This is the most famous tourist island in the Eastern Mediterranean and certainly the most cosmopolitan among the Cyclades, something which is not just by chance. Mykonos (which actually is a part of small group of islands, together with Delos, Rhenia and various rocky islets) easily captures the visitors interest, thanks to the great variety of choices offer here.
There is something for everyone, whether one is demanding or unprepared a night owl, a typical world traveler or a nature lover; "holidays" here can mean anything from the most peaceful relaxation to the wildest partying.
Located on the islands' western harbor, the "Chora" of Mykonos is a very beautiful old island town, which in the past had its own merchant fleet. Today miraculously, it maintains a balance between tourism-related development and the preservation of its very picturesque features.
There are whitewashed houses, proud windmills, a multitude of chapels, busy back streets with balconies full of flowers and a multicolored fleet of fishing boats in the port.
In the background is the Paraportiani Church; alongside it, sea-washed "Little Venice". After sunset everything changes: crowds throng this luxurious marketplace and the restaurants, bars and discos consign the tiny town to the pleasures and the different rhythm of the night.
Ano Mera one of the most eastern side of the island, a tranquil village in the midst of farms, is a lovely locale, known for its excellent taverns. It is ideal for bicycling and hiking, and there are beaches nearby for swimming and water-sports. Tourists may also visit the two monasteries in the area, "Tourliani" and "Paleokastro".
As long as the sun is shining, the island's greatest attractions are the many beautiful beaches and the clean blue-green sea.
On Mykonos there is something for everyone: location that the easily accessible by public transportation or "far from the madding crowd"; family style beaches or those frequented mainly by wind-surfers – or flocks of nudists. All categories of seaside accommodation, from campground to luxury villas, are available; plus one may enjoy a great variety of water-sports and many beaches bars and restaurants.