... to Mykonos.
Mykonos is one of the most
beautiful and well-known islands of Greece.
The island is in the central Cyclades and thousands of
people from all over
the world visit it to enjoy its beaches, the Greek sun
and cuisine, as well
as the hospitality of local people. The nearby small
island Delos, the sacred
island of ancient Greece, is well worth a visit.
The Conferenece will take place in the 5-star hotel Saint
John. It is located
at the small village of Aghios Ioannis, just 5 km from
the town of Mykonos.
The hotel is right next to the sea.
From any one of its rooms you can enjoy the
sunset in the evening, over the island of Delos.
Apart from the hotel Saint
John, where the NEB16 Conference venue is,
participants could also stay at another hotel, Petinos
(at lower prices),
located at Platis Gialos, around 5 km away from Saint
A bus has been arranged to transfer
the participants to and from Saint John
at the beginning and ending of each session.
The prices for the two hotels are as follows:
All prices, include
Note that there are special cancellation policies for
order to book a room, contact either hotel through its
webpage, and do not
forget to note that you will attend the NEB16
Conference. The prices above
are special prices just for the NEB Conference.
Alternatively, download the
form (it's the same for both hotels), fill it
and send it through e-mail
or fax to the Hotel (all information are on the form).
forget to note which
hotel and what kind of room you prefer. Do not forget to contact the hotel to arrange
for a hotel bus to wait for you at the airport (or the port) and give you a ride to the hotel
Alternatively, there are hundreds
of hotels and rooms in the island to stay.
In that case you have to arrange your transfer to
Saint John by yourself.
If there is any information we could offer, do not
hesitate to contact us.
|About Mykonos and Delos
Mykonos is part of a cluster of islands
including Delos, Rhenia and some rocky islets.
Mykonos, already inhabited since the 5th millennium
B.C. (prehistoric settlement of Ftelia), has shared
with them a long and copious history with them. Its
intense tourist and cosmopolitan activity, which has
continuously kept Mykonos in the foreground,
inevitably reminds us of the cosmopolitan ancient
Delos during the period of its commercial peak
Since the fifties, Mykonos has
always been one of the most popular tourist islands of
Chora, as the town of Mykonos is commonly known,
impresses and casts its spell on the visitor from the
first moment, with its beautiful position, scale and
architecture. Despite the great tourist development of
the island, it manages to maintain its cycladic
features and traditional look, like few other towns.
Its cube-shaped, all white houses
glow in the sunlight, scattered wisely and orderly in
the countless labyrinthine alleys and streets with
whitewashed cobbled pavements. A little further, on a
low hill, the windmills, having stood for centuries,
compose a picture of unparalleled beauty in
combination with red domes and bell towers of the
countless churches. In the harbour, a small colorful
flotilla of caiques and fishing boats completes this
unique picture with its vivid colors.
All in all, maintaining the form of
the traditional architecture of the Cyclades on the
modern buildings ensures a unique feeling of harmony
to the town and interior of Mykonos. Nothing can be
compared, though, to the emotion inspired by the
enthralling space of ancient Delos. A real town with
its streets and markets, public buildings and temples,
luxurious houses and shops, cisterns, columns,
in perennial sunlight sent by the god Apollo, they are
all spread between the hill of Mt. Kynthos and the
port with its crystal clear waters, giving the visitor
the impression that they stopped functioning only
The fame of the island and the large number of
visitors, among whom one can recognize some of the
most famous personalities all over the world, have
resulted in the commercial activity that has made the
market of Mykonos so famous.
So, in the streets of Mykonos, most
important of which is Matoyianni, one can buy clothes,
jewellery and works of art designed by the most
celebrated designers and artists. One wouldn’t
exaggerate if one said that, quite often, this is
where the trends in fashion and style to prevail
worldwide are decided.
One can enjoy one coffee, or ouzo
with titbit and the traditional tastes at the cafes.
Bars and restaurants scattered all around, and observe
at the same time, a colorful crowd wandering in the
narrow streets of the town.
Chora is also the starting point if
you want to discover the rest of the beauties of the
island, its picturesque interior and spotless beaches,
using a regular bus service or other means of
The island enjoys a typical
Mediterranean climate, with sunny dry summers and mild
rainy winters. During September, clear-sky weather is
almost an everyday feature. The atmosphere
is always warm, but not as hot as in July and August.
The temperature ranges from 18 to 27 degrees
Check the weather in Mykonos here.
During the summer period there are
many direct flights to Mykonos from various European
The airport is named Mykonos
Airport (JMK) and is located 5 km from the
city of Mykonos and 5 km from Saint John Hotel. You
could take a look here
for a list of the various airlines that fly to
Note that the conference period is
still high season. We strongly advise you to book your
flights as soon as possible.
Mykonos can be reached from
Piraeus (the main port of Athens) daily by boat.
Alternatively one can take the boat from Rafina (a
more distant port - about an hour from Athens by car)
to Mykonos. There are usually
2-3 boats everyday to (either from Piraeus or from
and from Mykonos. Boats dock at Mykonos port (at the
city of Mykonos). You can find more information about
the ferries schedule here
(try both Piraeus and Rafina ports).
When you arrive at Mykonos, you can
easily reach the two hotels either from the city of
Mykonos, or the airport, by taxi or bus. The taxi cost
for these distances is of the order of 5-10 euros.
Buses run every hour.
If you stay in one of the two hotels (Saint John or Petinos)
contact the hotels by mail and give them the day of arrival and flight
(or ship) so that they send a hotel mini-bus to drive you at your
hotel (this is free of charge).