mykonos is surrounded to the west of Delos, Tinos and
Naxos in the north to the south. It has an area of 86 square
kilometres and approximately 9300 residents. The capital of the
island - the Chora - also called Mykonos. The island is one of the
most popular Greek islands with mass tourism.
According to mythology Heracles defeated here, during his twelve
deeds, a giant, which he threw into the sea and he became a stone
that was the island of Mykonos.
The island was named after Apollo's grandson
Mykonos. The archaeological remains on the island, indicate that the
island was inhabited by the ancient peoples of Ionia, as of the
first part of the eleventh century BC Recent discoveries in
addition, the island was headquarters of the Neolithic Kares tribe.
In the modern era the island was first occupied by the Ottoman
Empire and later the Republic of Venice. Over the last centuries the
Mykonos people have distinguished between the protagonists of the
struggles for Greek independence.
town is typical of the Cycladic architecture. Their characteristics
are white houses with flat roofs, colourful wooden doors and windows
and balconies adorned with flowers, are also remarkably steep
cobbled streets. Except in the Little Venice neighbourhood, which was
built entirely in Venetian style on the beach promenade.
Mykonos is served by an excellent ferry connection network with the
cities of Piraeus, Rafina, Heraklion (Crete), Santorini, Ios, Paros,
Naxos, Skiathos, Syros,
Thessaloniki and Tinos. The
serves, among others, Athens, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels,
Dusseldorf, Vienna, Munich and Zurich. Thus Mykonos is one of the
most accessible islands in the Cyclades.
This island was regarded as a haven for gays but
later we will pay to become the "capital" Summer of tolerance in
general. Nevertheless, the character as an alternative island was
very famous in the eighties and nineties, is much diminished in
recent years, both for the growing success of Mykonos in the world,
for both competition and other new locations.
Since the mid-60s the island had a large number of visitors who come
from many different countries. The arriving tourists expect on this
island most of all: the sun and the sandy beaches. Mykonos is often
described as the island of the winds. In summer the temperatures are
on Mykonos averaged 27 degrees Celsius. Such a climate, of course,
is an invitation to stay for several days on the beaches of this
island, which are not known to be wrong as the most beautiful of the
Aegean Sea. Even at the sight of the crystal clear water and golden
beach will be a sense of pure relaxation.
Beaches: South of Chora is the cove Korfos frequented mainly by
windsurfers who can exploit the strong winds in the area. Of course
it is not suitable for bathing. The nearby town of Agios Ioannis
however, is preferred by small family mostly by the noise of alien
Greek night parties taking place on the beaches of the south.
On the south coast from west to east include Ornos Bay, a beach for
families to just two kilometres from Chora, Platis Yalos and
Psarou.Two beaches on the bay next super-equipped and full of
Paraga two small beaches separated by a headland
Paradise beach is one of the most famous beaches of Mykonos, which
attracts mainly young people and characterized by the deafening din
of the music that never ends. Super Paradise beach, famous as the
Paradise suitable for those in search of quiet.Agrari a much quieter
beach on the bay of Elia. Elia beach has significant infrastructure
and many luxury hotels.
To the north of Chora are Agios Stefanos and the beaches Tourlos and
Today, Mykonos is a cosmopolitan island home to
thousands of tourists every year. Many Greek and international
celebrities spend their summer holidays on the island and it is not
unusual to see a walk along the white walls of city buildings, or
dinner in the dining rooms of local restaurants. Mykonos is also
famous for its many many nightclubs that in the summer lit up the
night by the light of dawn. The center hosts many entertainments and
you are lost in a web of white alleys, pubs, nightclubs and shops,
all open 24 hours a day.