The best beaches...
The best beaches of the island are in the south-east. To get there, take the bus to Platyialos, a family beach, with rooms to rent, restaurants, beach umbrellas, and boats for the other beaches.
First you will find the beach of Agia Ana a quiet and still relatively undiscovered one.
The next stop is Paradise beach with a campsite, music, water sports and a restaurant or two.
Then comes Super Paradise Beach which is a gay nudist beach.
The last one is Elia Beach, also a nudist beach.
The bus station is up on the hill of the Hora on the south west side of town. The bus schedule is hand written on a chalkboard under the tree. There are hourly or semi hourly departures to various beaches. You need to buy a ticket before boarding. Our Lonely Planet guide never mentioned the fare, but at each stand we went to, it cost 1euro regardless of destination.
There are also late night bus departures to Paradise Beach. Check the other chalkboard hanging on the wall of the food stand.
If Mykonos has an iconic symbol, it's the windmills. They were built starting in the 16th century, to grind grain in preparation for shipment. Sea-going vessels would stop by to drop it off, then pick up the milled flour for transport all over the eastern Mediterranean. So it was important to build them near the harbor. Sadly, only a handful remain today.
Delos has so many well preserved monuments, it's difficult to keep up with what each one is. I've got no idea what's in this photo, but it looks pretty cool. Please inform me if you know what's in this picture.
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My first visit to Mykonos was October of 2002, I enjoyed my time there so much that I am trying to land a job there so I can spend a season on the island. I'm returing to Mykonos the end of september 2003 to look for work and a place to live.