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Mykonos Chora is defenitely one of the nicest and most charming towns of the Greek islands, with endless small streets, shops, windmills, churches, terraces and whitewashed houses. A place to wonder around for days and every time find something unexpected. Because of the street layout (intended to confuse pirates) it's also the perfect place to lose your way :). It has two harbours where you can just sit and have a drink or something to eat, while enjoying the views and the people that walk by, and another harbour where the ferries depart. Some ferries however coming to and leaving Mykonos dock at the nearby village of Tourlos, which is a half an hour walk away from Mykonos Town itself.

Behind the harbour front you will find endless (and very clean!) shopping streets with souvenirs and jewelry (I guess mainly for the older American tourists that visit Mykonos town on a cruise), the hotels and guesthouses, and more restaurants. Most ticket offices for the ferries are on the main boulevard. Mykonos also has its own international airport.

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In Mykonos Town there is an archeological museum which exhibits vases, ranging from the prehistoric to the late Hellenistic period (25th-1st century B.C.), grave statues, stelae and funerary urns from the nearby island of Rheneia, and very few finds from Mykonos. It's also the place where you can make a daytrip to the archeological site of the island Delos.

Mykonos Town has three bus stations, the largest one at Fabrikos Square, where you find the busses for Platis Gialos, Psarou, Ornos, Agios Ioannis, Paranga and the Paradise- and Superparadise beaches. Close to this bus station you will also find the post office. More towards the ferry harbour is the bus stop for Kalafitis and Elia, and on the water front is the bus stop for Tourlos and Agios Stefanos.

My friend Maxim in Mykonos Town In the harbour of Mykonos Town Ferries in the harbour of Mykonos Town Maxim in Mykonos Town
My birthday cakes Stairs in Mykonos Town Pussycats in Mykonos Town Doggie Mykonos Town

Mykonos Chora is quite large for a Cycladic town. All the houses are painted white and have brightly coloured shutters in front of the windows, mostly blue, green and red. The village goes steeply up the hill with roads and also with stairs on some places. The narrow streets close to the harbour buzz with activity. They are filled with attractive small shops, bougainville trees in purple bloom, small cafes and churches, and they usually end up at a square with a terraced restaurant and a church, or at the harbourfront with its colourful fishing boats, the row of windmills and a pelican or two. Dressed up people mingle with the ones that don't care so much (like me...) and if there is not too much wind (because the "meltemi" can blow from day to day) they all end up in the harbour where the majority of the big restaurants are. Some of the nice, good and cheaper restaurants can be found in the small streets behind the harbour front though. Especially recommendable is for instance the restaurant Macaroni, which is close to the main bus station and the post office. You guessed it: it's an Italian restaurant.

A church in Mykonos Town Little Venice Maxim and the streetdog Our studio in Mykonos Town A windmill

The ferry harbour of Mykonos Chora is a busy place. The ferries dock and the whole area comes to live. There are always a lot of people waiting to get on board. You can be amazed to see how many people can disembark and be replaced by new people once a ferry has sailed in. Mykonos has good connections to other islands and to the harbours Rafina and Piraeus on the main land.

Hans Huisman, 2013
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