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Holidays In Tagoo

Tagoo Holidays at a Glance

If you are fortunate enough to have already discovered Tagoo, you will have enjoyed an unforgettable holiday combining the peace and scenic beauty of this increasingly popular resort with close proximity to the exuberance and excitement that Mykonos Town has to offer. Here you are able to vary the pace of your stay with days relaxing in the sun and energetic nights clubbing until dawn, or you may like to explore the vibrant shops to be found in the maze of narrow, stone-flagged streets of Mykonos by day, returning in the evening to breathe in the cool sea air and watch the sun set slowly to a rosy glow. The choice is yours.

Who goes to Tagoo?
Tagoo is favoured by the sophisticated holidaymaker who enjoys a touch of luxury enhanced by stunning sunsets and comfortable accommodation while being just a stone's throw from the heart of the action to be found in Mykonos Town.



Key Facts - Tagoo

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport6 kms
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)10 mins

Tagoo is a beautiful area to the north of Mykonos Town which can be reached in 10 -15 minutes on foot, or a short hop on one of the regular buses which run to and from the capital.
Ideally placed as it is, you can take advantage of the hustle and bustle of the chic bars, restaurants and sophisticated shops of Mykonos town, returning when it suits you to the more tranquil environment and stunning views afforded by the breathtaking, cliff-top position of Tagoo.

The picture-postcard buildings follow the typical Cycladic architecture of neat, small dwellings with pristine whitewashed walls radiant in the summer heat. Against them the vibrant, sky blue shutters and window frames stand out, echoing the stark contrast of bright sunshine and deep shadow. The subtle mauve hues of bougainvillea soften the scene.

Situated on the striking stretch of Mykonos's 'gold coast' Tagoo is establishing itself as a desirable destination with a character of its own. On rising land overlooking and the amethyst blue of the Aegean lapping the shores of Mykonos Town, it provides a magnificent panoramic seascape sweeping across the outlines of the nearby islands of Syros and Tinos, as well as Delos island. Though less well-known, Delos is one of the most significant archaeological sites in Greece and worth a visit for anyone interested in Greece's history.

During the day, relax with a book and enjoy the view, visit one of the numerous excellent beaches nearby, or wander the streets of Mykonos Town, exploring the bright white, little alleyways, discovering hidden jewellery and craft boutiques.

As the brightness of the day fades, be sure to stop for a moment to absorb the dramatic beauty of the setting sun, before heading back into Town for the non-stop clubbing and partying that typify this most cosmopolitan of Greek islands.

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 Tagoo include:

  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving

    Tagoo 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 Tagoo Holidays

Greece holidays are truly a paradise for food lovers; speciality dishes include keftedes (meatballs with oregano and mint), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat). Try a Greek meze (a selection of different Greek dishes to taste a little of everything). To compliment your meal, restaurants offer a number of delicious, inexpensive local wines varying from area to area. Or try a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink.

Major resorts provide a wide variety of bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes, from all-night discos and international restaurants to cosy little tavernas serving typical Greek fare. Nightlife in the smaller resorts tends to centre round the latter where the charm lies in their authenticity and more traditional feel.

Getting Around on Tagoo Holidays

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.

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).

Taxi: Taxis in Mykonos are grey and can be hailed at the roadside or booked in advance.

Rentals: Cars and mopeds are available for hire either from the airport on arrival or from agencies at the harbour or beach side areas such as Platys Gialos and Kalafatis.

Tagoo Holidays Shopping

  • Shoes
  • Handbags, leather goods
  • Jewellery, the local speciality is 'dolphin' designs which represent love to the Greeks
  • Designer clothes
  • Local delicacy: almond biscuits.

Holidays in Tagoo - 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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