Mykonos- Superb beaches & non-stop party
Mykonos Island is pictured by superb beaches, whitewashed cube houses, sophisticated nightlife, non-stop party. Mykonos has something for everyone. Busy beaches as well as quiet beaches, plain local tavernas as well as sophisticated international restaurants. Mykonos town is a picturesque Cycladic town with a maze of tiny streets and whitewashed steps lanes and houses.
Mykonos is one of the most famous of the Greek islands and one of the world's most popular holiday resorts. It is well known as a cosmopolitan destination and recognised as one of the great travel meccas.
Mykonos claims to have the most sophisticated night life in Greece. Mykonos town has a vast range of stylish cafe bars, restaurants, and state of the art bars and discos. When the sun sets, the rhythm becomes vibrant, the town's maze of tiny streets are buzzling till the morning. You can experience everything you want, as much as you want it, as much as you can handle it. Everything is nearby, just beside you.
Mykonos has daily ferry connections with Piraeus (Athens Port), Rafina (Athens port on Attica east coast), Tinos, Syros, Paros, Naxos, Ios, Santorini and Andros. It is also connected with Crete (Heraklion), Amorgos, Samos, Ikaria, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos and most of Cyclades Islands.
Mykonos has international airport. There are daily flight connections with Athens International Airport. Check for flights from / to Santorini, Heraklio (Crete), Rhodes, Thessaloniki.
There are 3 bus terminals in three different areas of the island. The bus terminal at Fabrica serves Platys Gyalos, Psarou, Ornos, Agios Ioannis, Paradise and Paraga. The bus terminal at OTE area serves Ano Mera, τον Kalafati and Elia. The bus terminal at the Old Port serves New Port and Agios Stefanos. The beaches are also linked to Mykonos harbour by regular boats.
Taxis, car and motorbike rental is also available.
There are daily excursion boats to Delos Island.
Agios Stefanos, beautiful sand, north of Mykonos Town
Agios Sostis, nice beach, one of the most remote on the island
Agrari, isolated beautiful beach
Elia, one of the most beautiful on the island, outstanding golden sand
Fokos, excellent sand, quiet
Ftelia, located in Panormos bay, a choice for wind surfing
Kalafatis, marvellous sandy beach, well organized
Kalo Livadi, beautiful, popular, well organized sandy beach
Korfos, exposed to north winds, ideal for wind surfing
Megali Ammos, 10 minutes walk from Mykonos Town, exposed to north winds
Ornos, beautiful sandy beach
Paradise, beautiful and crowded beach, famous since the days of hippies
Platys Gyalos, beautiful golden sand beach
Psarou, golden sand and emerald waters with excellent infrastructure
Super Paradise, maybe the most famous beach on the island, party beach
Visit Delos Island, one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece
Delos Island was the most important sanctuary in Ancient Greece and according to mythology the birth place of Apollo and Artemis. The first signs of habitation on the island date from the 3rd millennium B.C., and important remains of the Mycenaean period have been uncovered in the area of the sanctuary. In the 7th century B.C. Delos was already a known Ionic centre because of its religious importance as the birth-place of Apollo. The Delos archaeological sanctuary is listed by Unesco as one of mankind's most important cultural and historical sites.
Delos is an uninhabited island and overnight stay on Delos is forbidden
Getting to Delos: There are daily excursion boats from Mykonos and neighbour islands.
Hora (Mykonos Town)
is a stunningly pretty town, with the brightly painted balconies of the whitewashed cube shaped houses and a maze of narrow streets, is gathered around its harbour in the middle of a wide bay. Traffic is banned from Mykonos town center, thus the character of the town has been preserved.
There is no need to mention the world famous vibrant nightlife, where the island dances till the morning, no need to mention the numerous smart restaurants neither the bustling jewellers and boutiques.
On the Kastro hill is the island's oldest church, Panagia Paraportiani (picture on the right), an arrangement of four chapels into one.
Places of interest include the Archaeological Museum which exhibits finds from tombs on the nearby island Rhenia, vases and sculptures, the Nautical Museum of the Agean (close to Tria Pigadia square) with navigation instruments, old maps and model ships. The Folklore Museum exhibits a collection of icons, folk musical instruments, costumes and textiles.
is a busy coarse sand resort with some hotels near its beach and water sports.
is the island's single village. The interesting nearby Panagia Tourliani Monastery has fine wood-carvings and a collection of icons and treasures.
is 8 kilometers away from Mykonos and linked with frequent buses from Mykonos town. Elia is probably the best beach in Mykonos.
is a small heaven, a beautiful coarse sand beach with a few tavernas, hotels and rooms.
is the all over tan sandy beach is well sheltered by its headland. Next to Paradise, Super Paradise used to be a mainly gay beach; today is mixed.
is a lively and stylish resort with many hotels and restaurants, was the original Mykonos resort. There are two sandy beaches both offering water sports and sub-aqua.
Distance from Piraeus Port: 94 Nautical Miles
Medical Center: 22890 23998
Tourist Police: 22890 22482
Police: 22890 22716
Port Police: 22890 22218
Municipality: 22890 22201
Mykonos Airport: 22890 22327
Archaeological Museum: 22890 22325
Delos Museum: 22890 22259
Delos Archaeological site: 22890 22259