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About Mykonos

The tiny Cycladic island of Mykonos sprung to blossom as a tourist destination in the 60s and 70s, when it was first discovered by global glitterati and often featured in magazines as the new hot place to be for the "it" crowd. The island today has kept little of its past exclusivity (although celebrities do make appearances at some of its fashion boutiques every now and then), and welcomes diverse crowds every summer season. July and August are the busiest, with late spring and early fall allowing visitors to discover a quieter, more tranquil side to the island.

During high season, avoid the narrow streets of Mykonos Town (also referred to as "Hora", or "Chora") during daytime to escape cruise ship crowds and venture out to one of the island's many beaches, or try scuba diving under careful supervision of professionals from the island's many dive centers.

The island, along with its tiny neighbor of Delos, featured prominently in Greek mythology and was first settled in 11th century BC. Excursus into the past may be made via the island's several tiny museums and the well-maintained Archaeological Site of Delos.

Mykonos Town Chora and Harbor
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Public Transport

There are two bus stations at the opposite ends of Mykonos Town (these are a 20 minute walk away from one another). Use the main station (Fabrica) to catch a bus to Paraga, Platys Gialos, Paradise, Agios Ioannis and Ornos. The northern station serves Elia, Ano Mera, Panormos and Kalafatis. Bus frequencies may very depending on the time of year (more buses run during high season); intervals are usually somewhere between 30 min and an hour. Tickets may be purchased from the driver directly or in advance at ticket machines and tourist shops.

Small fishing boats are an alternative means of transport - these circulate between the main beaches of the island.


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