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Mykonos Town is the capital of Mykonos Island, and is located about 150 kilometers away from Greece`s capital Athens. The island is in the Aegean Sea, and the terrain around Mykonos Town is mainly rocky. Mykonos Town is also known as Mykonos Chora, which is a Greek word for ‘town’. The town is a typical Cycladic representative, with mazes of narrow streets and white cubic houses that have beautiful colored balconies, windows and doors.
Regarding the climate, Mykonos Town has over three hundred sunny days per year. February and March are the rainiest months, while the average summer temperature is 28 C. In the summer there is one seasonal cooling northern wind that often blows in July and August. Winters are also relatively warm with average temperatures of 15 C.
The center of Mykonos Town is often closed for traffic for the bigger part of the day. This is because the streets are very narrow so cars and scooters cannot pass each other. The best way to see the town is on foot, as there are labyrinths of narrow charming streets worth exploring by walking.
Mykonos Town is considered the party capital of the island. Here you will find plenty of cafés, bars, pubs, restaurants and nightclubs. The town is also well known for attracting the LGBT community and is very gay-friendly town. After sunset, the streets of Mykonos fill in with people that go partying and dancing all night long. Besides places for partying, in the charming Mykonos Town you will also find many fancy boutiques and chic stores, quality jewelry stores and plenty of souvenir shops.
The church complex called Panagia Paraportiani is one of the top places to visit in Mykonos Town. It has been declared a national monument of cultural significance, and it is a great representative of the distinct Cycladic architecture. It dates back from the 17th century and is the most photographed and most famous church complex on the island. It can be found in the old Kastro district of Mykonos Town.
Mykonos Town windmills located on a nearby hill, dating from the 16th century, are one of the nicest landmarks of the island. The area around these windmills offers fantastic views on the Little Venice district, and from here you can enjoy watching amazing sunsets. Little Venice district is located by the sea, and is popular for the beautiful medieval houses that stand above the sea. These houses are very picturesque and have wooden balconies in different colors. Little Venice is a very romantic place for enjoying sunsets or relaxing. There are lots of trendy bars and cafés in Little Venice, and the district has a very lively atmosphere at night.
Another attraction of Mykonos Town is its mascot called ‘Petros the Pelican’. It can be usually found somewhere around Little Venice or by the sea. Everybody loves the pelican and he also loves tourists, proudly posing for pictures. Mykonos Town also has great Archaeological Museum, Nautical Museum and Folklore Museum - all full of many interesting things well worth to be seen.
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