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Holidays In Ay Yiannis

Ay Yiannis Holidays at a Glance


Ay Yiannis is located on the Agios Ioannis bay, overlooking the ancient island of Delos. It is 4 kms from Mykonos Town. Ay Yiannis is considered to be the most beautiful beach in the south west of Mykonos and it has sandy beach with clean blue waters. Ay Yiannis also has a fantastic view of Delos Island. There's a choice of a few traditional tavernas offering the best of Greek cuisine.

Who goes to Ay Yiannis?
Holidays to Ay Yiannis are perfect for those looking for a relaxed and peaceful holiday.



Key Facts - Ay Yiannis

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport5 km
  • Airport Transfer (Coach)20 mins
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)10 mins

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Mykonos Town: The centre of all the action, the heart and soul of the island. This is where you will find the majority of restaurants, bars, shops, and major tourist infrastructure of the island. It is a stunning, pretty town, with the brightly painted balconies of the white washed cube shaped houses and a maze of narrow streets. It also has a great nightlife.

Little Venice: It is located in Mykonos Town and it is considered as one of the trademarks of Mykonos Island. It is more exactly situated in the area of "Alefkandra". If you get there, you will really be impressed by the landscape.

The Windmills: They are located in Mykonos Town, on the opposite side of the famous "Little Venice". There are four beautiful white windmills also considered as the trademark of the island. From this side of the bay, the windmills area offers a beautiful view over Little Venice.

The Nautical Museum of the Aegean: This attraction is situated across from the park on Enoplon Dinameon street. You will find just what you would expect, including some handsome ship models.

Archaeological Museum: Located adjacent to the town's commercial harbour this museum houses marble sculptures, ceramics and jewellery, recovered from the islands of Delos, Renia and Mykonos. Included in this collection is a large ceramic vase dated 7th century BC which shows the oldest graphic record of the Trojan horse.

Ano Mera: The village of Ano Mera, 7 kms east of Chora is the island's only inland settlement. It is still untouched by tourism. On its central square is the sumptuous 6th Century Moni Panagias Tourlianis, with its fine carved marble tower, ornate wooded iconstasis' and paintings from the 16th century. The main square is lined with real Greek tavernas and Kafenions which give the village a genuine traditional feel. Northwest is the village of Moni Palaiokastrou, a 17th century working monastery.

Delos: Delos is a tiny uninhabited island just off the coast of Mykonos and is one of the most important archaeological sights in Greece. According to legend, Leto gave birth to Apollo and Artemis here. Once the most important place of pilgrimage now a spectacular open air museum with mosaics and marble ruins.

Mykonos Town: The centre of all the action, the heart and soul of the island. This is where you will find the majority of restaurants, bars, shops, and major tourist infrastructure of the island. It is a stunning, pretty town, with the brightly painted balconies of the white washed cube shaped houses and a maze of narrow streets. It also has a great nightlife.

Little Venice: It is located in Mykonos Town and it is considered as one of the trademarks of Mykonos Island. It is more exactly situated in the area of "Alefkandra". If you get there, you will really be impressed by the landscape.

The Windmills: They are located in Mykonos Town, on the opposite side of the famous "Little Venice". There are four beautiful white windmills also considered as the trademark of the island. From this side of the bay, the windmills area offers a beautiful view over Little Venice.

The Nautical Museum of the Aegean: This attraction is situated across from the park on Enoplon Dinameon street. You will find just what you would expect, including some handsome ship models.

Archaeological Museum: Located adjacent to the town's commercial harbour this museum houses marble sculptures, ceramics and jewellery, recovered from the islands of Delos, Renia and Mykonos. Included in this collection is a large ceramic vase dated 7th century BC which shows the oldest graphic record of the Trojan horse.

Ano Mera: The village of Ano Mera, 7 kms east of Chora is the island's only inland settlement. It is still untouched by tourism. On its central square is the sumptuous 6th Century Moni Panagias Tourlianis, with its fine carved marble tower, ornate wooded iconstasis' and paintings from the 16th century. The main square is lined with real Greek tavernas and Kafenions which give the village a genuine traditional feel. Northwest is the village of Moni Palaiokastrou, a 17th century working monastery.

Delos: Delos is a tiny uninhabited island just off the coast of Mykonos and is one of the most important archaeological sights in Greece. According to legend, Leto gave birth to Apollo and Artemis here. Once the most important place of pilgrimage now a spectacular open air museum with mosaics and marble ruins.

Popular activities for those taking holiday in Ay Yiannis include swimming, hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving and cliff diving.

