10 FACTS ABOUT MYKONOS, GREECE
We hope our experience on this magical island can help you make your time there a little bit more enjoyable and relaxed.
1. When the locals want to get off the bus, they shout 'Stási' and the bus driver will stop just about anywhere.
2. Many tourists rent cars or quad bikes which is completely unnecessary on an island of this size that has such a good public transport network. In addition there are many accidents due to inexperience or even drink or drugs.
3. Most of the roads are only wide enough for one car, which means a lot of manoeuvring and waiting to pass. (Another reason not to rent a car or quad bike!)
4. Mykonos is famed for its winds. In the summer the northern Meltemi wind brings a cool breeze and can be very strong.
5. Mykonos is famous for its many beaches which are served by boat and bus. Paradise and Super Paradise are located on the south of the island and are both popular with tourists.
6. Mykonos has a fantastic boat taxi service which runs regularly throughout the day and provides a great means of exploring the island.
7. The name “Cyclades”, where Mykonos belongs, was given to the 33 islands surrounding the sacred isle of Delos because of their cyclical formation.
8. The windmills of Mykonos are some of the most recognized landmarks of the island, some of them date back as far as the 16th century.
9. Mykonos celebrates over 70 country fairs. 38 of them happen in the summer, during the high season, from June till September.
10. The island boasts over 800 churches and you can find 80 of them classified as historical museums at Chora (Mykonos town) alone.