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Mykonos is one of the most coveted summer holiday destinations around the world. Throughout the years this mesmerizing island has stolen the heart of many visitors who choose to spend their holidays here over and over again.
Mykonos is a place where you will definitely never get bored. The energetic vibe that characterizes the island makes it stand out and the numerous activities available guarantee a memorable stay. The capital of Chora is the first place that you would like to visit on arrival. It is a lovely, picturesque town with whitewashed houses and colorful windows. The architectural style in Chora is none other than the well-known Cycladic style that is prone to make a lasting impression on you. If you are a romantic person, the neighborhood of Little Venice with its alluring style will undoubtedly turn out to be one of your favorite spots on the island. Don’t miss the exceptional sunset from Little Venice as it is a truly unique experience.
The renowned windmills are, of course, the main landmark of the island and thus, you certainly want to pay them a visit and see them from up close. But even if you are interested in visiting archaeological sites, Mykonos still has a lot to offer. The archaeological site of Ftelia, which is probably the oldest known settlement on the island, along with the famous Castle of Gyzi that was constructed in the 13th century are surely worth a visit. There are also various museums on the island for those who are willing to get acquainted with the historical and the cultural side of the island. More particularly, visitors can head to the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, the Folklore Museum of Mykonos or even try going to the Aegean Maritime Museum to get a taste of the Mykonian civilization and its historical past.
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For those keen on visiting places with a religious character, we would definitely recommend going to the church of Panagia Paraportiani. It consists of a complex of five smaller churches that have been built one next to the other: the church of Agios Efstathios, Agia Anastasia, Agios Anargiros, Agios Sozon and of course, the church of Virgin Mary which is situated on top of these churches. The monastery of Panagia Tourliani which lies in the village of Ano Mera will also impress you with its stunning architecture and its beautiful ecclesiastical icons so make sure you take the time to visit it. 
If you are an energetic person that loves to see new places, it is highly recommended that you take a boat trip to the nearby island of Delos. This island has an exceptional archaeological and historical value and hosts countless antiquities from various historical periods. 
For adventure lovers Mykonos is beyond a shadow of doubt the best option as there are countless activities that you can choose from. The island has a large number of water sport centers and this makes it ideal for anyone who is fond of windsurfing, kitesurfing and diving. There is also a horse-riding center in the capital of the island and thus, you can organize a day galloping in the astounding natural surroundings. The island is also an excellent place for hiking, as well as off-road driving as there are many inaccessible areas to explore. But even if you love sailing, Mykonos constitutes one of the best places to start your exploration by boat. 
Mykonos is also well-known for its wonderful sandy beaches and its crystal-clear water. If you choose this island as your summer holiday destination, you should certainly go to the numerous beaches that have won the heart of tourists from all over the world. More particularly, Paradise beach and Super Paradise beach are the most famous beaches on the island as they are considered to be the most beautiful organized beaches here. Nevertheless, if you want to spend your time at a rather secluded and quiet beach, there are various other options for you such as Kapari beach and Fokos beach. Of course, the most popular beaches on the island are Psarou beach and Platis Gialos beach which are organized beaches with a lot of water sport facilities and numerous beach bars where you can have fun and sip a drink while dancing to the rhythm of famous music hits. 
There are also numerous restaurants and taverns that highlight the gastronomical treasures of the island. Make sure you savor the local cuisine and try some traditional delicacies such as amygdalota, tirovolia and kopanisti. The delicious specialties of the island will make you never want to leave. 
We should not forget to mention that numerous events, concerts and festivals take place in Mykonos throughout the year. Don’t miss the Summer Festival of Mykonos, the Fishermen Feast or the Feast of Grape Harvest in September. 
One thing is for sure: if you come to Mykonos, there is a large variety of activities that you can opt for depending on your personal style and preferences. In this way, you can make your stay here a truly memorable and enjoyable experience that will remain etched in your heart for a lifetime.
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