MYKONOS - The island of the winds
Mykonos Island, is part of the Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea.
Located between Syros, Tinos, Naxos and Paros.
The island spans an area of 85.5 square kilometers and rises to an elevation of 341 meters at its highest point.
There are about 10,200 permanent inhabitants (ref: 2011 census) and divided at two big cities.
The main city of Mykonos, is called 'Chora' and had given its name to the island.
It is located in the west coast of the island and include the public services, the banks, the restaurants and the bars.
the Second big city, is called 'Ano Mera' and is located in the middle of the island.
There are not a lot of business there, but is famous about its traditional taverns.
Mykonos in general, is one of the most popular and glamorous Greek islands, known for its nonstop party atmosphere.
In Mykonos, the sun shines for up to 300 days a year.
There are just rare rains between January and March and because of this, arid climate and its rocky ground the vegetation is sparse.
Although temperatures can rise as high as 40 °C in the summer months, average temperatures are around 28 °C .
In the winter, average temperatures are 15 °C with strong winds.
There are two seasonal winds in Mykonos. Sirocco & Meltemi.
Sirocco, is the famous southern wind, carries sands from the deserts that border the Mediterranean.
In winter arrives from the south and is sometimes accompanied by electrical storms.
More famous is the Meltemi. is a cooling wind , that comes from the north, during July and August.
Mykonos has a lot of beautiful, golden and sandy beaches with transparent waters.
Platis Gialos Beach
Paradise Beach (Kalamopodi)
Super Paradise Beach (Plintri)
Kalo Livadi beach
Agios Ioannis Beach
Agios Stefanos Beach
Tigani and Frangia beaches
Of course, to visit Mykonos beaches you should Rent a Car, because all of them (except Megali Ammos), are far away from Mykonos Town.
Area : 105.2 km²
Max Length : 15 km
Max Width : 10 km
Population : 10,134 (2011)