Ay Yiannis

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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.

Description

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.

Climate

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

Highlights

  • Famous from the film 'Shirley Valentine'
  • One of the most beautiful beach in the island

Things To Do

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 "Prassonissi" where the magic light of the sun setting over Delos can be enjoyed. Onboard snacks and drinks are readily available.

Delos and Rehnia Cruise: First we sail towards Delos Island where clients can disembark and explore. Those who so wish will be transferred to its harbour and will be given two hours to explore the ancient site. Those that prefer can remain on the boat watching the site from the deck, sunbathing and enjoying an aperitif. Then we proceed towards the Island of Rhenia and dock by a deserted beach where guests can take a swim in the crystal clear waters, sunbathe on the fine sandy beach or simply take a stroll.

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 where 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 secrets of Mykonos off road. Marvel at the stunning, rugged scenery. Visit the lighthouse and the beautiful bay of Choulakia (Houlakia) . 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 that still flourishes in the old villages of Mykonos today. Sample local wine and 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.

Things To See

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 Dynameon 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 wooden iconostasis 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 Palaiokastro, 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.​