Mykonos’s main attraction is Mykonos itself, with Hora being the most prominent destination: the Windmills (Kato Mili) and Little Venice lie at the heart of the picturesque capital. In these windmills until the early 20th century, the island’s grains were milled for the famous Mykonos rusks. Little Venice is dominated by grand captains’ houses which have their foundations in the sea. It has been said that behind these doors above the waterline, pirates would store their loot. Matogiannia is the nightlife and commercial landmark of the town, with famous clubs and luxury boutiques while Tria Pigadia (Three Wells) which formely provided water to the capital are connected to the legend according to which anyone who drank from their water would stay on Mykonos forever.
One of the most important archaeological sites in Greece and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located within a stone’s throw from Mykonos. The tiny island of Delos is the mythical birthplace of the god Apollo and an open-air museum which at the time of its splendor was one of the largest religious centers of the Hellenistic universe and a small financial metropolis.
Psarou is the most cosmopolitan beach of the island, with celebrity visitors, amazing beach service and high prices. Paradise offers the largest campsite on the island while Super Paradise is the busiest beach beach thanks to the famous homonymous bar-restaurant. Elia gathers all kinds of visitors at its beach and restaurants, stylish Kalo Livadi is strongly suggested for its food and drink options, Kalafatis is the favorite beach of sports lovers, Agia Anna is popular for its privacy, Paraga stands out for the view of Delos island, Agrari is the standard beach of the locals, Ornos beach is one of Mykonos Island’s most touristic and well organized beaches, Platis Gialos is mostly a family beach, Panormos beach is one of the coziest and most relaxed sandy beaches with upmarket beach bar-restaurants, Megali Ammos beach is the closest beach to Mykonos Town, Megali Ammos is convenient for the hotel guests of Hora due to its easy access, while Fokos and Mersini are the quietest choices on the island.
Mostra with Kopanisti
An exquisite spicy cheese with a strong taste and creamy texture, made of mixed sheep, goat and cow milk, the famous Kopanisti cheese is best served on Mostra, the local rusk of the island which is moistened by the slices of ripe tomatoes placed on top.
Louza and Sausages
Loyal to its traditional Hirosfagia festival, an elaborate ritual, the annual pig slaughter which would feed a whole family during the winter. Louza is a delicate sausage derived from pork fillets salted with a mixture of fine and thick sea salt, flavored with plenty of herbs and pepper and soaked in brine before the Myconian air dries it. The excellent sausages are prepared in a similar way, but enriched with spice and oregano.
Useful phone numbers
Tourist Police: 2289022482
Port Authority: 2289022218
Radio Taxi: 2289023700
Hora Health Center: 2289360000
Ano Meria Health Center: 2289071418