Walking around the town of Chora you will find the Paraportiani church another famous landmark of Mykonos. The Paraportiani church in fact is 5 churches all built in a compact complex. It is one of the most photographed buildings of Mykonos and an amazing combination of white against the blue of the sky and the sea.
Outside of the capital Chora, villages and hamlets scatter the hillsides. In some areas there is fairly intensive development of holiday complexes, although it is in a very low-key and sympathetic way.
There are many things to do in Mykonos Greece, an island perfect for people of all ages: walk along the narrow streets of Chora, see the sunset from Little Venice, stay in luxurious hotels and swim in exotic beaches. Super Paradise, Paradise and Kalo Livadi are fabulous places to swim and spend a day under the hot sun. In the evenings, head to Mykonos Town and enjoy a night out in the many bars and clubs.
Mykonos is an island, part of the Cyclades, lying between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos in the Aegean Sea and according to mythology, was the place where Heracles killed the giants. The rocks around the island are supposedly their corpses!
Mykonos’s nickname is “The Island of the Winds”.
It’s popularly known for its summer party atmosphere. Tourism is a major industry and Mykonos is known for its vibrant nightlife and is the party island of Greece.
A beautiful island in the Cyclades, which looks just like the postcards: white little houses with flowers and blue windows and doors, hand painted streets, windmills, pigeon keepers, chimneys, lots of little churches and wonderful restaurants and cafes.
Iconic landmarks include a row of 16th-century windmills, which sit on a hill above Mykonos town. There are also five museums: an archaeological, a folk museum, a maritime, a cultural and a private one with old rooms and furniture.