Mykonos Geography

Mykonos has an area of only 90 sq km. Therefore, it comprises a rather small island. Along the northern coastline, the landscape is rocky and uneven; on the southern, beaches are sandy. As you move inwards, the rugged terrain transforms into hills. During the spring, the hills are covered with vegetation, but in summer they get barren.

In ancient times, the soil of Mykonos was known for its granite rocks. According to Greek mythology, Hercules killed the Giants during the Gigantomachy (the battle between the Giants and the Olympian Gods) in Mykonos.

The highest peaks are Prophet Elias Vorniotis at an altitude of 372 meters and Prophet Elias Anomeritis at 341 meters.

The terrain of Mykonos is mostly barren. There are no rivers, but two artificial lakes lie close to Panormos Bay and provide the island with water.
As the most tourist-developed island in Greece, only a few parts remain pristine, especially on the northern side. Its coastline stands out for its large bays, such as the bay of Agios Ioannis.

Mykonos has two villages, mostly with recent history: Chora and Ano Mera. Chora gets much more crowded in summer, while Ano Mera is quieter.

The island has about 10,000 permanent inhabitants. The rest of the settlements are mainly tourist hamlets: Tourlos, Panormos, Ornos, and Fokos. Large sandy beaches and small rocky coves attract a lot of visitors.

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