Mykonos

Island in South Aegean

Cosmopolitan destination and the absolute magnet of the international jet-set, the island's name became synonymous with unlimited luxury and parties.

Mykonos Attractions

Panagia Paraportiani Church, Chora

Unique complex of five small chapels, four of which are on ground level and the fifth is on a second floor.

Mykonos Old Port

By the central island settlement, it hosts fishing boats & large tourist speed boats, while it offers “sea busses” that link it with the New Port.

A close up image showing the Windmills of Mykonos with the blue Aegean Sea in the background.
photo: falco

Mykonos Windmills

The famous windmills have today became the Mykonos' trademark but back in 17th century, they propelled the island's economic prosperity.

A picture of the Venetian Quarter (Little Venice) in the Chora (central settlement) of Mykonos.
photo: Public Domain

Mykonos Little Venice

Picturesque neighborhood in the island's head town where the colorful 18th-century coastal mansions are hanging over the sea.

Mykonos Things to Do

Mykonos Museums

Mykonos Settlements

Mykonos Island Hopping

Tinos

The pilgrimage to Virgin Mary's Church is a unique cultural and religious experience for all visitors. Enjoy its hiking treks and delectable cuisine.

Questions & Answers about Mykonos

Why Visit Mykonos?
  • Fabulous parties, Fabulous yachts, finest restaurants add to the luxurious concept.
  • Combining a glamourous aspect with the picturesque scenery of a Cycladic island.
  • A leading resort in tourism service & infrastructure with world-class facilities.
What is Mykonos, Greece?

The island of Mykonos or the so-called "The island of winds", is the most cosmopolitan tourist destination in Greece. It is world-famous for its legendary parties that attract, some of the world-famous celebrities of international scope. However, Mykonos is not only that, it is an island of infinite beauty and a long history. Moreover, Mykonos is a constant value, which combines this cosmopolitan air with the authentic beauty of a Cycladic island. Someone can reach the island either by boat from the port of Piraeus or by air from Athens and Thessaloniki.

How Mykonos contributed to the Greek revolution against the Turks?

During the period of Ottoman occupation, Mykonos evolved a maritime economy, with major commercial activities, which have brought an economic boom. Particularly important was the contribution of the island in the Revolution of 1821, offering ships, and the leadership and passion of Mando Mavrogenous, one of the most important figures of the Revolution.

How tourism started in Mykonos?

Mykonos was one of the first Greek islands that attracted mass tourism, thanks to its natural beauty, the sun, and the sea. Already by the mid-1960s, it was the favorite destination of famous personalities from the international jet-set. In the following decades, Mykonos became a "fashionable" must destination for artists, entrepreneurs, and political celebrities. Among them, Aristotle Onassis, Maria Callas, Brigitte Bardot, Jean Moreau, and Grace Kelly who visited the island on a regular basis.

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