Ano Diakoftis Mykonos…”Where?”

If you tell someone you live in or have visited the Ano Diakoftis area of Mykonos I’m sure you have heard someone say “Where?”. Since everyone knows neighbouring Ornos. My usual reply is “Above Ornos on the southwest side”.

This wonderful picturesque residential area has spectacular views of three bays and the channel between Delos and Mykonos. It’s close to town, but tucked away in it’s own quiet little paradise.

Depending on your location in Ano Diakoftis, you have views of Ornos, Korfos, Agios Ioannis, as well as the neighbouring islands of Naxos, Paros, Syros, Tinos, Rhenia and ancient Delos.

Ano Diakoftis view towards Ornos Bay in February
Ano Diakoftis view towards Agios Ioannis during the summer months.
Ano Diakoftis view towards ancient Delos

Remains of ancient settlements have been found in Diakoftis Gap area dating back 2800 – 2300 BC
Diakoftis Gap between Agios Ioannis and Ornos

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