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Mykonos, Greece

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Country: Greece  Area: Greece

Water Temp: 18 - 24°C (64 - 75°F)

Visibility: 20 - 40m (66 - 131 ft)

Depth Range: 5 - 30m (16 - 98 ft)

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Mykonos is part of a cluster of islands including Delos, Rhenia and some rocky islets.

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Mykonos, already inhabited since the 5th millennium B.C. (prehistoric settlement of Ftelia), has shared with them a long and copious history with them. Its intense tourist and cosmopolitan activity, which has continuously kept Mykonos in the foreground, inevitably reminds us of the cosmopolitan ancient Delos during the period of its commercial peak.

Since the fifties, Mykonos has always been one of the most popular tourist islands of the Mediterranean. Chora, as the town of Mykonos is commonly known, impresses and casts its spell on the visitor from the first moment, with its beautiful position, scale and architecture. Despite the great tourist development of the island, it manages to maintain its cycladic features and traditional look, like few other towns.

Delos lion, Credit

Its cube-shaped, all white house’s glow in the sunlight, scattered wisely and orderly in the countless labyrinthine alleys and streets with whitewashed cobbled pavements. A little further, on a low hill, the windmills, having stood for centuries, compose a picture of unparalleled beauty in combination with red domes and bell towers of the countless churches. In the harbour, a small colorful flotilla of caiques and fishing boats completes this unique picture with its vivid colors.

All in all, maintaining the form of the traditional architecture of the Cyclades on the modern buildings ensures a unique feeling of harmony to the town and interior of Mykonos. Nothing can be compared, though, to the emotion inspired by the enthralling space of ancient Delos. A real town with its streets and markets, public buildings and temples, luxurious houses and shops, cisterns, columns, mosaics.

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Bathed in perennial sunlight sent by the god Apollo, they are all spread between the hill of Mt. Kynthos and the port with its crystal clear waters, giving the visitor the impression that they stopped functioning only yesterday. The fame of the island and the large number of visitors, among whom one can recognize some of the most famous personalities all over the world, have resulted in the commercial activity that has made the market of Mykonos so famous.

The Mykonian Sea is a warm, crystal clear with almost no sea currents. It offers perfect diving conditions, abundant marine life and ideal opportunities for photographers. It’s completely safe without currents and dangerous species. Famous for “Anna II” ship wreck, at 64m. Long cargo ship boat at excellent condition.

The clear blue waters of the Agean Sea makes for some of the best diving opportunities in Greece. Calm waters free of phytoplankton make for great visibility, allowing you to see the incredible diversity of fish. Large schools of Mediterranean Barracuda swimming alongside numerous pelagic species are some of the highlights in the region. Night diving, wreck diving, reef diving, cavern diving and wall diving sites are all within boating distance. With sites that accommodate beginner to master divers, Mykonos becomes much more than just a party destination.

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Climate

The climatic conditions are temperate and it is representative of the climate of the central Aegean. The average yearly sunshine is 2700 hours, the average temperature is 27 ˚C and the average humidity is 70%. Mykonos is like the rest Cycladic islands where the wind blows strong. The wind is North at 38,2% and Northeast at 16,3%, the well-known ‘’meltemi’’, which especially appears in July and August. The speed of which can reach to 6-7 Beaufort and sometimes to 8-9 Beaufort. August (24,5˚C) is the hottest month and January (10,1˚C) is the coldest one.

Marine Conservation Greece

Much of the marine conservation around Mykonos is managed by an organization called Marine Conservation Greece. Run by the owners of Go Dive Mykonos, a marine biologist and a water resources engineer, this non-profit ensures best practices are adhered to for maximum sustainability.

The clear blue waters of the Agean Sea makes for some of the best diving opportunities in Greece. Calm waters free of phytoplankton make for great visibility, allowing you to see the incredible diversity of fish. Large schools of Mediterranean Barracuda swimming alongside numerous pelagic species are some of the highlights in the region. Night diving, wreck diving, reef diving, cavern diving and wall diving sites are all within boating distance. With sites that accommodate beginner to master divers, Mykonos becomes much more than just a party destination.
 
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Shore Diving

Lia beach: an easy, fun and safe dive for beginners and especially for their first dive (discover scuba diving). Normal Mediterranean biodiversity and also pieces of a wreck.

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Boat Diving

“Anna II”: is a cargo ship which sunk in 1995. Ship wreck Anna II is a 64m. long cargo ship boat, offers all the advantages of wreck diving: a reef with a lot of variety in a perfect depth of 18 – 30 meters and a wreck that is also very well preserved.

