The castle of Gyzi in Mykonos 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 of its ruins are apparent today.
It was built during the rule of the Gyzi family, a noble Venetian family ruling the Cyclades in the Medieval times, to protect the island from pirates and enemy attacks.
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The area also hosts the ruins of the ancient city of Mykonos. You will encounter remains of a prehistoric market, an ancient cemetery, and some ruins of an even older wall fortification. Near Gyzi Castle, you will see the church of the Holy Saviour, dating from the 18th century. That hill gives an enchanting view of 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 at the best price.
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 at the following numbers: 0030 694 764 1474, 0030 22890 22400, or booking your taxi online.
Car rental: There’s the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Gyzi Castle and many other places of interest at their own pace.
Public transfers: Close to Ano Mera village lies the Gyzi Castle (a 15-minute walk). Note that there are two central bus stations in Mykonos town: Fabrika and Old Port. Several buses depart from Fabrika to Ano Mera during the day. Itineraries might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination in advance.