About Anna II
In transit with a cargo of cement she sank within sight of Lia Beach and sits intact on the sea bed! The wreck of “ANNA II”, a 62m. long cargo ship that sunk in the South-East part of Mykonos on 20 July of 1995, is one of the best wreck dives. “Anna II” was built on 1966 by the Fa Hijlkema & Zonen BODEWES SCHEEPWERK N. V. shipyard in Holland, operated for the I/S Knud Sif Kopenhagen, with first name as “Knud Sif”. Ship remains in excellent condition and it is possible to enter in a small part of it. The site around the wreck is also very interesting, with a reef of a great biodiversity and a lot of big colorful sponges! This wreck serves as spectacular artificial reef, attracting an incredible diversity of marine life.
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Another tour one can do from Mykonos is to an uninhabited island called Delos half an hour sail away. Delos is the birthplace of Goddess Athena's twins - the two most important and ancient Greek gods -Apollo (the sun god) and Artemis (the moon goddess).On reaching the island you can tour the ruins of the entire city - the ancient homes, guest quarters, public places, markets and temples- all very well planned. Even more amazing is their water harvesting system which would work even in the present day and age! There is also a museum which can be visited to see the exhibits from all the historical periods represented on the island. The excavations are still in progress and it is a UNESCO heritage site .
Wall diving in Agia Anna it’s just five minutes boat ride from Lia Beach. It’s a large dive site, rich in marine life, with a beautiful topography. The wall starts at 4m and the rocks go down to ~26meters depth. Expect to meet large schools of fish, octopus, moray eels, sea stars, sea urchins, sponges and many more! Next of this wall diving, exist a small wreck which is ideal for beginners and refresh dive. There are no currents, making wall diving ideal even for non-experienced divers.
San Marco Hotel Ξενοδοχείο
It is a gorgeous hotel, located at Houlakia of Mykonos. It is built in layers almost next to the sea and will win you with the first glance. Upon arrival the guests are impressed by the lobby and reception area as well as the well trained staff’s efficiency and eagerness to service. The hotel rooms are spacious, decorated in Cycladic theme and colors, with comfortable furniture and a private balcony. The area of the outdoor pool is beautiful and the extra plus is that it works with sea water. Next to the pool the guest may enjoy his coffee or drink or just a snack. At dinner time the hotel restaurant offers exquisite dishes. Same applies to breakfast, all based mainly on Greek products. Finally, the San Marco hotel also offers spa services for beauty and relaxation. In case you choose Mykonos as your vacation destination, you will not regret choosing San Marco hotel for staying! Its hospitality is one of a kind! www.sanmarco.gr
Voula's Little Venice
It’s really called Little Venice! Little Venice is one of the most romantic places in the whole of Mykonos. This neighborhood is replete with elegant and gorgeous old houses that are situated precariously on the edge of the sea. Quite amazing are the sunset views from Little Venice. Its whitewashed edifices against the backdrop of the azure blue Aegean Sea is simply marvelous. The air of nonchalance that prevails in Little Venice disarms the most discerning of travelers.
Why not try a night diving in Mykonos and experience a different kind of nightlife.During a night dive you can discover a different side of this world and you can experience it from a completely different view.It is an unbelievable feeling to discover the mysteries held underwater when the sun goes down.The diver can experience a different underwater environment at night diving, because many marine animals are nocturnal.You’ll find that there’s nothing to worry about and that night diving is usually much more relaxing than diving during the day.
One can tour, explore, travel all over the various islands and cities of Greece, but my favourite thing to do will always be swimming in the sea (the water baby in me speaks)!! I would made my way to the beach for a dip in the sea, first thing every morning ! I had to be pulled away for meals !With that, a beautiful vacation came to an end. The shades of the sea would be permanently etched in my mind . Not to forget the wonderful food. I'm not much of a 'history and culture' person - but Greece is fascinating a place which transforms you into one of those. the country thrives on its tourism and the people here really look after their guests.