The Aegean Sea is a destination that inspired since the dawn of time. Its geographical position, its peculiar flora and fauna and its Mediterranean climate constitute from an incredible combination of species from the three continents; Africa, Europe and Asia. The geological separation of the Cyclades from the mainland caused an impressive variety of biotopes and endemic plants that flourish all year round. Home to a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna, one of Aegean’s most spectacular island complexes in none other than the Cyclades. Distinguished for their poor vegetation, their mountainous terrain and their dry climate, it is definite that the islands of the Cyclades form the most astonishing island-destinations in Greece. In fact, many regions of the Cyclades have been included in the European Network NATURA 2000, the European conservation program with the largest coordinated network of protected areas in the world.
As a member of the Cyclades island, Mykonos is characterised from those distinctive natural elements. Its barren landscapes are covered with rocky hills and low scrubs of aromatic plants, such as oregano, thyme and herbs, owing to the fact that these types of plants survive in the dry climatic conditions of the Mediterranean summer. However, the hillsides of Mykonos are covered with wild flowers and lilies of the sea and wild violets bloom along the beaches in the spring. From an ornithological point of view, bird life thrives in Mykonos, since the steep shores and the caves serve as ideal habitats and shelters for breeding. What’s more, the island has an impessive sea life since the Mediterranean monk seal Monachus-Monachus resides on the island along with dolphins and sea turtles.