Explore the vibrant town of Mykonos
Mykonos, an island and town that features amongst the world's top tourist destinations. This richly cosmopolitan town attracts visitors from around the world to its sunny, vibrant shores. Mykonos' past is just as vivid as its present.
Archeologists have uncovered relics leading to the conclusion that the island was settled in the 11th century BCE by the Ionians. However, evidence of a tribe from 3000 BCE has recently been revealed. The island was likely used as a supply island or holiday destination for individuals from nearby Delos.
According to mythology, the island of Mykonos, was the site for a great battle between Zeus of Poseidon with the Gigantes.
Today, the island of Mykonos is renowned for its stunning beaches with bright blue waters, water sports, tavernas and vibrant atmosphere. Celebrities from all over can be spotted ambling along the white-washed streets of Mykonos. Many famous individuals have purchased holiday homes on the island. Mykonos town or Khóra is the hub of the island featuring white-washed houses, ancient windmills, churches, boutiques, cafés and more. Mykonos is best known for its somewhat wild night-life. With several bars to check out and clubs to dance the night away, the party never ends. In, fact the party only begins after 12. Several world-famous DJs play at the beach bars of Paranga, Paradise and Super Paradise.
During the day you can relax in the sun at one of the many beaches dotting the coastline of Mykonos. Alternatively, take a walk through the town and stop in at the Archeological museum. The museum displays sculptures, pottery and other relics from the island of Delos and Rínia. At the Aegean Maritime Museum you can observe navigation equipment, models of ships and maps. Paraportianí church is a must on your itinerary.
There are several hotels in Mykonos, catering for different budgets. Mykonos' hotels offer great service and spectacular views of different areas of the island. Mykonos can be reached by air or by water.
If you're looking for an unforgettable holiday, Mykonos is the island for you. Whether you prefer to unwind on the beach and enjoy a delicious meal in the evening or want to party until the next day, Mykonos is your dream Greek island destination.