|Mykonos has an
atmosphere of its own. Many rich and famous people
visit the island and it has a much more cosmopolitan feel
to it. However, it also retains a lot of the
traditional Greek atmosphere as well. In the harbour
you can see luxury yachts next to old fishing
boats. On land you'll see donkeys carrying produce
walking past jet set fashion models. The island became
famous thanks to the nearby ruins of Dilos as well. The
main town is Mykonos Town. The town is interesting
because the "roads" are more like meandering
paths through a maze, intentionally designed to be
confusing to the invading pirates!
Mykonos is also famous for its traditional windmills and its beautiful beaches; Paradise Beach near Platis Gialos and the Super Paradise beach are two of the best-known beaches.
|The island of Dilos (Delos). This island was the most holy island because it was believed that Apollo was born here. Historically speaking it was an important site. It was the second most holy place in the ancient Greek world--second only to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. Dilos was a large financial and religious center and the ruins that are there are very extensive and simply magnificent. It is as impressive in its own way as the Acropolis in Athens. In our opinion, Dilos by itself makes Mykonos a necessary stop on any Greek trip. Walking through the town, it feels like you are back in time. The sites you will see on Dilos include the Temple of Apollo, the Dilian Lions, Cleopatra's House, the Sacred Way, the Sacred Lake and the ancient theater among a number of other sights.|