Mykonos, Greece is the most famous and popular island of the Cyclades and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Since the 1970's Mykonos has been the holiday destination of the international jet set and has attracted many famous people involved in politics, business and art. Mykonos lies in the Aegean Sea and it is an island with very little vegetation. It covers an area of 85 sq. km with 5000 inhabitants.
Mykonos is so beautiful it is no accident that it has become one of the most desired destinations in the world. And if you add the cosmopolitan lifestyle, the sophisticated nightlife and the historic treasures of the nearby Delos to the stunning natural beauties and picturesque villages in Mykonos, you'll have the recipe for an unforgettable holiday. Mykonos Island provides a lot to ensure every visitor has an unforgettable time. Rich history, interesting museums, unique architecture, great excursions, perfect weather and more such as a large range of hotels in Mykonos are the ingredients for your incredible holiday here.
Set around a picturesque fishing-village bay, unique Cycladic architecture is well represented in Mykonos. Totally whitewashed organic cube-like buildings fit closely together to form a kind of haphazard maze of narrow alleyways and streets. The earthen colors of the hills which surround the town is set between the aura of an incredibly blue sky and even deeper blue sparkling sea. The well-preserved windmills and tiny red-roofed churches add a flavor of culture and custom to the scene. The friendly locals in Mykonos have a healthy understanding of what it means to have a good time. Put this together with all the other great qualities found in Mykonos and it is no wonder the island has been referred to as "the jewel" of the Aegean Sea.
One of the reasons of the extreme popularity of Mykonos is the many sandy beaches and their crystal-clear waters. The most popular beaches are the ones located on the southern coast of the island; they are all fully organized and some of them are considered as some of the best in Greece.
Mykonos is a very crowded island with a very few calm places that someone has to search to reach. As well as catering to the demands of its summer guests, an off-season tourist industry has also emerged making it possible to visit in Mykonos during the non-summer months. Frequent air and sea connections together with heated rooms and good tavernas in and around the main town, allow the adventurous traveler to properly experience the island's natural beauty. When the crowds have departed, it is then that Mykonos can best be enjoyed as the tiny Cycladic fishing village it has always been.
Mykonos is sometimes regarded as one of the more expensive places to visit. In reality, though, to supply the needs of the rich as well as the budget vacationers, a complete range of accommodation and eating facilities are available to make it possible for just about anyone to enjoy the island. In relation to other holiday resorts in Europe and North America, Mykonos is not only on a par but also often a cheaper destination.