Mykonos Island, Greece
Mykonos Greece is your super stylist party island &
your mythical Greek island holiday destination.
Mykonos Island offers charm, golden sandy
beaches, amazing nightlife, cosmopolitan lifestyle,
and glitz and glamour under the summer sun.
Why Mykonos (Myconos) Island is a world popular tourist resort destination?
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Mykonos Island, the Aegean Sea’s glittering island, with its sugar cube white houses, narrow
streets, small churches, and special charm is part of the Cyclades group of islands. Mykonos,
Greece a treeless, rocky, but fertile island is very popular for artists, fashion designers, and
celebrities and is one of the most popular island destinations for nightlife in Europe. Mykonos
Island’s cosmopolitan character, sophisticated nightlife, rich history and culture, plus its stunning
natural beauties, picturesque villages and charming harbours, makes it one of the most desirable
holiday destinations in the world. Mykonos Island is cosmopolitan, glamorous holiday resort for the
rich and famous and for a diverse group of people.
Mykonos Island is stylish and hip and attracts young singles who want to have fun under the hot
sun. Mykonos offers young tourists the liveliest club scene, famous beach parties, summer full
moon beach parties, and exciting nightlife. Mykonos Island is charming and relaxing with tranquil
sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets. Mykonos Island offers families and couples quaint villages,
cultural events, museums, churches, shopping, and beach activities for unforgettable summer
holidays on a mythical Greek island. Mykonos island is gay-friendly and hospitable to all tourists.
Mykonos Island is very crowded during the high season, July & August, as well as expensive.
Mykonos remains the social magnet for vacationing Greek and international celebrities. Mykonos
is famous for having trendy bars, stylish cafés, upscale restaurants, fashionable boutiques, with
cosmopolitan atmosphere. Jackie Onassis, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot put
Mykonos on the jet-set circuit during the '60s, but recently Mykonos Island has become a favorite
summer hot spot for world famous fashion designers, celebrities, glitz and glamour. Celebrities
Sarah Jessica Parker, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Elizabeth Hurley, Paris Hilton, Hugh Jackman, and P
Diddy have visited Mykonos and Jean Paul Gaultier and Roberto Cavalli own holiday homes in the
island. Sarah Jessica Parker loves Greece and she would love to make “Sex and the City 3″
movie in Greece and especially in Mykonos Island.
Mykonos Town (Hora or Chora)
In Mykonos Town, you will find five of the most famous Mykonian windmills in the area of
Alefkandra next to the Little Venice area. The windmills of Mykonos Town are a landmark of the
island, which would be impossible to imagine the landscape without them. The windmills were built
by the Venetians during the 16th and continued through the early 20th Century due to the island’s
geographic location and the strong north winds that blow throughout most of the year. In the past
were about 16 operational windmills to mill wheat, but today none of them are operational and have
been renovated. The most famous windmill is Bonis and the majority of them serve as tourist
attractions. Today one of the windmills is a museum.
In Mykonos Town, you can find several museums: The Archaeological Museum which houses
excavation findings that date back to 5th century BC from the necropolis in near by islet of Rhenia;
the Folklore Museum which is housed in a Venetian Castle (Kastro), has collections of antique
furniture, Byzantine icons, Folkloric ceramics, and a collection of model boats; and the Aegean
Maritime Museum with exhibits of model rowing boats, sailing vessels and steam-powered ships,
from Prehistoric times until the present.
One of Mykonos Town’s attractions is "Petros the Pelican". Petros is a local celebrity that takes
casual walks around the port and loves to pose for photos. In 1954, a pelican was picked up at sea
after he became injured and separated from the rest of his flock. The pelican, which was named
“Petros” by the locals, settled on Mykonos Town and became the island’s mascot. Later on Jackie
Kennedy-Onassis donated a female pelican, “Irini”, to keep Petros companionship. After Petros
died, in 1986, the Hamburg Zoo donated another pelican, Petros II. In later years another young
pelican, “Nikolas”, fell on the island and made Mykonos Town its home. Nowadays, there are three
pelicans (Petros, Irini, & Nikolas) running around the port, posing for tourists.
Mykonos Island is famous for its beautiful
sandy beaches, its crystal clear tranquil sea,
water sports, and beach parties. During the high
season, July & August, most of the beaches are
very crowded; however there are some quiet
secluded beaches also. The most popular
beaches are the ones on the southern coast of
Platis Gialos Beach
Platis Gialos Beach is located 3 km from
Mykonos Town. Platis Gialos is a popular
family oriented beach with good bus and taxi
service from Mykonos Town. It’s a beautiful
sandy beach with straw umbrellas, sun beds,
water sports, restaurants, snack bars, shops,
and hotels. Platis Gialos is connected to other
beaches (Paradise & Super Paradise) of
Mykonos with boat service.
Paradise Beach is located 5 km from Mykonos Town on the south side of Mykonos Island.
Paradise Beach is the most famous beach in the island and attracts young crowds, mostly in their
20’s. It is a beautiful sandy beach with tranquil blue water and organized with sun beds umbrellas,
water sports, restaurants, beach bars, and clubs. Paradise Beach is known for the beach parties.
