Mykonos is one of the most famous Greek islands, part of the Cyclades islands. It is lying between Tinos, Siros, Paros and Naxos. Greek mythology refers that Mykonos was named after its first ruler, Mykons, the son of Apollo god. The island is also said to have been the location of a great ancient battle between Zeus and Titans. It is the place where Hercules killed the invicible giants, luring them from the protection of Olympus Mount. Rumors have it that the large rocks all over the island are the petrified testicles of the giants.
Mykonos island is considered the most cosmopolitan spot in Greece. Amazing beaches, traditional villages, outstanding nightlife and a gay-friendly attitude, composes an earthly paradise. One of the most famous island's landmarks is the little Venice. Little Venice is for sure the most romantic spot of the island, especially when the sun goes down. Traditional fishing houses with colourful doors and windows line the waterfront with their lovely balconies hanging over the sea. The area attracts many visitors including also a lot of artists, who come to photoshoot or paint the breathtaking coastline. Another must-see is definitely the windmills. They are a defining feature of the Mykonian landscape. There are a lot of them around the island, but the most characteristic ones are located in the main town of Chora. Strolling around Chora, you can pay attention at the maskot of the Island, Peter the pelican. It is an integral part of the island and we can say for sure, it is a celebrity, taking all the lights with all this adoration.
But what about food? Mykonos has a variety of traditional cuisine which is to die for. You should try kopanisti cheese, kremmydopita and omelet. And after all this food, what is better than some dessert? Amygdalota, lazarakia and melopita will surprise the most difficult ones and the memory of the flavors will accompany your return home in order to share your gastronomic experience with your friends.
Μake your days count by visiting one beach at the time to see as many as you can. On the top of your list should be the Psarou beach (the cosmopolitan one), Lia, Panormos, Elia, Ornos and Kalo Livadi. Make also your nights count strolling around the beautiful white and graphic streets of Chora or enjoying a delicious coctail at little Venice. And if you are a party animal type you will never get bored with the club variety, espesially if you like house music. The most famous dj's around the world visit Mykonos every year to play some of their best sets. But if you are tired from a long full day, there is not better way than spend your evening at the balcony of a Mykonos villa enjoying the view with a glass of wine.
Stepping onto this picturesque island, you leave your problems and anxieties behind and you are entranced in a sense of luxury and tranquility. The warmth and hospitality of the locals, the ancient atmosphere, the narrow streets, the deep blue sea of the Aegean and the variety of the activities and the ways to have fun, will make you a Mykonian lover and a regular visitor. Mykonos real estate will help you to live your myth in Greek paradise. Rent a villa in Mykonos and pass the best vacations in your life.About Author Kostas Palkogiannis is the owner of Mykonos Estates, a Real estate agency in Mykonos,Greece.