MYKONOS

Guide of MYKONOS

Mykonos is one of the best-known islands in the Cyclades archipelago, known for its beauty it has been considered a trendy destination for many years. Like the other islands, during the summer it is hot and dry, constantly crossed by a cool wind that regulates the temperature, alleviating Greece’s intense daytime heat. Mykonos has some lovely white beaches with beautiful windmills, splendid nature and intense nightlife.

History

According to Greek mythology, Mykonos was where Zeus defeated the Titans and its name derives from the nephew of Phoebus. The island was subject to dominations over the centuries, starting with the Egyptians, Phoenicians and Cretans. Many artefacts have been found and numerous excavations show how man has lived in this part of the world since ancient times. The imprint left by the Romans, the Venetians and the Turks can be seen in the mixture of styles represented in the church of Paraportiani, where we can find elements of the five previous buildings that have been merged together on several levels.

Facts about Mykonos

Holidays on this island will fun thanks to the great nightlife, there are loads of clubs, discos and bars. Mykonos has been famously frequented by VIPs and stars of the international scene since the 1960s. Of course, if you are looking for a more low key vacation, the advice is to go not during peak periods as during late July and August it may be difficult to find quiet beaches without late night parties.

Beaches

Mykonos is synonymous with fun but you should not forget about its beautiful white beaches such as Agios Ioannis and Agios Sostis, where nature is at its best and the atmosphere is more intimate and secluded. If you are looking for beach parties and social life, the best destinations to choose are the beaches of Superparadise and Kalo Livadi.

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