Mykonos, with its multicultural environment and without the fear of Covid, which took place in European capitals and most major cities, isolating their population at all levels, this year has a 42% larger “winter population” than last year.
Looking for the truths about the Southern Aegean, one learns that the winter on the island of Mykonos is on average mild, while snow occurs rarely-every fifteen years or so -. Fog is also very rare on the island while the average winter temperature is 12ºC to 25.5ºC. And, most importantly, the average annual sunshine is approaching 2,700 hours ranking Mykonos in the first places in Europe!
This autumn led Myconians, Athenians, but also Europeans to take the decision to live in the flagship of the South Aegean. Strict measures, overcrowding and economic asphyxiation were perhaps some of the reasons many decided to make a fresh start and decentralize. Mykonos, once again, was a choice of many.
Having modern medical centers, private foreign language schools for children, International Airport, access to all services and goods along with excellent weather, Mykonos in 2020 to 2021, with the world-historical changes for humanity, became the permanent home of Greeks and Europeans. Large multinational companies have sent their executives to large modern villas under the umbrella of “work from home” since technology enables remote work, and life on an island like Mykonos is no longer an elusive dream but a new reality. Mykonos, the island with one of the highest levels of sunshine throughout Europe, was this year a winter paradise for Greeks and Europeans who wanted to protect themselves from coronavirus in a unique environment. People from different countries settled on the island, as a result of which the narrow streets of Chora –the “sokakia”- are walked by people every day and hour.
People living in Mykonos confess that her “other face” is obvious, but we do not see it. It is Mykonos, which is something different than its widespread, incessantly promoted cosmopolitan and entertaining summer nature. The inhabitants of Mykonos live like the inhabitants throughout the Greek province. It is a fact that those who hasten to the island for a few days during the summer, and with the sole motive of all-day fun, rarely have the time to observe those who move in another rhythm than their own.