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===By bus===
There is a bus network [http://www.ktelmykonos.gr/index-en.html] that takes you around the island [http://www.mymykonos.tv/mymykonos/videos/Transportation/2/0/0/GETTING-THE-BUS/ (video)]. There are two bus stations in Mykonos Town, each on different sides of Mykonos Town. From the main southern bus station, Fabrica, buses can be taken for departures to Platys Gialos (every half hour), Paraga (every hour), Paradise (every half hour), Ornos and Agios Ioannis. There are also night buses from Mykonos to Platys Gialos and Paradise leaving every hour. From the northern bus station which is not very far from the old port ferry quay, buses can be taken for departures to Ano Mera, Elia (departing at 11AM, noon, 2PM, 4PM, 6PM and 7PM, returning 30 minutes later) and Kalafatis.
Departure times are clearly marked at the two bus stations and the end of the bus routes. Bus schedules change a bit about every two weeks. Frequencies of buses are higher in high season.
===By taxi===
On the entire island there are only about 30 taxis, which means that depending on taxis for transport can be an exercise of great patience [http://www.mymykonos.tv/mymykonos/videos/Transportation/2/0/0/TIPS-FROM-A-TAXI-DRIVER/ (video)]. In Mykonos Town the main location for taxis is in Manto Square (also called Town Square or Taxi Square), on the harbour front near the statue. You have to wait in line and sometimes you can wait for hours in the taxi queue. In the evening it can be very difficult to find a taxi. Taxis do not use meters, but there's a notice board giving rates for each destination. Fares are quite reasonable. Calling for a radio taxi costs € 1.30 extra, and an appointment € 5 in addition to the fare. Contact telephone numbers are 22400 and 23700.
===By boat===
===Attractions in Mykonos Town===
* <see name="The Windmills" alt="" address="Mykonos Town" directions="western part of town" phone="" urlemail="" hoursfax="" priceurl="" lathours="" long="" email="" faxprice="">From as early as the 16th century, the windmills are one of the most recognized landmarks of Mykonos. Once this island was a great producer of wheat and bread. The area of the windmills has a splendid view on Little Venice and is the most popular place in Mykonos to watch the sunset. [http://www.mymykonos.tv/mymykonos/videos/Attractions/7/0/0/WINDMILLS/ Video]</see>
* <see name="Little Venice" alt="Alefkandra" address="Mykonos Town" directions="most western part of town" phone="" urlemail="" hoursfax="" priceurl="" lathours="" long="" email="" faxprice="">A district located at the sea, famous for its picturesque medieval two and three storey houses, which stand like a wall above the sea, and their colourful wooden balconies. Little Venice is one of the most beautiful and romantic places in the whole of Mykonos and offers a fantastic sunset. A favourite activity is drinking a cocktail in one of the many bars and cafes while watching the sunset on the seashore. You will reach Little Venice walking from the windmills down the stairs. It is only a five minute walk from Fabrika bus station and there is a sign for it on the other side of the square. [http://www.mymykonos.tv/mymykonos/videos/Attractions/7/0/0/LITTLE-VENICE/ Video]</see>
* <see name="Panagia Paraportiani" alt="" address="Mykonos Town" directions="most western part of town" phone="" urlemail="" hoursfax="" priceurl="" lathours="" long="" email="" faxprice="">Of all the churches on Mykonos, the most impressive isPanagia Paraportianí, a true Byzantine jewel. This whitewashed church, which building dates back to 1425 and was not completed until the 17th century, is the most popular and most photographed of the 400 churches on the whole island of Mykonos. It is made up of four chapels at ground level with another one above. Only one of the chapels on the ground floor is open to visitors, from early morning until sunset. The church is located in the Kastro district, the oldest section of Mykonos Town. [http://www.mymykonos.tv/mymykonos/videos/Attractions/7/0/0/PANAGIA-PARAPORTIANI/ Video]</see>
* '''Petros the Pelican''', the island's mascot, can sometimes be found at the waterfront or even up in town. Originally the pelican was found wounded off the coast of Paranga shore after a storm back in the 1950s by a local fisherman. The pelican was nursed to health and remained on the island supported by locals. It soon adopted the name “Petros”. To great disappointment by locals and tourists alike, Petros was hit by a car on 2 December 1985 and failed to recover. After Petros died in 1986 he was so popular that a new pelican was introduced as a successor. Now there are three pelicans inhabiting the island. This means that the Petros you meet, can be a Petra. Well, this is Mykonos.
