Mykonos, Greece

Postcard: Mykonos, Greece

Located in the center of the Cyclades island group, Mykonos is one of the most famous Greek islands for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and vivid nightlife.

  • The upbeat, world-acclaimed Mykonos island is part of the Cyclades island complex of the southern Aegean Sea, located between Tinos, Syros, Naxos and Paros.
  • The island has an area of 85.5 square kilometres and rises to an elevation of 341 metres at its highest point.
  • Its landscape is slightly different from the rest of the Cyclades with its relatively flat morphology, barren hills and hilly landscape.
  • Famous for its minimal Cycladic architecture, Mykonos is full of traditional whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches.
  • The trademark of the island is the beautiful traditional windmills in front of Little Venice, where you can also enjoy the magical sunset and capture the colorful light washing up the island’s Chora (main town).
  • The island gained world reputation throughout the 1960s as a summer resort for hippies, artists and the wealthy.
  • Since then, Mykonos has also become a welcoming destination for gay society and to this day it is considered an oasis for the LGBTQ+ community and party animals.
  • Mykonos manages to balance its dual identity as a worldwide luxurious, nightlife Mediterranean location and that of a traditionally Cycladic island with sugar-cube houses, traditional windmills, picturesque churches and paved alleys.
  • Every summer, this island draws worldwide attention for its unforgettable party atmosphere and vivid nightlife. That’s why it’s widely known as the “Ibiza of Greece”.
  • Mykonos is the second most famous Greek island, with numerous global celebrities visiting every summer.
  • Mykonos’s nickname is “The Island of the Winds”, due to the very strong winds that usually blow on the island.
  • The most ideal time frame to visit the intriguing Cycladic island is from May to mid September. 

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