1. Loulos Beach The beach is just one kilometer away from the famous beach of Mykonos, Kalo Livadi. You can get there by foot from Kalo Livadi, and by car from any point of the island. From the main road that you can park, you will see a small gravel lane, follow this! Loulos is a small beach with white pebbles, calm waters and characteristic blue-green color.
Moving to the north of the island. After you pass the artificial lake of Mykonos with herons and other migratory birds, following the road to the sea, you need to go a few kilometers of dirt road to reach Fokos. The golden sand, the little pebbles and clear waters will fascinate you. There, you will find Fokos tavern, were you can enjoy some delicious traditional Greek meals.
Mirsini or otherwise Mersini is located just 500 meters away from the beach of Fokos and is completely isolated. Get ready for a beautiful sandy beach with green water in which there will be only you and your friends. Conquered Myrsini? Time for a private a la carte swim in it’s crystal clear waters!
4. Merhias Beach
As you take the road to Profitis Ilias, turn left to Merhia. The access is not very easy so this beach will generously give you all the tranquility you seek with deep blue waters creating a splendid creek with only few houses around.
Kapari is a beautiful and remote beach on the western side of Mykonos. It was once a common secret between the local residents of the island. Nowadays many visitors ask to visit Kapari, yet it remains a tranquil place, that forces you to appreciate amazing susets! The sun sets over the sacred island of Delos, creating a color palet with no mach. To find Kapari, head for Saint John beach and then find a smiley face to just ask!
If you are a true cinema lover, then being on vacation cannot change that! And what better experience than enjoying a good movie under the starry sky of Mykonos, listening to the breeze running through the leaves. If this is music to your ears, then the open air cinema Cine Manto is the place to be. Located right in the center of cosmopolitan Mykonos town, Cine Manto promises nights that will stay with you, even when you are no longer on the island.
Tall trees and discreet warm lighting along with smiley faces welcoming you inside create an ideal scenario for those who are looking for an alternative relaxing evening on the island! The screenings begin in May and last until the end of September with 2 screenings daily.
Open air cinemas are deeply into Greek modern culture, and if it’s your first time experiencing that, you will immediately understand the reason why this stands!
A tiny island within an area a little larger than five square kilometers and less than half an hour away by boat from Mykonos. It’s often called “the sacred island” and “the island of light” because, in Greek mythology, it was the birthplace of Apollo, the god of light, and Artemis, the goddess of night light.
According to the testimony of Thucydides, the first people to inhabit the island of Delos were the Kares and the Phoenicians. By the end of the 5th century B.C. there were already a few houses and farmhouses round the sanctuary, but the city was developed within only a few decades after 166 B.C. It is estimated that round 90 B.C. this tiny little island, which is but a dot on the Mediterranean map, was already inhabited by roughly 30.000 people from every part of the world. All these different people co –existed peacefully, having adopted the Greek way of living, speaking and writing in Greek, living in Greek houses and building sanctuaries dedicated to their gods without having any particular problem. The all worked and enjoyed themselves along with the local people, while their children attended the same high school, played and worked out in the same arenas.
For the first time then in the human history, on this tiny corner of the earth, all people in the Mediterranean seem to be co – existing peacefully.
The city went into decline after it was looted and razed in two separate attacks; residents gradually left the island, and eventually Delos was abandoned completely and almost forgotten.
Delos regained international attention when archaeologists began excavating its ruins in 1872. In 1990, Delos was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. A description for UNESCO’s Delos listing says “The archaeological site is exceptionally extensive and rich and conveys the image of a great cosmopolitan Mediterranean port.”
Small numbers of travelers, mainly from Europe, started visiting the island to view the fascinating historic sites that were gradually being unearthed. Over the decades, the trickle of tourists turned into a steady stream of sightseers from around the world, and today Delos is a top tourist attraction drawing more than 100,000 visitors each year and is widely considered a “must see” attraction for people visiting Mykonos.