Welcome to the most famous cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. Set out on a journey to discover a fascinating world where glamour meets simplicity. Whether you are visiting Mykonos for the cosmopolitan, fancy experience or the most relaxed summer vacation, the island will not disappoint you. We are sure that Mykonos will exceed your expectations.
Stroll around the narrow marble streets and admire whitewashed houses with colorful doors and window frames, bougainvillea trees in purple bloom and hidden churches of the center of the island, Mykonos Hora. Explore the church of Panayia Paraportiani, the Town hall and the castle situated above the harbor. Don’t forget to visit the Archaeological, Folklore and Maritime Museums to take in a little history. Wander around the pedestrian shopping streets of the Hora,, always colorful and busy. The most glamorous of all is Matoyánni Street, lined with brand name stores, charming cafés and stylish restaurants. Soak up the atmosphere along the lively waterfront and admire a fleet of fishing boats casting colorful reflections in the azure waters. While you’re strolling around, don’t be surprised if you come across the official mascot of Mykonos, which is nothing other than a… pelican! Petros the Pelican was found by a fisherman after a storm in 1954, and eventually became the locals’ companion. In honor of Pétros, the locals have established a long tradition of pelicans wandering around the waterfront as an essential part of everyday life. One of the most scenic corners of the island, which you cannot miss, is Alefkántra or “Little Venice”, an 18th century district, dominated by grand captains’ mansions. With balconies perched over the sea, pictures of the famous Italian city spring to mind. Relax at a waterfront bar and enjoy the sunset colors paining the sky right in front of you. We suggest, sing the Hora as your base, set out on a trip to discover the beauties of the island.
Along the southern coast of the island you will find a great selection of the most cosmopolitan beaches. You may have heard of the parties that keep the crowds rocking day and night. Paradise and Super Paradise may already be familiar to you. On the other hand, Ornos, Psarou and Agios Sostis are favorite spots for families. You may also want to stop by Platis Gialos, a well-organized beach where you can soak up the sun lazing on a sun lounge. However, if you are looking for a serene beach to unwind with a book, pick a less organized one on the northern coast of the island, like Agia Anna, Kápari, and Agios Stefanos.
The island is a paradise for water sport enthusiasts! It is only natural that the “Island of the Winds” should attract surfers and sailors from all over the world. There is a great choice of beaches for windsurfing and kitesurfing;
however, the most secluded ones are considered to be the best. Choose Fteliá, Megali Ammos or Kalafatis Beach, for your water adventures. Play tennis or mini golf at Agios Stefanos, beach volleyball at Agia Anna or try sea
parachuting or jet skiing at Elia. Diving fans can do a little exciting exploration of the underwater magic of Mykonos. September is thought to be the best month for diving, as the water is warm and visibility is good down
at the seabed!
We also recommend taking a day trip to Delos, an archaeological gem just a short boat trip away. Delos was a sacred island in ancient times, and according to mythology was the birthplace of the twin gods Apollo and