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Mykonos is part of the Cyclades islands and is located roughly in the centre of the Aegean Sea in Greece. If you are looking for culture, secluded beaches and quiteness, it's best to turn around again and go back to where you came from. Although there are some quieter areas, this island is mostly about partying, nightlife, crowded beaches, to watch people and to be watched. Some people think this might have touched the slow pace of the old days. Of course, in a way this is true, but at least the island has kept some of it's original gems like the windmills.
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Mykonos has a nice Mediterranean climate with warm, sunny and dry summers when temperatures are usually between 26 and 30 degrees during the day and still above 20 degrees Celsius at night. Winters are wetter and last from December to February. It is still mild though with daytime temperatures of 10 to 15 degrees Celsius and nights between 7 and 12 degrees.
Mykonos Island National Airport (JMK) serves a variety of cities throughout Europe. Easyjet flies to/from London and Milan while Air Berlin flies to/from Berlin, Munich, Zürich and Nuremberg. Most flights are seasonal only (summer). Other destinations include Athens, Thessaloniki, Istanbul, Vienna, Rome, Cologne, Verona, Crete, Rhodes, Santorini, Manchester and Brussels.
Mykonos has daily services to Rafina (4,5 hours) via Tinos (30 minutes) and Andros (2,5 hours). Daily services also go to Piraeus (6 hours) via Tinos and Syros (1,5 hours). There are three ferries a week to Santorini (6 hours).
There is one ferry a week to Thessaloniki (18 hours) and Crete (13 hours). There are three ferries a week to Samos (4,5 hours) and Ikaria (2 hours).
Check the Greek Travel Pages for an impression about companies, schedules and prices, as the choice is very wide. Or check the Greek Ferries website or another one about Ferries between islands in Greece.
|Amazing View Hotel||Sain Stefanos Beach||Hotel||-|
|Andriani's Guest-House||Over School of Fine Arts Mykonos Town 84600||Guesthouse||84|
|Argo Hotel||Platis Gialos||Hotel||89|
|Madalena Hotel||P. O. Box 94, Mykonos (Myconos) Town Cyclades Islands||Hotel||88|
|Kymata Pension||Kato-Myloi Lefko-Steno||Guesthouse||-|
|Mamas Pension||401 St. Stefanos Beach 84600 Mykonos||Guesthouse||92|
|Mina Studios||Platis Yialos Mykonos Platis Gialos Mikonos||Apartment||89|
|Orpheas||Agiou artemiou Niohori||Guesthouse||90|
|Ostraco Suites||Drafaki 846 00||Hotel||-|
|Paradise Beach Resort Mykonos||Paradise Beach||HOTEL||82|
|Pension Matina||Xontros Gremos||Guesthouse||75|
|Psarou Beach Hotel||Psarou 84600||Hotel||-|
|Psarou Garden||PO Box 352 Psarou||Hotel||-|
|Studio Eleni||Mykonos center Mykonos island||Guesthouse||88|
|Villa Vasilis||On the crossing Airport-Paradise beach||Guesthouse||88|
|Yiannaki Hotel||Ornos Beach||Hotel||-|
|Zorzis Hotel||30 Nik. Kalogera Strt||Hotel||-|
|La Stella Apartments||Glastros||Apartment||-|
|Vouniotis Pension||Vrissi 84600||Guesthouse||-|
|Sofia Village Hotel||Mykonos Town||Hotel||-|
|Spanelis Hotel||P.O BOX 85 84 600 Mykonos||Hotel||-|
|Mykonos Star Hotel||Agios Sostis||Hotel||-|
|Nazos Hotel||Near The School Of Fine Arts Mykonos Town||Hotel||-|
|Paradision Hotel||Tourlos Cyclades||Hotel||-|
|Esperides Apartments||Platy Yialos Cyclades||Apartment||-|
|Hotel San Antonio Summerland||P.O. Box 94 Mykonos island||Hotel||81|
|Paraga Beach Hostel||Paraga Beach||HOSTEL||81|
|Hotel Jason||Glastros PO Box 323||HOTEL||88|
|Mama's Townhouse||Hora Agios stefanos||APARTMENT||87|
|Ornos Eleni's Studios||Ornos Beach 84600||APARTMENT||-|
|Belou||Megali Ammos 84600 Mykonos||HOTEL||87|
|HOTEL TEO||Plati Gialos||Hotel||-|
|Anastasios Sevasti - Mykonos||School of Fine Arts Mykonos Town||HOTEL||-|
|Villa Ftelia||Ftelia Beach||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Kosmoplaz||Platys Gialos,Mykonos island,Greece||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Aegean||MYKONOS TOWN TAGOO||Hotel||-|
|Bella Vista Studios||Plati Gialos||Apartment||-|
