The Gyzi Castle of Mykonos Cyclades: The castle of Gyzi lies on a hill above the village of Ano Mera, in the center of Mykonos island. It dates from the 13th century and only some ruins of it remain today. It was built during the rule of the Gyzi family, a noble Venetian family that was ruling the Cyclades in the Medieval times, to protect the island from pirates and enemy attacks.
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This area also hosts the ruins of the ancient city of Mykonos and you will find remains of a prehistoric market, an ancient cemetery and some ruins of an even older wall fortification. Near Gizi Castle, you will find the church of the Holy Saviour, dating from the 18th century. This hill gives an awesome view to the northern side of the island.
Discover hidden locations all around the island and explore the Cycladic countryside of Mykonos! With this tour, you will get to see remote beaches, traditional villages, castle ruins and other off the beaten track destinations that are much different from the island’s popular and touristy locations.
Tours: Discover the Gyzi Castle with an organized tour, starting from 69€.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 559 7854, 0030 22890 22400 or book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car with as little as 10 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Gyzi Castle and many other places of interest at their own pace.
Public transfers: Close to Ano Mera village lies the Gyzi Castle (15-minute walk). Note that there are two central bus stations in Mykonos town: Fabrika and Old Port. There are several buses from Fabrika to Ano Mera during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.