Mykonos is the glamorous, hedonistic party island of Greece made famous by Jackie O and the adored holiday destination of the celebrity. Yet this cosmopolitan social scene contrasts greatly with the unhurried quietness of the traditional villages of the island. Mykonos has glorious sandy beaches, a unique type of Cycladic architecture and endless parties  


Pretty Good Beaches

All the beaches on Mykonos are sandy with clear water, many have watersports facilities and most have a lively party scene.

Super Paradise & Paradise Beaches, Platis Gialos
These are the two most famous beaches. There are watersports facilities, a non-stop party atmosphere and is also a favourite of homosexuals and nudists.

Lia Beach, Kalafatis
This is a quieter beach also with watersport facilities.

Elia Beach
A good sandy beach with watersport facilities.

Psarou Beach
Spot the celebrity at this beach! You have to visit this beach once in your stay.

Agios Ioannis Beach, near Ornos
A very nice, sandy beach quieter than the norm for Mykonos.>>>>>
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Pretty Delicious! Food and Drink

Bars, nightclubs and beaches are what has put Mykonos on the map. However, there are local delicacies to try including a local spicy sausage, 'tyrovoulia' cheese, onion pie, excellent seafood, 'siglinia' which is cured pork, 'Iouzes' which is seasoned and dried pork meat, 'kopanisti' cheese and 'amigdalota' which is a sweet made from almonds.>
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Pretty Cultural & Pretty Good Days Out

If you can tear yourself away from the party, then you might want to explore some of Mykonos's villages. The architecture of Mykonos is typically cubist, linear and sparse with blue and white buildings but is unique to Cycladic architecture since the corners of buildings are smooth and asymmentrical. There are colourful wooden doorways and shutters adding any extra zing to the palette.

Little Venice
Little Venice is part of Mykonos Town so called because of the two storey, brightly painted, Venetian style houses that seem to be right on the waves.

The Windmills
A landmark of Mykonos, the four windmills are situated on a hill opposite Little Venice in Mykonos Town. From here, there is a magnificent view.

Island of Delos
Delos has been the spiritual centre of Greece since ancient times when it was regarded as the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo. The Island of Delos is a UNESCO heritage site. Taxi boats operate daily trips from Plati Gialos.

Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, near port
Interesting finds from the various excavations.

Archaelogical Museum of Delos, near Ano Mili
An interesting collection of agricultural tools is on display.

Folkore Musuem, Kastro
Until tourism took off on Mykonos, the locals had to scratch around trying to make a living from the meagre earth of the island and from the sea. This museum has many items depicting the rural life of Mykonos before Jackie O.

Mykonos has over 250 churches and some have been famously photographed over the years. Don't miss the asymetrical 18th century church of Panagia Paraportiani or the Conventof the Panagia with its beautiful 18th Century icons or the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani who is the Patron Saint of the island.>
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Tel: 22890 22400

Tel: 22890 22327>
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Pretty Greek Festivals

Throughout Greece, every island and place has its share of festivals. A religious ceremony is held in the local church followed by eating, drinking, dancing and fireworks until dawn.

Feast of the Panagia 15th August
Celebrated all over Greece, this ceremony is in honour of the Virgin Mary. On Mykonos it is particularly celebrated at the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani.

Summer Festival
During the summer months, an arts festival is held on Mykonos and artists from all over the world are invited to perform.>
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Health and Emergency

Tel: 22890 23994

Medical Centre
Tel: 22890 22211
Mobile: 6944 339292

Tel: 22890 22235

Port Police
Tel: 22890 22218>>>>>
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Pretty Sporty

Windsurfing & Watersports
Windsurfing Mykonos, Kalafati Bay
(If you have your own equipment, Ftelia Beach is also good.)

Scuba Diving
Mykonos Diving Centre, Psarou Beach

Dive Adventures, Perissa>>>>>
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