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Mykonos is one of the Cyclades Islands located in the Aegean Sea midway between Greece and Turkey. It's the glitziest of all the Greek Islands, outrageously gay and a partygoers' paradise. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece, you'll find the prices are high and the crowds a nightmare in high season. You can find tranquil spots if you look hard enough but that's not really why you come to Mykonos . If you're heading for this island, pack your wildest glad rags and be prepared for some serious partying.

The island of Mykonos has an international airport, four kilometres from Mykonos Town, with connections to Athens and most of the major European capitals. Flying time from London is about four hours. But the majority of tourists arrive by ferry either from Athens (six hours) or one of the neighbouring islands. There are also daily hydrofoil services providing fast connections to Athens and the other islands in the archipelag. If you arrive by ferry be prepared to run the gauntlet of a mob of domatia owners brandishing "rooms to let" signs and photographs of their various establishments.

You can be fairly sure of getting some kind of accommodation even you come here in high season without booking in advance but you might find the location and standard of facilities are far from ideal. Finding a taxi can be a nightmare in the summer months, even if you lug your suitcase all the way to taxi square in Mykonos Town (about 10 minutes walk from the ferry port). Your best bet is to call a cab using one of the numbers advertised in and around the port.

Mykonos Town (officially called Hora) is an absolute delight but you'll simply have to resign yourself to getting hopeless lost in it. It's a bewildering labyrinthine confection of narrow white alleyways originally designed to confuse the pirates who once plagued the Cyclades . Even with the aid of a street map you'll be hard pushed to find your way around so it's best to just wander aimlessly along with all the other lost tourists. Take the time to explore during the day because the maze of lanes becomes chock-a-block with revellers after dark, especially in high season, and you'll find yourself being swept along with an overwhelming tide of humanity. If you're travelling with small kids, hang onto them for dear life!

One of the most charming areas of the town is so-called Little Venice (its real name is Alexandra) where the sea laps at the base of Venetian-style houses adorned with wooden balconies which jut out over the water. This is a great place to sip your sundowner before you take your pick of the myriad of music bars and discos which have given Mykonos its reputation as one of Europe 's hottest party playgrounds. Besides its notorious night time attractions Mykonos also has a wealth of wonderful beaches including Agios Ioannis where Shirley Valentine was filmed, prompting thousands of bored housewives to yearn for a better life on a Greek island.


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Platis Yialos Mykonos ? Show on map
Palladium Hotel features romantic accommodations with Aegean Sea or pool views, a 2 minute walk from Psarou Beach, in Mykonos. Guests enjoy open-air dining, and a spa area with hot tub and sauna. more...
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Mýkonos City ? Show on map
On a small hilltop overlooking Mykonos Town, Andronikos Hotel features an award-winning restaurant and also has an outdoor pool and spa center. more...
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Mýkonos City ? Show on map
Myconian Inn is a traditional Cycladic complex, situated just a few steps from the centre of Mykonos town. more...
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Elia Beach ? Show on map
Villa Daedalus is a villa with free WiFi throughout the property, located in Elia Beach. The property features views of the sea and is 3.4 miles from Mýkonos City. more...
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Agios Sostis Mykonos ? Show on map
Overlooking the beautiful Agios Sostis Bay, this new Mykonian-style, family-run hotel offers local cuisine and an infinity pool with sun terrace. more...
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Agios Ioannis Mykonos ? Show on map
Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a sun terrace, Manoula's Beach Mykonos Resort offers accommodations in Agios Ioannis Mykonos, just 2.1 miles from Mýkonos City. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. more...
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Platis Yialos Mykonos ? Show on map
The Cycladic-style Petinos Beach is 215 yards from Mykonos? Platis Gialos beach. more...
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Platis Yialos Mykonos ? Show on map
Showcasing a terrace and views of the sea, Petinos Hotel is located in Platis Yialos Mykonos in the region of Myconos, just 2.4 miles from Mýkonos City. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. more...
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Agios Ioannis Mykonos ? Show on map
Showcasing an outdoor pool and seasonal outdoor pool, Katikies Mykonos is located in Agios Ioannis Mykonos, just 2 miles from Mýkonos City. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. more...
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Paradise Beach ? Show on map
Just 300 yards from Paradise Beach and overlooking the Aegean Sea, Paradise View Hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and offers free private parking and complimentary buffet breakfast. more...
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Just 547 yards from Ornos Bay, Vana Holidays offer a swimming pool and sunset views. All air-conditioned rooms feature furnished balconies overlooking the Aegean Sea. Mykonos Town is one mile away. more...
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Located in Mýkonos City in the region of Myconos, 22 miles from Náousa, Bill & Coo Suites And Lounge features a seasonal outdoor pool and views of the sea. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. more...
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Tourlos ? Show on map
Vista Loca offers accommodations in Tourlos. Mýkonos City is 1.2 miles from the property. Free private parking is available on site. The property is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. more...
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Psarou ? Show on map
Featuring free WiFi, Villa Ammonite is a villa, located in Psarou. The property is 2.1 miles from Mýkonos City and free private parking is provided. The kitchen features a dishwasher. more...
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Klouvas ? Show on map
Sun of Mykonos Studios offers accommodations in Klouvas. Mýkonos City is 1.4 miles from the property. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation has a TV. more...

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