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Mykonos island, Greece beyond party scene travel guide

   Mykonos is popularly known for its lively party scene but Mykono's narrow winding and twisted alley paved pathways, whitewashed houses beautiful waterfront, iconic sunset, one-of-a-kind windmills great gastronomy, unique boutiques, and art galleries never disappoint you if you want to visit other than parties. Situated in the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea in Greece , it is charming and bohemian, and offbeat. Mykonos town is nested on the west coast of the Island and has the nickname "The island of the winds" because of the strong winds blowing on the islands. Mykonos - The name is transpired from its first ruler, Mykonos (Μύκονος) the son or grandson of the god Apollo and a local hero. How to get here - From Athens, you can take a flight. It takes only 35 minutes. From any other island and Athens as well you can take a ferry too.  When to Visit - November to March is the offseason and it can be a bit cold and windy. Many restaurants and other activities are closed. But t

Pyrgos Greece a picturesque hamlet

When it comes to the beautiful island villages of Greece Oia, and Fira comes to our mind instantly, but Greece has a total of 1400 different islands with unique villages. Pyrgos is such a village that boasts unparalleled charm and tranquility. Filled with blue domes, cave houses, ruins, gorgeous cafes, one-of-a-kind shops, souvenirs, and the most preserved medieval village with intriguing centuries-old history.  It's worth a trip if you are visiting Santorini as it is only 5 miles (8 kilometers) away from Fira, the capital of Santorini.  This ancient capital of Santorini and also the tallest village of Santorini, Pyrgos is full of whitewashed Cycladic architecture and this village can be traced back to the 13th century. There are 48 total churches here and the Church of Agios Nikolaos at the top of the mountain overseeing the village is stunning.  Far away from the bustling crowd of Oia and Fira Pyrgos is an absolute serene escape from the crowd. Nested in the hill, the village ex