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Mykonos Travel Guide

Villages in Mykonos



Mykonos town or Chora

Chora of Mykonos or only Chora is the capital of the most multicultural island of Cyclades, called Chora by the neighborhoods, is a typical Cycladic village erected in the form of an auditorium. The church complex of Panagia Tourliani has been recognized as a national cultural monument and is a superb representation of Cycladic architecture. The famous whitewashed windmills, symbol of the island, are standing on a hill overlooking the town and from where one can enjoy a magnificent view over the Little Venice which is one of the most beautiful parts of the capital and is located on a peak of land, like a small peninsula. Another feature of the island is Petros the pelican, usually situated in Little Venice, he is quite the enchanting and loves to pose for photographs be sure to look for him. Also, a great amount of bars and nightclubs can be found in the capital, proving that the fame of Mykonos to be a party island is not just fame, itís a fact. As soon as the sun goes down, the capitalís narrow streets fill with crowd ready to party and dance all night long.


Mykonos

Whitewashed Windmills



Ano Mera

Ano Mera is the second larger village after the islandís capital and is one of the oldest villages of Mykonos which is situated 8 Km from town. It presents a few magnificent hotels and some rooms and studios for rent. It is a quiet village where locals are continuing their every day life without being interrupted by a crowd of visitors, as is happening all the time in the capital. Close to Ano Mera is the attractive monastery of Panagia Tourliani which principal church houses a superb collection of icons made by a Cretan painter and holy vessels and vestments.


Panagia Tourliani

Ano Mera



Platis Gialos

One of the most famous areas of the south coast of Mykonos where one finds himself in a pleasant atmosphere, beautiful sea and a reach diversity of hotels and resorts of all classes, restaurants, rent a car etc. The Settlement of Platis Gialos is a central point of the town of Mykonos, with the most regular bus service, sea transport to the other popular beaches, generally good facilities and plenty of services. The scenery is impressive, the cape with the hill being the most prominent, protecting the bay well from the southeastern winds. Also, of impressive interest is the underground cistern on the northern side of the settlement. It is known as "Pigadi tou Giannarou" (Giannaro's well) and it has very large dimensions. On its one side, there are steps which lead to its bottom. On the site called Leto, there are remains of three fortresses from the Hellenistic period that the locals call "Portes" (Doors).


Platis Gialos Village

Platis Gialos Beach



Ornos

The limited small port of Ornos is situated about 4 km to the south of Mykonos and, along with Korfos bay, they position the borders of the Diakofti peninsula. Around the small port, where boats and fishing caiques anchor, several new snow white houses have been erected, examples of the Cycladic architecture. The beach of the small bay has crystal clear waters and thin sand.


Ornos Beach

Port of Ornos



Tourlos

The seaside village of Tourlos is about 4 kilometres from the northern side of Mykonos. It fascinates crowds of foreign visitors, who choose it because of its beautiful sandy beach, as well as Greeks who have chosen the area to erect large villas next to the old country houses. The most significant sight in Tourlos, which has only recently erected the required infrastructure for tourism, is the chapel of Agios Georgios with its red dome and the Russian icons that decorate its screen.


Tourlos Village

Tourlos Houses







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