Mykonos is a very beautiful island with golden beaches and lagoons with clean and transparent water. It is a real architectural masterpiece under the open skies. White houses with blue windows, white chapels with blue roofs, narrow streets, luxury restaurants in traditional Greek style, boutique hotels and shops. Mykonos has everything that you can expect from an island.It can return your rest here into the perfect holidays in the paradise. Here one can enjoy a Mediterranean climate and cuisine, sunshine, clean air and scenic landscapes. The visitors, who come to Mykonos in water are greeted at the port of Petros – the pelican, which is one of the biggest attractions on the island.
Geographic location. Mykonos is located right in the heart of the Aegean Sea. It is one of the Cyclades. It is located at 37° northern geographic latitude. It gets into the borders of the European subtropics. The island is situated near to Rineia, Dragonisi, Syros, Tinos, Paros, Naxos and so on. Mykonos in a straight line is located approximately 150 kilometers from the center of the Greek capital Athens.
Relief. Mykonos has a hilly terrain. The highest point of the island is 340 meters. The coastline is strongly indented, with many large and small coves. In most places, the shores of the island have a moderate slope to the sea and not too steep.
Climate. Mykonos has a hot subtropical Mediterranean climate. The winter is short, soft and moist. January and February are the coldest months. Then the temperatures vary between 10 and 15°C. The rainfall is plentiful. In March begins the warming, the precipitations start to decrease. In April begins to feel the summer. The daily temperatures are around 20°C, and the beaches start to welcome their first guests, although the water is still cold.
From May to October the weather is very hot and dry. The warmest month is August, when the average daytime temperatures are around 30°C, despite the temperatures can easy reach even 40°C. At the end of October, the summer ends, the temperatures begin to fall and the precipitation begins to increase. However, even in November there is appropriate days for beach, but they are not many and should be used the warmest midday hours. Otherwise, the daily average temperatures in November are about 18 – 20°C. The precipitation is strongly increased in late November and early December, reaching its maximum of about 170 – 180 millimeters. December is rainy and cool. During the day, however the temperatures rarely fall under 15°C.
Nature. The Nature of Mykonos is typically Mediterranean. The dense vegetation is lacking. There are some species, mainly evergreen, warm-loving and dry-loving flowers and shrubs. The trees are presented by citrus, olives, palms and cypresses. Overall, however, the greenness is where the people are planted and where it is watered regularly to prevent drying of the plants. During the rainy seasons Mykonos is covered with green grass and a carpet of flowers. In most of the year, however, the island offers a beige and yellow sun-burnt landscapes. The island has many beautiful beaches with bright, golden sand. The coastline is divided into many small and very attractive beaches.
Population. Mykonos population is around 6 000 people. It is concentrated in the coastal zone of the island. Inside there are some small villages. The largest city is the homonymous capital of Mykonos, which is located on the west coast of the island. There is located also the port that during the summer months hardly succeeds to serve the huge number incoming tourists.
Economy. The Mykonos economy is very closely connected with the tourism. Overall, Greece is a tourist country, but for the islands this applies even to a greater extent. This island is a very elite tourist destination. Much of the visitors here are wealthy foreigners, who arrive with their own yachts and anchor in the crystal clear lagoons. Everything here is closely related to the summer tourist season. Fortunately Mykonos has a long and hot summer, and this fact helps to increase the revenue from tourism. Indigenous peoples earn their living entirely from the tourists, who come here mainly in the period April – November. Mykonos successfully developing its energy by extracting energy from the wind power.