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The jewel of the Cyclades, this popular island retains its charm despite its hedonistic reputation. Spend a day enjoying Mykonos town, a maze of beckoning streets, and park your beach towel on a stretch of glorious sand. By all means check out the legendary nightlife here, but make sure you're in top form for a day trip to Delos, too.
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  • Nightlife
  • Art and Culture
  • Beaches


  • Explore Mykonos town, the Saint-Tropez of the Aegean. You'll see white-washed streets, the Old Town, and the rows of windmills for which Mykonos is famous.
  • The beaches of Mykonos cater to every taste and persuasion. Psarou is considered the finest. Paranga and Paradise are nude. Ornos is perfect for families. Nearly all have tavernas.
  • Delos, one of the most sacred Greek islands, is littered with classical ruins. Highlights include the Sanctuary of Apollo, the House of the Naxians, and the Avenue of the Lions.


  • The Monastery of the Panagia Tourliani hosts a big festival on August 15.

Side Trips

  • Explore Little Venice, at the southwest end of the port, which is dotted with handsome Venetian-style houses and was once owned by fishing captains.
  • The Monastery of Panagia Tourliani, 5 mi/8 km east of Mykonos town, is dedicated to the protectress of the island.

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