Mykonos is world famous as the most cosmopolitan of all Greek islands, which attracts many visitors from all over the globe, including large numbers of artists and intellectuals. The capital, Hora, with its colorful harbor where little fishing-boats nestle happily side by side with luxury yachts, presents quite a different picture from the majority of Aegean island towns. It is spread out over a flat area: it is unusual for island villages normally built on naturally amphitheatrical sites. Along the whitewashed streets stand white box-shaped houses with stepped walls for sitting on, wooden doors and windows and brightly-colored balconies. These are interspersed with small churches, pretty little tavernas and souvenir shops, and the overall sense is of being insight a film set.
There are few important museums in the Mykonos: Archaeological Museum, Folklore Museum, and the Nautical Museum of the Aegean. Those looking for cultural and heritage sites will find very attractive complex of churches known collectively as Our Lady "Paraprtiani", and monastery of Our Lady Tourliani containing collection of valuable ecclesiastical vessels, vestments and embroideries.
The countryside of Mykonos is a mixture of grey-green rocks ringed by prickly pear plants and little fertile areas carpeted with wild flowers. Here and there are tiny-whitewashed chapels and windmills. Lovers of the sea will be attracted by outstanding golden beaches such as Agios, Stefanos, Psarou, Kalafatis, Platis, Gialos, Ornos, Elia and Panormos.
Mykonos is a busy island with all the amenities of a modern resort, luxury hotels and with plenty to do - by day or night - for those who want to have a lively time. Yet tourists fond of more peaceful holidays will still find quiet corners in which to relax.
Luxury hotels: 1
A Santa Marina Resort & Villas