THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE.
One of the few destinations left in the world where you can find sophistication and simplicity, comfort and nature, modern culture and history. The most cosmopolitan of the Cyclades islands, Mykonos is a gem with unique scenery where blue sky, ochre hills, and turquoise water are enriched by the picturesque architecture of its white homes.
Mykonos is situated in the center of the Aegean sea, 150km east of Athens. The island can be divided into 5 areas, each with its own characteristics and microclimates, all equally beautiful and suited for different tastes and needs. Along with its nature and stunning sandy beaches, Mykonos is also renowned for its exclusive nightlife and modern Mediterranean cuisine. Mykonos can be reached by sea, with modern fast ferries from Athens and from other major islands. Island’s international airport handles several direct flights from all major European cities and many daily domestic flights from Athens.
Mykonos’ climate is very particular and unique in the Mediterranean sea. Rainfall is very infrequent and sunshine is almost guaranteed. During summer months the temperature may only occasionally reach the upper 30’s but due to the cooling factor of the frequent north wind -the Meltemi- an average between 25 to 28 degrees Celsius can be expected.
1. Mykonos West
The west-central coast of Mykonos is where the picturesque “CHORA” – Mykonos Town and the old port are located. Renowned for the golden sunsets and the amazing panoramic views, the surrounding hills are populated with Myriads of little chapels and small traditional homes. Mykonos Town is the focal center of activities of the island; day and night, the tiny streets of “Chora” are bustling with people everywhere. Classy boutiques, cafes, and restaurants for every taste and pocket, funky bars and clubs, Mykonos is unique for the variety of choices.
2. Mykonos South
The south part of the island is renowned for its many beautiful beaches, all well organized with comfortable sunbeds and umbrellas, beach-bar service and trendy restaurants such as famous Psarou and super paradise. Most of the beaches are also reachable by boat, either privately or with the traditional kaiki beach hopper. The southern view from Mykonos is also special, with the island of Naxos immersed in the blue of the Aegean sea dominating the scenery. During summer months, from this side of the island, you can admire the most colorful sunrises and moonrises; it is also the preferred area by many on heavy Meltemi days.
3. Mykonos South-East
The southern east part of Mykonos is considered by many the most beautiful, because of its almost untouched Cycladic scenery. Many new exclusive private properties have been recently built here, where guests can find peace and privacy. The area offers magnificent views and has easy access to some more secluded but equally beautiful beaches. The closest town is Ano Mera, only few minutes drive, where main shops are found. The main island’s road connect east to west with a 20 minutes drive, so Mykonos Town is not as far away as it seems.
4. Mykonos south-west
The south-west part of Mykonos island is the most renowned and exclusive; it includes areas such as Agios Ioannis and Ornos. The convenient proximity to Mykonos Town, easy access to some of the nicest beaches and for the breathtaking views of the sunset and the sacred islands of Delos and Rehnia, make this area in high demand amongst the Athenians, although some parts are highly developed, the beauty and the intimacy typical of the Cycladic architecture still blends harmoniously with the local rocky nature.
5. Mykonos North
The north face of Mykonos is often labeled as the “windy side” of the island, due to its direct exposure to the Meltemi, the northern summer wind. It is only partially true since some homes are cleverly located and built-in wind-sheltered locations. The north side offers probably the best nature, scenery, and views of the island as well as some of the best untouched free beaches, such as Agios Sostis beach, a true paradise for those looking for some seclusion and Cycladic nature. The north-west side became in recent years one of the most exclusive locations on the island, enjoying stunning views and town proximity.