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.
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.
It is located in the Kastro of Mykonos town, in an old, two-storey, captain’s house. Six main exhibition halls house collections of antique furniture, Byzantine icons, Folkloric ceramics, historical commemorative plates, decorative prints and gravures, embroidered and hard-woven fabrics, locks and keys, weights and measures, a lovely collection of model boats, historical artifacts, manuscripts and printed matter, photographs, maps and a significant library. Open from April to October 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. daily except Sundays. (tel.: +30 22890 – 22591)
It is located at the area Three Wells, next door to Lena’s House and displays scale models of various rowing boats, sailing vessels and steam-powered ships, a rich collection of maps and other engravings, as well as a collection of reproductions of ancient gravestones, carved with sea-themes. Open, April to October, daily, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.. (tel.: +30 22890 – 22 700)
It is located in the edge of the town at Ano Mili and it is an outdoor museum, which presents the traditional Mykonian agricultural installation used for the production and processing of farm products (the threshing floor, the well, the oven, wine-press, etc.). The museums centerpiece is the Boni Windmill, which is in full working order and may be visited from June to September daily, 4:00-8:00 p.m. (tel.: +30 22890 – 26246)
It hosts a large collection of vessels especially represented of Cycladic ceramics dating from the Geometric period until the 6th cent. B.C., wonderful black figure and red figure pottery and diverse finds, including Hellenistic period gravestones and other sculpture. Open 8:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m, daily except Monday and major public holidays. (tel.: +30 22890 – 22 325)
It is a charmingly preserved, authentic 19th century Mykonian middle-class dwelling, which is completely furnished and equipped with antique furniture and house utensils. Open evenings, except Sundays, from April to October, 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. (tel.: +30 22890 – 22390)