Famous for its beauty, sandy organised beaches, and day and night entertainment. Mykonos is one of the most visited Greek Islands, and as such is very busy especially in high season, even more so when cruise liners make their frequent stops. Mykonos Town is typically Cycladean with whitewashed cubic houses , colourful doors, bougainvillea, pots of flowers, little churches and winding little streets which are packed full of high-end shops and bars.
The main town is famous for its windmills and the area of Little Venice, where you can sit at night with a cocktail and watch the fantastic sunset.
The island is also well known to those who have seen the 1989 film Shirley Valentine (if you are under 30 you may need to Google it!) as the resort of Agios Ioannis provided the main location for the Greek filming.
The second biggest village on Mykonos is Ano Mera; it is one of the oldest villages of the island and offers more of a sense of tranquility. Near this village is the monastery of Panagia Tourliani, which is worth a visit for its wonderful bell-tower, collection of religious artifacts and the marble fountain in the courtyard.
Castle of Gyzi
The remains of the Castle of Gyzi, dating back to Venetian rule in the 13th century, are to be found in the hills of Ano Mera. This is a free site to visit and affords wonderful views of the north of the island.
No holiday to Mykonos would be complete without a trip to neighbouring island of Delos; a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Delos, the smallest island in archipelago, is considered to be one of the most important archeological sites in Greece.
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