Mykonos Geography

Mykonos Geography
Information about the geography of Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos has an area of only 90 sq km, which makes it a rather small island. Along the northern coastline, the landscape is rocky and uneven, while on the southern part beaches are sandy. As you move to the interiors, this rugged terrain transforms into hills. In spring, these hills are covered with short vegetation, while in summer they are barren.

In the ancient times, the soil of Mykonos was known for its granite rocks. According to mythology, under these rocks, Hercules had buried the giants he had killed in the battle between the gods and the giants. The highest peaks of Mykonos island are Prophet Elias Vorniotis at an altitude of 372 m, on the northwestern side, and Prophet Elias Anomeritis at an altitude of 341 m.

The geography of Mykonos is quite barren. There are no rivers on Mykonos, but there are two artificial lakes, close to Panormos bay, which provide the island with water. As Mykonos is the most tourist developed island of Greece, there are only a few parts that remain pristine, especially on the northern side. The coastline of Mykonos distinguishes for its large bays, such as the bays of Agios Ioannis. Mykonos has two villages, mostly with recent history: Chora and Ano Mera.

Chora gets much crowded in summer, while Ano Mera is quieter. The island is general has about 8,000 permanent inhabitants. The rest of the settlements are mainly tourist hamlets. Tourlos, Panormos, Ornos and Fokos. Large sandy beaches or small rocky coves attract a lot of visitors.

Map of Mykonos

Map Mykonos map View the map of Mykonos with the main villages, beaches and sightseeing. Also, location of the port and airport.
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