MYKONOS  -  The island of the winds

 

Mykonos Island, is  part of the Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea.

Located between Syros, Tinos, Naxos and Paros.

The island spans an area of 85.5 square kilometers and rises to an elevation of 341 meters at its highest point.

There are about 10,200 permanent inhabitants (ref: 2011 census) and divided at two big cities.

The main city of Mykonos, is called 'Chora' and had given its name to the island.

It is located in the west coast of the island and include the public services, the banks, the restaurants and the bars.

the Second big city, is called 'Ano Mera' and is located in the middle of the island.

There are not a lot of business there, but is famous about its traditional taverns.

Mykonos in general, is one of the most popular and glamorous Greek islands, known for its nonstop party atmosphere.

 

The Climate

In Mykonos, the sun shines for up to 300 days a year.

There are just rare rains  between January and March and because of this, arid climate and its rocky ground the vegetation is sparse.

Although temperatures can rise as high as 40 °C  in the summer months, average temperatures are around 28 °C .

In the winter, average temperatures are 15 °C with strong winds.

 

The Winds

There are two seasonal winds in Mykonos. Sirocco & Meltemi.

Sirocco, is the famous southern wind, carries sands from the deserts that border the Mediterranean.

In winter arrives from the south and is sometimes accompanied by electrical storms. 

More famous is the Meltemi. is a cooling wind , that comes from the north, during July and August.

 

The Beaches

Mykonos has a lot of beautiful, golden and sandy beaches with transparent waters.

Megali Ammos
Psarou Beach
Platis Gialos Beach
Paranga Beach
Paradise Beach (Kalamopodi)
Super Paradise Beach (Plintri)
Elia beach
Agrari Beach
Kalo Livadi beach
Ornos Beach
Korfos Beach
Agios Ioannis Beach
Ftelia Beach
Panormos
Agios Sostis

Agia Anna
Kalafatis
Agios Stefanos Beach
Choulakia
Tourlos beach
Fokos beach
Lia beach
Tigani and  Frangia beaches
Kapari beach

Of course, to visit the beaches , you should Book Car in Mykonos, because all of them (except Megali Ammos), are far away from Mykonos Town.

 

 

Area : 105.2 km²

Max Length : 15 km

Max Width :  10 km

Population :  10,134 (2011)

 

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