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Holidays In Kalo Livadi

Kalo Livadi Holidays at a Glance

Southeast from Ano Mera lies the 600 metre long curved bay of Kalo Livadi. During the early and late season you may be completely alone on the beach. Even during high season you can come here to escape the turbulence and crowds, which is a rare thing to be said about the Mykonian beaches. The flat sandy shore leads to shallow water and promises great bathing and water sport opportunities. Also recommended are the high quality restaurants located here.

Who goes to Kalo Livadi?
Kalo Livadi holidays cater for those looking for a relaxing holiday with a beautiful long sandy beach.



Key Facts - Kalo Livadi

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport10 kms
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)30 mins

With its pristine sandy beaches, crystal blue waters and cosmopolitan nightlife, it's no wonder that holidays in Mykonos are among the most popular in Greece.

Situated in the Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea, Mykonos seamlessly blends its whitewashed cube-shaped houses with its picturesque fishing village environment, ensuring that all visitors on holiday in Mykonos are embraced by its tranquil surroundings. For such a small island - just 16 kms (10 miles) long - it offers a uniquely varied selection of clubs, bars and great shops, so you can be sure that holidays in Mykonos will never get boring.

Mykonos Town, with its picture perfect white washed houses and cobbled streets is quite simply one of the most attractive towns in the Greek islands. With an array of excellent bars and restaurants to rival anywhere in the Mediterranean and its opportunities for designer shopping in the narrow streets behind the harbour, Mykonos Town is the place to be seen as many a celebrity will testify.

Just 4 kms from Mykonos Town is the lively yet stylish resort of Platy Yialos and with its superb beach it is a great place for indulging in the many water sports on offer.

The quieter resort of Ornos lies just 3 kms from Mykonos Town and its gently sloping sandy beach makes it ideal for families.

What can holidays in Mykonos offer you?

Mykonos is associated with leading figures in Greek mythology, including Hercules and Apollo and so any holiday in Mykonos can also include a chance to explore Greece's intriguing ancient history and mythology.

Whether you're on holiday with your partner or your family, you'll be able to spend holidays in Mykonos relaxing on its enticing shores and discovering its exclusive boutiques, before sampling its somewhat chic and sophisticated restaurants and varied nightclubs.

What's more, the island's popularity as a holiday destination owes as much to its exceptional Cycladic architecture, which is characterised by white, asymmetrical buildings and clear lines, as its picturesque beaches. Together, these hallmarks of life on Mykonos have attracted tourists from all over the world, and even a British film crew as Shirley Valentine was filmed here in the 1980s.

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 holidays in Mykonos include:

  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving

    Mykonos Holiday Excursions


    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 Kalo Livadi Holidays

There are a number of good quality restaurants within easy walking distance together with several tavernas.

Getting Around on Kalo Livadi Holidays

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 Mykonos holidays, car hire gives you complete flexibility as well as the ability to see more of the island.

Taxi: You can phone (& 22890/22-400, or 22890/23-700 for out-of-town service). You'll be charged the fare from Hora to your pickup point plus the fare to your destination.

Kalo Livadi Holidays Shopping

Shoes, handbags, leather goods, jewellery, the local speciality is 'dolphin' designs which represent love to the Greeks.

Holidays in Kalo Livadi - Beaches

Aghios Yiannis Beach - 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.

Ornos Beach - A long sandy beach with plenty of facilities. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available for a small fee. A very popular family beach due to its protected location.

Super Paradise Beach - It is one of the most famous beaches of the island with clear blue crystal water. The best manner to reach the beach is with the caique (small fishing boat). A really nice Mykonos excursion.

Paradise Beach - A lively beach with discos and bars, watersports and scuba diving.

Elia Beach - a 45 minute caique ride from Platy Yialos is one of the best and largest beaches. There is also a water park by this beach 'Watermania'.

Plati Yialos is another favourite. It is served by a bus that runs regularly through the day and evening.

The next major beach is Kalo Livadi (Good Pasture), a beautiful spot in an idyllic farming valley, is accessible by a scramble over the peninsula east from Elia and by bus from the north station in the summer.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp F Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Mykonos 69 74 80 84 84 80 75
London 56 61 68 71 70 66 56
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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