The islands capital, also know as 'Mykonos town' is a maze of cobbled, winding streets, tucked inbetween white washed, sugar cube buildings. Leading down to the popular waterfront 'Little Venice', overlooking the iconic windmills and lined with a selection of restaurants and bars.View villas in Mykonos Town
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Try the local cheeses that Mykonos specialises in: Xyrotiro, a hard cheese, Tyrolia and Kopanisti are all produced locally, and a local dessert called Amygdaloto a sweet made of almonds and rose water.
A fantastic arrage of restaurants with all types of cuisine, Traditional Greek Cuisine, Italien, Chinese and even Argentinian fare is on offer, with fresh fish a particular favourite.
Mykonos is known for its exciting nightlife and parties, with its world famous clubs and atmospheric bars. This is one of the best-developed islands in Greece and receives a huge number of tourists every year. Often compared to Ibiza, Mykonos has the best party scene in the Greek islands with countless bars and clubs, as famous for trendy decorations as for the huge variety of music on offer. Most bars and clubs are concentrated in Mykonos town and stay open till early in the morning. Chic and trendy and a bit more expensive bars or cheaper modern clubs and cafeterias, there is something for everyone. For the romantics at heart, beautiful "Little Venice" in Mykonos Town, is the atmospheric harbourfront full of cafes and bars spilling out onto the quayside where watching the sunsets is a popular pastime.
The Myconian ecological Vineyard and Farm Mykonos Vioma have a vineyard in Maou near Ano Mera inland where wine tastings can be done along with other Mykonian local organic products including chesses and dessert wines.
The Mikonu Brewing Company has been set up and running for a couple of years and give tours around the brewery specialising in pilsners, wheat beers and IPA style beers. it is just outside Mykonos Town on the Ano Mera road.
Boats leave from Mykonos Town on a daily basis to Delos , which is a UNESCO World Heritage site known as the mythical birthplace of twins Apollo and Artemis, Ancient Delos was a shrine turned sacred treasury and commercial centre. It is is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. Pass the ruins of the South Stoa, built after the mid-3rd century BC with 28 Doric columns, and used to house shops and workshops, to reach the Sanctuary of Apollo, northeast of the harbour. The Sacred Waywas the entrance to a compound of magnificent temples and treasuries. Three were dedicated to Apollo: Temple of the Delians, Temple of the Athenians and Poros Temple of Apollo. The Sanctuary also housed the classical treasuries and the Artemision, a sanctuary of Artemis.
There is a also a cruise to Tinos, famous for the church Panagia Evangelistra, which attracts pilgrims of Greek Orthodox religion all year round, and also famous for the beautiful tradtional villages of Pyrgos, Kardiani and Isteia.
For dedicated island-hoppers, neighbouring Cycladic island Naxos and Paros are also accessible by hydrofoils and ferries usually leaving 5 -6 hours to explore.
Many tiny narrow cobbled streets host a plethora of restaurants, bars and shops in Mykonos town,
The Archeolotical Museum and the Maritime Museum are both situated in Mykonos town.
Many of the churches in Mykonos have unusual Red painted domes as well as the more traditional blue painted domes.
Church of Paraportiani - This pretty Greek Orthodox church is typically unassuming, simple and painted bright white, with a domed roof. One of the best and most charming buildings to see in Mykonos.
There are many tennis couts attached to hotels that can be used by non-residents.
There is a main stables called Horseland near to the inland village of Ano Mera that specialises in horse riding along the beaches, particularly Fokos beach.
Bike hire, Cycle route
Mianly at Aghios Ioannis beach
There are two main diving centres in Mykonos with plenty of wrecks and caves to explore, one on Paradise Beach and on in Kalafatis.
For extreme sports enthusiasts, there are flyboarding, wakeboarding and wakeskating based in Platys Gialos beach.
Banana boats, Jet ski, Speed boat, Pedaloes, Water-skiing, Sail boats, Snorkelling
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