Places near Church
Concidered the most cosmopolitan Greek island, Mykonos attracts a great number of visitors including many artists and celebrities from all over the world. This amazingly pretty island offers all amenities of a modern resort with many activities for day and night. It is famous for its hectic night life and its golden sandy beaches. Low rocky hills, ending to crystal water beaches from the genuine mykonean landscape. Chora, the capital of the island, with its paved narrow streets flanked by gleaming white-washed houses, all with brightly painted window shutters and wooden balconies which ablaze with colorful geraniums and variety of shops, tavernas, bars and clubs, gives to the visitors the unique sensation of a film scenery. Ano Mera, is the most important village after Chora offering accommodations, while some of the most frequented bays are Ornos, Platy Yialos, Aghios Ioannis and Super Paradise with sandy beaches lined with umbrellas and sun beds. Always famous for its nightlife, Mykonos is still one of the liveliest places in Greece after dark and if the idea of a perfect holiday is a beautiful setting, great beaches with water-sports and lively nights, Mykonos should be on the top of everyone.
Perhaps the most important of the tourist asset of Mykonos, one which distinguishes it from other islands are the beaches. Particularly in the South, the picturesque coves with sandy beaches follow one another. Those beaches, can be reached by car or motorbike. Many Southern beaches are linked with each other with a boat operating on a regular service, all day all summer, which offers the visitor a very interesting excursion opportunity.
As the name suggests, Little Venice Quarter is a section of Mykonos where the barrier between the buildings and the sea is nonexistent. Waves lap the sides of the charming houses, cafes and restaurants that sit elegantly perched on the water’s edge. Built during the 16th and 17th Centuries by wealthy sea merchants, Little Venice Quarter is situated on the western edge of Chora near Alevkantra beach. The romantic atmosphere and ethereal beauty of Little Venice Quarter make it a favorite hangout for artists who have recreated the scene in countless paintings.
In the Kastro, which is the original nucleus of the present-day town of Mykonos (on its northwestern edge), stands the Paraportiani, a group of building impressive for its shapes' plasticity.
Historic religious sites on Mykonos can also be found along the coastline, and Panagia Paraportiani is one of them. Located at the entrance to the Kastro neighborhood of Chora, the whitewashed walls of this seaside church form a unique shape due to the building’s unusual construction. Five small churches that were built on top of each other beginning in the 14th Century became the Panagia Paraportiani that can be seen today. The asymmetrical shape and rare combination of architectural styles combined with the ocean view have helped to make Panagia Paraportiani one of the most photographed sites in the world.
In this location, during the Middle Ages, there was a tall, fortified tower, side by side and above one of the entrances to the Kastro. Now there is a complex made up of five churches altogether, four on the ground level and on the floor above, the church of the Virgin, which is the oldest of all. The Paraportiani, and the windmills are the island’s trademark.
The beach is just before Ornos Beach and at 2.5 km after Mykonos Town. There is a precisely positioned north and in conjunction with the shape of the island result to all of the floating garbage coming from the wider marine area,end up there. The beach is a natural paradise for windsurf lovers because there is a lot of tension in the air remain stable while the shallow depths of favours creating waves, specifically for endless leaps and waveriding! Finally, the ramp hauling - lifting vessels that exists in western edge of the beach is the benchmark for a quick trip to Delos and the nearby beaches.
From the main Mykonos Town to Ornos, an asphalt road takes you to Korfos, the road is in great condition.