Location: Part of the Cyclades group of islands situated in the middle of the Aegean Sea.
Must See: Mykonos Town (from as early as the 16th century, the windmills are one of the most recognized landmarks of Mykons), Little Venice (a district located by the sea, famous for its picturesque medieval two and three story houses with a fantastic sunset), Panagia Paraportiani (whitewashed church, is the most popular and most photographed of the 400 churches of Mykonos), visit Chora and wander the small alleys, enjoy the scenery and sit at a small café enjoying the architecture, visit the Archeological Museum which is located next to the port and many more.
Cool things to do: Visit Delos, which is a small uninhabited island close to Mykonos, it is a UNESCO world heritage area known for its important archaeological sites. Go sailing, whether it is with a private cruise or the famous Glass Bottom Discover Boat, take day trips to nearby islands such as Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos, and of course party all day and night. Mykonos is one of the most popular destinations when it comes to night clubbing and partying. It is a gay-friendly island and the parties are everywhere-even on the beach!
Fun in the sun: Mykonos has marvelous beaches to enjoy and most of them have taverns and restaurants which are well equipped with deck chairs and parasols. Some of the most famous beaches included Super Paradise (the right side of the beach is mostly nude and gay. At about 4pm the music gets really loud and the party begins), Psarou Beach ( lots of hotels and restaurants nearby), Platys Gialos, Ornos Beach (convenient, family friendly beach), Elia Beach (popular beach) and Kalo Livadi Beach (no music pumping here, but people relaxing and enjoying the sun).
Historical Fun Facts: Mykonos owns its name to the son of the King of Delos, Mykonos. We know, from excavations in the ancient site of Ftelia, that the first inhabitants of the island were Cares, succeeded by Phoenicians, Egyptians and then Minoans who were followed by the Ionians. Tourism in Mykonos started to flourish in the early 1960s, when it became the favorite shelter for the artists and later for the hippies.