Mykonos is a Greek island, part of the Cyclades, lying between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos. The island spans an area of 85.5 square kilometres and rises to an elevation of 341 metres at its highest point. The sun shines for up to 300 days a year and it only rains between February and March. This arid climate means that there is very little natural vegetation. Although temperatures can rise as high as 40 degrees (104 °F) in the summer months, the strong winds means average temperatures are usually around 28 degrees (82 °F). Winters are very mild with average temperatures of 15 degrees (59 °F).


The island’s location means that, as a rule of thumb, temperatures are 2 degrees warmer in winter and 2 degrees cooler in summer than Athens. There are two main types of wind in Mykonos. One hits the island during the winter. It arrives from the south and is sometimes accompanied by electrical storms. The Sirocco, a famous southern wind, carries sands from the deserts that border the Mediterranean. In the summer the wind comes from the north and the Meltemi, which blows during July and August, cools down the days.





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