Area: 101 sq km (39 sq mi)
mainly a wooded island, close to Piraeus, in the Gulf of
Saronikos, enjoys a frequent shuttle service by motor-sailing
vessels, caiques, from nearby Piraeus and from Perama across
the Straits. Wheat, olive oil, and wine are produced here, and
fishing is also a major industry. The island has good roads
and a network of bus and taxi services.
At Eandio there are
the remains of ancient Telamon. Sandy beaches are at Kaki
Vigla, Moulki, Kanakia, Kaminia and Peristeria which is also
well-known for its numerous taverns serving delightful Greek
delicacies. No large hotels exist on this island as the port
of Piraeus just opposite links this island with very frequent
ferry shuttle services.
is, famous for the decisive naval battle between the Athenians
and the Persians which took place in the year 480b.c.
According to Homer, Salamina was the home of the Greek
legendary heroes Ajax and Teucer. It was the object of a
conflict between Megara and Athens and was taken by the latter
in the 6th century BC. The strait between Salamina and the
Greek mainland was the site of the Greek naval victory of the
Athenian statesman Themistokles over Xerxes I, king of Persia,
in 480 BC. Salamina fell to Macedonia in 318 BC but returned
to Athenian control in the following century.
Ιt is the cosmopolitan center of the Cyclades Complex. Its
reputation has spread during the last years due to its unique
landscape, its archaelogical sites, its cosmopolitan environment and
its magnificent beaches.
houses are scattered all over the island, narrow streets in the town,
chapels and picturesque tavernas hide among art galleries and stores
selling jewellery, souvenirs etc.
Trends that sweep through
the international scene are born in the intense nightlife of this
An island of tempting and
tempestuous reputation such as Mykonos, with high tourism and a rather
superficial lifestyle, inevitably has both fans and critics.
But even the most
unsuspecting visitor immediately realizes that Mykonos is not only a
crazy “bon-viveur”, but also an attractive,
picturesque island with white Chora aside the crystal-clear blue waters
of the Aegean Sea.
charter flights and regular domestic flights from Athens serve
frequently, during summer, the airport of Mykonos.
Because it is so famous,
Mykonos gets really overcrowded during high season but for those who
enjoy the crowd, great fun and all night long entertainment, Mykonos is
the ideal place for holidays.
Have a wonderful time...