Lia rocks/ Nudibranch reef: it’s a high biodiversity reef with great visibility. It’s an easy and safe dive, perfect for macro photographers.

Tragonisi Island Caverns: With stunning rock formations and caverns that glitter with glassfish, this dive packs a punch for underwater photographers. The biggest surprise of all is the chance of encountering a rare monk seal that hangs out in the area.

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Kalafakiona / Grouper Rocks reef is one of the liveliest reefs in the area. The most important point of interest of this dive is the antiquities that are encountered throughout. Also, there are schools of fish and often encounter with schools of Barracuda.Prassonisia: This dive site has the best of both worlds. You can immerse yourself in a whirlwind of wrasse and other fish or connect the dots with a hoard of antiquities pointed out by your guide.

Agia Anna Wall diving: It’s a large dive site, rich in marine life, with a beautiful topography. Expect to meet large schools of fish, octopus, moray eels, sea stars, sea urchins, sponges and many more! Next of this wall diving, exist a small wreck which is ideal for beginners.

Peloponisos: is a wreck dated from the 1930s’ which sank on the north eastern side of Mykonos next to a reef in the middle of the sea. She was a Greek ship and has been cut into two pieces. The ship remains in good shape. It is a difficult dive, though, which requires favorable weather conditions due to the wrecks’ location. The reef is vivid with lots of colorful fishes and good visibility.

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Liveaboard Diving

A number of liveaboards run trips through the Agean Sea.  Most tours will cover Kea, Siros, Santorini, Ios, Paros and a handful of other islands in a one-week tour.

Lia beach: an easy, fun and safe dive for beginners and especially for their first dive (discover scuba diving). Normal Mediterranean biodiversity and also pieces of a wreck.

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How to Get There

It is very convenient to get to the island by boat as there are two ports in Mykonos. The access can be done by ferries from the port of Rafina (4 ½ hours by the regular boat and 2 ¼ by speedboat), from the port of Piraeus (6 hours by the regular boat and 3 ½ hours by speedboat) and from the port of Laurio with routes that have got Mykonos as a stopover. Especially in summer time the ship routes are daily and frequent by many cruise lines. Get a contact with the relevant travel agencies, if you want to be informed for all the ship routes before you travel.

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Mykonos can be connected with the rest neighboring islands like Syros, Tinos, Andros, Naxos and Paros by boat. Also, private yachts can be moored at the new port of Tourlos.

Mykonos is the only island in Northeast Cyclades that has got an international airport. It is connected with regular flights from Athens, while flights from abroad can be landed during the summer season.

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Where to Eat & Drink

There is no end of restaurants and bars around Mykonos. From gourmet restaurants to local tavernas serving nearly every style of cuisine imaginable, for many, a trip to Mykonos revolves around the food and drink. Kiki’s in Agios Sostis is an unpretentious restaurant that has become somewhat of an institution. Barbequed meat and seafood with rustic salads in a shaded terrace make this an island favourite. Nikos is a traditional Greek tavern that is always busy and bursts out onto the street most nights. Philippi also serves fantastic traditional Greek food. Wandering the streets in the evening is just as good a way to find a restaurant as any…

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Mykonos is infamous for its nightlife, especially during the summer months. Parties span full days (in spite of the expensive drinks), migrating from the beach to the clubs as the hours progress. Paradise Beach is one of the biggest party destinations (Paradise Club and Cavo Paradiso) on the island, with a number of clubs and bars dotting the shore. In town, there are a few quieter bars and clubs that often play live music with great people watching.

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Other Activities

Touring the island by boat or by rental scooter is a great way to get a sense for the place. While famed for its beaches and parties, taking time to walk through the stunning streets of Hora is certainly worthwhile.

Dive shops offer Discover Scuba, Bubble Maker, Seal Team and Snorkeling for those learning how to dive.

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▪Delos – archaeological sites

▪Sailing

▪Water sports

▪Clubbing

▪Kayak

▪Kite surf

▪Yoga

▪Cruises

▪Jeep Safari

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Tips

Mykonos is a safe place and in general Greece. It’s a cosmopolitan island and there services are high quality. So no scams and travel watch out.

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There are no hyperbaric chambers on Mykonos. The nearest chamber is in Athens, 170km away (by boat). 

Book accommodation early in the summer months since the island is often very busy!

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