The island of Delos where Apollo was born brought the music of light and its invisible harmony which in the Aegean Sea was made in a dazzling hurricane of stones which became the perpetual dance of the Cyclades. Light, like a gift received in exchange for an Apollonian blessing, made its nest in all places, Paros, Milos, Syros, Sifnos, Ios, Santorini, Naxos, Tinos, Amorgos, Serifos and Mykonos.
It is located in the northeast of the Cyclades, more than 100 km from the ports of Piraeus and Rafina with around 10,000 inhabitants. Its overall area is 88 square kilometers.
Although there are no mountains, the island is not without prominence in particular with certain rock formations, such as the 372 meter high Profitis Ilias in Vorniotis, the highest peak of the archipelago. It is a very popular destination for tourists who often come from all over the world for its lively nightlife but not only. The island’s environment is made up of an incredible amalgam of white houses, charming narrow streets, cozy churches, exquisite art galleries and fantastic brasseries always accompanied by plenty of sunshine and a Azure sky reflecting the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the slightest photo of which could become your new wallpaper.
This place has also attracted many celebrities such as Ariana Grande, Lindsay Lohan, Kate Moss and Usain Bolt. Its great notoriety makes it one of the top tourist destinations in the world because it is primarily an ideal place to relax for a quiet or lively vacation if you wish.
This archipelago is also a mix between the past and the present. Mykonos will make you discover its 400 chapels. In the past its inhabitants indulged in piracy and in the event of difficulties at sea, they vowed to build a chapel if they escaped alive! Still on the historical side, you can visit the island of Delos by renting a motor boat or taking a seat aboard one of the caiques. It is considered the most sacred of all the UNESCO heritage islands. Delos is uninhabited today but everyone flocks there to admire the sanctuary of Apollo, the lions of Delos but also the dolphins and the Stibadeion, a ceremonial installation to the glory of Dionysus.
Mykonos is also full of enchanting places like the Byzantine church of Panagia Paraportiani, or the Little Venice district, without forgetting the Aegean Sea Museum, the Folklore Museum and the Archaeological Museum. The pretty beaches of Mykonos, in particular that of Elia, are located in a quiet contrast to the hustle and bustle of the festive beaches of Paradise Beach. The island also has a hospital and medical center, so don’t worry about your health!
Late summer is the best time to visit Mykonos. Several options are possible to access it, first by sea (boat or cruise) and by air (airline and private jet). On site, apart from walks so you can stroll at your own pace, you will find plenty of public transport to easily move from one point to another (bus, taxi, boats, cars or mopeds).
The atmosphere of Mykonos with its Mediterranean climate is temperate and warm with some precipitation, the heat is nevertheless cooled by the northern winds and makes it more bearable. Moreover, because of this phenomenon, Mykonos will be nicknamed the Windy Island.
The success of the island is also due to the architecture of its various local infrastructures as well as its international brand boutiques, its magnificent restaurants where you can taste traditional Greek cuisine, and its sublime hotels.
We strongly invite you to try the experience of Mykonos which always remains unforgettable!