|Damianos Mykonos Hotel||Mykonos Town Chora||HOTEL||-|
|Akrotiraki Hotel||Mykonos Town||HOTEL||-|
|Nikos Rooms||Vrisi Mykonoy Tagoo Mykonoy||GUESTHOUSE||84|
|Eleanna's||Chora, Panahra Mykonos Town||GUESTHOUSE||89|
|Eleni's Village Suites||Klouvas||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Evgenias Garden||Argiraina Mykonou||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Rinoulas Apartments||Lino Apartments||Apartment||-|
|Paradise Beach Camping||P.O. Box 61||CAMPSITE||-|
|Carrop Tree||Mykonos Town||HOTEL||-|
|Paradise View Hotel||Paradise||HOTEL||87|
|Sun Geo Rooms and Villas||Klouvas||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Folegandros Apartments||Chora, Cyclades||APARTMENT||-|
Internet access is widely available throughout the country. Almost all hotels provide internet access, either free or paid. Local coffee shops usually offer free Wi-Fi access, as many other public places do. Feel free to ask for the password, if the network is locked. Internet cafes however tend to be expensive, about €1.5-2 per hour.
See also: International Telephone Calls
The cheapest way to call someone abroad is to use a pre-paid calling card and call from a land line anywhere (also from your hotel room). Pre-paid calling cards are sold in many shops and kiosks. The calling card is not much more than a phone number and a pin code, which you dial prior to dialing the usual phone number. If you want to call internationally, ask for an international calling card. For one euro you can call for about 45 minutes, so buy a card in the cheapest value (which is about €3). Calling someone for half an hour is cheaper than sending one email from an internet café. Cards expire usually 90 days after first use. You can also use this pre-paid calling card at public phone boxes, which are widely available.
Mobile phones are prevalent in Greek's communication, and if you need to talk with your co-travelers it is advised that you buy a local prepaid plan instead of using roaming, as it is far cheaper. There are at least three mobile carriers, Cosmote, Wind and Vodafone all of which require by law presenting some form of identification in order to activate your prepaid plan. Choose whichever has better reception in your area, keeping in mind that GSM 900, GSM 1800 and UMTS 2100 bands are supported. Data usage is cheap, costing about €3 per 100 MB. Ask the mobile carrier for more information.
Hellenic Post is the Greek postal service. On their website you find more information about options to send letters, postcards and parcels and there is a search function regarding post offices and post boxes. It also has information on services like paying bills, transferring money, financial products etc. Greek post codes are five digits long and are usually written as follows; 123 45. The first three digits are used to identify the city, municipality or prefecture, for example the digits between 100 and 180 relate to the city of Athens. The last two digits identify a street or part of a street. Most post offices are open Monday to Friday from 07:30-14:00, although the largers ones usually have longer opening hours. For sending packages, you can also use international courier services like DHL, UPS or TNT.
Ask Montoyia a question about Mykonos
During my travels in Europe i fell in love with Mykonos Island from the first time i stepped my foot on it!
I come every single year (4 times in a row) and lived and worked in the island for 4 months during the Summer of 2010!
Very Good knowledge of the Mykonian weather (winds, direction of winds, sun) and how this affects each beach on the island -very important-.
I got to know all the best places to have fun on the island for every taste and budget and as it comes to accommodation, i was lucky to stay in very good and budget hotels that really make the difference!!!
I will be very glad to help out every one that wants to visit Mykonos, and in my opinion, if you are visiting Greece, Mykonos is a MUST!!!
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