The Chora (or town) of Mykonos, unlike the other "choras" that are erected on the top of a hill, is built as an amphitheater by the sea.
The town of Mykonos, which had its largest expansion after the Second World War, developed around the "kastro" district. It consisted of the exterior facades of the houses which formed a rampart.
The most famous districts of Mykonos are:
-the Kastro district with the Paraportianni church - built in Byzantine times
The old port of Mikonos is no longer accessible to recreational boats which must go to the marina of Tourlos. There is a lively area with its fish market (early morning) and quays lined with many cafes, restaurants, - and shops.
It is from here that departures to visit Delos.
In low winds of S or E we can anchor in front of the town of Mikonos. Wet by 7 to 10 m in one or the other cove at the S of the old port. The bottom goes up fairly quickly in the two bays. By wind of S you can anchor in Ormos Korfos by 4 to 6 m on the bottom of mud and grass.