What to see in Mykonos, an itinerary to discover the island of Greece between beaches and rocky coast, windmills and archaeological sites.
Mykonos is the most famous island of the Cyclades archipelago, islands of Greece, an international tourist destination.
Inside, the landscape is rocky and barren.
On the coast, the numerous beaches, including Ornos, Psarou, Platis Gialos, Aghia Anna, Kalafatis, Paradise and Elia, are interspersed with rocky coast, while the mills on the island testify to the strength of the wind in these areas.
Today's Mykonos is an island with a cosmopolitan mentality, with a significant annual tourist flow, mainly due to the beautiful beaches and clean sea, including famous people from all over the world.
The city of Mykonos, arranged amphitheatrically on the slope of a hill, overlooking the sea, with its cubic white houses with blue-painted wooden balustrades, and the narrow streets plastered with lime has become the characteristic image of these islands.
The island is rich in white churches with red domes and votive chapels built by sailors after returning from sea travel.
Paraportiani is a splendid complex of five churches built on two levels, located in the Kastro district, a characteristic seaside village. Inside the island is the village of Ano Mera with its ancient Orthodox Convent.
Many archaeological remains found on this island testify that it was inhabited in ancient times by the people of Ionia, an ancient region of Asia Minor.
Furthermore, it was recently discovered that this island was also home to some Kares tribes in the Neolithic era, which were the populations that inhabited Caria, a region corresponding to the southwestern part of present-day Turkey.
In less distant times the island was part of the Ottoman Empire and subsequently from the Republic of Venice.