On the low Kastro hill is the complex of churches known collectively as Our Lady “Paraportiani”, a superb arrangement of whitewashed masses created over the centuries and now 15 recognised as a national cultural monument.
particular historical and aesthetic interest are the medieval house in this district of the town, which stand like a wall above the sea protecting the west side of Hora.
The Archaeological Museum of Hora contains finds from tombs on the nearby island of Rhenia, sculptures, vase and figurines. The Folklore Museum brings together a number of collections of furniture, icons, pieces of sculpture and folk musical instruments. Mykonos is also the home of the Nautical Museum of the Aegean, which has interest all of its own.
The countryside of Mykonos is a mixture of grey-green rocks ringed by prickly pear plants and little fertile areas carpeted with wild flowers. Here and there are tiny-whitewashed chapels and windmills.
Ano Mera is, after Hora, the most important of the older villages on the island. Standing 8 km. To the east of the town, Ano Mera has the interesting monastery of Our Lady Tourliani, ornamented with fine wood-carvings. The church has a collection of valuable ecclesiastical vessels, vestments and embroideries. The courtyard contains an interesting bell-tower and a marble fountain.
Here lovers of the sea will find out – standing golden beaches such as Agios Stefanos, Psarou, Kalafatis, Platis Gialos, Ornos, Elia and Panormos. Mykonos is a busy island with all the amenities of a modem resort and with plenty to do – by day or night – for those who want to have a lively time. Yet visitors fond of more peaceful holidays will still find quiet corners in which to relax.
Useful telephone numbers
Mykonos Police Station: 22890 22.235 •Tourist Police : 22890 22.482 • Municipal Information Bureau 22890 23.990 • Olympic Airways ticket office : 22890 22.490 • Airport : 22890 22.327 • Port Authority : 22890 22.218 • Archaeological Museum 22890 22.325 • Folklore Museum 22890 22.591 • Nautical Museum of the Aegean: 22890 22.700.
Things to buy
Woven goods , jewellery , folk art ,Local specialities
Salted white cheese (“kopanisti”) almond confectionery (“amygdalota”) • fermented almond cordial (“soumada”).
Hotels in Mykonos Island Greece
Tharroe Of Mykonos Hotel De Luxe Aggelika, Mykonos Mykonian architecture blend with modern facilities to provide all the amenities that make a holiday so lazily comfortable.
Mykonos Theoxenia Hotel Kato Mili, po box 177, Mykonos All 52 rooms of Mykonos Theoxenia exude an aura of unique aesthetics and good taste, which flirt pointedly with the characteristic “glam” culture and its discreet luxury.
Kastro Hotel Ag Stefanos, Mykonos Kastro Hotel is superbly located on the fine beach of San Stefano, near the town of Mykonos.
Hotel Alkistis Myconos Ag. Stefanos on the Beach, Mykonos On the famous Agios Stefanos beach, 2,5 km from the town of Mykonos, lies the ALKISTIS Hotel Complex.