Mykonos is one of Greece's most well known islands. It is famous to be the destination of many celebrities and is widely acquaintance for its intense night life.
The island allocates an incredible folk architecture , a splendid naked landscape, exceptional climate, a lot of beautiful sandy coasts and has the privilege to be located near to the "Open Archeological Museum" of Delos, the island of Apollo.
Hora is the capital of Mykonos, with 3,500 inhabitants. Apart to the Municipality of Mykonos the island has also o Village, called Ano Mera, which arises the total population to 4,000 residents.
The visitor will be impressed by the marvelous architecture that Hora presents, while be seen under the Sun light… Small white houses with their wooden frames, in narrow pave streets, many small churches, tie up in a harmonious total that reaches the sea and surrounds the naked landscape.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Manto Mavroyenous' Statue. Manto Mavroyenous was a hero of Greek Revolution against Ottomans in 1821. The Statue is located at the small square of Hora's coast.
Panayia (Virgin Mary) Paraportianni's Temple, an appreciable for its folk cycladic architecture church, is found in the district of the Castle.
The island has roughly 400 churches.
Alefkandra Square, with a lot of restaurants and recreation centres, is located near the South Mills.
At the district of Venice, houses have wooden balconies and are built almost in the sea.
Matoyiannia is the internal commercial street, the centre of night life.
Archeological Museum, near the new harbour, includes important collections of vessels etc .
The Naval Museum of Aegean is found in the central interior street of Hora.
The Folklore Museum is located in the district of the Castle, near Paraportianni.
You can find the group of Old Churches, which is acquaintant to the tourists as Kouseyiares or Koutsoboles, in the district of Limni (lake).
Mykonians have a lot of feasts, especially for the Orthodox Saints. The family that takes care of each Church, untertakes the organizing of its feast and offers the "sfahta" (meat). Dance is accompanied by folk music played with traditional instruments such as Toumpakia and Tsabounes.
The main feasts are the ones of Ayia Paraskevi on 26 July, of Virgin Mary Tourliani on 15 August, Ayios Nicolaos on 6 December, while the one of Ayios Apostolos on 30 June is the feast of fishermen. This is the greatest "Paniyiri" and takes place at the beach, where seafood is offered.
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To Mykonos: From Piraeus and Rafina with a ferry. The island is also connected by sea with Paros, Ios, Naxos, Syros, Santorini, and Crete. By air there is connection with Athens, Rhodes, Herakleion and Santorini.
At Mykonos: Buses and Taxis (tel:2289023700) in main road network. In addition cars and bikes are rented. Many regions are more easily accessible by the sea, with large wooden boats and experienced seamen as captains. For information call the Association of Boatmen (tel:2289022032).