Mykonos Hotels: what to see in the island of the Cyclades

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Mykonos Travel, what to visit in the island of Greece between beaches and rocky coast, windmills and archeological sites.

Travel Guide Mykonos

Mykonos is the most famous island of the Cyclades islands of Greece, an international tourist destination. Inside the landscape is rocky and barren. On the coast, the many beaches, including Ornos, Psarou, Platis Gialos, Aghia Anna, Kalafatis, Paradise and Elia, are interspersed with rocky coast, while the mills on the island testify to the power of the wind in these areas.

Today Mykonos is an island minded cosmopolitan, with a significant flow of tourists annually, mainly due to the beautiful beaches and clean sea, including celebrities from around the world.

What to see in Mykonos

The town of Mykonos, an amphitheater on the slope of a hill, overlooking the sea, with its cubic white houses with wooden balustrades shades of blue, and the narrow whitewashed became the image characteristic of these islands. The island is full of white churches with red domes and votive chapels built by sailors returning from trips to sea.

Paraportiani is a beautiful complex of five churches built on two levels, located in the district Kastro, a picturesque village on the sea. Inside the island is the village of Ano Mera with its ancient Orthodox monastery. Many archaeological remains found on this island show that it was once inhabited by the people of Ionia, ancient region of Asia Minor.

It was also recently discovered that this island was the site in the Neolithic Kares also some tribes, who were the people who lived the Caria, a region corresponding to the southwestern part of Turkey today. In times less remote island was part of the Ottoman Empire and successiamente the Republic of Venice.