Mykonos, the most ecumenical of the Cyclades Mykonos, the most ecumenical of the Cyclades

 

Alternative and fashionable at the same time, able to attract fans of architecture and of course people who expect sea and nightlife, the island of windmills (survivors) and Paradise beaches, in name and in fact, remains a must of summer .

Like the celebrities and lovers of cheese, lovers of wild nights and lovers of Cycladic architecture. First refuge of pirates, then stop on the itinerary between Woodstock and Kathmandu, today synonymous with high society and transgression, Mykonos has a historical vocation of a natural camouflage and fashionable. If the heritage windmill, that once characterized the island, it has remained a single row haggard, strict ordinance protects the harmony of the houses all whitewashed, with blue shutters – the gray and green are permitted, but only after special approval.
The narrow streets of Chora steep climb overflowing with restaurants and shops, while the elegant Alefkandra called Little Venice, deploys its multicolored houses on stilts, coveted destinations at sunset. A little farther on, check a giant meringue plywood is Panagia Paraportiani, a fifteenth century church consists of four chapels on the ground floor and one upstairs, so close to each other as to seem fused. The other place of worship on the island architecturally interesting is the Orthodox monastery of Panagia Tourliani century, which, with its beautiful doors red stands in the sleepy village of Ano Mera, among the hills of the interior.

Most visitors, however, in Mykonos goes directly to heaven: the most famous sandy beaches of Greece, Paradise and Super Paradise, welcome varies worldliness, nudists and pop music at high volume from five in the afternoon at five in the morning. The surfers chasing the Meltemi, the relentless wind of the Cyclades, link to Ftelia on the north coast, while Psarou, on the south coast, there is a qualified diving center. The best way to unwind after nights of dancing or offshore activities is a dish kopanisti, goat cheese very spicy obtained after repeated fermentation, accompanied by a glass of ouzo, or for those who do not like alcohol, of soumada, refreshing drink milk of almonds.

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For a day trip away from the crowds you can choose between Kea, Andros and Tinos, green mulberry trees, olive trees, oaks and fragrant pine trees. It starts from the old harbor, Ghialos, with the blessing of Petrus, the photogenic pelican, a descendant of a long line of mascots of the island, which oversees the lively fish market.