Vibrant Mykonos is a land of contrasts and diversities. Just a few kilometers away from Chora, in Ano Mera village, find yourselves in a totally different scenery from cosmopolitan Mykonos. Enter the ambience of traditional daily life and feel the relaxing pulse of everyday folklore.
Ano Mera is the second largest settlement on the island. Inhabited by people that live here all year round, the village economy is not dependent on tourism so the local lifestyle maintains the quality of a countryside haven. Pick a table at a traditional taverna and enjoy the typical Cycladic environment far from the crowds.
The central square of Ano Mera is dominated by the monastery of Panagia Tourliani, built five centuries ago. The picturesque, gleaming white monastery features an icon of Virgin Tourliani, patron saint of the island and a grand celebration in her honour takes place annually in August 15.
A local tip:
Redefine Mykonos! Following your swim at Agios Sostis or Fokos beach, head to Ano Mera village, spend your day in the authentic Mykonian lifestyle and unveil a totally different aspect of the island. Congratulations, you’ ve got it all!