It is impossible not to know this name, even if you have not been to the most famous island in the Aegean. Mykonos. One of the most popular and favorite destinations in Greece and around the world. Brilliant and cosmopolitan, it has attracted VIPs from all over the world since 1960 as a magnet. Not coincidentally, it is voted in the first places of the best holiday destinations: excellent beaches, award-winning restaurants, endless mythical parties, expensive yachts, dream villas, beautiful people, five-star beach service. Mykonos will drive you crazy. But above all, it will set you free. Under the unique light she shares with her neighbor Delos, a special journey begins. Here you will be transformed, you will be left. And once you catch her pulse, you will feel incurably in love with life.
The most famous <country> in the Aegean
The blue of the Aegean is shining all white with a background. The architecture of Mykonos Town is unique and its neighborhoods with the houses of the captains, the old churches, the wells, the narrow whitewashed alleys and the flower pots are buzzing all day from the people around them and admire them. In Gialos you will meet the famous pelicans of Mykonos and you will see Agios Nikolaos of Kadena, the building of the City Hall of 1780 and the old school of Mavros. Through Barkia you will reach the famous 17th century Paraportian, a complex of five churches and a rare work of art.
Little Venice and the Mills
In the much-photographed Little Venice, the houses built in the 18th century are based on the sea. They say that from the doors on the water the pirates put their booty inside … Today they host bars and restaurants and from their balconies the glow of the Aegean is dazzling. The other trademark of Mykonos, Kato Myloi, was ground grain with the power of the north until the beginning of the 20th century. Today, they stare at the sea, evocatively illuminated at night.
Fun under the Mykonian sun
In Mykonos everything is possible! From Little Venice to Super Paradise, from Matogiannia to Psarou, Ornos, Paradise, the parties don’t stop all summer. Holidays in Mykonos are fun: noon and evening, improvised or organized parties, with famous DJs from all over the world and guests … everyone! Shots on the beach, cocktails on the terraces overlooking the illuminated Mills, champagne, dancing and flirting until dawn. All the emotions in full!
Hosting many stars
During your vacation in Mykonos, the wishes come true. A luxury destination that has it all. A Greek island with luxurious villas and suites with private pools and views of the endless blue of the Aegean. Award-winning design. Star service. Gourmet dinners on dreamy terraces by the pool, on yachts, on private piers. Mykonos can surprise even those initiated in the luxurious life. Here, hospitality becomes a high-level art.
Holiday shopping in the alleys of Chora
Shopping in Mykonos Town is an institution. Yes, you are on a Greek island where you can see the latest collections being launched in the shop windows of its stores – as well as the collections of jewelry designers. Sitting in Matogiannia, you notice the colorful crowd of people coming and going in front of the illuminated shop windows. Branded clothes and accessories, shiny jewelry, extravagant combinations. Is there a nicer “catwalk” than this in the alleys of Mykonos Town?
Gourmet delights with “aroma” of Cyclades
In Mykonos, in the kitchens of fun restaurants, beach-restaurants and hotel restaurants, chefs, like skilled craftsmen, raise the baguette and coordinate their … orchestras. Fresh ingredients, recipes from around the world, refined dishes worth photographing, rare wines. In Mykonos you will find some of the best restaurants in the Mediterranean, with many distinctions and awards.
The best beaches of Mykonos
Green and turquoise waters, thick sand: some of the best beaches in the Aegean are located here. When you open your eyes in the water, you see in the background all the shades of blue to deep blue. Agios Sostis, Kalafatis, Lia, Ornos, Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Ftelia, Psarou. The beaches in Mykonos are innumerable – but all wonderful. By boat, by car, on foot you will reach the most cosmopolitan, but also the most isolated. Sea umbrellas and bananas, water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, paragliding are all available on the organized beaches.
Gay Friendly Mykonos
Jackie Onassis introduced Mykonos to her American gay friends in the ’70s. Particularly open to diversity, the people of Mykonos welcomed the gay community and Mykonos became the most gay friendly destination in Greece and one of the most popular in the world. Year after year you will find more and more hotels, bars, beach-restaurants and clubs exclusively for the gay public.
Agrotourism: Live the life of a Mykonian
Imagine a house in a Greek traditional village. A wood oven is lit, a handmade pie sheet is prepared in the kitchen. Vegetables (directly from the garden) and cheeses (made in local cheese shops) are eagerly waiting on the counter to flavor the pie with eggs (fresh from the hen’s hen). And the pie recipe? It will probably be from the old handwritten recipe book and has been passed down from generation to generation to be used to this day.
Would you ever expect this house to be in Mykonos? Hard. This image is far from the luxury and splendor that comes to mind as soon as you think of this Cycladic island. The truth is, however, that under the luxury of beauty lies the true heart of Mykonos. The one you will feel hitting in every village.
Discover it too! Learn how the locals knead the bread. Or how they make their many different cheeses (xinotyri, tyrovolia, kopanisti, niari, etc.). Or how to pick fresh vegetables from the garden and how to cook them.
You can also learn everything about the relationship of the locals with domestic animals (sheep, hens, horses, donkeys, rabbits) and get to know the Mykonian wines, made from rare varieties of grapes (Assyrtiko, Athiri, Monemvasia, Aglagouzia). and Mandilaria).
But the most exciting thing is the stories of the people who live on the farms and give their lives to produce and offer the best that this place produces. You will “hear” these stories in the flavors you will try or in local products, which you will get by leaving with you.