Whether you are looking for entertainment or you are a visitor who wants to explore the history and tradition of the island, Mykonos will certainly fulfil any of your expectations. Welcome to the most famous and cosmopolitan island in Greece, a paradise in the heart of the Aegean Sea.
The island of Mykonos is famous as the most cosmopolitan destination among the Greek islands and it is widely recognized around the world as one of the most popular and must visit islands.
Enjoy swimming, witness the traditional architecture, taste the unique flavours of the island, dive at interesting sea depths, feel the power of the sunset, dance all night long at the bars and clubs and purchase the objects of your desire at the shops of the island. Find the major attractions and activities in Mykonos below and for more updated details visit Mykonos Kosmoplaz Beach Hotel and Resort blog.
The major Mykonos attractions:
– The Windmills
– The church of Panagia Paraportiani
– Little Venice
– The village of Ano Mera
– The Monastery of Panagia Tourliani at Ano Mera
– The Lighthouse at Armenistis
– The island of Delos
The major Mykonos activities
– Jeep Tours
– Scuba Diving
– Daily Cruises to nearby islands
According to mythology, Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of the Giants killed by Hercules. And did you know that the island took its name from the grandson of Apollo who had the very same name as the island of Mykonos?
The Town of Mykonos is one of the most famous and beautiful among Cycladic capitals in the Aegean Sea. The Town or Chora, as locals refer it, is a stunningly picturesque Cycladic town with plenty of tiny alleys and whitewashed steps, houses and churches, gathered around its harbour in the middle of a wide bay.
Small houses built close to each other, to be protected from the winds, colourful windows and doors create a unique atmosphere where endless strolls in them will make you feel wonderful.
The Town of Mykonos is also one of the most cosmopolitan towns of the Aegean islands.
The streets are full with little shops, boutiques, art galleries, cafes, stylish bars and restaurants. Keep in mind that Mykonos Town is just a 10 minute drive from the Mykonos Kosmoplaz Beach Hotel & Resort.
The beaches of Mykonos are famous for the golden sand and azure water colours as well as for the cosmopolitan life style and the water sport facilities.
Some of the beaches are offering all day and night entertainment and can be really crowded during high season. However, in Mykonos you will also find some pristine beaches, ideal to enjoy moments of relaxation.
Some of the most famous beaches in Mykonos are:
Discover the most famous attractions of Mykonos through the interesting proposals for excursions of Mykonos Kosmoplaz Beach Hotel & Resort.
Try the local dishes, explore the island with a cruise tour with a day trip and explore all the main sights of the island of Mykonos.
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The island of Mykonos is a paradise for sports enthusiasts!
Mykonos is known as the the “Island of the Winds’ and as a result, it attracts surfers and sailors from around the world!
There is a wide variety of beaches for windsurfing. However, the more isolated are considered to be the best. Visit the beaches of Korfos, Ftelia, Megali Ammos and Kalafatis, where surfing lessons for beginners are also available.
You can play tennis or mini golf at Agios Stefanos, volleyball on the beach of Agia Anna or try parasailing and jet skiing at the beaches of Elia and Kalafatis.
The lovers of diving will live unique moments in Mykonos as the exploration of the underwater magic of Mykonos is an exciting experience. September is believed to be the best month for diving, as the water is warm and the visibility on the seabed is great.
On the island of Mykonos, you can find many well organized diving centres (some of them also offer snorkelling courses) and diving equipment shops. Explore the island on a boat and discover pristine and untouched beaches, or take a cruise to nearby islands, which are also ideal for fishing!
The shopping in Mykonos Town (Chora) is a must live experience. The shops are located conveniently close to each other and you can find anything you can imagine among the hundreds of shops and boutiques. Jewellery for every budget, from rare diamonds to handmade bracelets, a variety of souvenirs to remind you of the great times you experienced and boutiques with world famous brands that make shopping in Mykonos one of the best experience you can live on the island.
Enjoy the tastes of the Greek and Mediterranean cuisine
The gastronomic scene of Mykonos is utterly intriguing. Fancy restaurants are competing with traditional taverns serving dishes inspired by the local, Greek and Mediterranean cuisines across the island. The island of Mykonos offers a large number of restaurants and dining proposals.
Don’t miss the opportunity to treat yourself to some local Aegean specialties! The spicy flavoured ‘kopanisti’, a soft cheese seasoned with pepper, is the island’s gastronomic trademark. Try it as a topping on a round rusk spread with grated tomato, a favourite local mezes (appetiser).
Meat lovers can sample “louza” (cooked pork filet with spices) and taste local sausages sprinkled with pepper and local oregano which has been caressed by the sun and dried in the north wind. To finish off your meal, you can sample two exceptionally good local pastries, “amigdalota” (small round cakes with ground almond, rosewater and caster sugar) and honey pie.
The month of September is the ideal period to visit this enchanting island of the Cyclades and experience the century old tradition of wine harvesting. During this period, the farmers start the grape harvest in order to proceed to the wine making process.
The climate along with the level of expertise of the producer, play a crucial role in the wine making process. Over the last years, some really good efforts had been made towards the revival of Mykonos vineyards and the production of tasty and unique wines.
Welcome to the famous nightlife scene of Mykonos
Mykonos nightlife has something for everyone. There are literally hundreds of cafés, bars and clubs scattered throughout the island.
If you want stimulating Mykonos nightlife venues, we recommend going to Mykonos Town and Super Paradise Beach, where fun and parties never end.
Both Mykonos Town and Super Paradise Beach have a number of gay bars, as Mykonos is a favourite gay-friendly destination.
The visitors can find quieter bars in other seaside villages of Mykonos, including Agios Stefanos, Agios Ioannis, Platis Gialos, Ornos, etc. However, Mykonos is not all about parties in nightclubs and shopping.
Aside from these, you can also find fun activities like playing casino games, visiting the beaches and enjoying the food.
The people of Mykonos Kosmoplaz Beach Hotel & Resort are always ready to welcome the hotel’s guests and offer an accommodation experience to remember in Mykonos.
Live the cosmopolitism aura of Mykonos, enjoy the sun and the EU Blue Flag awarded sea of Platis Gialos along with the delicious tastes at the restaurants of Mykonos Kosmoplaz Beach Hotel & Resort which complete the unforgettable holiday experience in Mykonos.