is word -Famous island.
Is no coincidence that this , most cosmopolitan of all
Greek islands attracts so many visitors from all over the globe ,including
large members of artists and intellectuals.
Here ,the steep
mountains to be encountered in most of cyclades give way to low, rocky
hills which combine with superb beaches to make up the landscape of the
capital Hora with itís colorful harbour in which little fishing boats
nestle happily side by side with luxury Yachts ,presents quite a different
picture from the majority of Aegean island towns. While it is usual for
island villages to be built on naturally amphitheatrical sites , Mikonos is
spread out over a flat area and conveys an impression of solid aesthetic
cohesion. Along the whitewashed streets stand brilliant white box
shaped houses with stepped walls for sitting on , wooden doors and
windows and brightly coloured balconies. These are interspersed
with small but impressive churches ,pretty little tavernas ,and shops
selling souvenirs and other goods ,and overal sense is of being inside a
low Kastro hill is the complex of churches know collectivelly as our
Lady Paraportiani ,a superb arrangement of whitewashed
masses created over the centuries and now recognised as a national cultural
Particular historical and aesthetic interest are the medieval houses in this
district of the town , which stand like a wall above the sea protecting the
west side of Hora.
Archaeological Museum of Hora Contains finds from tombs on the
near by island of Rhenia ,sculptures ,vases, and figurines. The
Folklore Museum brings together a number of collections of furniture
,icons, pieces of sculpure and folk musical instruments. Mykonos is also
home of the Nautical Museum of the AEGEAN ,which has interest all of its own
The country side of Mikonos is
a Mixture of
grey green rocks ringed by prickly pear plants and little fertile
areas carpeted with wild flowers . Here and there are tiny white-washed
chapels and Windmills.
Ano Mera is after Hora ,the most important of the villages on the
island of Mykonos. Standing 8km to the east of the town ,Ano Mera has the
interesting monastery of Our LadyTourliani .ornamented with
fine wood carvings .
Beaches of Mykonos
Here lovers of the sea will Find out-standing golden beaches
Stefanos.Psarou, Kalafatis ,Platis Gialos, Ormos , Elia and Panormos.