Mykonos Island. An island for all and for all tastes
Mykonos belongs to the Cycladic Island cluster, covers an area of 85,48 m² and enjoys 81 km of coastline and unique beauty spots that make it one true island paradise for holidays. It is a typically Cycladic island, with a mostly barren and dry landscape, dotted with small or larger bays, quaint little villages and seaside resorts. Well known as the “party island of the elite”, Mykonos has been in the top holiday list of the celebrities for more than 60 years.
The unique combination of the extreme opposites is its strongest asset. There is no other place where one can enjoy the perfect mix and match of the past and the present, the morning serenity and the evening wild nightlife, the quaint landscapes and the high-end resorts, the traditional tavernas and the gourmet restaurants… Mykonos is a place where you can do everything – sightseeing, walking, trekking, swimming, diving, sailing- or just nothing. You can relax and unwind at the beach and finish the day sipping a cocktail at the privacy of your hotel or you can party all day and all night long, until the early morning hours.
That is why it is an island for everyone, for all people and for all tastes!
Mykonos is widely known for its sandy beaches, among which the most known are Megali Ammos, Ftelia, Kalafatis and Korfos, which are ideal for windsurfing, due to high winds. Also, Platys Gialos, an organized beach with golden sand, Psarou and Elia, meeting point of the elit and celebrities, Ornos, which is packed with yachts and sunseekers and Kalo Livadi, a popular and organized beach. Those who want to enjoy the sun but also be away from the crowds, opt for Aghia Anna, Agrari, Foko, Mersini and the secluded Kapari. Naturalists choose Paradise and Super Paradise while nudism is also allowed in the end of Panormos beach, in Elia and Paragka.
Mykonos gets high scores as far as entertainment concerned, with numerous bars and lounge clubs, which attract all sorts of fans and clubbers for endless dancing and partying. From the beach bars [Tropicana Beach Bar, Sol Y Mar, Ammos] to the night clubs and bars [Pierros, Ramrod, Caprice, Semeli, Scandinavian Bar], the choices are endless and the fun is guaranteed.
Mykonos is also ideal for short island tours, with most notable the Museum-Island of Delos, but also can be used as a starting point for island hopping, to nearby Syros, Tinos, Paros, Naxos, Sifnos, Serifos islands, which can also be visited on day tours.
Endless beaches – hopping & perfect sea settings
The possibilities are endless and cater to all tastes. The western beaches are occupied by Tourlos and Aghios Stefanos villages. However, the best are to be found in the south part of the island, well protected from the northern winds [meltemia]. Megali Ammos, Ftelia and Korfos beaches are ideal for windsurfing, due to high winds. Those seeking more crowded beaches, head for Platys Gialos [an organized beach with golden sand], Psarou [one of the best and more popular on the island, meeting point of the elit and celebrities], Elia [a cosmopolitan, fully organized sandy beach],
Ornos [filled with yachts and sunseekers], Aghios Ioannis [an organized beach facing Delos], Kalo Livadi [a popular and organized beach], Aghia Anna [with sunbeds but quiet], Kalafatis [awarded with a Blue Flag, a sports and windsurfing paradise], and the still quaint Paragka, which attracts the young and restless. Naturalists choose Paradise and Super Paradise while nudism is also allowed in the end of Panormos beach, in Elia and Paragka. For those who vote for quieter beaches, Agrari [with its golden sand and the clear blue waters], Foko, Mersini, the secluded Kapari and the spotless beach of Aghios Sostis are a must.
From Platys Gialos and Ornos you can take the boat to Paragka, Super Paradise, Paradise, Elia, Agrari, Platys Gialos, Psarou. [Association of boatmen Platis Yalos “Agios Artemios”, tel. [22890 22032]
Local tastes and all - night fun
You can start your gourmet tours by tasting local delicacies in the traditional taverns and finish at high end fusion restaurants with more exclusive dining. We suggest that you stick to tradition or, at least not leave the island without tasting its local specialties: onion pies with trovoli cheese, snails with red sauce or rice, mackerel with capers, sea urchins with sauce vinegrette, scallops, mussels, kopanisti and xynotyro [2 local cheeses], marathokeftedes, spaghetti with garlic, asparagus with eggs and fried green tomatoes, aromatic mykonian louza [Dry, salted pork fillet].
For desert, try honey pies, with trovolia cheese and honey baked on pastry, pasteli, a specialty made with sesame seed and almond confectionery, local soumada drink, made from almonds.
Mykonos gets high scores as far as entertainment concerned, with numerous bars and lounge clubs, which attract all sorts of fans and clubbers for endless dancing, all day and all night long.
From the beach bars [Tropicana Beach Bar, Solymar, Ammos] to the night clubs and bars [Pierros, Ramrod, Caprice, Semeli, Scandinavian Bar], the choices are endless and fun guaranteed.