Mykonos is an island in Greece and assuredly the most famous amongst the Cyclades islands. Tourism is a major contributor to the city’s economy as Mykonos attracts millions of people annually. Its cosmopolitan appeal calls for endless parties and an upbeat nightlife, something that impresses people around the globe. But more than fun and excitement, Mykonos has an unspoilt natural beauty comprising of sun and sea that makes this island an easily accessed paradise to all.
Mykonos is destined to be a major tourist attraction. It was founded as a leisure beach resort in the 19th century and stayed that way for quite a long time. Mykonos became the favorite hideaway of famous actors, artists and personalities during the 70’s and 80’s. Mykonos is able to retain its status that up to this day, its beaches such as Paradise, Super Paradise, Platys Gialos and Elia Beach are famous around the world.
Apart from its pristine waters and fine sand, Mykonos is known as well for its historical appeal characterized by its narrow marble streets, bougainvillea trees and whitewashed houses with vivid and bright-colored frames. The tiny streets of the Mykonos Town are lined-up of quaint shops and galleries and stylish cafes and restaurants. The island’s strict building regulations highly-preserved the Cycladic architectural style that makes the old-town atmosphere intact.
Visitors are in for a treat as Delos, an uninhabited tiny island recognized by UNESCO for its majestic archeological sites, is nestled close to Mykonos. The city’s own Little Venice is popular for its buildings that are amazingly built right on the edge of the sea and with balconies that hang over the water. The Panagia Paraportianí is the most impressive among the churches found in the city and it is the most photographed church in the whole nation. For viewing the city’s dramatic landscape, the Armenistis Lighthouse is the best place to be.
Most of the restaurant and eateries are situated in the downtown. The ones that are fronting the sea have a relatively higher price, but the view of the majestic waters while savoring traditional tasty Greek food is utterly irresistible. Dining in the island’s oldest restaurant, the Antonini’s Taverna, serves as the highlight of the Mykonos dining experience. And after touring Mykonos, going to bars such as Caprice, Katerina’s Bar, Guapaloca Beach Bar, Cavo Paradiso and Montparnasse to sip some cocktails while watching the awe-inspiring sunset is the perfect way to end a long and demanding day.
With all these spectacular features, no doubt people love staying in Mykonos for a long time. Here, there is an extensive list of accommodations to choose from, ranging from hotels to beach houses. The rates may be expensive during the peak season, but the home-away-from-home atmosphere and the topnotch hotel and room facilities make every penny worth it. For the more practical individuals, there are room-for-rent in every corner of Mykonos that aptly fits the budget. With so much to see and experience in Mykonos, spending the holiday in this enchanting island inevitably renders an adventure that is unforgettable.