• Amorgos

    Amorgos

    swimming in "the big blue"

  • Antiparos

    Antiparos

    tiny but secluded

  • Koufonissi

    Koufonissi

    the jewel of the small cyclades

  • Kythnos

    Kythnos

    with innumerous sandy beaches and coves

  • Sifnos

    Sifnos

    a dreamlike destination

Mykonos island

Mykonos island took its name from the grandson of Apollo “Mykonos” and is located close to the centre of the Cycladic complex. It is the epitome of glamour meets simplicity. Like Santorini it is particularly famous for the cosmopolitan atmosphere and even more exciting nightlife. Holidays on Mykonos are a magnificent experience! The picturesque Cycladic architecture and the magnificent beaches coupled with all the activities and sense of freedom make even the most retiring of people come out of their shell. The things to do on Mykonos Greece are many and varied, from a walk along the narrow streets of Chora with the official mascot of Mykonos, Petros the pelican, to watching the sunset at Little Venice.

Mykonos island in Cyclades, Greece

Every kind of accommodation is available on Mykonos from Luxurious hotels to the most humble and spartan of rooms for rent. All the beaches are world class and a swim at any of them borders on the exotic experience. Super Paradise, Paradise and Kalo Livadi are excellent for a swim and sunbathe. The evenings to early morning are the domain of the party goers when the island comes to life at the many bars and clubs at Mykonos Town the whitewashed paradise.

Set out on a journey to discover a fascinating world where . On Mykonos celebrities, college students and families mingle together to celebrate the Greek summer. Whether you are an entertainment junkie out for a real good time, or a visitor who wishes to explore the island’s history and tradition, Mykonos will certainly meet your expectations.

In contrast to other Cycladic capitals, the capital town (Hóra) spreads out over a wide area and is one of the best examples of Cycladic architecture. The narrow marble paved streets and whitewashed houses with colourful doors and window frames, bougainvillea trees in purple bloom and several hidden churches are perfect for photo opportunities.

Visit the church of Panagia Paraportiani, then above the harbour, go take a look at the Town hall and the castle and don’t forget to visit the Archaeological, Folklore and Maritime Museums to learn more about the history of the island. The pedestrian shopping streets of Hóra, always colourful and busy, offer a wonderful shopping opportunity. Lined with brand name stores, charming cafés and stylish restaurants, Matoyánni Street has much to see and taste.

Dominated by grand captains’ mansions with colourful balconies and stylish windows, one of the most scenic corners of the island is Alefkántra otherwise known as “Little Venice”, an 18th century district, with balconies over the sea. Coffee at a waterfront café is a lazy affair where you can admire the view of the whitewashed windmills on the hillside above, vivid against the of the blue sky.

Áno Merá is the second traditional settlement of Mykonos situated around the historic monastery of Panagia Tourliani and to the north, at Fteliá, lies an important Cycladic Neolithic settlement, and a Mycenaean tomb dating back to the 14th-13th century BC.

The southern coast beaches have wild parties day and night. Paradise and Super Paradise familiar to all while Órnos and Psaroú are the favorites of families. A visit to to Platis Yalós, reveals a well-organized beach where lazy sun-bathing is the norm while the “quiet” beach experience is toward the northern coast of the island, like Agrári, Agia Ánna, Agios Stéfanos Houlákiaand Kápari.

There is a great selection of beaches for windsurfing that attract surfers and sailors from all over the world! The best are Fteliá, Kalafátis, Kórfos and Meyáli Ámmos. Tennis and mini golf are at Ayios Stéfanos, whereas beach volley is at Agia Anna. for the more adventurous sea parachuting or jet skiing can be found at Eliá or Kalafátis and diving fans can go exploring at any of the beaches this is on offer. September is ideal for diving, because the water is warm and visibility is good.

Finally, you can explore the island by renting a caique or a boat with its captain and having him take you to secluded beaches, don’t forget to arrange a pick up time! Or alternatively, you can take a boat tour around the nearby islets and partake in some fishing with the captain.

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CYCLADES ISLANDS
Amorgos island

Amorgos island

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Anafi island

Anafi island

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Andros island

Andros island

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Antiparos island

Antiparos island

This tiny island who approximately 1200 people call home, is located west of ...

Delos island

Delos island

One of the most famous travel destinations in Cyclades is Delos, this tiny uninhabited ...

Donoussa island

Donoussa island

Located east of Naxos, Donoussa is a small and hard to reach island with ...

Folegandros island

Folegandros island

Steep rocky cliffs plunge into the Aegean to form small sandy beaches in between ...

Iraklia island

Iraklia island

The ideal destination for quaint holidays in the Cyclades is Iraklia. Just a dot ...

Ios island

Ios island

The flower of the Cyclades Íos (means flower) or Niós , as the locals call it ...

Kea island

Kea island

Kea (locally also known as Tzia) is the westernmost inhabited island of the ...

Keros island

Keros island

The islet of Keros called Keria in ancient times, is located just 2 nautical ...

Kimolos island

Kimolos island

Kimolos is located on the southwestern edge of Cyclades only 900 meters from ...

Koufonissia island

Koufonissia islands

Two islands are separated by a narrow strait, just 200 meters. At Kato Koufonissi ...

Kythnos island

Kythnos island

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Milos island

Milos island

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Mykonos island

Mykonos island

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Naxos island

Naxos island

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Paros island

Paros island

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Santorini island

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Schinoussa island

Schinoussa island

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