Mykonos is world famous. It is no coincidence that this, the most cosmopolitan of all Greek islands, atracts so many visitors from all the globe, including large numbers of artists and intellectuals. She covers an area of 85 km2.
Here the steep mountains to be encountered in most of the Cyclades islands give way to low, rocky hills which combine with superb beaches to make up the landscape of the island.
The capital Hora, with its colorful harbour in which little fishing boats nest happily side by side with luxury yachts, presents quite a different picture from that of the majority of Aegean island towns. While it is usual for island villages to be built on naturally amphitheatrical sites, Mykonos is spread out over a flat area and conveys an impression of solid aesthetic cohesion.
Along the whitewashed streets stand brilliant white cubic houses with stepped walls for sitting on wooden doors and windows and brightly coloured balconies.