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Mykonos - everything for everyone.

A September 2000 trip to Mykonos by Rucas

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Quote: The white houses, the beaches, the nightlife, shops, ancient sites, the little churches and more...

Mykonos - everything for everyone.

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Overview

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Get around the island on a motorcycle. Visit every beach. Enjoy nightlife. You must visit Little Venice. You must visit Delos. You must get to Paradise Beach on boat. You must buy sea sponges.Quick Tips: If you are low budget, don't make any reservations and go in September. There's a lot of offers when you arrive in town that time of year. Try Greek food. I enjoyed it very much. If you like jewlery, you will like Mykonos. Best Way To Get Around: Mykonos has a very busy international airport in spite of the little size of the island. It has a port for cruises and a smaller port for ferrys. The roads at Mykonos are very narrow so renting a motorcy...Read More

Mykonos Bay

Hotel

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First thoughts were good. My room was almost on the beach. Then, I realized that neither the beach nor the seawater were clean. I've never used it. The Hotel was very simple. For the same price, I think you could find a better hotel and in a more central place. The plumbing made very strange noises, and it didn't let me sleep. The best facility at Mykonos Bay was the swiming pool that clients shared with those of the Mykonos Beach Hotel.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on October 27, 2000

Mykonos Bay
Magali Ammos Beach - 300m from Mykonos town
Mykonos, Greece

Paradise

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Attraction

Paradise Photo, Mykonos, Greece
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The first visitors who came to Paradise were hypnotized by this charming spot. Paradise is about 20 minutes by taxi away from the town. Paradise Beach offered a diverse array of activities that include shopping, dining, walking down the beach and enjoying the beautiful scenery, or just lying back without a care in the world in a relaxed atmosphere.

1000 drc (boat - 2 ways). 600 drc (rent a chair on de beach).

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 17, 2000

Paradise
Paradise beach, Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos, Greece

Streets of Mykonos

Attraction

Streets of Mykonos Photo, Mykonos, Greece
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The shopping usually picks up in the late afternoons, once everyone has returned from the beaches. It's a great place to buy woven goods, jewelry and folk art. Mykonos is now the most cosmopolitan island in the world, more famous than Capri, more fashionable than Hawaii. All the famous all over the world had come here at least once. There are well known shops like DNKY, Cartier,...There you can also buy sea sponges for a very nice price.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 17, 2000

Streets of Mykonos
Mykonos town center
Mykonos, Greece

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An inseparable part of life on the harbour is the pelican, the island's mascot. It wanders through all the neighbourhoods but prefers the harbour and places nearby. It is so sweet and beloved it is looked after by everyone, locals and foreigners. Children and adults approach it in order to pet it or feed it, and there is no lack of tourists to photograph it. It is also a typical feature of Mykonos life, another warm memory from the magic white island.

The very ancient Delos.

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Story/Tip

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Despite its diminutive size, Delos is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, and certainly the most important in the Cyclades. Delos was a place of such importance that the surrounding islands were known as the Cyclades, since it was thougth that they lay in a circle round the island on which the god Apollo was born. Athenians coveted Delos for a long time, seeing its strategic position as one from where they could control the Aegean, and by the 5th century BC it had come under their jurisdiction. At that time, Delos became the headquarters of the Delian Confederacy, a maritime league under the leadership of Athens, but in 454 BC the Athenians carried off the treasury of ...Read More