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There are two main entrances to the settlement: one in front of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization building, where the terminal for buses connecting Chora to the eastern beaches is located, and the other one in Fabrika, where the terminal for buses connecting the capital to the western beaches is located.

Start from the port and head towards the district of Mparkia and Little Venice and afterwards towards the Lower Mills. You will get to Paraportiani by passing through Mparkia and end up at the alleys of the castle with the old churches. Afterwards, you will reach Gialos, where the Town Hall is located with the old school of Mavros next to it, an austere and impressive building. The Town Hall is a two-storey building with a tile roof that was built in 1780. It was the base of the Russian Consul General of the Archipelago, but a few years later the building came under the jurisdiction of the Mykonian municipality of that time. The school of Mavros, the first public school of the island, was built in 1859. It was designed by the Bavarian engineer Wöhler.

A square with the statue of Manto Mavrogenous is located at the end of the coastal road. Take Matoyianni Street after reaching the square, in order to get to the renowned neighborhood of Matoyiannia, the heart of Chora, where you will find stores, cafés and restaurants. It is the most popular street of the capital and it is filled with visitors enjoying the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Mykonos during the summer nights.

From there you can either head towards Lakka or visit the quiet neighborhood of Epano Matoyianni.

A different walk will lead you to the square of Tria Pigadia (three wells), which is located on Enoplon Dynameon Street in the centre of the town. It is one of the most beautiful corners of Chora. The wells were built in the middle of the 18th century and they supplied the town with water until the ‘50s. The legend has it that whoever drinks water from all three wells, will never leave the island! Agios Georgios is located opposite the wells along with the church of Agios Fanourios and Agia Varvara that has two names.

 

 

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