Family Fun Excursions on Ay Yiannis Holidays


Delian Sunset Cruise: The route takes visitors to Delos with a view to the ancient harbour and ruins, then between Delos and the coast of Rhenia past the little islands "Ano and Kato Rematiaris" towards the South to the uninhabited islands "Prassonissia" where we can enjoy the magic light of the sun setting over Delos. Onboard snacks and drinks available.

Delos and Rehnia Cruise: First we sail towards Delos Island. When we reach it the clients who are interested can visit it, you will be transferred to its harbour and will be given two hours to explore the ancient site. The rest stay on the boat watching the site from the deck, sunbathing and enjoying an aperitif. Then we proceed towards the Island of Rhenia and we dock by a deserted beach where the participants have time to take a swim in the crystal clear waters, sunbath on the fine sandy beach or stroll around the place.

Island Tour: Starting the city and Island tour by walking the small and narrow streets. We get orientation and information in the labyrinth of the old town as well as impressions of the small port and the churches in town. After this we are exploring the island with a bus, visiting some of the most famous beaches and the inner landscape. In the second main village of Mykonos, Ano Mera, an idyllic place 6 kms from town, where the guests have enough free time for a stroll around the traditional square and they can visit the monk monastery Panagia Tourliani built in the 16th century. Next stop is Kalafatis beach were there is time to relax a little and have a coffee or a refreshment, before going back to town and to reach a place with a fantastic view all over the town and neighbouring islands.

Jeep Safari: Discover the hidden corners and secret of Mykonos off road. Marvel at the stunning, rugged scenery. Visit the light house and the beautiful bay of Choulakia. Enjoy a cooling swim at Agrari beach and take advantage of some fantastic photo opportunities.

Tinos Tour: The catholic pilgrimage island in Greece - Visit the extraordinary village of Pirgos or 'the marble village', the village of Volax, and stop for a swim or lunch in a fishing village. Visit a monastery still inhabited by nuns and take a photo of the amazing 'valley of the pigeon houses'.

Wine and Culture: Discover the traditional life, still alive in Mykonos in the old villages, taste local wine, and sample tasty Greek appetisers.

For further information and to secure your place on all the above exciting days and nights out, see your Olympic representative in the resort. The best time to book would be at the Welcome Get Together on the day after arrival.

Eating/Drinking During Ay Yiannis Holidays

Lively nightlife with many bars and clubs in town.

Getting Around on Ay Yiannis Holidays

Foot: One of Hora's greatest assets is the government decree that made the town an architectural landmark and prohibited motorised traffic on its streets. If you don?t arrive with your donkey or bicycle, you can walk around town. Much of the rest of the island is served by local buses.

Bus: Mykonos has one of the best bus systems in the Greek islands; the buses run frequently and on schedule. Depending on your destination, a ticket costs about .50 Euros to 3.50 Euros. There are two bus stations in Hora: one near the archaeological museum and one near the Olympic Airways office (follow the helpful blue signs). Check at the tourist office to see which station the bus you want leaves from, or look for one of the schedules sometimes available in hotels. Bus information in English is sometimes available from the office of Greece's long-distance bus service, KTEL (22890/23-360).

Boat: There are daily ferry connections between Mykonos and Andros, Paros, Syros, and Tinos; five to seven trips a week to Ios; four a week to Heraklion, Crete; several a week to Kos and Rhodes; and two a week to Ikaria, Samos, Skiathos, Skyros and Thessaloniki.

Car Hire: An excellent way of getting around during Ay Yiannis (Aghios Ioannis) holidays, car hire gives you complete flexibility as well as the ability to see more of the island.

Taxi: Getting a taxi in Hora is easy; walk to Taxi Square, near the statue, and get in line; a notice board gives rates for each destination for both high and low seasons. You can also phone (& 22890/22-400, or 22890/23-700 for late hour and out-of-town service). You'll be charged the fare from Hora to your pickup point plus the fare to your destination, so before calling, try to find an empty taxi returning to Hora or flag one down along the road.

Ay Yiannis Holidays Shopping

Bargain purchases for those taking in Ay Yiannis (Aghios Ioannis) include:

  • Designer clothes
  • Handbags
  • Jewellery
  • Leather goods
  • Shoes
  • The local speciality is 'dolphin' designs which represent love to the Greeks.

Holidays in Ay Yiannis - Beaches

Aghios Yiannis Beach was made famous by the film Shirley Valentine. it is considered the most beautiful sandy beach in the South west of Mykonos (4 kms from Mykonos). It has a few tavernas with a great view of neighbouring islands.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Mykonos 21 23 27 29 29 27 24
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Mykonos 7 10 12 12 11 9 6
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3

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