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  • General information

    Official language: Greek
    Time zone: UTC+3 (summer), UTC+2 (winter)
    Currency: Euro (EUR)

  • Relax on the beach

    If you are looking for peace, head to the beach at Kapari Bay (leave the car in the parking lot in Agios Giannis). Take the camera, because you can see the spectacular sunset there.

  • Mascot of Mykonos

    The symbol of the city is the pelican Petros, who walks through the city streets all year long. Most often it can be found in front of the Nikos fish tavern or near Agios Nikolaos.

  • Wine festival

    On the second Sunday of September, the Giorsi tou Trigou, or the feast of wine, takes place at the mills of Ano Myli. You can there, among others, learn to knead the grapes with your feet.

What’s worth seeing in Mykonos?

Mýkonos is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea belonging to the Cyclades archipelago. A little over 9,000 people live there permanently, however, every year hundreds of thousands of tourists visit it. It attracts with beautiful beaches, sunny weather, excellent cuisine and ... openness for LGBT tourists.

Mykonos, also called Chora, like the rest of the Aegean towns, impresses with its typical architecture, i.e. white, small houses with blue carpentry along narrow streets. Its indispensable elements are also beaches with beautiful views and excellent hotel and restaurant infrastructure, as well as good conditions for water sports. Due to its cosmopolitan character, the island has been a favourite holiday destination for gays and lesbians from around the world for many years.

What places are worth visiting there? Certainly, a composed of four temples, white church of Panagia Paraportiani. This characteristic building is considered the most photographed sacral monument not only on the island (where there are more than 600 churches and chapels), but also in Greece. It is also worth seeing the 16th-century tower windmills (Kato Myli) situated in the south-eastern part of the city, which are the most recognizable element of the island's landscape. Must see are also Tria Pigadia, or three wells from the mid-18th century, and the Armenistis lighthouse on the north-western tip of the island. History enthusiasts should go to the Archaeological Museum, which boasts a rich collection dated back even to 3000 B.C.

When you get hungry, try not only the Greek classics, i.e. moussaka (baked aubergine with béchamel sauce), souvlaki (grilled and spiced meat) or gyros (roasted meat in pita bread). Mykonos also offers its own specialties, such as spicy kopanisti cheese or thin slices of pork in herbs, i.e. louza. Most eateries also serve fish and seafood dishes topped with local olive oil. For dessert, choose baklava or traditional almond cookies from Mykonos. Where to eat? We recommend Karavaki Restaurant, To Maereio and Vegera.

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