Mykonos is probably the most well known and most cosmopolitan of all Greek islands. It is a mythical island, which enjoys a reputation as a meeting point for international connoisseurs, jet set, celebrities and creators of art, fashion and style.
Mykonos has something to offer for everyone: dazzling beaches, relentless nightlife, renowned restaurants, inspiring architecture and an astoundingly diverse crowd. But the legendary hotspot also has something that is often lost on the average pleasure seeker: an Aegean soul!
The capital Hora, with its colorful harbor in which little fishing boats nestle happily side by side with luxurious yachts, presents quite a different picture from the majority of the Aegean island towns. It is spread out over a flat area and conveys an impression of solid aesthetic cohesion.
Along the whitewashed streets stand brilliant white box-shaped houses with stepped walls, wooden doors and windows and brightly colored balconies. These are interspersed with small but impressive churches, pretty little taverns and shops selling souvenirs and other goods, and the overall sense of being inside a film set.
The countryside of Mykonos is a mixture of gray-green rocks ringed by prickly pear plants and little fertile areas carpeted with wild flowers. Here and there are tiny whitewashed chapels and windmills. Sea lovers will find outstanding golden beaches such as Agios Stefanos, Psarou, Platis Gialos, Panormos, Kalafatis and Elia.
Mykonos is an island with all the amenities of a modern resort and plenty to do- by day or night- for those who wish to have a lively time. The island has various outstanding hotel accommodation. It is located approximately 25 minutes by air from Athens and 2 hours by Sea Jet Catamaran, from the Rafina port.