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Mykonos Island

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Summary: With its white houses and windmills, Mykonos is perhaps the most typical of the Greek islands. It attracts thousands of visitors. The island is best known for its lively nights. Mykonos has beautiful ...
Situated in the northeast of the Cyclades between Tinos, Syros, Delos and Naxos. Mykonos has a rugged form with an area of  105 km² and a population of about 9500 inhabitants.

Capital : Mykonos (Chora)  Main Port : Tagou (New port)


With its white houses and windmills, Mykonos is perhaps the most typical of the Greek islands. It attracts thousands of visitors. The island is best known for its lively nights. Mykonos has beautiful sandy beaches. 

Characteristics

Mykonos is the smallest of the inhabited islands. Its rocky terrain rises from the sea to form hills and valleys where the two highest points are two small mountains of 369 and 392 meters. Geologically, the island is mainly composed of granite in some places was remarkably sculpted by the erosive action of wind, sea and sun. Deposits of clay and barite, a mineral used as a high quality lubricant in the process of oil drilling, have been extensively exploited in recent years.

There is no such thing as streams on the island, but many seasonal streams, two of them have been exploited by a system of dams to create large reservoirs. Desalination of seawater is also used the water needs of tourists and locals.

Highlights

We go there mainly, to take advantage of its numerous beaches, its nightlife and its constant party atmosphere. Mykonos is also the ideal base for exploring the archaeological sanctuary of Delos, on the small island of the same name, located to the west of Mykonos. 


Getting There

By Air: Domestic flights from Athens three to six trips a day, depending on the season. There are also domestic flights from Heraklion, Rhodes and Thessaloniki. Some European flights can serve the island directly.

By ferry: 3 to 4 daily connections from the port of Piraeus, depending on the season. The crossing takes 5 to 6 hours depending on the category of the ferry. 

Also from the islands of Andros, Tinos, Syros: several connections per day. And from the islands of Naxos, Paros and Santorini: two connections a week.

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