port of arrival is Karavostasis and unfortunately
its name is more inspiring than the place itself.
However, after undertaking a short bus journey,
you alight in the cliff-top village of Hora, a
completely different world.
It is no
exaggeration to describe Hora as one of the most beautiful,
traditional villages of its kind. From the delightful shaded
square outside the main gate, narrow alleyways lead to the
inner precinct, an extraordinary square, borded on three sides
by the backs of houses, the fourth a cavernous drop 700 feet
to the sea with views that almost match famous Santorini. Hora
is peaceful and quite up-market with tavernas and cafes to
stretches northwards from Hora, hugging the cliff-top and
offering more breathtaking views before descending sharply to
Vathi Bay where you can relax on a lovely, sandy beach.
The southernmost island of the Western Cyclades. lt lies
between Sikinos and Milos. The mariners call it Poucandros. lt
is an island full of mountains and sheer shores. It is
separated in two parts by the gulfs Porto Vathy and Plaka.
Mythology reports that the island was colonized by the Cretans
with Folegandros, the leader, son of Minos. ln 425 the
unification of the island with the Athenian alliance. The
Romans are included to the conquerors of the island, which
they used as a place of exile. It had been a part of the Duchy
of Naxos for 400 years (1207-1607). Then the occupation by the
Turks came until the Revolution in 1821.
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Ιt is the cosmopolitan center of the Cyclades Complex. Its
reputation has spread during the last years due to its unique
landscape, its archaelogical sites, its cosmopolitan environment and
its magnificent beaches.
houses are scattered all over the island, narrow streets in the town,
chapels and picturesque tavernas hide among art galleries and stores
selling jewellery, souvenirs etc.
Trends that sweep through
the international scene are born in the intense nightlife of this
An island of tempting and
tempestuous reputation such as Mykonos, with high tourism and a rather
superficial lifestyle, inevitably has both fans and critics.
But even the most
unsuspecting visitor immediately realizes that Mykonos is not only a
crazy “bon-viveur”, but also an attractive,
picturesque island with white Chora aside the crystal-clear blue waters
of the Aegean Sea.
charter flights and regular domestic flights from Athens serve
frequently, during summer, the airport of Mykonos.
Because it is so famous,
Mykonos gets really overcrowded during high season but for those who
enjoy the crowd, great fun and all night long entertainment, Mykonos is
the ideal place for holidays.
Have a wonderful time...