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Mykonos Tourism

Mykonos is one of the most beautiful and visited islands in Greece. It is a part of the Cyclades group and is known for its sandy beaches and party atmosphere. With whitewashed buildings and turquoise water, it is the most cosmopolitan island in the country.

It is known as the island of the winds due to the strong winds blowing on the island most of the year. Mykonos is famous among art lovers, as it offers one of the best nightlife in Europe. The beaches in the north part of the island are more secluded, while the southern beaches are all about parties. Mykonos is also great for watersports like jet-ski, windsurfing, parasailing and skiing. The icon and the most photographed spot here is the Kato Mili Windmills.

Mykonos has two main parts: Chora, the capital and port town of the city and Ano Mera, a small village in the centre of the island. Delos is a small uninhabited island close to Mykonos. A UNESCO world heritage area, it houses many archaeological sites. It is also the birthplace of Apollo and is often visited as a day trip from Mykonos.

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Currency in Mykonos

Euro is the currency accepted by almost all the countries in Europe.

Shopping in Mykonos

Mykonos is home to many artists, so there are a number of fine galleries offering original works. The island is full of fabulous little boutiques which carry exclusive name brands, among them outstanding Greek jewelers, souvenirs as well as works of art.

Nightlife in Mykonos

Mykonos has an amazing nightlife with generally bars opening up at 10 PM until sunrise. The island has vast number of clubs and bars which offers amazing views from the balcony as well. Drinking is bit expensive in Mykonos. There are several gay nightclubs as well.

History of Mykonos

History suggests that the island was inhabitated from 3000 BC. But the real civilization began to fluorish around 11 BC. During ancient times, the island was rather a poor one with limited agricultural resources and only two towns.Mykonos later came under the hands of Roman empire, Venitian rule and Ottoman empire. After Greece's independence, Mykonos soon became a tourist destination with many famous artists, politicians and wealthy Europeans deciding to spend their vacations.

Language of Mykonos

Greek is the main and official lanfuage of the island. However, tourists wont have any problem as all the residents understand major languages, especially english.

Mykonos Customs

Being a party destination, everybody expects you to party all the night. So if you love to sleep early and are a morning person, you might hear noises out of your window in the morning as people wil be returning from the parties.

Religion of Mykonos

Like all other destinations in Greece, the most followed religion in Mykonos is Christian Orthodox.

Daily Budget for Mykonos

The daily budget for a shoestring trip can be around EUR 25, while for mid-range trip, it should be EUR 45 and if you want to travel in luxury, you have to have arounf EUR 90 kept aside for a day.

Exchanging Money in Mykonos

There are plenty of banks on the island and currency exchange is not a problem. You can also change money in post offices. In smaller places, you can change currency in tourist shops. There are plenty of ATMs where you can draw Euros with your bank card, visa, and master card. Credit cards are accepted all over the island with 5% commission to the shop.

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How to Reach Mykonos

How to Reach Overview

There are daily flights and boats from Athens which is very convinent and comfortable. Flights take around 35 minutes while boats take 4-5 hours to reach Mykonos.

How to reach Mykonos by flight

There are daily flights from Athens airport by Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines. From May till October charter airlines fly directly to Mykonos from many European airports.

How to reach Mykonos by waterways

From the mainlands of Greece, there are daily ferries and highspeed moterboats for Mykonos starting from EUR 32. The boats operate from Piraeus and Rafina.

Local transport in Mykonos

On Mykonos you can get around by bus, taxi, car, scooter, ATV or boat. Bus serives are good and punctual. Taxis are very less in number and you will have to wait to get one. MOst popular mode of transportation to get around the island is to rent a bike.

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Mykonos, Greece
Chora or lower windmills
Mikri Venetia (Little Venice)
Elia Beach

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What are the top hotels in Mykonos?

There are 1111 in Mykonos which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Mykonos are Galini Villa, Mykonostimo Luxury Villas and Apartments, La Vie In Blue, Villa Azzurro, Otherview, Mykonos Art Villa. You can see all the hotels in Mykonos here

What are the places near Mykonos?

The top places near to Mykonos are Athens which is 153 km from Mykonos, Crete which is located 249 km from Mykonos, Izmir which is located 192 km from Mykonos, Santorini which is located 1009 km from Mykonos, Pamukalle which is located 337 km from Mykonos

What are the things to do in Mykonos?

The top things to do in Mykonos are The Windmills, Little Venice, Paraportiani Church, Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, Psarou, Paradise. You can see all the places to visit in Mykonos here

What is the best way to reach Mykonos?

There are daily flights and boats from Athens which is very convinent and comfortable. Flights take around 35 minutes while boats take 4-5 hours to reach Mykonos.
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What is the local food in Mykonos?

You will find great Greek food at all price ranges in all over the Mykonos town. You can have good Greek food at reasonable prices, but it also easy to spend a fortune to have great delicacies. All the eateries have their menus displayed at the enterance. Restaurants faving sea are much more expensive. Local specialities include Kopanisti Mykonou - a type of cheese, Amygdalota (dessert) Lazarakia (dessert) and Melopita (dessert).
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What is the best time to visit Mykonos?

Mykonos is famous for the constant wind called meltemi which flows in July and August that mitigates the heat a bit. If you want to experience the breeze, this time is the best but you will find island almost entirly occupied by tourists. All the places will be crowded. In the whole period of mid-May through mid-October it's usually warm and sunny enough to enjoy the beaches.
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