* <see name="Archaeological Museum of Mykonos" alt="" address="Mykonos Town" directions="near the northern bus station" phone="+30 22890 22325" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Open daily from 8:30AM to 3PM, except Mondays" price="Admission € 2">The exhibition of the museum includes a large number of vases, ranging from the prehistoric to the late Hellenistic period (25th-1st century B.C.), grave statues, stelae and funerary urns from the nearby island of Rheneia (Delos' necropolis). There are very few finds from Mykonos.</see>
* <see name="Folklore Museum" alt="" address="Mykonos Town" directions="a few meters from Paraportiani" phone="+30 22890 22591" url="" hours="Open daily from 4:30PM to 8:30PM, except Sundays" price="Admission € 2" lat="" long="">The Folklore Museum, housed in an 18th-century sea captain's house, brings together a number of collections of furniture, icons, pieces of sculpture, folk musical instruments, costumes and textiles. </see> [http://www.mymykonos.tv/mymykonos/videos/History/5/Mykonos%20Museums/18/MARITIME-MUSEUM-OF-MYKONOS/ Video]
* <see name="Lena's House Museum" alt="" address="Tria Pigadia, Mykonos Town" directions="centre of town, next to the Maritime Museum" phone="+30 22890 2239" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Open daily from 6:30PM to 9:30PM, except Sundays" price="">Lena's House Museum, a branch of the Folklore Museum, is an authentic 19th-century middle class Mykonian house, completely restored with furnishings.</see>
* <see name="Aegean Maritime Museum" alt="" address="Tria Pigadia, Mykonos Town" directions="centre of town, next to Lena´s House" phone="+30 22890 22700" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="" hours="Open daily, from 10:30AM to 1PM and from 6:30PM to 9PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">A collection of nautical instruments and ancient vessels. [http://www.mymykonos.tv/mymykonos/videos/History/5/Mykonos%20Museums/18/MARITIME-MUSEUM-OF-MYKONOS/ Video]</see>
* <see name="Agricultural Museum" alt="" address="Apono Mili, Mykonos Town" directions="near the windmills" phone="+30 22890 22390" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Open daily from 6:30PM to 9:30PM, except Sundays" price="">A collection of traditional agricultural tools.</see>
===Beaches===
Most of the beaches have tavernas and restaurants and are well equipped with deck chairs and parasols. Most common price is € 12 for a set of two deck chairs and an umbrella. The best beaches are on the south side of the island and sheltered from the prevailing northern wind. On the more popular beaches, it is not uncommon for people to walk down the beach selling probably illegal goods such as DVDs, fake bags, clothes, jewellery and watches. They come right up to you and it can be somewhat annoying but they are easily pushed away with a simple 'No, thank you'. Also, many beaches, even the more family-orientated, are often populated with the 'european' style of sunbathing - i.e. topless. [http://www.mymykonos.tv/mymykonos/videos/Beaches/6/0/0/ABOUT-MYKONOS-BEACHES/ Video]
====South coast====
[[Image:Elias Beach on Mykonos.JPG|thumb|400px|'''Elia Beach''', Mykonos]]
* <see name="Psarou" alt="" address="" directions="5km from Mykonos Town" phone="" urlemail="" hoursfax="" priceurl="" lathours="" long="" email="" faxprice="">This upmarket beach is popular amongst Greeks. Lots of hotels, apartments and restaurants.Psarou is easily accessible by bus from Mykonos Town. Get off the bus one stop before the last stop, Platys Gialos. [http://www.mymykonos.tv/mymykonos/videos/Beaches/6/Loudest%20Beaches/15/PSAROU-BEACH/ Video]</see>
* <see name="Platys Gialos" alt="" address="" directions="6km from Mykonos Town" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Busy family and tourist beach. Lots of hotels, apartments, restaurants and beach bars, lining the long sandy beach. Jet ski rentals are available.
* <sleep name="Saint Johns Hotel Villas & Spa" alt="" address="Agios Ioannis" directions="" phone="+30 22890 28752" email="[email protected]" fax="+30 22890 28751" url="http://www.saintjohn.gr/" checkin="" checkout="" price="">A beautiful 5-star hotel with 136 deluxe rooms. Most rooms offer either sea view or a partial sea view.</sleep>
 
==Video==
 
* [http://www.mymykonos.tv/ Mykonos Video Guide] Everything you need to know in short videos
==Contact==
==External links==
 
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* [http://www.mymykonos.tv/ Mykonos Video Guide]
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