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Mykonos Town, or ‘Chora’ as it is often known by the locals, is the charming, historic capital of the Greek island of Mykonos. Visitors to this fascinating destination can take advantage of an array of churches, windmills, galleries and museums, as well as extensive shopping facilities. The town boasts a lively nightlife, and a good selection of bars, cafés, restaurants and traditional Greek tavernas.
Holidays to Mykonos Town offer a great range of activities to cater for all types of people, making this a suitable destination for families and partygoers alike.
Mykonos Town has its own airport, making it very easy to get to. Flights from the UK to Mykonos International Airport (JMK) will take something in the region of 3 hours 30 minutes.
Wander through the narrow streets, and you’ll see countless examples of the classic Greek architecture. Rows of rustic, whitewashed houses are interspersed with tavernas and bars, and a great selection of restaurants. The local delicacy is seafood, but during a holiday to Mykonos Town you’ll have chances to try flavours as diverse as Mediterranean, Italian, Greek and International cuisines.
Anyone in search of a little culture during a holiday to Mykonos Town won’t be disappointed – a good place to start is the fascinating Archaeological Museum. Here you’ll find a wide range of ancient grave statues, stelae, household items and pottery such as vases and urns, which date back as early as the late Hellenistic Period (around 25th to 1st century BC). Nearby you’ll also be able to pay a visit to the island of Delos, an important historical site in its own right.
Alternatively you could head down to one of Mykonos Town’s two harbours, both of which make the ideal spot to stop for a drink, or a scenic picnic. This is also the place to catch boats out around the coastline or to other islands, which makes a great option for a day out during a holiday in Mykonos Town.
If you came to Mykonos for the beaches, then stop off at the bus station on Fabrikos Square. Here you can catch buses to some of the nearby beach resorts on the island, such as Psarou, Ornos or Agios Ioannis. The beaches of Mykonos tend to be sandy and clean, with great conditions for sunbathing, or swimming in the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea. There are also some great opportunities to have a go at water sports while on holiday in Mykonos Town.
Holidays to Mykonos Town offer a wide selection of attractions, catering for all types of trip; from museums and galleries to beaches, restaurants and nightclubs. Take advantage of a great value deal from lastminute.com, and see this richly cultured island capital for yourself.
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