Overview of Mykonos
Mykonos needs no introduction. The most famous of all Greek islands never goes out of fashion – it’s an all season destination and almost a synonym of Greek tourism abroad, for many decades now. It is also equivalent to wild nightlife, presenting some of the most celebrated and glamorous bars and clubs of the Mediterranean. Cosmopolitan and trendy all the way, Mykonos is a genuine crowd pleaser. Nowadays, this crowd includes nearly everyone: celebrities and socialites –both Greek and foreign-, party animals, students, curious backpackers, families, couples, businessmen, jet setters and of course, the all time classic Mykonos gay scene.
The island has all the typical Cycladic virtues, among which many beautiful beaches, sandy and organized for most of their part. The vast touristic development (luxurious hotels, gourmet restaurants and so on) has inevitably affected some parts of Mykonos, however others still remain unspoiled. The island’s whitewashed Chora stands somewhere in between: windmills, cube houses and a busy maze of alleys to get lost in, go hand in hand with stylish –and pricey- spots to eat, drink and buy anything you wish for.
Among all the Greek islands, Mykonos features three worldwide renowned trademarks: the pelican that roams Chora, the Cavo Paradiso’s after-hours parties and the multi-photographed Little Venice. The latter is the famous cart postal district of arcaded houses with colorful balconies, clinging above the sea. It would be unfair, though, to judge Mykonos only by these. The so-called “island of the winds” offers a unique vacation experience, as long as you play by its basic rules: a) In Mykonos you are never alone and b) you can either love it or hate it – after all, mediocrity never suited a star Greek island like Mykonos.
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: Super popular and fully organized sandy beach, with an array of hotels and restaurants. : Young people’s favorite beach spot for endless dancing thanks to the famous Cavo Paradiso. It is also nudist friendly and features the island’s large camping site. : The longest –and one of the most gorgeous - beaches of the island is organized by all means. Nudism is also common here. : Partying is on the loose from early afternoon till the morning after, in this overcrowded sandy beach, welcoming for VIPs, nudists and gay people. : Cosmopolitan and beautiful sandy beach, that attracts many celebrities. Note that the sea beds are reserved here. : If you’re looking for some relaxation under the sun, this sandy beach is ideal: it doesn’t get crowded, has two cozy beach bars and great waters. : A windsurfers’ paradise, quieter than the majority of myconian beaches, sandy and beautiful.
: Platis Gialos, Greek cuisine : Chora, Greek and Mediterranean cuisine : Fokos, Mediterranean cuisine : Chora, Mediterranean cuisine
: Representing the traditionally Greek island side of Mykonos, it’s calm, authentic and picturesque, with the historic church of Panagia Tourliani as its main attraction. : Mykonos is a paradise for beach volleyball, sea parachuting, diving and jet skiing fans. : Mostly for archaeological reasons, but not just for that. : Located at Chora, it is a well-known unique architectural complex of five chapels and also an icon of Myconos. : If you’ve had enough of partying and miss some sightseeing, why not pay a visit to the Archaeological Muesum, the Aegean Maritime Museum and the Folklore Museum? It’s both educational and rewarding. : Soft spicy cheese “kopanisti”, louza (traditional type of cooked pork meat) and amygdalota (almond sweets or marzipans).
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