The island of Mykonos belongs to the prefecture of the Cyclades complex and is situated between Tinos and Naxos, in the middle of the Aegean. It is one of the most famous islands thanks to its natural beauty, history and cosmopolitan way of living. Mykonos owes its name to the son of the king of Delos and today has a population of approximately 11,000 inhabitants. Additionally, it has a total area of 90 square kilometers.
The island can be reached by air from Athens, Rhodes and Heraklion, (Crete), or by ferry boat from Piraeus, Rafina, Crete, Dodecanese and all Cyclades islands. Famous around the world for its cosmopolitan character and intense nightlife, Mykonos does not have a lot of villages. Those existing, though, are very traditional and picturesque with beautiful things to see and to do. The island is also well known for its wonderful, sandy beaches of crystal clear waters. Especially, those situated on the south shore of Mykonos, have the best sand and are protected by the local Cycladic winds. Furthermore, the north coast beaches are less developed, preferred by those wishing to have a more peaceful vacation. Mykonos has the great privilege of being located close to the «Open Archaeological Museum» of Delos, the island of Apollo.
The Best Hotels in Mykonos
Saint John Hotel Resort in Aghios Ioannis, Mykonos