The music from the bars becomes loud starting at 4:00 PM and at night the beach transforms into
a club with dancing until morning hours. Also, during the summer months Paradise Beach hosts
the full moon beach parties. The "Hippies" during the 60's discovered paradise in Paradise Beach.
Paradise Beach can be reached by bus from Mykonos Town and by boat service (water taxi) from
Super Paradise Beach
Super Paradise Beach is located 7 km from Mykonos Town and just two miles from Paradise
Beach. Super Paradise is a magnificent beach with crystal clear blue water in a secluded area with
very little development. The golden sandy beach of Super Paradise is an organized beach with sun
beds, umbrellas, restaurants, bars and cafés. This beach also attracts young crowds and is famous
for the beach parties which start after 4:00 PM. Super Paradise is a nudist-friendly beach. Super
Paradise Beach is also gay-friendly. The beach can be reached by car and boat service (water taxi)
from Platis Gialos.
This charming seaside resort has a lot in common with Platis Gialos. Like most of the beaches in
Mykonos, it is very wide and sandy and offers plenty of holiday accommodations, sun-beds,
umbrellas, supermarkets and tourist shops. Ornos Beach carries a Blue Flag and is mostly family
orientated. Ornos Beach has scuba diving and snorkeling schools and is easily reached by bus from
Psarou Beach is located 5 km from Mykonos Town. Psarou Beach is an upscale beach that
attracts the rich and famous. Psarou Beach is a place to see and be seen. The beach is in a cove
with walk boards and is organized with sports, upscale restaurants, cafés, umbrellas, and sun beds.
This is a sophisticated, cool trendy beach as well as charming.
Kalo Livadi Beach
Kalo Livadi Beach is located 10 km from Mykonos Town and can be reached by bus. Kalo Livadi
Beach is a quiet, calm, sandy and family oriented beach. The beach is organized with umbrellas,
sun beds, tavernas and cafés.
Agios Stephanos Beach
Agios Staphanos is a sandy beach with crystal clear water close to the new port at the north side of
the island. The beach can be reached by bus from Mykonos Town. It is an organized beach with
water sport facilities, sun beds, umbrellas, and cafés. Agios Stephanos beach is very popular and
gets very crowded during the high season.
The famous historical Delos island, an ancient sanctuary, is a must see. Delos, the island of light,
is the birthplace of God Apollo and Goddess Artemis. Ancient Delos was the banking center of
the Aegean and home of the first multicultural civilization and trade. Delos was the hub island
around which the circling Cyclades are named. In Delos you will be able to see the famous Delos
“Lions”, the amphitheatre, ancient temples, a museum with breathtaking mosaic floors, statues,
and the Temple of Isis, the Egyptian Goddess.
The boat ride to Delos Island is 45 minutes long from the Old Mykonos Port. Boats run Tuesdays
to Sundays, starting at 9:00 AM. You will probably need to budget at least three hours. There are
also organized tours that you can take from Mykonos Town.
Mykonos the super stylist party island is famous for its nightlife. The nightlife of Mykonos Island is
considered among the best in Europe. Mykonos Town at night is a place that never sleeps.
Mykonos Island has cosmopolitan lifestyle and sophisticated nightlife. Mykonos is the island for
partying, with bars and clubs that remain open until the morning hours. In Mykonos Town there
are numerous trendy and sophisticated bars, cafés and clubs for every taste. Mykonos nightlife
focuses mostly on bars rather than clubs, actually a lot of the bars turn into clubs for dancing, but
also a number of big clubs can be found throughout the island. In Mykonos Town at the
neighborhood of Little Venice, you will find the most expensive bars and cafés.
Mykonos Town Nightlife
Cocktails at Caprice in Little Venice at dusk are a must. Caprice is a cool bar where you can party
from noon until dawn. Caprice bar, with its bohemian decor, lively music, and classy atmosphere
attracts many young crowds, Greek and international tourists. Mykonos bar is just across from
Caprice that plays mainstream and Greek pop music. Just around the corner you will find Veranda
bar with its unique character which is housed inside a charming quaint building. Semeri bar in
Little Venice offers sophisticated nightlife and is popular with celebrities. Rhapsody bar in Little
Venice is a famous nightlife destination. Galleraki is another bar with its poetic-artistic ambiance to
enjoy a drink during sunset.
Astra bar stylish and classy at fashionable Matoyianni (Matogianni) Street in Mykonos Town is
famous for its jet-setting clientele. Destijl bar (ex Celebrities bar) also on Motoyianni St. is cool
and popular and attracts trendy Greek crowds as well as celebrities. Here you will also find
Vengera bar and Aroma bar which mostly attracts Greek tourists. Bolero bar has good hip-hop
nights in Mykonos Town. Near the municipality of Mykonos Town is the famous Skandinavian
bar and club, which is very popular with the young crowds. It has two open bars and a disco at the
second floor and the best prices in Mykonos Town. Space is a popular dance club in Lakka
Square. Yacht Club is an after hours bar/club situated on the old harbor in Mykonos Town.
Remezzo along the harbor is a perfect bar to chill and dance with a diverse crowd. Anchor bar has
great eclectic house music and comfy couches. Pierros is the most popular gay bar with two levels,
an outdoor seating area, a café, and late night venues.
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