OrangeSmile Tours Best destinations around the world - Travel Guide
Mykonos Island

Colors of Mykonos Island - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Mykonos Greeks are very emotional people. They often raise voice and interrupt other people. They don’t want to hurt anybody, it is just a behavioural norm for locals. Remember that some common gestures have a different meaning in Greece. Greeks touch or pat the lower lip with the index finger when they want to say something. When Greek people signal to somebody to join them, they extend their arms with their palms facing downwards. Then they open and close their fists, their fingers moving up and down. If you want to show neglect to a person, just pretend that you are brushing off the dust of the lapel of the jacket. They raise their eyebrows and their whole head upwards, while softly clicking with their tongue. It means «no». A nod of the head with the right hand on the heart means «thank you».
Mykonos is an island, which is visited by celebrities, businessmen and politicians. But the island is not only popular with its visitors. Here are a lot of natural and historical … Open
It is customed to shake hands only at the first meeting. Then, people greet each other with a kiss on the cheeks. During a conversation, Greek people touch the person they talk to without any embarrassment. Locals usually behave very freely. If the Greek wants to laugh-he laughs if he wants to sing – he sings, even if it happens in public transport. During a meal, people don’t follow the rules of etiquette, they chat all the time and can easily push a person or turn a plate with some food without any embarrassment.
Local citizens can be hardly called workaholics. Siesta plays a great role here. Try to plan your shopping because almost all the shops are closed from 2 to 5 o’clock. Locals spend their free time sleeping or lying on the beach. It is customed in Greece to make the most of life. They won't spend much time trying to earn money and move up the career ladder. Greeks can easily spend a large sum of money on a beautiful and useless thing or an evening in a tavern. Copyright
There are various cafes and restaurants on Mykonos. Locals call them taverns. There are different types of taverns. Some of them have an evening show program. Due to the fact, that there … Open
Greeks love to gather around the table with friends and family, drink retsina and ouzo and discuss the day's events, watching dancers in traditional costumes. There is a great number of taverns on the island and they are always full of people. You should make every effort to find a free table in an evening. Despite the fact that local citizens enjoy drinking local alcohol, you will hardly meet drunk people on the streets. This is because invariable behaviour is a disgrace for Greeks and tourists. So, if you don’t want to be condemned by locals, try to control yourself.
Ornos Bay Mykonos inhabitants love their homeland, but they often criticize the government. However, they can't stand when someone else does the same. Try not to discuss this subject if you don’t want to hurt feelings of the locals. Greeks love to teach people and it is getting worse with age, but elderly people are highly respected in Greece. Married men love to flirt with different women, but you shouldn’t take it seriously.
Mykonos has a rich past. The island was inhabited long before our era. According to the legends of the ancient Greeks, dangerous hostile monsters lived here. The great hero Hercules defeated … Open
Due to a large number of tourists in Kastro and Little Venice there are a lot of pickpockets. Be careful and try to pay with local currency, you can exchange it in a bank. While planning a holiday, you should know that transport doesn't run often here. If you want to enjoy all the local attractions, don’t visit the island in the middle of summer. The heat will make you spend part of the day in a hotel or on the beach. Greeks are very religious. Easter and Christmas are celebrated here. Moreover, you can take part in different festivities and visit February Carnival.
Mykonos Island - guide chapters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

City tours, excursions and tickets in Mykonos Island and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Mykonos Island
♥   Cathedral of St. George, Syros, 39.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Mykonos Island
♥   Castle 'Exomvourgo Fortress' Exomvourgo, 22.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Agia Tower' Naxos, 37.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Naxos Castle' Naxos, 38 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sanudo Tower' Naxos, 38.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Belonia Tower' Naxos, 45.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Greece

The Greeks are very temperamental and emotional people. During a conversation, they often communicate in a high tone and actively gesture and touch each other. Ordinary gestures can take on new meanings. For example, a spread palm, if sharply directed towards a person, can be regarded as a gross insult. At a meeting, friends kiss each other on both cheeks irrespective of sex or age. Handshakes are usually used only when meeting. A nod, which is the traditional consent sign, means denial in Greece. To emphasize their disagreement the Greeks quickly nod from the bottom up and usually click their tongue. … Open
Car rental on Rentals in Mykonos Island

Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

Hilton has announced that it will soon begin a project to build a new hotel in Kyoto. It will be located in the heart of the city, in the prestigious area of Sanjo-Kawaramachi. Guests will be able to easily reach all areas of interest in the dynamic city, many popular attractions and recreation areas will be within a walking distance from the hotel. Read this


Colors of Mykonos Island in photos

Search for popular touristic sites on Mykonos Island map

Address/Sight name City/Region Country Within radius, km
 Types of touristic objects to search for
Hotels & Car rental
Carhire locations
0 star
1 star
2 stars
3 stars
4 stars
5 stars
Touristic places
Art galleries
Touristic areas
Attraction parks
Aqua parks
Train stations
Bus stations
Fuel stations
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
City services
Open the list of object types
Useful services

Traditions and festivals in cities around Mykonos Island

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Mykonos Island. Learn the best periods to visit Mykonos Island to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Mykonos Island. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
Secure Server
Head office
Weegschaalstraat 3, Eindhoven
5632 CW, The Netherlands
+31 40 40 150 44

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About us
Copyright © 2002 - OrangeSmile Tours B.V. | | Under the direction and management of IVRA Holding B.V. - Registered at Kamer van Koophandel (KvK), The Netherlands No. 17237018