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Although one of the smallest islands of the Cyclades complex, Mykonos is definitely the most famous, thanks to the winning combination of its natural beauty, rich history and cosmopolitan character along with a wild nightlife and plenty of traditional colour. A dry, island, Mykonos covers an area of barely 90 square kilometers, situated in the middle of the Aegean, about 94 nautical miles from Piraeus port. A symphony of blazing bare rock, blinding white peasant architecture and lacy stretches of the world’s most beautiful sandy beaches compose the island’s landscape, accentuated by the wonderful Mediterranean light set against the deep-blue background of the Aegean. The local population of approximately 11.000 are friendly, tolerant to the island’s wild lifestyle and very adaptable to changes.
When exploring the history of Mykonos, it is difficult to find an accurate beginning as its development is richly entwined with fact and legend dating back thousands of years. Due to its proximity to the sacred island of Delos, Mykonos in antiquity became very important. The short two-kilometre distance between the two islands was frequently traveled, since religious rules specified that nobody should be born or die on Delos. Today, Mykonos enjoys a success unparalleled in its history by having become one of the worlds most famous vacation islands.
Totally whitewashed organic cube-like buildings fit closely together to form a kind of maze of narrow alley ways and streets. The island’s many well preserved windmills and hundreds of tiny red-roofed churches add a flavour of culture and custom to the landscape, enhanced by numerous museums. A true shopper’s delight, Mykonos Town is full of small shops that carry anything from trendy designer labels to traditional ceramics and from exquisite jewellery to fine antiques. Capital Chora’s incredible local colour is what makes shopping a quite laid-back experience, with things displayed across a background of whitewashed walls and thatched ceilings in clustered, narrow alleys. Apart from a gorgeous tan and a relaxed mood, visitors can take back home some fabulous artwork from the numerous art galleries, fine jewellery, nice handwoven items, icons from one of the Byzantine art shops or a small handmade windmill as a souvenir of the happy days on the island. Mykonos is famous for its large community of artists.
Rated among the top clubbing destinations in the Mediterranean, Mykonos boasts an unrivalled, sophisticated nightlife attracting world famous DJs to its clubs and beach bars. The island is very popular with the international jet set, Greek and international celebrities, many of whom have homes on the island and can often be seen walking the white washed roads or having dinner at a small street-side restaurant or taverna.
The island’s infrastructure has seen a great development over the years, while an emerging off-season tourist industry makes visiting comfortable during the non summer months. Frequent air and sea connections together with heated rooms and good tavernas in and around the main town, allow the adventurous traveller to properly experience the island’s natural beauty.
Mykonos can host visitors – patients, as it has organized medical centers and clinics and a high level of health services. Modern medical and diagnostic centers and clinics offer a lot to the effective service of visitors – patients.
Since Chora has been proclaimed an architectural landmark, motorized traffic is prohibited on its streets, with the exception of a few small delivery vehicles. The only way to get around town is to walk, while the rest of the island is served by a well-organized transportation system.
Useful Telephone Numbers
Tourist Police: +30 22890 22482
Port Authority: +30 22890 22218
G.N.T.O.Information Office: +30 22890 25250
Archaeological Site Of Delos: +30 22890 22259
Hoteliers Union: +30 22890 24540, +30 22890 24760
Association of Rented Rooms: +30 22890 24860, +30 22890 26860
Mykonos Airport: +30 22890 79000
Bus Terminal: +30 22890 23360
Taxi Station: +30 22890 23700, +30 22890 22400
Hospital: +30 22890 23994, +30 22890 23998